Hearts and Paws
Together for Life
Private Lessons

Private lessons are an alternative to group classes for your puppy or adult dog. They are customizable to your specific needs and schedule. When you take private lessons, you meet one-on-one weekly for an hour with one of our certified trainers to accomplish your training goals. In between your lessons, you'll have homework to do -- practicing your new skills with your dog! 

Private lessons can be done in your home, at our facility, as well as out and about in public settings.

Please email Paul@heartsandpaws.com for more information or to request an appointment.

Private Lesson Options


Private Lessons at Hearts and Paws (On-Site)
Private Lessons are available at our spacious training facility located at 13291 Pond Springs, Austin, 78729, where one of our trainers will meet with you and your dog. Cost is $125 per lesson. Discounted packages of 3 or more lessons are available.

In-Home Private Lessons
With In-Home Private Lessons, a trainer comes to your home for the lessons and trains you and your dog in the comfort of your own home. Due to COVID, we can also do the training in your backyard if you prefer.  Cost is $150 per lesson.  Discounted packages of 3 or more lessons are available.

Private Lessons in Public Settings (Off-Site)
We will be happy to help you proof your dog's training skills in public settings, such as your neighborhood, parks, retail districts or your favorite coffee shop patio, among other locations. Cost is $150 per lesson.  Discounted packages of 3 or more lessons are available.

Common Training Goals for Private Lessons
  • Basic Obedience skills
  • Come When Called
  • Crate Training
  • Housetraining
  • Leash Walking
  • Go to Bed
  • Greeting People without jumping on them
  • Off-Leash Training
  • Proof your dog's skills in public settings
  • Puppy behaviors, such as nipping, chewing and jumping
Need Help with a Behavioral Problem?
For help with aggression, separation anxiety and other behavioral issues, visit our Behavioral Counseling page.

Private Lesson Packages


On-Site Packages
Private lessons at Hearts and Paws
  • Single on-site lesson: $125
  • Three lessons: $356.25
  • Four lessons: $450.00
  • Five lessons: $562,50 

In-Home Packages
Private lessons in your home
  • Single in-home lesson: $150.00 
  • Three lessons: $427.50 
  • Four lessons: $540.00 
  • Five lessons: $675.00

Off-Site Packages
Private lessons in public settings
  • Single off-site lesson: $150.00 
  • Three lessons: $427.50 
  • Four lessons: $540.00 
  • Five lessons: $675.00