Private Training

Personalized to fit your needs.

We offer private consultations for dog owners interested in basic training.  Private training is the perfect solution when:

• group classes are not the right fit
• your training needs are specific to your home
• you prefer to concentrate on specific behaviors during your session
• you just simply prefer one-on-one sessions with an experienced professional trainer

The first session for private training should be schedule within 1 month of registration. All packages should be completed within 6 months of registration date. The objective is to keep momentum going and not allow too long a timeframe to lapse between sessions. A consistent training schedule is critical to implementing a successful training program.

Service Description Price
Phone Consult Call our trainer to receive a 30 minute phone consult for personal advice on your specific problem.  The trainer will analyze your situation and provide a personalized action plan. $45

Adopt a Dog Consult

When you start your search for a new family member it is very exciting, but can be quite overwhelming at the same time. So many choices of adorable dogs – how can one possibly choose? While it is very natural to get pulled by the heart strings, it is also important to balance that with a more lucid approach. You want a dog that is FRIENDLY and will FIT IN with your family and life style. It is well worth the one-time fee to have a professional trainer assist you with asking the right questions to find out what kind of dog would be the most suitable candidate for you and then guide you in what markers to look for in a dog to find the best match. This service is a 30-45 minute phone conversation. $45

Adopt a Dog
Meet the Dog

Once you've found a dog you are considering bringing home to the family, our trainer can meet the dog and assist in the selection process. We can meet you at the shelter or have the foster bring the dog to our training facility for a 30-45 minute meet and greet.

$55
30 Minute
Levels Student Private Session
A ½ hour private training session, specifically for currently enrolled Levels students that could benefit from additional one on one consultation with trainer to continue group classwork. $70
30 Minute
Reactive Maintenance Session
A ½ hour private training session that specifically focuses on counter-conditioning and desensitization exercises with a person. Note: Only available after previous training session with Fur-Get Me Not or behavioral consult with POSITIVE DOG $70

90 Minute Consult in your home

One private training session at your home and customized to your situation.  After the consult, you will receive a personalized action plan so you can follow through on the advice provided during your consult. $205

90 Minute Consult at our School

One private training session at our training school, customized to your situation.  After the consult, you will receive a personalized action plan so you can follow through on the advice provided during your consult. $180
Child and Dog Consult
in your home
One 90 minute private training session at your home, customized to your situation. Focus is on preparing for a new baby coming home or addressing existing concerns between child and dog. After the consult, you will also receive a personalized action plan so you can follow through on the advice provided during your consult. $205
K9 Nose Work® Session Private Nose Work Session - A one hour training session at the facility or in-home working exclusively on teaching basic or advanced concepts of nose work skills. $125
Spotlight Package Two 1 hour sessions allowing you to spotlight up to 2 behaviors to focus on during each of your sessions, such as: recalls, loose leash walking, no jumping or greeting behaviors, barking or chewing, handling or grooming, confidence building for shy dogs, other (you specify) $270
4 Week
Puppy Package
Four 1 hour training sessions designed for puppies less than 6 months of age and focuses on socialization, manners, redirection, crate and potty training, mouthing, handling and grooming, and attention behaviors. $485
6 Week
Basic Manners Package
Six 1 hour training sessions that focus on manners inside the home such as name recognition, sit, down, recalls, settle, handling and grooming, loose leash walking, drop it, leave it, wait, go to place, stand, and choice of trick. $695
4 Week
Advanced Manners Package
Four 1 hour training sessions that builds upon the Basic Manners Package by offering more challenging distractions including the outdoors. $485
4 Week
CGC Package
Four 1 hour training sessions that specifically focuses on the 10 AKC test items required to pass the Canine Good Citizen test. $485
4 Week
Reactive Maintenance Package
Four ½ hour private training sessions that specifically focuses on counter-conditioning and desensitization exercises with a person. Note: Only available after previous training session with Fur-Get Me Not or behavioral consult with POSITIVE DOG $260
4 Sessions
K9 Nose Work®
Four one hour training sessions at the facility or in-home working exclusively on teaching basic or advanced concepts of nose work skills. This is a good option for (1) Students interested in nose work but would like to learn and practice it in the comfort of their own home, (2) Students who did not get into an upcoming class and would like to start sooner rather than later, (3) Students who are committed nose work practitioners and want to get that extra attention and personally tailored practice session for the need of their particular dog, (4) Students preparing for competition. $450
Maintenance Consult A one hour follow up in-home training session designed to reinforce any of the private training services received from our training department. $125

If you need help beyond the private consultation services offered above and need behavior consultations to help with issues such as dog-dog aggression, people-dog aggression, and other fear-based aggression, resource guarding, separation anxiety, or any other behaviors related to fear or phobias, we refer those cases to our partner POSITIVE DOG. Our Training Director, Vivian Leven Shoemaker is the owner of POSITIVE DOG and will be happy to work with you.