COVID Safety Alert

Fully vaccinated staff and clients may choose to wear a mask. Masks are required for all staff and clients that are not fully vaccinated. Social distancing is still required for everyone. We are allowing two adults per class registration to attend our in-person group classes. Alternatively, we are also allowing one adult parent/guardian to attend with one child. All our facilities are equipped with Wifi and you are welcome to Zoom, Facetime, or otherwise virtually connect with other family at home during class time.

In-Home Behavior Training

Scheduling Alert

Due to high demand, we are currently booked out about 2-3 months for in-home training sessions, depending on your location, availability, and training needs.

Private Training: When, What, Where

When is In-Home Behavior Training Needed?

In-Home Training

All training sessions are with a Canine Coach professional trainer. Private, in-home training allows your trainer to provide an individualized plan that is specific to your dog and environment.  

Want help teaching your dog to make better choices when walking on a leash? Acknowledge your very existence when outside together (outdoor recall)? Greeting guests at the door?  Saying hello to other dogs? Is your dog barking and growling at new guests in your home? We can help! 

We will teach you how to modify these behaviors that happen in the home or wherever you need them. While your initial training session will be in your home (or at a Canine Coach location if you would prefer), your follow up sessions can be held at public locations where more distractions are present. 

Private training is an option for individuals and families who are looking for anything from basic obedience training to complex behavior issues such as separation anxiety and aggression. It is also a great option for people who have non-traditional work hours and cannot make it to group classes. Or, if you simply prefer to have more individualized attention than a group class can provide.

Examples of Common Training Topics*:

  • Pre-puppy appointment

  • New dog introductions

  • Basic Obedience

  • House manners: door greetings, jumping, counter surfing

  • Children interactions

  • Cat and Dog harmony in the house

  • Multi-dog household management

  • Aggressive behavior toward family members and/or guests

  • Aggression on walks (leash aggression)

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Resource Guarding

*Please note this is not an exhaustive list. Rest assured, we can help with almost any family dog behavior concern.

What is an Initial In-Home Training Session Like?

During your initial training session, you will sit down with your trainer for a short but comprehensive history of your dog and any training concerns that you may have. Then it’s time to get to work!

From the very first lesson, you will receive and practice training solutions that will make a difference. In addition to hands-on training with your dog and trainer during the initial session, you will also receive specific homework to work through until you can meet with your trainer again.

The training sessions are 1-1.5 hours long.

We also offer Potty Training Phone Consultations! Click here for details.

Follow-Up Training

Recommended follow-up training allows your trainer to ensure that you are skillfully accomplishing the training goals set for you and your dog during your initial session. In a follow up appointment, we can make adjustments to the plan based on how your dog responds to ensure progress towards your unique goals.  

While follow-up training is your choice, we feel that multiple sessions will produce the best results.  All follow up appointments are discounted by 20%.  In-home training is popular, so we encourage you to book follow-up sessions at the same time as your initial appointment. This will ensure there are no gaps in your training progress. Remember all sessions are fully refundable if cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled appointment.

Where Will Your Training Session Take Place?

Initial sessions will be in your home, or if outside our normal training range, at a Canine Coach location. Follow up sessions can be held at your home or in public locations where more distractions are present. 

We travel almost the entire Twin Cities metro area. Please see the Pricing & Payment section for more details!

If you live further out in Minnesota, or you are from another state, we would be happy to schedule a private session virtually via Zoom or Skype or at one of our facilities to meet and work with your dog.

We also offer VIRTUAL appointments!

These would be scheduled just like an in-person session, you just have to let the office know that you'd prefer to meet virtually. Virtual appointments are great for any of the following behaviors/topics:

  • Boot Camp Follow Up Sessions

  • New Puppy Sessions

  • Potty Training & Crate Training

  • Door Greeting Basics (we recommend follow up door greeting session to be done in person only)

  • All Basic Obedience & Manners

  • Trick Training

  • Enrichment and Activity Training (think: keeping busy, finding good outlets for energy, etc)

  • Leash Walking (does not include Leash Aggression or Leash Reactivity)

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Shy & Fearful Behavior

  • Resource Guarding

  • Dog & Children Relationship Building & Interactions (Non-Aggression)

  • Barking (Non-Aggression)

  • New Baby

  • Deaf/Blind Dog Foundation Training

These appointments are held via Skype primarily, but can be scheduled on Zoom at your request. You do not need to install or sign up for a Skype account. We will send you a link to click at your scheduled time that will open in a web browser window. You'll be able to join your trainer in the provided Skype "Meeting Room" for your training.

