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Private Lessons

We offer personalised coaching in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Private lessons are an excellent adjunct to group classes or can provide an efficient standalone education for those who opt out of group instruction.

Why does my dog need training?

According to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, in their official position statement on puppy socialisation,
Behavioral problems are the greatest threat to the owner-dog bond. In fact, behavioral problems are the number one cause of relinquishment to shelters. Behavioral issues, not infectious diseases, are the number one cause of death for dogs under three years of age.
Thankfully, a little quality coaching can go a long way to establish a strong working relationship with your dog, empower her with valuable life and social skills, and even improve your understanding and relationship with your future dogs!

Group or Private?

Several factors go into the decision between group classes, private coaching, or a combination. We strongly recommend that puppies enroll in our Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy High School series in order for both of you to learn the important nuances of dog-dog social etiquette. At all ages, learning to focus on you around other dogs is a crucial skill. On the other hand, many dogs are already so over-excited or anxious around other dogs that a group setting is not appropriate for initial learning, in which case we start with private lessons and transition to group classes when ready. Please contact us with your particular situation to determine which option is right for your family.

How many lessons will I need?

This depends on several factors, including your specific goals, your dog's strengths and weaknesses, how much time you are able to invest into daily practise, your budget, and whether you are also enrolled in group classes. At your first lesson, we will establish a baseline and formulate a few plan options that best fit your particular needs.

What areas do you serve?

We are based in Chapel Hill and serve the greater triangle. For dog owners outside our service area, we would be happy to help you find a qualified trainer convenient to you.

How do I Enroll?

Click on the Enroll button in the bottom righthand corner of our website, or contact us to schedule a lesson.

How much does it cost?

In-home consultations cost $75/hour.

Do you offer discounts?

Please visit our discounts page to learn what discounts may be available to you.