Services and Rates

Services and Rates

Here is the amazing part - Rates are for a private, tailored to your dog, lesson outside, not a group lesson in a very busy store with many distractions.

I base my training on pack leadership and dog psychology, not treat training. The dog does what you ask because you are the pack leader and to keep you happy, not for a treat. Treats are still a part of the dogs life, just not the main motivating reason for proper behavior.

Once you have booked any of my services please pay a $20.00 deposit via Interac to glen@thedogtalker.ca. I have to implement this now due to people not showing up without any cancellation notice.

If you are not familiar with Interac you may use Paypal as a last resort.

Due to my very low rates tipping is appriciated but not expected.


My goal is to provide affordable Dog Training, Walking and Sitting


Rates for Dog Training:

Service Rate
Initial consultation and lesson 90 minutes: $50.00
60 minutes: $30.00
90 minutes: $40.00
30 minute refresher lesson, you bring the dog to my house: $15.00

My first visit for a lesson or a dog walk will be a minimum 1.5 hours at my home. I do first consultation with lesson in the morning during the week and on the weekends. This longer visit will help me assess your dog’s needs, create communication between us, and enable me to suggest the best training environment for your dog, whether it be group walking or individual walks. A well trained dog will reduce you and your dogs stress and make for a much happier pack.

I will only accept aggressive behavior in private walks. Once the behavior issue is managable the dog may start to integrate with the other dogs in my pack, under my close guidance.

There is a minimum $10.00 drive time fee for home lessons. Amount determined by drive time.

Rates for Dog Walking:

Service Rate
Initial consultation 30 minutes: $15.00
Initial consultation 60 minutes: $30.00
Full Afternoon with Group: $30.00
60 Minute Walk: Mornings Only $30.00

You bring the dog to my place for the initial consultation.

Take advantage of the free dog training I offer on group walks.

All the dogs in my group walks receive free training. The newest members receive as much guidence as required to achive proper behavior. Not all dogs are created equal, so results may vary. There are always positive results.

Discount available for 4 or more walks in the same week.

Rates for Dog Sitting:

Service Rate
Full Afternoon with group: $30.00
Full Day: Includes afternoon group walk: $40.00
Overnight: Includes afternoon group walk: $50.00

Cage free home enviroment with a big beautiful yard, often referred to as an oasis by my customers.

I will lock in my rate for repeat customers for the life of your dog.

I am a firm believer in positive reinforcement. No shock or prong collars are used - no corporal punishment of any kind is ever used on my best friends. When used correctly these tools have their place, as a last resort. Too often the operator of the tool is not trained and the dog suffers unnecessarily. I witness it on a regular basis.

Did you forget an appointment? Want to go out for last minute plans? For an extra $10.00 I will do emergency visits and walks for regular customers.

All my pack members will learn to run beside a bike (solo and in a pack). The speed of the bike ride is determined by the oldest or most unfit pack member, and the temperature. There are many benifits to this method. The dog gets to travel at their natural speed, not a slow walk. The dog gets to run at their full speed to release maximum pent up energy, and much more. There are many ice and water breaks and on hot days the running is done in the shade when possible. The pack members health is closely monitored by me.

I have enough confidence in my ability to communicate with your dog that if you are not satisfied with our progress the lesson will be free. I have never heard of another trainer willing to offer this. Any dog I cannot communicate with, becomes a learning experience for me, and I am always happy to learn.

Individual walks, Puppy play time or care for senior dogs:

I offer tailored visits for your old friend that may prefer routine, or a new member of the family that needs play time, training and socialization. Individual walks or bike rides can be planned around your neighborhood as well. All individual walks and puppy visits will have a training session included. I want a well behaved dog on the walks.


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