Private lessons ◆ Everyday life skills ◆ For friendly, happy dogs
Your dog is absolutely friendly and happy, but jumps, pulls, counter surfs, or has a similar habit you don't exactly love. Although perfectly normal in doggie world, some canine pastimes might not mesh well in our human world. It's not about obedience. My goal is to teach you and your dog important skills so you can enjoy your lives together.
Private lessons for basic manners start with a 60-minute kick-off session held at my home (located in 60646) or remotely via Zoom. We will discuss your doggie manners goals, immediate steps to start, training options, and a plan to move forward. Examples of basic manners challenges I can help with include:
Pulling on walks
Not coming when called
Jumping on people to greet
Scavenging on counters or tables
Barking to request food or attention
Begging for food at the dining table
Barking at sights through the window
Barking at doorbell sounds
Mouthing on humans during play
Digging in the yard
Dashing through doorways
Foundational skills (sit, down, stay)
Recommendations for immediate steps
Training options and plan for moving forward
Handouts, videos, and other resources
A kick-off session for basic manners is not for dogs who are fearful, anxious, reactive, lunging, growling, snapping, or biting in any context. For dogs displaying any of those behaviors, please book a Behavior Consultation instead.
At the kick-off session, I'll make a realistic recommendation for a training package that makes sense for your goals. I typically suggest a package of 3 sessions if you have one manners challenge to work on, or 5 or more sessions if your goals include multiple behaviors.
These one-on-one coaching sessions are approximately 45-60 minutes, and may be held at my home (located in 60646), at your home, or remotely via Zoom. Sessions are typically held weekly with step-by-step homework for you to accomplish in between.
Sessions at trainer's home or your home
Custom step-by-step training plans
Summaries and homework
Email support between package sessions
$450 for package of 3 sessions
$750 for package of 5 sessions
$1,050 for package of 7 sessions
Applies to sessions at your home
Travel locations are listed at the bottom of this page
$20 per visit