Private Dog Training lesson formats can be more convenient and offer more individualized attention to clients and their dogs. A basic dog obedience course covers loose leash walking, heel , sit, down, stay, come when called, and addresses common behavior problems such as jumping up, pulling on leash, barking, nipping, mouthing, and chewing. Leadership skills and management techniques are also instructed. Prices for private lessons start at $450 for a basic six-lesson program. Our dog trainer also works with various abnormal canine behaviors including fears & phobias, aggression, separation anxiety, obsessive/compulsive behaviors, and house soiling. Certified Dog Training Programs and prices may vary. You may be asked to meet for an evaluation prior to starting a dog training program. Please contact us for details.

There are a wide variety of techniques and methods used successfully to train dogs. What is important to understand is that all dogs are different and there is no one right way to train every dog. Dogs will respond differently to various techniques and methods.


If you are trying to train your dog and you are not getting the results you desire, you should ask yourself these questions:


Do I have a training program that is step-wise and uses progressions to teach the behaviors that I desire?


Do I work with my dog every day or almost every day?


Am I sticking with my training steps consistently or am I skipping steps in my training?


Do I insist that my dog follow instructions during a training lesson, then relax the rules when I am not in a training session?


Does my training break the concepts down into do-able tasks that my dog can succeed at and get rewarded for, or do I feel like I am battling my dog and he is constantly failing to do what I ask of him?

And FINALLY, the simplest question:


Is what I am doing with my dog WORKING?

If your answer to any of these questions is “NO”, then you might consider enrolling in private lessons with a professional dog trainer.

Georgia Dog Gym private dog training provides a tailored a program for you and your dog that is focused on your own training goals, suits the temperament of your dog, and offers flexibility in techniques and methods that suit the owner’s personality and preferences.


We don’t believe in forcing square pegs into round holes.


If you have a particular method or training tool that you would prefer to work with, we will incorporate that into your training program. So if there is a particular training tool or technique that you would like to use to train your dog, our trainer would prefer to show you how to do that correctly rather than your trying it on your on and creating more problems or potentially harming your dog with it.


We believe that training tools don’t harm dogs, but that people who do not understand approaches to training can harm dogs. We want to work cooperatively with you to develop positive results with your dog. 

Here are some examples of the types of training offered in Private Lesson Programs:


Lure and Reward Training

Play Training

Target Training

Shaping Training

Clicker Training

Treat Training

Non-Treat Training

Leash Training

Off-Leash Training

Signal Training

Manners Minder Training

Trick Training

Agility Training

Obedience Training

Frisbee Disc Training

Retrieve Training

Reliable Recall Training

Freestyle Dance Training

Socialization Training

Puppy Training

Multiple Dog Training

Remote Electronic Collar Training

Boundary Training

Crate Training

House Training

Place Training

Jumping Training

Conditioning Training

Gentle Leader Training

Harness Training

Roadwork Training

Treadmill Training

Water Training

We work with all types of behavior problems in Private Lessons where it is easier to identify the issues and design appropriate behavior modification and training programs to target the troublesome parts of your dog’s behavior. Here are some of the issues we will work with in Private Lessons:


House Soiling

Crate Training

Separation Anxiety

Growling, Snarling, Snapping

Dog Biting

Dog Fighting

Aggression toward People & Children

Fears and Phobias

Car Chasing

Fence Jumping

Running Away

Excessive Barking

Destructive Chewing

Poor Socialization Skills

Jumping Up

Jealousy toward Others


Chasing Other Animals


Escaping Confinement




Georgia Dog Gym. 35 Fred Kelly Road. Rome, Georgia 30161. 706-378-BARK