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Hours, Location, Pricing, and More…


2pm-9pm  –We schedule Private Lessons during these hours Monday – Friday with some openings on either Saturday or Sunday (actual available time blocks vary by day).  All of our Day Training appointments are scheduled between 9-10am  (for the trainer and dog session, transition session times are treated like Private Lessons.

Our Group Classes are typically held Saturday mornings.


We do not have a facility of our own.  Our classes are held at North Pittsburgh Animal Behavior located in Gibsonia (North Hills) and we do teach classes at Humane Animal Rescue (formerly Western PA Humane Society) on the North Shore.  All private lessons are held at the home of our clients or at public areas near their homes.


Lessons can be purchased singularly and paid for at each lesson or students can commit to a package of lessons which are pre-paid during the first lesson for a small quantity discount.   We accept cash, checks*, Paypal, or Visa/Master Card/American Express/Discover credit cards via a Paypal phone application. (*We have a strict bounced check policy).


There are two types of private training packages available, Custom Training packages  and Pre-Designed Training packages.  Custom Training Packages are 100% customizable and are perfect for dogs with special behavioral needs, for multi-dog homes with many different behavior challenges, dogs with very specific training needs, or dogs whose needs will not be met with our Pre-Designed packages.  Pre-Designed packages all have specific curriculum designed and are more like a class that will teach a certain set of skills.  The skills in these packages are pretty well set, though there is some flexibility, but the training is still individual and catered to the dog as an individual.

For our Custom Training Packages: we have set up a pricing system to reward students who prepay and commit to larger quantity of lessons–the larger the package you purchase the lower per-lesson cost.  Custom Lesson Packages

For our Pre-designed Training Packages:  See our Training Packages page for pricing for our most popular packages or contact us for the full listing.

Training Philosophy:

For a detailed explanation, check out our Training Philosophy page.

About the Trainer:

For a detailed biography of Tena, visit the About the Trainer page.

Training Service Area:     

Our service areas are based on driving miles from our HQ–so the miles it takes us to actually drive from HQ to your home.  Our main service area includes clients within 20 driving miles from our HQ.  We understand that finding a quality dog trainer in the outlying communities can be quite the struggle so we do have an expanded coverage area for clients between 20mi-35mi driving miles for an extra travel fee.  Our travel fee is the national mileage rate (currently $.55/mi round trip) and helps offset the additional time driving to your location (time that cannot be available to other students) and the additional gas.

Here is a map with our approximate service areas:

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