The world of dog training has changed a lot in the past two decades. Gone are the days of group classes at the local pet store as your only option. Enter group training classes, private lessons, board and train programs, and online courses. It can feel a little overwhelming trying to figure out which program is best for you and your dog.
As a professional dog trainer for the past 13 years, I have spent time helping dogs and their owners in all of these settings. One of my favorite dog training settings is in-home dog training. Here are my top three reasons why.
1. Final Cost
A lower final cost is a major benefit of in-home dog training. Though group classes can at first seem more cost-effective, keep in mind that group classes are typically broken down into stages. One 6-week group class will get you started. But if you are aiming to reach a higher level of obedience you will likely need to take multiple 6-week group classes. An in-home dog training package might have a slightly higher initial starting cost, but you have the peace of mind of knowing that the package you signed up for is all you will need to achieve your training goals.
2. Dog Training Environment
A calm environment with minimal distractions is best for the learning stages. You are setting your dog and yourself up for success by learning in an environment that isn’t overly distracting or overwhelming.
3. Personalized Training
Private in-home dog training lessons are custom tailored to you and your dog. If your dog is fearful, we can go at their pace in an environment they are most comfortable in. If your dog picks up on a skill quickly, we can move on to the next skill faster. If your dog is displaying unusual behavior, we will work on that.
We’ve all been to training classes where many of the students get a lot more attention than others. It can be challenging for trainers to control this when the same students need or demand attention. No more of that. It’s all about you and your dog in private training lessons.
Transition Dog Training offers both One-on-One training—either on-site or in-home—as well as Board and Train programs. If you feel like one of these options is best for you contact us today for a free phone consult. During our phone consultation, we will get to know you and your dog, and your training goals. Then we’ll help you find the right training program for your individual needs.