PRIVATE (ONE-on-ONE) LESSONS - IN HOME
Private Lessons can be done in one of two ways:
▶ In-Home - In the comfort of your own home (Covered on this page)
▶ At-School - At the Partners Dog Training School training facility (Covered here)
Personal One-on-One Lesson
▶ Train your dog privately one-on-one with a trainer, in the comfort of your own home.
▶ Customize your training to your needs
▶ Train on your schedule
▶ Train in the comfort of your own home
▶ Train the whole family in how to work with your dog
▶ Train your dog in the environment they live is
▶ Work on issues you may be experiencing in your own neighborhood
▶ You will learn how to recognize and address basic problems.
▶ You will learn how to handle your dog around other dogs.
▶ You will learn how to understand your dogs behavior.
▶ We will look at your needs, and formulate a training program that works for you.
▶ We will look at your home environment and suggest ways to improve your situation
▶ We will talk to family members (and friends) and help with the problems at hand
▶ If relevant, we will provide you with a training curriculum of your course
▶ This may cover Homework; Drills of the Week, Tips on Training and other information
▶ It will also include some Free Dog Training Tips
Some of the Dog Behavior Issues we can address in Private Lessons
▶ Pulling on leash
▶ Biting (minor bites)
▶ Breeding of dogs
▶ Puppy Behavior
▶ Crate training your dog
▶ Food and feeding
More than one dog
▶ If you have more than one dog that needs training, we can do that as well
▶ There may be a small charge for additional dogs
▶ There are no pre-requisites for private lessons EXCEPT AGGRESSION CASES (see below)
Aggression related issues
We define aggression as being when a dog is lunging, trying to bite or has bitten another person or dog
▶ Please note that Private Lessons do NOT address aggression related issues
▶ We do work with Aggression Related cases, but dogs must first come in for a Behavior Evaluation
▶ If your dog has completed the Behavior Evaluation, and been cleared, then you may continue with Private Lessons.
▶ If you fail to disclose your dog has been aggressive, we may cancel, suspend or stop the lesson, and you will still be billed.
▶ Please understand this is for the safety of our staff
▶ We are more than happy to work with you on aggression issues; we just need to follow our Safety Protocols
▶ Please note we do NOT turn dogs away due to aggression issues.
▶ You will only need a leash and collar to start.
▶ Please don't purchase anything additional until you have chatted with us.
▶ We will gladly guide you in what you need to train.
What do I need for my first lesson
▶ For your first lesson, you may need a leash and a collar.
▶ Your instructor will discuss various options for equipment.
Can children participate or train in lessons
▶ We encourage kids to participate in training of their dogs
▶ Most of the instructors have been training since childhood, so this is important to us.
▶ We do have some important limitations:
▶ We define children to be anyone under 18 years of age
▶ Children actively participating in lessons should to be at least 8 years of age (Instructors can approve younger kids)
▶ Children need to be behaved, cooperative, willing and happy to be involved - no pressure from parents!
▶ Parents MUST be PRESENT at all times during lessons
▶ Finally, parents MUST READ this article on prey drive
Duration of Lesson
▶ The initial one or two lessons run a little longer, generally around two hours in duration
▶ This allows us to get to know you, and you to get to know us
▶ It also allows the trainer to build a relationship with your dog, before they get down to structured training.
▶ It gives you the chance to discuss your needs, and ask tons of questions.
▶ Subsequent lessons are generally between sixty and ninety minutes.
▶ If you have specific needs, these can be addressed with your trainer.
What does Private Training Cost
Being on time and Cancelling Appointments
▶ We respect your time, and will make every effort to be on schedule and on time for an appointment
▶ We respectfully ask you do the same with us.
▶ If you need to cancel an appointment, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance (excluding weekends)
▶ If you running late, please let us know, so that we can try and accommodate you.
▶ Instructors normally book their lessons in blocks, so if a trainer runs late it affects everyone else.
▶ Private lessons are personalized for you.
▶ Make notes of things that happen during the week, and bring these to your trainers attention.
▶ You can also call the office if something comes up and you need help
▶ We are here to serve you, so please let us do so..