Services

Private Training

Private training is often the best option for busy pet-parents or for dogs who prefer to learn the basics one-on-one. We can work in your home or select another environment depending on your training needs and goals.
Private training lessons can cover any (or all!) of the following:

  • Basic obedience cues
  • Loose leash walking
  • House training
  • Jumping and adolescent mouthing
  • Destructive behavior
  • Good manners in public places (parks, cafes, etc)

Rates: $100/1 hour session; $285/3 sessions; $540/6 sessions
Travel fee may apply for clients outside of North SD County.
Discounts available for 501(c)3 rescue groups

Behavior Modification

Dogs who behave fearfully, aggressively, or generally “out of control”, are likely experiencing high levels of stress. This stress may be caused by a specific acute trigger (ex: strangers entering the home, an unfamiliar dog approaching, being left alone), or it may be the culmination of multiple smaller provocations. Birch Bark takes a holistic approach to behavior modification by addressing not just what the dog is doing but taking a look at what he experienced that generated the emotional response, which then produced that particular behavior.
We deal with problem behaviors from the roots, not the leaves.

We are ready to help you and your dog with:

  • Fearfulness
  • Leash reactivity
  • Over-arousal/hyperactivity
  • Isolation distress/separation anxiety
  • Aggression (with restrictions)

Rates: $150/initial 90 minute consultation
Following consultation: $125/1 hour session; $350/3 sessions; $680/6 sessions
Travel fee may apply for clients outside of North SD County.
Discounts available for 501(c)3 rescue groups

Birch Bark in the Park: Group Classes and Workshops

Our group classes are on hold for the time being. Check back here or please email if you’d like updates on when they start up again.

Thank you!