Private Training

CDU's Private training lessons enable owners to meet one-on-one with a professional trainer to address their dog’s behavioral challenges and/or learn obedience and manners in a structured, focused, setting. Lessons are offered at our facility or an appropriate location in public.

  • Owners with fluctuating or busy schedules who cannot commit to a weekly group class schedule.
  • Owners whose dogs exhibit behavioral issues that are not suitable for a group class setting, such as reactivity or aggression.
  • Owners with a shy, fearful or under socialized dog or puppy who would benefit most from one-on-one instruction.

CDU's private training lessons are tailored to meet the behavioral and obedience requirements of you and your canine friend. Our professional trainers specialize in evaluating, managing and modifying a wide range of challenging canine behaviors. We are experts in teaching all levels of obedience and offer specialized training such as agility, tricks and nose work . We strive to create a fun atmosphere where all members of the household participate in learning and applying positive, proven, effective dog training techniques.

The road to a well behaved dog begins with a consultation. During this 1.5 - 2 hour initial meeting, a CDU professional trainer will take a full behavioral history, observe your dog’s behavior and interaction with family members, then create a goal-oriented, written training plan. Each subsequent lesson is structured to ensure the incremental training goals established during the consultation are achieved.

Be ready, there will be homework! It is imperative that the skills learned are practiced between lessons for optimal, timely results. Ultimately, YOU are the dog trainer as you will be working with your dog daily to ensure a complete understanding of his or her new skills and positive behaviors.

Private lessons provide an ideal setting for addressing the following behavioral challenges:

  • Aggression toward dogs or other animals
  • Household behavior problems, such as excessive barking or digging
  • House breaking issues
  • Undesirable behaviors, such as jumping or nipping
  • Attachment or separation anxiety and related problems
  • Shy or fearful behaviors
  • Hyperactivity
  • Food or toy guarding

  • Basic, intermediate and advanced obedience and manners
  • AKC competitive obedience, Rally, Canine Good Citizen and Community Canine preparation and testing
  • Agility, nose work and tricks
  • IPO

  • Initial consultation with written training plan $90
  • Initial consultation with written training plan PLUS 3 private lessons $215
  • 1-hour private lesson $45
  • 5 private lessons $200