PRIVATE TRAINING (1-2-1)

Offered as In-Person Outdoor, In-Person In-home or Virtual.
Starts at $100/hour

Private lessons give you and your dog one on one attention with a certified trainer. This is an excellent way to achieve your training goals through lesson plans customized to best fit the needs of you and your dog. We will work with your family in your home (or other locations) to assess your goals and implement a training plan to help meet your goals.

 

All sessions provide hands-on learning and practice. Training is provided using reward-based methods.

Some of the common training goals we can help you are:

  • Focused attention amid distraction

  • Politely greeting dogs and people

  • Sit, Down & Stay

  • Drop It & Leave It

  • Leash manners (no pulling)

  • Coming when called

  • Crate training and housetraining

  • Impulse control

  • Place

  • Socialization (intro to new people, dogs, sounds, and places)

Note: Your first booking includes access to our exclusive Facebook group "The Confident Dog Project".

Doggie Stay

Positive training that your human-dog team will enjoy!

Our Approach

Our approach is to teach owners how to teach, guide, and communicate with their dogs to successfully turn struggles into a happy life with a dog. We do this by providing one-on-one lessons, group classes, and day training plans that are customized for each dog and owner. 

What is Reward-based training?

 

Here at Two Dads and a Dog, we will customize a training plan for your dog, relying on the proven results of reward-based training methods whereby the dog is set up to succeed and then rewarded for performing the ‘good’ behavior (positive reinforcement).

Reward-based training is enjoyable for the dog and positively enhances the relationship between the dog and handler. This approach revolves around positive reinforcement – i.e. rewarding behavior that we like. Rewards may be in the form of a tasty food treat, games, verbal praise, touch, a walk, a car ride, etc…to be offered immediately after the dog performs the ‘good’ behavior.
 

Instead of ignoring unwanted behaviors, our approach involves management of the human, dog, and the environment in order to expedite the success you’re looking for. Think about management this way: anything we do to limit the choices our dogs have for unwanted behavior. Any unwanted behaviors we let our dog practice are likely to become stronger habits. Most of the time, success of our training plan results mostly from managing the humans and the environment aspects.

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What are some benefits of training your dog?

  • Bonding

  • When you train a dog from scratch, you learn about its behavior and how it responds to your cues

  • Easy management and full control

  • Helps dogs with interacting with other dogs, other pets, and humans

  • Allows for easy management and full control of your dog

  • Opportunity to learn from other pet owners

  • Above all, learning the basics to behave well contributes a lot to dog safety

  • Awards and appreciation make them happy. This improves the overall health of a dog