Private Lessons for Dogs and Puppies
THE GREAT part is that my approach to training is more about knowing how to put those commands into action to create a calmer state of mind in your dog and harmony in your home. I meet with clients daily who have dogs that know how to do all of those commands but they’re still experiencing nervous, rude, bratty or dangerous behaviors from their dogs. Obedience alone doesn’t solve behavior problems; sometimes it offers up an alternative behavior but still doesn’t change the dog’s mindset. I want to help you create lasting change with your dog by teaching you what YOU need to know and how to apply that information to achieve those changes.
We’ll address behaviors like:
- Door charging
- Leash reactivity
- Counter surfing
- Rude greetings
- Resource guarding
First Lesson: In-home Leadership, Behavior, & Obedience – Private lessons allow me to work one-on-one with your family and your dog (or dogs), in the home environment to address behaviors that cannot be effectively addressed in a group setting. In this session, I will educate you about your dog’s behavior and discuss the leadership elements that are necessary to promote a calm and compliant dog. We will start working together on your most critical training issues and devise a training homework plan to set you on the road to greatly improving both your dog’s behavior and his foundation obedience.
Follow-up Lesson: In-home Obedience & Behavior – Once you have completed the Leadership, Behavior, and Obedience lesson and practiced the homework given, we can meet again in your home to continue working one-on-one on the training goals we’ve established. We’ll dive deeper into obedience and will focus on how to continue to modify any problem behaviors we have identified.
*Field Trip Practice Lesson – Available to clients who have completed 2 appointments. We meet in environments that present challenges for you and your dog. We will work together to achieve better behavior in those settings.
In-home Puppy Consult Lesson – for puppies 5 months or younger – Having a new puppy in the home can be very overwhelming. This session is designed to educate you about what your puppy needs in these critical first weeks and months as well as answer all of your puppy training questions. We will address any existing or potential behavioral issues, introduce basic obedience commands, and create a training plan specific to your family and puppy.
Follow-up PUPPY Lesson: In-home foundation obedience – Once you and your puppy have completed the first Puppy Consult Session, we will meet again at your home to work one-on-one on the training goals we’ve established. We’ll discuss any emerging puppy issues (because they naturally will come) and build on the foundation obedience which has been started.
*Field Trip Practice Lesson – Available to clients who have completed 2 appointments. We meet in environments that present challenges for you and your puppy. We will work together to achieve better behavior in those settings.
For clients who have busy schedules and want to their dog to have time with the trainer working on commands and targeted behaviors. Available to clients who’ve done at least one private session or any board and train package.
Session Fee: $100-$125 depending on length of session and scope of work.
*Charges may be applied for travel outside the greater Sacramento area (usually $25 –$100 depending on mileage and drive time)