In Your Home Dog Training

We offer all levels of dog obedience training courses in your home: house breaking older dogs; potty training puppies; behavioral Issues; aggression management; our obedience curriculum and anything else you would like to include in the In-Home Dog Obedience Training Course. Our methods are effective and easy to follow. All family members are welcome to join the training!

In Home Dog Training Atlanta –(Address required prior to issuing a price quote) We cover most all Metro Atlanta areas.

COST: Our address for map questing distance in order to price quote a trainer coming  to your location is,  12900 Freemanville RD 30004    Please look up the mileage on MapQuest.The Life of The Dog Services are included in the home dog obedience training. You can join any group class and refresh yourself in training techniques in the future.

Mileage pricing average breakdown is: within 5 miles $75 an hour or 3 sessions for $215.   Within 10 miles $80-$85 an hour 3 session -$15 off total cost. Locations over 10 miles in order to price quote you please send a email to with an address or location we can mapquest.

In your home dog obedience training includes house breaking older dogs as well as potty training puppies, socialization with other dogs and training around other dogs as a distraction. The 6 week course in your home will be tailored to exactly the problems you are having such as house breaking, chewing, relationship between dogs and family members, behavior modification, and a lot more.

 In the 6-week obedience class curriculum, you would receive, in the group or private sessions is included. Your dog will learn to listen to you no matter what the distraction. The benefits to dog obedience home training verses group is the convenience of a trainer coming to your home and as much as possible working on your time schedule.

In-home dog training also consists of puppy manners and house breaking for puppies as well as house-breaking for dogs. Each additional dog adds $100 for the full 6 sessions. In-home dog training is tailored to the needs of you and your dogs. The in-home obedience training will go over the basic obedience training curriculum listed below plus any other issues you would like to address.

Dogs with prior obedience training will go over the intermediate obedience training curriculum. The in-home training will also go over behavior modifications such as house breaking, crate potty training, chewing, inter-relationship with dogs and children, inter-relationship between dogs, socialization to their environment and change, socialization with other dogs, sounds, surfaces and any dog aggression issues.

Adult dog house breaking and puppy potty training will be addressed, as well. Your dog will also learn the appropriate way to meet and greet another dog.

In-home Obedience Training and Private Lessons Curriculum

Dogs will learn the following in-home dog training, private lessons, semi-private training as well as any other issues you would like to address.

Basic Obedience Training Curriculum:

  • Potty training puppies.
  • House breaking dogs that are older
  • “Sit” and “Stay” in distractions.
  • 1–minute sit in high distractions.
  • “Stay” in distractions.
  • 3–minute down in distractions.
  • “Wait” inside a car so they do not bolt out of the car.
  • “Wait” in a doorway.
  • “Drop” to drop any and all things you ask them to.
  • Walking on a loose leash [means do not pull].
  • “Off” means: do not jump on me or anyone else.
  • “Sit in excitement” we will teach your dog that they must listen to you even if they are excited or in high drive.
  • We teach the dog that their name means “come to me”.
  • "Come" as an emergence command on a 20 foot long line leash.
  • We also teach a non-verbal come command which is a sound association.
  • We will teach 3 tools to get your dog to come to you.
  • They will have 3 tricks to graduate!!

Intermediate Obedience Training Curriculum:

  • Fronts & Finishes –First calling your dog to you, they will sit directly in front of you, and then they will go behind you to sit on your left side. This is all one command.
  • Precision Heel. Sit when you stop. Turn left and right staying in proper position.
  • 3–5 minute “sit” in distractions with toys being thrown past the dogs: food distractions, kids and dogs running by, while the dog maintains his long sit for 3–5 minutes.
  • 6–10 minute “down” in distractions same as above but with the dog in a down position.
  • 10–15 “place” command in high distractions. Dogs can not get off the place bed till commanded, no matter what is going on around them. This includes running, playing dogs.
  • Down in motion: Walking fast and commanding a “down”, your dog must follow the command and “down”. You will keep walking while your dog remains in position.
  • Sit in motion: Walking fast and giving the “sit” command, your dog will stay in position while you walk away quickly.
  • Starting out of sight commands: This means dog must stay in positions even if you are out of their sight and a distance away from you.
  • Starting “off leash heeling” and “off leash basic commands”.
  • Back up. Dogs must know how to back up if you need them to, particularly in tight quarters.
  • Sit in very high excitement. We will build the dogs drive up and then give them a command one time. They must be in command and IN control in less than 1 second.
  • “Come Command” dog learn to come to you and sit on your side no matter what the distractions are.

The above puppy obedience training courses include The Life of the Dog Services. All of our classes and services are taught by certified, experienced trainers.

If you have any questions on dog training, puppy training, house breaking or any other dog obedience training issues please call Susie at 770-754-9178.

Dog Training Exercises

When a puppy first starts exhibiting behaviors that are not desirable, start teaching them counter conditioning exercises. An exercise for chewing could be to redirect your puppy from a non-desirable object to retrieve a ball. Teach them “drop” at an early age. You should not throw a ball very far at first. Have them on a leash so you can direct them back to you once they have the ball. If the ball is not exciting enough you can tie a string on to it and give it some movement. Most puppies will retrieve if you make the game exciting.

Atlanta Dog Trainer has tried out a number of dog bed manufacturers at both of our locations and have found that the Kuranda brand holds up the best.

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