Private lessons are tailored to meet specific needs of the owner and dog. Commonly requested topics include: basic obedience in the home, counter surfing problems, leash walking, dashing out doorways, leaving dangerous objects, potty training, nipping, jumping, and more. We also offer behavior modification for dogs who struggle with reactivity, fear, anxiety, or mild aggression.
We begin by scheduling a one-hour consultation so that we can meet you and your dog in your home, discuss the issues you are having, and formulate a plan that works for you and your family.
Additional fees may apply for multiple dogs. Travel fees will apply if you live outside the Birmingham area.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Consultation – $100 and up
Training Packages – 4 lessons $350 and up / 6 lessons $495 and up
Commonly Requested Packages:
Dog Reactivity – Consultation plus package (additional fee)
Does your dog bark incessantly or lunge at other dogs on walks? Are you unable to take her to group classes because she become too stressed or shuts down? If so, we recommend one of our reactive dog packages where we come to you! We will provide you with resources and educate you and your family members on the processes of counter-conditioning and desensitization, on reactivity thresholds, and on canine body language, plus we will begin teaching your dog some focus exercises in order to prepare for future sessions.
Following the consultation, we will teach your dog some focus and redirection exercises and how to calmly observe a distraction. Then we will bring in known dogs as helpers, gradually teaching your dog to calmly observe other dogs on walks and to stay tuned in to you. The goal is not to simply extinguish the barking – it’s to heal the emotional state of your dog. Barking is just a symptom; fear, frustration, or overstimulation is typically the root cause. Treat the cause and you’re truly helping the dog!
Fear & Anxiety – Consultation plus package
Is your dog a Nervous Nellie? Does she bark or hide when visitors come over, or when you sweep the floor? Fearful or anxious dogs will either try to run and hide from things they are afraid of or react in a more offensive way (barking, lunging or growling) to try and create distance between themselves and a frightening trigger. By using desensitization and counter-conditioning techniques, we can help to modify your dog’s fear-based behaviors while healing the emotional state of the dog, not just the symptoms. No dog deserves to be afraid when there is help to be had! Let us help you and your dog move through the world with less stress and worry!
Deaf Dog Training – Consultation plus package
As “mom” to a deaf dog herself, trainer Ally Gibson understands the special concerns of pet owners with deaf dogs. Ally will lay out a comprehensive program to teach your deaf dog focus, recalls, and all of the other skills that dog owners find challenging!