Tip Top Dog Training offers private instruction for basic household obedience and manners training. Most typical dog behaviors (such as chewing, barking, jumping up on people, etc) can also be addressed during the course of private lessons, although some problems (depending on severity) will benefit from a focused behavior counseling program. We are also able to provide specialized training for tasks such as competition obedience, conformation, agility, preparation for therapy dog work, or personal assistance. Whether you want to teach your dog to sit on command or retrieve the laundry from the dryer, we can help you!
Tip Top Dog Training does not offer any type of "protection" training and will never train a dog for this purpose.
What are the advantages of private lessons vs. a group class?
Where are private lessons held?
In general, private lessons are held at our premises. Instruction for basic obedience and most normal household situations (staying off of furniture, leaving food alone, etc) can easily be accomplished here and reinforced at home. Training at your home can be provided via our Mobile Manners option.
How much do private lessons cost?
The rate for private lessons is $50 per session. Packages of four lessons can be purchased for $165; however, there is no refund for lessons sold as a package, and the lessons must be completed within six months or they will be forfeited. Cancellation of a scheduled lesson must be made 24 hrs in advance to avoid being charged for the lesson.
Will you keep my dog and train it for me?
In most situations it is best for you and your dog to learn together so that you can be teaching your dog the requisite skills and enforcing them at home. However, we do offer a board and train option where we will train and board your dog for you, but it will require you to also attend 2-3 90 minute classes.