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Dog Training Private Lessons

When one-on-one is best for the two of you

K9 University, for the most part, encourages good interaction between dogs, but we fully understand that there are owners who don’t have time for regularly scheduled dog training classes. Some just don’t feel comfortable if their dogs are not yet sufficiently socialized. Some prefer to have private training sessions at home or at their dog park.

One-on-one dog training in our private lessons offer the perfect solution and we’ll even come to your home if you’re not comfortable taking the lessons at K9 University’s spacious facilities. Our private dog training works within your schedule and is a quick and convenient way to teach your dog good behavior.

Options are available for private sessions at our facility or at your home. Also, we offer 2 categories of private sessions tailored to purpose of the training:

Basic Obedience:

This category is focuses on basic skills such as: Sit, Stay, Come, Recall, Watch, Down, Leave it, Off, Name Recognition. This is perfect for a new puppy.

Reactivity/Aggression:

In this category, we address more complex behaviors that are harder to fix and take more time such as: Separation Anxiety, Chasing Other Animals, Dog Aggression, Food Guarding, Biting or Scratching Walls or Furniture, Fence Fighting, Counter Surfing or getting Into Garbage Can, Reactivity in Crate, Reactivity On Walks (Leash Reactivity), Pulling on Leash, Jumping on People, Excessive Barking, Resource Guarding.

Dog Training Private Lessons Prices

Dog Private Lessons @ K9 Chicago Facility Or at Your Home
Dog Private Lessons @ K9 Chicago Facility
Basic Obedience: Initial 4-Pack

4 1-Hour Sessions
$600 per 4-Pack.
After the minimum 4-pack, each additional session is $150.
Reactivity/Aggression: Initial 6-Pack

6 1-Hour Sessions
$1,200 per 6-Pack.
After the minimum of 6-pack,each additional session is $200.
Private Lessons @ your home
Basic Obedience: Initial 4-Pack

4 1-Hour Sessions
$800 per 4-Pack.
After the minimum 4-pack, each additional session is $200.

Note: Prices are for clients located within 5 miles radius form K9U. For longer travel, we will need to additional $10 per mile.
Reactivity/Aggression: Initial 6-Pack

6 1-Hour Sessions$1,500 per 6-Pack.
After the minimum of 6-pack, each additional session is $250.

Note: Prices are for clients located within 5 miles radius form K9U. For longer travel, we will need to additional $10 per mile.
Evaluations
Evaluation + tour @ K930 min.No charge

The Aim of our Private Lessons

In all of our private lessons our private instructors aim to achieve the following:

  • Focused behavioral training on the owner-dog relationship
  • Better social behavior
  • Work on specific issues
  • Getting control of aggressive behavior towards people or other dogs.

The Benefits of Private Lessons

Owners need not believe that because their dogs are not working with and interacting with others that they are necessarily losing out. There is a strong case for the benefit of private lessons which are:

  • Fewer distractions – Adolescent and adult dogs as well as their humans often greatly benefit from a quieter, less disturbing environment, where they can fully concentrate on the task at hand. Sometimes teaching and learning time is minimized because a dog is seeking reinforcement from other dogs or people.
  • Personalized attention – Two or even more dogs belonging to the same owner can be taught together. Private lessons are often required though because a dog has very anti-social behavior or individual learning problems. In private lessons the instructor has far more time to asses, discuss and attempt to solve an animal’s peculiarities or social disabilities.

In essence, the benefit of private lessons is that the instructor’s attention can be directed to the very specific and individual needs of both the dogs and their owners.

What Do We Need to Get Started with Training

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Ready to Learn?

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Meet Our Trainers

Ryan Kamm

Ryan Kamm

Dog Trainer

Ryan Kamm

Ryan Kamm is a native Chicagoan who has been involved in animal care and a student of animal behavior throughout his life. He has been a dog trainer since 2012 and began his professional journey by training his two rescue dogs; one Dogo Argentino and an American Staffordshire Terrier.

