Making Humane Dog TraininG
Accessible and Affordable
Modern Science-Based Dog Training
Serving Beloit, Janesville, WI; South Beloit, Rockton, Roscoe, Rockford, IL
(Online Dog Training also Available Over Skype)
Arnold is a 9 month old yellow lab mixed with husky. His energy is endless! 4 months ago I was getting complaints about my pup barking. 2 months ago I received behavior notes from Arnold’s day care. Since we started training with Bo we haven’t received any noise complaints and Arnold is able to go to two days at day care now. I’ve learned a lot from Bo. Arnold and I have a better bond now than we have before. I still have a lot of work to do but I have all of the tools I need thanks to Bo!
March 16, 2018
I have nothing but good things to say about Bo and his training. I was feeling very helpless with my dog Duke and his behavioral issues and am very glad I found his website online. Bo came to our house to work with our dog Duke. He asked tons of questions to understand what we wanted out of the training, and to understand Duke and what his needs were as well. By the fourth session I had seen a ton of improvement with Duke, and also feel more confident having the tools to help set him up for further success. I highly recommend contacting Bo for any of your dog training needs!
June 20, 2019
There aren’t enough stars to leave to express how wonderful we think Bo is, and his training methods. We were ready to give up our 14 month Flatcoated Retriever. Through his kind training methods we now have a another family member. Thanks Bo A BILLION stars! The Battista Family
September 28, 2019
Bo is a great trainer. He has been working with Ryder and I have seen a improvement beyond belief. Ryder is 6 months old now and is doing great on his training with Bo. Bo is very good at explaining things to us and makes it very easy to understand. If you need help with your Puppy I highly recommend Bo to help you. He not only trains your Pup he also trains you to be a better dog owner. It is nice to have a well behaved dog. Thank you Bo for helping us with Ryder!
May 24, 2017
We recently adopted two 2 year old beagles that have some behavior issues. We contacted Bo for help and he gave us a lot of techniques and tips for kind and force free training to address these issues. We are already seeing progress in them and would recommend Bo if you need help with your dog.
July 26, 2019
I would highly recommend Bo! I started to have no hope with my two chihuahuas until I met Bo. Not only did he help train my dogs but he helped me understand them better. It only took two training sessions for my dogs and now everyone that knew my dogs behavior issues and went around them before now comes around them with no problems and notices saying “Wow, training really did pay off.”
May 3, 2019
Bo is amazing! He is full of information. He was able to work with our puppy who is leash reactive, and get her to happily meet another dog is less than 40 minutes! So awesome! I am so thankful I found him to help us, especially since other trainers told us they couldn't.
July 5, 2017
Imagine Your Dog Transforming Before Your Very Eyes
Address problem behaviors and train new skills in the comfort and privacy of your own home with training tailored to your needs.
More than a “training class”, this program is a system designed to help you understand and train your dog or puppy like a pro.
Achieve Resonance and Responsiveness
through Science and Love
You never have to use intimidation, fear, pain, or violence to motivate your dog ever again.
The newest wave of science-based dog training is force free and pain free.
You, too, can learn how to train a dog and address problem behaviors by leveraging the most recent advances in canine learning theory and motivating your dog from the inside-out.
It’s not “just a dog”. It’s your beloved family member. And your canine companion deserves the deepest love and best care you can offer.
Frequently Asked Questions
My service area is up to a 20-minute drive. Beyond that, we can still work together, but I charge an additional fee up to a 45-minute drive. I hesitate to go beyond that (but we may be able to negotiate something if it’s critical). Remember, I can work with you anywhere in the world over Skype.
Typically, other trainers offer private lessons that run between 45 minutes and an hour. My standard private sessions for my Dog Training Anywhere Program (over Skype) run at least an hour. The exception here is my Introduction to Puppies class, which runs at least 1 hour and 30 minutes. (If you sign up for classes in your home I will need to be more mindful of the time and stick closer to the hour or hour and a half time limit since I need to schedule for travel time.) The bottom line is that you can expect extra face-to-face time with me compared to most dog trainers.
It depends on the service provided. For clarity, I list rates on each individual service page. The best way to determine the cost of training would be to check out the webpage for the service you are seeking. By purchasing training packages, you can reduce the cost per class. This link will take you to the general Services Page.
Note that if you decide to work with me through my Dog Training Anywhere Program (over Skype), you will receive the exact same training for significantly less.
The fact is that most dog trainers do not display their rates on their webpages for private lessons. This is part of their marketing plan. Mainly, they don’t want to scare you off with how much they charge. So, to find out, you have to contact them, which gives them the opportunity to make the sale.
In contrast, I have chosen instead to be transparent. While we will need to discuss what kind and how much training your dog needs to determine how much private training will cost, you will see all my base pricing clearly listed on my website alongside the service.
If you want the most bang for your buck, I recommend using my extremely popular Dog Training Anywhere Program (which is my economy program). You can get the exact same training for significanly less.
The average cost for a typical dog trainer for in-home lessons runs about $100–$125 for 45 minutes or an hour. For special cases like separation anxiety, a package can run from $600 to $1200. Unfortunately, that kind of pricing makes professional dog-training help inaccessible for those who struggle with low income.
I, however, do not believe that low-income status should exclude people from getting help with their canine companions.
My Dog Training Anywhere (over Skype) rates express my commitment to economic justice as a guiding value. If you need training, I want to make it accessible to you regardless of your income.
Skype (or other remote platforms, such as Google Meet or Zoom) is a great platform for private dog training. During class, I will demonstrate concepts and techniques on my dogs so you can duplicate them with yours. By saving me travel time, I can charge you considerably less. Those who have trained with me this way say they not only loved it, but preferred it to the in-home option.
Contact me and we’ll work something out based on what you can afford.
Schedule Your Free 30-Minute Phone Call to Assess Your Needs
Let’s talk about how I can help you. It’s on my dime and you are not obligated to sign up, so there’s no risk for you. Just contact me through the form, tell me about your dog and the issues you face. Then, we’ll schedule the call.
If you are looking for a dog trainer near you, my business is based in Beloit, WI. My in-home service area includes Janesville, WI, Elkhorn, WI; South Beloit, IL; Rockton, IL, Roscoe, IL, Rockford, IL, and the nearby areas. If you are farther than that, I can still work personally with you online through my Dog Training Anywhere (online dog training) program.
What are You Waiting For?
Science-Based Dog Training: What It Is. What It Isn't.
Did you know there are several different approaches to dog training. Not all of them are concerned about your dog’s health and wellbeing. Indeed, some are actually downright dangerous.
How will you know who to work with and who to avoid for the sake of your dog?
Watch the video and learn to identify the various types of trainers and how humanely those trainers will treat your dog.
Science-Based Dog Training: Different Types of Dog Trainers PDF
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