Private Lessons

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A trainer will personally coach and assist you in your dog’s training through one-on-one private sessions. Private lessons are very hands-on for the owner, and the goal is always to empower you by transferring a skillset for life.


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Our puppy basics program is ideal for young dogs who need structured socialization, manners, and basic obedience.

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Our obedience training program teaches your dog all the basic commands, manners, and builds reliability in those skills.

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Our behavior modification targets unwanted behaviors and replaces them with new ones to create your ideal dog.

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Our severe behavior/ aggression rehab is an intensive program where extreme behavior issues are treated, and underlying causes addressed.

Our private lesson programs are the hands-on answer to becoming a better dog owner. We focus on in-home lessons to address your specific goals and concerns, and teach you the skills you need to know to have the best dog you can. Our private lessons are tailored to your needs and circumstances so that your concerns are no more. And better yet, so that you are confident and prepared for any future behaviors or needs that may come up in the future.

This is our most hands-on option for dog owners, allowing you to learn the skills you need to train your dog while a trainer overssees to your dog’s training and behavioral needs during a base of five 1-hour lessons. At the end of your program, you’ll receive lifetime access to our client portal, online resources, and facebook group support.

All packages come with a free 20-minute zoom consultation. Clients get regular support on their dog’s training through our client portal, and ongoing support after lessons are no longer needed.

IMPORTANT: Most dogs will be trained on a remote collar, which can be purchased through Lugaru K9 Training as an add-on to your package but is not inherently included in any training package. Lastly, please understand that for all programs, owners will need to provide or arrange for a remote collar and prong collar.

In-Home Puppy Package | $500

This program is available for dogs between 3 and 12 months at the time of program participation, who have received their last round of shots and are looking to get the right start for socialization, structure, manners, and obedience basics. This program is available to most dogs under one year that do not have any significant behavioral problems, and want a well-rounded first step in their development. In this package, your puppy will get to work on:

  • Basic obedience:
    • Sit
    • Down
    • Come
    • Place
    • Heel
  • Reduction of unwanted behaviors, like:
    • jumping
    • play biting/mouthing
    • poor leash manners
  • Introduction to tools for long-term success
    • food rewards
    • clicker training (if requested by owner)
    • remote collar conditioning
    • leash pressure basics
  • Structured socialization through guided exposure to:
    • people and animals
    • surfaces
    • noises
    • touching and grooming
  • Leash, car, door, etc manners

Our puppy package is $500 for five 1-hour lessons, with additional lessons at $85 each. In addition to the cost of lessons, all owners will be required to provide or arrange for a herm-sprenger prong collar and crate, and some may also need to provide a remote collar, depending on the specific case.

In-Home Obedience Package | $500

This program is for adult dogs with little to no significant behavior problems, whose primary goal is to develop better obedience skills and reliability in compliance and execution. We teach all the must-haves for a calm and obedient dog and can accommodate some behavior modification of mild unwanted behaviors. Dogs enrolled in our obedience board-and-train program will learn core obedience with reliability, which includes:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come
  • Heel
  • Place
  • Out/Back off

In addition to core obedience, in this program we offer the option to incorporate additional helpful commands such as “up” (onto a surface) and “off” (four on the floor), etc, as well as just-for-fun trick training tailored to the owner’s goals.

Dogs with minor behavioral problems such as occasional barking, jumping, or mouthiness are usually permitted into the obedience program, with understanding that we will also diminish those behaviors as they come up while participating in the program. Dogs with severe or more consistent behavior issues will be referred to one of our behavior modification programs.

Our obedience package is $500 for five 1-hour lessons, with additional lessons at $90/each. All owners will be required to provide or otherwise arrange for a herm-sprenger prong collar, e-collar technologies remote collar, and crate.

In-Home Behavior Modification Package | $700

Our behavior modification program tackles all of your dog’s mild to moderate unwanted behaviors and builds them up into the best dog they can be. This program is ideal for adult dogs with significant but not severe behavior problems, which often includes but is not limited to:

  • Excessive barking
  • Counter surfing
  • Jumping on humans
  • Poor leash manners
  • Mild reactivity
  • Mild anxiety or fear
  • Noncompliance of known commands
  • Non-aggressive nipping and mouthing
  • Chasing
  • Playing keep-away

Additionally, you can expect your dog to learn (if new) or perfect (if already known) core obedience commands including:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come
  • Heel
  • Place
  • Out/Back off

Dogs with mild to moderate behavior concerns are usually permitted into our behavior modification program, but depending on severity, cases may be referred to our severe behavior and aggression rehabilitation program. Clients will be required to provide or otherwise arrange for a e-collar technologies remote collar, a herm-sprenger prong collar, and a crate for their dog.

Our behavior modification package is $700 for five 1-hour lessons. Additional lessons are $100.

In-Home Severe Behavior/Aggression Rehab Program | $900

The real deal. Our severe behavior board-and-train is specifically made for dogs that are exhibiting intense dog or human aggression, reactivity, biting, and other behaviors deemed dangerous to the dog and those around it. We pride ourselves in stopping behaviors, period.

In our severe behavior program, we put and end to aggressive and destructive behaviors and address the underlying causes. Our methods are built to ensure not only that the behaviors not come back with appropriate maintenance, but that we also leave the dog happier and more secure than when we found it. Time and time again we have put a stop to previously uncontrollable reactivity and aggression towards humans, leaving clients with peace of mind and a top-tier maintenance gameplan.

The severe behavior program may also be a good fit for dogs with more intense fear and anxiety and other destructive behaviors. In addition to tackling unwanted behaviors, dogs in this program will also work on core obedience detailed in other packages, and fine-tune other less severe behavioral concerns.

This program begins at $1000 for five 1-hour lessons. Additional lessons are $150. Owner will be responsible for providing or otherwise arranging for a herm-sprenger prong collar, e-collar technologies remote collar, appropriately-sized muzzle, and a crate for their dog prior to participation in the program. All dogs participating in the in-home severe behavior program MUST begin training wearing a muzzle when trainer arrives at the location.