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Typical prices for training?

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by AmberNero, Apr 14, 2011.


  1. AmberNero

    AmberNero PetForums VIP

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    I want to take Amber to training/ behavioural classes. She has started exhibiting some behaviours which are not acceptable. I have looked at quite a few local trainers websites in the area, but not many display their prices. What would be an average price to pay per session? I imagine we would have to have at least one 1 to 1 session, too.

    It seems to be around £30 for a one hour 1-1 session, and £40 for an 8-week course, does this sound about right?

    Thanks for any help, cheers for reading :)
     
  2. babycham2002

    babycham2002 PetForums VIP

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    Although they can vary I would say what you have put is a good ballpark figure:001_smile:
    Home visits are usually the most expensive I know of one locally at £90 for an hour :blink:
     
  3. AmberNero

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    wow- £90 an hour- insane! Thanks for replying, I don't spend out on anything other than the food shopping and bits and bobs for the dogs, so I'm leeeettle clueless :eek:
     
  4. babycham2002

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    I've heard of ones even more than that across the country. I wonder what you get for all that cash!!?!?!?!?

    I pay £4 per half hour for two of my classes but my other trainer is the best and only charges me £5 for two hours training two different dogs and £5 for the two hours agility I do on Saturdays :001_smile: He's definitely not in it for the money. If you was closed to me I would definitely recommend him.


    I think its the apdt website that will give you trainers in your area that are members of theirs and should have high standards because unfortunately I could set myself up as a behaviourist tomorrow with the way things are at the moment. So just look out for their credentials etc.
    Good luck, I hope you get it sorted :001_smile:
     
  5. Twiggy

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    I would say that's very reasonable, especially for the south east area.

    It seems to vary greatly and there are several around here that charge £10 - £15 per hour for basic pet training classes and considerably more for 1 to 1.
     
  6. AmberNero

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    I'm in Kent? I'd be really gretaful if you wouldn't mind sending me a link or contact details for your trainer? Not to worry if not :)

    Thanks for your reply :) xx
     
  7. babycham2002

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    :eek: Sorry I dunno where I thought you was, doh :blink: :001_smile:
    Will pm you :smile:
     
  8. babycham2002

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    You dont say what kind of behaviours, :smile:
    But for example, a little 2 year old dog started in the bronze class a real nervous fear aggressive wreck, this dog is now getting on with all the other dogs in class and showing huge improvements with new dogs, this is after just 4 classes they havent had a home visit.
     
  9. AmberNero

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    Sounds brilliant! Have PMmed you back.
     
  10. Old Shep

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    If it's just the ususal puppy problems you shouldn't need 1 to 1. A weekly class should be able to cover all the bases.

    APDT sounds the route to go.

    Good luck--let us know how you get on!
     
  11. Rottiefan

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    There are some crazy trainers out there. And those 'Dog Listener' types- the Jan Fennell advocates- they can charge £300 +!!!!

    Since I have no formal qualifications, I charge very little (£15 a home visit- no time limit really) just to get the experience!
     
  12. newfiesmum

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    I think it is more a case of getting someone who knows what they are doing rather than how much they charge. Barkbusters so I am told charge £280 plus petrol, Dog Listener people charge from £185 upwards round here, again plus petrol. Neither of these types are behaviourists and have their strange ideas. A lady I know in West London charges £65 per hour, I know a very good one in South Herts who charges £150, but he knows what he is about.

    I would ask for a free meeting and assessment if you are going to pay £30 per hour, so you can see how they are with your dogs and your dogs can decide whether they like them!
     
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