Services & Fees

At Alan’s K-9 Academy, I believe private, custom tailored in-home sessions are more productive and cost effective than crowded impersonal group classes. Specialized attention and focus develop a balanced and happy dog quicker and with less stress.


🐾 Attention
You have my full attention which results in a customized plan of action.

🐾 Convenience 
Lessons are scheduled for mutual convenience.  There's no traveling for you.  No traffic to fight.  We come to you.

🐾 Familiarity
Behavioral problems can be better assessed on the dog's home turf.

🐾 Focus
Group lessons require a trainer to address a whole spectrum of issues that may not affect you.
Private lessons insure no distractions and 100% focus on your issues.


🐾 Time
More time spent with you and your dog means you should progress at a quicker pace.

🐾 Customization
I offer a variety of options for you and your dog, from Obedience Training packages to hourly consultations and our Puppy101 program and MUCH MORE. Please contact me to discuss your needs.
You can choose a package of sessions or customize our expertise to your needs.


In-home, private training sessions are the core of our company’s services. We start by gathering important information about you and your dog, including your clearly defined training goals, each evaluation starts with a performance review of the skills your dog already knows.

Next, we develop a customized training plan and begin teaching you and your dog the skill sets needed to achieve and maintain success.

We add on additional skill sets until all your defined goals are reached. Private sessions typically take place in the convenience of your own home, but we also encourage field trips into the community whenever safe and possible. This extended learning opportunity to practice and behaviors in more challenging settings. It also allows for great trouble-shooting sessions with a professional right at your fingertips.

Pricing for services varies greatly as does the quality of the service provided.

Price never guarantees quality. However, people shopping for rock-bottom priced dog training must realize they may be hiring someone who has limited dog training knowledge, science-based education, or experience for those low prices. Examining your options very closely and making sure you are getting value for your money should be the ultimate goal, not merely looking for the least expensive option. You are, after all, investing in the education of an animal who is going to live with you over the next decade or longer.

Be critical of trainers offering you guarantees. No one can guarantee the behavior of any animal, period. If that were possible, our jails would be empty, and psychiatrists and psychologists would be called healers instead of doctors.

Our company maintains 100% full-view, transparency training and coaching sessions with you and your dog in our obedience training classes and in-home private training sessions. We will always ask for your pre-approval regarding each method we use to train your dog, and we will take the time to explain the science behind our methods, including the pros and cons of using each method. We use treats, love, praise, and play, the natural drive of the dog, and life rewards to train dogs and humans.

We strictly adhere to the guiding principles of Least Invasive and Minimally Aversive (LIMA) in all our dog obedience school classes and in all private lessons. These principles are The Standards of Practice set forth by our accrediting bodies IAABC and APDT.

LIMA does not justify the use of punishment in lieu of other effective interventions and strategies. No one needs to apply shock, choke methods to effectively train a dog, or to change a dog’s behavior so we simply avoid those methods and tools.

Our LIMA adherence requires us to train using science-based, humane, methods and skill sets in order to ensure that the least intrusive and aversive procedure is used to train animals. In the vast majority of cases, desired behavior change can be affected by focusing on the dog’s environment, physical well-being, and operant and classical interventions such as differential reinforcement of an alternative behavior, desensitization, and counter-conditioning.

LIMA requires all trainers and consultants to work to increase the use of positive reinforcement and eliminate the use of punishment when working with animal and human clients. In order to ensure best practices, our trainers and consultants pursue and maintain competence in animal behavior consulting and training through mandatory continuing education, and hands-on experience.

Therefore, you are not only getting what you pay for with us, you are getting so much more as we strive to constantly update our knowledge to remain the best value for your money.

Our customized in-home private training packages begin at $750.00 and up.

WE PROVIDE DOG TRAINING SERVICES IN GEORGIA TO ALL OF ATLANTA METRO AREAS TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:

Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield

 
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Our Expertise

Puppy Training begins the moment you encounter your pup and continues over the life of your dog. Your dog is never too old to begin training and the earlier you start, the better.

I may look at puppy training different from other trainers and organizations. I can teach a 12-year-old dog obedience, but I may not be able to fix very problematic behavior issues in the same dog.

My main focus with puppies is teaching them to live in our homes and avoiding common mistakes before unwanted behaviors begin. Housebreaking is my #1 priority followed closely by social behavior, confidence building, building a tolerance to touch and handling and destructive behavior.

Puppy101 programs ensures that not only your dog is best prepared for their lives in the home, but you as owners are best prepared, too. This is a 4-week minimum program in my home.

I have seen many dogs with behavioral problems that have good obedience behaviors because obedience was the focus in the beginning.

Obedience commands & training such as Sit, Down, Come and Heel are relatively minor in importance to building a puppy that is confident, social, pleasant, quiet, relaxed and fun instead of vocal, destructive, nipping & biting, fearful, anti-social or one who pees on your carpet and tile or poops in every corner of your house, on your bed or even in your shoes (yes this happens!!).

If you lead a very busy life, lack the time or patience to deal with your dog or you have a good dog and want a great dog, the comprehensive Puppy101 program is for you.

I can help you develop a pet who is a happy and polite member of your home that you will be proud to call YOUR dog! My In-Home Puppy101 four-week program teaches your puppy in real-world situations with other dogs inside and outside the home.
My Puppy101 Program is a more detailed training program where I work with your puppy all throughout the day, seven days a week to give you a great balanced well-behaved dog. Boarding your puppy here gives me the opportunity to see all of your puppies’ behaviors so that we can encourage or modify behaviors as needed. This allows us to set good behavior patterns so that you can enjoy your puppy even more.

Our highly effective programs are the only dog training programs that are truly able to consistently provide amazing results for any and all dog behavior issues.
All programs come with a lifetime support to ensure your puppy stays on the right track.


 
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Choose the Training Package that's Best for You

We have training packages to fit your individual needs and budget. Not sure which one to choose? Let us recommend the best package for your individual pet. We can also create a custom plan just for you.

We use humane, natural, dog training methods - NO shock collars. Alan's K-9 Academy specializes in behavior modification, problem solving and obedience training. We train puppies 7 weeks and older, and adult dogs of any age. We train your dog in your home.

Our Various Programs