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Private lessons - training for the real world

Because fitting dog classes into your busy life is sometimes too much, I also offer private lessons.  Personal coaching works well for busy owners who appreciate convenience, focused instruction, flexible schedules, and the ability to work at a self-directed pace.  I will address the issues important to you –

  • House-soiling
  • Anxiety Issues
  • Guarding Food, Toys, or People
  • Destructiveness
  • Separation Problems
  • Barking
  • Fearfulness / Reactivity
  • Basic Manners (jumping up, etc)
  • Leash Manners (pulling, lunging)
  • Child & dog issues (biting, scratching, pulling clothing)
  • Choosing the right puppy/rescue for your family
  • Dog Parks
  • Aggression
  • Preparing your home for the new Puppy
  • Preparing your dog for your new Baby
  • Puppy Head Start
  • Counter-surfing
  • Introducing Dogs & Cats
  • Multi-dog Households
  • Poop-Eating

I take pride in providing my clients with personalized attention and professional instruction that is based on the most up-to-date knowledge about dog training and behavior.  My goal is to help you better understand and teach your dog so he or she can be a valued, lifelong companion.

Private training is tailored to what you want your dog to learn.  Whether it's house training or nail-trimming, jumping on guests or stealing your shoes, we’ll design a training plan to meet your needs.  I coach you to train your dog – I’ll show you how, help you along the way, and follow up between sessions as needed.

My training methods are positive, progressive, and very dog friendly.  You'll love the simplicity, your dog will love the attention, and you'll both love the results.  No more struggling to get your dog's attention and cooperation.  You'll be delighted with your dog's progress and will look forward to each lesson.

What's Included?

  • In-home visits of approximately 50 minutes
  • One-on-one professional coaching to help you train your dog
  • Unlimited email support for the duration of training

How Often?

If you simply want the dog to learn not to pull on leash, perhaps one lesson will be all you need.  Owners usually have several goals, which may take multiple sessions to accomplish.  Most clients schedule weekly or every-other-week lessons.  Of course, practicing between sessions will be a major factor in the speed of your dog's achievements.