Private Dog Training
One-on-one dog & group obedience training + behavior modification
$85 per 1-hour session
3 sessions for $245
$95 for Dog Reactivity Issues
3 sessions for $275
The cost for 6 one-hour sessions for behavioral modification, our full obedience regime, and any other issues you would like to address is $85/hr, or 3 sessions for $245. You may add in your second dog for $20/session, with discounts for 3 sessions ($55) or all 6 sessions ($100).
Private Dog training in Alpharetta Dog Training includes:
All potty training for puppies or adult dogs
Solutions for chewing
Solutions for barking
Solutions for separation anxiety
All obedience and behavior training levels
Dog aggression management
Socialization with other dogs
Learn to listen to you no matter what the distractions are, including having to work around other dogs
House breaking for older dogs
Inter-relationship with dogs and children
Socialization to their environment and change
Socialization with sounds and surfaces
Also included in our private training is the Life of the Dog Service, along with the ability to join a group class in the future. Joining a group class will allow you to train around high distraction, and teach your dog the group obedience curriculum (listed below) along with any other behavioral issues you would like to address.
Why Choose Private Lessons?
Private dog training can be useful in many situations. A few of our most common are listed below:
Fearful dogs, or dogs with specific fear-related behaviors
Aggressive dogs (not allowed in group classes)
Dogs with very specific issues you would like to address
Clients who do not want to train in their own environment, but do want one-on-one training
Regardless of your situation, socialization with other dogs will be included in private dog training sessions. Also, if f your dog has prior obedience training and appears to be ready for higher levels, they will be taught the intermediate curriculum.
Semi-Private Dog Training
Some puppies respond better in a semi-private lesson due to all the distractions in a group obedience class. The cost of a semi-private lesson is $175 per dog, preferably with a 4-5 dog minimum. Lessons are held in designated areas in Metro Atlanta.
12900 Freemanville Road
Alpharetta GA 30004
(convenient to Roswell/Milton/Alpharetta and the surrounding areas)
Obedience Training Levels & Class Curriculum
Basic Obedience Dog Training Curriculum:
Dogs will learn the following in Basic Group Classes, Private Dog Training and In-Home Training:
Sit and Stay in distractions.
1 minute sit in high distractions.
Stay in distractions.
3 minute down in distractions.
Wait inside a car so they do not bolt out of the car.
Wait in a doorway.
Drop means: to drop any and all things you ask them to.
Walking on a loose leash [means do not pull].
Off means: do not jump on me or anyone else.
Sit in excitement we will teach your dog that they must listen to you even if they are excited or in high drive.
We teach the dog that their name means come to me
Come as an emergency command.
We also teach a non-verbal come command which is a sound association.
We will teach 3 tools to get your dog to come to you.
They will have 3 tricks to graduate!
Intermediate Classes schedule at the “farm” location is on our events calendar.
Intermediate class consists of 6 group obedience classes for $180, with The Life of The Dog Services included.
Intermediate dog obedience classes will strengthen the bond between you and your dog for a lifetime of companionship. The group obedience classes will add to the existing obedience commands that your dog has learned in their basic group obedience classes. We will start adding in higher and higher distraction, adding in more distance away from your dog in obedience commands, and adding in more duration in the commands. Classes are small and individualized.
Intermediate Obedience Dog Training Curriculum:
Three fun ways to get your dog to come to you in distractions
Catch, retrieve and release
Heel. Sit when you stop. Turn left and right staying in proper position
Sit in distractions with toys being thrown past the dogs: food distractions, kids and dogs running by, while the dog maintains his long sit for 3“5 minutes
Down in distractions same as above but with the dog in a down position
Stationary place command in high distractions. Dogs can not get off the place bed till commanded, no matter what is going on around them. This includes running, playing dogs
Running “STOP” command
Sit in motion: Walking fast and giving the sit command, your dog will stay in position while you walk away quickly
Starting out of sight commands: This means dog must stay in positions even if you are out of their sight and a distance away from you
Starting off leash heeling and off leash basic commands if the dogs are ready and all safety rules are abide by
Back up. Dogs must know how to back up if you need them to, particularly in tight quarters
Sit in very high excitement. We will build the dogs drive up and then give them a command one time. They must be in command and in control in less than 3 seconds
The above puppy obedience training courses include The Life of the Dog Services. All of our classes and services are taught by certified, experienced trainers.
If you have any questions on dog training, puppy training, house breaking or any other dog obedience training issues please call Susie at (770) 754-9178.
Dog Training Desensitization
Desensitize your dog to door bells so your dog does not get a conditioned behavior that states you hear this bell noise and someone is here for you. Some doorbell dogs are so reactive that they react to doorbells on TV. To start the desensitization process you can open your door stand with your dog in the open door ring the bell and give your dog a treat. If they start barking for now ignore it. If you draw attention to it could be satiating to your dog. Keep doing exercises daily that you ring the bell with the door open and give treats. This will help the dog stop associating the bell with guests coming over.