Dog being lured into a sit with a piece of food

All private training sessions are currently offered online only, via Zoom live online video chat (or other online options). In-person sessions are suspended as of 3/13/20 until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns.


Limited Time Special Offering

Private Mini Good Manners Classes – $40 – REGISTER & PAY

Details

  • One 30-minute session.
  • Repeatable. Repeat with the same skills until fluent, then start new skills.
  • Register and pay online, then we’ll schedule a time via email. (I’m in Maryland, so east coast time.)
  • Non-refundable prepayment is required in order to reserve a spot on the calendar. Missed sessions are forfeited.

Can’t commit to one of our longer-term, more comprehensive training programs? (See Private Training Packages below.) Interested in fun, informal, short, private lessons offered on a session-by-session basis? These mini classes are for you! 

Because these sessions are short, simple and offered at a discounted rate, we will stick to the basic skills listed below only. If you’re having different behavior problems, we’ll need to address those in the longer format Behavior Consultations using the non-discounted rate.

We’ll work on 2 skills per session. Please note: Training is an ongoing process. This will get you and your dog started on the skills. Schedule additional sessions for additional coaching as you progress.

Skills, Prerequisites & Supplies

  • For all skills: Variety of tasty treats and a hungry dog. Please no shock, prong, pinch or choke collars.
  • Sit: No Prerequisites
  • Down: Prerequisite = Sit
  • Sit-Stay: Prerequisite = Sit
  • Down-Stay: Prerequisite = Down
  • Leave-It: No Prerequisites
  • Drop-It: No Prerequisites
    Supplies: Variety of fabulous, eye-popping food treats. e.g. Cut-up chicken breast, cheese or steak, or freeze-dried liver; Variety of objects to practice with, some that your dog sort of likes to some your dog really likes. e.g. stuffed toy, empty Kong, Kong filled with dog food, Kong filled with treats, Kong filled with peanut butter, bully stick.
  • Wait: No Prerequisites (or Sit for Sit & Wait)
  • Come: No Prerequisites)
    Supplies: Variety of amazing, fabulous, special food treats e.g. chicken, cheese, steak, hot dog.
  • Polite Greetings (Sit to Greet People): Prerequisites = Sit, Sit-Stay
    Supplies: Regular 4–6 foot leash. Please no retractable leashes.
  • Polite Walking (Loose Leash Walking): No Prerequisites
    Supplies: Regular 4–6 foot leash. Please no retractable leashes.

 
In Private Training Classes, I’m your sidekick, coaching you to train your dog.

Can’t make it to group classes or prefer to learn privately? Private training classes can take place in your home, at My Fantastic Friend or remotely via video chat. We’ll incorporate elements from Magnificent Manners or Wonder Pup class, one-on-one with you and your dog.

Because these sessions are offered at a discounted rate, we will stick to basic manners only. If you’re having different behavior problems, we’ll need to address those in behavior consultations using the non-discounted rate.

Online Video Chat Option: Private training classes can also be done via video chat online, through Zoom, Skype, Google Meet or other options. Fees are the same as in-person sessions. You’ll need a phone, tablet, laptop or computer with a webcam, as well as a decent internet connection and the selected software. Read our blog on Zoom classes for more information and to get a feel for what it’s like to meet via Zoom.

Packages must be completed within 3 months of purchase.

Call 443-741-1044 or use the contact form to get started!

3-Session Package – $275 $220 (20% off for a limited time)
  • Package includes 3 one-hour sessions
  • Sample: Name/Attention, Sit, Down, Puppy Pushups, Leave-It, Drop-It/Trade, Come, Polite Greetings
5-Session Package – $450  $360 (20% off for a limited time)
  • Package includes 5 one-hour sessions
  • Sample: Name/Attention, Sit, Down, Puppy Pushups, Leave-It, Drop-It/Trade, Wait, Come, Polite Greetings, Polite Walking, Touch, Spin/Twirl
Additional 1-hour sessions at hourly rate – $100 $80 (20% off for a limited time)
  • Available only upon completion of a 3- or 5-session package