Private Dog Training

Private training offers convenience for the busy pet owner and is also a great way to involve the entire family in training your dog.  Private training takes place at your home or in the community and is scheduled at a time that is compatible with your schedule and lifestyle. Private training also allows the training to be customized to your individual dog and the goals that you have for him or her.

If you are interested in learning more about Private or Semi-private training or scheduling an appointment, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 919-818-2949.

We offer several options for Private Training:

  

Manners 101We offer our Manners 101 and Manners 102 classes as private training classes. (Please see their descriptions on our group classes page.) The group class curriculum will be taught to you and your dog in your home at a time that is convenient for you.  

Pre-requisite: None

Requirements:

    • Dogs must be comfortable around other dogs and people.
    • Dogs must be at least 4 months of age

Course:  This is a 6 week course with the **first class being for pet owners only**.

Class fee:  

    • Johnston, Wayne, and Sampson counties - $240
    • Wake county - $300
    • Please contact us for fees in other areas.

 

 

Customized trainingCustomized training means that we identify the problematic behaviors that your dog exhibits (or that you hope to prevent) and develop your goals for training sessions.  This type of training is intended to address/prevent "general" behavior problems that dogs are prone to exhibit and not more serious issues of fear, anxiety, reactivity, and aggression.

General behaviors/issues addressed include:

  • jumping,  door darting,  hyperactivity
  • leash pulling,  not listening,  not coming when called
  • excessive barking,  digging,  property destruction/chewing
  • puppy nipping/biting,  crate-training,  house-training
  • handling issues (problems with bathing, grooming, nail trimming)
  • puppy training and socialization; puppy education for owners

 The fee for customized private training is: 

      • Johnston, Wayne, and Sampson counties - $50/hour -or- a package of 3 sessions for $135
      • Wake county - $60/hour -or- a package of 3 sessions for $165
      • Please contact us for fees in other areas.

 

Semi-private TrainingYou can also take advantage of the convenience of private training, but still enjoy a "group" atmosphere, by gathering at least one friend (3 max) and his/her dog to do the Manners 101 and 102 classes at your (or his/her) home.  

The customized training option can also be done this way, provided that you and your friend can agree on the same training goals for each session.  

 The fee for semi-customized private training is 

      • Johnston, Wayne, and Sampson counties - $150 for the 6 week Manners course or $35/hr for 'custom' training
      • Wake county - $200 for the 6 week Manners course or $45/hr for 'custom' training
      • Please contact us for fees in other areas.