Dog Training Services
We are here to help you and your dog with your training or behavior modification needs. Using positive reinforcement, we are helping you build a bond that will last a lifetime. We do not tools such as prong/pinch collars, choke collars, shock collars or leash “corrections” in our training as we want to build a relationship of trust and understanding. Training is about motivation and teaching your dog that it’s fun and rewarding to do the things that you ask of them. No matter what trainer you go with, remember that the dog training industry is completely unregulated. So, no licensing or credentials are required for someone to set up shop as a dog trainer. See the position statement HERE from the AVSAB (American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior) on choosing a dog trainer.
Below is pricing for individual sessions or packages to suit your needs.
Puppy Training Packages: Coaching for puppies 8 weeks – 6 months old at start of initial consult
Packages include a clicker (if needed), handouts, a socialization puppy passport, follow-up emails outlining our sessions with links to helpful products, videos and resources, unlimited text and email support. Each session is one hour long. Packages must be completed within 12 months.
3 sessions for $375 + tax
4 sessions for $475 + tax
8 sessions for $850 + tax
Puppy Socialization Outing
I can either accompany you on a socialization outing with you and your puppy or I can take the reigns and take your puppy on an outing. This can help you check off those very important boxes in your Puppy Passport to be on your way to having a well-adjusted adult dog. This is ideal for those that have a goal of taking your dog out in public on a regular basis.
$70 + tax for an hour
Manners Training Packages: Coaching for dogs 6 months and up at start of initial consult
Packages include a clicker (if needed), handouts, follow-up emails outlining our sessions with links to helpful products, videos and resources, unlimited text and email support. Each session is one hour long. Packages must be completed within 12 months.
3 sessions for $395 + tax
4 sessions for $495 + tax
8 sessions for $875+ tax
Having a specific issue like reactivity to other dogs? Is your dog completely ignoring you when out and about? Are you having aggression issues either towards other dogs or people? We can tailor a program around your needs.
Packages include a clicker (if needed), handouts, follow-up emails outlining our sessions that include links to helpful products, videos and resources, unlimited text and email support. Packages must be completed within 12 months.
Initial consultation: $175 + tax
Packages start at 3 sessions for $440
Don’t want to commit to a package? We can go on a per session basis. However, packages are more bang for your buck and will keep you and your dog on the right track to success.
Initial consultation: $175 + tax
Follow-up sessions: $150 + tax
Positively Puppies – It’s never too early to get started with the basics! In fact, there are some things that are crucial to get started as soon as possible. This 6-week class covers socialization exercises, aggression prevention, handling practice, and getting started with age-appropriate manners and obedience work. They even get to enjoy off-leash playtime to practice their social skills with their classmates. Join us to help your puppy grow up in a happy, behaviorally healthy, well-adjusted adult. This six-week class is $120. My classes taught at the EAST CAMPUS OF KHS, 1000 Lyndon Lane, Louisville, KY.
Manner for Life – This 6-week basic manners and obedience class is the perfect way to get started with your foundation skills and open up lines of communication between you and your dog. Teach your dog basic cues like sit, stay, leave it, come, and address behaviors such as leash manners and how to sit politely when greeting. The cost is $120 for this 6-week class or $140 for Manners for Life PLUS! My classes taught at the EAST CAMPUS OF KHS, 1000 Lyndon Lane, Louisville, KY.
Upgrade to Manners for Life PLUS for $20! In addition to your 6 week in-person group class, you will also receive on-demand video instruction of all the exercises you’re learning in class. The videos have no expiration date so you can go back and review your lessons any time. Training is a lifetime’s work and it’s important to us that you have the tools to keep those skills sharp.
Puppy and Teenage Socials – The Kentucky Humane Society is now offering Puppy Socials (puppies 8-15 weeks) and “Teenage” Puppy Socials (puppies 4-6 months). This program started in 2020 when a record number of puppies found their forever home during the pandemic – and just like us, they had limited opportunities to socialize. This program has been so successful for our pups and their families that we decided to continue! All young dogs should learn how to make new friends. Living with other dogs is great but meeting new dogs is an important life skill that takes practice and early socialization is key. Proper socialization is immensely important to help ensure your puppy will grow into a happy, well-adjusted and confident dogs which helps reduce future problems such as fear, anxiety and anti-social behavior. The price for 3-week Puppy Socials is $75.
This isn’t just your pup’s regular playgroup! Puppy and “Teenage” Socials are composed of three 45-minute sessions of age-appropriate socialization exercises and off-leash play, all overseen and coached by one of our professional trainers. Your new puppy or “teenage” pup will learn about sounds like a doorbell, thunder and a vacuum, have the opportunity to explore new items and textures, and learn that people in sunglasses, masks, hats and hoods aren’t spooky at all! My socials are taught at the KHS’S EAST CAMPUS, 1000 Lyndon Lane.
What Clients Have to Say
Every new puppy owner needs a Canine Professor. I am so pleased with Cherie at the Canine Professor. I believe every new puppy owner needs to be taught how to get the best dog by getting early training. Happy puppy=happy parent. Cherie uses positive reinforcement and it works! The last puppy I had was 30 years ago and there is a huge improvement in training. Cherie has been training for 18 years and is so knowledgeable about dogs. And she knows a breed’s temperament. I have a spicy Havanese and she’s helped us get through this smart girl’s bitey puppy stuff. Cherie has given us tools for a happy lifetime together. I give her the highest marks for being the best trainer out there. She can field every issue and help solve the problem. When the owner is trained and consistent, everybody is happy. Daisy and I are so glad we found you!