Private Training

Best private dog training in Clayton, Concord, Walnut Creek, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Orinda, Alamo, Danville, Oakland, and San Ramon

Tailored Dog Training offers personalized training in the form of client coaching sessions, canine tutoring programs, daytime board and train, and email consults.

We use modern, scientifically proven training: positive reinforcement (rewards with treats, praise, affection, toys, or whatever motivates the dog) as well as natural consequences such as removing yourself from a biting puppy or taking away a greeting opportunity for an excited jumper.

Private lessons begin in your home or our Concord facility, if desired. Service areas for each of our trainers:

  • Ally Lantis

    • Concord, Clayton, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Lafayette, Orinda, and Alamo. SUMMER ONLY: Bay Point and Pittsburg.

  • Christine Tanner

    • Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, and Dublin.

  • Sarah Forde

    • Concord, Clayton, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, and Walnut Creek.

  • Nicole Kelleher

    • Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Concord.

Now offering special prices on PRE-puppy consults. Book a private lesson BEFORE you bring puppy home to get your home in order, be prepared and start training right! Email for the exclusive coupon code.

Initial Consult

Dog behavior consult for aggression, fear, reactivity, puppy training, basic obedience.

All private sessions begin with the initial consultation that is 90 minutes. This initial visit is to learn more about your dog(s), goals, and put together a training plan and get started training! Post consult, you will be provided with consult notes, typed summary with videos, links, and customized documents for your training plan. If you are in our service areas, you can book directly with the trainer in your area. If you have any questions pre-booking, feel free to email:


90 min session

Private Training Options

Dog training for jumping up, pulling on leash, dog reactivity, new baby, basic obedience, greeting people, poor recall or resource guarding in the East Bay.

Client Coaching Packages

Sessions working with your dog and us, learning how to train, and communicate with your dog! Choose this if:

You enjoy training, wish to understand behavior, AND have time to train/practice.

Common Problems Addressed:

  • Puppy behaviors: nipping, crate training, potty training, jumping, basic cues.

  • Teenager/Adult behaviors: pulling on leash, manners with visitors, minor dog reactivity, resource guarding, poor recall, basic obedience.

  • Misc.: new baby, dog-dog intros, separation anxiety, severe dog reactivity, aggression with people, shyness, generalized anxiety.

  • Your trainer will recommend the best package to reach your goals during your Initial Consult within creating your customized training plan.

  • * These sessions include email support with videos of what we covered. We meet 1-2 weeks apart per lesson. Each lesson is an hour.*

3 pack: $295

6 pack: $570

9 pack: $810

15 pack: $1275

Al a carte lessons are available at $150 per hour.

MUST do Initial Consult first.

Dog training field trips for manners in East Bay.

Canine Tutoring Packages

Sessions between your dog and the trainer (with owner transfer sessions in between). 

Choose this is if you are short on time and want a well behaved dog or puppy and prefer to leave the training to the trainers! Canine tutoring expedites learning for the dog and all you need to do is light homework to maintain newly taught behaviors.

We address the same common problems as above. Canine Tutoring is especially helpful for puppies and teens. You also don't need to be home! We will potty break your dog and you will come home to a tired dog that has gotten training, playtime, and mental stimulation.

*These sessions include video footage of YOUR dog doing skills plus an email of progress each lesson. We meet with your dog 2-3 times per week for expedited learning. Each lesson is about 40 minutes.*

9 pack: $810

15 pack: $1275

Your trainer will recommend the best package to reach your goals during your Initial Consult within creating your customized training plan.

MUST do Initial Consult first.

Email or phone consults for dog training issues in the East Bay or long distance.

Email or Phone Consult

For those that feel trainer assistance is needed without the trainer working hands on with your dog, email and phone consult can be a great service!


for 30 min

Teach Doggie Zen

Working on impulse control with an implied leave-it game commonly called It's Yer Choice or Doggie Zen.