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Our Training Packages

Inspire Your Dog services are fully customizable based on your family and dog's needs.  We offer these training packages as a framework to begin your journey.


Initial Training Consultation


Begin the journey to improved behavior with our initial consultation tailored to your dog’s needs. During this time, we assess your dog to help identify specific areas for improvement and demonstrate practical solutions to address them. Post-consultation, you will receive a customized training plan that offers immediate and effective solutions toward your goals and helps you build a stronger bond between you and your dog. Your path to a harmonious relationship starts here.  This consultation lasts one and a half hours. 

We can tailor your training program to meet any training need including (but not limited to):

  • Puppy Training

  • Manners

  • Aggressive behaviors & Reactivity

  • Leash Training

  • Off-leash reliability

  • Counter surfing/stealing items

  • Curbing behaviors, such as barking & jumping

  • Fearful dogs

Follow-up Training Sessions


After the initial consultation, each follow-up session is a step forward and will focus on a new goal each week.  These sessions are conducted in your home or in a designated location based on the goals set for your dog.  Together we will work on these objectives and make consistent progress toward that harmonious partnership with your dog.  These sessions last one hour.


The Opie Package


This package was affectionately named after a beloved fearful dog and includes three private lessons in your home or in the location that affords successfully completing those goals. It is the perfect package for addressing specific skills, such as:

  • Enthusiastic greetings

  • Improving leash skills 

  • Enhancing Recall

  • Barking

  • Managing chewing/nipping

  • Or any other specific needs

Puppy Kindergarten
Newly Adopted Dog



Welcome your new family member with our Puppy Kindergarten program, which consists of six private lessons to help you and your new family member build a strong foundation.  

Dogs do not come home knowing how we want them to behave in a household setting. We have to teach them everything from where to go potty to how to walk on a leash and not rush out the door the second it is opened up. All of these things take time and commitment as well as proper techniques. That is where we come in!  Our training is family friendly and allows the entire family to bond with and train the dog.


There is SO MUCH you'll have to learn as a new puppy guardian.  Here is a list of various things we can help you with:

  • Attention & Engagement

  • Impulse Control

  • Recall & Off Leash Skills

  • Walking on Leash

  • Basic Manners

  • Management Tips

  • Dealing with Barking, Biting, Chewing and other common behavior frustrations

  • How to Socialize Your Puppy

  • Providing Enrichment and mental exercises

  • Introducing and applying different training mechanics (Luring, Shaping, Proofing, etc.)

  • Interpreting your dog’s body language

  • Overview of first aid and common health issues

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Collaborative Care Training

Collaborative care is training and conditioning for more peaceful vet visits, grooming, vehicle rides, nail trims and at-home care. You and your dog will both learn processes for making these experiences more stress free for everyone involved.  Building confidence and trust with collaborative care will pay rewards in all aspects of your dog’s life.  We can work on collaborative care skills in any of the training packages listed above.  The more sessions we devote to collaborative care, the more in-depth the skills explored. Training will include cues, such as shake hands, hand target, sustained chin, paws, and on your mat.

​Payment for services is due at the conclusion of the initial training session.  If you are purchasing a training package, the full payment is due after the first session.  Payment methods accepted are Venmo, cash or check.

Inspire Your Dog provides custom services in your home to maximize the training benefit for your dog.  Our travel, up thirty minutes each way, is included in the prices listed above.  Drive times are determined from downtown Blue Ridge to the training location as estimated by Google maps.  Travel times in excess of thirty minutes may require an additional fee per session to cover travel expenses.

Special Discounts

  • The Opie and Puppy Kindergarten packages include the first session with a price reduction from $125 to $95.

  • We offer a $20 discount on our initial consultation and any package deal for clients who have adopted a dog from a rescue in the last four months. 

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