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Private Dog Training at Urban Pooch

Individual attention for you and your dog.

5400 N Damen Ave

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Private lessons are great for dogs who struggle in group classes or owners who prefer one-on-one attention. Our trainers can work with you and your dog at Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Center or come to your home. 


Skills-focused one-on-one coaching.


A comprehensive approach to behavior modification.

Private Lessons help you and your dog make progress on specific skills in a single lesson. A 30-minute lesson can address 1-2 skills, and the 60-minute lesson can address 2-3. The number of lessons required to complete a skill depends on the complexity of the task, how thoroughly it needs to be trained, and you and your dog's starting place. Behavior Consulting addresses problems for both humans and dogs by assessing the underlying motivations for your dog's behaviour. We also factor in your dog's environment, exercise, and enrichment, and communicate with any professionals needed to address potential medical contributions.

Skills such as...
  • Polite Greetings
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Come When Called
  • Attention and Eye Contact
  • Basics such as Sit, Down, Stand and Stay
  • Harnessing/Leashing Up
  • Target training such as Go-to-Bed or Touch Targets
  • Potty Training
  • Puppy Mouthing
  • Play Skills such as Fetch, Tug (with humans), and ALL DONE
  • Sport-Specific Skills Training including Agility, Nosework, Rally, Conformation, and Fitness
Skills covered in Private Lessons, plus...
  • Leash and/or Barrier Reactivity
  • Intense Barking and Lunging
  • Aggression and/or Fighting
  • Anxiety and Fear
  • Separation Distress
  • Hyperactivity and Hyperfocus
  • Extreme Intensity
  • Sound Sensitivity
  • Handling Challenges
  • Assessing and Introducing a New Dog into Your Household
  • Implementing a Veterinary Behaviorst's Behavior Modification Plan

Does this Service Address Problem Behaviors?

When your dog just needs to learn HOW to do something differently, then YES! For example...

  • Your dog jumps on people because they haven't learned the skill of keeping all four paws on the floor,
  • Or your dog doesn't come when called because they haven't developed the skill of responding in the presence of distractions,
  • Or your dog pulls on a leash because they haven't learned how to keep it loose.

These kinds of behaviors are problematic for you, but from your dog's perspective, they are simply skills to be learned. Private Lessons give you one-on-one coaching to teach your dog the skills that will make living with them a joy.

Absolutely and we fully support you through the process. In addition to skills training, Behavior Consultations allow you to develop the longer-term relationships and support systems needed to address to approach your dog in an all-encompassing, holistic manner and/or address challenging behaviour issues.

You prefer a comprehensive approach where your trainer is just a few clicks away to answer questions and give feedbackThere is more than just a lack of skill driving your dog's behavior – complications such as medical issues, trauma or neglect during critical developmental periods, or underlying aggression, fear, or anxiety

If either of these describe you or your dog, Behavior Consulting is the best fit.
Behavior Consultation are designed to get to the root of your dog's behavior while providing you with the ongoing teaching and feedback that you'll need to support their progress and development.

This Service Includes

  • One-on-One Teaching from a Certified Trainer
  • 30 or 60 Minute Lessons
  • Skills Training

  • One-on-One teaching from a Certified Trainer
  • 2 hours of session time per month
  • Skills Training
  • Behavior Modification Plan
  • Enrichment Plan
  • Session Follow Up Notes
  • Priority Scheduling
  • Email and Text Support
  • Video Support
  • Comprehensive Assessment including Prognosis Factors
  • Assessment Reports for Veterinary Professionals


60 minutes: $115* 
30 minutes: $60*

*$25 per-session service fee for off-site sessions, and a $4/mile travel charge for locations further than 4 miles from our facility.

30-minute Private Lessons are not available at your home.

First Month: $320†*
Following Months: $280*

†Note that the first 60 minutes of your initial month will be an Intake Session conducted via Zoom. You and your trainer will decide the best use of your remaining 60 minutes.

*$25 per-session service fee for off-site sessions, and a $4/mile travel charge for locations further than 4 miles from our facility.

Vaccination & Health Requirements: Click here to view our vaccination requirements.

What to Bring to Your Session: Click here to view what items you should bring with you to your session.

How to Register: To begin the process of joining our training programs please fill out this Training Intake Form. Once you complete the form our training team will review and reach out to you with training and scheduling options. 

Please Note: All private training sessions MUST be paid-in-full at the time of booking the appointment. Cancellations must be called in at least 24-hours before the scheduled session or else the fee will be forfeited.

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