Which is better – Private training or group classes? Well, it depends. There are benefits and drawbacks to each, depending on your dog and your family. Private training sessions with one of our certified trainers are geared specifically towards your dog and the things you want him to learn. We typically see faster progress with private sessions because you and your puppy are our sole focus during your training time. Private lessons can be arranged around your schedule – we offer daytime, evening and Saturday appointments. We can usually find a time that works for everyone in the family. Because you are scheduling one-on-one training with one of our credentialed trainers, private lessons are more costly than group classes. Our private training packages also come with access to the “Client Area” of our web site. There are over 50 instructional videos for training exercises, husbandry behaviors, and great videos for safe games to do with dogs and children, trick training, play training and more!
Group classes are a lot of fun and provide great socialization opportunities for people and dogs alike. You have the opportunity to watch and learn from other owners as they practice exercises and hear solutions to problems you may not have encountered yet. A big benefit of group classes is that dogs get experience working around other dogs and people. Group classes are typically less expensive than private training as instructor feedback and attention is divided among the group.