Private Instruction

Private Instruction



K-9 Coach has been offering private instruction, one-on-one, individualized programs based on your family, your goals and your pup’s needs, for almost 18 years.

Please call us to discuss any details of the programs below, or contact us via email.

Unlike dog obedience training, behavior modification is a systematic approach, which utilizes principles of learning theory, to help you and your dog overcome obstacles and change behavior including:

  • House Training
  • Crate Training
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Possessiveness / Resource Guarding
  • Aggression
  • and MORE...

These services are very effective and require an in-depth understanding of your dog's issues. All behavior problems that are chronic or deemed dangerous require veterinarian pre-screening to eliminate the possibility of health disorders presenting as behavior problems. K-9 Coach works as a team with your veterinarian to insure that all aspects of your pet’s behavior are being considered and treated.

On average, a dog will live 10 to 15 years. That's a big commitment. Every family has their own needs, schedule, personality, space and time limitations, etc... You and your potential dog deserve a good fit and so we've designed our popular matchmaker consultations to help families choose the best pet for their family.

$50 per session

At K-9 Coach, we'll sit down with you to develop a personalized, comprehensive game-plan designed to make you and your dog a winning team! Perfect for specific dog training needs and for clients who want to take a very active role in their dog's training, our private lessons are offered:

  • "Quick Fix" Analysis (1/2 hr.) $45 per session
  • As Part of Playcare $65 per session
  • One-on-one at K-9 Coach $85 per session
  • At Your Location $110 per session

K-9 Coach observes a standard service area of 12 miles from our location. For private lessons outside of that service area, we charge .56 per mile payable directly to the trainer.

Except for the “Quick Fix,” private obedience training is scheduled for 1 hour. Each additional 1/2 hour is charged at $40.

Everything you and your new puppy needs to build a foundation of success for life! Includes:

    • K-9 Coach Private Lesson

1 hour, one-on-one with one of our professional trainers to address your specific family needs. You can do this lesson at your home for an additional $25. Some clients will actually do this prior to even getting their pup - as a means to make sure they're set-up for success long-term.

    • Off-Leash Puppy Class

The most important class you can take with your dog and provides the foundation for a lifetime of positive memories together. These 4 week classes are open to pups once they have received their first round of vaccinations and up to 5 months or 25 pounds. These classes are taught off-leash and are designed to establish a foundation of success, learn how to set-up your home for a puppy, prevention of problem behaviors, health and wellness and critical socialization skills.

    • S.T.A.R. Puppy Class

The second step in your dogs training. These 6 week classes are open to pups aged 5 months to one year. Developed by the AKC, S.T.A.R. is an owner incentive program designed to get owners off to the right start by attending a qualified puppy class. All dogs need the necessary components of the program including Socialization, Training, Activity and a Responsible owner to pass and achieve their certification. Evaluators for AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy must be AKC Approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluators.

    • Puppy Daycare (5 Half Day Sessions) OR 2 Nights Lodging

Designed to allow for supervised play critical to a puppy's socialization and development and with dogs who have been properly temperament tested as opposed to random dogs at the dog park. Requires pup to be fully vaccinated.

    • Puppy Groom

Excellent to establish comfort in handling, nail trimming, teeth examined, etc... to prevent future problems as an adult dog.


Over 15% OR $80 in savings as
compared to services purchased separately