This service can be provided in your home or in a location that suits your needs. Our clients like the flexibility of being able to work issues at specifics areas or certain times of the day for their convenience. Whether it is for basic dog obedience, competitive obedience or behavioral in nature, some situations (such as setting your puppy up for in home success prior to attending puppy class,and resolving fear, aggression, and separation problems) are more effeciently and properly addressed in private lessons rather than in a group class.
Off Leash PhD Program
This program is designed to help you and your dog master the joys of being reliably off leash and harness the power of impulse control in many different environments! Squirrels? Rabbits? Deer? Dogs? Let us help you with a plan to give you the confidence to unclip the leash and have the freedom you would like with your dog.
The curriculum is made up of 8-modules based on the ever popular agility trainer, Susan Garrett's Recallers program. Each module has homework and criteria to work on to move on to the next module. Having experienced the program, training, and off-leash freedom with our own dogs, we bring this unique program to you to help you meet your goals!
8 sessions to work through the 8-modules
Written homework and goals
2 additional private sessions for a total of 10 sessions
(Location to be determined by the client for most exercises.)
Welcome Home! Consultation (60 minutes = $85, plus tax; $30 for each 30 minute increment thereafter)
Bringing home a four-legged family member is very exciting, and often the first few days and weeks are referred to as the honeymoon period. With a new member of the family comes a lot of responsibility. This consultation can help you and the members of your family with any home adjustments you might want to discuss such as integrating in to the family, with children, or with other dogs and animals, general obedience questions, crate and potty training and other puppy behaviors, puppy proofing of your home and yard, or just to find out about fun activities to do together as a team. The consult is unscripted and a chance for you to get individualized attention in your home or wherever you want assistance.
Private Lesson Package/Day Training
Tailored to meet the needs for you and your dog, we will set up a specific training plan and goals to help you accomplish what you want. Private lessons can be performed by themselves or in combination with group obedience classes. If you want to achieve a Canine Good Citizen title, build a great puppy foundation, modify a behavior for a more balanced home, or just advance your skills, these packages can be great to accomplish those goals.
Individualized training is typically packaged in 3-, 5-, and 8-lesson sessions. They are scheduled either in your home or off-site, wherever the needs of the lesson can best be met. Each lesson is nominally 1-hour in duration. Lessons include travel time and a written summary of behavioral and obedience goals discussed at each lesson. (Lesson #1 is considered the first one-hour consultation, as needed.)
1-hour lesson with no package commitment; $125, plus tax
3-lesson package; $350, plus tax
5-lesson package; $500, plus tax
* Mileage for private lessons is an added additional cost for outside the Los Alamos and White Rock area.
* Effective August 1st, packages will expire 6 months from date of purchase.
Examples of dog training and behavior topics that we can help you with:
- Puppy and adolescent mouthing and nipping
- Excessive and/or inappropriate barking
- Pulling on Leash
- Not coming when called and related lack of reliability in response to your requests
- Jumping up to greet
- Basic manners and obedience
- Advanced manners and obedience
- Agility, tricks, CGC and Therapy Dog preparation
- Destructive chewing
- Child/Dog relations
- Separation issues and anxiety
- Fear based behaviors
- Growling, lunging, biting, or other aggressive behavior directed at people
- Growling, lunging, biting, or other aggressive behavior directed at other dogs
Competitive Obedience Private Lesson Package
This course will be tailored to fit the needs of the client. We can work together to introduce new exercises, troubleshoot exercises, or proof and critique routines. These packages are built around the individual competitive sport requirements, typically costed at an hourly rate with discounts applied with a longer commitment. Services provided can be everything from a 1-hour private lesson to having a trainer handle the dog in the competitive sport of choice. Because each dog-handler pair and sport is different, please contact us for more details and information! Otherwise, cost is typical of the private lesson packages listed above.