Private Training Services

Private Training options offered by Cheery Dogs:

 

 
 
 
 

Basic Training Lessons:

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:

With Jane Marshall: initial 1 1/4 hour consultation for basic training is $120. Follow ups are $100  an hour. Initial consult includes a 15 minute get to know you session at the beginning of the consult.

With an associate trainer: 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. Attendance in one of our puppy classes would also be a strong recommendation. 


Rates: 

With Jane Marshall: initial 1 1/4 hour consultation for basic training is $120. Follow ups are $100  an hour. Initial consult includes a 15 minute get to know you session at the beginning of the consult.

With an associate trainer: 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. Attendance at one of our group dog classes will also be discussed, if that would be a good choice for you and your dog. 


Rates:

With Jane Marshall: initial 1 1/4 hour consultation for basic training is $120. Follow ups are $100  an hour. Initial consult includes a 15 minute get to know you session at the beginning of the consult.

With an associate trainer: 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:  

Jane Marshall: $135 for initial 1 1/4 -1 1/2 hour consultation. $110 an hour for follow ups.

Associates:$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.

 

30 minute phone consultations:
 
A 30 minute phone consultation can be arranged. This is often all that is needed to resolve things like minor house training problems and how to choose a new puppy or dog. A 30 minute phone consult with any Cheery Dogs trainer is $40.
Pre Class Evaluations:
Not sure if your dog is suitable for a group class? We can do an evaluation for you, which includes training exercises and recommendations for how to proceed with your dog.
        
 
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:

 

 

 

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