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  • Private clients are scheduled during the daytime hours on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

  • Please let me know if you can do a Wednesday or Thursday daytime appointment, or if you will need a Sunday appointment. Sunday appointments generally fill first.

  • Once your appointment has been scheduled, your intake form and private session instructions will be emailed. This will tell you what to do, where to go, how to prepare.

  • Please note that your dog must to be up to date on their Rabies, Distemper/Parvo DHPP, and Bordetella vaccines, with proof of vaccinations brought to our first meeting, in hand and ready to give to me prior to entering my office. The Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine is not always routinely administered so please pay special attention to be sure your dog has that on board before we meet. 

  • Behavior Consultations take up to 90 minutes and cost $195. 

  • A pack of private sessions costs $375 for three 50-minute sessions.

  • At the conclusion of each session, we schedule the next one based on mutual convenience, amount of homework, etc.

  • Sessions take place at my office in Cranston, RI unless other arrangements have been made.

  • Dogs must start with at least a behavior consultation prior to acceptance into the Train and Stay program.

  • Payment is expected at the end of the session in the form of cash, check or Venmo (@Heather- Gutshall-1). If you choose to participate in the block of three training sessions, payment in full is expected at the first of the three sessions.

  • Please give me as much notice as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment as I will likely be able to fill the open slot. No refunds or makeup sessions will be given for missed appointments with less than twenty-four (24) hour notice.

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