Where do you travel? Nikki travels for in-home seminars to most of Middle Tennessee and parts of West Tennessee. Please note, sessions more than 55 miles of White Bluff, TN may incur a travel fee of $25. Nikki is available to travel anywhere in the US for seminars and staff training.
How long are sessions, and how many will I need? Initial sessions are 1.5 hours. Sessions are typically spaced 1-2 weeks apart. After the initial session, 1 and 1.5 hour sessions are offered. Many manner issues can be taken care of in 3-4 sessions, while behavioral issues typically require more.
Contact us regarding rescue organization pricing if the dog you are training is a foster. Note: If your dog has bitten someone, we require a minimum of 3 sessions, and require the first 2 to be prepaid.
What if I have more than 1 dog? The price per session does not change regardless of the number of dogs being trained. Keep in mind, though, more sessions may be required if each dog has a significantly different issue, as training must be tailored to each dog.
What can I expect in a session? Nikki will come to your home for training. We recommend all family members and/or those who frequently take care of your dog(s) are present for the session. If you have a session after 3 pm, please do not feed your dog dinner as Nikki will show you new techniques for feeding. DogSpeak typically provides high quality treats, but please have some on-hand if your dog has food allergies of any kind. After each session, Nikki will email you handouts pertaining to your dog’s needs. Sessions are typically spaced 1-2 weeks apart to allow you to get into the habit of using the techniques Nikki teaches you and your family.
Do my kids need to be involved? All family members, especially children, are encouraged to be involved in the training process. This not only ensures consistency for your dog, it also teaches your children how to be more confident leaders, and how to interact appropriately with dogs.
Who will be training my dog? Nikki Ivey is our lead trainer, and will be working with you. She will occasionally bring along Britteny, our business manager, or an intern to assist with distractions such as doorbells.
What if I need to cancel or change a session? We understand life happens, and are happy to work with you if you need to cancel or change a session. If cancelling, please let us know within 24 hours of your appointment. We reserve the right to charge for an entire session if adequate notice is not given.