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Private In-Home Training

What is Private Dog Training?
Private Training allows the trainer to personalize a training program and methods to meet the needs of the humans and dogs in the home. Just as each household and dog is unique, so are Private Training Sessions.

What is a Private Consultation?
Private consultations are an opportunity for the trainer to evaluate by seeing and experiencing the situation first hand. This can be especially useful in aggression cases. However, in most cases, a consultation is not required, because the trainer has screened and evaluated the problem(s) during the first phone inquiry. When you inquire about Complete Canine Training services, you will speak directly with an experienced, Professional Dog Trainer (link).

Are all Private Training Sessions held at my home?
Private Dog Training Sessions are offered to individuals and families to help them learn how to train their dog(s). Sessions may be held in the owners home or at the trainers office (Spring/The Woodlands, TX).

In the event of a behavioral problem that occurs in a particular location (for example: if the dog is fearful at the park, the session can be held at the park) the session can be held at that location.

Who needs Private Training?
Anyone who wants to have a well trained and well mannered dog! During Private Training Sessions our Professional Trainer can instruct you on everything from puppy raising, basic dog obedience, solving problem dog behavior, fine tuning for competitive dogs (including: agility, conformation, obedience, etc.), manners and general house hold behavior.

How many Private Training Sessions will my dog need?
Most of what we do is people training! We usually visit the average home three to four visits over a four to six month period. Although, in some cases like house training or consultations, we may only make one or two visits a few weeks apart.

To give you some idea of the format we generally follow here is an outline of what most often occurs at the first session:
Upon arrival - meet the family and pets.
Quickly evaluate for any problems not described during the phone interview.
Train the dog for up to ten minutes to build a friendly, reliable relationship, thus starting obedience and manners training.
The trainer asks the owner to confine hyper or active dogs to a tie down, crate or outside.
The trainer goes over the application and discusses the family's main concerns.
The trainer presents a personalized booklet with information which covers basic training, problem prevention/stopping and basic care guidelines.
The trainer uses the dog in examples of problem prevention/stopping.
The owners are encouraged to ask questions.
The dog is then brought back to the training session and worked with by the trainer again.
Once the dog's memory is refreshed, the trainer shows the family how to get the dog to respond. The family then practices with the dog.
The trainer is present to encourage and make adjustments in how the family trains and works with the dog, so that maximum benefit can be achieved.
The trainer gives the owners a personalized outline of training/behavior modification, and a scheduled to follow.

If needed, another session may be set.

Sessions can be scheduled at the owners convenience, however, we typically prefer to set the second appointment to be held approximately two weeks after the first. This give the owner enough time to begin training and behavior modification routines.

Except for aggression cases, there are no minimum or maximum of Private In-Home Training sessions required. On average, we work with families for three to four visits.

I have three dogs, how many sessions will I need?
Generally, a home with two or three dogs will require four to six sessions, over a six month period. Additional dogs may require more sessions, or over a longer period of time. This is because when working with two or more dogs, we must begin with training each dog individually. (Each dog will receive instruction from the Trainer during each session. During future sessions, however, the dogs will learn to work with each other present.) Once each dog understands each task to the same level, then the dogs are worked together. This allows the dogs to successful quickly for a happy, fast training process!

How much do I have to work with my dog once the trainer leaves?
Training and behavior modification depend greatly on the dogs problems, abilities and prior training. In most cases we suggest working formally with the dog a total of twenty minutes per day at least six days a week. The training is usually most effective when the sessions are approximately five to ten minutes each, with a thirty minute rest period between sessions.

Our goal is to teach owners to incorporate dog obedience and manners with everyday activities to achieve a well mannered, well behaved best friend. The best way to do that is to teach you how much fun it is to train your dog to THINK and behave accordingly.

Exercise is also one of the most underrated activities owners participate in. It is our goal to help you manage your dog so that managed leash walking (a comfortable walk for dog and owner) can occur DAILY! We usually recommend a forty minute walk every day for mature dogs. Young puppies should be walked at shorter intervals, and on soft surfaces.

Making gentle training a way of life and understanding the basics of how dogs work, enables you to work with your dog to avert and solve problems as well as have tons of time to simply enjoy your dogs great behavior!

How old does my puppy have to be before I can start training him?
Again, because the training is primarily for humans, training can begin any time, as early as five weeks old! Because Private Training Sessions are in your home, you will not be exposing your puppy to potential virus' or disease.

We prefer to have the first training session within the first week your puppy arrives home. During this session we would discuss house training issues, confinement issues, socialization, curbing and controlling mouthing and play biting behavior, manners, obedience training and general puppy raising tips.

My dog is twelve. Is she too set in her ways?
NO! While older dogs may have to deal with health issues, the benefit of training an older dog is that they are still eager to learn, and developmentally stable enough to learn a lot! Most geriatric dogs have an extreme ability to focus. They are so bonded to their owners, they have an unsurpassed ability to seemingly learn through osmosis!

Remember, as with all our training, the focus' on humans! We leave at the end of the appointment, so our goal is to TRAIN YOU!

When's the last time someone commented on your dogs good behavior? That long?
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Private Training Fees:
Please note: Sunday appointments will incur a rate of $250 per session
$195 Per Private Training Session (Clients Home -Spring/ The Woodlands, TX)
$250 Per Private Training Session (Within 75 Miles of Spring, TX)

Prepaid Private Training Package:
$877.50 Five Prepaid Sessions
(10% Discount)

The Complete Private Package*:
Includes: 5 Initial Private In-Home Sessions
PLUS: Two, 30 Minute Refresher visits per month for the first year!
You won't need "unlimited" training sessions with our system, because we're that good!
*Some restrictions apply. Call the office for details.

Private Training for Dogs with Aggression Issues:
$250 Per Private Training Session (Trainers Office)
$250 Per Private Training Session (Clients Home - Spring/ The Woodlands, TX)
$300 Per Private Training Session (Within 75 Miles of Spring, TX)

Payment Forms:
Cash, Check & Credit Cards accepted by Square: VISA, MC, AMEX, DISC

Don't live near The Woodlands, TX and wish to hire our Head Trainer?

At Complete Canine Training, we LOVE dogs
and we know how to help owners.
Call today 281-825-6404
and find out how we can help you and your dog!