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Made 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)
Dog Training Anywhere Program
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.
I reached out to Bo after my dog had started chasing my cats. He’s been a great help and I will definitely be using him again! I can not recommend him highly enough.
November 17, 2018
I would highly recommend Bo. He was great with our 2 somewhat unruly rescues. He was even able to work with the one that was fearful of men. Bo taught us several techniques that have helped us tremendously with their behavior. It was definitely money well spent!
October 12, 2018
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
Bo helped my two scared Chihuahuas calm down and relax. They are happier and their anxiety is greatly reduced! I learned to read their body signals better, too. I'm so grateful to Bo for giving my dogs a better life.
August 18, 2017
Bo was phenomenal when we first brought our puppy home! He helped us build a great foundation with her and really gave us the tools to grow with her! HIGHLY recommend him!
December 30, 2018
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
Excellent personalized training. I recommend his 6 week in-home class. No is patient and responsive to our particular situation.
August 27, 2019
We had our fist class with Bo a few days after we brought Gytha home at 10 weeks. At 5 months, we're doing Bo's group class, and we're doing really well! Bo is an amazing trainer — sure, he's great with the dogs (he's their best friend, I'm not even chopped liver), but he's also great with people. If you're on the fence, just do it. As long as you put in the work, you and your dog will flourish with Bo's guidance.
November 28, 2017
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
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 30-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 run at least an hour. The exception here is my Introduction to Puppies class, which runs 1 hour and 30 minutes. 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.
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.
You can expect the typical dog trainer to charge $75-$150/hour for private classes. 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 in-person and Skype training 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.
The main way I can help you is through one-on-one training over Skype. It's a great platform for this. 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 love it.
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
Download the PDF script of the presentation and read it later.
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