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. 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Skills-focused one-on-one coaching.

BEHAVIOR CONSULTING

A comprehensive approach to behaviour 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. Behaviour 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 behaviours 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.

If you prefer a comprehensive approach where your trainer just a few clicks away to answer questions and give feedback, or if there is more than just a lack of skill driving your dog's behaviour – complications such as medical issues, trauma or neglect during critical developmental periods, or underlying aggression, fear, or anxiety – then this service is your best fit.

Behaviour Consultations 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
Skils Training








One-on-One Teaching from a Certified Trainer
2 hours of session time per month
Skils Training
Behaviour 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

Cost

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*

*$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: Please call our Training Ambassador at 773-961-8880 or email us at info@urbanpoochtraining.com to sign-up! Thank you!

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 forfeit.

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