In-home Puppy & Dog Behavior and Training serving
Chico, Magalia, Paradise, Oroville, Sacramento and SF Bay Area
  A Good Dog Day
office: (530) 459-8767

Click here to register for a private training session or behavior consultation.

Why Private Training?

With private training, you get individualized attention from a Certified Professional Trainer who will teach your dog the skills you need where you need them.  Whether you are just getting started with a new puppy, want to teach your dog some manners or have problem behaviors to resolve private training is your best option. A professional trainer can get results faster and then show you how to maintain those behaviors for long lasting results at home or in the real world.

Some Of The Things We Can Help With

A Puppy Perfect Start: House-training/potty training, socialization, early manners, crate and chew training, bite inhibition, getting your puppy used to being handled, alone-time training, puppy proofing your home, etc.

Nice Manners: Sit, down, stay, pay attention/watch, recall, leave it, loose-leash walking, waiting at the door, respectful greetings, go to your bed, etc.

Problem Solving: Jumping up, pulling or lunging on leash, barking & growling, fear and anxiety, separation anxiety, excessive chewing, digging, mouthing, rushing through doors, snatching food, etc.

Description: Puppy TrainingPuppy Programs

Did you know that the "Puppy Socialization" development period is very short; from about 4 weeks of age until about 14 weeks of age?  Time is of the essence with the young ones, even before you have completed your full set of DHLPP vaccinations. 

We set you up with a systematic socialization plan and assist you with a house-training schedule, puppy biting, puppy proofing your home (hide the electric cords, place the plants strategically, buy a baby gate now…), crate and alone-time training, how to set up a long-term confinement area (much nicer than it sounds), provide some puppy training basics and generally get you, your family, and your house puppy ready.

Puppy Primer: A comprehensive 1-hour session in your home that gives you a head start on puppy parenthood.
Cost: $100

Puppy Socialization: A 5 session semi-private training package that includes the Puppy Primer Session and 4 additional training sessions at home and out and about in Puppy Safe Locations to help you get a head start on your Socialization and Basic Manners.

Cost: $250  

Click here to register or call 530-459-8767                                                           

Private Tutoring (In-Home Private Training)

We train your puppy or dog in the comfort of his own home or in the problem locations while you’re at work or busy elsewhere or right there with us. A customized training plan is designed for you based on your training goals and your dog’s learning style, we get the desired results and then show you how to maintain and grow your dog’s new skills.

From basic manners, to advanced skills, to  problem behaviors, whatever your training goals are, we can help you achieve them. With only transfer sessions to take part in, this program fits into the busiest of family schedules and the training is done by a certified professional trainer.
If you are pressed for time and need results, Private Tutoring is for you:

Get results. We give you a well-mannered pooch, quickly and easily.

Save time. You can stay for the training sessions or only participate in transfer sessions, the program fits into the busiest schedule.

Enjoy peace of mind. Your dog is being trained by a professional, in the comfort of your home.

Cost and length of program: Determined on a case-by-case basis depending on training goals. A detailed training plan is developed during your consult.
Initial 1.5hr consultation: $150
Click here to register or call 530-459-8767                                                           

Separation Anxiety Training

Does your dog suffer from Separation Anxiety?  Do you come home to house soiling, destruction, phone calls from neighbors or notes from animal control because of your dogs barking? Does your dog lick or chew sores on him-self when you are away? When you return home is your dog extremely aroused, jumping, barking and even biting in his extreme joy to see you? 

Separation Anxiety and separation related distress is an emotional reaction to being left alone, the unwanted behavior is an outlet for the pent up frustration, fear and anxiety a dog feels when being left alone.  In order to resolve the unwanted behavior problems and to reduce the stress related health problems for your dog, we will work with you to implement a customized desensitization and counter conditioning training plan to help your dog learn to be relaxed while you are away. 
Separation Anxiety is a very treatable condition and the methods we use are humane, time tested and science based.  The process is not fast but it is extremely effective. Thanks to the miracles of technology, we can help you no matter where in the world you are located.  If you have at least a phone and a computer we are good to go!
Contact us today to get started on the road to relief for you and your dog!

The Process:

  • Complete and submit a simple questionnaire
  • We will contact you for a short, complimentary. phone conversation to ask and answer questions.
  • A training plan will be developed and customized to meet your needs.
  • We will guide & coach you through the process of teaching your dog to relax while alone.                                               

How to Register for a private training session or behavior consultation:

  1. Click here
  2. Complete and Submit the Questionaire 
  3. If you need assistance or are having difficulty with the form, contact us:
  1. Once we receive your inquiry, we will contact you by phone or email to discuss your goals and set you up with a training schedule.

Sample Private Training Rates:
(Note: Actual rates may change without notice, contact us for the most current rates)


Delivery Method

Per Single Session/dog

Package 1

Package 2

Private Consultation


1hr Basic Manners Behavior Consultation

1.5hr Fear/Aggression Behavior Consultation

In-Home Private Tutoring


$100 per individual Session

Package discounts as outlined below:

Private Training: 1 Week - 3 Sessions
Private Training: 2 Weeks - 6 Sessions
Private Training: 3 Weeks - 9 Sessions
Private Training: 4 Weeks - 12 Sessions


Separation Anxiety

Complimentary Initial Consultation

30 Day Plan
Per Consult  Agreement

10% discount for months 3+

  • Actual training rates are based on the specific training plan for an individual situation.  Your trainer will provide a detailed training plan and price during the initial training consultation and will partner with you to fine tune it.

  • Payment is due at the time a training reservation is made in order to secure a confirmed place in our training schedule.  It is our goal to make the payment process as easy as possible on the budget.   Financing and payment options are available to help families get the training they need without breaking the bank.   

  • Refunds will be given if a cancellation occurs a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the first day of an In-home / Private training reservation.   Refunds will be total paid minus $50. Any and all exceptions or modifications will be included in the event contract made at the time of reservation.

  • In order for us to offer distance training options, $1.25/mile will be added for services provided >25 miles from our training facility. There is No charge for less than 25 miles or when clients come to our location.

Pet Tutor Affiliate Sales

Science & Pet Training Unite

Description: petTutorLogoPet Tutor® is a patented revolutionary smart wireless training and game system for your pet. Train your pet using our smart remote. Reward for good behavior. Reduce barking, separation anxiety, fear and more. Provide hours of fun and interactive play for a more joyful fulfilling day. Turn feeding time into a natural, energy burning chase and play activity.

Purchase your Pet Tutor today and by using this link, you will enjoy discounts offered only through this affiliate program.