Proudly Serving El Dorado, Placer and
Sacramento Counties

Dog Behavioral Training
Dogs in Balance offers private customized training on a schedule that works for you. You can choose the service that best fits your needs.
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Walk Dog-tor

Do you dread taking your dog for a walk? Does your dog turn what’s suppose to be a stress free enjoyable walk into a nightmare?

The walk is hands down one of the most important roles in building your relationship with your dog which is done through leadership, structure and teaching your dog impulse control. So if your dog is pulling, dragging you down the street, reactive/aggressive towards dogs, people, bikes, skateboards etc.; marking every bush, and generally making your daily walk a stressful part of the day.

It does not have to be that way! if the walk is anything but a pleasurable and relaxing experience, don’t waste another day being frustrated with your dog. With the right tools, strategies, and approach, you can massively improve your walk, and bond with your pup.

Walk dog-tor is 2 sessions (total 3 hrs.) in this program you will be given the right tools to not only address and significantly improve all of the issues you are having on the walk, but will also greatly improve your bond between you and your best friend through Leadership and Structure.

Price: $200.00, plus cost of prong collar

One-on-One at your home

I will assess your dog in its home environment and put together a comprehensive approach/plan to work towards achieving your goals, whether they be obedience
and/or behavioral issues.

In this program we will go over any issues on the walk(lunging, barking, growling, pulling, reacting to other dogs, etc.) as well as all of the basic commands on-leash, Sit/Stay, Down/Stay, Place, Come/Recall. We will also address behavior problems, such as jumping up, mouthing, nipping, counter surfing, or any other issues you
may be experiencing.

Price: $75 per hour, plus cost of prong collar

Doggie Boot Camp

What is the Doggie Boot Camp Program?

Our programs work because we focus on your dog’s state of mind, not their issues. Most issues are just side effects of the real problem. The real problem is nearly always a lack of structure, rules, and boundaries. Most people give a dog ultimate freedom without realizing that this is the opposite of what a dog actually wants. Dogs want you to tell them what to do; if you’re not, you’re probably experiencing problems.

So, what exactly will your dog be doing during his/her stay? From the first moment we meet your dog, we will be implementing strict rules and boundaries. This covers quite a vast scale of behaviors like;

  • Whining
  • Jumping
  • Barking
  • Dog on Dog aggression
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Reactivity on Leash
  • Fear
  • Counter Surfing
  • Crate training
  • Food and/or resource guarding

We teach and utilize basic obedience commands in order to help build a solid relationship. Your dog will learn the basics of walking on the leash, sit/stay, down/stay, place and come/recall. We utilize each of these commands in our general day-to-day activities in order to add a more clear structure to their lifestyle.

Combine all of these things with the E-Collar, and your commands will be very reliable off-leash up to a half mile away! Our eCollar program is state-of-the-art and unlike anything you may have heard of before. It’s not like the E-Collar training of late, where dogs are literally shocked into submission; everything is done on a low level – so low that most humans can’t even feel it. It is truly one of the most humane methods of communication with a dog that is available.

1 Week Session – $800.00 prong and ecollar not included.

2 Week Session – $1700.00 prong and ecollar not included.

3 Week Intensive Training includes all from the 2 week training, but more time spent on dogs that have HIGH anxiety, FEAR, human and dog aggression. $2100.00 prong and ecollar not included

E-Collar Training, Jump Start

This package is a jump start on the beginning use of ecollars. We will work on HEEL/structure walk, Place, Jumping Up, Down, Sit, Recall and Leash Reactivity.

$450.00 ( 4: 60-90 min sessions) Ecollar not included.

What Our Clients Say

"I'm still amazed at what Patte did with my Ozzy. I get to enjoy it every minute of every day that I spend with him! Initially, what caught my eye on her website, was seeing Cesar Millan's name and the fact that she trained personally with "The Dog Whisperer". The is as close as I'll ever get to having my dog trained "Cesar's Way', and I felt excited that Patte follows his beliefs and training ethics. It's like I have a whole new dog and we both enjoy our walks now."

-Jana Lewis, Petaluma

"My husband and I, and our dog, Riley, have taken multiple classes from Patte and the humans enjoy the classes as much as the dogs. It's great exercise for everyone and with Patte's help and guidance, the classes built confidence in our dog, which allowed her to overcome many of her fears."

-Lonnie and Vicky Green, Penngrove

"Patte is an amazing trainer. Her high level of expertise and kind, calm demeanor bring out the very best in our dogs. She is totally reliable and always timely. Whether it is training, exercise and walks, socialization, or dog sitting Patte is the absolute best! Her combination of knowledge and skills and confident, loving, and kind demeanor make her an awesome trainer that the dogs really respond well to. You will not a find a better person to care for and train your dogs. Highly, highly recommend."

– Holly and Kurosh Mangnall