Although we enjoy teaching group classes, our love and specialty is working on behavior consultations in a one-on-one setting. Our training and behavior modification philosophy includes positive, reward-based training methods that are fun and effective for both you and your dog. We adhere to the practice of using science-backed, humane methods when working to change any behavior and only use tools and practices that are dog-friendly and safe, meaning we will never use fear, force, pain, alpha rolls, choke, prong, or shock collars to train you and your dog. You will find as many training styles as you will trainers so before you hire someone to work with you and your dog, please do your research.
Private training not only allows us to work around your busy schedule, but it provides you with options for every family and skill level, where we can make a plan specific to your dog and your needs. Private lessons are especially helpful if you have a fearful or reactive dog that is not comfortable in group training classes.
Consults and Packages
All private training take place in our studio. We can sometimes make exceptions to travel to your home, and can discuss this in a case-by-case basis. There is an additional travel fee if you are located more than 10 miles outside of Blue Hill.
Initial Consultation–$140 for a 1.5-2 hour session that will include a history taking and behavioral assessment as well as a written plan and protocol for initial training.
Puppy Package–$500 for six sessions, for puppies up to 6 months. Let’s set your puppy up for a lifetime of success! We’ll spend six weeks covering all of the basics, including play biting, crate and house training, chewing, jumping, socialization, sit, down, stay, walking on leash, coming when called, preventing problems, equipment, and more! Also includes our puppy parent workbook with all of our puppy handouts!
Basic Behavior–$580 for six sessions, for dogs over 6 months. We will work on teaching basic obedience as well as tackling behavior problems you might be having (including coming when called, counter surfing, jumping up, leash walking, destructive behavior, house training, etc) Also includes our basic behavior workbook.
Fearful Fido–$750, six sessions. This is a package geared specifically for dogs dealing with fear, aggression, reactivity, or anxiety. We’ll get a history of your dog and their behavior problems, ask questions to conduct a behavior assessments, explain and map out a plan for training and behavior modification. Each session will be tailored specifically to you and your dog. Includes Fearful Fido workbook and a customized behavior modification plan.
Mini Package–$350, three sessions. For owners who need help with only one specific area, and have already completed some training (class or privately).
Follow up sessions–If you have already completed a package with us but need additional help, we can schedule a 45 minute session in studio–$50 or in your home–$60
Please contact us to schedule a session or to figure out what step is best for you and your dog!
Sessions that are cancelled or rescheduled less than 48 hours before the scheduled appointment will be charged at $35 cancellation fee. Those who do not show up for a scheduled appointment will only be scheduled for future sessions when payment is arranged and paid ahead of time. Please understand that this is our livelihood and commitments that are not honored effect our ability to offer these services.