"I've dealt with a couple other trainers in the past. Jeff by far was the best of those three. I highly recommend Jeff and Better Nature Dog Training." - Sharon E.
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Why choose a CCPDT-accredited trainer?
About the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers
Veterinarians generally prefer to refer patients to trainers who have attained the CPDT-KA (knowledge assessed) distinction. This nationally-recognized certification requires years of experience; references from veterinarians, colleagues and clients; and a formal examination to confirm expertise and proficiency in dog learning theory, canine husbandry, and ethology—the scientific study of animal behavior.
Parks and preserves for exercising your dog au naturale
One bonus of dog training is that a well-trained mutt enjoys more freedom in off-leash settings. I have researched and hiked many gorgeous Bay Area beaches, parks and preserves that allow well-trained dogs off-leash. So take a hike with your best friend while enjoying the Bay Area’s ample natural beauty.
My services are conducted in your home or a designated outdoor location. I provide basic obedience training as well as behavior consulting to address specific issues.
Initial appointments are $150 and include:
- One 20-30 minute pre-appointment phone consultation
- One 90-minute on-site session
- A training plan based on the on-site appointment, delivered via email within 48 hours.
Additional one-hour sessions within six months of the original appointment date are $100; after six months the rate reverts to $150 for 90 minutes.
I am fully committed to your success and therefore offer on-going support via phone, email and text at no additional charge.
Before the first appointment please print and complete my Intake and Liability Release forms. The Liability Release must be signed before training begins.
I aim to be a flexible as possible and to work within your time contraints. Cancellation less than 24 hours before a scheduled appointment will be billed in full.
All leashes, collars, clickers, training treats, bait bags and other training equipment are to be supplied by the owner; I will provide a detailed list via email before our first appointment. Alternatively, using my professional discount, I can purchase these items on your behalf in exchange for full reimbursement at the time of the first appointment
I strongly recommend an intensive puppy socialization schedule for all puppies between eight weeks and six month of age. I recommend those held at Wag Hotels, SF Puppy Prep, and Smartypup in San Francisco, and Bravo!Pup in the East Bay.