90 minutes ($100)

Private lessons start with an assessment, usually in your home. It is best if everyone who lives with the dog is present to give information from their own perspective. The assessment will include extensive discussion to get an accurate diagnosis of any problems and tailor the training plan to your needs. At the end I will leave you with: 1) a plan of action to immediately curb or prevent undesirable behavior, and 2) an overview of the training plan that will teach your dog a new way to behave.

Some behavioral issues only require this one meeting. For example, a potty-training plan can be drawn up quickly, and then it's up to the family members to implement it. For most issues, however, continued training guidance is necessary via family lessons or one-on-one lessons.