SERVICES

Here is my current price list & description of services offered.

Yooper Paws of Love is committed to providing training "With Love" to you and your 4-legged friends! 

My mission as a trainer is to EDUCATE owners to ENGAGE better with their dog's to EMPOWER them to function as an effective team together.  All of my training is designed to help owners and the dogs they love to accomplish their dreams together.  By working together to take care of both human & canine needs, you will create a stronger bond between you.  And with a strong bond, your team will be prepared to take on the life you've always wanted with your dog.  

I not only tackle all of the common puppy problems, but also help you work through the crazy adolescent phase to help you reach your end goals of a well adjusted adult dog that fits well within your family.  I also work with adult dogs that may have missed out on some early training and now have developed behaviors that do not fit within your family.  With desensitization and counterconditioning techniques I can help you to change your dog's fearful emotions in predictable happiness.  I will also help you to better understand why your dog has certain behaviors and help your dog to learn which behaviors you would rather see from your dog.  Together we will come up with a plan to take your dog from where they are now to where you want them to be.

NEW Virtual Classrooms & Workgroups are offered through the 
Crazy2Calm Canine Coaches Collaborative!

Medical Alert Workgroups to Teach Sight & Scent Based Alerts

Services Offered

Personalized Training Plan  

**NEW for 2022 - I will be offering FREE written Training Plans for all of my clients if requested!  This means existing clients no longer pay an additional fee for the training plan. As long as we are meeting regularly, either face-to-face or virtually, I will add this into your current services provided.

If you are not a client, I need to get to know you before I can create a personalized plan that fits your family's needs. So schedule a 1-on-1 session so we can get to know each other in-person or by video call.  During this session we will discuss any problem areas or behaviors that you want to improve an skills that you want your dog to learn.  The first consult costs $50 & includes a written plan that will highlight your current goals and steps that you will be taking with your dog.  Together we will create a plan that typically takes 3-6 months to implement.  

Private In Person Training Sessions 

Many families start with private 1-on-1 sessions to help lay the foundation skills that are helpful to create the awesome behaviors you want in to see in your dog.  Private sessions start at $50 per session and generally last 1-2 hours.  Private sessions can take place at your home or at a public location in the community.  Depending on your family's needs, we can work together to develop a schedule of weekly or bi-weekly sessions at a time that is convenient for you.  I offer a package rate where 6 sessions can be purchased at the start for $200 paid before or at the first session.

I also offer semi-private sessions in the form of Mini-Groups with 2-3 teams that are all working on the same skills.  Mini-group sessions are scheduled as needed and cost $25 per session.

Video-based Online Private Training Sessions 

For people who live outside of the Norway/Iron Mountain area, I can set up digital services including video calls starting at $50 per session.  This can be paired with in-person visits for a small travel fee.  I frequently hold training sessions along the East side of Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.  Online training sessions are scheduled as needed and can be bundled with other services for additional support.  For my virtual clients, you also receive Virtual Classrooms at a 50% discount when you book 3 or more sessions.  Virtual training can be found at Crazy2Calm Canine Coaches!

Positively Puppy Paws Services  


I offer an in-person each spring and fall if there is enough students to be worth the class. My in-person class is not your typical puppy class as I focus more on teaching you the skills you need to train any behavior you want to train your puppy. While we do cover the basic behaviors of sit, down, stay, come, and other basic obedience I spend more time helping you learn to apply the techniques of luring, capturing, and shaping behaviors using positive reinforcement and games to teach these concepts.

People in this class can also participate in additional puppy playdates for $15 per session which will be scheduled as needed by clients.

For Adolescents and Young Adults 

Focus Around Distractions Mini-Groups will build on the basics to develop advanced skills and manners.  

The goal of these sessions is to increase teamwork between the dog and handler which is perfect for adolescents and older dogs.  Each session students will receive information about various force free training methods and learn how to apply those methods to teach your dog to repeat all the behaviors you love.  This in turn, teaches the dog what you want them to do in distracting environments, making it easier to avoid the behaviors you don't want to be repeated or practiced by your dog.

