Private Training Services

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Phone and Zoom/Facetime Consultations:

We can meet online and help you with anything your dog needs to be successful with, in your home. We can work on basic training skills, or problem solving. Our phone and virtual consultations are $30 for 15 mins. We generally start out with one hour meetings for a consult, but quick questions can be 15-30 mins. Follow ups after a consult can be 15 mins to 60 mins depending on what we are working on.

Please fill out a contact form or email to set up a Zoom consult.


Basic Training Lessons

Basic training lesson sign up

Basic training private lessons are helpful if you have a schedule which does not allow you to get to group classes, if your dog is very distracted around other dogs or if you simply prefer one on one training with your own personal instructor. They can be at your home or in a "real life" situation such as a park. 

Basic training may include:

Leash walking, sit, stay, down, go to your mat, recall, pay attention, meet and greet, leave it, drop it. Training will be tailored to your goals.

Strong leash pulling can be addressed with basic training but reactivity (barking and lunging at dogs and people) should be addressed with a behavior consult.


Please contact us if you are not sure:


1 1/4 hour initial single lesson  $110. Cheery Dogs associate trainers work with you on basic training.

Initial meeting includes a 15 minute get to know you session at the beginning to make your training plan.


single lesson follow ups $100 an hour. 

You may also purchase follow ups or packages of three ($255) or four lessons ($340) after your initial consult. 

Multiple dogs in the same home who need training together the rate is $135.00 for the initial session and the same follow up packages as above. 


Behavior Consults 

In this visit we will assess your dog’s behaviors and make a plan for training


Behavior consults are for:

Newly adopted dog visit

Newly adopted puppy visit

New baby and dog visit

Children and family dog training

House training

Fearfulness and generalised anxiety (without aggression)

Cat and dog relationships

Leash aggression to dogs 

Separation anxiety (we are not working with this at the moment, please contact us for a referral)

Aggression/reactivity to people (special rate: see below)

In home dog fighting (special rate: see below)

You will learn how to manage your dog while we work on training him/her with force free scientific methods.

Behavior rates:


$135.00 for 1 1/4 to 1/1/2 hour consultation. $110.00 single lesson follow ups, packages of three lesson follow ups ($300) which are renewable.

In home dog fighting and aggression to people is $150.00 for a 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hour consult with follow ups of $125.00 each and packages of 3 lessons for $330.00.

To request your behavior consult please fill in our contact form: 


You will be sent a behavior form to fill in and a link to pay for your consult.

Please tell us if you are not sure which service your dog is eligible for and we can give you guidance.

Travel fees: may apply for some areas outside the Carrboro/Chapel Hill and Durham area. Please email for more information.


Cancellation policy: all cancelled lessons incur a $30 handling fee.



We also do Group Classes. For more information: