Private Lessons

Description: designed to provide training in an individual, one-on-one setting.
• Private lessons are scheduled by appointment and are typically up to 2 hours in length.
• All behavioral modification/aggression challenges are addressed in a private lesson setting.
• May be held in your home or in our facility.
• Initial private lesson appointments require a non-refundable deposit.

Private lesson appointments are scheduled: Tuesday-Friday

  • In Facility – between: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • In-Home – between: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Private lessons are available for all of MerryMac’s training programs:

  • Puppy Manners
    Topics include: House Training, Crate Training, Jumping, Nipping/Mouthiness/Biting, Stop the “Catch Me If You Can”, Chewing, Digging, Counter Surfing or Trash Dog, Games to Play and Not to Play, and Canine Safety Recommendations.
    Lessons are suitable for the entire family, including children 8 years and older. 
  • Basic Obedience
    Topics include: Not Jumping Up, Not Pulling on the Leash, Coming when Called, Sitting (for meeting & greeting people), Down & Down (Stay on a “Spot”), Waiting at Doors, Leave-It, Clicker Training (without the Clicker), and fitting of appropriate training equipment (leather leash, The MerryWalker Harness, the Gentle Leader).
    Training includes 6 lessons for any age dog or puppy.
  • Advanced Obedience
    After graduating from Basic Obedience Training, your dog can take those skills to the next level with Advanced Commands:
    In-public Training, “Hands-free” Walking, “Finish” or “Go Around”, Hand signals, Emergency Down (downing at a distance
    Sit, Down and Stand Stays), “Call-to-Come” at a greater distance,
    This 6-lesson class may include an “off-site” class and requires a 12’ long line leash.
  • Canine Good Citizen
    The Canine Good Citizen program emphasizes dog ownership/care for owners, and good manners at home and in the community for dogs. The goal is to teach dog owners proper dog etiquette and make good citizens out of all dogs, purebred or mixed breed. CGC dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. CGC consistes of 2 classes. 
  • Tricks & Agility for Fun Class
    A creative class that teaches a variety of dog tricks. This course is a great way to have fun with your dog, and work on your teamwork!
    Teaches: Playing possum, Roll-over, High-five, Saying prayers, Hold a cookie on the nose, Catch the cookie off the nose, Sit-up. Requires graduation from Basic Obedience Training. 
  • Behavior Modification & Aggression
    A customized behavioral management program tailored to your dog’s specific needs and based on a telephone consultation and initial two-hour appointment.
Private Lesson Fees
In Facility Private Lesson Packages
Scheduled appointment hours are: Monday – Thursday 11 am – 4 pm
1 Lesson –   $120
2 Lessons – $240
3 Lessons – $360
4 Lessons – 5% package discount – $455
In Home Private Lesson Packages
Up to a 10 mile radius of MerryMac Dog Training facility 
Scheduled appointment hours are: Monday – Thursday 11 am – 3 pm
1 Lesson  –  $140
2 Lessons – $275
3 Lessons – $410
4 Lessons – 5% package discount – $515
In Home Private Lesson Packages
Within a 10-20 mile radius of MerryMac Dog Training facility
Scheduled appointment hours are: Monday – Thursday 11 am – 3 pm
1 Lesson –   $160
2 Lessons – $305
3 Lessons – $450
4 Lessons – 5% package discount – $565
Beyond a 20-mile radius, in-home private lessons will be quoted based on mileage.
Note: After registration, you will be redirected to our payment page to pay the required deposit for a private lesson. Your registration will not be complete unless deposit is made.

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