Training & Behavior


I generally will have a phone conversation with you prior to my visit 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 anyone living in the home, visitors, companion animals, the client dog(s), the general public and other animals.

​I accept cash, checks, credit cards. An invoice for services will be emailed upon completion of the required forms.


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


​*** Consults can last from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours. Individual or Package Visits can last from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours. The duration of any Consult or visit is always dictated by the ability of the dog to feel safe and comfortable with my presence, to being able to focus and actively participate in the session and ALWAYS 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 in various environments.


Consult: $200

Individual Visits: $150
5 Visits Package: $750

8 Visits Package: $1000


Pet Ambassador Program:


The Pet Dog Ambassador Program is a program for dog guardians to test their knowledge, skills and ability to manage their canine in real world settings. This program recognizes these efforts from a puppy's early training and aims to encourage guardians to continue training and developing new skills, abilities and knowledge. We will work together to equip you and your dog with the skills to be out in the wider community settings such as cafes and outdoor eating areas, off leash areas, streets, beaches, shopping venues, etc. Additionally, continuing to successfully teach more complex real world behaviors will enable you and your dog to earn other titles such as the AKC Canine Good Citizen, AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen and even a Therapy Dog certification.


Levels 1-4 are 9 visits

Level 5 visits will be determined by handler/dog progress in previous levels

Level 1 (4-9 month old puppies): 9 visits $350

Level 2 >6 months old: $ 350

Level 3 > 6 months old: $350

Level 4 > 12 months old: $400

Level 5 Championship > 12 months old $450


AKC Canine Good Citizen and AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen

Evaluation/Test: $50


All Packages and programs include reading materials, handouts, reports, homework, 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:  $750

8 Visit Package: $1000

Visits and packages teach foundation skills and introduce behavior modification protocols. They include reading materials, handouts, behavior modification plans and protocols, reports, homework,  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: $1000

8 Visit Package- Behavior Modification: $1600

Packages include reading materials, handouts, behavior modification plans and protocols, reports, homework, 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 level of 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: $1000

8 Visit Package- Behavior Modification: $1600

Packages include reading material, handouts, behavior modification plans and protocols, reports, homework, 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. The fee for any destination in NJ beyond 50 miles is $150. Out of state travel fees will be determined during booking.


Cost of Service Dog and Therapy Dog Training and Certification via the Best Friends Animal Society Canines with Careers Program will be determined upon completion of the Level 1 or Level 2 Initial Consult


Payment for a Consult is due prior to or upon completion of the consult.


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



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


The Inner Dog LLC

pet professional guild