Dog training - helping YOUR dog make

Life Appropriate Choices!

Private Training Options

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Off Leash Training

You've finished the Well Mannered Dog program and now you're ready to take your dog off leash and enjoy some adventures.  An approved E-collar and diligent practice are a must.  Price varies on number of lessons anticipated (directly impacted by your training diligence).

I can't wait to help you get started!

Loose Leash Walking
Designed for the family who would like their dog to politely walk with them down the street.

Investment: $250

  • 4 on leash commands: Heel, Sit, Off and No
  • Resolution of minor behavior problems
  • 3 private lessons to teach you how to work with your dog in order to train him
  • Understanding that you will work through each week to practice and perfect your homework
  • Quality prong collar included ($14-25)
  • Remote e-collar not included but recommended ($180-200)​
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Dog sitting politely next to a person on a city sidewalk
dog trainer Sarah with two off leash dogs running in a field
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Are you excited to learn alongside your dog?

Are you prepared to practice? 

Are you ready for homework?

Then private lesson dog training, on your schedule is the answer!

Program Options:

Still ready to work?


AWESOME! I love teaching families how to train their dogs!

For my private lesson clients I'm looking for someone who can follow along as we go through the nuts and bolts of dog training.  It will take longer because you will be learning together and so your dog will not be perfect until you are perfect (we call this the messy middle).  You will learn why we do what we do, how it affects your dog, what we can change, what is just your dog's quirks and how to set achievable goals.  You also need to be committed to working with your dog at least two times a day to get him trained (more is better).  Your dog will not get "trained" in class but rather through your repetition - practicing the same thing over and over and over again in various places just like a dog in residency but instead of me doing the heavy lifting, you get to do work on it at your own pace.

Ready, Set...Go!

Well Mannered Dog
Designed for the family who would like their dog to walk politely AND have their dog chill out while they eat dinner, have company over or go to an outdoor event or restaurant. 

Investment: $400


6 on leash commands: Heel, Sit, Down, Place, Off and No
Resolution of minor behavior problems
5 private lessons to teach you how to work with your dog in order to train him
Understanding that you will work through each week to practice and perfect your homework
Quality prong collar included ($14-25)
Remote e-collar not included but highly recommended ($180-200)