Private Lessons

If you prefer to be "along for the ride" with your dog throughout the entire training process, private lessons might be for you! During your private lesson program, we will instruct you and your dog side by side to achieve the behavioral progress you are looking for.


1 Session

This Session Includes:

  • One 60-90 minute session in your home

  • Customized training plan

  • Free clicker

Suitable For:

  • Potty training advice

  • Advice about canine enrichment or mental stimulation

  • Working on one specific behavior (I can't seem to get my dog to "down")

3 Sessions

This Program Includes:

  • Three 60 minute sessions in your home

  • Customized training plan

  • Free clicker

  • Free treat pouch

Suitable For:

  • Learning basic obedience foundations

  • Working on 1-2 home-specific behavior problems, such as:

    • barking out the window​

    • getting into the trash

    • chewing up things in your yard

    • general destructiveness

5 Sessions

This Program Includes:

  • Five 60 minute sessions in your home or in public

  • Customized training plan

  • Free clicker

  • Free treat pouch

  • Walking tool, if necessary

Suitable For:

  • Learning basic obedience

  • Adding distractions

  • Learning real-world obedience out in public

  • Working on 2-3 home-specific behavior problems, such as:

    • barking out the window​

    • getting into the trash

    • chewing up things in your yard

    • general destructiveness

    • hyperactivity around the kids

    • cat aggression

    • fence running



Schedule a FREE consultation to discuss programs & pricing!
What do I need to know?

What to expect:

  • A 60 minute session in your home about once weekly. 

    • Sessions can be at your local park, a friend's house, at a store, wherever the problem behaviors are occurring. ​

  • If any purchases were recommended to you, you'll receive an email in your inbox within 48 hours of your session with links to the recommended items.​

  • Approximately 1 hour of homework per day. Your dog will only learn as much as you teach him. No homework = no results.

What to bring/prepare:

  • Before your first session, we love our clients to have a hand-written list of all your dog's behavior problems. This helps ensure you don't forget to tell us about any important problems. 

  • Have LOTS of treats ready! There's no such thing as too many treats. Your treats should be about the size of an M'n'M. No bigger!

    • We ask that you use high value food. Milkbones won't suffice for this! We want something closer to string cheese, hot dog, deli meat, boiled chicken, etc. and cut it up into tiny pieces. You will always use more treats than you expected!​

  • Have your dog's collar/harness and leash ready, in case we need to review leash walking.​


Private Lessons are generally not as suitable for:

  • Behaviors that are closely associated with the owner, such as separation anxiety. It is often best for these dogs that they be separated from their acclimated environment to achieve behavioral progress.

  • Quick results with minimal work on your part

  • Socialization 

  • Dog-on-dog aggression

  • Dog-on-human aggression

Unsure what to choose?

You're not alone! Most of the people we work with have never hired a dog trainer in their life. Some people have hired a trainer before, but the results they wanted were not achieved. Maybe you trained your last dog yourself, but this new dog is displaying behaviors that have caused you to hit a brick wall. Maybe this is your first dog and you don't know the first thing about dog behavior or training. Or maybe you're just looking for something fun to deepen your relationship with your dog. We've seen it all! Whether we are your first dog trainers or your 100th, we want to be your last! 

A quality relationship with your dog trainer starts with realistic expectations and an appropriate program recommendation. This is why we do consultations! A consultation gives us the opportunity to meet your family, evaluate your dog, and examine your lifestyle. From there, we can make a program recommendation that suits you and your dog best. Our recommendation is based on years of education, trial & error, and colleague consulting. Our suggestion will include everything we believe will set your dog and your family up for success, and to ensure you have all the appropriate tools moving forward to solve any future problems your dog may encounter.

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