Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much does your dog training cost?

2. What is the importance of having a trained dog?

3. What is the difference between on-leash and off-leash training?

4. What type of training methods do you use?

5. Does this training work for small dogs?

6. Do you train the dog or do we learn how to train our dog?

The typical training curriculum consists of weekly private, in-home lessons and proceeds to relevant outside locations. Lessons range from one to one and a half hours. I work with the dog during the first half of the lesson while I explain to you exactly what we are trying to accomplish and why the chosen technique is most desirable. It is very important that you not only understand what you are doing from a technical standpoint, but also that you understand why you are doing so. During the second half of the lesson, you will be working with your dog directly. This allows me to carefully coach you through exactly what you will be practicing on a daily basis in between lessons. It is very important to realize that the dog will not be trained by my efforts alone. You need to be willing to put in a solid 20 minutes per day in between lessons in order for the training program to have lasting, reliable results.

For those whose schedules do not allow for such a commitment or would simply rather not be involved in the bulk of training, Obedience Matters also offers an excellent in-board training program. Be sure to call (610)-906-4411 or email us at for more information.

7. How long will it take my dog to learn…?

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