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Sarah Kalnajs, Certified Dog Behavior Consultant & Certified Pet Dog Trainer APDT/ABMA/IAABC
Schedule an appointment: (608) 213-5304

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CONSULTATION FEES
 
 

Behavior Consultations: 

  • Behavior Consult: $275 flat rate (two-hours). Includes post-consultation telephone and email support at no additional charge. There is no additional charge for multiple-pet homes.
  • Behavior Modification working session: $125 flat rate (one-hour)
  • Behavior Consult plus three Behavior Modification working sessions: Initial two-hour consult plus three one-hour working sessions: $575 flat rate (Save $75)
  • Telephone consult: $125 per hour


 
Total fee will include an additional charge of $20 plus $.50 per mile, round-trip, starting from the Capitol Square in downtown Madison. For locations greater than 30 miles from the Capitol Square the total fee will include a travel-time charge of $95 per hour, round-trip, instead of the mileage charge.

A discounted fee is available for consult services with dogs obtained from a rescue or animal shelter with proof of adoption!

 

In-Home Training: 

 

In-Home Training sessions are for teaching basic obedience skills in situations where no identifiable behavior problems exist.

  • Single one-hour session: $100
  • Package of three one-hour sessions: $255 (Save $45)

 

Training packages are prepaid, non-refundable, and non-transferable. If you need more sessions custom packages are available.

*** Blue Dog strongly recommends this combination of services for individuals new to dog ownership - it gives you a solid foundation for training along with one session to work on specific goals that you have. The Dog Fundamentals session can also be added to other multi-session training packages at a discounted rate.

Total fee will include an additional charge of $20 plus $.50 per mile, round-trip, starting from the Capitol Square in downtown Madison. For locations greater than 30 miles from the Capitol Square the total fee will include a travel-time charge of $95 per hour, round-trip, instead of the mileage charge.

 

Puppy ABCs (Puppy Head Start):

  • $250 flat rate (2-hour appointment). Includes post-consultation telephone and email support at no additional charge.

Total fee will include an additional charge of $20 plus $.50 per mile, round-trip, starting from the Capitol Square in downtown Madison. For locations greater than 30 miles from the Capitol Square the total fee will include a travel-time charge of $95 per hour, round-trip, instead of the mileage charge.

A discounted fee is available for consult services with dogs obtained from a rescue or animal shelter with proof of adoption!

 

What Every Dog Owner Should Know (Pawsitive Beginnings):
  • $250 flat rate (2-hour appointment). Includes post-consultation telephone and email support at no additional charge.

Total fee will include an additional charge of $20 plus $.50 per mile, round-trip, starting from the capitol square in downtown Madison. For locations greater than 30 miles from the capitol square the total fee will include a travel-time charge of $95 per hour, round-trip, instead of the mileage charge.

A discounted fee is available for consult services with dogs obtained from a rescue or animal shelter with proof of adoption!

 

New Baby:

  • $250 flat rate (2-hour appointment). Includes post-consultation telephone and email support at no additional charge.

Total fee will include an additional charge of $20 plus $.50 per mile, round-trip, starting from the Capitol Square in downtown Madison. For locations greater than 30 miles from the Capitol Square the total fee will include a travel-time charge of $95 per hour, round-trip, instead of the mileage charge.

A discounted fee is available for consult services with dogs obtained from a rescue or animal shelter with proof of adoption!

 

Board & Train:  For busy families who may not have time to attend group training classes or who want more intensive training, your dog will be boarded and trained in a home environment (vs. a kennel). Board & Train services are meant for general obedience and elimination of nuisance behaviors (such as jumping up, leash manners, etc.), not for work with aggression issues.
  • $750 per week (minimum of two weeks, unless Blue Dog determines that a shorter stay will be effective). Includes a skills transfer appointment with family members and a training maintenance video (featuring your own dog) that reviews their progress here at Blue Dog!

Studies show that Board & Train services are significantly more effective when done in a home environment because the skills must transfer to a home environment. Blue Dog works with only one Board & Train client at a time so your dog is given 100% of our attention in working on the skills you want improved!

 

In-Home Pet Sitting:  A bonded and insured Blue Dog representative with background in training and behavior will stay in your home with your pets. This can include dog park visits (provided your dog is licensed), care for other pets such as cats, fish, etc. and training work with your dog customized to your needs.

  • $70 per day for 1 to 5 days
  • $55 per day for 6 to 14 days

There is no additional charge for multiple pets. Stays longer than 14 days are contracted on an individual basis.

 

Pet Selection Services / Choosing the right dog for your family:

  • Custom packages available to fit your individual needs.

 

Expert Witness Services (Criminal and Civil Cases):

  • Case work: $150 per hour
  • Trial work: $250 per hour, plus applicable travel and expenses
  • Retainer: $750

Sarah Kalnajs has been accepted as an expert witness at trial in the State of Wisconsin. CV available upon request.

 

 

Behavior Assessments for shelters, rescue groups, and individuals:

  • $225 per dog for a one-hour session that includes a behavior assessment, written evaluation, and video copy of the assessment.
  • For multiple dogs, pricing is contracted on an individual basis. Please inquire at  sarah@bluedogtraining.com

 

Shelter Staff Training in Temperament Testing:  Programs customized to fit your needs. Contact Sarah Kalnajs at sarah@bluedogtraining.com for more information.


Seminars:

  • One-day seminars: $2,000 + travel & lodging
  • Two-day seminars: $3,350 + travel & lodging
  • Three-day seminars: $4,650 + travel & lodging
  • Multiple-day / Half-day / Multiple-speaker seminars: Please inquire at  sarah@bluedogtraining.com
  • 1-2 hour Mini-seminars: Please inquire at  sarah@bluedogtraining.com

 

 

Freelance Writing:  Contact Sarah Kalnajs at sarah@bluedogtraining.com for more information on freelance writing services.


Custom pricing plans are available. Discounted rates are available for contract users (those who use Blue Dog's services on a regular basis).