Private Classes (Currently Booking for January 2021)

Whether you have a dog with severe aggression issues, need schedule flexibility or just prefer one on one time, I have several packages to choose from.  When signing up for a private package you will meet with me at my facility once a week (for up to an hour) and have daily homework/exercises that you’re working on at home to prep your dog for the next week’s lesson.

  • Human or dog aggression that is not appropriate for the group environment.
  • Those that need a flexible schedule.
  • Prefer one on one time.

*** Please contact me for availability prior to registration***

Prepayment is required to hold your spot. Payments can be made by either using the PayPal link after submitting the registration form or by mailing a check to 6192 US Highway 34, Oswego, IL 60543.  


Puppy Package (2 In Person classes plus Puppy Preschool Videos/ $250)

Age: Under 5 months

Equipment:

  • Collar and leash of your choice
  • Tiny treats or pieces of dog food

This private program consists of 2 in person classes scheduled a week apart to cover some of the tougher issues including potty and crate training protocols as well as problematic behaviors like biting, jumping, barking, shyness, anxiety and fear. Although it’s not always fun… teaching a young puppy “no” is important.  Some puppies don’t respond well to traditional redirection or ignoring methods. I will go over a variety of techniques to find the best fit for you and your puppy. In addition you will receive the 4 week video version of Puppy Preschool covering simpler things including the foundational work for basic commands come, sit and down, exposure exercises for confidence building and a few fun tricks.

***Package must be completed in 3 weeks***


“The Walk” Package (4 weeks/ $495)

Age – 4 months and up

Equipment: 

  • 6 foot leash
  • 30 foot leash
  • slip/choke or pinch collar

Walking a dog with high adrenaline or arousal issues can be tough. Some dogs will literally drag you down the street choking, coughing and gagging the whole way.  This class will teach you how to get your dog to stop pulling, even when distractions are present.  We will cover thresholds, walking nicely on leash, heel, sit and stay on leash and sit for exam.  All the ingredients needed for a pleasant walk. Poor manners like jumping and inappropriate barking will also be addressed.

***Package must be completed in 5 weeks***


Basic Obedience Package (5 weeks/ $595)

Age: 4 months and up

Equipment Needed:

  • 6 foot leash
  • 15 foot leash
  • slip/choke or pinch collar

We will address inappropriate barking, jumping and other manner issues as well as behavioral issues pertaining to your dog.  Shyness, fear, anxiety, and aggression will be explained and you will be given direction on how to work towards a healthier state of mind.  We will be covering the basic commands, sit, down, stay, come, and walking nicely on leash.  Reliability in distracting situations is the main focus. At your final class you will receive a written 30 day plan to ensure you’re able to transition everything you have learned into the real world and into your home environment.

***Package must be completed in 6 weeks***





“My husband and I brought both of your dogs to Sonyas classes.  Among all our friends we are consistently told how well-behaved our dogs are.”

– Melissa V.