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
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
Here are some examples of the types of training offered in Private Lesson Programs:
Lure and Reward Training
Manners Minder Training
Frisbee Disc Training
Reliable Recall Training
Freestyle Dance Training
Multiple Dog Training
Remote Electronic Collar Training
Gentle Leader 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:
Growling, Snarling, Snapping
Aggression toward People & Children
Fears and Phobias
Poor Socialization Skills
Jealousy toward Others
Chasing Other Animals