Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-2013, 11:15 AM
Ivy's Avatar
Ivy Ivy is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,713
Default Fundraising Ideas

I would really like to enroll Ivan in an obedience class. He's a lot of dog and it will give him a better chance at being adopted safely and help build confidence in him. I was looking at some local trainers and the cost is on average of $500.

I was thinking of having some sort of fundraiser for the cost of the classes but am drawing a blank at what I can do.

What are some things you guys have done that was successful?
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 03:12 PM
emc emc is offline
Show Dog
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 233

To be honest I don't think people will give you money to train your dog. Fundraising is usually for things like charities or people in bad situations such as illness or disasters.

Why not do some research online for dog training, get books from the library and train your dog yourself. Could actually be fun and a bonding opportunity for you and your fur buddy.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 03:18 PM
Red.Apricot's Avatar
Red.Apricot Red.Apricot is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 2,982

That seems really high! I live in an expensive area, and I haven't seen classes run more than $200 and that seemed really, really high.

Sorry I can't be more help.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 03:28 PM
Dizzy's Avatar
Dizzy Dizzy is offline
Sit! Good dog.
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Wales
Posts: 17,760

Do any local rescues have trainers you could speak to?
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They do not know jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing wasn't boring, it was peace."

Bodhi is the opposite of ignorance, the insight into reality which destroys mental afflictions and brings peace.

Owned by Bodhi Booglaoo and Fredington Holbein

Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 04:30 PM
Ivy's Avatar
Ivy Ivy is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,713

Ivan is my foster dog, he's not mine. I'm a volunteer for a registered dog rescue.

I guess I could ask other rescues what trainers they use in my area. Could be a good place to start in terms of finding a decent trainer at a decent price.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 05:27 PM
MericoX's Avatar
MericoX MericoX is offline
Roos, Poos, & a Wog!
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: In depression
Posts: 5,326

What about finding a private trainer and explaining to them that he's a foster dog? May cut you a deal of some sort. The shelter around here is a yardsale fundraiser every year where people donate gently used pet gear (and other stuff) to raise money, besides regular walkathons and adoption events.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 06:50 PM
Saeleofu Saeleofu is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 9,036

That seems like a ridiculously high price. My trainer charges $60-$90 for 6-8 weeks of class, depending on the class - everything from puppy kindergarten to competition level obedience, rally, and conformation. Even the expensive places like Petsmart and Petco only charge around $100-$120 for 6-8 weeks.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2013, 07:25 PM
Oko's Avatar
Oko Oko is offline
Silence, peasants.
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: MA, USA
Posts: 2,138

Yeah, those prices seem insane to me. Most 6-8 week classes around here don't top $150.

I like to dog
Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2013, 01:42 AM
DobeLove DobeLove is offline
Big Dog
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Washington
Posts: 151

Is he having specific problems or are you just wanting to do obedience with him? Won't most shelter/organizations pay for it if its a specific problem you are working him through?

My trainer has drop in obedience classes for $8 per week. How long is $500 for? Maybe you can work out a payment plan.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:09 PM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site