Private Training & Behavior Consultations

Schedule a private consultation with Skye Poitras, certified canine behavior consultant! (Check out to find out more about the certification for CBCCs - Certified Behavior Consultant - Canine). Private training consultations are available for dogs and puppies any age for any training or behavioral issue. Training sessions can be held in your home or at Skye's Dog Training's facility in West Jordan. Consultations can cover such topics as:

  • Behavioral issues: aggression, anxiety, destructive behavior, house training, barking, digging, separation anxiety, resource guarding, dog reactivity and fearfulness. Skye's Dog Training specializes in fear, aggression and anxiety issues and can work with you to build an effective behavior modification plan.
  • Basic cues: sit, down, stay, watch me, come, off, quiet, wait, drop it, go to your bed, and leave it (to name a few!).
  • Dog manners: food stealing & counter surfing, jumping up, self-control, door & car manners, walking on leash, chewing, and acceptable attention seeking behaviors.
  • Fun tricks: shake, roll-over, back it up, spin, bow, hula hoop jumping, and the "leave your treat on your paw" trick as well as ideas for toys and games.
  • Puppy Right Start: Get your puppy off on the right foot by being fully prepared. You might even want a consultation before your puppy arrives home so you will be ready for success with house training, chewing and all those other puppy challenges.

Location/Travel Details: Private consultations are held either in your home, at your desired location (park, store, etc.) or at Skye's Dog Training facility (indoor, climate controlled) in West Jordan just off I-215 Redwood Road exit (your choice). For in-home training or on location (parks, etc.) sessions, a $30 travel fee applies to anywhere in the greater Salt Lake area including Salt Lake City, Draper, Sandy, Cottonwood, Holladay, Millcreek, Sugarhouse, Murray, Midvale, West Jordan, South Jordan, Taylorsville, Riverton, West Valley, Downtown, Avenues, etc. Consultations held outside the greater Salt Lake area will include a $45/hr (roundtrip) travel fee.

Since there is no travel fee for consultations held at Skye's Dog Training facility, most clients choose this neutral ground for observing the dog's behavior and working in a new environment. Specific details about the Skye's Dog Training facility location (including address and directions) can be found on the Facility Information page.

Private Training Rates:

All new clients should register for a two-hour initial session which will include a detailed evaluation to understand the client's goals, dog's temperament, past behavior, etc and a training or behavior modification plan for the client to work with after the session. Cost for the two hour initial session is $220 (a $95 deposit is due upon registration to reserve the session, remaining amount is due the day of the session).

Puppies under 6 months old receive a $20 discount on initial two-hour session! ($95 deposit is still required upon registration)

Follow-up training sessions are always optional and never required with any training plan.

All follow-up sessions are $95 per hour (it is generally recommended that follow-up training is 1 hr, but clients are welcome to book a two-hour follow-up session if desired).

Service/therapy dog evaluations are 1 hour and cost $95 (or FREE if the dog is from a shelter or rescue group, contact me for more information).

There is no extra charge for multiple dogs from the same household sharing a training session.

Private Training Appointment Times

Private training sessions tend to book very quickly and may not be available without advance notice. Everyone who signs up for a training session will be put on the wait list and will be contacted if a spot opens up before their session date.

Available Private Training Sessions*:

All training sessions are currently booked/reserved. Skye's Dog Training will be accepting new clients again starting September 3rd, 2019 (sessions for existing clients will be available again starting August 22nd). The August/September schedule will be posted on the website in early June. Please email me if you would like to be added to the wait list (in case of a possible cancelation and open spot) and/or the notification list to be notified as soon as the August/September schedule is available for registration.

*If you have an urgent training situation and need training assistance before I am available, please visit this website for a list of other qualified trainers who use science-based positive reinforcement techniques: Utah Dog Trainers Alliance

How to book your session: To reserve your appointment time, please register as soon as possible to guarantee your chosen date/time. Please note that a deposit of $95 is required to reserve your spot with the remaining payment (if any, based on lesson type and length) due on the day of the session (cash, check or credit accepted).

Please note that these available dates/times are updated as frequently as possible; however, there is a slight chance that the time you register for will have already been taken before the website could be updated. In such a case, Skye's Dog Training will contact you as soon as possible to schedule a new date or promptly refund your payment if a new date/time cannot be accommodated for you.

You can learn more about Skye's training philosophies and techniques by visiting the "Meet the Trainer" page.