Puppy / Pet Selection

Are you thinking about getting a new dog or adding another dog to your household? We provide the following services to help ensure that you select a dog who will be a good match for you and your family:

  • Evaluation of shelter and rescue dogs
  • Testing of litters of puppies
  • Discussion of specific breeds
  • Evaluation of your home environment and lifestyle

Fees & Payment:

Payment in full is required at the conclusion of your appointment. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

  • $85 per hour for consultation time.
  • $1.60 per mile round trip for appointments scheduled in-home.

Packages for Follow-Up Appointments:

I recommend at least one follow-up appointment after our initial consultation in order to evaluate progress, add to your program or make changes. The following discounts are available for additional appointments:

  • 1-2 One hour appointments – 5% discount (to be completed within 10 weeks)
  • 3-4 One hour appointments – 10% discount (to be completed within 18 weeks)
  • 5-6 One hour appointments – 15% discount (to be completed within 6 months )

* Additional training time beyond the first hour is billed at the same discounted rate if you choose to work longer than one hour.

* Mileage for travel time is billed at the same discount for all packages.

* Packages are to be pre-paid at the time of our first appointment and are non-refundable.

* If package is not completed within the listed time frame it will expire and will be considered void.

Cancellation Policy:

If you miss your appointment without prior notification, a bill will be sent for 1 hour of time ($85), plus mileage if the appointment was scheduled in your home.

If you cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged a fee of $42.50 ( 1/2 hour).

Late Policy:

If I arrive and you are not home, I will attempt to call you and will wait for 15 minutes. If you do not arrive, the above canellation policy will apply. Please call if you are running late for your appointment at my office.


When I arrive at your home, please have your dog confined in a crate or in another room with the door closed.

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