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.
Dog Training Private Lessons Prices
|Dog Private Lessons @ K9 Chicago Facility|
|Initial Private Lesson (pre-paid)||1 hour||$ 90.00|
|Private Lessons |
(4 Lesson pkg.) – $80/ea.
|1 hour||$ 320.00|
Private Lessons @ your home
|At Home Private Lesson||1.5 hours||$ 125.00 + Travel > 10 miles|
|Evaluation @ K9||20 min.||No charge|
|Evaluation Consult @ your home||30 min.||$30.00 + Travel > 10 miles|
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
- Be sure we have a profile for you and your pouch in our system by registering online.
- Upload vaccination records to your online profile.
Ready to Learn?
Chicago dogs loves private lessons at K9U Chicago!
Meet Our Trainers
As the daughter of a veterinarian Amy has worked with dogs since the age of 13. This background instilled in her the importance of education and customer service. With over 20 years of dog training experience Amy prides herself in using only positive reinforcement to train dogs as well as their owners.
Always staying current with the latest in trends and developments in the industry, Amy is a member of the Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). Amy regularly attends seminars to expand her knowledge and remain relevant.
Amy works with all kinds of dogs from puppies to reactive or shy dogs. Her philosophy begins by understanding how to best communicate with each dog, then she works with their owner to help them build a bond based on consistency and support.
Amy will be teaching classes and offering private training as well as board & train services in her position as Directorof Training at K9 University Chicago. She will work with all trainers to develop a broad range oftraining services that assist any dog and their owners as they work to improve communicationand strengthen their relationship.
Grace has been around dogs throughout her life. In many ways her life is centered around dogs. From training dogs, to relying on Medical Alert Service Dogs for daily tasks, to competing in National Agility competitions, dogs have been teammates, companions and life partners.
Grace’s home pack currently consists of four dogs each with their own special skills and gifts. She trains and competes in agility with her two Miniature Schnauzers Gus and Bernie, who qualified for nationals in his first year of competing! As well as her Standard Poodle, Rafiki, and her Sheltie, Bella, who is a NADAC Champion. Rafiki is also a working Medical Alert Dog and training for Water Fowl retrieval in her spare time.
At K9U Chicago Grace will teach all levels of Agility Training from puppies to competition and will be teaching group obedience training classes. Grace uses only positive training methods and believes in having fun while learning new skills that enhance the bond between dogs and their owners.
When not at K9U Chicago Grace volunteers with shelters and rescue groups in Naperville to help the disabled connect and train service dogs. She also founded Beard & Golden a hand-made custom clothing company providing dog gear and accessories.
Victoria (Tori) Comerford
A Chicagoland native with a degree in Zoology from SIU, Carbondale, Tori comes to K9U Chicago with a diverse background caring for and understanding animals. This has provided her with the experience to not only train dogs but teach owners how to positively strengthen the bond they have with their dog.
Tori believes in the power of communication as a valuable skill that helps dogs become secure and well socialized. This starts with understanding dog body language and the subtle cues they send to express their feelings of fear, confusion, frustration and joy. Her work as a trainer starts with sharing this knowledge through fun games and exercises that allow dogs the chance to fundamentally be dogs while nurturing and rewarding new behaviors.
Tori has experience working with all types of dog breeds and families who have needs that range from welcoming new puppies to older dogs with specific challenges including reactivity and other behaviors that require training to desensitize the dogs to certain objects, noises or other dogs.
Tori will be teaching all levels of obedience training as well as working with daycare day train clients, our board & train camps and providing private training sessions.
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.