Private Lessons

We offer private lessons at our training facility. (We will come to your house to work on specific issues if we deem it necessary.) 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 = $150 (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 = $200 (includes written report sent after the assessment)

Private lesson prices

Sue McKinney (Nose Work ONLY): $80/hour

Sue’s Schedule:
Monday Noon – 4:00PM
Tuesday 9AM – 1:00PM
Saturdays 9AM – Noon

Contact Sue for an appointment:


Liz Turpin (obedience and behavior ): $100/hour after initial consult (if required)

Liz’s Schedule:
Tuesday 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursday 6:00 -9:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Contact Liz for an appointment:


Tina Hamlin (obedience and behavior): $100/hour after initial consult (if required)

Tina’s Schedule:
Saturdays 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursdays from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Other hours of availability will vary.

Contact Tina for an appointment:


Irina Evsyukova (puppy and obedience):  lessons $100/hour 

Irina’s Schedule:
Mon-Thurs 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Contact Irina for an appointment:



Pamela Wyman (puppy, obedience and behavior assessments):  lessons $100/hour 

Pamela’s Schedule:
Tues-Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sat, Sun 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Contact Pamela for an appointment:


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


Phone consultations:

$25.00/15 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 $50, while 14 minute call, costs $25).

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