Contact us today to start private training lessons with your dog! 

​​​​​*Private Lesson packages must be completed within 6 weeks of the start date. Travel fees apply for in home lessons.

Puppy Pre-School: This course is for young puppies age 6 weeks to 16 weeks who are in their critical socialization period. Three lessons include:

  • Crate training
  • Potty training
  • Chewing and mouthing
  • Basic commands: name recognition, sit, down, come, wait, take it/ drop it
  • Beginner polite leash walking
  • Handling for grooming and exams
  • Socialization, polite greetings and appropriate play skills

Cost is $195 for 3 Private Lessons- Travel fees apply for in-home training

Basic Manners:This course teaches basic training commands that every dog should learn. The basics are perfect for any age  dog with little or no previous training. Four lessons include:

  • Basic commands: name, sit, down, stay, come
  • Take it/drop it, wait, off (don’t jump up)
  • Leave it
  • Polite leash walking, "heel"
  • Impulse control, structured games 
  • Place/Settle

Cost is $260 for 4 Private Lessons -Travel fees apply for in-home training

Advanced Manners:This training course is for dogs with some previous training. It provides challenging and fun activities to keep your dog’s mind active and to keep you on your toes! Four lessons include:

  • Solid STAY- with distance/distraction or out of sight
  • Advanced on leash and/or Off leash heeling
  • Place/go lie down 
  • Leave it 
  • Really reliable re-call with distance and distraction
  • Advanced attention and focus
  • Trick of your choice

Cost is $260 for 4 Private Lessons -Travel fees apply for in home training

Private lessons are available for most of our specialty classes as well! Check out all of the classes offered here.

Package lessons are 45 minute sessions. Taking a group class but missed one? Make up lessons are $25/30 minutes-limited availability.

Ideal DOG Private Puppy, Basic and Advanced Manners Lessons

If you have relied solely on group classes for training in the past, you know how difficult it can be to free up a set space in your schedule to make it to all of the classes. Ideal Dog offers unique private lessons,showing you how to train your dog, but on your schedule. Private lessons give you hours of undivided attention, and you will love the results. No consult is required before scheduling if your dog is free from aggression or significant behavior issues. Just call or email to start a manners training package when you are ready!  Single session private manners training cost is $75/hour. If your dog has a behavior concern and more than manners training is needed, a Behavior Evaluation is required. Travel fee is $1.50 per mile round trip, minimum $15 fee.

Compare Group Classes to Private Lessons

Private Lessons
Group  Classes
Very limited distractionsGroups of 4-8 students working at once
Schedule flexibleSet schedule and time
Teacher’s attention all yours
Teacher’s attention divided among participants
Individualized instruction for you and your dog
Instruction geared to the group
Immediate feedback and encouragement
Not as much attention from teacher
Cost well worth the results
Ok for some, but not ideal for others

​​​​Manners BOOT CAMP:

Boot Camp offers the opportunity for our trainers to give your dog a manners makeover! You don’t have to send your dog off to a kennel!  This full service package option is perfect for training and socializing puppies. Boot Camp gives your dog 1 hour + of exercise and training combined per session for a month of intense training. Boot Camp includes a bonus end of training transfer lesson.  Let us do the main work, and you can enjoy the results!

Boot Camp saves you money in the long run and gives you peace of mind that your dog is getting the care, attention and training he needs before it is too late! We can come to you, or you can drop your dog off at our training center for each lesson, much like taking a kid to a dance, or music lesson. We strive to make educating your dog hassle free!

Full Service Boot Camp Training Packages: 8 sessions: $480, 12 sessions $720, 16 sessions $960  

Puppy Power Packages: 8 sessions with Half Day Stay includes a walk and additional play session(stay up to 4 hours) $600

(for puppies under 6 months of age)

  • Private Manners Training Lessons (set curriculum)- Private one on one lessons
  • Custom Training Lessons -Have a unique skill you'd like your dog to learn? We can create custom lesson plans!
  • Full Service Training -we train and exercise your dog for you


Private DOG Training Services

Short on time?  Let us train your dog for you!


​​Full Service Training:Choose this option if you want a well-mannered dog, but do not have the time to train and exercise him yourself. Letting a professional dog trainer do the work for you gets faster results and takes the stress off of you to fix the problem on your own. One hour of training and exercising is combined for the ultimate canine workout. Activities are based on dog’s personality, individual needs and owner's goals.

Full Service Training activities include but are not limited to:

  • Basic to advanced manners and obedience training
  • Behavior modification programs
  • Crate training or conditioning to confinement
  • House training
  • Boundary training
  • Puppy Power Program- the perfect start for your new family member!

Exercise activities include but are not limited to:

  • Neighborhood leash walking
  • Field trips to a variety of locations to socialize and learn to adjust to new environments
  • Hiking adventures on nearby scenic trails
  •  Sport conditioning exercises and agility obstacle performance
  • Fetch, Frisbee or other off leash structured games
  • Swimming field trips- weather permitting
  • Working dog puzzles, learning tricks, playing  scent games( nose work)

Full Service Training Cost: $75/hour for a single session purchase- travel fees apply