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Ruff Beginnings Rehab Packages are created to suit the needs of our clients.  That is why they can range greatly depending on your goals for your dog.

Board-and-Train Packages

All packages include a 30 minute consult when the dog is dropped off at our Santa Clarita location.  Arrangements can be made to have the dog picked up as well for certain programs.

Ruff Beginnings Rehab Board-and-Train program ensures that you will achieve a direct line of communication with your dog in seemingly impossible situations.  We take in only a few dogs for training at a time.  Our program is a one on one approach with the dog where we work on state of mind to get the dog in a mind set to be able to handle situations that he could not handle before.  Part of the reason we are so successful is because your dog lives with us as part of the family and we go out of our way to work your dog in many different situations and areas to generalize the new and improved behaviors.


We teach using low level, E-Collar training.  This is not like anything you have likely seen before and has nothing to do with the E-Collar training in the old days.  This is a high sophistication style of training with low levels to calm the dog down and teach him behaviors as if you were whispering with a leash.  With this technique, combined with our structured program, many behaviors simply go away and the others we address directly and correct for as needed.  Please watch our videos.  We work with a small amount of dogs at a time to ensure they get the attention they need to be successful. 


3 weeks - $3,200

Basic E-collar Program

    typically for dogs 5 months and up

Basic training, socialization  and the start to off leash freedom 

  • work on over excitement, severe brattiness, basic obedience

  • includes 2 sessions with the owners consisting of 4-5 hours of training with us and the dog in our Santa Clarita location. 

  • Mild reactivity, bikes/skateboards.   (Reactivity meaning they bark after being barked at or put pressure on by dogs, skateboards, etc.)

  • Includes 3 sessions with the owners consisting of 6 hours of training with us and the dog.   The final session is usually in the owners home.  

  • Includes FREE follow ups for life on our property.  We do charge if we need to travel.  This is part of our RBR Aftercare program and is an important part of us keeping connected with clients that need it for more support.
  • Ecollar Gear is $180.

5 weeks - $4,200

  • Severe reactivity, anxiety or aggression to many things like dogs, traffic, kids, etc. 
  • dogs with separation anxiety, more serious aggression,  fear or anxiety issues or a strong start to dog aggression rehabilitation that includes socialization when/if the dog is ready.

  • includes 4 sessions with the owners consisting of 8 hours of training with us and the dog.  One of these sessions is always in the home if you live within a certain distance.

  • Includes FREE follow ups for life on our property.  Discount fee for travel.  This is part of our RBR Aftercare program and is an important part of us keeping connected with clients that need it for more support. 

Educator E-collar Mini ranging from $180 to $230 depending on size of the dog is an additional cost.  We provide them for you and anything else necessary.


Your dog will learn all of the basic commands, plus some if specified by owner. These include, but are not limited to:


Place/Sit/Down/Stay/Heel/Come/Crate. Because of the one on one attention we are able to achieve dramatic transformations in a short amount of time. Please check out or transformation videos and testimonials here or on yelp. 

Puppy Start Up Board-and-Train Program

Our Puppy Start Up Board and Train is the most successful puppy program in Los Angeles.  Get your puppy on the right track with our program tailored to young puppies.  This is a very structured program where the puppy gets lots of socialization time with people and other dogs, while learning all of the basic commands and impulse control needed to be a perfect little pup.  

We have many puppy training videos that show you what our protocols look like for puppies on our youtube.  

7 DAY puppy BOARD AND TRAIN - $1000

Leash and food work-For puppies 12-18 weeks old

Leash introduction/work and all your puppy raising needs.  Age restrictions can be flexible, just please inquire.

  • Includes 2-90 min appointments at facility.  This covers sit, down, stay, place, the beginning of understanding the leash, handling, socialization, relationship work and come.
  • Include a 30 minute consult when you drop the puppy off to our Santa Clarita location. 

Puppy RAising program-2 separate 2 week board and trains - $3,500

Everything you need to raise your puppy.  2 week board and train foundation

2 week E-collar Program

     For dogs 12 weeks to 1 year old

Basic training and the start to off leash freedom (NO serious behavioral issues) Great for puppies and young dogs!

