Spot On Training Services


Private Sessions


Need help teaching your dog basic obedience skills and manners such as?

  • attention/name recognition
  • sit
  • stay
  • down
  • coming when called
  • loose leash walking skills
  • drop it
  • leave it
  • polite greetings (no jumping)
  • crate training
  • potty training

If you aren't quite sure where to start, please check out our mini series for some ideas that might fit your needs. If you're seeking help with any kind of fearful, anxious, reactive, or aggressive behavior please check out our behavior consultations.

What can you expect?

Private sessions are typically held in and around your home, however there my be times where we schedule at the studio, visit a local park, or work on skills in the community. All family members (including children) are encouraged to participate. The first session is typically 1.5 hours. This initial session serves as an orientation where we will review:

  • equipment use and recommendations
  • allows the trainer to meet and observe your dog to develop a training plan
  • provides you with foundation skills to get you immediately working towards your training goals

All future sessions, will run approximately 45 minutes. You can schedule as many sessions as you want, however training your dog is not a quick process and will take some time and commitment from you. A recommendation will be made outlining how many sessions it may take to achieve your training goals.

What does this include?

Private sessions include a personalized training goal for you, continued email support, Spot On Training articles and handouts, and a clicker (if applicable).

How much does it cost?

The initial session cost is $155, subsequent sessions are $105. Payment for the initial session is due after you have spoken to a trainer and prior to the confirmed initial session. Payment for future sessions is due at the end of the session by cash, check, or credit. Discounts are offered for multiple sessions if a package is purchased in full. Please note our packages must be used within a 6 month period from the time of purchase. Check out our available packages:

  • 4 sessions at $400 ($20 savings)
  • 6 sessions at $570 ($60 savings)
  • 8 sessions at $720 ($120 savings)

Payment is due at the end of the session by cash, check, or credit.

* packages must be used within a 6 month period from the time of purchase

How do you get started?

Get started with private sessions by contacting us or call us at 202-629-2967.
Once we find out your location and availability we'll determine which trainer will work with you. You'll receive an email with your trainer's contact information as well as a request to complete a new client form. The new client form collects necessary background information that's helpful for the trainer when it comes to understanding your training goals and developing a plan. This MUST be completed prior to a scheduled session.
Then you can expect to receive a phone call from your trainer to introduce themselves, schedule your first session, and explain what you can expect for the first session and answer any additional questions you might have.
Lastly, you will receive a follow up email that confirms your session date along with instructions on how to activate your online client file and provide payment for your private session.
Congratulations, you are now officially a Spot On client and we look forward to working with you to help you meet your training goals!