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Hello Dog Parents! Thank you for your patience. We’re doing our best to keep up with training requests during this busy time. We’re currently scheduling 1-3 weeks out. If you need immediate assistance for your dog, please consider virtual training. Our virtual trainers are second-to-none and can help your dog overcome even the most challenging behaviors. 

We work with all breeds, temperaments, and ages. Whether you’re looking to teach your dog basic manners and obedience, or work through challenging behavior concerns, we are able to assist you with these matters. We do not work with dogs that have bitten another dog or person.  

We offer private, in-home dog and puppy training in the following communities: Coachella, Indio, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Cat City and Palm Springs, Redlands and Yucaipa.

Why In-Home Dog Training is the Best Option for Many Dogs

Dogs are “situation-specific” learners. This means that they often exhibit a specific behavior in a specific environment under specific circumstances. Dogs must also “unlearn” unwanted behaviors in the same environment where they practice those behaviors.

In-home training can better address problem behaviors including:

  • house-soiling

  • nuisance barking

  • destructive chewing

  • puppy nipping

  • jumping on people

  • home manners

  • resource guarding (objects, food, spaces, people)

  • counter surfing

  • fear/anxiety

  • leash reactivity

  • dog-dog or dog-human aggression

  • separation anxiety

  • digging

  • chasing

  • bolting outside

  • rough play with young children

  • focus/distraction issues

In-home training is also the best way to prepare a dog for upcoming changes in the home environment. Initial introductions often set the tone for future interactions. Whether you’re expecting a new baby or planning to bring a new pet into your pack, it’s important to prepare Fido ahead of time so that introductions are as smooth as possible.

Every dog is a unique individual, which means the cookie-cutter approach is ineffective. All sessions are tailored to the needs of your dog. One-on-one, customized lessons are the only effective way to resolve the great majority of behavioral concerns.

Please note that all training methods and tools are dog-friendly, kind, and effective. Unlike others, we will never use shock collars, force, pain, or intimidation to train.

 

 

For more information, please complete the Training Request below, or call us at: (760) 460-1047

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Advantages of Private, In-Home Dog Training:

  • You and your dog get one-on-one instruction, and personalized training. Think of us as your personal coach and dog training partner!

  • The whole family gets to be involved (kids included)! This is important so that everyone is consistent with the dog.

  • Your dog learns quickly when he’s on familiar turf; once training has taken hold, we add real world distractions and confirm all behaviors

  • Private lessons in your home are convenient and comfortable. They’re also a great option for those whose schedules prohibit regular, weekly attendance in a group class

  • Private training is the perfect solution for highly distractible dogs that don’t do well in a class setting

Initial Evaluation:

The fee for the in-home evaluation is $95, and requires one hour. There is a $25 fee for each additional dog in the home that requires training. (There is NO additional per dog fee charged for training sessions/packages). The fee for dogs that exhibit aggression/reactivity with other dogs or humans, (excluding puppy play nipping and mild leash reactivity), extreme fear, and/or timidity, skittishness, or clinical separation anxiety is $175, and the evaluation requires approximately two hours to complete.

We’d like to assist everyone, however, due to a variety of factors, we don’t have the capacity or ability to accept all cases. Unfortunately, we are unable to take severe bite cases. Please also note that weekend and evening appointments are in high demand, and as a result, availability may be limited. We’re often booked out 3 weeks or longer on weekends and weekday evenings. 

The purpose of the evaluation is to learn more about you and your dog(s). We need to observe your dog in his home environment, gather input from you and your family, fully understand your training objectives, and take a complete history prior to recommending any training package.

While some companies offer a free “consultation,” this is usually either a sales pitch or a “shock collar” session. We recommend that you ask questions before agreeing to a free in-home consultation.

Best Friends

Good Dog 3
Lesson Package


 

This package is the perfect way to address a couple of minor problem behaviors (such as puppy house training or chewing), or get help for a specific situation (like introducing family pets). All packages may customized to your dog’s needs. You, your dog, and your trainer will meet once per week. Each lesson is 75 minutes in length.

Great Dog 5
Lesson Package


 

Does your dog need a solid grounding in basic obedience?  Are there minor problem behaviors to address? Have a new puppy in your home? Then this 5-lesson package is your best bet. Basic obedience includes: sit, down, stay, come, attention, and loose leash walking. (Obedience behaviors may be substituted as needed). Two or three minor problem behaviors (puppy nipping, jumping, counter surfing, digging, excessive barking, house training, chewing, etc.) may also be addressed. Expecting a new baby soon? This package may be customized to help you prepare Fido for the arrival of baby. You, your dog, and trainer will meet once per week (or as needed). Each lesson is 75 minutes in length.

Super Dog 7
Lesson Package

 

If you have more than one dog to train, need to work on interactions/relationships between family pets or between the humans and dogs in the family, or if you want a dog that is well behaved both at home and out in public (around distractions), this is the perfect package. Your dog will be trained to respond to your vocal cues and hand signals, and you will learn how to address moderately challenging behavioral issues (on-leash reactivity/aggression, and some long-term behavior concerns).

This package may also include sessions at a local park for real world training and distraction proofing of learned behaviors. You, your dog, and your trainer will meet once or twice per week. Each lesson is 75 minutes in length.

Dream Dog 10
Lesson Package  
 

 

If you have a dog that exhibits behavioral concerns (such as separation anxiety, dog-dog aggression, aggression towards humans, resource guarding, extreme fear/timidity), or engages in behaviors that endanger your dog or others (door darting, chasing cars, etc.), then this is the perfect training program. You, your dog, and your trainer will meet once or twice per week. Each lesson is 75 minutes in length.

Wonder Dog 14
Lesson Package


 

If you have more than one dog with behavioral concerns/problem behaviors, or a single dog with multiple behavior concerns, (such as separation anxiety, dog-dog aggression, aggression towards humans, resource guarding, extreme fear/timidity), then this is an ideal training program for you.

Regular training sessions will help Fido fine tune, improve, and maintain new found obedience skills and good manners, take distraction proofing to the next level, and insure that he remains on his best behavior! You, your dog, and your trainer will meet once or twice per week. Each lesson is 75 minutes in length.