We serve all of Miami-Dade county for private in-home dog training services. All private lesson packages can be customized to meet your specific training goals, although we’ve listed some common programs and curriculums for you to review below. Private lessons allow your dog training instructor to give you 1 on 1 attention in the comfort of your home at a time that is most convenient for you and your family. Private lessons are designed for our dog trainers to coach you and your family on how to effectively train your dog and maintain all behaviors taught.
Private lessons are ideal for people who:
- Have time to work with their dogs everyday between lessons
- Love to be hands on with your dog during the training process
- Prefer the trainer to come directly to your home, park or location you specify
- Want a very customizable training program
- Want to learn more about dog training techniques, behavior and how animals learn
- Are hesitant to come to group class for the first time with other dogs and students
- Have a dog with a medical concern
- Have a dog-reactive or dog aggressive dog
Our clients are welcome to take private lessons on a lesson by lesson basis (pay as you go) or enjoy the benefit of our discounted training packages. Give us a call or shoot us an email to inquire about our package rates for private lessons.
Below are some of our most popular courses that our private lesson clients choose:
First time dog owners: For puppies and/or adult dogs
This program is designed to teach you the basics of living with a canine companion. You’ll learn a little bit about how dogs think and learn so you can start developing good habits for a long, happy, and stress free life together! Includes basic obedience commands, building name recognition, leash manners, and addresses any concerns you might have about your new furry friend. Maybe you just got a new puppy or you rescued an adult dog —either way, we’ll put you on the path to success!
Puppy 101: Everything you thought you knew or forgot
Always had dogs but haven’t had a puppy in a long, long time? This is the course for you! You’ll learn the art of human-dog interaction, and how to get on the right track from the get go! Puppy 101 includes housebreaking technique, introduction to leash manners, introduction to commands, how to correct puppy behaviors like play biting, the importance of a solid feeding ritual and socialization.
Preping for Life with Dog and Baby
Are you expecting a #NotAPuppy? Ask us about our resident dog and baby expert. who has been providing dog and baby safety education and training for the last decade. Don’t settle for an education from someone who isn’t a parent — we’ve been there and done that. Let us share wtih you what it’s really like to raise dogs and babies together! We’re proud to teach a dog and baby course at South Miami Hospital as well as in partnerhsip with our friends at Stop Parenting Alone.
In this course, puppies will learn how to handle gentle restraint, grooming and touch, walk and follow on a loose lead, how to start focusing under distraction, and begin the fundamentals of obedience (sit, down, come). An emphasis will be placed on the importance of socialization, housebreaking and how to correct unwanted puppy behaviors such as play biting. Each week we’ll make sure you and your puppy stay on track during your puppies critical learning stage — it’s never too early to start training!
Canine Good Citizen: Obedience and Manners Course
Have your dog learn what it means to be the best behaved dog on the block! Dogs will learn how to sit politely for friendly strangers, accept grooming and touch, heel on a loose lead, demonstrate manners while walking on the street (in public!), protocol for meeting other dogs, come when called, focus under distraction and how to deal with supervised separation. Following this course you and your dog have the option of testing for a Canine Good Citizen Title. There is no additional cost to test for the CGC at the end of this course.
Does your dog have a quirky behavior? These sessions focus on problem solving to meet your needs.
Aggressive Dog Behavior Modification and Management
For dogs that are aggressive to people and/or other dogs. This program teaches owners how to recognize, handle, and modify aggressive behaviors so that you can get back to enjoying the dog you love.
Tricks and Fun
Teach your dog some cool tricks, just for fun! We teach tricks based on the Do More with Your Dog program to help dogs and their owners earn their trick dog titles. We can also bring some portable agility equipment to your home (backyard!) for some agility fun!