The Inner Dog LLC

Sam Wike, CPDT-KA, VSPDT and Behavior Specialist

pet professional guild

Level 1: Basic Life Skills and Manners: Teaching a puppy / dog basic skills to be appropriate, safe and comfortable in the human world with people, other animals and various environments.
Initial session: 1.5 - 2 hours $150. Additional sessions: 1 - 1.5 hours $125


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. 
Initial session: 1.5 - 2 hours $200. Additional sessions: 1 - 2 hours $175

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.
Initial Session: 1.5 - 2.5 hours $225. Additional sessions: 1.5 - 2 hours $200


*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 1-2 level 2 or 3 bites whether or not professional medical or veterinary care was sought.
Initial session: 1.5 - 2.5 hours: $250 with a mandatory minimum of 3 additional sessions: 1.5 - 2 hours $250

*Level 5: 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 3 or more level 2 or 3 bites or 1 or more level 4 or 5 bites whether or not professional medical or veterinary care was sought. 
Initial session: 1.5 - 2 hours $ 300 with a mandatory minimum of 3 additional sessions 1.5 - 2.5 hours $300

* Level 4 and Level 5 behaviors require minimum mandatory sessions in order to closely monitor the work with the dog for the safety of the owner, companion animals, the owner's dog and the general public. 

Consults with Veterinarians or Veterinary Behaviorists: $100 + 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 beyond 50 miles will have the fee calculated at $2.00 per mile from my home as determined by using Google Maps.


Training & Behavior


My service are based on the types of training and behavior we're teaching or changing. I don't offer packages for Behavior Levels 1-3 as I don't want people spending money they don't have to or feel the need to. There is a mandatory minimum number of sessions required for Behavior Levels 4 & 5.

I come to you, whether at your home, place of work or anywhere else behavior occurs that we want to teach or change. Day of the week and time of the day are of no consequence- I work 6 days a week, mornings, afternoons, evenings.