Private Training Services
Here is a list of private lessons with sign up. Descriptions below.
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 only meet outdoors.
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 $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.
Please fill out a contact form or email to set up a Zoom consult.
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 outside 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 cues
Cat and dog relationships
Children and family dog training
New baby and dog
Confidence building exercises
New Dog Visit
New Puppy Visit
Mild reactivity on leash to dogs and people (severe reactivity requires a behavior consult)
1 1/4 hour initial consultation $110 with single lesson follow ups $100 an hour.
Initial consult includes a 15 minute get to know you session at the beginning of the consult.
Problem Solving Visit
In this visit we will assess your dog’s problems and make a plan to help resolve and manage them. Consults currently due to Covid are outdoors only, either by your home or in another quiet location.
Problems that need a behavioral consult:
Severe fearfulness and generalised anxiety
Aggression to dogs and people
In home dog fighting
Serious resource guarding
Multiple dogs together
Severe leash reactivity
You will learn how to manage your dog while we work on retraining him/her with force free scientific behavior modification routines.
$135 for initial 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hour consultation. $110 single lesson follow ups.
We also offer packages of three lessons which are renewable after your initial consult.
Travel fees: may apply for some areas outside the Carrboro/Chapel Hill and 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 do Group Classes. For more information: