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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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Dog Training that Actually Works

Are you tired of your dog’s bad behavior?

Are you tired of your dog’s bad behavior? Heather Smith, trainer and founder of Pet Lover’s Passion, has created The Good Dog, Happy Life Blueprint© which helps pet parents go from frustrated, exhausted, and at their wit's end to enjoying a peaceful, well-behaved dog so they can enjoy stress-free walks, a quiet home, and a dog who comes when called.


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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 trainer is located around the Central PA area.
$40 per hour for 25 miles or less from the trainer
For more than 25 miles, add $1.00 per additional mile to the hourly rate.

*Add a 3% fee for online/credit card payments. No additional fee for cash or check.
*If you own more than 5 dogs, add $5 per additional dog to your hourly rate.

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 or other ID is 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 February 2022.

Looking for Savings?

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

Day Training

Day Training is where the trainer comes to your home and trains your dog with you or for you (in your absence) for a portion of the day. Here is how the pricing works:

The first hour that the trainer comes in a day is full price, according to your hourly rate based on miles. The second hour and beyond, as long as the trainer hasn’t left, is 10% off of the hourly rate. All hours must be in succession in order for the discounted rate to apply. Rate resets once the trainer leaves that day.

Package Discounts

Pay for a number of sessions up front so you don't have to worry about paying each session.

The Deluxe Package offers a personalized training plan and 8 1-hour sessions, saving you 4%

*All package sessions must be used within 6 months, or they will be forfeited.

*Add a 3% fee for online/credit card payments. No additional fee for cash or check.

What to Expect from an In-Home Training Session

To learn what to expect from an in-home training session and view Answers to Frequently Asked Questions, click here. To view the Pet Training Terms and Conditions, click here.

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