In Person Training Options

It all starts with a Consultation and a dream.

Alright! Let’s get down to business shall we? Regardless of which in person training option you wish to choose (and if you're not sure, that's totally ok, we will help you make that decision) the process begins with the Foundation Mini-Course and a Consultation with Corey. 

Step one is to go through the Foundation Mini-Course. This course has all of the information Corey has always given to new clients at the In Person Consultation. It goes in depth into a multitude of topics that will start off your training journey right. It is vital to understand why dogs do the things they do, how they learn and how they communicate prior to stepping foot in the classroom. Watching it in advance will give you more time to digest the information and you will not have Corey talk at you for two to three hours. The course is broken up into 10-20 minute videos that you can watch at your pace before coming to meet with us. 

Then, you'll come for the Consultation which will focus on your individual questions, struggles, goals and making a training plan. Corey will make his recommendation for the next step in the training, be it private lessons or board and train. But! The ultimate decision is yours. It all depends on how much time and effort you wish to put in, as well as where you currently are at mentally. Some clients are excited with a brand new dog and they just want to start off on the right paw and build an awesome relationship. So they’re amped and ready to take on the full workload. Others are struggling, and that’s ok. We’ve had folks who are at the end of their ropes and about to surrender their dog because they just can’t handle them anymore. And again, that’s totally ok. Those folks, we’ll typically direct towards Board & Train so they can get a break to reset, we can start the pup down a better path, and then they can catch up later with the private lessons post Board & Train. 

Pricing - the big question everyone asks, the Consultation is $100 and that money goes towards the package you choose. For example, if you go with the Basic Lesson Package, your Consultation is effectively free because you'd only be paying an additional $380 after the Consultation is covered. Also, the $100 includes the price of the Foundation Mini-Course as well, so if you started online, your in person Consultation would go down to $50.  All in person clients will gain access to our online resources, that way if you need a refresher later down the road, you’ve got it for life. Plus, we plan to keep updating our online courses as we grow and evolve, so any future updates, you'll get too!

**Due to Covid-19, we are offering virtual training options via Zoom. We can do both virtual Consultations as well as Private Lessons whether that would make you more comfortable during this crazy time or if you live outside of Phoenix.**

If you'd like to train your pup from day one:

Private Lessons are for you!

If you're ready to jump start your dog's education:

Check Out Board & Train

If you're super self motivated and want to try out our online courses:

Head over to DEV Online

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are for folks who wish to be a direct part of their dog’s training journey from the very first step. Basically, the lesson time is for Corey to teach you how to teach your dog and then in between the lessons, you will practice what you learned with your pup. Generally the lessons are weekly, but depending on the dog/what’s going on in the world, we can also spread them out however it makes most sense. Lessons never expire, so if you want to save one for later just in case you need it, you can always do that. We have three private lesson packages: 

The Basics Package

$480

You will get:

  • Includes the Consultation & access to the Foundation Mini-Course via DEV Online 
  • Five, one hour long, weekly private lessons at the DEV Dog House
  • Access to The Basics Online Course via DEV Online when it becomes available
  • Weekly worksheets that you can reference while you do your at home practice
  • Unlimited access via phone, email, text during and after training process 
  • Lifetime support. Even though your lessons are done, we’re still here for you!

Topics covered:

  • Basic understanding of the communication (Yes, Good, Ah-ah, and No)
  • Basic obedience commands (sit, down, place, recall and heel)
  • Intro to loose leash walking 
  • Beginning working on problem behaviors depending on how quickly you and your dog progress 

The Advanced Package

$290

This package includes:

  • Must complete The Basics package prior to purchasing
  • Three, one hour long, private lessons at the DEV Dog House, your home or out and about
  • Lesson schedule/frequency can be flexible to suit your goals
  • Access to The Advanced Course via DEV Online when it becomes available
  • Includes travel for Corey within 10 miles of the DEV Dog House.
  • Any location outside of 10 miles = .75 per mile additional fee 
  • Once completed, future individual lessons are $90 per lesson 

Corey can help you choose which topics to focus on to best achieve your goals.
Topics may include: 

    • Using the communication to work through problem behaviors such as extreme pulling on leash, reactivity towards dogs or humans, at home greeting behavior, etc. 
    • Off leash manners
    • Work towards Canine Good Citizen certification 

The Complete Package

$725

Best Value!

 

  • Includes everything in The Basics and The Advanced packages
  • This package is the best bang for your buck if you really want to make a huge change in your dog.

 

Board & Train

We typically recommend Board & Train for folks who have dogs with a bit more severe behavior issues, those who are at their wits end, or those who just want us to do the legwork to expedite the whole training process. As a reminder, this is not the “magic” option. Your dog will NOT be a perfect robot dog when they come home to you. You will still need to make adjustments and put in the training time, but it will be significantly easier for both you and your dog. Our Board & Train packages are somewhat flexible so we can tailor the program to suit your needs, but here are the baseline options: 

Basics B&T Package

$2,100

Most Popular!

