All classes are held at the Montgomery County 4H Center in Skippack. Deadline for registering for any class is two weeks before start date. Please call or email for class availability if within 2 weeks of start date or if class only lists one or two available spots.
Phone or video Consultation
Many problems and training can be discussed over the phone, Skype or via video submission. Phone consultations include 30 minute consultation. Video submissions will include written evaluation and response and you can up to 3 short videos. It is recommended to have a session with Nicole first but it is not necessary. Please note not all behaviors can appropriately be addressed in a phone or video consultation and may require a private session.
$25 Per half hour block or per video set submission
Therapy Dog Training Class:
The goal of this class is for you and your dog to learn the "how-to" of working as a therapy dog team. This 4 week class will explore the background of therapy dogs, proper etiquette for dogs and handlers, will teach you how to interact with staff and residents, how to position your dog for the interactions and useful commands. *Please note that I am not permitted to test teams that have trained with me. Class size limited to 6-7 students and for those who wish to be certified and those who already are but want more experience. Minimum requirements: Basic Obedience. Please note that taking a therapy dog class is not a requirement to become certified with TDI.
$120 for 4 weeks
Next class to be held early 2018
Therapy Dog International & AKC Canine Good Citizen, STAR Puppy and Trick Dog Testing
Please contact me for more information.
TDI Evaluator #1142
AKC Evaluator #28944
Have a subject you'd like to see as a workshop? Just let me know!
Reliable Recall: Does your dog seems to have selective hearing when you call them to come? Do
you have a difficult time getting them to come inside from your yard? This one night workshop will
teach you methods and tricks to train your dog with a reliable recall!
$30 per dog
Pet Photography: Do you want to know how to take better pictures of your pet? How to get them
to look at the camera and what all those settings mean? Bring your dog and camera for this two
week workshop and I'll show you how! Any digital camera is fine from professional grade to your
$60 per dog
Be Your Dog's Leader: Learn how to be the leader in your pack! I'll teach you tricks, methods
and exercises to become your dog's leader to improve their listening skills and create a more
compliant canine. One night workshop.
$30 per dog
Thursday night: 7:35 - 8:30 pm August 24
Four on the Floor: Does your dog have a jumping issue? Does he/she annoy guests and visitors
and even your family? Learn the reasons why dogs jump and learn techniques to help curb the
behavior. One night workshop.
$30 per dog
Tuesday night: 6:30 - 7:25 pm July 18th (3 spots open)
Fraternizing Fido: Could you use some guidance on how to introduce your dog to people and other
dogs? Is your dog a little shy or over zealous in those interactions? Learn techniques to teach
your dog proper greetings. One night workshop.
$30 per dog
Thursday night: 7:35 - 8:30 pm August 17
Thinking of adding a new member to your pack and would like a professional temperament
and intelligence evaluation? Dogs evaluated can be in homes for private adoption, shelter dogs, rescue dogs or entire litters. Pricing is for 1 hour. Additional time to each evaluation can be added as requested. Please use check out option on private session page if using online payment option.
$90 Per evaluation within 10 mile radius
$100 per evaluation 10.1-15 mile radius
$110 per evaluation 15.1-20 mile radius
$120 per evaluation 20.1-25 mile radius
Please add $10 for every additional 5 miles - no distance is too far!
Event Handling & Public Speaking
I am available to handle your dog at parties, special events and weddings! I am also
available to speak to groups on a variety of subjects.
Event handling: $30 Per Hour (2 hour minimum.)
Public speaking/workshops: $90 per hour
Travel time to be added