Private Lessons

In private lessons, we work one on one with you and your dog(s). We become your coach and you becoming your dog’s trainer.

Get rid of your frustration and gain confidence, calmness and fun with your dog!

*Looking for help with your dog?  You’re in the right place!
*Don’t be embarrassed by your dog when guests come over or while on a walk.  Have a dog with great manners!  Have a dog that can make better choices on their own so they need less micromanaging and are more fun to live with!
*We can help with silly, mouth puppies to crazy teenage dogs to dog with reactivity, anxiety or aggression.
*Choose from our three awesome private lesson programs!

Why clients love our private lesson programs...

  • One on one instruction with a professional dog trainer
  • Lessons are tailored to you and your dog
  • Help with a variety of issues such as:
  • hyperactivity
  • anxiety
  • barking
  • jumping
  • pulling
  • reactivity
  • aggression
  • leash pulling
  • running away
  • counter surfing
  • stealing items
  • digging holes
  • playing keep away
  • and more…

The Getting Started Program

  • Is your dog jumping on family members?
  • Stealing things and playing catch me if you can?
  • Is your dog great except for a few annoying behaviors?
Our Getting Started Program will get you and your dog off to a great start with your training!
Imagine being able to enjoy time in your home without having a dog that is barking, jumping, whining or bumping into your children.  
Stop feeling overwhelmed by your dog and start enjoying them!

This program is typically completed in 3-4 private lessons.  We’ll cover:

  • ✅House Manners: Stop feeling overwhelmed by your dog and start enjoying them at home!
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  • ✅45 Days free access to our Exclusive Client Support Group for 7 day a week assistance.
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  • ✅ Lifetime Access to our online Google Classroom.  No more worrying about trying to write down or remember everything in a lesson – 24/7 access to lesson information at your fingertips!
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  • ✅Training Equipment – don’t worry about what to order, we’ve got you covered!

Begin to see changes in your dog in the first week!

Training Investment: $525

“Very thorough training experience. Nicole is knowledgable and patient. The ideal combination. My dog is so much easier to live with as a result of this training.  I would definitely hire her again!”

Colleen B. and Bailey

“I just wanted to tell you that I took Enzo on a walk today with my daughter in the big stroller, and he did awesome!!!!…One of the best walks I’ve had with a dog, and I just wanted to thank you for that.  You taught us very well!”

Rachel R. and Enzo

The Well Mannered Program

  • How would it feel to enjoy walks with your dog instead of dreading them cause of pulling and barking?
  • Is your dog barking out windows and doors at people and/or dogs walking by?
  • How does your dog behave when guests come over or the pizza guy delivers dinner … politely? Or whining, barking, jumping, running out the door…?
The Well Mannered Program focuses on teaching your dog house manners and enjoying walks.
How would it feel to have the stress melt away and start enjoying time with your dog?

This program is typically completed in 6-8 private lessons.  We’ll cover:

  • ✅House Manners: Enjoy getting compliments from friends and family about your dog’s transformation.

  • ✅Leash Manners: enjoy neighborhood walks without being pulled around.
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  • ✅90 Days free access to our Exclusive Client Support Group for 7 day a week assistance.
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  • ✅Lifetime Access to our online Google Classroom.  No more worrying about trying to write down or remember everything in a lesson – 24/7 access to lesson information at your fingertips!
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  • ✅Training Equipment – don’t worry about what to order, we’ve got you covered!

Have a Well Mannered Dog to enjoy at home and on walks!

Training Investment: $1225

The Exceptional Dog Program

  • Are you ready to have adventures with your dog?  Visiting pet friendly stores, restaurant patios and more.
  • Taking your dog to friend’s and family’s houses and receiving compliments on what a great house guest your dog is?
  • Enjoy off leash time with your dog in the house, yard or hiking on the trails knowing they’ll come back when called!

Let the Adventures Begin!  Our Exceptional Dog Program is our ultimate private lesson program!

The Exceptional Dog Program gives you 6 months of private lessons and a full year of online support!  Feel confident you can get support when you need it with your dog and become an Exceptional Team together!


This is our most popular private lesson program and includes: everything from the Well Mannered Dog Program 

🌟Everything in the Well Mannered Dog PLUS…

🌟Pet Friendly Public Manners:  Take your dog’s manners on the road to your kid’s sports games, pet friendly patios for meals and pet friendly stores where your dog will be an exceptional dog in public.

🌟Relaxation Training:  Is your dog hyperactive, over-excited, barking, digging, chewing, being “needy” all the time, unable to settle without lots of exercise just to tire them out everyday.

🌟Off Leash Freedom!: Your dog is off leash the majority of the time anyhow right?

🌟1 year free access to our Exclusive Client Support Group for 7 day a week assistance.

🌟Lifetime Access to our online Google Classroom.  No more worrying about trying to write down or remember everything in a lesson – 24/7 access to lesson information at your fingertips!

🌟Training Equipment – don’t worry about what to order, we’ve got you covered!

You and your dog will become an Exceptional Team together!

Training Investment $3295

"I have a 11 month German Shepherd...all I have to say is my dog Bruce has learned more in the two training sessions with Nicole than the 18 previous training sessions with other Trainers. I am extremely excited to see how Bruce does! Thanks Nicole!"
Haley F.

When you sign up for a Private Lesson Membership, we’ll be in contact with you to schedule your first lesson as well as send you our veterinary form.  We don’t want your first lesson to be delayed by veterinary records.

We have no vaccination requirements for any virtual or online services where we are not meeting in person.  We do recommend to at a minimum have your dog up to date on rabies when doing training with us in any format.

For in person services at our location: In our on-going effort to provide you and your dog’s with the best care and service possible as well as provide a clean and healthy environment for all, we require ALL dogs that participate in any activity at our Freedom Dog Training Academy location provide proof of the following veterinary records from a licensed veterinarian.

For puppies 8-20 weeks:

a) rabies vaccination no later than 16 weeks of age

b) age appropriate distemper/parvo combo shots

c) negative fecal within 30 days of the first appointment and then updated every year thereafter

For dogs 21 weeks and older:

a) rabies vaccination (1 or 3 years)

b) distemper/parvo combo (1yr, 3 yrs or a yearly titer)

c) negative fecal within 6 months of the first appointment and then updated every year thereafter

If your dog tests positive on their fecal, they need to be treated.  After treatment, a new fecal test will be needed to make sure the treatment has worked.  Some parasites require more than one round of treatment to get rid of them.

We don’t require the bordetella vaccine but Client is welcome to have their dog vaccinated with bordetella. Client understands that even if Client’s dog is vaccinated against kennel cough (bordetella) or not vaccinated, there is a chance that the owner’s dog can still contract kennel cough.

We appreciate your willingness to help us keep our facility as clean and safe as possible for the enjoyment of all.

For training at your home we do not require a fecal test.