Private Training

I bet you’re on this page because you need a dog trainer. Cooper probably doesn’t come when called, bolts out the front door, jumps on visitors and pulls on leash.  Did I miss anything?  Maybe, but I bet it’s something similar.

Most of our dogs’ bad habits aren’t there because they’re BAD, they’ve just never been taught what is good.  From puppy to elderly adoptee, we’re here to help you and your dog communicate better.

What we can do for you!

Puppies are blank sheets and the sooner we get to working with you and your puppy, the better. Popular myths will tell you that you shouldn’t start training your puppy until they’re 4, 5, or even 6 months old!  WRONG!  Call us BEFORE you even bring the dog home.  We can do a FREE pre-adoption consultation to get you started on the correct foot. Then have your first training session within the first few days of the puppy coming home.

Thinking of adopting an adult rescue? Call us before you commit.  A discussion with a knowledgeable third party can make a huge difference, increasing the odds that the dog you bring home will suit your day-to-day lifestyles.

How do we train?

Reinforcement based training works across the board. We like getting a paycheck for our jobs, and giving our dogs a paycheck is one of the fastest and easiest ways to communicate our needs to them.  Our pets are incredibly intelligent and entirely trainable, once we figure out how to communicate with them best.

Did you ever have a boss that only told you what you were doing wrong? I bet that was the most demotivating job you’ve ever had.  How about the boss that never gave you more than you could handle and gradually stretched your skills?  I bet you really respected that boss.  Now translate that into dog training.  Setting your dogs up for success and never overwhelming them.  Our end goal is to help you enjoy a well raised, mannerly dog.


In-home Training Assessment (we train/you train)

Our initial evaluation takes place in your home, and usually lasts about 90 minutes.  It allows us to see your dog in their own environment, and gives us an idea of what sorts of tools we already have at our disposal, and what we might want to consider incorporating, immediately and down the road.

We’ll put together a training plan right there and then, to get you and your dog on the right track.

The initial session is $200 – A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at booking, with the remaining $100 payable when we arrive on site.

Follow up sessions are $75  – They usually run about an hour and can be scheduled during the initial consultation.

Interested in scheduling a session today?  Contact us to get started now!

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Private Training Clients are required to submit our Client Information Form within 72 hours of booking the appointment.  If, for some reason, you need to reschedule an appointment, please provide at least 72 hours notice.  Clients that are late cancels, or repeatedly reschedule their appointments, may be required to pay an additional deposit.  Any information provided over the phone is subject to our standard waiver.

All returned checks are subject to a $25 return fee.

8 thoughts on “Private Training

    • lmpaul76 says:

      Hi Carla,

      You may want to speak with Torbel’s Canine Connection. They offer a wide range of services, based out of Kankakee.

      Lisa Paul CPDT-KA KPA-CTP ANWI

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