Private Lessons

Frustrated with your dog jumping on visitors, barking at the doorbell, or general lack of manners? Do you have a dog that is too worked up for a group class or has issues with new people or other dogs? We can help! We offer in home sessions or private sessions at our studio space, located in South Fargo. **Current wait times for new clients are about a 1 week.**

Step 1: Initial Consult

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All private training sessions start with an in-depth consultation where we assess your puppy or dog  and your goals for them. After we review your goals and challenges we start with some training exercises to start you on your path to reach your goals. After the consult lesson we follow up with email to check on your progress and offer supplemental training tips and resources.  The initial consultation for most sessions is 60-75 mins and the cost is $90 for an in home consult/lesson or $80 if the consult/lesson is held at Down Dog Studio. There is a 3 % service fee applied to all transactions if using card/venmo/paypal to pay. A 50% deposit is required when you schedule the session. *Cancel/reschedule policy: If you need to cancel/reschedule please do so 48hrs prior to avoid being charged the full session fee.*

Step 2: Training Program

The number and pace of the private training sessions varies depending on the goals for your dog and the amount of time you can devote to practicing and implementing the training exercises and protocols outlined in your plan. For in studio sessions we typically offer them 10am-2pm or 3pm Mon-Thursday ( some Fridays). At home sessions offer more scheduling flexibility.

Private lessons: After your initial consult session we will schedule follow up private sessions. These are offered your home or at the studio. We coach you through training that is customized for your dog and we help you maintain that training.  In home Private lessons are $75 and In-Studio lessons are $65. Purchasing a package of lessons offers you a discount and helps you stay committed to the training.  You have one year to use the lessons in a Package. Click here for PDF of Price Sheet.

Package bundles: 4 lessons= $15 off total 5 Lessons=$25 off total 6 Lessons= $30 off total.   

1 hour training sessions where owner is away, at work, etc : Life is busy, so let us train your dog. Our in home or in studio drop off, this training service allows you the freedom to go about your day while we train your dog. This is not an all day training program. The initial session is 75 mins and the follow up sessions are 60 mins. These sessions are sold in packages only, no single sessions. Session 1 is a 60-75 min consultation where we meet with you and your dog. We discuss your dogs history, your training goals for them, we start to outline an over all training plan and we set up the next visit. The following sessions happen while your are at work or elsewhere. After each session you receive a report on what was worked on and videos of the trainer and your dog working together. Then we schedule an hour session to show you how to maintain the training and your dog's improved behavior. These training packages are the same cost as the private session packages. Here is a link to a video of a day training session:

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Cancellation/Reschedule policy: We require 48 hours notice for cancellations/rescheduling. This allows us to offer the appointment time to another client who needs our help. No shows, cancellations, rescheduling without 48 hours notice will be required to pay the original session fee. You have one year to use the lessons in a Package.

Packages: You have 1 yr to use your package session.

We have a series of sessions in your home or at Down Dog. We can also work on the community/public spaces

We schedule sessions that meet your schedule and the schedule of your trainer. 

We work on the areas of training and behavior you want to work on. 

Your trainer checks in with you a few days after each session to see how you are doing and to offer additional video/digital resources. 

We can schedule a session where just the trainer works with your dog or you are present and we all work together.

Geographical service areas: Consultation/private sessions are offered in your home (within a 15 mins drive of FM area) or at Down Dog Studio. 

We work on behaviors ranging from basic manners to more severe issues like anxiety and aggression.

We offer sessions Monday-Saturdays. The evening and Saturday sessions book up quickly. 

Email is our best form of communication due to the nature of working with dogs and driving to appointments. 

" We are so pleased with your good work and teaching us and Cooper.  You do a fantastic job." - Pat, Neil & Cooper  (Down Dog Private Lesson Clients)