You will need access to reliable internet services and a computer or laptop with a webcam (video and sound). A tablet can be used as an alternative as well, as long as it has webcam capabilities.

Pricing & Payment

Initial Training Sessions - $150

If you live over 15 miles away but under 20 miles from the nearest Canine Coach location, the initial session cost is $10 more, $160. If you live more than 20 miles away, we can meet virtually or at one of our facilities.

Follow Up Training Sessions - $120

If you live over 15 miles away but under 20 miles from the nearest Canine Coach location, follow-up sessions are $10 more, $130. If you live more than 20 miles away, we can meet virtually or at one of our facilities.


Scheduling Alert

Due to high demand, we are currently booked out about 2-3 months for in-home training sessions, depending on your location, availability, and training needs.

Initial Visit

Choose this option if this is your first in-home training session with The Canine Coach, or if you haven't done an in-home training session with one of our trainers in over six months. This is also the appropriate selection if you've done in-home training before but have a new dog in your household that you'd like to train. 

How Sign Up Works for Initial Sessions:

  • Click the initial visit link below to begin. You will fill out your information, dog info, goals, etc

  • Once the form has been submitted, use the "Buy Now" (Paypal) link at the bottom of the page. That will let you pay for the Initial Session.

  • After we receive your information form and prepayment, we will send you a list of upcoming sessions via email! Please note, driving can be unpredictable. Depending on driving conditions the start time of your session should be within 15 minutes of your scheduled time.

  • Please add "" to your approved sender list. We don't want our scheduling email to end up in your Spam/Junk folder!

Click Here To Signup and Pay for your Initial Visit!

Follow Up Visit

Choose this option if you've already done an initial visit with one of our trainers within the last six months.

If you are scheduling a follow up visit, just click the indicated link to pay. After we receive your payment, we will send you a list of upcoming sessions via email! If your address, phone number, or last name has changed since your last session, please email us at and let us know

Click Here To Pay for a Follow Up Visit!

Refund Policy

No-shows and cancellations within 48 hours will be refunded a portion of their pre-payment. $50 will be retained to cover the trainer's time and the remaining amount prepaid will be refunded. Prior to 48 hours from your scheduled session, the entire prepayment is 100% refundable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I know how many sessions I need?
Q: When are you available?
Q: If I have two dogs, does the rate change?
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In-Home Behavior Trainers


In-Home Training Operations

Aggressive Behavior Specialist


In-Home Training Program Manager

Aggressive Behavior Specialist

Courtney G

Professional Dog Trainer

Training Supervisor

Group Classes, In-Home Training

Nick M

Professional Dog Trainer

Group Classes, In-Home Training

Jessica M

Professional Dog Trainer

Group Classes, In-Home Training

Clarissa Z

Professional Dog Trainer

Group Classes, In-Home Training


Minneapolis & St Paul

Aggressive Behavior Specialist

Abby V

Professional Dog Trainer

Group Classes, In-Home Training

Abby H

Professional Dog Trainer

Group Classes, In-Home Training

Other Private Training Options

Potty Training Phone Calls

Click here to learn more about our potty training phone call consultation service!

Please note - this is for POTTY TRAINING help only. We cannot address other behaviors via phone calls, please use our regular In-Home Training service for any other personalized training help.

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control

Click here for our MACC Training Page!

This service is only for dogs that have received a declaration of Dangerous Dog or Potentially Dangerous Dog from the City of Minneapolis (or other city with a similar training process for declarations).

Local Rescue Groups

Click here if you represent a local rescue group and want to approve a Foster Home for training!

This service is only for local rescue groups that are paying for training for one of their foster homes or adopters. The rescue must be paying if you use the link above. For situations where an adopter is paying and being reimbursed by a rescue directly, please use the regular sign up links for In-Home Training.