Private Lessons

We believe dogs and people learn better in a one-on-one environment. Because our private lessons are one-on-one, each dog and its owners are the focuses of our trainer’s time. By participating in our private lessons, your dog will start to learn the basics of obedience such as their marker system, focusing exercises, and general obedience. If you are having behavioral issues, this can be addressed during your lesson as well. As your dog progresses during their lesson, we will begin to add environmental distractions by going for walks around the neighborhood, etc.

Training Evaluations 

We require all new training dogs to go through a training evaluation prior to their first lesson. During a training evaluation, we will meet in person at our facility to discuss your training goals and create a personalized lesson plan for your dog.  You will also receive homework to practice with your furry friend in between your evaluation and first training lesson. 

Training Method

Balanced training is a modern training method that borrows from all previously established training methods. It involves the four quadrants of learning to clearly communicate to your dog about desired behaviors and undesired behaviors. It is a highly individualized approach to training. There is no “cookie-cutter” way to help your dog learn, trainers must get to know your unique dog to help you both achieve your training goals. Balanced training utilizes tools such as clickers, e-collars, toys, prong collars, and food to teach your dog. After all, training is really about becoming your dog’s teacher.

Scheduling

We offer private lessons every Wednesday between 9:30am and 2:30pm.  Lessons are by appointment only. We do not offer walk-in training. 

Age Requirements 

Dogs of all ages can participate in our private lessons, however, we recommend participating in our puppy obedience private session if your dog is under 6 months and you need potty and crate training help.

Package Expiration Date

Packages expire 6 months from the date of purchase. We may make exceptions for individual unforeseen circumstances after a discussion between the client and trainer.

Cancelation Policy 

Cancelation of your lesson must be made 24-hours in advance or there will be a $100 cancelation fee. 

 

Tips

  • Bring easily chewable treats your dog enjoys for their lesson. We do not supply treats.
  • Have your dog on a flat collar. If your dog wears a harness, bring an additional flat collar to use during their lesson.
  • Have a fixed leash. (no Flexi or bungee leashes)
  • Allow your dog to potty before their lesson
  • Do not feed your dog before their lesson.

 

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