The Atlanta Humane Society Behavior and Training Department is dedicated to helping you have a great relationship with your puppy or dog. In addition to our Basic and Intermediate Training Classes, we offer private (one-on-one) “tutoring” for you and your canine family member(s) at both of our shelter campuses. Private lessons are for dogs 8 weeks of age and up.
Private lessons are a great way to get started with training for small puppies who are too young to attend class yet, or for any dog that is experiencing specific problems that a class might not address. They are also nice for the interim (e.g. the holidays) when our classes are full, or for people who cannot attend a class due to scheduling issues or family logistics.
Private lessons are also helpful for dogs who would not do well in a class situation (e.g. who have dog-to-dog issues or are overwhelmed). Email the instructor to discuss your dog’s issues and determine if private lessons would work for you. They can be tailored to fit your specific needs.
All private lessons are held at the Atlanta Humane Society, either at the Howell Mill Campus or the Mansell Campus. They are by appointment during the day. Most slots fill up quickly.
Lessons are done on the following days and begin at the times listed; the initial lesson is 1.5 to 2 hours, so time must be scheduled based on that. Scheduling will be set up once you let us know your availability.
HOWELL MILL CAMPUS
981 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Atlanta, 30318
- Tuesdays: 1:30 pm; 2:30 pm; 3:30 pm; 4:00pm
- Wednesdays: 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm; 3:00 pm
- Fridays: 10 am; 11:00 am*
- Saturdays, 12:15 pm; 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm*
- Saturdays: 8:00 am*
1565 Mansell Rd., Alpharetta, 30009
- Thursdays: 10:00 am; 11:00 am*
- Thursdays: 4:00 pm
- Fridays: 10:00 am; 11:00 am*
- Saturdays: 1:15 pm
*this slot is only available as a follow-up lesson after your initial lesson has been completed
Like our classes, our private instruction is a great bargain. The initial lesson is 1.5 to 2 hours long and is $109. All subsequent lessons are $49 per hour. Lessons typically include basic commands, leadership protocols, and general dog behavior information as well as specific problem-solving . Family members/housemates are welcome to attend. If you have multiple dogs, it may be possible for you to bring more than one; speak to the instructor to make sure.
Payment can be made by cash or major credit card at the end of the lesson.
To speak with the instructor or make an appointment, email us.