Services and Rates

Services and Rates

"You don't train a dog in a training hall, jerking his neck or even giving him food treats. You train him using life rewards." Ian Dunbar

Please fill out the form on the contact page when you are ready to book your first appointment. No cold calls please.

If you do not have time to fill out the form I will not have time to help you.

My low rates mean I am very busy and have limited time for phone consultations. Please read through my entire site, as it will make you more informed for our first conversation.


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 dog's life, just not the main motivating reason for proper behaviour.

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

Once you have booked my initial consultation please pay a $50.00 deposit via Interac to glen@thedogtalker.ca. The $50.00 will be forfeit if less than 24 hours is given for a cancellation. The deposit will be applied to your next session when proper cancellation notice is given.


Rates for Dog Training:

Service Rate
Initial consultation and lesson: 90 minutes $100.00
Private Lesson: 90 minutes $100.00

My initial consultation and lesson will be 1.5 hours at my home. I do the first consultation on the weekend and some weekday mornings. During the first visit I will assess your dog’s needs, create communication between your dog and I, and suggest the best training environment for your dog.

Any home lesson or off my site lessons will be a flat fee of $140.00. This will cover drive time(depending on location) and include a 1.5 hour lesson.

I am a firm believer in positive reinforcement. No shock or prong collars are used - no corporal punishment of any kind is 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.

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Rates for Adventure walks and Dog Sitting

Service Rate
Initial consultation: 30 minutes $30.00
Full Day: Includes 2 hour pack walk $40.00
Overnight: Includes 2 hour pack walk $50.00

You bring the dog to my place for the initial consultation. This short consultation will determine if your dog is ready to participate in pack walks or will need training before being allowed to join the pack. I will also give you a short lesson on my philosophy on dog training..

Drop Off and Pick Up Times for Adventure Walks and Dog Sitting:

Service Drop Off Pick Up
Full Day: Includes 2 hour pack walk 07:00 - 11:00 04:00 - 06:00

My drop off and pick up times are flexible. If you need service outside the posted times, I will try to accommodate you. Rather than a set fee per hour, I have decided to rely on people's goodwill and accept tips for good service. My goal is to keep every aspect of my business stress-free and affordable.

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


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