Basic Manners & Obedience

Who is this for? Dogs that are older than 4 months of age, including middle-aged and senior dogs, perfect for your new rescue, any dog or owner who needs a quick refresher, or anybody that has a specific training goal. The emphasis on private lessons is to cover foundation skills, basic obedience, and general manners.

Private training can be done by itself or in addition to group classes. This can be scheduled in your home or at a pre-arranged training location. Please note, dogs that display aggressive or dangerous behaviour towards other dogs or people should go to our Behavioral Modification page for help with these issues

Examples of obedience training and basic manners topics that we can help you with:

  • Pulling on leash
  • House-training
  • Puppy and adolescent mouthing and nipping
  • Destructive chewing
  • Jumping up to greet
  • Digging in the yard
  • Running away/not coming when called
  • Excessive and/or inappropriate barking
  • Teaching basic cues: sit, down, stand, settle
  • Teaching impulse control: leave it, stay, wait, go to your bed

After you register for a session, you will complete a comprehensive history form for Chelsea to read before the session. That way, she can get right to work helping you and your dog have a better future, rather than spending the whole time learning about your dog’s past. This saves you time and money.

During the session, Chelsea will ask you some additional questions during the first portion to get a complete picture of your dog’s issue(s). After that, she will teach you how to use the most appropriate, modern, dog-friendly techniques, based on what is the best fit for your dog and your family. She will create a training plan for you to be able to review the topics covered during the session.

The initial lesson is an hour long and costs $75. Each one-hour lesson after that is $60. Private lessons must be completed within six months of purchase – book now.