Private Training

Private Puppy, Basic and Advanced Manners Lessons

If you have relied solely on group classes for training in the past, you know how difficult it can be to free up a set space in your schedule to make it to all of the classes. Ideal Dog offers unique private lessons, showing you how to train your dog, but on your schedule. Private lessons give you hours of undivided attention, and you will love the results. No consult is required before scheduling if your dog is free from aggression or significant behavior issues. Just call or email to start a manners training package when you are ready!  

Private Lessons vs Group Classes

Private LessonsGroup Classes
Very limited distractionsGroups of 4-8 students working at once
Flexible ScheduleSet schedule and time
Teacher’s attention all yoursTeacher’s attention divided among participants
Individualized instruction for you and your dogInstruction geared to the group
Immediate feedback and encouragementNot as much attention from teacher
Cost well worth the resultsOk for some, but not ideal for others

Additional Details

  • Package lessons are 45 minute sessions. 
  • Private Lesson packages must be completed within 6 weeks of the start date.
  • Prices and services subject to change without prior notice.
  • Travel fee for round trip mileage is $1.50/mile for in-home consultations and training, minimum $15 fee.
  • Services provided at our training center have no additional fees.
  • Single session private manners training cost sessions are also available for $95/hour.
  • If your dog has a behavior concern and more than manners training is needed, a Behavior Evaluation is required. 

Private lessons are available for most of our specialty classes as well! Check out all of the classes offered here.

Puppy Pre-School

This course is for young puppies age 6 weeks to 16 weeks who are in their critical socialization period.

Three lessons include:

  • Crate training
  • Potty training
  • Chewing and mouthing
  • Basic commands: name recognition, sit, down, come, wait, take it/ drop it
  • Beginner polite leash walking
  • Handling for grooming and exams
  • Socialization, polite greetings and appropriate play skills


Cost is $225 for 3 Private Lessons- Travel fees apply for in-home training

Basic Manners

This course teaches basic training commands that every dog should learn. The basics are perfect for any age dog with little or no previous training.

Four lessons include:

  • Basic commands: name, sit, down, stay, come
  • Take it/drop it, wait, off (don’t jump up)
  • Leave it
  • Polite leash walking, “heel”
  • Impulse control, structured games 
  • Place/Settle


Cost is $300 for 4 Private Lessons -Travel fees apply for in-home training

Advanced Manners

This training course is for dogs with some previous training. It provides challenging and fun activities to keep your dog’s mind active and to keep you on your toes!

Four lessons include:

  • Solid STAY- with distance/distraction or out of sight
  • Advanced on leash and/or Off leash heeling
  • Place/go lie down 
  • Leave it 
  • Really reliable re-call with distance and distraction
  • Advanced attention and focus
  • Trick of your choice


Cost is $300 for 4 Private Lessons -Travel fees apply for in home training

Scheduling is easy! To set up a behavior consultation at our our Oshkosh training center location use the booking wizard below and start your journey to a better behaved dog!

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