Private Dog Training

A Passion to Understand

Kate and Murphy in training

I know that having a dog in our modern world can be challenging. Between work, kids, schooling and everything else life throws at you, it can be hard to find the time and resources to properly train your dog. That is where Capital Canines comes in!

I can help you with undesirable behaviors such as pulling on leash, lunging and barking at other dogs, jumping on guests, unruly behavior in the house, etc.. Are you ready to regain peace and joy in your relationship with your dog?

Why Capital Canines?

As a training partner with Karen Pryor Academy and a dog owner myself, I know firsthand the challenges you can face while looking for a dog trainer. By the time you begin searching for help, you may be feeling tired, frustrated, sometimes even resentful. Those emotions are understandable, and I would be honored to help relieve you and your dog of the issues you are having. Read more about my training philosophies here.

Group Classes

Our group classes are a great way to get your dog trained alongside others who are eager to learn. Our current group offerings can be found on our Group Classes page.

Coaching

In this program, we work together. I will guide you through training your own dog. We will cover the basics and delve into any behavior problems you may be experiencing. We will also establish a clear line of communication between you and your dog, always utilizing positive reinforcement techniques. I will provide you with a clicker, all you will need is to find a treat bag that suits you!

Step One: Let's Meet!

I will come to your home at your convenience for our initial consultation. During this time, we can discuss your training goals, assess how your dog learns, identify behaviors that need adjusting, what motivates him/her and put together a training plan. I will also give you a few quick tips to hold you over until training begins. You will be supplied with your clicker and I will give you a run-down of the basics so we have a place to build from for our first session together.

*Initial Consult: $100

Step Two: Let's Train!

Over the course of 5 private sessions, I will coach you and your dog together, giving valuable guidance and tips on:

  • Understanding your dog’s body language and behavior
  • Managing certain behaviors while in the process of modifying them
  • Handling your dog safely
  • How to have fun while training and more

Together we will work toward your training goals and break down any barriers between you and your dog to propel you to success.

*5, 60-minute sessions: $450

Step Three: Let's Check In!

How is training going? Need more help? Looking for a few more tips? Schedule as-needed coaching if you find that your skills need more development or your dog’s behavior is regressing. I am happy to come back to you to help regroup or brush up on what you learned to keep the progress coming! You are welcome to purchase another round of 5 sessions, or we can schedule individual sessions.

*1, 60 minute follow-up session: $90

Day Training

Busy schedule and need your dog trained ASAP? In this program, I do all of the heavy lifting for you. Based on the needs and goals outlined in our initial consultation, I will tailor my sessions to produce reliably long lasting results. You do not have to be home or participating, but you are welcome to observe these sessions. I promise you that the methods I use are positive, humane and backed by science, so you have the peace of mind that my time spent with your dog will be fun and enjoyable for them.

Step One: Let's Meet!

I will come to your home at your convenience for our initial consultation. During this time, we can discuss your training goals, assess how your dog learns, identify behaviors that need adjusting, what motivates him/her and put together a training plan. I will also give you a few quick tips to hold you over until training begins.

*Initial Consult: $100

Step Two: Let's Train!

Over the course of 3 weeks, I will visit your dog 3 times per week to work toward your training goals. If you are away from your home during this time, this session will include a potty break before and after training. At the end of each week, we will schedule a transfer session so that I can show you what your dog and I have learned together, and walk you through any questions you may have. This way, in between my sessions with your dog, you are able to maintain his/her learning and begin to feel some relief knowing we are getting closer to achieving your training goals.

Step Three: Let's Check In!

This package includes 2 follow up sessions during which we can brush up on any skills you and your dog may need help with, and make sure that your dog is still on track to better behavior. I want to make sure that you are enjoying the results of your dog’s hard work! This is a great time for follow-up questions so that you can walk away from training doubt-free.

*3-week Day Training Program (14 sessions total): $1,300

Puppy Socialization Program

Did you add a new puppy to your family or are you considering doing so? I can provide support and help you cover the basics of socializing your puppy as well as training some basic obedience. Adding a puppy to your busy life can be much easier if you have some help. Utilizing places and situations that your puppy will encounter in life, I can offer experiences that will assist in building a foundation from which you and your puppy can build off of together as he/she grows up. This experience will also prevent issues from cropping up down the line, especially during critical fear periods.

3-Week Program

This 10 session program takes place over 3 weeks, and includes 2, 60-90 minute sessions (puppies tire out quickly, so that is important to keep in mind!) followed by 1 session where you and I go over everything your puppy has learned each week. Our first session together (whether you already have your puppy or are awaiting their arrival) will be used to get acquainted, answer any puppy questions you have, and discuss your goals for your puppy’s experience and is included in the package.

Here are some of the basics I can cover to help you get a well rounded puppy:

  • Introduction to clicker training
  • Touch
  • Eye contact and focus on handler
  • Name recognition
  • Come
  • Basic leash manners
  • Handling exercises
  • Food bowl games
  • Going to mat
  • Socialization to new places and experiences (riding safely in the car, going to new places, calmly being in the vicinity of other dogs and people)

*3-week Puppy Socialization Program (10 sessions total): $925