***ATTENTION! We are currently scheduling one on ones for January and board and trains in spring. Contact me for a phone call***

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.


One on One sessions

From basic obedience to aggression-packages below

Teaching families how to train a dog to modify their behavior and make better choices is challenging work.  Change always is.  That is why we are SO confident in our program that we offer continued support even after your one on ones are finished at NO charge.  If you are doing the work, we are happy to offer that.  I'm assuming that anyone walking in my door with a dog with behavioral issues is ready to do what it takes at home to change their relationship with their dog.

 

Your commitment at home ---For obedience work you will need to do one 15 min session with your dog 6 days a week.  That's it!  You will also incorporate two short walks or one long walk most days for most clients.  You are probably already doing this.  We will just make some tweaks to HOW you are doing it that will make a big difference.

 

For behavioral issues it is 2-10 min sessions with your dog and a walk.  Not as much as you think!  We'll also be helping you learn HOW to live with your dog when you're not working with your dog.  It's the most important part.  

 

***We provide homework materials, schedule and video references for you.  We do not teach things you don't need.  I think that really sets us apart.  You'll only learn what you need to for your dog and your situation rather then spending time on drilling a ton of obedience that doesn't really work on the core issues. 

 

It might be helpful to read behavioral terminology here before we speak.  Click here 


Reliable recall (come only)

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



Get all of your Basic Obedience

3-4 training lessons $750

Teach all of your basic obedience reliably w/ leash and prong or add ecollar for a bomb proof RECALL and off leash reliability in the house.  

1st Session - 90 min

All other sessions - 60 min

$750 plus

Ecollar $180.00

 

We meet at my location in Santa Clarita or a local park to work.  Most people use 3 lessons, but we offer a 4th for anyone motivated enough to continue to learn or for some dogs that need some extra guidance.

 

These sessions are 1-2 weeks  apart at the most.

This covers basic unwanted behaviors like pulling on the walk, recall (come command), jumping up on people, and general bratty behavior.  

 

The dogs will learn the basic commands like place, come, sit, down, let's go and heel (loose leash walking). 

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) Ecollar is always used for the reliable recall.  We tailer the program to clients, so if an off leash recall isn't your focus, you might be able to do just leash work.  We can set up a phone call to discuss your specific goals for you and your dog.

 

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

 

We supply the Educator E-collar Mini if needed.  They range from  from $180 to $230 depending on size of the dog and is an additional cost.  

 

 



Stop unwanted behavioral issues/reactivity

MOST COMMON CHOICE

4-5 training lessons $1600 Includes park visit

You don't have to wait years for serious results.  This program should be completed in less then 2 months! 

 

We offer continued support with pack walks, pack hikes and continued meet ups every few weeks in different locations so you can work your dog in different areas.

Reactivity on leash and more 

1st Session - 90 min-2 hours

All other sessions - 60-90 min

$1600 plus

Ecollar $180.00

 

We meet at my location in Santa Clarita and a local park to work.  Most people use 4 lessons, but we offer a 5th for anyone motivated enough to continue to learn or for some dogs that need some extra guidance.

 

These sessions are 1-2 weeks  apart at the most.

Dog reactivity 

Good behavior with guests

Off leash Recall

How to handle prey drive (chasing squirrels)

Walking on a loose leash

Counter surfing

Excessive barking, jumping and more

 

The dogs will learn the basic commands like place, come, sit, down, let's go 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)

 

 We can set up a phone call to discuss your specific goals for you and your dog.

 

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

 

We supply the Educator E-collar Mini if needed.  They range from  from $180 to $230 depending on size of the dog and is an additional cost.  

 



Aggression

We have a one on one program for that too! 

4-6 training lessons $2200-includes 1-2 home appts

You don't have to wait years for serious results.  This program should be completed in 2 months! 

We offer continued support with pack walks, pack hikes and continued meet ups every few weeks in different locations so you can work your dog in different areas.

Aggression 

1st Session - 2 hours

(I spend 1 hour solo with the dog)

All other sessions - 60-90 min

$2200 plus

Ecollar $180.00

 

We meet at my location in Santa Clarita and a local park to work.  Most people use 4 lessons, but we offer a 5th and 6th for HOME LESSONS in your home if needed.

 

These sessions are 1-2 weeks  part at the most.

Dog aggression

Human aggression

Aggressive towards you or a family member

 

Guarding people

Guarding food

Prey drive (chasing squirrels)

 

Severe Anxiety

 

The dogs will learn the basic commands needed for their situation. 

 

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)

 

 We can set up a phone call to discuss your specific goals for you and your dog.

 

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

 

We supply the Educator E-collar Mini if needed.  They range from  from $180 to $230 depending on size of the dog and is an additional cost.  

 

 



These packages above must be used within

3 months for optimal results.


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 2-3 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-$230.00


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. 




We supply the educator E-collar Mini for you if needed ranging from $180 to $230, depending on size of the dog is an additional cost.  

 

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. 



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. 

 

Training tune ups for previous clients

Click here to See RBR AfterCare details 

 

    • $100 a day for a training tune up for past BOARD AND TRAINS ONLY.  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., for that day.  Just let us know what to focus on.
    • You can receive a 60 minute training tune up yourself when you pick up your dog or at a later date after tune up.  
    •  (extra fee for home appointments in your home or in another area).  
    • Owner is responsible for pick up and drop off.
    • If planned ahead of time, we can accommodate training tune ups around your vacation!    

      

    All dogs sleep/nap in crate unless previously discussed with owner.