Dog Training Burlington, VT

Dog Trainer Burlington, VT
 
Rhonda Bilodeau is a dog trainer certified in Syn Alia Training Systems Trainer (SATS). SATS establishes quick communication with any kind of animal, empowers animals to cope with stressors, manage their own emotions and prepares animals to live successfully amongst humans. Rhonda is certified in Martin Deeley’s E-Touch and a graduate of Robin MacFarlane’s That’s My Dog! E-Cademy. She is trained in Chad Mackin’s Pack to Basics Socialization & Dogmanship Program. She is a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (#4924). She is trained in PetSaver and Pet CPR & First Aid through Pet Tech.
 

The “Well Mannered” Dog

Starting with a 2 hour session and following up with 1 one-hour dog training session at our facility

This package will get your dog started on basic manners like follow me, off people or kids, come when called and place. You customize from a list of commands which ones are most important to you and we’ll focus on those. It’s a smaller version of our Perfect Pet Package and is intended for owners looking for a few basic commands and manners and not aggression cases. Rhonda helps you and your dog achieve fast positive results all while having fun during the training process!

This package also includes:
• Dog Psychology Handout
• Leadership Handout
• Remote Collar Handouts
• 6 months of Email Support
• Access into Vermont Dog Socials ($50)

Cost:
$375 without remote collar
$585 with remote collar

*This package does not include Lifetime Email Support
or Freedom Collar Dog Meet Ups

 

The “Perfect Pet” Dog Training Package

2 hour introduction session and 4 one-hour dog training sessions at our facility

This package will get you and your dog hiking off-leash, walking peacefully downtown, socializing again with your friends and just about anything else you’d like to do with your dog companion. We love our dogs and want them to be a welcome guest wherever they go and to behave appropriately when we have guests over. Together we’ll teach your dog basic manners like no jumping on people, off furniture, waiting at the door, eliminate play biting, housebreaking, quiet on command and also basic obedience like sit, stay, down, go to a place, heel and come. Rhonda helps you and your dog achieve fast positive results all while having fun during the training process!

This package also includes:
• Dog Psychology Handout
• Leadership Handout
• Remote Collar Handouts
• Remote Collar Strap
• Free Lifetime Email Support
• Access into Vermont Dog Socials ($50)
• Free Access to our Outdoor “Freedom Collar Dog” Meet Ups

Cost:
$695 without remote collar
$905 with remote collar
 

The “Best Friend” Dog Training Package

2 Week Board & Train

This is the same program as the Perfect Pet Package except I do all the work for you! Same results just less work for you. You’ll recieve all the same perks of the Perfect Pet Package like basic manners (off // no jumping on people // quiet on command // waiting at thresholds // eliminate play biting // housebreaking // drop items) and basic obedience (sit on command // down on command // stay on command // go to place // heel // recall). You’ll get your dog back ready to go to church street and eat outdoors, go hiking off leash with you and your friends and be able to accept new people into the house. Your dog will join Rhonda and the pack at Camp and be integrated into her family at home. Your dog will be used for different trainings through out the day when clients come over for one on one lessons. We get in lots of training through out the day so that you can have that perfect pet. Rhonda works with the remote collar to achieve reliable commands that are easily transferable over to the owners.

When you pick up your dog we have a 3 hour take home session to set you up for success. This program also includes an additional 2 hour in-home training scheduled at your convenience.

This package also includes:
• Dog Psychology Handout
• Leadership Handout
• Remote Collar Handouts
• Remote Collar strap
• Free Lifetime Email Support
• Access into Vermont Dog Socials (fee waived)
• Free Access to our Outdoor “Freedom Collar Dog” Meet Ups

Cost:
$1995 (At our facility, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, VT 05446)
Includes a Dogtra E-Collar
 

The “Basics” Dog Training Package

1 day At-Our-Facility Consultation

This one day dog consultation is 3-4 hours long. We work on teaching your dog the basics and also focus on teaching them how to self regulate their emotions so that they can be relaxed in any environment. We talk about what motivates your dog and how we can use that in the training to help your dog learn basic manners. We master the walk so we can change your dogs prey drive to pack drive. We’ll show you how to best handle your dogs reactivity on leash. We teach the owner the importance of controlling resources (space, affection, time, food, water, people, objects, playtime) and how being your dogs leader helps in all situations. We also go over all my handouts and work on an at home routine that includes crate training to set you up for success. This also includes a 1 hour follow up with Rhonda scheduled at your convenience.

This package also includes:
• Dog Psychology Handout
• Leadership Handout
• 6 Months email Support
• Access into Vermont Dog Socials ($50)

Cost:
$395 (At your home)
$295 (At our facility, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, VT 05446)
 

“Puppy Camp” Board and Train

2 Week Board and Train for Puppies 6 Mos. to 8 Mos.

Your puppy will live with us for 2 weeks learning all about positive reinforcement and what we do want from them! We’ll help you lay down the foundation for your dogs recall, loose leash walking, sit, down, place and basic manners. There is a LOT to know about puppy socialization and positive reinforcement training and we believe puppies should be puppies and be able to explore, have fun and build confidence all while learning. We focus on releasing energy in a positive way and redirect bad behaviors. I’ll socialize your dog with other balanced dogs and socialize them in all different environments. You’ll get a ton of daily video’s of what we’re doing and explaining why. We’ll start the remote collar process for an amazing off leash recall! The Board and Train package includes a 3 hour take home and 2 follow up sessions with 1 session being set aside for when they reach the age of 1 when they can start learning more advanced commands like heel and long down or sit stays.

This package also includes:
• Dog Psychology Handout
• Leadership Handout
• Remote Collar Handouts
• Remote Collar strap
• Free Lifetime Email Support
• Access into Vermont Dog Socials (fee waived)
• Free Access to our Outdoor “Freedom Collar Dog” Meet Ups

Cost:
$1495 for the Puppy Board and Train (for puppies 6 months – 8 months old)
Includes a Dogtra remote collar
 

The “Successful Puppy” Dog Training Package

1 day At-Facility Consultation

Let me help you set your puppy up for success in life by creating a training program for you and your family in the “Successful Puppy” Dog Training Package. Together we talk for 3 hours about what to purchase for your puppy, tools, what their training schedule should look like, how dogs learn, resources in town, grooming, breed specifics, how to socialize and train in and outside with dogs and people with a focus on manners like polite greetings (no jumping), eliminating puppy play biting on people skin, potty training and recall off leash. We’ll go over all my handouts with a focus on leadership and motivation. Then come back for your follow up when they’ve reached the age of 1.

This package also includes:
• Dog Psychology Handout
• Leadership Handout
• Email support till your puppy reaches 18 Months
• Access into Vermont Dog Socials ($50)

Cost:
$250 (at our facility)

 

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