Private Training


Day Training

​​Whether it's in your home or in a group setting, I will teach you how to communicate with your dog to reach your individual goals.


Private Training

We begin each behavior case with a phone call or Zoom conversation to gain an understating of the situation through a series of questions and a brief history.

Initial Evaluation
During this visit we conduct a behavioral evaluation, take a history and talk about  your goals.  By the end of the meeting, we will create a program best suited to your lifestyle.  During Winter 2022, private in person consultations will be at Donna's in Norwell.   She is currently booking 14 days in advance.

Covid 19 Precautions:  Donna is vaccinated, however, please specify if you prefer masks be worn.    If you prefer not to disclose vaccination status- everyone will wear masks. 

Help is here! Training issues such as:

  • Puppy Basics: from Potty Training, Chewing to Controlling your new buddy on a leash, I have just the Puppy Protocol Plan for you!
  • Basic Manners: leash pulling, polite greetings, counter surfing, sock stealing just to name a few
  • Basic Obedience: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Heel, Leave-it, Drop-it and Settle
  • Canine Good Citizen Preparation 
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • I'm Afraid to Walk My Dog!: Reactive Dogs on Leash (it's more common than you think.)
  • Barky Bowzers! Find out why your dog feels the need to bark and take steps to restoring peace and quiet to your home
  • Fraidy Fidos! Desensitizing fearful and anxious dogs
  • Adoption of a Shelter/Rescue Dog. Learn what to expect and how to ease the transition into your home.
  • Tricks: Want your dog to get his own leash or your keys? Have fun teaching your dog how!
  • Beginning Scent Work for fun and mental stimulation.

​We can work Donna's Training facility and outside in public spaces, depending on the nature of your goals. Sessions are generally an hour long, spaced at least a week apart.  We want to provide you with plenty of time to work on the exercises and management techniques covered during each lesson. You will receive unlimited email support as well as handouts and homework during the course of your training.  Schedule directly with Donna via email or phone.  24 hour cancellation is required or you must pay full hour fee.

 1st Evaluation/Lesson:  $130

3 Session Program:  $375
5 Session Program:  $640
6 Session Program:  $750

Donna's Private Puppy Package 

Got Puppy?  Need Socialization?  Donna is here to help!

Designed for puppies 6 months and under,  trainer-to-handler course covers the basics of beginner obedience, using different environments and real life scenarios. With a focus on attention, and relationship building, this program will give you and your puppy the foundational skill to a bright training future. Exercises covered may include: name games, sit, down, target touch, puppy push ups, stay, recall and loose leash walking, “choosing to heel”, and place/ mat work.  During these private sessions you will also be getting personal attention in addressing your specific concerns with the adjustment of a new puppy in your home! 

Phone/zoom intake plus 3 one hour in person sessions:  $400

Day Training,  "While You're at Work"

Puppy Day Training  (for pups 2- 12 months)

Starting your pup off with the proper socialization and consistency in training is crucial to their development  Day Training is for pups 2 to 12 months.  Puppies must have age-appropriate vaccinations (2 Distemper and Kennel Cough younger than 16 weeks).  Must have Rabies vaccination at 16 weeks.

On site at Donna's in Norwell.
$90 per session (3 hours )
Packages:   buy a 3 pack  $250;  buy a 6 pack:  $500; 12 pack $1,000

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-12  (you can choose days depending on availability)  Donna accepts 5 dogs maximum each session.  Call or email to schedule 781-340-3365.

  • We will conduct an evaluation (on Zoom or in person) and then schedule your pups first session.
  • We’ll provide a balance of play, rest, training, field trips, and quiet activities designed with your puppy’s mental and physical health in mind.  
  • We provide a training plan, progress notes (pup dates!) and trouble shooting tips to help you through the process.  
  • Pups typically attend 3-12 sessions depending on training goals.

$90 per session; packages available.
The length of the course is dependent on assessment made at the initial consult.

Please complete the below Contact Form to request an Private Consultation