  • work on over excitement, severe brattiness, basic obedience

  • mild reactivity (we can discuss this in detail on a phone call)
  • This program is the ultimate socialization and puppy raising start.  We go over all the basics, puppy manners and more.  You get two 90 minute sessions after your puppy spends 2 weeks with us  in our Santa Clarita location.

  • Then, when your puppy matures a little, he/she comes back for 2 more weeks to learn ecollar and work on advanced obedience, including off leash freedom if desired.  You get two more owner lessons, 2 hours each.
  • You get continued support with us meaning you can come back to our area anytime for a training tune up free of charge.
  • Ecollar Gear is $180.

Take the stress out of raising a puppy! 


Enroll in a program where we keep your pup anywhere from 1 month to 3 months.  This is a FULL program that does everything from desensitizing your puppy to every noise you can think of, to building confidence with textures and objects, socializing with other dogs and more.


Whether we work on off leash reliability or e-collar conditioning depends on the age of the pup and the owners needs.  Yes, you can condition a young puppy under 6 months old to respond to tone (beep), vibration or even low stimulation to start that off leash relationship. 


To find out more about this program contact us, button below!

One on One sessions

E-collar Basics

6 hours of Training $750

Teach all of your basic obedience reliably with the e-collar and our guidance.

1st Session - 2 hours

All other sessions - 1-2 hours

$750 plus Ecollar

After discussing your goals, we will put together a program that suits your needs for your specific situation. We meet at my location in Santa Clarita or a local park to work.


This covers basic unwanted behaviors like pulling on the walk, recall (come command), jumping up on people, mouthing, and general bratty behavior.  The dogs will learn the basic commands like place, come, sit, down, crate and heel. 

We use a variety of tools for these sessions depending on the behavioral issues and the reliability wanted by the family. (e-collar and prong collar or slip leash) 

You will be given guidelines to work with the dog between sessions and this will truly give you happier, calmer dog. 


Educator E-collar Mini ranging from $180 to $230 depending on size of the dog is an additional cost.  We provide them for you and anything else necessary.



Get reliable recalls with e-collar

2 90-minute sessions


 Many people have done training in the past with their dog, but still can't get that reliable recall (come command).  It's important to us that you are able to go hiking, go to a park, travel and have a dog you can depend on to come back to you.  We target e-collar foundation in the first session, provide the owners homework and then set up distractions in the second session.


Educator E-collar Mini ranging from $180 to $230 depending on size of the dog is an additional cost.  We provide them for you and anything else necessary.


SOLID E-collar recall training

2 sessions - $400

These are NOT programs for dogs with reactivity or aggression issues.

*The prices do not include a training collar $180.00-$240 depending on size of dog.


2 sessions - $350

1st session - 2 hours

2nd session - 1 hour


This is a good way to get a family started with a new puppy.  We meet in our environment to cover everything from basic commands to potty training and puppy biting.  Check out our puppy videos and get yourself started right by contacting us.

CUSTOMIZable PACKAGEs available

There are instances where we will do one on one sessions for evaluating dogs, providing information on basic impulse control issues and teaching basic obedience.  This greatly depends on the clients needs and we can talk on the phone to figure out a plan.

Online skype or zoom sessions

30 minutes for $75.00

1 hour for $125.00


These sessions cover everything from puppy training to advice and steps towards improving aggression.  Fill out a contact form to schedule. 


Boarding for previous clients

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  • $60 a day- Standard boarding, 2 pack walks, socialization time with the other dogs or free time and a few hours hanging out in place command.
  • $90 a day for a training tune up.  The dog will receive 2 bouts of working on specific training techniques that the dog may need to work on inside or head outside for a longer session on long line, excursion to a public place, etc., just let us know.
  • $100 a day for training tune up with short session brush up when you pick up your dog (minimum of 4 nights)
  • Owner is responsible for pick up and drop off.

All dogs sleep in crate unless previously discussed with owner.