Private dog or puppy training lessons

Private training sessions are a good fit for clients who prefer one on one interactions to address their dog’s specific training needs, clients who prefer to train their dog at home (or another environment besides the classroom), or dogs who aren’t comfortable or don’t get along well with other dogs or people.

Pricing and details

Sessions are approximately an hour. They’re typically held in-person at the client’s home but can also be held somewhere out in the community or online via FaceTime/Zoom. Credit cards are accepted, as well as other forms of payment.

Single session$145
Package of four sessions$525
Covid-19 Precautions

Erin and any trainers or apprentices who may attend sessions are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and are happy to wear a mask during your session in accordance with local conditions and advisories and/or at your request.

How does the process work?

If there are existing behaviors you’d like to change, you’ll start by completing a behavior questionnaire during your registration process.

Your first session will likely include:

  • Discussing your questions and goals, and any remaining details of the behaviors we want to train and/or change
  • Discussion of management of unwanted behavior, if needed, to help you see change quickly
  • Developing an initial training plan for behaviors that will be taught
  • Hands-on training preview, so you can get a feel for how to start the training
  • A training summary after our session, and we’ll be available for questions via text, email, or phone to make sure things are clear.

If you have a new dog or puppy who is learning behaviors for the first time and doesn’t need any behavior modification, you will likely spend your first session prioritizing the foundation you want to work on with your dog and getting started on the training right away.

As you continue your training, the goal during the first few sessions is to help you communicate more clearly with your dog, manage problem behaviors, and train new behaviors the dog will need in order to be successful in the training plan.

You’ll continue to receive email support as-needed, to keep you on track throughout your sessions. In the beginning, training sessions are usually held once per week, unless another schedule is more beneficial.

Once you’ve laid the foundation for communication with your dog, we can continue to work together to advance this training according to your needs. If you choose to, we will continue implementing what you’ve learned, making sure you are on track to meet your goals, and working through any plateaus that occur along the way. These can be weekly sessions, or you can spread them out over more time, if you’re ready to do that.

Email us to get started!