Private Training


During private lessons I work with the dog myself as well as working side by side coaching you on how to utilize the positive reinforcement training techniques. A a result, this gives you the confidence and the tools to carry on throughout your dog’s lifetime.  Consequently, you’ll learn how to control your dog in life’s everyday situations so that he and your family can live in peace and harmony together.   I offer puppy training and dog training to all ages and breeds.


All private lessons are at your home or location of choice such as a local park.  In packages when the dog is ready, for instance, we take our lessons out in public with distractions which is an important element for strengthening the behaviors that he has learned. I am always willing to meet in a local park, however, if you live outside of my service areas of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Lake Forest, and Trabuco Canyon. I have limited availability for San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente and there is an extra location fee of $35+/visit.


Per Lesson fee is on a sliding scale per quantity purchased. Therefore the more you buy the more you save! Every lesson is tailored to suit your individual needs. Suggested packages can be found below.

*Due to HIGH GAS PRICES discounts are available for meeting at a park near me instead of coming to your home.*

1 Lesson$165Price Per Lesson$165
6 Lessons$930Price Per Lesson$155
9 Lessons$1350Price Per Lesson$150
12 Lessons$1740Price Per Lesson$145
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Special Needs/Anxiety/Fear – 12 Lessons
  • This package addresses what I am seeing so much of in the wake of Covid. If your puppy or adult dog is suffering from fears of people, normal everyday occurrences, and leash reactivity this can drastically affect their (and your) quality of life. To overcome this takes lots of time, practice and especially patience with desensitization, counter conditioning and confidence building. I work one on one during our weekly lessons with you and your dog, giving you the tools and homework each week to practice.
  • Lessons run up to 60 minutes.  
New Puppy/ Early Socialization – 9 Lessons
  • Start off on the right foot! Appropriate for starting as early as 8 weeks old.  Private lessons at your home. Proper early puppy socialization and handling between 8-12 weeks of age is imperative to a stable dog. Insufficient early socialization causes hard-to-reverse changes in brain function and anatomy, which leads to temperament problems later in life, such as fear and aggression towards people. Proper socialization training early is much easier to do than to try to fix these behavior problems down the road. This is also the window for teaching the puppy OFF- leash training! Bomb-proof your dog to prevent dog bites especially with children, fear, leash reactivity, aggression with other dogs or humans, resource guarding, handling such as for vet visits, nail clippings, brushing teeth, cleaning ears etc. As they hit the 3 month mark we begin working more intensely on everything included in the basic manners package. Leash walking, sit, down, recall, stay, wait, go to your mat, and boundaries the front door. Each lesson includes customized written homework instructions. Includes Phone and email support. Best Value- 9 lessons. Make the investment now to save you time, frustration and money in the long run with a well balanced and behaved dog!  Lessons run up to 60 minutes.  
Basic Manners – 6 Lessons
  • Appropriate for 3 months old and up: Private lessons at your home. Examples of things covered include Down, Come, Sit, Stay, loose leash walking, Go to Your Mat, Wait, boundaries, getting ready for new baby + more!  All inclusive of common behavior problems such as jumping, reacting to other dogs on walks, counter surfing, door bolting and more! 100% customized to meet your needs.  Each lesson includes customized written homework instructions. Includes Phone and email support. 6 lessons.  Lessons run 60 minutes. Options are 1X per week for 6 weeks or a 2X per week for 3 weeks which can work well for concentrated behavior problems only.
Consultation/Individual Lessons
  • One hour consultation to make a clear assessment of the situation and your goals, discuss potential outcomes, and consider training plan options.
Add AKC Novice Trick Dog
to any package!
  • Do you and your dog love to be the life of the party by showing off his arsenal of tricks? Then he might be perfectly primed to earn AKC Trick Dog titles!
  • There are five AKC Trick Titles you and your dog can earn:
  • AKC Novice Trick Dog (TKN)- Your dog performs 10 skills from the Novice list. If a dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record at AKC, it can do 5 Novice tricks (CGC + 5) to earn the Novice title.

Too busy or prefer to have the professionals do the work? Day training may be the solution for you!

Day Training – 2 Weeks
  • Includes 2 weeks (7 Training Sessions with your dog and 1 Transfer Session)
  • This program consists of a trainer coming to your home to work with your dog independently 3-4 times per week for 2 weeks. Transfer session with you is the final lesson of week 2. (8 meetings total)
Day Training – 4 Weeks
  • Includes 4 weeks (14 Training Sessions with your dog and 2 Transfer Sessions)
  • This program consists of a trainer coming to your home to work independently with your dog 3-4 times per week for 4 weeks. Transfer Sessions with you are the final lessons in weeks 2 and 4. (16 meetings total)

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