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


AKC Canine Good Citizen and AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen

Classes to teach and prepare you for achieving the CGC or Urban CGC title: $75 per class

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 / Training.


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-CDT and Behavior Specialist

pet professional guild


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.


Additional dog(s): Where training is for 2 or more dogs and the training / behavior modification is the same Level, the fee is an additional 50% per additional dog. If the training / behavior modification for each dog is a different Level, full fees for each Level applies.

​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 your dog to feel safe and comfortable with my presence, to being able to focus and actively participate in the session and is ALWAYS at my discretion.

The Inner Dog LLC