In-Home Private Training

Looking for a quick fix?  You’re in the wrong place.

We’ve got no fairy dust.

No magic wand.

No easy button.

After a real solution? We can help.

We do have the science of humane behavior modification, and a lot of experience using it.
Changing behavior takes time.  And our private dog training program isn’t just a service, it’s an education—for your dog and for you.  To get real results, your behavior will have to change, too.  If you’re not up for that, you’ll probably be frustrated with the training process and disappointed in the outcome.  But if you’re ready to work and to learn, change awaits.

How our private dog training school works:

Step 1: Complete your pre-consult application paperwork
We need to know a bit about you, your dog, and your dog training goals.

Step 2: At the Initial Consult we will assess your dog and the situation, and you’ll learn why your dog is behaving the way she does and what can be done about it.  There will be no training at the Initial Consult—remember, no quick fixes.  No magic spells.

We’ll contact you to schedule your 90 minute initial consult. You’ll have several appointment slots to choose from.

We do not schedule outside of these times. We know you’d prefer an evening or weekend appointment. But like you, your doctor, lawyer, dentist, and accountant, we have only a certain amount of appointment slots available and we like spending time with our families too. We appreciate your understanding.

Step 3: Review your Private Dog Training education program
In most cases, you’ll proceed with in-home coaching.

In-Home Coaching

We visit your home once per week to teach you the week’s training homework assignment and help you and your dog get underway together. This is the at home dog training part of the program, but we teach you too.

What It Costs

The Initial Consult is $250        
If we take your case, expect on average between 8 and 12 sessions in most cases.  An average package cost for training serious behavior issues can run from $1,000 to $2,500 or more. You’ll be given a quote at the initial consult, customized to your situation and training goals.  Prices are not negotiable but you can call us anytime to discuss the dog training prices for different programs and get an estimate.

Yes, we’re expensive. And we’re worth it. Unlike most training services, which take on 20-25 cases at a time, dispensing quick advice and leaving clients to their own devices to execute it, we only take on a handful of cases at a time. This allows us to customize dog training plans to our students’ goals and see you through the entire process.

Our goal is real change, and in the absence of fairy dust, that takes time and attention.

Our Guarantee

We guarantee to give you, your dog, and your goals our utmost attention, care, and respect.  We guarantee to use only positive, scientifically sound training methods.  We guarantee to customize and help you execute a dog training plan designed to give you the best chance of reaching your goals.

And we guarantee never to guarantee training results.  That’s right.  It is considered unethical by our governing bodies, including the CCPDT and APDT, to guarantee the behavior of another living being.  Be wary of any dog trainer who guarantees specific outcomes.  But we can guarantee that if you follow our advice and training rules, your life with your dog will become much smoother.

Our Training Rules

1.  We cannot effectively or safely give advice before meeting your dog at the Initial Consult.

2.  An initial consult is required for all forms of in-home private training and day training programs.

3.  A Pre-consult application is required to schedule an initial consult.

4.  An Initial Consultation takes place in the client’s home.  The Initial Consult is 90 minutes long and the cost is $250.00.  Any additional time over 90 minutes is pro-rated by the minute.

5.  Payment for an initial consultation is required in advance at the time of scheduling the initial consultation appointment.

6.  New Beginnings K-9 Training does not participate in payment plans.  An average package cost for training serious behavior issues can run from $1000.00 to $2,500.00 and up.  A quote will be given at the initial consultation, customized to the situation and training goals.  Prices are not negotiable.

7.  If you choose to pursue training after your initial consult, you will be asked to commit to a training package designed to meet your training goals.  No exceptions.  We do not train session-by-session.  Our goal is to give you the best chance of reaching yours.

8.  We have a set training schedule.  You will be given appointment options to choose from, just as you would at your doctor’s, dentist’s, or accountant’s office.  No exceptions.  Our schedule is designed to maximize staff time.

9.  Students must commit to following our advice.  Your dog’s behavior will not change if you aren’t willing to change yours.

10.  Students must complete training homework, every week.  Results take work.

Questions? Call our office. (859)-282-6504

But remember Training Rule #1:  We cannot effectively or safely give advice before meeting your dog at the Initial Consult. 

Our office staff will not dispense training advice on the phone. We have no gnomes and no easy buttons.