Private In-Home Training

Southern Paws Training offers private, affordable, convenient, and customizable lessons in the comfort of your own home and/or around town. We provide dog training services to Crosby, Huffman, Kingwood, Humble, and Atascocita. Extra charges may apply for locations outside these areas.

 

If you are outside of our service area we can refer you to another trainer with a similar set of skills and training methods! Email me for references. We can also do virtual dog training sessions.

RATES

 

Initial Consultation- $150 (if buying a prepaid package this fee will be eliminated)

 

Pay-Per-Session - $130/hr

 

Package of 5 Training Sessions - $600

($120 each session)

 

Package of 8 Training Sessions - $920

($115 each session)

*applies to private in-home sessions only, extra charges may apply for distance traveled

Training for All Ages
 
  •     8 weeks old or 12 years old, we can help train him!

   

  •     By seven weeks of age puppies are well developed mentally and can function at nearly an adult level. We can take advantage of this and start training as early as possible!

 

  • As long as your senior dog is still physically and mentally capable of performing the behaviors you want, we can make training successful! 

How In-Home Training Works:

 

  • Contact me. We discuss the issues you are having, where you live, and when is a good time to meet each other.

  • Next, meet with the trainer for about 1.5 hours. We discuss the dog's behavioral history, your goals, go over training basics, develop a management plan and our next course of action.

  • We usually proceed with 5-8, one hour weekly sessions, building behaviors in relation with your goals! 

Basic Manners

 

Who is this for: Dogs that are new to positive reinforcement training, over 16 weeks of age, including older middle-aged and senior dogs as well. 

 

Description: This class focuses on skills that your dog will need for the rest of his life. The dog will learn self-control, how to politely get what he wants, gain confidence, curiosity, and intelligence.

 

Syllabus (including but not limited to):

  • Targeting

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Settle on a Mat

  • Shaping Games

  • Focus, Attention/Name Response

  • Loose-Leash Walking

  • Recall Exercises

  • Wait/Intro to Stay

  • Leave it/Take it

Clicker Conformation

Who this is for: Dogs who have completed either Puppy Start Right or Basic Manners who are looking to compete in the world of conformation dog shows! 

Description: These are FUN lessons designed to introduce you and your dog/puppy to the show ring. Learn how to:

  • Gait

  • Hand stack

  • Free stack

  • Stand for examination

  • Show your dog's BEST features

  • Problem solve common behavior issues we see in and around the ring including fear of the judge, poor head position, picture taking problems, and more.

  • Grooming basics

  • Canine body conditioning 

  • Cavaletti work

Puppy Start Right

 

Who this is for: Puppies 8-20 weeks old.

Syllabus for Puppies and Humans (including but not limited to):

  • Recall/Come when called

  • Sit/Sit to Greet 

  • Down

  • Focus, Attention/Name response

  • Targeting

  • Leave it/Drop it

  • Beginning leash manners

  • Handling/restraint basics

  • Socialization help

  • Impulse control games

  • Basket muzzle game

  • Crate training

  • Elimination training

  • Counter surfing counter measures

  • Independence training

  • "Chew"sing the Right Stuff

  • Dog Training from the Inside-Out

Get help with common puppy issues such as nipping, chewing, digging, counter surfing, jumping, and house training. We also go over puppy socialization and if we can, I like to do two "field trips" to a new area! 

 

Behavior Modification



   Who this is for: Dogs/puppies having trouble with:

 

  • Aggression/fear/reactivity towards other dogs, animals, humans, inanimate objects. 

  • Leash lunging

  • Nipping/biting

  • Separation anxiety

  • Multi-pet issues

  • Resource guarding (protecting bones, toys, etc.)

  • Handling sensitivity