Dogs (and their humans) learn best in quiet, non-distracting environments, which is why Private Training is a great option for working together with your dog. Private Training takes place in your home where your dog is most comfortable. After you and your dog have a clear understanding of behavior and training, we can meet at locations such as dog parks, cafes, or busy shopping centers to work on advanced behaviors where many distractions are present.
Training your dog is a special time. The initial focus of training is teaching your dog to have self-control so that when you ask him to do something, he has the skills to understand and the ability to follow directions. I will teach you to work as a team so that you and your dog can enjoy a lifelong relationship based on trust and motivation.
My training programs are comprehensive addressing all levels of training from puppy issues like house breaking, mouthing, and jumping on people, to more complex behaviors like separation anxiety and overall noncompliance. My goal is to teach you how to work with your dog so you feel confident and in control wherever you go.
All new clients require an Initial Consultation as the first step of training.
3 Private Training Options
5 Follow-Up Sessions
During your Initial Consultation in your home, we will discuss your concerns, set a training plan, and get started on your first hands-on session. We will talk about how to prevent problem behaviors, learn to read your dog's body language, and help you begin down the path to a well-mannered companion.
The main focus when working with any dog is on teaching him self-control. We do this through introducing commands (which include Sit, Down, Come, Stay, Wait, Off, Go to Your Bed, and Leave It), training his temperament, and modifying problem behavior.
During Follow-Up Sessions, we will work together on your specific areas of concern
and your dog will learn important concepts including focused-attention and frustration tolerance. Follow-Up Sessions last an hour and are full of hands-on training.
Each week you will be given homework to work on between sessions to help make
learning effective and fun!
After this training package is complete, you will be left feeling more in control of and informed about your dog's behavior.
1-dog Household $1350
2-dog Household $1650
3-dog Household $1950
One Session at a Time
For short-term guidance
If you only want to meet a few times to work on something very specific, or if you have completed training but need guidance on an area of concern, working together one session at a time is a good choice.
Initial Consultation $300
Follow Up Sessions $225
Initial Consultation $350
Follow Up Sessions $275
Initial Consultation $400
Follow Up Sessions $325
Returning Clients Only
After Basic Training is complete, the focus of training shifts to learning how to work through distractions (come when called even though there's a squirrel in the yard or a dog across the street, waiting calmly at the front door when it opens and guests arrive, etc), modifying problem behavior, and fine tuning specific behaviors.
This option is available only to dogs who have completed at least a Basic Training Package with The Tail Wagger's Club within the past three months.
3 Follow-Up Sessions $ 650
5 Follow-Up Sessions $1075
8 Follow-Up Sessions $1725
3 Follow-Up Sessions $ 775
5 Follow-Up Sessions $1300
8 Follow-Up Sessions $2050
3 Follow-Up Sessions $925
5 Follow-Up Sessions $1800
8 Follow-Up Sessions $2700