Terms of Service


This agreement is between A Sound Beginning Program and the CLIENT/RELEASOR whereby, CLIENT/RELEASOR wishes to consult with A Sound Beginning Program about the behavior of his/her companion dog for the purpose of modifying the dog's behavior.

CLIENT/RELEASOR understands and agrees that A Sound Beginning Program is in no way responsible for the behavior of the animal at any time, not now or in the future. Client further understands that every dog reacts in a different manner to training and behavior modification and that animals are, by nature, unpredictable. Therefore, animal training and behavior modification requires full attention and total awareness at all times. Animals may, without warning, cause injury to humans and/or other animals. I hereby release A Sound Beginning Program, as to attacks, bites, mauling, or all of them, by the aforementioned animal indicated above upon any person or animal. I hereby agree to exercise caution for the safety of myself, the animal, those around me and those animals around me while working with the animal. I agree to the terms of this agreement and understand that any injuries received by me or by my pet or other persons or animals while working with the animal are my own responsibility.

This release may not be changed orally.


I grant A Sound Beginning Program the right to take photographs and/or videos of me and my family in connection with training consultations or classroom sessions. I authorize A Sound Beginning Program, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically.

I agree that A Sound Beginning Program may use such photographs and/or videos of me and my family with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and Web content.

This release may not be changed orally.

Return Policy


Book / CD – Once purchased, books / CDs cannot be refunded unless damaged or defective in which case a replacement will be provided upon request.


We accept returns of unused items. All returns must be postmarked within 10 days of receipt. Prior to returning an item, please contact us. Once the returned item is received we will issue a refund (less shipping fees). Please send items back in their original packaging and in their original condition. Shipping fees are not refundable.

We do not offer refunds on these products:

  • Sniff-it All in One
  • Calm-a-Mile Essential Oil

Returns can be mailed to the following address:

P.O. Box 582
Winfield, Il. 60190

Class Cancellation Policies


  • If you cancel BEFORE attending any class, your payment will be refunded, less the retail cost of the Book/Cd, the Sniff-it All-in-One Package, and mailing fees. IF cancellation is received PRIOR to shipping, a FULL refund will be issued).
  • Once you have attended the first class there are no refunds for cancellation.


  • You will receive a full refund for any cancelled class up to 48 hours prior to the start date.
  • No refunds for cancellations received after that time.
  • Cancellation must be made by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




Get the Book

Whether you’ve adopted OR got your dog from a breeder, etc., the resources within this book will provide insight into behavior to prevent problems and begin a sound future.

Quick Start Package

Would you like to know more about your dog? Would you like to prevent mistakes and create a positive training plan? Check out our Intro to Training (Virtual) class for free.

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In-Home Training

For those who prefer personalized training in the comfort of your home, we offer several options with our experienced behavioral training affiliates using only humane, science-based methods.

Modular Classes

Make a sound investment for a lifetime of happiness. CLASSES are available IN-PERSON (Chicagoland) or VIRTUAL (anywhere) --- OR --- you can mix & match on your Path to Success.