Private Training

privatelessonsDo you need a more flexible schedule than weekly classes can provide? Is your dog uncomfortable around new people or dogs? Private training is highly personalized and tailored to exactly what you want your dog to learn. You will work one-on-one with your trainer and your dog(s) in each private lesson.

Appointments can be held at our studio or in your home, or on location if needed. You’ll enjoy the convenience of individual scheduling and the ability to work at a self-directed pace. Our methods are force-free and very dog friendly, so you and your dog will look forward to each lesson.

For Good Manners

RudyVanessaDoes your dog sometimes dash out the door? Steal your socks? Jump on guests? We can help you teach your dog good manners, including:

  • Come when called
  • Wait at the door
  • Sit to greet guests
  • Let you know when he needs to “go”
  • Walk nicely on leash
  • Enjoy grooming

For Behavior Modification

Does your dog have behavior issues that concern you? You need a professional who is knowledgeable, skilled, and compassionate. We often work in conjunction with your veterinarian and veterinary behaviorist to investigate all possible causes and most effective solutions for your dog’s problems. Our experience and education enable us to effectively address behavior issues such as:

  • Shy or fearful of family members or strangers
  • Barking or lunging (at people and/or dogs)
  • Fear or defensiveness during grooming or vet exams
  • Separation related distress or destructiveness
  • Excessive Barking

What’s Included?

  • In-studio or in-home visits of 60-90 minutes.
  • Personalized written lesson plans with clear instructions.
  • One-on-one professional coaching to help you train your dog.
  • Weekly homework guides and checklists to keep you on track.
  • Phone or email support between scheduled lessons.

How Often?

If you simply want the dog to learn not to run out the door, one lesson may be all you need. Owners usually have several goals, which may take multiple sessions to accomplish. Most clients schedule weekly or every-other-week lessons. Of course, your practice between visits will be a major factor in the speed of your dog’s progress.

Private Training Fees

Location 1 hour
In our training studio $100
In your home $150

Behavior Modification sessions are 1 1/2 hours for the initial appointment.

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Appointment Scheduling and Payment Policies

In-Studio Lessons: hourly fee will be charged for the appointment time reserved, regardless of your arrival time.

In-Home Lessons: hourly fee begins when trainer arrives at your home. We always strive to be prompt, and will call if we expect a delay of more than 5 minutes.

Cancellations/Rescheduling: In case of illness or emergency we will gladly reschedule your appointment. “No-shows” will be charged the full hourly fee. Repeated reschedule requests will incur a fee of $50 in addition to the hourly fee.