I subscribe to the balanced dog training method in order to help the dogs that I work with overcome their behavioral problems to become more happy, balanced, members of their families.

Balanced training is similar to how you would treat a child. When they do something right, they get a reward. When they do something they know they shouldn’t do, they are corrected.

To learn more about balanced training, click HERE.

 

The Keys to a Calmer, More Balanced Dog

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General Obedience

They need to master the basic commands like sit, stay, come, down, etc. that all “good dogs” should know.


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correcting problem behaviors

If your dog is struggling with problem behaviors--anything from jumping to aggression--you need to provide a correction AND give your dog a better option.

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improving the relationship between dog & owner

Your dog needs to know that you will hold them accountable, and you need to feel empowered in ways to do that.

 WAYS I WORK WITH DOGS

 

BOARD & TRAIN

This is a “doggy boot camp” style program where your dog stays with me so that I can provide behavior modification to problem dogs, or give them essential training they need to become a happy, balanced member of your pack.

ONE-ON-ONE TRAINING SESSIONS

These virtual or in-person sessions help you to address minor behavior problems, or teach basic commands. They are not recommended for more in-depth training or behavior modification.

 

Have specific questions? Head to our FAQ page here.

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“As dog owners, we feel like we finally have the tools we need to help him succeed.”
- Emily G. -

 “From day one, everyone from our vet to the staff at doggie daycare explained away Hercules' excessive energy (and all the challenges that came with it) as a trait of the breed. Jess gave us a different answer -- one that has made a world of difference for our family. Thanks to Sadie's Rules, we now have a dog who can run 10 miles AND hang out at our feet on a crowded patio. And as dog owners, we feel like we finally have the tools we need to help him succeed. The result has been so much added happiness for us and Hercules, and confidence that he can adjust to a new environment. Thank you Jess for helping us press the "reset" button!"

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Board & Train

This program is designed to be all-inclusive for that dogs that need basic obedience or more in-depth training to address behavioral issues.

Your dog will come live in my home and be part of my pack. During its time with me, you can be assured it will get plenty of one-on-one attention with real world scenarios living with my spouse, kids, and four dogs.


5-WEEK PROGRAM

This program is designed for the dog that needs behavior modification in addition to basic obedience.

This is for the dog who is struggling with:

  • dog aggression

  • fear aggression

  • separation anxiety

  • lack of confidence

  • or other complicated behaviors

In addition, your dog will learn:

  • house manners

  • leash manners

  • appropriate socialization

  • basic commands

  • off leash recall *most dogs can be off leash trained during this time, but it is not guaranteed

+ Package includes (click for more info)

  • 5-week board & train program at my house in Virginia, so that your dog is able to get the structure they need to understand their boundaries & overcome their issues.
  • (2) 90-minute "Go-Home" Sessions with owners, so that you know exactly how to support your dog and continue their training once you bring them back into your environment.
  • 60-min follow-up session within 1 month of pick-up either in person or via Skype, so that you can troubleshoot any issues that arise as your dog settles back into its home environment.

You also get all of the training tools necessary to effectively communicate with your dog:

  • Prong collar, long line, e-collar by E-collar Technologies ($180 value), and Sean O’Shea’s Book "Love Them By Leading Them"

The total value of this package is: $240

INVESTMENT $3,250
All packages must be paid in full to secure your spot


3-WEEK PROGRAM (Most popular)

This would be for a typical dog who needs to master the basics of training and learn how to be a calm, balanced member of their family.

Your dog will learn:

  • house manners

  • leash manners

  • appropriate socialization

  • basic commands

+ Package includes (click for more info)

  • 3- week board & train program at my house in Virginia, so that your dog is able to get the structure they need to understand their boundaries & overcome their issues.
  • (2) 90-minute "Go-Home" Sessions with owners, so that you know exactly how to support your dog and continue their training once you bring them back into your environment.
  • 60-min follow-up session within 1 month of pick-up either in person or via Skype, so that you can troubleshoot any issues that arise as your dog settles back into its home environment.

You also get all of the training tools necessary to effectively communicate with your dog:

  • Prong collar, long line, e-collar by E-collar Technologies ($180 value), and Sean O’Shea’s Book "Love Them By Leading Them"

The total value of this package is: $240

INVESTMENT $2,500
All packages must be paid in full to secure your spot

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“Hunter now has the confidence, structure, and balance he needs to live a more enjoyable canine life.”
- Liz H. -

"Thanks to Jess, my 1.5 year old dachshund, Hunter, now has the confidence, structure, and balance he needs to live a more enjoyable canine life. Before Sadie's Rules K9 Training, Hunter could not enjoy basic daily dog activities, such as taking a walk, relaxing with me or going to dog friendly public areas. His anxiety and lack of confidence rendered him fearful of everything. Through the board and train program, Jess was able to use her knowledge and experience to help Hunter overcome his challenges. She also taught me how to better understand what my dog is asking of me as well...Hunter continues to do better each day using the training and tools Jess has provided."

One-on-One Training Sessions

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IN-PERSON TRAINING SESSIONS

In four, 60-minute sessions your dog will learn sit, down, come, place, and e-collar heel.

The program is designed for the owner that wants to learn the “in and outs” of obedience and e-collar communication.

You also get all of the training tools necessary to effectively communicate with your dog:

  • Prong collar

  • e-collar by E-collar technologies ($180 value)

INVESTMENT $1,000
for four 60-minute in-person training sessions

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SKYPE TRAINING SESSIONS

One, 30-minute skype session where I walk you through how to set up your dog for success.

If you’re not local to Charlottesville, Virginia and have questions about a certain aspect of dog training like:

  • Bringing home a new puppy

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Introducing Your Dog to Strangers

  • Dog socialization

  • Potty training

  • Jumping

  • Or more…

INVESTMENT $50
All packages must be paid in full to secure your spot