A well-behaved, trained dog is a pleasure to own because he can go virtually anywhere without being a risk or nuisance to others. Working with your dog not only teaches your pet how to be a happy, healthy member of the family, it also helps you learn more about your companion. Whether you are just looking for the basics or have more challenges that will require intensive behavior modification through one-on-one training, we will give you the tools you need. Yourdogwill learntolookatyouforguidanceandyouwilllearnhowtosetyourdogupforsuccesswithproperguidance,rulesand consistency. At Blue Creek Canine we use proven, positive, reward-based methods to teach your dog to be a well-mannered companion. We address everyday issues such a digging, barking, jumping, uncontrolled greeting, pulling on leash, recall, self control, basic house manners, puppy foundation as well as more severe behavioral issues as dog/dog aggression and resource guarding.
As of October 2015, Blue Creek Canine is the only presenter and dog training business with Family Paws Parenting Education in Montana, adding a specialty to support new and expecting families with dogs. The ultimate goal of the organization is to increase the safety of children, the success of dogs in homes with children and decrease the number of dogs surrendered to shelters due to easily preventable problems and conflicts.
The following program rates are for appointments located in Billings. If you live outside Billings, please expect an additional mileage fee of 50 cent per mile (The standard mileage rate for Montana, issued by IRS is 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven )
IN-HOME EVALUATION - currently not available due to covid19 guidelines First in-home lesson is 90-120 minutes, including email support with training resources and training plan and a shorter follow up visit. Cost is only $159. This will allow me enough time to observe and evaluate your dog, see how your dog interacts and responds to you and how your dog engages and reacts to a stranger (me) in the home. We will talk about the current unwanted behaviors and what might trigger them. Based on this evaluation, I will give you recommendation on how to address the issues as well as provide you with an individualized training and/or behavior modification plan. And at a set date and time, I will follow up with an additional in-home visit to support you and your dog. If you live outside Billings, please expect an additional mileage fee of 50 cent per mile (The standard mileage rate for Montana, issued by IRS is 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven )
PRIVATE TRAINING LESSONS Private lessons provide you a focused one-on-one time to help address specific issues. Location will mainly be at Blue Creek Canine's training facility, but can vary depending on the issue(s) we are addressing. Please find available packages below. Please note: If needed, we can always customize a different package fitting your needs.
Please fill out and bring the Intake Form and Agreement with you to the first appointment (find them below).
The Puppy Starter Package - $319 There’s no better time to start training than when you first bring your puppy home! No need to wait until vaccines are finished to begin your puppy’s education. It’s much easier to prevent problem behaviors now, then to fix them later! After completing this training plan your puppy and you will have a great foundation to build on for the rest of his life.
The Basic Starter Package - $259 This package is designed for any household that is looking for either help with a newly adopted dog, might have just a few minor issues or simply just wants to start with a smaller financial commitment.
The Reactive Rover Package - $399 This training package is created with focus on longer commitment, more feedback, more time and support to work on specific behavioral issues and therefore resulting in greater results.
PHONE OR ONLINE VIDEO CALL CONSULTATION If you are unable to come to Billings and would still like some help and guidance with your dog(s), I now offer online training and consultations. This service will include a follow-up email with relevant articles and videos to help you and your dog move forward on your journey. However, please note that you will have to call and set up an appointment for the first consultation. A phone or video consultation does require prepay and the form below to be filled out and emailed to me (along with videos) prior to the actual consultation. Find Online Training options in my online shop
CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel your training session within 6 hours of the set appointment, there will be a $20 late cancellation fee. If you do not contact Blue Creek Canine to cancel or reschedule, and do not show up for your session, there will be a $55 no-show fee. Or, if you have bought a training package, one of your sessions will be deducted. Please notice, that it may be 2 weeks before a new date and time will be available for your rescheduled training session. In some circumstances, Blue Creek Canine may waive these fees.
You can also subscribe to our online membership page, where you can get access to training videos, enrichment activities and educational information for just the cost of a coffee....click here to learn more
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If you have any questions or are interested in setting up an appointment, please contact us by calling (406) 679-3826 or by email email@example.com
Classes are at 1220 Weil St., Suite #4, Billings, MT 59101