Private Training

Training is a personal journey. Each client will have an individual program tailored to fit their needs. I base this on your goals, the pace that is comfortable for you and your pup, and the time you wish to invest in training.

Celia's clients say

We adopted a rescue puppy who had difficulty in new situations. Celia worked patiently training him and training our family how to make him more confident and how to manage his behavior. She was instrumental in making this his forever home.


Puppy and New Dog Consultation

New clients start  with an initial consultation session. This is our time to get to know each other. We will discuss what you would like to accomplish in training. We can discuss crates, safe toys, nutrition and do’s and don’t s  to start with your puppy/dog. I would like to see the home environment and, if needed, offer any ideas that may make things easier and safer. We can also go over a daily schedule that will work for your family and pup. We will discuss some leadership exercises and I will go over basic commands and leave you with 2-3 training steps to get you started.This then can be followed up with continued private session or one of our offered packages.

First time consults: 

Puppy/New dogs: $225-$250.00    1.5 -2 hours  (Local)  Slight travel charge applied if outside cities

Behavior concerns: $250.-$285.00  2-2.5 hours

Private Training Sessions

Dog and owner doing private trainingI recommend starting with a private session, this helps begin the bonding with your dog without the distraction of other dogs. There’s an old dog-trainer saying, “dog training is 10% training the dog, and 90% training the owner.” Private sessions help you achieve the confidence, timing, and techniques to handle outside distractions more effectively.

In private training, we can cover basic obedience commands as well as any basic problem solving. A private session is 45 to 60 minutes and can take place at your home, my location, or another locations depending on the type of training being done.

PRIVATE SESSION:  your home $120.00  1 hr / $150.00 1.5 hr / my home $100.00 1 hr/ 1.5 hr $130.

Please take advantage of the package deals on private training. A single private lesson is not recommended for a reason: a single session usually doesn’t work. Training, whether for obedience or for problem solving, takes commitment, consistency, and is a step-by-step process. I prefer to set you and your dog up for a successful and enjoyable learning experience.

 Training Package Programs

Private 3-pack :

This is a discounted package of 3 private training sessions.

One in home 1.5 hr session / two 1-hour sessions (location to be determined depending on training)

Total of 3 sessions ( approx. 3.5  hours) .. Cost $350


New!! Leash Walking Programs:

The leash walking program is for the dogs that have not got the hang of not pulling their owners down the road or have learned they lead the walk! We are not looking for a perfect “heel” position but just a more relaxed walk and to focus on us when asked. This can also help create better leadership communication between you and your pup, that can help in all areas of manners. Walking your dog is a huge reward to them and should be done with a pack leader mentality.


Step One:

2- week program/ 5 days a week : ( 1 hour sessions) 

>>  Most popular, please contact us for available open slots!! <<

First week we will work with your pup. This will allow us to identify and evaluate your dogs’ triggers.  Whether it is reactivity of people, dogs, squirrels, excitement or just pulling, we can then determine and practice the best and most effective type training corrections to help your dog understand these are unwanted behaviors.

When the trainer believes your dog understands, we will ask you to join the walks for a few sessions. (Usually end of 1st week or definitely 2nd week)

This will allow us to teach you and transfer training to you. You will work with your dog and the trainer so you can feel comfortable with the corrections and commands.

This is not a promise that you will have a perfect dog at the end of 4-weeks, but we do get a lot of progress usually for a more controlled walk, relaxing walk and general training.

This is training especially for walking, although we do incorporate basic too. Doorway Wait, Sit, Down,  Watch me, Leave it  and proper Meet & Greet exercises.

Cost : $995.00


Step Two: (if needed) Continued leash training:

Now we have the basic idea of leash walking but we want it practiced a bit more, weather for the owner’s or dog’s benefit. The trainer can help sharpen up the leash/obedience skills by coming to your home, working with the dog alone or working with you and your dog. Sessions run approximately 50-60 minutes each.

2 Programs available: In either program we ask for a 2-week commitment

Program 1 ) Trainer visits 2 times per week…. ( 8 sessions)  …   $750.00

Program 2 ) Trainer visits 3 times per week for training…   (11 sessions) … $975.00


Please remember this is not just dog walking, we will be training your dog full time.

The trainer can also help you with any questions or concerns that come up when there.

** This program is not for aggressive reactive dogs.


NEW !!     Field Training Program  (This is a 3-week Program)

Field training gives your dog training experiences out in a public/ real life forum. (can be personalized to your destination spots, a certain coffee shop or cafe .. park etc..)

We build on their leash and basic obedience skills while in challenging areas with higher distractions.

This helps your dog build their confidence, manners and learn to follow your leadership and directions while in social or challenging environments. We will practice obedience skills, polite manners in public, introducing proper meet and greets of dogs and people.

We will tailor the program to meet your dog’s training needs.

Example experiences:

Home Depot, Stanford Shopping Mall, Hillsdale, Laurel Street, Burlingame, Coffee shops, diners, social and structured Pack Walks, 3rd Ave dog Park (bikes, walkers, joggers, dogs).

First 2 weeks:

A trainer will pick up your dog and be out for approximately 2.5 – 3 hours.

3rd week:

We will ask you to meet us at a destination for sessions .. approx. 1.5-2 hours.

We offer 2 levels of Field Training:

Level 1) Outings of 2 times per week (for 3 weeks) …..$1500

Level 2) Outings of 3 times per week (for 3 weeks)  (limited availability) … $2000

In Level 2 We may incorporate some advanced obedience and agility work for better focus, mental stimulation, body balance and attention.

*This program is only available to dogs that completed one of our training programs or must have a consultation session to evaluated for program suitability.


 Individualized Training Packages Available

We offer personalized training programs to meet your dog’s needs.

Please contact me for more information about private sessions and availability.