The Inner Dog LLC

​​Sam Wike, CPDT-KA, VSPDT and Behavior Specialist

pet professional guild


Training & Behavior


I come to you, whether at your home, place of work or anywhere else behavior occurs that we want to teach or change. I work various days of the week which includes mornings, afternoons, evenings. Weekend sessions fill more quickly but I make every effort to meld your availability with mine.


My services are based on the types of training and behavior we're teaching or changing. There is a mandatory package of visits required for Levels 3 and 4 due to the serious nature of the behavior and the risk of those behaviors to those living in the home, visitors, companion animals, the client dog(s), the general public and other animals.

​I accept cash, checks, credit cards, or Paypal at paypal.me/theinnerdog


​I offer 50% discounts to shelter and rescue organizations for initial assessments.


​*** The duration of any Consult or visit is always dictated by the ability of the dog to feel safe and comfortable with my presence and is at my discretion.

Level 1: Basic Life Skills and Manners:

Teaching a puppy / dog basic skills to be happy, appropriate, safe and comfortable in the human world with people, other animals and various environments.


Consult: $200

Individual Visits: $200
5 Visits Package: $875

8 Visits Package: $1200

Packages Include reading materials, handouts, reports, homework, harness (if needed), phone / text / email support for 90 days upon completion of last visit.   


Level 2: Shy / Timid / Fearful

A dog that is fearful, anxious, stressed about 1 or more things, retreats from what scares it, has not attempted to bite nor has bitten anyone. 


Consult: $250

***Assessment, information gathering, environment management and supervision training

Individual Visits: $250 

5 Visit Package:  $875

8 Visit Package: $1200

Visits and packages teach foundation skills and introduce behavior modification protocols. They include reading materials, handouts, behavior modification plans and protocols, reports, homework,  harness (if needed), phone / text / email support for 90 days after last visit

Level 3: Reactive / Aggressive 

A dog that is fearful, anxious, stressed by 1 or more triggers and reacts by barking, growling, lunging forward, moving towards the trigger(s), air snapping but has not made contact with it's muzzle or teeth to a person or dog.


Consult only= $300

***Assessment, information gathering, environmental management and supervision training, determination of safety

​5 Visit Package- Behavior Modification: $1375

8 Visit Package- Behavior Modification: $2000

Packages include reading materials, handouts, behavior modification plans and protocols, reports, homework, harness (if needed), phone /text / email support for 120 days after last visit


Level 4: Reactive / Aggressive:

A dog that is fearful, anxious, stressed by 1 or more triggers and reacts by barking, growling, lunging forward, pursuing the trigger either from in front or from behind, air snapping, muzzle punching and having inflicted any bite, regardless of the injury it caused to any person or animal. 

Consult only = $350

***Assessment, information gathering, environmental management and supervision training, determination of safety

5 Visit Package- Behavior Modification: $1375

8 Visit Package- Behavior Modification: $2000

Packages include reading material, handouts, behavior modification plans and protocols, reports, homework, harness (if needed), muzzle (if needed), phone / text / email support for 120 days after last visit.


Consults with Veterinarians or Veterinary Behaviorists:
$150 + any applicable travel fee

Travel fee:
There is an additional fee of $50 for my travel to any destination between 20-50 miles from my home. Any destination in NJ beyond 50 miles will have the fee calculated at $2.00 per mile from my home as determined by using Google Maps. Out of state travel fees will be determined during booking.


Payment for a Consult us due upon completion of the consult.


Package fees are paid in full at the time of booking or paid in full upon completion of the consult.