In Your Home Private Lessons - Fun, Fast, and Effective!

One on one training can be done easily in your home. It all starts with a phone call to assess what your training goals are, and then the appointment is set.  I coach you to train your own dog.  Lessons are tailored to your unique environment and whether you purchase one or many sessions, you are sure to have a great learning experience! 


Sometimes it's necessary to take your training time out and about to parks and other public spaces.  Together we'll prioritize your specific needs, see where your training needs tweaking, and discuss a plan to set you up for success. You'll build on your training skills so that you have the ability and confidence to take your dog out on the town.

  • Manners and Obedience
  • Walking Politely on Leash
  • Crate Training
  • Sit for Greetings
  • Doorbell Excitement
  • Come When Called
  • Stays
  • Settling and Relaxing on Mat
  • Playing - Tug, Fetch
  • Fun and Practical Tricks



On PROPER socialization:

Start Your Puppy Early! It's important to prevent inappropriate behavior by installing good habits as early as possible.  Providing structure via black and white rules and a do-able day-to-day schedule will help you and your puppy navigate through those tough first few months.  Happy Tails believes that you can begin implementing some basic training as early as 8 weeks of age.  This doesn't mean that you can expect your youngster to heel, or stay, or bring in the newspaper.  However, it does start the learning process; teaches your pup how to learn, and can make it easier in the future to teach the cues that are important in your own life.  Housetraining, handling for grooming, crate training is just the beginning.  I'll coach you on how to prevent unwanted behaviors and help you prepare for when your puppy is home alone. I'll also give you tips on how to manage unwanted behaviors like nipping, chasing, or chewing furniture! 


I want you excited to train your new puppy!

Happy Tails Family Dog Training uses modern training methods based on positive reinforcement and functional rewards.  All lessons include written follow-up, email, and phone support.

Fees for Services

All lessons are billed at $90 per hour.  Most initial meetings run up to 2 hours ($180). 

Travel fees may apply (over 25 miles from home office)

Wonderful!  Ultimate Puppy!