Private Dog Training

Serving Tucson, AZ, Sahuarita, AZ, Green Valley, AZ, Vail, AZ & Corona de Tucson, AZ
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Private lessons are held either at our centrally located Tucson training facility or in a public place. During the Covid 19 crisis, please contact us to discuss the possibility of training at your home.

In our private training lessons, we guide you and your dog to achieve the behavior you have always wanted from your dog.

Each program is designed to meet specific training goals, with a number of sessions that ensures we will see your training plan through successfully.

Why choose private dog training?

Convenience

Our training center is conveniently located in Tucson and an easy drive from every direction. If at your home training is your preference, please contact us first to discuss possible start dates for services.

Speed

We develop a training program designed specifically for your dog and your situation, meaning you will see progress in your dog's behavior in no time.

Results

Our positive training methods are humane and the most effective at getting the results you need. No fear, pain, or intimidation necessary.

We train your dog with you.

In our private lessons, we will teach you how to build and maintain newly learned behaviors, and provide time between lessons for guided practice and practical application of the skills you are shown. Private lessons take place at our training facility, at your home, or at a public place you and your dog are both comfortable with.

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New Dog 101

The ideal program for tackling a small number of life skills such as learning to potty outside, coming when called or introducing leash walking. This program is not suitable for problem behaviors related to fear, anxiety or aggression. If your dog is experiencing issues of on or off leash barking or aggression, please see our fear/anxiety/aggression programs below.

Training Center Only: Includes one 1 hour session and four 30 minute sessions at our training center for $375
At Your Home: 3 one hour weekly lessons at your home for $375. Please do not schedule online, contact us by email first for availability.

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Perfect Pooch

Perfect Pooch is our private lesson manners and life skills program for dogs of all ages. Together we will customize and build a solid foundation in dog manners along with practical and useful skills like listening to you (imagine that!), coming when called, and walking on a leash. This option is not suitable for dogs with fear, anxiety, on or off leash barking or aggression. If your dog is experiencing any of these issues, please see our fear/anxiety/aggression programs below.

Training Center Only: Includes an initial one-hour session and ten 30 minute sessions at our training center for $675.
At Your Home: Six 1 hour weekly sessions at your home for $675. Please do not schedule online, contact us by email first for availability.

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Tail-Wagger Tutor

For pet parents that would like continued support, Tail Wagger Tutor provides continuous lessons over the course of a year to keep your training on track and last a lifetime. After our initial 6 sessions, we meet once a month for 8 months to practice and reinforce learned behaviors. If something new comes up, we tackle it! Together we will customize and build a solid foundation in dog manners along with practical and useful skills like listening to you (imagine that!), coming when called and walking on leash. This option is not suitable for issues such fear, anxiety, on or off leash barking or aggression. If your dog is experiencing any of these issues, please see our fear/anxiety/aggression programs below.

Includes 6 weekly one hour sessions followed by 8 monthly one hour sessions for a total of 14 sessions @ $1500. For at home training, please contact us by email first for availability.

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Please note: New Dog 101, Perfect Pooch, and Tail Wagger Tutor Programs are for general manners and life skills. For issues of fear, aggression, on or off leash barking, and other problematic behaviors, please see our options below.

When you select your New Dog 101, Perfect Pooch or Tail Wagger Tutor training program, you will schedule your first appointment at the Building Bonds training center. Your trainer will then schedule the remainder of your appointments for your program based on mutual availability. If you need a first appointment at your home, please email us first for availability.

If you do not see appointments that meet your needs, please email us. Please note, we are not offering in-person evening appointments at this time. If you only have evening availability, please email us.

We also offer online video sessions. Select a video session option below to see availability.

Please note: When scheduling and paying for your first appointment in a training program or for a behavior consultation, a $100 non-refundable cancellation fee is applied from your initial payment should you cancel your first appointment, behavior consultation, or entire training program. Should you cancel your first appointment for a training program, your program fee will be refunded minus a $100 cancelation fee.


We can help you with fear or aggression

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Fretful Fido

Change your dog’s behavior from worrisome to “I’ve got this!”. We dive deep into solving tough behavior problems like fear at the vet, lunging and barking on leash, guarding the food bowl, and overreaction and aggression toward other dogs or people. Treatment for Fretful Fido type behaviors may include differential reinforcement strategies and/or desensitization and classical counter conditioning. We are Certified Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) Instructors and use BAT as well as other humane protocols to modify behavior. We will never use electronic collars, verbal or physical corrections or any method intended to flood your dog with stress.

Individualized for your dog's needs. Fretful Fido includes in an initial 2 hour consultation and 7 private one hour lessons @ $1150

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Mentor Me

With a full year of training support, we will keep your dog's behavior modification program on track. While some behavior issues see resolution quickly, some behavior issues take more time to improve. Through mentoring, we help you get there. Mentor Me is great for dogs with human-directed aggression, leash reactivity, fear, anxiety, or phobias. Treatment may include differential reinforcement strategies and/or desensitization and classical counter-conditioning. We are Certified Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) Instructors and use BAT as well as other humane protocols to modify behavior. We will never use electronic collars, verbal or physical corrections, or any method intended to flood your dog with stress.

Individualized for your dog's needs. Mentor Me includes an initial 2 hour consultation, 7 one hour sessions followed by 10 monthly sessions @ $2350

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Lifetime Learner

Lifetime Learner includes the same dedicated one year mentoring of our Mentor Me program followed by 4 sessions a year for the remainder of the time you live with and love your dog. Treatment may include differential reinforcement strategies and/or desensitization and classical counter-conditioning. We are Certified Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) Instructors and use BAT as well as other humane protocols to modify behavior. We will never use electronic collars, verbal or physical corrections, or any method intended to flood your dog with stress.

Includes the number of sessions in the Mentor Me program, followed by four sessions each year for the remainder of dog's life @ $4550.

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We require a paid 30-minute interview to discuss us working together in a Fretful Fido, Mentor Me or Lifetime Learner program . Completion of our registration form is required to schedule an interview. The fee is $60.

We do not take separation anxiety cases. We refer to an expert in this field Tina Flores at https://www.doggyeinsteinstraining.com/separation-anxiety.html

We are currently not taking intra-household dog-dog aggression cases. Please contact us for a referral.

Please note: When purchasing your behavior consultation or program and schedule your first appointment, a $100 non-refundable cancellation fee is applied from your initial payment. Should you cancel your first appointment, behavior consultation and/or training program you will be refunded your program fee minus $100.


Not sure where to start? Schedule a consultation to learn about the best path to success.

We look forward to helping you with all of your pet's behavior needs.

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Behavior Consultation

In a 2 hour consultation, we will take a complete history of your dog and the presenting problem and help you set realistic expectations for improving your dog’s behavior. We will provide you with recommendations customized to work for your individual lifestyle to improve your dog’s behavior and an introduction to training and skills that will help you work with your dog’s specific needs. Behavior Consultations take place at our training center or online via Zoom only. If you require an at-home consultation (outdoors only during Covid 19) please contact us for availability.

Includes a 2 hour consultation for $225.

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Video Consultation

During our video consultation, we will take a complete history of your dog and the presenting problem and help you set realistic expectations for improving your dog’s behavior. We will provide you with recommendations customized to work for your individual lifestyle to improve your dog’s behavior. Video consults are also available to clients who do not live locally. Please contact us if you would like to schedule a phone consultation instead.

Two hour consultation $225 (recommended for Fretful Fidos), one hour consultation for $125 or 30 minutes for $60. Or choose from our online training packages.

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