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About Private Lessons

One-on-one private lessons are a great option if you are working towards a specific goal or need help with advanced behavior modification. If your dog doesn't do well in a group setting or if you need help with aggression or reactivity, private lessons are the best option. Just need a jumpstart or a lot of information in a short period of time? Schedule a private lesson, and let's get started!


Types of Lessons


You come to us, and we work with you!


We drive to you and help you in your home!


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General Manners: $60 / 30 mins or $100 / 60 mins

- Behavior Modification: $90 / 30 mins or $150 / 60 mins


General Manners - $150 / hr

- Behavior Modification - $190 / hr


- $50 / 30 minute lesson or $80 / 60 minute lesson

*Behavior modification packages also available

What to Bring

1. TREATS - think high value like chicken, hotdogs, cheese


2. LEASH & COLLAR - regular leash & collar


                    no retractable (flexi) leashes

3. A HUNGRY DOG - do not feed before coming!

Private Lesson Options

Private Lesson at the Training Center

Meet us at the training center for a private lesson! We will work on whatever you'd like, and your goals become our goals. Private lessons are a great option if you are looking to work on specific skills, your dog isn't a good fit for group classes, or you need help with advanced behavior modification. This is also a great way to get in some extra practice before a CGC test or prep a dog for therapy certification. Click here for more details and a list of behaviors we can help with.


  • $60 / 30 minute lesson or  $100 / 60 minute lesson


  • $90 / 30 minute lesson or  $150 / 60 minute lesson (packages also available for behavior modification - see below)


*Please feel free to send us an email if you are wondering which type of lesson your dog needs.

Behavior Modification Packages

We offer private lesson behavior modification packages for the following behaviors:

  • Reactivity / Aggression: dogs that bark, lunge, pull, bite, or fixate on other dogs, people, or moving objects

  • Resource Guarding: food, toy, object, or spatial aggression

  • Separation Anxiety: Panting, drooling, barking, pacing, destroying objects, and breaking out of crates 

The first week will be completed online to ensure you are able to get a head start at home with the dog in an area with minimal distractions. The following three lessons are in-person with an instructor in a one-on-one setting at the training facility. Each follow-up lesson is approximately 30 minutes in length. 


  • $25 / month for HDT Membership 


4 WEEK PACKAGE - 1st week online & 3 weeks in-person:

  • $270 + HDT Online Membership

*We only offer packages at the training facility (no in-home lessons).

Private Lesson in your Home (or location of choice)

Is your dog only displaying a certain behavior that is specific to your home? Want us to meet you at the local pet store to work with your dog on public manners? If you prefer we come to you, this is a great option! We can work on whatever skills and behaviors you'd like, in the comfort of your own home.  Click here for more details and a list of behaviors we can help with.  


  • $150 / hr (minimum of 1 hour required)


  • $190 / hr (minimum of 1 hour required) 

*Please note there is a milage fee for locations more than ten miles from the training facility. Contact us for a quote.

Virtual Private Lesson or Phone Consult

We know that sometimes it's tough to get away. Schedule a virtual, live video lesson! Grab your dog, and we will do the same on our end. This way we can demonstrate skills and not just "talk you through it." Have a few, quick training questions? A phone call might be all you need! Call us to talk through your questions. Click here for more details and a list of behaviors we can help with.


  • $50 / 30 minute  lesson or $80 / 60 minute lesson

  • How to register & purchase packages
    Registration is required to attend day training. Just hit the "sign-up" button above! This button will forward you to our Paw Partner software. If you are a new client, you will need to create an account first. Once you are logged in, you can make a reservation by clicking Reservation -> Daycare -> select from the drop down menu if you want Basic Day Training (1 training session) or Elite Day Training (3 training sessions). You can reserve as many days as you would like. Scroll down and hit the "save" button and continue through the prompts. Once you get to the package page, you will do one of two things: If you have enough package credits to cover your reservation, you can scroll to the bottom and hit continue and move forward through the prompts. If you do not have enough package credits to cover your reservation, you can purchase the needed credits by selecting the the button under "purchase" and clicking on the card you stored on file. Hit "continue" and be sure to finish moving forward through all the prompts. Want a discounted rate? If you come an average of 1-2 times per week, you can purchase package credits! You can do this in your Paw Partner account through the "Reservations" or the "Package Credits" box. Once purchased, make sure to book out the number of reservations for that package. The credits do expire and it is your responsibility to book them in the allotted timeframe. If you want a guaranteed spot it is best to book in advance, as we are often fill a few weeks out. With that being said, it is always worth adding your dog to the waitlist! Although we cannot make any guarantees, we typically can get in 1-3 dogs each day off the waitlist. You can waitlist for any day we are open by clicking the same "sign-up" button above and following the prompts.
  • Drop-off & pick-up
    Drop-off is from 7:00-9:00 a.m. and pick-up is from 3:00-5:30 p.m. Our facility closes at 5:30 p.m. ​ *Please note: there is a late fee of $20 per 15 minutes for any dogs not picked up within 30 minutes of closing. If we cannot get ahold of you, your dog will go home with a trainer and you will be responsible for our board & train rate for the evening. Many or our trainers have young children, other jobs, or dogs to get home to, so we thank you in advance for respecting our time. ​
  • Vaccinations
    Dogs MUST be current on the following: For Puppies 16 weeks and younger 2nd series of Distemper vaccination (DHPP) Bordetella vaccination Flea & tick preventative- even in the winter! For Dogs Over 16 Weeks Distemper vaccination Rabies vaccination (if 16 weeks or older) Bordetella vaccination Flea & tick preventative- even in the winter!
  • Spay & neuter requirements
    We do take intact males and females. Unless you have arranged otherwise with a trainer, we generally ask for females currently in heat to remain home and not attend daycare.
  • Training prerequisites
    Although dogs do not need to have any prior training to attend, we strongly encourage you to participate in a minimum of one private lesson, group class, or online class at some point throughout your dogs training. Day training does not include any training with the owners, so it is best to take a class or private lesson to help maintain your dog's obedience skills at home.
  • Evaluation
    We do not require evaluations to attend day training, but we do require owners to disclose any possible aggression or reactivity. Please contact us prior to registration if your dog has any history of the following: dog aggression, human aggression, severe resource guarding, or severe separation anxiety.
  • Training methods
    At Havana Dog Training, we realize every canine is an individual. With each individual dog comes unique personalities, goals, and needs. We use a variety of methods on a case by case basis to achieve these goals. We are a balanced training facility. We rely primarily on positive reinforcement and rewarding dogs for good behavior using marker words in combination with treats, toys, praise, play, and whatever else motivates the dog. This is especially true when laying foundations and training new skills. We don't believe it is fair to punish a dog that hasn't been taught the correct behavior clearly and consistently through positive reinforcement first. With this being said, we do not limit ourselves to only positive reinforcement. We believe that dogs can understand right versus wrong. For effective communication, we use a variety tools which can include food, toys, treats, leash pressure, non-marker words, prong collars, and electronic collars. We are committed to training in a way that is fair to the dog and promotes mutual respect between canine and owner.

Why choose private lessons?

  • dog does not do well in group settings

  • you need help on specific behavior modification or skills

  • dog is extremely fearful

  • you want us to come to your home for further evaluation

  • dog has completed our Foundations 1 & 2 classes but you want to work towards performance goals or therapy certification

  • you want us to watch two of your dogs' interactions

  • group class times don't work for you (we can usually get through all the content from a group class in 2-3 private lessons)

  • you want to use our equipment at the training center

  • great way to get a lot of information in a short period of time

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