The Cherished Canine’s animal training services are provided solely via distance sessions.  Regardless of your location, you can benefit from the Cherished Canine’s coaching and behavioral expertise.


How does it work?

You will meet with Mara via a Zoom conference call, which includes audio and video.  Just like an in-person meeting, we will discuss the training goals, and Mara will observe your animal’s behavior, determine an appropriate training plan, and work together toward implementing that training plan.


What are the benefits of a distance meeting over an in-person meeting?

Meeting over distance is often more relaxing for the animal, particularly for fearful or anxious dogs.  Observing the animal behaving in the “usual” conditions helps Mara observe more accurate baseline behaviors.  Additionally, distance sessions can be shorter and more frequent which can contribute to more salient behavioral change.  Two 30-minute sessions per week are recommended for the first month of training.


What do I need in order to be able to set-up and participate in a Zoom meeting?

You will need a computer, preferably a laptop or portable device which is connected to the internet. 



How do I pay?

Payment can be made via Zelle, PayPal or Venmo.  Other arrangements can be made, as needed.

How much does it cost?

The initial one-hour session is $150, during which we identify specific training goals. Executing a plan to achieve those training goals begins during session two.

Subsequent one-hour sessions are $120 each.   30-minute sessions are $60 each.


You can also purchase a training pack of six one-hour sessions, or 12 30-minute sessions, for $690.


I’d like to receive a Project Trade discount for trading in my e-collar or prong collar, how does that work?

You can send me the e-collar or prong collar via USPS or UPS.  Once received, the discount will be applied.


If you are now making a commitment to force-free training and trading in an eligible device, you qualify for a Project Trade discount! The cost for the sessions after the initial session will be $110 for one-hour sessions, and $55 for 30-minute sessions.  You can also purchase a discounted six-pack of 1-hour sessions, or 12 30-minute sessions for $660 if you'd like to take advantage of additional savings.

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