Private dog training allows your dog to learn in their everyday environment and put real world skills into practice. It’s perfect for individuals and families that want one-on-one attention. Private dog training is customizable to fit the needs of your dog and your lifestyle. It’s also a great option for dogs that aren’t ready for public or group activities with other dogs.

Sometimes it’s hard to know how to communicate effectively with your dog. Dogs and Humans simply communicate differently. We will teach you how to communicate correctly and effectively with your dog to achieve maximum results. This will allow them to become a happy and well-balanced member of the family.

Dogs are our beloved companions and family members. Our goal is for your dog to surpass what you imagined he or she could be. We believe strictly in positive reinforcement. We do NOT use E-Collars, prong collars or any other device that asserts negative stimulus. Dog training should be a positive and fun bonding experience for you and your dog.

Stages Canine Training

Private Training Programs

Basic Life Skills

Life Skills

Learn how to teach your dog “manners” and how you expect them to behave in different situations. Not only will your dog learn skills, but you will learn how to apply them in your daily life and activities. We offer 2 different Life Skills programs to fit the needs of every dog and owner.

Custom Dog Training

Our customizable training is perfect for dogs who need a refresher, who have a few basics already under their belt, or who want something that combines various life skills. Together we will create a customized program that works best for you and your dog.

Life Skills for Canines

Life Skills for Puppies

Help your new puppy to be the best he can be through fun and positive learning techniques! Learn how to build a strong bond with your puppy while getting started on the right foot with basic manners that will follow your puppy into adulthood.

Behavior Modification

Our behavior modification training is tailored to each dog’s specific needs. We start with a consultation to discuss the issues your dog is having. Then we create a plan to help you address and fix these issues. Please contact us by phone, email, or our contact form to discuss options and to schedule your consultation.

In-Home Behavior Modification
In-Home Kids and K9s

Kids and K9s

This Force Free program is designed for Moms and Dads-to-be and parents of infants and toddlers. Our program is specifically designed to guide your through planning for your baby’s arrival and teaching your toddler and dog to behave calmly and respect each other’s personal space and belongings.

AKC Canine Good Citizen

Relax knowing your dog will be confident in public. More and more apartment complexes, homeowner’s insurance and some Therapy Dog Programs require the CGC for resident dogs. Includes CGC evaluation.

AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen

AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen is a public access training program and test that demonstrates dogs are well-behaved and well-trained when in public settings. This title is great for those who like to spend time with their dog in city settings, going to dog friendly stores, and in busier environments. Includes UCGC evaluation.

Therapy Dog Training

Our Therapy Dog program is a 6 session one-on-one program that provides you and your dog with the skills necessary to successfully become a Certified Therapy Dog Team. Once certified you and your dog will be able to participate in visits to hospitals, nursing homes, and more.

Acing Adolescence

Acing Adolescence

As your puppy finishes up socialization and foundation skills, you will notice that he or she begins to show an increased awareness of the environment and desire for exploration, seemingly “rebelling” or forgetting what he or she learned. Like a human teenager who explores their independence and tests the waters, your puppy enters a similar phase at about 5 or 6 months of age. Larger dogs may be a little older. This phase can last up to 1 ½  to 2 years.