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How much do you/would you expect to pay for dog training?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by keeleyjane19, May 6, 2010.


  1. keeleyjane19

    keeleyjane19 Guest

    Just a general enquiry....

    How much do you pay or would you pay for dog training?

    I pay £60 per hour for private one to one

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    £7 per hour for obedience group classes

    xx
     
  2. Polimba

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    The KC Foundation course we did with Zimba we paid £60 for six lessons.

    We now go to a different trainer and we pay £5 for an hour group lesson, it's not a course just a turn up on the day session. She charges £12 for an hour one to one, but my problems have been connected to walking so we just do some training in a field and then walk with her dogs, so it's not that intense for her (and her dogs come along too).

    I guess the amount I'd spend depends on the problem. I think £5 is good value for the group lesson, especially as Zimba just lays on the sofa the rest of the day :thumbup: If I had a more drastic problem I'd be prepared to pay up to about £50 for a one to one, as long as I felt we were getting somewhere.
     
  3. cutekiaro1

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    I pay £14 a year membership for our club and £2.50 every lesson we go which is an hour (group classes) :D
     
  4. nic101

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    i used to pay £7.50 an hour/1.5 hours for agility. per week

    and then i started going twice a week :lol:
     
  5. Starlite

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    £60? There are chatlines that are cheaper per minute :lol:
     
  6. Mr Kipling

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    Yes and there's no shortage of dogs on there!
     
  7. Mr Kipling

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    I paid £36 for 12 one hour obedience classes so £3 a class, would happily pay double.

    Can get a bit crowded with 10 dogs in a class at present, have had as few as 4 which is better. Going tonight and marked improvement in behaviour with other dogs, strangely this does not translate to every day when walking her, she still barks and yet will let other dogs approach/sniff and even play in class??

    I think obedience classes are a great idea and am trying to get my mother in law to attend.
     
  8. babycham2002

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    I paid £60 for my puppy foundation course 10 weeks of 1/2 hour sessions
    Then each course of 10 after that Bronze, Silver, Gold etc are £50 for 10 weeks.
     
  9. Polimba

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    We have a dog at our classes the same. She's supposed to be a 'problem' to walk but you wouldn't know at the classes. She barks a bit but plays quite happily with the other dogs.


    They do obedience classes for mother in laws? Where do I sign up :lol:
     
  10. 2Hounds

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    We paid £50 for 10 weekly hourly sessions to do KC bronze. It seemed good value to me. There was about 10-12 dogs at the start but peoples attendance tailed off after the first couple of classes so it made it more of a manageable number. I'd be prepared to pay more for less dogs per class as in the early sessions we didn't get much individual time and a few dogs were disruptive.
     
  11. sequeena

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    No local training classes want Luna either one to one or in a group :(

    Nearest behaviourist is charging £120 plus petrol. Forgot how long it's for though, a couple of hours I think.

    :(
     
  12. lifeizsweet

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    we didn't pay a penny. Never took Brams to training classes, did it all our selves.
     
  13. shazalhasa

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    There are a couple of classes you could take her to, there's one in Dalton Road Community Centre on a Tuesday night. £10 to join and £3 per week.
    There's also a puppy class / obedience class in Cwmavon just behind the rugby club.. not sure what the building is, maybe a community centre as well. Thats £3.50 to join and £3 per week... I think thats the right price anyway.

    I've been to both and it really would depend what you want to get out of it. Dalton Road class is good for socialising your dog and picking up some tips for certain problems. Cwmavon is good for obedience training... lol thats what it's for really.
     
  14. kaisa624

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    Haven't been yet, however the one we visited asked for £60 for eight 30 minute sessions.

    Where I help out, we charge £70 for KC GDCS Bronze, for 6 hour sessions.
     
  15. sequeena

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    Thanks hun didn't know about the one in Dalton road :)

    I tried Cwmavon and got a big fat no :mad:
     
  16. katiefranke

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    It has ranged really dependant on what we have been doing:

    We did a Puppy Course and then a Graduate Course straight after for £20 per hour group class (but only 4 in the class with two instructors and the main trainer was actually a behaviourist) - and this was for 6 weeks each course - all proper training not socialisation classes.

    Then we went to a Dog Training Club which had 10 dogs per class, only one trainer and £8 per hour group lesson, but it was crap...so left and asked for a refund.

    My agility is an annual membership of about £10 and then £90 for 15 weeks with about 10 of us in the classes - so only about £6 per class.

    My current KC CGC Bronze training class is 8 weeks and the test for £75. Then £80 each for Silver and Gold I think (again 8 weeks each and the test included).

    Comp Ob Club is £3 per night paid monthly - but actually very good considering it is the cheapest!

    And the local ringcraft is about £2 per night I think it was, although havent been yet.

    I haven't done any one-to-ones, but it ranges - just 1-to-1 training is £30 per session with the trainers who take some of the better classes I have been to. But the behaviourists charge about £100 intial consulation and then about £60-80 per session after that. Luckily I havent needed to use them.
     
  17. Clare7435

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:.........woof
     
  18. Clare7435

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    Training classes are like rocking horse s**t round here, and the ones available are on an evening and a car ride away....i dont drive so can't be done so I researched and did it myself....so far so good :thumbup:
     
  19. Spellweaver

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    Crikey - you all seem to be paying a lot of money out there! I can understand it being expensive if you are having one on one training with a behaviourist, but all the training club we go to charges is £5.00 annual membership and £1.00 per dog per evening - and that covers puppy training and socialisation, obedience and ring craft, and also classes for Good Citizen's Bronze, Silver and Gold.
     
  20. katiefranke

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    I think it depends on the area. Im down in surrey and everything seems to be stupidly priced here - and the only clubs around which are all-in-one like the one you mention above seem to be rubbish (or maybe im just really picky! :eek:)!
     
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