Get exactly what you need, when you need it, in your own home. We believe this is the most effective way for new dog owners to get started. Private lessons allow us to get a lot accomplished in a short period of time. Focused, convenient and 100% customized to meet your needs.
Our private dog training services are offered in Falls Church, Fairfax, McLean, Vienna, Oakton, Arlington and the greater DC Metro area.
Who benefits from private training?
- Dogs with behavior issues
- New rescues
- Dogs with one or two specific issues or problem behaviors
- Owners who prefer one-on-one attention
- Dogs with socialization issues
- Dogs with fear based behaviors
- Brand new puppies and first time puppy owners
- Families with children who need a flexible schedule
Available Private Services
- Puppy 101
- Doggie Day Training
- Socialization Field Trips
- Basic Obedience
- Behavior Modification
Consultation and Assessment of Needs
The first step is a 45 minute session which provides us with an opportunity to meet and discuss your dogs unique skills and challenges. It also gives me a chance to see your home environment and witness the interactions between your dog and the members of your family. This provides me with valuable information so that I can put together an Action Plan to get you and your dog on the right track. After the consultation you will receive a written report which will include everything we discussed as well as a suggested plan for training. This initial session is $100 with $25 back if you enroll in a training package.
After the initial consultation, future lessons generally last 60 minutes. Session length can vary based on the age of your dog, your goals and other variables. Multiple session packages may be purchased at a discounted rate. See Training Packages page for details. If private lessons aren’t quite the right fit for you or your pup, also consider attending Doggy Day School at Unleashed Abilities.