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Private Dog Training

Personal Attention for Dogs, Flexibility for Dog Parents

The Inquisitive Canine is dedicated to strengthening the human-canine bond and that means offering a variety of learning options for both you and your pup. A truly effective way to address specific training and behavior needs is one-on-one coaching with certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant Joan Hunter Mayer. Joan customizes your 100% force-free curriculum to ensure that it is enjoyable, doable and motivating, so you reach your goals. And, it is flexible enough to change as your life situations change. Our objective is for you to develop the best possible relationship with your dog and for you and your inquisitive canine to be prepared to take on life’s challenges as a team. 

Four Private Dog Training Options to Choose From

  1. In-Person Private Dog Training at our dog-friendly training facility, your home, or where conducive to the training plan. Please contact us for details and scheduling.
  2. Online Private Dog Training – There are many benefits to online dog training. Virtual coaching and consultations offer flexibility and convenience to fit your busy lifestyle. Contact us to learn more about which virtual dog training option is best for you and your inquisitive canine. 
  3. Private Day Training – Joan trains your dog for you! (Think of Joan as your dog’s private tutor.) Meeting with you briefly between each 30- to 60-minute session, she will hand off the newly trained skills that you can practice and reinforce as part of your regular pet care routine. Contact us for more information.
  4. Hybrid Private Dog Training: Private tutoring sessions in-person, supplemented with convenient online sessions. The best of both worlds, to ensure your training plan stays on course and your goals are reached. Please contact us for details and scheduling.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in private coaching for any of the following:

New Puppy Training – our curriculum includes topics such as:

  • How puppies learn
  • Training techniques
  • Basic manners
  • Puppy crate training
  • Puppy potty training 
  • Puppy biting and nipping
  • Enrichment
  • And more…! 

Adult Dog Training —  our curriculum includes topics such as:

  • How dogs learn
  • Training techniques 
  • Basic manners
  • Advanced manners 
  • Impulse control exercises 
  • Enrichment 
  • And more…! 


You and Your Growing Family – As a Family Paws Parent Educator, this specialized service is for pets and their people to help prepare families with dogs for life with babies and toddlers.

Behavior Consultations for:

  • Fear and Aggression
    • Biting
    • Leash Reactivity
    • Global Fear
    • “Stranger danger”
  • Separation Anxiety– As a certified separation anxiety trainer (CSAT), Joan can share the knowledge, skills, patience, and empathy to help. There is absolutely hope for separation-phobic dogs and their guardians! Get started today.

We’re so excited to help you and your inquisitive canine with your training adventures! Contact us today to explore a Pawsitive Approach for Positive Results! We look forward to hearing from you.


Start your dog training journey today!

Customized plans to help you reach your goals.