Dog Training Programs & Pricing

Nellie – Program 3 – Peak Performance

Our training programs are designed to teach dogs and owners at all levels. An evaluation with a trainer must be completed prior to scheduling any training program.  After your evaluation you may schedule any approved training program. Your evaluation is valid for 4 months.

Program 1 – Manners Matter

During this program your dog will learn the following on leash verbal commands and hand signals: Loose leash walking, heel with automatic sit, sit with automatic stay, break, and come.  Your dog will also be taught mental calming skills and will be trained around some distractions.  Your follow up lesson must be completed within 14 days after your go home lesson.

  • Pro 1 – Manners Matter – 8 days @ KDT – 1 go home lesson, 1 follow up lesson – $640

Program 2 – Optimal Obedience

In this program your dog will learn all verbal commands and hand signals from Program 1 – Manners Matter plus down at your side, down from the front, down with automatic stay, sit from the down, stand, and place.  The place command allows your dog limited freedom while maintaining self-control in a designated area.  Your dog will be trained around increasing levels of distractions throughout this program.  You may upgrade to this program if your dog has completed Pro 1 – Manners Matter.  Your follow up lesson(s) must be completed within 21 days after you go home lesson.

  • Pro 2 – Optimal Obedience – 15 days @ KDT – 1 phone lesson, 1 go home lesson, 2 follow up lessons – $1200
  • Pro 2 – Upgrade from Pro 1 – 8 days @ KDT – 1 go home lessons, 1 follow up lesson – $725

Program 3 – Peak Performance

If you dream of having on and off leash control of your dog this may be the program for you.  During this program we will teach your dog all on leash commands from Program 2 – Optimal Obedience, then your dog will be taught to respond to both verbal commands and hand signals off leash with an e-collar.  This program applies a greater emphasis on working around distractions and provides additional instruction on handling unwanted behaviors.  You may upgrade to this program if your dog has completed Pro 1 – Manners Matter or Pro 2 – Optimal Obedience within the past 6 months.  Your follow up lesson(s) must be completed within 21 days after your go home lesson.

  • Pro 3 – Peak Performance – 28 days @ KDT – 1 phone lesson, 1 go home lesson, 2 follow up lessons – $2350
  • Pro 3 – Upgrade from Pro 1 – 21 days @ KDT – 1 phone lesson, 1 go home lesson, 1 follow up lesson – $1975
  • Pro 3 – Upgrade from Pro 2 – 13 days @ KDT – 1 go home lesson, 1 follow up lesson – $1325

Program 4 – Behavioral Modification for Anxious, Shy, and Timid Dogs and Dogs with Aggression Concerns

Your dog will learn skills to calm their mind and will begin to process their fear in an acceptable and healthy way.  Your dog will gain confidence in their self and learn to trust and rely on their handler to control each situation so they can just be a dog.  You will receive one-on-one training to maintain and strengthen your relationship with your dog.  All obedience commands from Program 2 – Optimal Obedience are included in addition to behavioral modification work.  Follow up lessons must be completed within 21 days of final go home lesson.

  • Pro 4 Option 1 – 17 days @ KDT – 1 during training lesson, 1 go home lesson, 2 follow up lessons – $1450
  • Pro 4 Option 2 – 8 days @ KDT, 1 go home lesson, 7-day break, 9 days @ KDT, 1 go home lesson, 2 follow up lessons – $1450*

Program 5 – Behavioral Modification for Aggressive Dogs and Dogs with a Bite History

Your dog will gain confidence in their self and learn to trust their handler to control each situation so they can just be a dog.  You will receive one-on-one training to maintain and strengthen your relationship with your dog.  You will learn how to read your dog’s body language to know how to respond to them.  All obedience commands from Program 2 – Optimal Obedience are included in addition to extensive behavioral modification work.  Follow up lessons must be completed within 21 days of final go home lesson.

