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PRIVATE LESSONS

Enjoy one-on-one instruction in the privacy of your home with one of our skilled instructors. Private lessons are a great way to receive specialized help on potty training, not jumping on people, come when called, and many more obedience fundamentals.

Private Lesson Pricing

Private lessons may be scheduled one at a time, or as packages. Private lesson pricing is as follows:

  • Pay as You Go (Per Lesson) - $95
  • Package of 5 Lessons (10% off - must be used in 3 months) - $427.50
  • Package of 10 Lessons (15% off - must be used in 6 months) - $807.50
  • Package of 20 Lessons (20% off - must be used in 12 months) - $1520

Individual lessons and packages must be prepaid.

Private Lesson Scheduling

In order to schedule a private lesson please call Ellen at 321-363-7262 or Marti at 561-906-2830.

If you have any questions please contact us via the form on our contact page. We look forward to training with you and your dog soon!

Private Lessons at JARC

Discount lessons ($75 for 45 minutes) are available on Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Jewish Association for Residential Care, 21160 95th Ave S., Boca Raton FL.

In order to schedule a private lesson please call Ellen at 321-363-7262 or Marti at 561-906-2830.

If you have any questions please contact us via the form on our contact page.

Private Lesson Guidelines

For private lesson procedures you can download our "Private Lesson Guidelines" document here or read the guidelines below. If you have any questions please contact us via the form on our contact page.

PRIVATE LESSON GUIDELINES

1. Please contact Ellen at 321-363-7262 to register for a private lesson. You may also email marti.hohmann@gmail.com if you are not able to reach Ellen.

2. Please start to feed your dog by hand at least 20 pieces of dog food or small treats daily. Say the word “Yes” just before you give your dog the food or treat.

4. Please do not feed your dog for 4-6 hours prior to the appointment, even if you believe he or she is always hungry.

5. Please supply the trainer with 30-50 small, soft, tasty training treats or pieces of meat or cheese.

6. Please have your dog on leash or securely crated when the trainer enters your home. The trainer does not need to see behaviors like jumping up or barking to help you. If you would like, you may send video prior to the appointment to marti.hohmann@gmail.com.

7. Your trainer may suggest a collar or harness available for you to purchase after your appointment, or in subsequent appointments. Some items are available for purchase in our Store.  Items may also be available for pickup at JARC (21160 95th Ave S, Boca) on Wednesday nights. Should you buy from the store, we never charge for shipping, and returns are cheerfully accepted.

8. Please do not give your trainer cash or checks or book subsequent appointments directly with the trainer. Please do not share a personal cell phone number with the trainer, or request the trainer's personal contact information.

9. Subsequent appointments with the trainer (or another West Palm Dog trainer) must be made through Ellen at 321-363-7262. You may also call Marti Hohmann at 561-906-2830 or email marti.hohmann@gmail.com to request an appointment. 

10. Please be aware that trainers are available only at designated times of the week. If you would like to book a lesson, please do so at least 48 hours prior to the date of your choice. 

11. Private lesson pricing is as follows:

  • Pay as You Go (Per Lesson) $95
  • Package of 5 Lessons – 10% off $427.50 Must be used in 3 months
  • Package of 10 Lessons – 15% off $807.50 Must be used in 6 months
  • Package of 20 Lessons – 20% off $1520 Must be used in 12 months

Individual lessons and packages must be prepaid. 

12. Kindly give 48 hours’ notice if you need to reschedule your appointment. Call Ellen at 321-363-7262, Cancellation requests must be received 48 hours prior to the cancellation. Late cancellations are subject to a $45 fee.

13. West Palm Dog does not intervene in cases of dog aggression, thunderstorm phobia, separation anxiety, or other instances of canine behavior issues. We offer this referral if you need help with behavior issues:

Florida Veterinary Behavior Service
www.flvetbehavior.com
561-795-9398

14. We encourage you to video moments you would like to remember during your private lesson. Your trainer may video you working with your dog so you can see your technique, measure your dog's responsiveness, and remember what to practice between sessions.

15. Practice with your dog daily for at least 10-15 minutes. The more you practice, the better your dog will do. Integrate obedience into your regular routine. Ask your dog to Sit for the food bowl, before going outside, before you put on the leash, etc. Your dog will then begin to understand obedience as a way to manage his happy relationship with you, and not as a series of tricks he does when you have a treat in your hand.

14. West Palm Dog trainers do not use electronic (“shock”) collars.