What to Expect - Private Lesson

Let's Prepare you for Your First 1-on-1 Session!

If you're reading this you've booked, or are preparing to book your first 1-on-1 training session with The Everyday Trainer. Everything you need to know, do, and have for our training program will be found in this blog post! We will be going over everything from equipment to preparation!

For starters, let's take a deep breath. There is no need to be nervous for your 1-on-1 training, remember, we are here to help you and your dog succeed in having a healthy relationship. We want both you and your dog to reach your full potential and fix any issues you may be having.

What to expect:

Our in-home 1-on-1 sessions are designed to evaluate your dog and teach you the hands-on skills necessary to practice the training on your own. This 1 hour session is for owners local to Central Florida. The day of your session you will receive a reminder text from your trainer along with a text when they are on their way. We like to start our session off inside, where we can get to know you and your dog. Once we know what needs to be worked on, we can get to the fun stuff... training!

What do you need to have for your 1-on-1 training?

Every household is different, just like every dog is different. But whether you have a brand new puppy, or a dog who has developed problem behaviors, there's a few things that every dog can benefit greatly from.

A place cot/Dog bed. You will want to get a good sized cot so that we can begin teaching/reinforcing the "Place" command. We teach our dogs to stay on 'place' for an extended period of time. This is a great tool to work on your dog staying in a calm state of mind. We use and recommend an "elevated dog cot" style. They are around $20 on amazon and they have great benefits when it comes to training.

A slip lead leash. All of our dogs are trained with a slip lead leash. If you're struggling inside the house or outside the house with your dog, the slip lead is a great tool. No leash? No worries we've got you covered- our Everyday Slip Lead can be purchased in our store.

A size appropriate crate. For those who already have a dog crate in their house, great! If not, that's okay too! If you have a puppy, an adolescent dog, or an adult dog struggling with a behavioral issue such as reactivity, separation anxiety, resource guarding or any other problem behaviors the crate is a tool that will be highly beneficial in their progress.‍

A notepad. You will absolutely want to take notes during your 1-on-1. Remember, each dog is totally different so each training session might look different for each dog. We personalize each training session based on you and your dog’s needs so it’s important you take notes to know what to continue practicing after the lesson.

Two very important notes! Make sure you don't over exert your dog before any of our training sessions, and do not feed your dog directly before our training sessions. Remember, in order to have a successful session we want some energy and we definitely want that food motivation!

We want to thank you very much for trusting our team with your dogs. We know how much they mean to you, it’s our pleasure to help you and your dog achieve a balanced lifestyle.

Happy Training!