Class, Day School, and Workshop Fees

All classes meet one hour per week, unless otherwise noted.

Puppy and adult good manners classes, $200/six weeks, $175/five weeks, $140/four weeks
Professional discount available on group classes (except Reactive Rover); please contact us.

Puppy Day School is $1,500 and includes a one hour individual lesson before school starts, eight days of school, and individual conference after school ends. Professional discount available on Puppy Day School; please contact us.

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

Reactive Rover program is $500 and includes one individual lesson plus a six week group class.
Reactive Rover 2.0, updated pricing coming soon.

Our class and workshop sizes are limited to ensure quality instruction and individual attention for each student. By registering, you are reserving a space for the duration of the class. Accordingly, we require 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, 1030 S. 8th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009. There is a $25 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 session 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 4 months old:

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

Puppies and dogs over 4 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)

In-person lesson, $200/one hour, $570/three hour package, $925/five hour package. No additional charge for multiple dogs in the same household attending the same lesson. In-person lessons include training time, plus handouts, notes and follow-up support by phone and e-mail. Behavior cases involving a bite history may require a three hour package minimum.

Online lessons now available! Online lessons include a one hour Zoom meeting, plus handouts, notes and follow-up support by phone and e-mail. Online lesson, $90/30 minutes, $175/one hour, $490/three hour package. Behavior cases involving a bite history may require a three hour package minimum.

Lesson plus multi-week class package, $375/six week class, $350/five week class, $315/four week class.

Group lesson, $200 total for up to four dog-handler teams.  

Due to COVID, lessons are held at our training facility, located at 1030 S. 8th Street, Kalamazoo MI 49009, or outside at your home or another location (weather permitting).  Social distancing is observed.  Travel fee of $25 may apply to lessons outside our service area (see map at bottom of page).

Lesson Fees (Dog Sports)

Semi-private lesson (max of four dog-handler teams), one hour, $30 per person.

Private lesson, half hour, $30, one hour, $60.

Dog sport lessons are held at our training locations.