All FAD Sessions start with environmental processing to help you and your dog learn about what is new and different in the environment we are training in.  We will also be taking a look at doing some ACE Freework to learn about what really motivates your dog.  Then we will work on exercises that help our dogs learn to focus on us when distractions show up unexpectedly in the environment such as that animal along the path, a person walking nearby, kids on the playground, etc.

I have a few different levels of FAD Sessions based on what the end goals are for the dog/handler team.  Dogs that are training to be Service Dogs or Therapy Dogs can add in pet friendly public environments, where fearful dogs would be practicing in different environments.  The cost of this varies as well, so email me at yooperpaws@gmail.com to discuss setting this up.

The Confident Canines Classes or Mini-Group Sessions is geared to the shy or fearful dog that struggles with reactive behaviors around strangers and/or dogs.  This closely follows the FAD Sessions with an emphasis on more environmental processing and stress relieving practices.


Service Dog Training & Support 

As a Service Dog Handler, I often mentor other Owner Trainers in all aspects of training needed. 

Service Dog Support Program

This service combines several other services for a set price of $450 for 3 months or $700 for 6 months.  (Monthly payments available!)

Package includes 
  • Bi-weekly sessions in-person or via Zoom 
  • Virtual Classrooms at no additional cost.
  • Chat/Text Support between sessions.
  • And connect with others via FB Groups & Discord Chats.
This package can be applied at any point in Service Dog Training including the New SD Foundations Classroom, Public Access Training, & Task Training.

Often we mix in-person and online services for 6 hourly sessions (2 per month) Clients receiving this service also receive a 50% discount on additional sessions if needed.

Additional Service Dog Support

The Working Paws Group is by far my most active group which is open to Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, and any type of Working Dog team that trains to an advanced level.  This is the group that hosts the weekly SD Handler Chats on various topics that apply to SD Handlers. SD Handler Chats take place via Zoom in Tuesday nights at 9PM Central with the login link posted in the Working Paws group. These chats are available on YouTube for you to catch any episodes you've missed. 

I also offer a +R Service Dog Task group for a suggested one-time donation of $30 to join the network of owners who are training their own Service Dog Tasks using Positive Reinforcement Training.  This donation helps the Admin to continue to develop online resources for our clients training their own Service Dog.

Medical Alert Workgroup Series

I'm currently running a series of Virtual Workgroups to help teach owners who are training their own Service Dogs how to teach Medical Alert and Response Tasks.

The MA Workgroup for training scent based alerts for Migraine Alerts, Cardiac Alerts, & Diabetic Alerts and the spring Workgroup is based on sight based alerts involving Seizure Alerts, Psychiatric Alerts, & other Interruption based Alerts.


The Fall Medical Alert Workgroup for Scent Based Alerts is currently accepting registrations!  This workgroup begins September 7th so register ASAP to reserve your spot!

Workgroups meet every 2 weeks with a virtual Zoom meeting for a minimum of 3 months, with the potential for more virtual meetings if needed.  We will also be using a few other virtual resources to help us accomplish our goals including my +R SD Task Facebook group, so workgroup members would have automatic access to this Facebook Group with lifetime access to information on training several key Service Dog tasks.  

At this time the workgroups are very reasonably priced at a one-time fee of $125 which covers access to the +R SD Task, all the Zoom meetings, and 1-on-1 support as needed either virtually or in-person.  Workgroup Members must be dedicated to teaching with force free, aversive free methods and have dogs that are already at an advanced training level.  Please email me to be placed on a waiting list for the next available Workgroup!

Check out the SD TIPS page for more help with training your own Service Dog!

If you don't know which service is best for your needs, please reach out to me.
Text: 906-399-0548
Email:  yooperpaws@gmail.com
Or find me on Facebook
  

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