Ryan provides training services at all levels including Puppy, Adult and Senior dogs. Additionally, Ryan offers various training classes including Agility Training and works with clients one-on-one via private sessions.

Ryan also specializes in training dogs with special needs including blind and deaf dogs.

Contact us today to discuss your specific training needs and to schedule a free 30-minute evaluation with Ryan.

Pablo Maldonad

Pablo Maldonado- Dog Trainer

Dog Trainer

Pablo Maldonad

Pablo is an established trainer and business founder of multiple dog care companies with specialties in training, boarding and canine nutrition.

As a participant in several highly regarded training seminars, Pablo enjoys working with all dog breeds including high energy dogs where he uses soft sports, such as Agility Training, to provide these active dogs with a positive way to focus their energy and modify unwanted behaviors. Along with his customized approach to training based on each dog’s individual needs, Pablo creates a unique comprehensive training environment for every client.

Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Pablo offers Private Training and all levels of Group Obedience Training in Spanish. He is also very active with Board and Train camps providing Spanish commands for dogs as needed for those clients who prefer to speak Spanish at home.

Chiara Rice

Chiara Rice

Dog Trainer and Customer Relations

Chiara Rice

Chiara is a graduate of the Animal behavior college as a certified dog trainer. She has worked with dogs for 8 years and has an absolute passion not only for caring for animals but also for teaching them the tools they
need to succeed to become the star pup they were bred to be.

Chiara is a firm believer in positive reinforcement training methods. All of her training classes, private lessons, and board and trains will be based on a training program of positive reinforcement. So grab your treats
and positive markers we got so training to do.

Jonathan Polich

Jonathan Polich - Dog Trainer

Trainer/Daycare Manager

Jonathan Polich

Jon has been in the dog industry in Chicago for 13 years. He started off running his own dog walking company and made his way into dog training close to 10 years ago. Jon is CPDT-KA certified and has been training dogs in the Chicago land area for around 10 years in doggy daycares and also privately. Jon believes training dogs is not only about working with your dog and their needs, but also being able to properly communicate dog behavior so you the dog owner can better connect with trust and understand how to work with your dog throughout its life.

Jon is a believer in the humane hierarchy of dog training and working with positive reinforcement-based training. Jon works with most behavioral needs such as puppy training, basic obedience, loose leash walking training, impulse control, relaxation protocol, dog reactive/people reactive training, as well as socialization training in small and large dog groups

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Schedule a Private Lesson with Our Expert Dog Trainers!

Private lessons can be scheduled at your home or at K9U’s spacious facility. Our private dog training works within your schedule and is a quick and convenient way to teach your dog good behavior.

Please complete the contact form below for one of our trainers to answer your questions and schedule your Free evaluation.

Request Free Training Evaluation

Please complete the contact form below for one of our trainers to answer your questions and schedule your Free evaluation. We’ll show you which training program and approach is best to properly socialize your dog and build mental strength.

Why Our Clients Love Us

K9U is great. They offer classes as well as day camp /sitting services. The size of the location is pretty impressive, as they have a large indoor and outdoor areas for dogs to play. (They even pick up and drop off your dog.). The staff and trainers are very friendly and extremely effective.James J.
K9 University is great. We’ve been going there for 7 and a half years. We’ve done training, we’ve done agility, we’ve done boarding and we’ve done daycare. The only thing we haven’t done is a drop off and pick up. My dog is kind of a nut and they deal with her well. Debbie W.
My dog has experienced everything at K9U: daycare, classes and boarding. When he is either picked up by the K9U van or dropped off his tail is wagging like crazy. When I pick him up he is happy to see me, goes outside to relieve himself and then pulls to go back in. Jane F.
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Please complete the contact form below for one of our trainers to answer your questions and schedule your Free evaluation. We’ll show you which training program and approach is best to properly socialize your dog and build mental strength.

Request Free Training Evaluation

Please complete the contact form below for one of our trainers to answer your questions and schedule your Free evaluation. We’ll show you which training program and approach is best to properly socialize your dog and build mental strength.