Customized training for good manners, behavior issues, and dog sports

Train on your schedule and focus on your dog’s specific needs with individual lessons. Whether you need help with puppy training and socialization, want to brush up your adult dog’s good manners, are struggling with a behavior issue like barking, reactivity to dogs or people,  fearfulness, or aggression, or are interested in dog sports, we can help. In person and online lessons are available.

Online Lessons-Good Manners and Behavior Issues

Expert dog training is just a click away! Online lessons are ideal for shy dogs and dogs with aggression issues, since we can coach you without coming into your home. Training is customized for you and your dog. Each lesson includes a live Zoom meeting, written handouts and notes (as applicable), and follow up by phone/e-mail. Click here to learn more about how online training works.

Individual Lessons-Good Manners and Behavior Issues

One-on-one training for you and your dog, personalized to meet your needs, and scheduled to fit in your busy life. Each lesson includes training plus time for questions, written notes and handouts. Please note that for behavior lessons and consults, your appointment may or may not include hands-on training, depending on what is appropriate for your dog and the specific circumstances of their behavior case.

Group Lessons-Good Manners

Get together with your friends and neighbors to train your dogs at a convenient time and an affordable rate. We will work with you as a group, or one-on-one with each dog and handler team. Each lesson includes training plus time for questions, written notes and handouts.

Behavior and Manners Lesson Fees and Packages

In-person individual lesson, $200/one hour, $570/three hour package, $925/five hour package. No additional charge for multiple dogs in the same household attending the same lesson. In-person lessons include training time, plus handouts, notes and follow-up support by phone and e-mail. Behavior cases involving a bite history may require a three hour package minimum. Please note that for behavior lessons and consults, your appointment may or may not include hands-on training, depending on what is appropriate for your dog and the specific circumstances of their behavior case.

Online lesson, $90/30 minutes, $175/one hour, $490/three hour package. Online lessons include a one hour Zoom meeting, plus handouts, notes and follow-up support by phone and e-mail. Behavior cases involving a bite history may require a three hour package minimum.

Lesson plus multi-week class package, $375/six week class, $350/five week class, $315/four week class.

Group lesson, $200 total for up to four dog-handler teams.   

Due to COVID, lessons are held at our training facility, located at 1030 S. 8th Street, Kalamazoo MI 49009.  Lessons may be scheduled at your home or another location at your instructor’s discretion.  Social distancing is observed.  Travel fee of $25 may apply to lessons outside our service area (see map at bottom of page).

Individual Lessons-Agility and Nosework

Get personalized coaching with our experienced sport dog trainers. Dog sport lessons are held at our training locations. Semi-private lesson (max of four dog-handler teams), one hour, $30 per person. Private lesson, half hour, $30, one hour, $60.