Private Lessons

We offer private lessons at our training facility or at your house, if needed. Lessons are taught using positive reinforcement techniques. The focus is on helping you better understand your dog’s behavior. Each dog is unique and requires a customized approach that takes into account his temperament and character as well as your lifestyle. It is our goal to not only train your dog but to teach YOU how to train your dog.

Initial Puppy (16 weeks or younger) Consult: Your first meeting with us and your puppy is a 90-minute session (usually in your home) focusing on household management, confinement strategies, feeding and nutrition, appropriate socialization, physical exercise, and mental stimulation. This is a great investment of time and money and is highly recommended in combination with the Puppy Relationship Building class.
COST = $125 (travel within 10 miles included)

Behavior Assessment: 90-minute session at our facility focusing on specific behavioral challenges including, but not limited to, separation anxiety, reactivity on leash, aggression towards dogs or humans, and resource guarding.
COST = $125 (includes written report sent after the assessment)

Private lesson prices:

Sue McKinney (Nose Work, puppy, and behavior): $80/hour

Sue’s Schedule:
Monday Noon – 4:30PM
Tuesday 10AM – 4:30PM
Wednesday 10AM – 4:30PM
Thursdays 10AM – 1:00PM
Some Saturdays 10AM-4:30PM

Contact Sue for an appointment:

Liz Turpin (obedience and behavior assessments): $80/hour

Liz’s Schedule:
Tuesday 6-9PM
Thursday 6-9PM
Saturday 9AM-3PM

Contact Liz for an appointment:


Travel fee (if we come to you): $20-25 depending on the distance


Phone consultations:

$20.00/15 minute block of time. Calls are broken down into 15-minute increments regardless of time taken on the call. Calls rounded up to the next highest number (e.g., 17 minute call costs $40, while 14 minute call, costs $20).

Email consultations:


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