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.

*Have a dog that you can enjoy! 

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…

Private Lesson Memberships

  • What to get your dog off to a great start in their training?
  • Our Private Lesson Memberships allow for flexibility and customization of training for you and your dog
  • All dogs in the household can train for the same cost each month.

What’s included:

  • Two 90 minute private lessons a month. Lessons can be at our location in Minooka or at your home within 30 minutes of our location.
  • Join our Exclusive Client Support group for assistance in between lessons.  No more waiting until the next lesson to ask a question and get help.
  • Enrollment in our online courses.  This will give you information for your lessons.  That way you can focus on your lesson and know that notes and videos are available afterwards to help you.
  • 10% off of a Hybrid Board & Train done during your membership!
  • Since each dog and household are different our private lesson memberships allow for customized training and the perfect number of lessons.
  • Want more lessons a month? No problem!  You can add extra lessons.  Get as much help as you want!

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 six months 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 six months 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.

"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.

Private Lesson Memberships

At Our Location

$ 260 Monthly
  • Two 90 minute private lessons a month at our location in Minooka, IL.

At Your Home

$ 330 Monthly
  • Two 90 minute private lessons a month at your home within 30 minutes of our location in Minooka.