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Marsha Tonkinson is a certified professional dog trainer and instructor for more than 11 years. Marsha is also an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen evaluator, and an AKC Puppy Star evaluator. I am a Foundation for Service Dog Support Public Access evaluator and a service dog mentors graduate as a service dog trainer/instructor, professional member of the APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), as well as a professional member of IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals.) In February of 2014, I was one of the first recipients to receive a full scholarship to attend a training class with Cesar Millan at his Dog Psychology Center in California. I started the Arkansas Paws in prison program at the North Central Unit I worked with male inmates in north central Arkansas for four and half years. My passion is helping veterans I am the lead service dog trainer for Veterans sportsman Alliance (VSA) where we train and donate PTSD service dogs for free.

My training standards are very high, I believe all dogs need and deserve the opportunity to become the best companion they can be for any person or family. I use Safe and Humane Training Methods, so you and your four-legged friend will learn to bond, trust and work with each other.

 

Marsha Tonkinson
Owner/Trainer

Classes & Fees

PUPPY CLASSES

  • Puppy Temperament Testing: $45.00
  • Puppy Kick Start Program ( for puppies 8 weeks to 6 months)  4 weeks: $85.00
  • Puppy Obedience Level 1, 6 weeks: $100.00 ( for puppies 4 months to 9 months)
  • Puppy Obedience Level 2, 6 weeks: $115.00 ( puppies must have completed level 1, age 6 months to 10 months)
  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program class and test, 6 weeks: $125.00
    ( puppies must be 1 year or under to take class and test)


ADULT CLASSES

  • Adult Dog Temperament Test: $45.00
  • Adult Kick Start Obedience, 4 weeks: $125.00 (Adult dogs must have proof of vaccines)
  • Adult Obedience Level 1, 6 weeks: $150.00 (Adult dogs must have proof of vaccines)
  • Adult Obedience Level 2, 6 weeks: $175.00 (Adult dogs must have proof of vaccines)
  • Therapy Dog Training, 8 weeks: $250.00 (Adult dogs must have proof of vaccines) dog and handler must have completed obedience levels 1&2 and will be required to purchase and read the required book.
  • PTSD Service Dog Task Training, 8 weeks, contact me for pricing as it depends of the amount of tasks and what type of tasks ( Adult dogs must have proof of vaccines)
  • Mobility Service Dog tasks Training, 8 weeks, contact me for pricing as it depends on the amount of tasks and what type of tasks (Adult dogs must have proof of vaccines)
  • Hearing Alert Service dog Training: $6,000.00 dog and handler must pass assessment test and complete obedience levels 1&2 (Adult dogs must have proof of vaccines)
  • AKC CGC Class and test, 6 weeks: $125.00 ( Adult dogs must have proof of vaccines)
  • AKC Urban Class and test, 6 weeks: $125.00 (Adult dogs must have proof of vaccines)
  • AKC Farm Dog Class and test, 6 weeks: $125.00 (Adult dogs must have proof of vaccines)
  • Adult E-collar, 6 weeks: $200.00 (Adult dogs must have proof of vaccines)
  • Adult Tricks Class, 6 weeks: $200.00 (Adult dogs must have proof of vaccines)
  • Canine Conditioning: 6 weeks: $225.00 (Adult dogs must have proof of vaccines)
  • Muzzle Training, 4 weeks: $175.00 (Adult dogs must have proof of vaccines) owner must purchase basket muzzle
  • Public Access Test, 1 hour: $50.00 (Service dog team must provide log book of hours worked in public and copy of Doctor’s request)

Blog

Karma’s First Match

Karma at her first AKC B match in Las Vegas yesterday. She took 2 first places and a second place in the herding puppy group. A 10 1/2 month old took first place, but for her being the youngest puppy at the match she did so good. We are so proud of her.

Obedience, Conditioning, Equipment Usage & Fun Course November 10 & 11, 2018

We will be doing a workshop Nov 10th and 11th at our house it will be Obedience, Canine Conditioning, Fit Paws (versatile tools for you dogs health and fitness) equipment and how to use it, and even a fun course. This workshop is good for any age as the fit paws and canine conditioning builds core …

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