Private Dog Training

Private dog training: dog learns to calmly wait on mat Private dog training is ideal for the individual or family who needs flexibility and convenience. If any of these questions ring a bell, then private dog training might be right for you:

  • Do you prefer a personalized learning experience?
  • Do you have a hard time making it to scheduled classes?
  • Is your dog unhappy in a group setting?
  • Do you want to start right away rather than waiting for the next class?
  • Do you have specific goals and like to be in control of your time?

By tailoring sessions to your needs, you can make the maximum progress with your dog. We will work with you to set goals, design a training plan, teach you how to train your dog, suggest practices for your home and routine while your dog is learning, then follow-up to make sure things are working as intended.

We’re available for private training in your home or at any of the locations where we currently offer classes. Most of the skills in our Life Skills, Skills for Agility and Canine Fitness curriculum (limited only by equipment requirements) can be taught in a personal setting. In addition, we can offer training for common needs such as integrating a new dog into your household, competing in obedience and rally, canine tricks and more.

Depending on your objectives, you may need only one training session, or it may take several sessions to achieve a list of goals. Typical sessions are one hour long and take place weekly or every other week. If you have a friend or two with the same goals, we can organize mini-group training sessions. Practice between sessions will be important to help your dog remember what he or she has learned.

With private training and some consistent efforts, your dog can become your personal star with a tail!

Training Sessions

In-home lesson – $80/hour

Initial consultations generally last between one and two hours. Additional sessions typically last one hour. All sessions are billed in 15-minute increments after the first hour. Additional mileage may apply for more than 30 minutes of drive time (each way).

Training Packages

If you’re interested in multiple sessions, we can design a package at a discounted rate to get you and your dog in sync as quickly as possible. Packages must be pre-paid and completed within three (3) months of start date. Packages include email and phone support between sessions.

Cancellation Policy

We will be happy to reschedule appointments missed due to illness or emergencies. Depending on the amount of notice received, other reschedule requests may result in a full or partial session charge.