Manners/Basic Skills

A dog that has manners makes a wonderful pet! Manners and basic skills all dog should know include walking on a leash, greeting people without jumping on them, impulse control, and performing basic behaviors on cue (sit, down, wait, come), just name a few.  This training will also prepare you and your dog for programs such as Canine Good Citizen, Pet Dog Ambassador, and is a prerequisite for therapy and service dog training.

Therapy Dog Training

Therapy dogs are dogs that go with their handlers to places such as schools, assisted living facilities, hospitals, airports, and more, to provide Animal Assisted Therapy to the individuals at the facility. Therapy dogs are NOT service dogs have NO public access (they must be invited by the facilities they visit). Potential therapy dogs must enjoy going to public places and being petted by many different kinds of people (different heights, genders, ages, etc).

Trick Training

What is more fun than trick training? There’s hundreds of tricks for every physical ability, breed, and interest! Tricks are as simple as rolling over or jumping through a hoop, or as complicated as retrieving a drink from a fridge or cabinet. For teams that want to go beyond performing tricks at home, stunt dog ring trials get teams in a show ring to perform live trick shows!

Behavior Modification

If your dog is showing reactive or aggressive tendencies, it’s best to seek help. It is very important to remember that behavior is often driven by a need to feel safe, and a dog acting out may only be doing what he feels is necessary to remain safe. If you suspect your dog is reactive or aggressive, please do not hesitate to contact. You will have the opportunity to speak over the phone or via video conference without having to commit to any training sessions first.

Service Dog Training

     Service dogs are trained to perform tasks for their handler to alleviate a disability (or disabilities) the handler has. Training a service dog is very intense for both the dog and the handler, and many teams wash out of training because they are unable to meet the requirements. Training a service dog can take years and there is no guarantee that any dog is capable of such work.

     At this time, training is limited to only certain types of work. Please be aware that your dog will need to be evaluated for suitability prior to being accepted into the service dog training program, and you will be required to show documentation from your physician (on practice letter head and with physician name and signature) to verify that you have a condition that qualifies you for a service dog. IF you and your dog are accepted into the program, you will be required to sign a letter of agreement outlining the rules of the program and signifying that you understand the laws and regulations regarding a service dog in training.

     If you have a medical condition that qualifies you for a service dog, and would like to know what your options are, please call, email, or use the “Contact” page. Service dog training requires many, many hours of training, both with and without a trainer. This type of training will include in-home training, training in pet-friendly public places, and various evaluations to ensure both dog and handler are capable and progressing appropriately.

     NOTE: It is illegal to pass off a pet as a service dog. While service dogs are granted public access with their disabled handler, service dogs that are still in training are NOT. Therapy dogs and emotional support animals are NOT service dogs and have NO public access rights. Fired Up! will not allow services to be used to pass off pets as service animals. For more information on service dogs, visit https://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm​

Pricing

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Video Conference

This service is for those outside the service area that need guidance, predominantly intended for service dog program participants. Video conferences may be made available in other circumstances.  Please call, email, or use the contact page if you would like to set up a video conference.

First 20 minute video conference- FREE
30 minutes- $45
60 minutes- $70
4 x 60 minute conferences- $224 (Save 20%! Only $56 per session!)

Private Lessons​

Meet in your home or in a public (pet-friendly) place with lessons tailored to meet your needs: basic skills, tricks, therapy dog training, behavior modification, or service dog training.

First lesson, 1.5-2 hours- $90

Follow up lessons, 1 hour- $75

For addresses requiring 20-30 miles of travel, a $20 travel fee will apply.  For addresses requiring more than 30 miles of travel, please contact for pricing.

Private Lesson Packages

Buy a package and save! Please note that travel fees are not included here, but will apply for addresses requiring more than 19 miles of travel.

Start up package: includes a first lesson (1.5-2 hours) and 4 follow up lessons- $365 (save $25!)

4 lesson package: 4 follow up lessons (must have completed a first lesson before purchasing this option)- $275 (save $25!)

8 lesson package: 8 follow up lessons (must have completed a first lesson before purchasing this option)- $550 (save $50!)

Pet Dog Ambassador Assessments

The Pet Dog Ambassador (PDA) is a program for dog guardians to test their knowledge, skills, and ability to handle their canine companion in real life settings, with levels 1-5. This program covers more skills and is more applicable to real life than the Canine Good Citizen program.  For more information on the steps to become a PDA, and to take the short guardian quiz required before skills testing, visit www.petdogambassador.com and click on the guardian tab.

Level Assessment- $10

Travel fees apply is traveling more than 10 miles.

Canine Good Citizen Testing

Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine, or Urban Canine Good Citizen test. Each test has 10 steps to evaluate your dog's manners when out and about. For more information, visit http://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/

1 test- $15

Travel fees apply if traveling more than 10 miles.

Do More with Your Dog! Trick Titles

Earn trick titles through the DMWYD program! A great way to enhance the bond between you and your dog while learning fun (and often very helpful) tricks along the way. There are 4 basic levels: novice, intermediate, advanced, and expert. Each level consists of tricks and activities to bring you and your dog closer together. Titles are eligible for AKC recognition! Earning these titles also makes you eligible to participate in Stunt Dog Ring Trials. To learn more about the program or download a free PDF of the tricks list, visit www.domorewithyourdog.com

Title evaluation- $10

Travel fees apply if traveling more than 10 miles.

***If you would prefer a video assessment for your trick title, please use the "Contact" page***

Be a Tree Presentations

The Be a Tree program is a dog bite prevention seminar program for school-age children. This program focuses on fun and interactive activities to teach children how to read dog body language and how to act safely around both their own dog and strange dogs. Half of all kids are bitten by a dog by the time they are 12 years old. A good percentage of these bites are from a dog the child knows. Education is the key to preventing bad interactions between dogs and children. Visit https://doggonesafe.com/ for more information on Doggone Safe, the organization that created the “Be a Tree” program. Want to have the presentation delivered to your daycare, school, girl or boy scout troop, or church group? Send an email, call, or use the "Contact" page to schedule.

Fee is not charged for presentation, however small compensation may be requested when travel time exceeds 30 minutes.