Certified Professional Dog Trainer

     - Knowledge & Skills Assessed

Private Consultations

Serving the Twin Cities

and West Metro Areas

Private Consultations

Hedwig is getting help for her anxiety at home, where she feels safe..

..... Frodo is learning how to contain his

       excitement.  He's trying so hard!

By choosing a CPDT-KSA certified behavior specialist, you can be confident you are working with someone who has the knowledge and instructional skills to help you achieve your goals using dog-friendly techniques.

Schedule an Appointment

Phone:   952-913-3170

E-mail Susan:    


Private Consultations

  • Initial Behavior Consultation:  
    • 90 minutes @ $175

  • Training Sessions
    • 60 minutes @ $125
    • Or 3 sessions for $350

  • Puppy Jump Start Package
    • ​For puppies under 6 months of age.
    • 3 one-hour sessions for $300

What would having a

well-behaved dog mean to you?

  • Peace of mind?
  • A less stressful home with a companion who has good manners?
  • Relief in knowing your dog will behave in socially acceptable ways?

​​Susan Ward, CPDT-KSA

Private Training is Ideal For:

  • Behavioral issues: Aggression, Anxiety, Fearfulness....
  • Getting your Puppy or New Dog started on the fastest path. 
  • Those who find group training too distracting, exciting, or overwhelming.
  • Those who want more flexibility in scheduling rather than committing to a set class schedule.

Initial Consultation:  
90 minutes @ $175

  • What are the most important issues to you?
  • Assess the factors influencing your dog's behavior.
  • Discuss which training options will be the most effective and practical given your unique circumstances.
  • Begin management strategies to prevent or alleviate problems while the training progresses.

Training Sessions:  60 minutes @ $125 

   Packages of 3 sessions for $350 are available

  • Based on the information gathered at the initial consultation, training sessions will be tailored to your specific needs.

Puppy Jump Start Package:  3 one-hour sessions @ $300

  • For puppies under 6 months of age.
  • Get your young puppy started on the best path with challenges such as house training, nipping, and crate training. 

Wyatt. a 5 month old, is learning how to walk nicely on leash.  

..... His mom is learning how to train him in

       the park they visit often.