Training Services

Some people want to learn skills to become a better dog handler; others just want "Fido" not to jump! Some want their dogs trained as hunting dogs; others want to train their dog to become a service or therapy dog. Whatever your needs, we're here to help!

Private Training Sessions: $150 for a 1 and 1/2 hour session ($60 hour after that) plus travel if I go to you instead of you coming to me. Just like you see on the "Dog Whisperer," we can help solve many undesired behaviors in just one session! Jumping, barking, aggression, fear, pulling you down the street…you name it! We can also help you prepare your dog for the AKC CGC, therapy dog tests, and public access tests for service dogs!

Semi-Private Training Clinics: Dog owner teams ($250); observers $50. My facility. Only 2 to 3 dog owner teams; up to 5 observers. First, I give about a 25 min "Trish" talk about how to get your dog's attention no matter what distractions are going on around you. You will learn how to break old, unwanted habits and replace them with the behaviors you, as the pack leader, want in YOUR pack! You will also learn the techniques needed to get the respect that only the pack leader is granted, which is the foundation in solving ALL dog behavior and training issues! Next, I use each one of your dogs (SEPARATELY) to demonstrate how to use these techniques. Your dog will make huge "leaps and bounds" in his training, and you will learn how to continue his or her training to create the new habits you desire!

Workshops: Are a fantastic crash course for YOU and your dog! You will learn more in a workshop than you ever imagined! Click HERE for workshop info.

Weekly Board and Training Rates: For those dogs who need more training and consistency than you can give, the "board and train" is best. We spend a ton of time with you and your dog, and you can expect huge changes! The longer they are here, the more these behaviors become a solid habit, but you will be AMAZED how much they can learn in just a week or two!

The first week includes: One private training session for YOU and your dog at drop off (2 +/- hours / $150 value), five training sessions for your dog only (about 8 hours, a $500 value), a week of boarding and socializing with my pack ($400 value), photo/video updates for you (about a $150 value) a bath ($35 to $100 value) another private training session (or workshop) for YOU at pick up ($200 value!!!) $1600

Additional Weeks: $1000 includes weekly boarding, 5 training sessions, plus an extra hour++ for each week at the END training session for YOU!

Truly "Red Zone" dogs (determined at first visit) are an additional $250 a week until no longer truly "red zone." (These dogs are dangerous to humans/ other animals, and it means ONLY I WILL handle them, (no employees) and will need to put myself and eventually other people/ animals at risk. These are the dogs that have already attacked/ and/ or killed other animals, bit humans enough to make them bleed, etc.)

Red zone aggressive dog learns to trust humans and other dogs

Check out some of our training videos on youtube!


Hear what others have thought about an experience with Varian Kennels Training:

Were off to a great new start…thank you. Jager (Boxer)is doing great! I am enjoying Jager so much. She is just an absolute joy to walk.

Oh my goodness… Luke (Chihuahua cross) is like a whole new dog! He is so GOOD! Thank you so very much for helping me enjoy him.

"I just wanted to thank you again, I enjoyed our training session and feel kind of "enlightened!" I took chopper out for a walk later that evening, and he was amazing, didn't fight the leash, stopped when I did, sat on command! It felt amazing that I was putting to use what I lad learned as well. Can't be more happy and plan to come see you for more training once we conquer or first training tasks!"

She (female German Shepherd) is doing beautifully, I am doing better all the time. I'm sooo pleased with the results.

Henry (male chocolate lab) is doing really, really good. He is perfect in our backyard, we have a really large backyard. He is absolutely fabulous. We took him on a walk on leash, and he was really good. He is excellent in the house!

Kingston (male old English sheepdog) is doing amazing, absolutely amazing. I am so proud of him. He is just like a totally different dog. I had him up at the school today and even people that have seen him in the past said "is that the same dog?" Because he just did amazing. Thank you, Thank you!

We are so pleased with Mickey (male German Shepherd mix.) He is a 100% totally different dog. He sits, and he waits. I just thank you so much; he is just doing so much!