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  • Loose-leash walking

  • Heel

  • Polite greetings

  • Place

  • Down with duration

  • Foundation for off-leash recall

  • Mild behavioral issues (pulling on leash, nuisance barking, jumping on guests etc.)

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In-home sessions are available after evaluation and initial sessions occur in controlled environments. 

Locations that require more than 10 miles of travel will incur an additional fee of $.60/mile.

Private lessons allow us to target the skills that are important to you. We are happy to cover any number of issues that dog owners experience from jumping on guests and excessive barking, to working towards a reliable off-leash recall or a down-stay. Private lessons are generally run on a weekly basis, giving the owner time to apply what they’ve learned in the sessions in the home environment. Once we have conducted our initial sessions at Play Dog Play, we can move our training to the environments where we need it to be reliable—most frequently this means in-home sessions, or working in public parks.

All new clients start with the 5-session package where a trainer will work 1-on-1 with you and your dog before moving to the $75/per session pricing. Sessions typically last between 1-1.5 hours.

5-Session Training Package - $699 (basic training gear included in price)

$75 per session after initial price

60-90 minute sessions

Maria & Jeff

We appreciate Ross’s teaching style. He gets to know his clients by asking simple questions, is very perceptive and picks up on the little things, remembers them, and meets both the human and the pup where they are at.

Ross has been amazing as he has taught us how to adapt to the daily changes [of our silly and LARGE Bernese Mountain puppy] because he EXPLAINS EVERYTHING in a way that each of us can understand.


Ross has been a pleasure to work with. He is super patient and personable. His technique for gaining the trust of our very fearful German Shepard was impressive. We’ve used other trainers, but out of all of them we have really appreciated his calm, gentle and humane approach and with this approach have noticed better results and fast!

He has taught us some very useful targeted techniques to help us and our pup be successful. 

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