In-Home Training

Obedience | Behavior Modification | Socialization
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Dog Training for Life Program

A comprehensive foundation of in-home obedience & behavior modification, plus Socializing Groups.
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One of our Behavior Consultants will spend five sessions working with you and your family at home teaching your dog basic obedience on leash so you can fluently communicate with your dog in everyday situations. We'll also provide you the knowledge and proper methods to solve and prevent behavior problems, focus on your specific training goals, and begin teaching advanced obedience techniques where appropriate.

After the in-home sessions, you and your dog will be ready to attend our weekly Socializing Groups where we apply what you have learned at home to begin teaching your dog how to behave in a social setting. We strongly encourage you attend as many weekly Socializing Groups as possible to finish your dog's training, building their confidence and responsiveness outside of the home. These sessions are available to you for another year at no extra charge after the in-home portion, and then for a drop-in rate for the life of your dog.

If you need any help with something we had worked on in-home at a later time, we will re-visit your home at no additional charge. Our primary goal is to help you effectively modify your dog's behavior, and there's no set amount of time for that.

  • In-home evaluation
  • 5 weekly in-home sessions, one hour per dog
  • Lifetime access to weekly Socializing Groups after in-home
  • Continued phone and email support, follow-up visit if needed
  • For dogs 6 months and older
  • This program is a requirement for more severe behavior issues including aggression, and additional in-home or private sessions may be required at a per-session rate.

Basic Program

Just right for the in-home basics.
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Our Basic Program is great for learning basic obedience and addressing common behavior issues such as jumping, destructive chewing, housebreaking and more. One of our Behavior Consultants will spend 3 sessions working with you and your family at home teaching your dog to COME, SIT, HEEL, DOWN, SIT-STAY, DOWN-STAY and more on leash while focusing on current behaviors. We'll also provide advice on how to prevent future behavior issues.

For dogs who already have a foundation in basic obedience, we can focus this program on advanced and off-leash techniques.

  • In-home evaluation
  • 3 weekly in-home sessions, one hour per dog
  • Continued phone and email support
  • For dogs 6 months and older without severe behavior issues

Puppy Jumpstart

Start off on the right paw.
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Early learning and socialization is very important, and we highly encourage puppies under 6 months old to attend our Puppy Pre K-9 class.

We can help even more at home by teaching your family the basics of puppy raising, how to properly manage and prevent behavior issues from developing, and begin early training techniques to help you and your puppy communicate. We'll spend two hours covering information and showing you how to begin teaching basic commands, focusing the session on you and puppy's needs.

When your puppy is mature enough to begin in-home training, we'll apply your Puppy Jumpstart tuition towards your next in-home training program. You can also bring your puppy to our Puppy Socials for free from 3-6 months of age.

  • Two-hour in-home session
  • Tuition is applied toward a future in-home training program
  • Free Puppy Socials from 3-6 months of age (currently on hold through through COVID-19)
  • Continued phone and email support
  • For puppies 8 weeks to 5 months old

Per Session

For those special requests.
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Our per session rate is a good option for advanced techniques or help with a specific issue such as loose leash walking, treadmill training, advice on a newer behavior issue, introducing a new dog, and more.

  • One-hour in-home session
  • Continued phone and email support

Train While You're Away

Add-ons for a little extra help.
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Sometimes clients need a little extra help with training goals. We offer these extra training services on a select basis pending schedule availability.

In-home & dog walking

Half-hour or one-hour sessions where we work with your dog one-on-one at home to advance or maintain the skills they are learning through their in-home training program, including obedience, manners, focused walks, treadmill training and more. Primary service area includes most of Wayne County, Ann Arbor area, and some southern Oakland county.

Day camp & on-site sessions

We can also work with your dog privately at our home, outside of their normal environment to work on basic skills, socialization, advanced obedience and more. Sessions are scheduled in 4-hour half-days April through October. Owners are responsible for drop-off and pick-up, and dogs must be properly crate/kennel trained. A separate waiver will be required.

  • Scheduled as needed per trainer availability.
  • An additional transfer session may be required for some training.