  • Includes the Consultation & access to the Foundation Mini-Course via DEV Online 
  • Three weeks of board & train at the DEV Dog house
  • Two weekly training video updates so you can see how your pup is progressing as well as regular check ins with photos or shorter videos so you don't miss your pup too much 
  • Includes a structured program to create a consistent, predictable lifestyle for your dog:
    • Five potty breaks throughout the day
    • Two to four training sessions per day
    • Supervised free time and play time with our pack (depending on your dog)
  • Topics covered:
    • Basic understanding of the Communication (Yes, Good, Ah-ah, and No)
    • Basic obedience commands (sit, down, place, recall and heel)
    • Intro to loose leash walking 
    • Beginning working on problem behaviors 
  • Five follow up private lessons (first lesson upon pick up) so Corey can teach you what he taught your pup 
  • Weekly worksheets that you can reference while you do your at home practice after pick up
  • Access to The Basics Online Course via DEV Online when it becomes available 
  • Unlimited access via phone, email, text during and after training process 
  • Lifetime support. Even though your lessons are done, we’re still here for you!

  • We typically recommend this package for: 
    • Mildly insecure dogs who will need a bit more time to settle into a new routine
    • Dogs who are hesitant to connect with their owner/handler 
    • Mild behavior issues such as reactivity, separation anxiety, etc. 

Intermediate B&T Package

$2,700

Package includes:

  • Everything included in Basics B&T Package plus:
    • One additional week of board & train for your pup (4 weeks total)
    • Three additional lessons post board & train (eight total)
    • Access to The Advanced Course via DEV Online when it becomes available 
  • Topics covered:
    • Using the Communication to work towards improving problem behaviors, insecurity, etc.
    • Advancing understanding of basics increasing distractions and duration 
    • You choose what Corey focuses on whether it is leash skills, offsite adventures, working on problem behaviors, etc. 
  • We typically recommend this package for: 
    • Moderately insecure dogs or dogs who have no interest in connecting with people
    • Moderate behavior issues such as reactivity, aggression, resource guarding, etc. 
    • Owners who wish to work towards their CGC 

Advanced B&T Package

$3,250

Package includes:

 

  • Everything included in Intermediate B&T Package plus: 
    • One additional week of board & train for your pup (5 weeks total)
    • Two additional lessons (ten total)
  • Topics covered: 
    • Furthering understanding of obedience and communication - increasing distractions and duration 
    • You choose what Corey focuses on whether it is leash skills, offsite adventures, working on problem behaviors, etc. 
  • We typically recommend this package for: 
    • Severely insecure dogs or dogs who have no interest in connecting with people
    • Severe behavior issues such as extreme reactivity, aggression, resource guarding, etc. 
    • Owners who wish to work towards their CGC or off leash skills
  • Additional B&T weeks available - we can tailor a program just for your dog! 
  • Also, we offer a Multi-Dog Discount, so if you have multiple pups, you are eligible for a 10% discount on all boarding services.

We know this is a lot to digest...

... so don’t feel like you need to come to the consultation prepared to make a decision right away. Corey will talk it out with you and you can take your time making the call. We've had clients take weeks or even months before they make the call. This is an investment in your dog’s future and your own learning about the canine mind, so we want to make sure that you have all the information you need to make an educated decision that you are comfortable with. 

Whenever you’re ready, give us a call so we can schedule your consultation! 

Boarding

Oh! And I almost forgot, a perk of becoming a part of the DEV Pack is that your dog can come board with us while you’re away! A lot of boarding facilities have breed restrictions, or are much too stressful for some dogs, so you can travel at ease knowing that your pup is hanging with us in the comfort of the DEV Dog House. The Multi Dog Discount applies to Touch Up Training as well as Regular Boarding so if you have multiple dogs you can enjoy that sweet, sweet 10% off.

On to your boarding options! Check em out: 

Touch Up Training

$75 Per Night

  • Must have completed any training package above
  • Boarding stay with training each day
  • Training focus discussed prior to or at drop off 
  • Regular photo and video updates while you're away so you don't miss your pup too much (even though we know you will)
  • 24/7 personalized care and attention from us in our home
  • Structured daily routine to include: 
    • Five potty breaks minimum 
    • Two to four training sessions
    • Supervised free time/play time
    • Play time with our pack (depending on your pup) 

Regular Boarding

$50 Per Night

  • Regular boarding only available to training clients 
  • 24/7 personalized care and attention from us in our home
  • Regular photo and video updates while you're away so you don't miss your pup too much (even though we know you will)
  • Structured daily routine to include: 
    • Five potty breaks minimum 
    • Supervised free time/play time
    • Play time with our pack (depending on your pup)