In-Home & “While-You-Work” Training

Black Labrador smiling and looking up at cameraDoes your dog have a lot to learn, but you have no time to teach him? Does the thought of one more thing on your schedule make you want to join the circus? Is your untrained dog making your stressful life even more stressful? Sign up for our “While-You-Work” Training Program!

How it works:

At an initial visit to meet your family, your dog, and discuss your goals, we will help you choose the program that best fits your needs. Then, we come to your house during the day several times a week and work with your dog while you’re away. Depending on the number of sessions you purchase, we will meet with you regularly to discuss your dog’s progress. Once your dog is trained to the level you want, we will show you how to maintain the behavior when we’re gone. You will also receive at least one follow-up session after training ends, to troubleshoot any problems or questions you might have.

Who it’s for:

Busy families who need their dog trained but either cannot find the time, or don’t enjoy doing it themselves. We have seen from experience that more people will have more success with this training program than a typical coaching-type program, where we teach you how to train your dog. We are professionals, and do this every day – we can make progress with your dog much quicker and easier than you can! Why go through the frustration of trying to learn a whole new profession? Does your electrician expect you to learn how to rewire your house yourself? Then why should a dog trainer expect you to train your own dog? We offer this service within 20 miles of Union Bridge, Maryland. This includes Westminster, Eldersburg, Mount Airy, New Market, Woodbine, and surrounding areas. If you are outside of our service area, a mileage fee may apply.

What you get:

Personalized, one-on-one training with a Professional Dog Trainer; a higher rate of success than training on your own; quicker results than training on your own; an initial consult plus at least two follow-up meetings with you to make sure the transfer of behaviors goes smoothly; email and phone support after your last session.

Kickstart Coaching Program

Great for families who just need a little guidance instead of in-depth obedience training: new puppies, new adoptions, “what to do when…” Also a great way to jump start management and training with an anxious or aggressive dog before starting more intensive training! This program takes place entirely at your home with your family present.

$400 Investment Includes:

  • 1 Initial Consultation
  • 2 In-Home Lessons
  • Email Support for 1 month after completing the package
3 Week Fine Tuning Program

Do you have a few training hurdles you just can’t seem to cross? Our “Fine Tuning” Program lets you choose your biggest problem areas and we’ll do the rest! Choose 3 of the following solutions: polite walking on leash; recall on your property; go to “place” (a dog bed or mat) and stay there until released; “leave it” for dropped food, items, or counter stealing; correcting door dashing; “drop it” for toys and other items. After your program, we will give you the tools and instruction you need to maintain your dogs new skills. Looking for a behavior not on the list? Just ask!

$950 Investment Includes:

  • Initial Consult
  • 2 Sessions/Week for 3 weeks
  • 1 Follow Up/Transfer Session
  • Customized video of your dog’s new skills and tips on maintaining behavior at home
  • Access to our clients-only Facebook group for tips, support and troubleshooting
6 Weeks Special Topics Program

Customized for your specific needs, our “Topics” Program will solve your behavioral issues in one of the following areas:

1. Household Manners

Door manners
Go to your bed/place
Leave It
Mealtime manners
Crate on cue
Recall in yard
Manners around toys and play


2. Around The Neighborhood

Door manners
Polite walking
Recall in the yard
Leave It
Politely greeting people
Ignoring other dogs on leash

3. Visitors

The following will be taught around the added distraction of exciting visitors: 
Go to your bed/place
Door manners
Mealtime manners
Politely greeting people
plus a silly show trick to impress the guests!

4. Field Trips

The following will be taught in public places such as a park and cafes:
Down and “place” in public
Walk politely on leash
Mealtime manners in public
Politely greet people
Recall on long lead

… or, a custom program designed to fit your needs!

The $1800 (or two payments of $950) Investment Includes:

  • Initial Consultation
  • 2-3 sessions/week for 6 weeks
  • 1 Mid-Program Session (usually around week 3)
  • 1-2 Follow Up/Transfer sessions
  • Customized video of your dog’s new skills and tips on maintaining behavior at home
  • Access to our clients-only Facebook group for tips, support, and troubleshooting!
  • Email support for the life of your dog
  • Up to 6 Group Class sessions for further practice (good for 6 months after completing package)
12 Week Lifestyle Program

This advanced program will give you a calmer and more structured life with your dog by teaching them to behave politely in and around your home. We will spend 3 weeks working on each topic (household manners; around the neighborhood; visitors; field trips) for a well-rounded dog who fits your life! $3500 (or two payments of $1850) Investment Includes:

  • Initial Consult
  • 2-3 Sessions/Week for 12 weeks
  • 1 Mid-Program Session (usually during 6th week)
  • 2 Follow Up/Transfer Sessions
  • Customized video of your dog’s new skills and tips on maintaining behavior at home
  • Access to our clients-only Facebook group for tips, support, and troubleshooting
  • Email support for the life of your dog!
  • **Unlimited Group Classes for further practice!
  • **3 Free In-Home Refresher Sessions to be used within one year of completing package

There are limited spots available. Book your Initial Consult now!

*CLA accepts major credits cards as well as offering payment plans for large packages. CLA is fully insured.

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