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  • HOURLY RATE OF SERVICE:  $79.95 + tax. 

  • SLIDING SCALE: Contact us if your financial situation prevents you from scheduling services: we have a limited number of sliding scale roster spots, which we offer as we are able in service to our community.

  • There may be a travel fee for session locations outside of Alamogordo, NM.  



See program descriptions and tuition estimates by clicking the link below.


PET DOG SERVICES (in alphabetical order)

Assessment of AKC Skillset - hourly rate

Official evaluation of a learner's AKC skillset by a PHD AKC Approved CGC Evaluator for title or certificate (as applicable)  is scheduled for one hour per evaluation at the hourly rate of service. Skillsets eligible for evaluation are: STAR Puppy, Canine Good Citizen (CGC), CGC Community Canine, CGC Urban Canine, and Trick Dog. Dogs of any breed and mixed breed dogs are all eligible to learn the skills and take the test. Some evaluations (i.e. Trick Dog) can be administered by videocall upon request: contact us for more information. Otherwise, evaluations are done in person in Alamogordo NM.

Individualized Session - hourly rate

These sessions are individualized to the client and can be arranged for many needs including:  individualized training goals, behavioral rehab, socialization, obedience skills, teaching and practicing AKC skillsets, etc. These sessions are typically individual sessions, unless small group work is connected with the client's needs or goals. They may be scheduled for IN PERSON work at variety of locations in Alamogordo NM, including at the client's home after an initial in-home session has taken place.  VIDEOCALL FORMAT  is  available for clients in any location. 

  • IN PERSON session 1 hour

  • Length of VIDEOCALL session is 1 hour. Alternatively, length of 30 min. is available upon request. 

Initial In-Home Session - hourly rate

The first in-home session is typically 2 hours long and follow up sessions (scheduled as "individualized sessions") are typically 1 hour.  Sessions are scheduled in our service area according to the hourly rate. 

Pet Program Small Group Class - discounted bundle price

Each class consists of four sessions of one hour long each, that are taught in sequence.  These four sessions are sold as a bundle (a "class") at a discounted tuition rate of $149.95 per class. Class content typically focuses on an AKC skillset (these are practical skills applicable to many situations and dogs)STAR Puppy, Canine Good Citizen (CGC), CGC Community Canine, CGC Urban Canine, or Trick Dog. There are no make up sessions if a client misses a session, due to the group format and discounted tuition rate. Small group size is 2-4 student dogs. A deposit of $50 is needed to reserve a spot on a class roster. See descriptions of Pet Programs here.  At the end of a class, recommendations are made to either continue training or test for an AKC skillset.

Professional Consultation - hourly rate

Consultation sessions for professional dog trainers or aspiring professionals are scheduled at the hourly rate of service, for in-person or videocall work. Scope includes: case consultation, professional skillset development, and continuing education topics. Email PHD to explore scheduling options or to request information about booking a bundle of 4 sessions of 1 hour each at a discounted rate.  

Seminar-Style Instruction - hourly rate

This is defined as reserving 3 or more hours of service to take place over a 1 or 2 day period in Alamogordo, NM. A non-refundable deposit of half of the total tuition amount is required to confirm your reservation. The remainder of the tuition is due at or before the first session of seminar. Email PHD to explore scheduling options. 

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