Training Questionnaire – Please submit a training questionnaire and I will promptly call you (or email if you prefer) so we can discuss your dog training needs.

Private Lessons for Dogs and Puppies

private dog and puppy training My dog training services encompass much more than SIT and STAY. It’s about teaching what dogs and people really need to know and be able to do to enjoy a better life together. Yes, in the course of our private lessons together we will go over basic commands like:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come
  • Stay
  • Place
  • Heel
  • Out
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:

  • Jumping
  • Nipping
  • Barking
  • Pulling
  • Door charging
  • Leash reactivity
  • Counter surfing
  • Rude greetings
  • Resource guarding
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety

THE BEST part is that these behaviors, and others, can be stopped or greatly improved quickly! We take the time to set up scenarios in the appointment that lead to the behavior and practice how to address them and get results that keep your dog safe, teach them how to make better choices, and help make your life with your dog happier for everyone.

DOGS

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.

Sessions generally last 3+ hours
Session Fee: $250

Follow-up Lesson: In-home Obedience & Behavior – Once you and your dog have completed the Leadership & Behavior Workshop, we can meet again at your home to work 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. As needed.

Sessions generally last 2 hours
Session Fee: $175

*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.

Session lasts about 1 hour
Session Fee: $100

PUPPIES

In-home Puppy Consult Lesson – for puppies 6 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.

Session lasts about 2.5 hours
Session Fee: $200

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.

Sessions generally last 1.5 hours
Session Fee: $150

*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.

Session lasts about 1 hour
Session Fee: $100

Day Training

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.

*travel fees may apply


*Charges may be applied for travel outside the greater Sacramento area (usually $25 –$100 depending on mileage and drive time)