Dog Training can cost big bucks if your training checklist includes the following: results oriented, quality training with attention to detail, personal touch / concierge service, communicates well with people as well as pet, visually happy dog, trainer able to transfer knowledge to pet owner, pet works around distractions, and dog trainer’s dog(s) present a picture of pet owner’s goals and beyond (advance training level). Like shopping for a car some of us would like a BMW but end up with a Ford Focus. Sometimes if we spend a lot of money on a product or service we tend to maintain the oil changes and tire rotations. This keeps the car on the road and doesn’t cost more money down the road. Maintaining dog training that you’ve spend a lot of money to obtain is a responsibility that not every pet owners takes seriously. Owning a dog is a lifetime commitment and training falls within that realm.