Private Dog Training Lessons

One-on-one Dog Obedience Training and Behavior Modification are taught at 2 locations:

  • Roswell, Milton and Alpharetta dog training at 12900 Freemanville Rd.30004
  • Piedmont Park - Mid Town Atlanta (we are the official park trainers).

Obedience Training Locations for Private Lessons & Group Obedience Classes:

  • Roswell, Milton and Alpharetta Dog Training 12900 Freemanville Rd 30004
  • Piedmont Park - Mid Town Atlanta (we are the official park trainers).

The cost for 6 one-hour sessions for behavioral modification, our full obedience regime, and any other issues you would like to address is $65 an hour (add in your second dog is $20 a session) or 3 sessions for $185 (one dog) to add in a second dog for the 3 sessions is $50.   We will include with The Life of The Dog Services (valued at $160) at NO CHARGE for the first dog!   To add an additional dog is $90  for the full 6 sessions.

Private Lessons for Mid town, Woodstock and Alpharetta Dog Training includes all potty training for puppies or adult dogs as well as solutions for chewing, barking, separation anxiety and all obedience and behavior training levels.

Private Mid Town, Woodstock and Alpharetta dog training lessons are held at 2 locations around Metro Atlanta. The 6-week dog training course is one-on-one private dog obedience training. Included is The Life of The Dog Services with the ability to join in a group class in the future. Coming to a group dog obedience class in the future will allow you to train around high distraction with other dogs present.

Your dog will learn the group obedience training class curriculum’s listed below as well as any other behavioral issue you would like to address. Fearful dogs and dogs with specific fear-related behaviors are best suited for private dog training lessons. Aggressive dogs cannot come to group classes. Dog aggression management is best modified in the private dog training sessions…

Private lessons are one-on-one obedience dog training and the sessions are tailor to correct the specific behavioral problems you are having with the dog.  Any dog training aggression issues towards other dogs or children will be addressed during the obedience dog training sessions. Some clients prefer not to train in their environment but want the attention of one-on-one training; so, private lessons are perfect for that scenario. Private dog obedience training lessons will also work on puppy potty training, adult dog house breaking, puppy training, and any and all behavior modification issues. Socialization with other dogs is included in the private dog training sessions. Your dog will learn to listen to you no matter what the distractions are, including having to work around other dogs. The obedience dog 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 curriculum if they are ready for the intermediate dog training curriculum…

Private obedience dog training will also go over behavior modifications such as house breaking older dogs, chewing, potty training puppies, inter-relationship with dogs and children, inter-relationship between dogs, socialization to their environment and change, socialization with other dogs, sounds, surfaces and fear issues… Your dog will also learn the appropriate way to meet and greet another dog on or off their territory.

Semi-private dog obedience training lessons offer the same curriculum as private lessons. When teaching a puppy obedience training or puppy house breaking, some puppies respond better in a private lesson due to all the distractions in the group obedience classes, private obedience training, group classes in your neighborhood, church, school or just a bunch of friends getting together and training their dogs. Price is $175 for each dog with preferably a 4-5 dog minimum. Lessons are held in designated areas in Metro Atlanta. The private obedience dog training will be a 6-week course with The Life of The Dog Services included. These classes are like a party since everyone will most likely know the other students, and is a great way to hold practice sessions with your group between lessons. Dogs will also get a play time at the end to help with socialization which helps to teach them appropriate ways to greet and play with other dogs.


Obedience Training Levels & Class Curriculum

Basic Obedience Dog Training Curriculum:

Dogs will learn the following in Basic Group Classes, Private Lessons and In-Home Training :

  • “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.
  • 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 Classes  Next class January 4th at noon on Sundays, at the "farm location.

 Intermediate class consists of 6 group obedience classes for $145 with The Life of The Dog Services included. 

Intermediate dog obedience classes will strengthen the bond between you and your dog for a lifetime of companionship. The group obedience classes will add to the existing obedience commands that your dog has learned in their basic group obedience classes. In the intermediate obedience class we will start adding in higher and higher distraction, adding in more distance away from your dog in obedience commands and add in more duration in the commands. Classes are small and individualized.

Intermediate Obedience Dog Training Curriculum:

  • Three fun ways to get your dog to come to you in distractions.
  • Catch, retrieve and release.
  •  Heel. Sit when you stop. Turn left and right staying in proper position.
  • “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.
  • “Down” in distractions same as above but with the dog in a down position.
  •  Stationary  “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.
  • Running "STOP" command.
  • 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” if the dogs are ready and all safety rules are abided by.
  • 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 3 seconds.

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 Desentitization.

Desensitize your dog to door bells so your dog does not get a conditioned behavior that states you hear this bell noise and someone is here for you. Some doorbell dogs are so reactive that they react to doorbells on TV. To start the desensitation process you can open your door stand with your dog in the open door ring the bell and give your dog a treat. If they start barking for now ignore it. If you draw attention to it could be satiating to your dog. Keep doing exercises daily that you ring the bell with the door open and give treats. This will help the dog stop associating the bell with guest coming over.

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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