Want to learn the best way to train your dog? Our Dog Training Owner Lessons are the answer. (Note: This page is about private, in-home lessons. If you’re looking for group classes, visit our group classes page.)
What Are Dog Training Owner Lessons?
A trainer comes to your home and works with you to train your dog. We focus on what you want your dog to learn. During lessons you will…
- Get answers to your questions about dog training, behavior, management, and other issues
- Learn why your dog does what she does and how you can train her to do something you like much better
- See the proper training technique broken down into simple, easy-to-follow steps
- Get a chance to practice training your dog with practical, encouraging instruction that helps you become a great trainer
- Receive a lesson plan for what to work on before the next lesson
- Have an opportunity to contact us with questions between lessons
Benefits of Dog Training Owner Lessons
- Scheduling Flexibility — Your trainer comes to your home at a time that is convenient for you and helps you to train your dog on the behaviors that matter most to you. While most people like to meet weekly, how often we meet is up to you — twice a week, every other week, monthly? You decide how much time you need between lessons to make the most progress with your dog.
- Convenience — We come to you! Instead of heading out to a training facility with a dog who gets car sick or is afraid of new places, slogging through rain or snow, you and your dog stay in the comfort of your own home. Alternatively, if you really want to know how to train your dog to ignore strangers at the mall or focus on you in the grocery store, you can do your lessons there, instead!
- Focused Attention — With At Your Service in-home lessons, you and your dog get skilled training, instruction, and attention for the whole hour. Unlike a group class, where the trainer must divide her attention between several dogs and students, you and your dog will never be at loose ends, waiting and wondering what to do.
- The Behaviors that Matter Most — You only train your dog in the behaviors that matter most to you. You never have to follow a set curriculum. With our Dog Training Lessons, you get to focus on the specific skills and behaviors that will make life with your dog more wonderful for you.
- Perfect for Shy or Exuberant Dogs — If your dog is fearful at a training facility or loses his mind with excitement around other people or dogs, our in-home lessons are a fantastic way to train where you can both learn best. Lessons can help your timid or boisterous dog get to the next level.
- Economical and Practical — For the cost-conscious dog owner, Dog Training Lessons offer a great value. You receive personal, one-on-one training from a professional at a much lower cost than you’d pay for board-and-train or day training, but with all the focused attention and convenience of having a trainer come to your home at a time convenient to you.
Owner Lessons Service Area
For pet dogs, our service area includes these and other nearby towns eastern Franklin County and the North Quabbin (Wendell, New Salem, Orange, Athol, Erving, Montague, Turners Falls, Deerfield, Greenfield, Shutesbury, Leverett, Sunderland, Northfield, Petersham, South Deerfield, Warwick) as well as the Pioneer Valley (Hampshire and Hampden counties) including Northampton, Holyoke, Easthampton, Westfield, Springfield, Amherst, Hadley, etc.
For service dogs, we travel to all the towns above and may also extend our service area farther east or north. We also invite service dog owner/trainers to do lessons with us at our Orange or Northampton training rooms.
A package of five in-home Dog Training Owner Lessons starts at $375 with an assistant trainer or $460 with our head trainer. For those training their own service dog, we offer a special 10-lesson package of $690 with our assistant trainer or $875 with our head trainer. Depending on your training needs, we can help you choose a lesson package that will be right for you and your dog.