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Behavior Modification

Behavior Modification involves changing a (usually undesireable) behavior. This involves counter-conditioning, positive reinforcement of desireable behaviors, and eliminating stressors that contribute to the bad behavior.

Behaviors classified under "behavior modification" include: marking in the house, barking or lunging at people or other animals, separation anxiety, fears or phobias, resource guarding, etc.

Problem Solving

This involves helping dog owners find solutions to their dog's nuisance behavior. Such behaviors can include: barking, digging, scratching, urinating or defecating in the house, coprophagia (poop eating), jumping on people, leash-pulling, counter-surfing, stealing, chewing, nipping, reactivity on walks, door-dashing, and more.

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Manners and Obedience Training

Every dog should know basic cues and manners. Pet Lover's Passion can help you train your pup for attaining their Canine Good Citizen, or just so you have a loyal companion who adores listening to you!

Activity and Trick Training

This type of training is a great way to enrich your dog's life and improve the bond between you and your dog. Not only are tricks fun, they also help your dog expend energy in a productive way! (Thereby reducing undesireable behavior.)

Activity Training involves dog sports such as agility, rally obedience, scent work (aka nose work), fast cat, barn hunt, and others.

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Puppy Training

Training a dog at a very young age has a major impact on reducing undesireable behaviors in the future!

Contact Pet Lover's Passion to ensure your puppy has a proper upbringing!

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The Benefits of Teaching Tricks and Solving Problem Behavior

The benefits of training can be invaluable. Imagine enjoying days with less canine-related stress and a dog that listens to you the first time you speak.
Imagine a dog who comes when called, sits politely at doorways while guests walk in, doesn't chew on your shoes, and, quite possibly, barks less at passers-by. You don't have to be pulled by your dog on walks anymore; teach him to walk beside you.

Maybe you've always wanted your dog to learn more tricks... the good news is: he can - no matter his age! The possibilities are endless. There is no limit to how much your dog can learn!
Not only are tricks fun and impressive, they are a great form of exercise for you and your dog, providing wonderful mental stimulation, while working and building patience, trust and a great partnership with your dog.
Learning tricks can help a dog relieve stress by providing an outlet for energy through mental stimulation. It can also help fearful dogs gain confidence and develop greater trust with their care taker and other people. Better yet, the more a dog learns, the more he will want to learn and will become faster at it.
Contact Pet Lover's Passion and ask about Trick Training, you'll be glad you did!

Nutrition Affects Behavior

There are many factors affecting the way a dog behaves; one of them is the food that he or she eats. The microbiome in your dog's gut can strongly affect his or her behavior, as well as the vitamins and minerals (or lack thereof) in their body. Hop over to the Nutrition page to learn more about the Nutrition Consultations that Pet Lover's Passion provides!

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Don't Have a Dog Yet?

If you're looking for advice on bringing a dog into your home, you've come to the right place! You don't have to have a dog to hire a trainer. It goes to show that you're looking to start things off on the right foot!

Pet Lover's Passion can help you get ready to invite your new furry friend into your home!

In-Home Dog Training Prices

The base price is $30 per hour for 20 miles or less from the trainer. (Located around the State College, PA area.)
$40 per hour for 21 to 30 miles
​$50 per hour for 31 to 40 miles
$60 per hour for 41 to 50 miles
*If you own more than 5 dogs, add $5 per additional dog to your hourly rate.
$10 for 20 miles or less
$15 for 21 to 30 miles
​$20 for 31 to 40 miles
$25 for 41 to 50 miles
*Consultations/observations can last 30 minutes or more, depending on the number of dogs and severity of the case, but must not exceed 2 hours.

Note: All pricing is based on the distance (in miles) that the trainer must drive to you. Trainer will name your price once she knows where you are located. All in-home training prices are based per hour. Seniors* over 65 years of age receive 5% off the hourly rate**.
*Driver's License Required in order to apply senior discount.
**Senior Discount is not available for online consultations/sessions; in-home training only.

Please Note: All prices are subject to change without notice. Updated January 2020.

Looking for Savings?

Learn about the PLP Neighbor's Program, earn Rewards on every session you buy, and ask Heather about Day Training and Package Discounts.

What to Expect from an In-Home Training Session

To learn more, view Frequently Asked Questions, and review the In-Home Pet Training Terms and Conditions, click here.

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