Private Dog Training Lessons

Would you like one-on-one help to resolve your dog's unwanted behavior? Let us show you how to train your dog or puppy. Private lessons are a great solution for teaching basic manners or fixing behavior problems. In just a few short weeks, you'll have the well-behaved dog you've always wanted.

Our programs give you one-on-one attention from an instructor to make sure you and your dog are on the path to success. This allows our trainer to customize the curriculum to you and your dog, which is just not possible in a group class.

We come to you! These programs take place at your home or in your neighborhood.

You’ll also start quickly. Most of our private lesson clients can get started right away - within a week or two of signing up!

Private training lessons are appropriate for owners who are motivated to do the training themselves, which requires daily practice. If you are short on time, you may want to consider Puppy Day School or our Intensive Training Programs instead, where we train your dog for you.

Ready to get started? Select a program below. Not sure which one is right for you? Contact us and tell us about the problems you're experiencing with your dog or puppy. We'll tell you how we can help.

If you have a new puppy, click here for our Puppy Jumpstart program!

From Basic to Brilliant

Does your dog need to learn “the basics?”
Do you want to see a change in your dog’s unruly behavior quickly?

Let us show you how to communicate with your dog. This program will teach your dog the 5 skills our clients ask for the most: sit, down, come, loose leash walking, and stay.

This program includes:
-Initial 90-minute session at your home to jumpstart your dog's training
-Four 60-minute follow-up sessions at your home
-Flex Class Pass: 10 group training classes with a 3-month expiration date
-Training gear: clicker, wristband, Freedom no-pull harness or Gentle Leader, & treat pouch

Investment: $695

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Lunge 'n Barkers Anonymous

Is your dog lunging and barking at other dogs while out on walks?

This problem is frustrating - but common. We’ll show you how to change your dog’s opinion of other dogs so your walks become peaceful again. This program teaches your dog exactly what to do when she sees another dog: remain quietly at your side and pay attention to you instead.

This program includes:
-Initial 90-minute session at your home to jumpstart your dog's training
-Six 60-minute follow-up sessions at your home
-Enrollment in Reactive Recovery (6-week class)
-Training gear: clicker, wristband, Freedom no-pull harness or Gentle Leader, & treat pouch

Investment: $995 

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Puppy Jumpstart

There’s a lot to think about when you bring home your new puppy. Let us help! Puppy Jumpstart is a primer for raising your new puppy (ages 8 weeks to 5 months) the right way.

This program covers crate training, housebreaking, teething, & how to prevent problems before they start.

This program includes:
-Initial 90-minute session at your home
-Two 60-minute follow-up sessons at your home
-Unlimited attendance to our Puppy Playgroup & Enrichment socialization classes up to 5 months of age
-Training gear: clicker, wristband, Freedom no-pull harness, copy of "Puppy Start Right" book, & treat pouch
-BONUS: Free Puppy Day School evaluation at the Academy (to take place after your 90-minute at-home session)

Investment: $395 

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Testimonials

"I have been to many dog trainers across the state and I must say Katherine and Dan are absolutely something special. We have seen huge improvements in our reactive dog who no other trainer could help and also got our new puppy off to a fantastic start! I wish I had found them years ago!

They use positive training techniques that really get results. They are very professional, friendly and great at communication; always answering my zillions of questions promptly by email or phone. Great dog skills AND great people skills. They have made our lives better by helping our dogs live better. If you're looking for a great trainer, look no further."

--Katie R. & Willow (above)

"Spring Forth are TRUE PROFESSIONALS that care greatly about your dog and your family and are extremely communicative and helpful. With their guidance and help our now 4-month-old puppy is nearly completely housebroken, crate trained, and advancing leaps and bounds in socialization and training, in a mere 2 weeks! I can't recommend Spring Forth enough for anyone seeking caring and professional services for their dog! Thank you Spring Forth!!"

--Marc C. & "Foxy"

"I can't say enough good things about Spring Forth.  All of their methods positive based and you will see results quickly.  Katherine and her staff are very approachable and easy to communicate with.  You can tell that their passion is training dogs and guiding their owners."

--Chelsie G. & "Rhodie"