Don’t get lost in a crowd!
With private training, you’ll work one-on-one with Lynn Webb, a certified trainer, to address your dog’s specific needs and challenges. Sessions are always positive, relaxed and fun, so your dog stays calmer and more focused. And that often means you’ll see progress sooner than you would in a group class. It’s great for the human, too, because there’s no stress and no pressure to go at a certain pace. You’ll be able to ask questions, express frustrations, and celebrate success without the fear of being judged or holding up the rest of the class.
PRIVATE TRAINING IS PERFECT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE A NEW PUPPY OR WHO HAVE A DOG WHO:
Fears people, dogs, or unfamiliar situations
Barks, lunges or pulls while on walks
Chews or destroys things
Doesn’t come when called
Whines for attention or barks at the door
Jumps on people
Keep reading to learn more about private training packages. All packages include: a detailed training plan; a treat pouch; email support; and information about diet, exercise, and enrichment. You’ll also get detailed notes after each session to keep track of what was covered and the progress that took place.
Required for all training packages
Length: 90 Minutes | Cost: $135
This is where positive change begins! The consultation is designed to get to know you and your dog better, discuss any challenges you might be having, what behaviors you’d like to see, what your expectations are, and any other special considerations.
Every dog is an individual, and deserves an approach personalized to their specific needs. Your input and honest communication will help determine the best course of action for your dog. At the end of the consultation, you’ll receive recommendations for the training package(s) that’s most beneficial for your situation.
What you’ll receive:
Discussion of the problem you’d like to change
Clarity on your ideal outcome or goal
Recommendations for a training and/or management plan
A clicker, along with a beginning lesson in clicker training
One short training session
House training set-up or fixes (if necessary)
PRIVATE PUPPY TRAINING
Group classes introduce your puppy to other puppies; but private training gives him a head-start and sets him up for success before he ever sets paw in class. Training takes place in the convenience of your own home, and you’ll both receive personalized instruction and attention for the most common puppy problems, behaviors and skills.
Note: A Private Consultation is required to enroll in puppy training. See above.
PUPPY’S FIRST STEPS
For: Puppies under 5 months old Length: 3 one-hour sessions
You’ll get personalized training, tips and advice on potty training (it can be done!), chewing, play biting (puppy teeth are sharp!), jumping, stealing and socialization (no fear of the vacuum cleaner!). Also includes one field trip to work in a real-world environment.
For: Puppies under 5 months old Length: 6 one-hour sessions
Puppy Preschool covers everything in Puppy’s First Steps PLUS some basic manners and behaviors. He’ll begin learning how to sit, greet others politely, walk on a leash, drop and leave objects, and come when called. Includes 1-2 field trips to work in a real-world environment.
For: Puppies from 2 -7 months old Length: 9 one-hour sessions
Puppy Kindergarten incorporates all of the training in Puppy’s First Steps and Puppy Preschool PLUS your puppy will learn how to strengthen new behaviors with distance, duration, and increased distraction. Package includes 2-3 field trips to work in a real-world environment.
PRIVATE DOG TRAINING
Feeling frustrated with your dog? Wish you could take him places or invite people over without worry? Tearing your hair out over his lack of manners? Can’t go to a group class because you don’t have time or it’s stressful (for you or him?) If any of these sound familiar, private training is the answer! Check out the packages below and let’s get started making a positive change.
Note: A Private Consultation is required to enroll in dog training. See above.
For: Adult dogs Length: 6 one-hour sessions
Good house and neighborhood manners are the key to enjoying your dog out on walks and in your own home. Your dog will learn to listen and respond to your cues, and you’ll have fun watching your dog’s behavior change and their confidence grow! The focus of these sessions will be on must-have behaviors including sit, stay, leave-it, polite greetings, loose-leash walking, and coming when called.
For: Fearful, shy, nervous, or reactive dogs Length: 7 one-hour training sessions PLUS 3 30-minute massage sessions
Does your dog hide from visitors? Bark or lunge at other dogs or people on walks? Startle at unfamiliar sounds or sights? These are often indications of a fearful, shy, or nervous dog. Private training helps build your dogs confidence and you’ll watch them blossom into a calm, relaxed, and friendly pooch. Together, you’ll start enjoying walks, exploring new places, and having people into your home.
In these one-on-one sessions, the focus will be on behavior modification and basic skills such as leave it, drop it, loose-leash walking, come when called, eye contact, and relaxation.
And because a relaxed dog is able to learn better, this package also includes 3 30-minute massage sessions, which take place immediately following selected training sessions. Massage helps lower cortisol (the stress hormone), release toxins, and promote a sense of well-being. This means that your dog will be calmer and less “on guard” all the time, and more receptive to training. Click here to learn more about canine massage, or get started by clicking the button below.
For: Puppies or Adults Length: 5 one-hour sessions
The great thing about living in San Diego is that we get to hike with our dogs year-round. But with warmer Spring and Summer temperatures comes increased snake activity, which means more opportunity for our dogs to be able to interact with snakes. Rattlesnake Avoidance Training will teach your dog how to respond to visual, auditory, and olfactory cues to avoid encounters with snakes. No live snakes are used in training.
DOG TRAINING PARTY
Do you and your dog prefer to learn in groups of 3 or more? With group classes, you can enjoy learning and training with others around you.
BEGINNING GOOD MANNERS
For: Friendly Dogs Length: 5 weeks
Cost: $180 Location: San Marcos
This class is for the dog who is comfortable around other dogs, but needs some direction in behaving appropriately inside and outside of the home. You and your pup will learn behaviors like: Target, Eye Contact, Stay, Leave It, Drop, Wait, Station, Walking on a Loose Leash, and Polite Greetings.
For: Shy, Fearful, or Reactive Dogs Length: 5 weeks
Cost: $275 Location: Scripps Ranch
This class is for nervous pups who get overstimulated at the sight of other dogs or people while in a classroom or out on walks. Focus is on safety and increasing the comfort level of the dogs and their handlers as they practice in the same classroom. Dogs begin out of view of each other and as the class progresses, they will learn to focus on their owners as they gain visibility of each other. Owners will finish class with a good understanding of how to help their dogs stay calm when other dogs or people are nearby. Please note: “aggressive” and “reactive” are different terms and a dog bite history is required from each participant. Class size is limited to four students.
“Lynn is a kind, dedicated and patient trainer. Best of all, Marly has fun with her and is always excited to see her!”
–Vicki Notaro, Rancho Penasquitos
Q. Does clicker training really work?
A. In one word: YES! Clicker training uses a clicker to mark the behavior you want to see. It’s always followed by some kind of super cool reinforcement (yummy treat, favorite toy) so that the animal learns to associate the sound with the super cool thing. It’s easy and highly effective. After all, when we get reinforced for good behavior, we want to do it again and again!