Are private lessons a better option for you?

Puppy Starter Lesson

Puppy Starter Lesson’s are a private one on one lesson in your home either before or just after you get your puppy.  These can be beneficial when preparing your home and family for your new puppy’s arrival.  This lesson goes over how to set up your puppies long term confinement area and how to begin crate training for success.  We also help you establish a potty training plan that is easy to follow and keeps everyone consistent.  Like your couch just the way it is?  Well no worries, we also set you up for errorless chew toy training!  Do you already have your puppy and wishing you were better prepared before they came home?  Don’t worry, it’s never too late to start!  We can get you and your new pup easily back on track.

Cost $40/hour

Basic Private Lesson

These are designed for clients that are not able to attend our group classes or for assistance in addition to our group classes.  These lessons are specified to help with the following: basic obedience and problem-solving behaviors such as; potty training, chewing, barking, digging, jumping up, crate training and leash skills.  To sign up for Basic Private Lessons please fill out the form listed below:

Cost $75/hour

*New Adoption Special Rate 2 lessons for $120*

You can select a date and pre-pay for the lesson with debit/credit card through the registration form.

Behavioral Private Lesson

These are designed for clients who are not able to attend our group classes due to their dogs behavioral issues.  These dogs are generally reactive (growl, bark, lunge) towards other dogs or people or are extremely shy of other dogs or people.  With these lessons we will create a training plan to build your dogs confidence.  These training plans typically work at a slow pace as they are specified to your dogs needs.  Just like people each dog learns at its own pace, especially when dealing with fear and over stimulation.  To sign up for Behavioral Private Lessons please fill out the form listed below:

Cost: $75/hour

*New Adoption Special Rate 2 lessons for $120*

You can select a date and pre-pay for the lesson with a debit/credit card through the registration form.

Please fill out our Private Lesson form below to set up a lesson:

What type of lesson are you signing up for?

Please fill out the following section to assist us in scheduling your lesson:

Tell us where you would like your lesson to be; in the home, at our Bellingham facility, or elsewhere?

Please list 3 days and time periods that would be ideal for you (please note we have a busy class schedule which limits our weekend and evening availability)

Your Name (include spouse if applicable):

Your Email Address:

Your Phone Number:

Your Home Address or Address of preferred location (park, work, etc.) for lesson:

Who is your veterinarian?

Do we have permission to discuss your dog's behavior with your Veterinarian? (common with behavior cases):

Your Dog's Name:

Your dog's date of birth (exact or estimate):

Your dog's breed:

How long have you had your dog?

Where did you get your dog?



Do you have other dog's in the home? If yes, please list their names, ages, breeds and whether or not they are spayed/neutered:

Are there any children living in the home? If so, what are their ages?

What would you like to work on with your dog?

Please list 3 things that your dog finds motivating (food, toys, play, etc.):

What sort of exercise does your dog enjoy?

How often do they get to partake in this activity?

Where does your dog sleep?

Where is your dog while you are not home?

Has your dog ever bitten a person or animal, if yes please explain:

Have you taken a training class or lessons anywhere else?

Any additional information you would like to include?

During our lesson we would like to take a photo of your dog for use on our website and social media, is this okay with you?

How did you hear about us?

Upon submitting your form you will receive a confirmation email, detailing how to prepare for your lesson and how to arrange payment. If you do not receive this email in your inbox within 10 minutes please check your spam/junk mail.

Cancellation & Refund policy

Due to our busy schedule, we have limited availability to offer private lessons. We appreciate a 2-day notice to cancel but require 24 hours’ notice, as we often have a waitlist for specific lesson times. We understand that these lessons are crucial for some of our clientele’s training progress. We enjoy working the process with them and would like to make ourselves available to all who need our training.

Payment is required at the time of the lesson with cash or check.  Alternatively, you can prepay online via our payment page.  Prepaid lessons will first be transferred to a new date and time with more than 24 hours notice.  Less than 24 hours notice, will be subject to review and approval by Embarking the Pet Dog. Full refunds for prepaid lessons or lessons which have already taken place will be given on a case by case basis only and with extenuating circumstances.