Private Dog Training Lessons

Private dog training lessons 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.

Private training prices

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 will happily wear a mask during your session in accordance with local conditions and advisories and/or at your request. 

Training for behavior modification

How does our private dog training process work? For existing behavioral concerns, you’ll complete a behavior questionnaire during your registration process to provide a history and details. 

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.

Training for a new dog or puppy

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.

Continuing your training

As you continue your training, our 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 when you’re ready to train more independently. 

Email us to get started!

Send an email with details about your needs and goals, or text Erin directly at 858-213-9580 to schedule.