Private Training

We offer in-person training in Durham, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, NC and online-training worldwide.

Private Training Lessons allow for a customized approach and are offered in-person and also online. We are experts at working with families with new puppies, ongoing behavior issues like fear, aggression or separation anxiety.   Our modern, force-free training emphasizes trust and cooperation.

Our training sessions start with a discussion of your dog’s history, behavior and your training goals. In this meeting we will give you immediate help to understand and start working with your dog in more effective ways.

Afterwards, we continue a creative way of working together to accomplish your goals. We are able to provide fun and custom tailored guidance and coaching for you and your dog safely and efficiently. Clients who have been working with us are continually impressed with how our training gives them exactly what they need!

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IN PERSON LESSONS ~ in Durham, NC and surrounding area

Jordaan or Pamela will come to your home or another agreed location and help you on-site, in-person with common behavior problems and goals!  This is a 90 min session initially ($175) and follow up sessions are 1 hour ($125). 


We start with an initial assessment over Zoom ($175/ 90 mins) where I get to know more about you and your dog.  We discuss history, identify behavior concerns and I give you management strategies for any issues.  After this initial meeting, we can move forward with a subscription plan ($600/ month) to help reach your goals.  We develop a training plan for you that evolves as we go – you gain awesome training skills and a more effective and cooperative relationship with your dog!  This online model also allows for flexibility of schedule, asynchronous learning with 5 day a week access to your trainer!  Because we are in contact more frequently, this method allows for consistency of practice (the key to effective training) and results can be even more effective!  Just complete our inquiry form 

Learn a little more about online training here: 


FEES:  Initial consultation (1.5 hours) $175    Follow-up sessions (1 hour) $125   4 Week Online Training Packages $600

Private training can address the following issues.

  • New Puppy: Setting you and your pup up for success!
  • Separation Anxiety or Isolation Distress
  • Recall: Come When You Call
  • House Manners and Leash-Walking
  • Barrier Frustration/Leash Aggression
  • Fear and Aggression Towards Other People and Dogs
  • Preparing for Arrival of Baby  

Looking for a group class?

Pamela and Jordaan offer a unique, fun and enriching Puppy Play and Train for pups 9-20weeks of age.  

Jordaan teaches Puppy Relationship Building Fundamentals and Relationship Building Fundamentals (classes for pups and adults).  

We teach at Whole Dog Institute – check it out!