  • Pro 5 Option 1 – 20 days @ KDT – 1 during training lesson, 1 go home lesson, 2 follow up lessons – $1900
  • Pro 5 Option 2 – 9 days @ KDT, 1 go home lesson, 7-day break, 11 days @ KDT, 1 go home lesson, 2 follow up lessons – $1900*

Program 6 – Train ‘N Go

Train ‘N Go is a combination of residency training and private lessons.  We train your dog and teach you how to train your dog.  Each week your dog is trained at our facility for three consecutive days and on the third day you will receive a private lesson and instructions on how to work your dog during the time they are with you. The first is two consecutive weeks and will go through Pro 1 – Manners Matter.  The second option is four weeks and goes through Pro 2 – Optimal Obedience.  You may schedule the four-week program as four consecutive weeks or two consecutive weeks with a one- or two-week break followed by the final two consecutive weeks.

  • Pro 6 – TnG Week 1 & 2 – 3 days @ KDT, 1 go home lesson, 4 days @ home, 3 days @ KDT, 1 go home lesson – $480
  • Pro 6 – TnG Week 3 & 4 – 3 days @ KDT, 1 go home lesson, 4 days @ home, 3 days @ KDT, 1 go home lesson – $450

Program 7 – Group Lessons

The goal of this class is to help your dog learn to become a good- natured companion by learning house manners and obedience in a group setting. During this class a professional trainer will teach you to train your dog the following on leash commands: Loose leash walking, heel with automatic sit, sit with automatic stay, come, down from the front, down from the side, down with automatic stay, sit from the down, stand, break, and place. This class will take you through Program 2 – Optimal Obedience. The class is 6 consecutive weeks and you may purchase one 6-week session or you may purchase a yearly pass and attend as many 6-week sessions over the course of a year as you would like.

  • Group Lessons – A six week session – $225
  • Group Lessons – A one year pass – $350

Program 7 – Private Lessons

Private lessons are on-on-one lessons aimed at teaching you to train your dog to become a good-natured companion by learning house manners, obedience, and to meet your specific goals as discussed during your evaluation.  If you choose 3 or 6 private lessons we can teach you to train your dog the same obedience commands from Program 1 – Manners Matter or Program 2 – Optimal Obedience. We offer private lessons in our facility or at your home.  For lesson locations outside our zip code an additional trip charge may be added.

  • Private Lessons at the KDT facility
    • 1 private lesson – $125
    • 3 private lessons – $300
    • 6 private lessons – $550
  • Private Lessons at owner’s home
    • 1 private lesson – $175
    • 3 private lessons – $475
    • 6 private lessons – $900
  • Private Lessons with Behavioral Modification
    • 6 private lessons @ KDT – $900
    • 6 private lessons @ owner’s home – $1200
  • 3 private lessons = Pro 1 Manners Matter
  • 6 private lessons = Pro 2 Optimal Obedience
Muki – Program 3 – Peak Performance
Murphy – Program 2 – Optimal Obedience

General Information:

  • A $200.00 non-refundable deposit is required to schedule a training program, balance is due at your go home lesson.  Group lessons and private lessons must be paid in full at time of booking.
  • All dogs must complete an evaluation prior to scheduling a training program. Evaluations are valid for 4 months.
  • Kasten’s Dog Training requires all dogs entering the facility to provide proof of vaccinations.  Please see our vaccination policy for details.
  • All collars, leashes, training equipment, and training lessons necessary for each program are included.
  • Private lessons average 1 hour in length with a minimum of 3 days between lessons, 7 days preferred.  With group lessons and private lessons it is your responsibility to follow our instructions to train your dog to achieve your desired level of obedience.
  • All training programs work on behavioral issues like jumping, chewing, digging, housebreaking, crate training, play biting, leash pulling, whining/barking, car/animal chasing, excited/submissive urination, leg mounting, counter surfing, getting into trash, eating feces, food/toy possessiveness, and more.
  • We do not train dogs in heat.
  • Additional training days beyond days in training program are $75 each.
  • *Program 4 and 5 Option 2 – Balance due at your first go home lesson.
  • Prices effective 05/17/2021 and subject to change without notice.

Pricing subject to change with or without notice.