Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How much do your services cost?

A: Prices vary based on the service you purchase. Group class pricing is always available on our online store. Private consultations and training programs vary based on location. If you would like to learn more about our private training options and pricing, please contact us directly and include your approximate location!

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: We accept:

  • Cash

  • Check

  • Venmo (@Courageous-Canines)

  • PayPal (

  • Mobile Pay/Debit/Credit (with a 3% surcharge)

Q: Do you come to my home or other locations?

A: Yes, we typically work with clients in their homes and other places where they struggle most.

Q: Do you work with aggressive dogs?

A: Absolutely - we are experienced helping clients evaluate and work with dogs that behave aggressively towards people, other dogs, and other animals.

Q: Do you work with my breed?

A: We are comfortable working with all breeds and dogs of all sizes.

Q: My dog pulls really hard on leash - can you help?

A: Yes! We always incorporate leash training into our programs and group classes.


Q: My dog is a few years old - is it too late to train them?

A: It’s never too late! With the right training strategy, even adult and senior dogs can improve their behavior.

Q: I have tried other training before and my dog didn't respond well - what makes your training work?

A: Unlike many older training methodologies, we utilize the lessons of modern learning theory to create exercises that make sense to your dog, and take advantage of their natural learning process and problem-solving abilities!

Q: Do you use food in your training?

A: Yes, food is an essential ingredient in efficient behavioral training. It can help dogs remember what they are doing right and retain the lesson for later. It also creates positive and calm associations with different commands, people and situations. In order to remain effective, food must be phased away and rotated with other rewards over time - we walk you through this process in our training programs and classes!

Q: Do you use static shock, prong, pinch or choke collars?

A: We feel these particular pieces of equipment are not effective in behavioral modification - we can help you move beyond them.

Q: My dog is afraid of people (or men specifically) - will they be afraid of you?

A: Possibly, but that doesn’t mean we can’t work together and teach them to overcome it. Fear needs to be replaced by positive feelings - it can’t be suppressed, and avoiding frightening things just leaves your dog sensitized!

Q: Do you offer dog training services for service, therapy, show, agility, search and rescue, or other specialized programs?

A: We do not, however we can refer you to qualified trainers in the area who can help you!

Q: Are there any veterinarians, groomers, kennels, day cares, pet sitters, etc. you would recommend?

A: Yes! We have relationships with many other local businesses and can always make recommendations for you!



Courageous Canines LLC

Owner and Lead Trainer: Collin Roche, CPDT-KA

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