Training

Little Traverse Bay Humane Society offers a number of training services to pet owners in the community to help dogs put their best paw forward! We offer Dog Tutoring Sessions to our boarding and daycare clients which focus on helping pups learn basic obedience and manners by spending one-on-one time with a staff member while they’re here. Please review the training opportunities below:

Personalized Training Opportunities:

In-Home*/On-Site Private Behavior Consultation $200/$150– One-hour of behavior evaluation and behavior modification with you and one of our staff trainers. This is designed for more intensive behaviors such as reactivity, aggression, resource guarding and other more advanced problem behaviors.

In-Home*/On-Site Obedience Training Session $150/$100- One-hour of obedience training with you and one of our staff trainers. This can include topics such as loose leash walking, potty training, crate training, basic obedience and manners, and consultation on other common pet behaviors.

*In-home services are available for dogs or cats. If travel exceeds 50 miles round trip from LTBHS’ campus, an extra $25 charge will be included

Virtual Opportunities: Available for dogs and cats!

Phone or Video Chat Consultation $30/half hour

Use this time to chat with one of our staff trainers about any concerns you may have with your pet’s behavior or training. This is a great opportunity to decide if you are ready for the next step in training your pet before making a commitment!

Add-On Training Opportunities:

Tutor Session +$30

Fifteen-minute, training session for your dog, with one of our staff trainers while they are at doggie daycare, boarding, or grooming as well as a report card.

Advanced Placement (AP) Tutor Session +$100

One hour, training session for your dog, with one of our staff trainers while they are at doggie daycare, boarding, or grooming.

Fear Free & Fun* +$30

Fifteen-minute, training session for your pet while they are at daycare or boarding, with one of our staff trainers where they will focus on a Fear Free ® approach to grooming, veterinary exam, handling, and everyday husbandry. This is a great opportunity for young dogs and cats or those who struggle with meeting new people or visiting the Vet’s office or groomer.

*Grooming or veterinary service charges are not included in this service. This is designed to practice these skills, but nail trims and bathing can be added upon owner request for an extra charge.

All training is subject to availability. Scan the QR code below to fill out the training inquiry sheet or email the staff trainers, Sarah and Derek, at training@ltbhs.com if you are interested in starting training with your dog or if you have any questions!

For dog training, in your home, LTBHS requires your dog have record of a current rabies vaccine, if age appropriate. For training on-site, your dog must have a current rabies vaccine as well as the following: Bordetella Vaccine (Annual), Distemper Vaccine (Annual or 3 year), and Negative Fecal Sample (Annual) All records can be emailed prior to training or submitted to our trainer upon first session. Records can be sent to training@ltbhs.com.

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