Private Lessons

Private Lessons

*Want to work privately one on one with us?

*Have a dog who need some help before joining group class?

*We can help with silly, mouth puppies to crazy teenage dogs to dog with reactivity, anxiety or aggression.

*Private Lesson Student join our Exclusive Client Support Group online where they can get help between lessons and the most up to date training assistance for our monthly membership.

You can get started with a Meet & Greet or jump right into the Fundamentals Program with your first lesson to get started training right away!

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The Fundamentals

  • Have a dog that you can enjoy!
  • Don't be embarrassed by your dog when guests come over.  Have a dog with great manners!
  • Get rid of your frustration and gain confidence and fun!

Our Fundamentals Program will focus on and begin addressing:

 

*Building a positive and respectful relationship with your dog

*Physical, mental and confidence-building exercises

*Teaching your dog to have an optimistic state of mind instead of a pessimistic view of the world

*How to politely greet people (no more jumping on guests and embarrassing you!)

*A dog that doesn't counter surf or steal things in the house and then play keep away

*How to relax and have a calmer demeanor - relaxed dogs are happier and make better decisions because they're not going a mile a minute

*Teaching your dog to wait for permission to go out a door (no more running out of the crate, house or car doors!)

*Learning to correct your dog for behaviors you don't want in a way that won't shut them down and actually gets them more enthusiastic about what they should be doing

 *A dog that can make better choices on their own so they need less micromanaging and are more fun to live with!

 *A great start to raising a puppy, working with a rebellious adolescent dog, an adult set in their ways, and more!

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Fundamentals

$525

Starting Price

  • Four private lessons at our location in Minooka, IL 
  • Enroll in our Fundamentals Online Course
  • You join our online Exclusive Client Support Group.  Get VIP access to your trainer for support as part of our monthly membership.
  • Access to our ever growing video library!
  • $650 for the Fundamentals at your home within 30 minutes of our location in Minooka, IL
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All dogs start with our Fundamentals program to learn a great foundation that will be used with further training. From there depending on your dog's needs and your goals, we have several different training options.  Below are two examples of the most common examples of the progression of most dogs we work with.

The progression on the left is very typical of dogs with intensive behavior issues.  These dogs need more help before beginning more structured work so that we aren't fighting their emotions.

The progression on the right is typical for excitable dogs without behavior issues such as reactivity, aggression or severe anxiety.

There are some other variations that could happen but all start with the Fundamentals.

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Loose Leash Walking

Does your dog drag you on the leash?  Look at everything else in the environment except for you?  Want to take your dog with your to pet friendly stores, markets or outdoor dining?

Our Leash Walking Program takes our Fundamentals and/or Cooperative Care/Conditioned Relaxation program on the road.  Learn to have a dog that walks nicely on a loose leash, can calmly see distractions and not pull or bark at them and can settle calmly when you're chatting with a friend or enjoying a meal at friendly outdoor dining.

Check out some examples before and what's included in the Loose Leash Walking Program!

*Prerequisite is the Fundamentals Program and depending on the dog Cooperative Care & Conditioned Relaxation.

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Leash Walking

  • Four private lessons
  • Enroll in our Leash Walking & Intro to Recall Online Course
  • Our Exclusive Client Support Group.  Get VIP access to your trainer for support as part of our monthly membership.
  • Access to our ever growing video library!
  • Training Equipment: Long Line, Training Collar or Transitional Leash
  • $475 at our Location in Minooka, IL.  Add intro to recall (2 lessons) for $150 when buying together.
  • $575 at your home within 30 minutes of our location in Minooka, IL.  Add intro to recall (2 lessons) for $200 when buying together.

Cooperative Care & Conditioned Relaxation

Do you have trouble clipping your dog's nails?  Is your dog nervous at the vet's office or groomers?  Is your dog excited by your touch or can you also relax them using touch?

Our Cooperative Care teaching dog's how to be calm, relaxed, not afraid/nervous/anxious/aggression being touched or handled for vet and grooming activities such as an annual vet exam or  getting their nails trimmed.

Conditioned Relaxation is the third part of the TBTE Relaxation Triad.  The technique relaxes the mind by physically relaxing the body.  This can be very helpful when you either can't give your dog food (say if fasting for a blood draw at the vet), or your dog won't take food at a moment.

How are these two connected?  We use the first two steps in our Cooperative Care training as the beginning of the training for Conditioned Relaxation and both techniques involved touching and moving your dog's body.

*Prerequisite is the Fundamentals Program.*

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Cooperative Care & Conditioned Relaxation

  • Six private lessons
  • Our Exclusive Client Support Group.  Get VIP access to your trainer for support as part of our monthly membership.
  • Access to our ever growing video library!
  • $625 at our Location in Minooka, IL.
  • $775 at your home within 30 minutes of our location in Minooka, IL. 

Ecollar

Does your dog run off and not come back when you call?  Do you have an unfenced yard and want to be able to let your dog out into your yard with being on a leash?  Do you love hiking but want a safety backup for the what it moments such as a rabbit or deer and your dog wants to give chase and you're confident in being able to have your dog come back right away.

Our ecollar training train three main things: how to correct unwanted behaviors from a distance (using our unique system that causes to be optimistic about punishment), an informal and formal recall (come when called), and how to refine your leash walking.  

You can even learn about how to socialize your dog with other dogs off leash in our awesome 1/2 acre field with our dogs.  Give your dog the ultimate freedom off leash and you confidence in your dog!

*Prerequisite is the Fundamentals Program and Loose Leash Walking. Depending on your dog you may also need Cooperative Care & Conditioned Relaxation.  We also want it to be clear that you do not have to do ecollar to train with us.*

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Ecollar

  • Four private lessons
  • Our Exclusive Client Support Group.  Get VIP access to your trainer for support as part of our monthly membership.
  • Access to our ever growing video library!
  • Training Equipment: Ecollar and comfort pad (a $240 value!)
  • $600 at our Location in Minooka, IL.  Add off leash socialization with other dogs with recall from play (2 lessons) for $150 when buying together.
  • $700 at your home within 30 minutes of our location in Minooka, IL.  Add off leash socialization with other dogs will recall from play (2 lessons) for $200 when buying together.

Obedience

Does your dog sit but gets up whenever they want or after a few seconds? How many times do you have to say down before your dog does lay down?  Does your dog break their sit or down because of distractions: other dog, people, squirrels, rabbits...?

In our Obedience program we teach you and your dog sit, down and mat (some call this place).  We do not teach the word stay but rather it's implied.  For example if I tell my dog down, that means down until I release the dog or tell them to do something else. Learn how to teach reliable obedience.

*Prerequisite is the Fundamentals Program and Loose Leash Walking. Depending on your dog you may also need Cooperative Care & Conditioned Relaxation.*

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Basic Obedience

  • Four private lessons
  • Our Exclusive Client Support Group.  Get VIP access to your trainer for support as part of our monthly membership.
  • Access to our ever growing video library!
  • $425 at our Location in Minooka, IL. 
  • $525 at your home within 30 minutes of our location in Minooka, IL.