Class, Puppy Day School, and Workshop Fees

Classes are $150 and meet one hour per week for six weeks, unless otherwise noted. Reactive Rover class is $275 and includes six week class plus one in-home lesson. Professional discount available; please contact us.

Puppy Day School is $650 and includes one in-home lesson plus eight days of school (total of 40 hours). Professional discount available; please contact us.

Workshops meet one time and are $25 for one hour or $35 for 90 minutes, unless otherwise noted. There are no discounts on workshops.

Our class and workshop sizes are limited to ensure quality instruction and individual attention for each student. By registering, you are reserving a space. Accordingly, we request a deposit at registration, and payment in full before the start date, in order to hold your space.

We accept payment by credit card, check or cash. You can pay via credit card through PayPal when you register online. Checks can be mailed to TipTopTails, 18429 49th Street, Grand Junction MI 49056. There is a $20 fee for returned checks.

Due to our limited class sizes, we are unable to refund fees after the first class.  If either you or your dog is unable to attend the remainder of your class due to an injury or illness, please contact us and we will extend a credit for the unused portion of your class fee, minus one night’s class fee to cover our costs.

Vaccination Requirements

Puppies under 5 months old:

  • distemper/parvo (DHPP) (first round)
  • bordetella (kennel cough)
  • negative fecal exam.

Puppies and dogs over 5 months old:

  • distemper/parvo (DHPP)
  • bordetella (kennel cough)
  • rabies

We accept titer testing. Please contact us to discuss.

Reactive Dogs Policy

If your dog is reactive or fearful around other dogs or people (barks, lunges, growls or hides out of fear), please contact us before registering for a group class or workshop other than our Reactive Rover class.

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Missed and Cancelled Classes

In order to meet our commitments to our instructors and facilities, we are unable to offer refunds or makeups for missed classes. Your instructor will be happy to review any missed exercises when you return to class.

There is a four-student minimum enrollment for most classes.  In the event that a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund or a credit towards a future class, whichever you prefer.   If a class night is cancelled due to severe weather or instructor illness, you will be contacted by e-mail and phone as soon as possible, and we will schedule a makeup class (if possible) or provide a refund or credit of that class night’s fee, whichever you prefer.

Lesson Fees (Manners and Behavior Issues)

Individual lesson, one hour, $150 (no additional charge for multiple dogs in the same household).

Group lesson, one hour, $150 (total for up to four dog-handler teams).  

Group class plus one lesson package, $275.

Five lesson package (five hours total), $700.

Ten lesson package (ten hours total), $1,250

Manners and behavior lessons are held in your home unless other arrangements are made.  Travel fee of $25 may apply to lessons outside our service area.

Lesson Fees (Agility and Nosework)

Individual lesson, half hour, $20.

Individual lesson, one hour, $40.

Dog sport lessons are held at our training locations.