The Dog Den

Learn and Play...Everyday!

1019 Jonathon Dr. Madison, WI 53713 | 608-278-PLAY (7529)
410 Atlas Ave, Madison, WI 53714 | 608-241-DOGS (3647)

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Dog Training, Private Lessons, Behavior Modification, Consults

The Dog Den

Private Sessions

Do you need help with your dog's behavior but don't know where to start? The dog experts at The Dog Den are here to help! Our team of behavior consultants are highly trained in dog behavior and training. Not only do we keep up with the latest research in positive reinforcement/motivational training and behavior modification, but we spend our days working hands on with a variety of dogs -- from our daycare dogs to shelter dogs to dogs visiting the vet. We will work with you to find the best solutions for your problems to create a harmonious household for all members of your family.

Private Lessons are scheduled by appointment and cover concerns that are specific to you and your dog. These sessions are for all dog breeds and ages. They include (but certainly are not limited to):

  • Housetraining
  • Polite Greeting Manners
  • Jumping
  • Digging
  • Barking
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Crate Training
  • Dog-Dog Aggression
  • Dog-People Aggression
  • Possession Aggression
  • Territory Aggression
  • On-leash Reactivity
  • Bringing Home Baby
  • Obedience Skills and Manners
  • Improving Listening Skills
  • Multi-Dog Household Issues (Harmony in a Multi-Dog Household)
  • Choosing the right dog for your home
  • Bringing another animal into your home
  • Chasing Cars (and bikes and rollerblades and leaves!)
  • Bolting out the door
  • Leash Manners
  • Preparing for Therapy Dog certifications
  • Bringing a new puppy or adult dog into your home
  • Retraining a rescue dog to adapt to your family life
  • Evaluation of an adult dog for aggression or compatibility
  • Overcoming shyness, fearfulness, or anxiety

We will work with you to design a program that fits the needs of you and your dog. Some problems may be addressed in a single lesson while more complex problems may require more than one lesson. Contact us today to find out more about our private lessons!

Please contact the Dog Den office to schedule an appointment. 608-278-7529, or email

Private Lesson rate is $90 - $110 per hour. We can meet at either The Dog Den or your home. For in-home lessons within 10 miles of The Dog Den, the drive time to your home is included in the lesson price. For in-home lessons outside of 10 miles from The Dog Den, we charge an additional fee for drive time. Contact us for more information.



Training Request:

Not sure which class is right for you and your pup? Simply complete this form and we'll contact you with class suggestions.