Pre-Dawg Counseling

So you’ve decided to get a dog – congratulations! But do you know what kind of dog would best match your particular needs and lifestyle? The World Canine Association estimates that there are 339 breeds of dogs divided into 10 groups categorized by size, appearance and the purpose they’ve been bred for – so choosing the dog that’s right for you is challenging. All Dawgs’ Pre-Dawg Counseling Package cuts through the confusion by personally matching you with the right dog breeds so you can make the most informed decision about your new family member.

Service Covers:

  • A visit to your home by All Dawgs’ owner, Diane Blackman, CPDT-KA, IACP CDTA/PDTI, CTDI, uses her over two decades of dog training experience to assess your specific needs and recommend the breeds that will best meet them
  • A customized assessment covering exercise and grooming needs; desired temperament, personality and age (puppy or adult dog); kid-friendliness; whether you’re a first-time or experienced dog owner; available indoor and outdoor space; activities you wish to engage in with your dog (such as Agility or Rally Obedience); and more
  • A written report listing the pure-breed and potentially mixed-breed dogs that best match your needs, along with referrals to local breeders, rescue organizations and animal shelters from which you can purchase or adopt a suitable dog

Service Info:

  • Who: For anyone who wants to choose a dog that matches their lifestyle
  • Where: At your home
  • When: A day and time that fits your schedule – fill out the registration form below to get started

Register to schedule an appointment


All Dawgs Policies

  • Cancellations: Because successful dog training depends on consistency, we have a no-cancellation policy designed to help you and your dog reach your training goals. This includes rescheduling lessons.
  • Payment:  We must receive full payment before scheduling your training appointment(s)
  • Travel: Due to the increasing fuel prices, Private Training clients living more than twenty miles outside of Albany, NY will be charged 75¢ per extra mile driven