Private Training Services

Private Training options offered by Cheery Dogs:

 

 
 
 
 

Please check out our virtual and social distancing page for more information on current training during the pandemic.

Phone and Zoom/Facetime Consultations:

We can meet online and help you with anything your dog needs to be successful in your home. We can work on basic training skills, or problem solving such as aggression, resource guarding, cat and dog issues, in home dog fighting, puppy mouthing or house training. Our phone and virtual consultations are $25 for 15 minutes, and we generally start out with one hour meetings. Follow ups can be 15 mins to 60 mins depending on what we are working on.

 

Contact jane@cheerydogs.com to set up a consult.


 

Basic Training Lessons:

Please note: all in person training at the moment is with social distancing and masks to keep you, our trainers, and our community safe. We prefer to meet outdoors where virus spread is less.

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. They can be in your own home or in a "real life" situation such as a park. We recommend the initial lesson to be in your home for the following reasons:

 

In your home we can:

  • Evaluate your dog in a familiar environment

  • Meet all family members

  • Explain our training method

  • Address your individual needs

  • Make a plan which will meet your training goals

 

Rates:

1 1/4 hour initial consultation $110 with follow ups $100 an hour. Initial consult includes a 15 minute get to know you session at the beginning of the consult.

We also offer packages of 3 - 4 lessons after your initial consult. Contact us for details and prices

See our list of associate trainers here. 

New Puppy Visit:

 

In this visit we will:

  • Evaluate your puppy and give you recommendations on how to bring out the best in his/her personality

  • Screen your puppy for any problem behaviors that need addressing

  • Look at your home environment and make suggestions on how to set the puppy up for success

  • Teach any children how to play appropriate games with the puppy.

  • Discuss and begin training basics such as:

    • House training

    • Socialization

    • Puppy sits

    • Paying attention

    • Self-control exercises

    • Coming when called

    • Leash walking

 

Follow up visits of 60 minutes may be arranged at your house.


Rates: 

 1 1/4 hour initial consultation $110, with follow ups $100 an hour. Initial consult includes a 15 minute get to know you session at the beginning of the consult.

We also offer packages of 3 - 4 lessons after your initial consult. Contact us for details and prices

 

New Dog Visit:
 

In this visit we will:

  • Evaluate your new dog for you (or your present dog who needs training)

  • Screen for any problem behaviors that may need addressing

  • Review your home environment and make recommendations on how to manage your new dog successfully

  • Discuss and begin training basics such as:

    • Housetraining (if necessary)

    • Sits

    • Paying attention

    • Self-control exercises

    • Coming when called

    • Leash Walking

    • Other training exercises of your choice

 

Follow up visits of 60 minutes may be arranged at your home or a location we choose together. 


Rates:

1 1/4 hour initial consultation $110 with follow ups $100 an hour. Initial consult includes a 15 minute get to know you session at the beginning of the consult.

We also offer packages of 3 - 4 lessons after your initial consult. Contact us for details and prices

Problem Solving Visit:


In this visit we will:

  • Assess your dog’s problems

  • Make a plan to help resolve and manage them

 

Common problems that need addressing are:

  • House training​​ problems

  • Persistent barking

  • Destructive chewing

  • Fearfulness and generalised anxiety

  • Reactivity to dogs and people

  • Separation anxiety

  • In home dog fighting

  • Aggression towards either people or other dogs (or both)

  • Serious resource guarding

 

You will learn how to manage your dog while we work on retraining him/her with scientific behavior modification routines.


Rates:  

$120 for initial 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hour consultation. $100 an hour follow ups. 

We also offer packages of 3 - 4 lessons after your initial consult. Contact us for details and prices

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

 

PLEASE NOTE: Cheery Dogs believes training your dog is as important to their well being as veterinary care, nutrition and exercise. If you have a rescue or shelter dog and you are unable to finance training for your dog, please contact us for information on payment plans and scholarships. We also have training interns who can help you with basic training. They are supervised by Jane Marshall. Please ask us about these options.

We also do Group Classes. For more information: