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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Marshall View Post
    See this is where it gets into a heated debate. At $500/month that trainer is getting $16.67/day to feed, board, train, and otherwise care for your animal. In my area if you were to board a yorkie it would cost more than that. And as far as not having very many master dogs, that all depends on the clientele. There are a lot of folks out there that may not have any desire to campaign their dogs but just want a hunting dog/family companion. On top of that those are usually the type of people that are not out buying the most high drive/high trainability type dogs, thus in a lot of cases making it much harder on that particular trainer. So, there are two ways to view it. The first, "Damn, that's a car payment!" or "Wow, that's a lot of bang for my buck."
    I said it surprised me, nothing else... I don't say there was anything WRONG with it, or not to use them to train your dog. Btw I was surprised by the people asking the $800 not the low end
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marissa E. View Post
    I said it surprised me, nothing else... I don't say there was anything WRONG with it, or not to use them to train your dog. Btw I was surprised by the people asking the $800 not the low end
    I understand. It just never ceases to amaze me. I charge $450/month and people act like I asked their wife to take her shirt off for me! It's a lot of work no matter what type of dog you are training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Marshall View Post
    I charge $450/month .
    Maybe you should be boarding Yorkies..

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdA View Post
    Maybe you should be boarding Yorkies..
    True that!

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    For trial dogs, most charge $750 to $850 per month plus birds, heartworm, flea and tick, plus trial fees.
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    When you write the check each month, you had better have the idea in your mind that you're writing it to the best professional dog trainer for you out there. Otherwise....?

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