Private Lessons

A 60 minute lessons for you and your dog that can occur at Tails-A-Wagging or in your home. We can address a multitude of issues.

Private Lessons

We have several trainers on staff that can address a multitude of issues, including:

  • barking
  • chewing
  • digging
  • jumping up
  • crate training
  • separation anxiety
  • walking politely on a leash
  • anxiety at the veterinary hospital or groomer
  • riding in the car
  • adapting to a new baby in the home
  • potty issues
  • new puppy
  • off leash abilities and much more!

We have specific trainers who address biting, growling, fear, and reactive (lunging/barking at other dogs and/or people)behaviors, so call us or check out our staff bios to see who could be a good fit
All dogs and their families have individual needs and abilities. It’s important to understand your dog may need more than one lesson to accomplish your goals- but might be able to help you with just one session. Once we have met your dog, we will have a much better understanding of your dog’s needs and expectations.

One of our trainers will work with you to discuss training goals and expectations and formulate a training plan specifically for your dog. Private lessons provide individual training instruction to enhance skills learned in class, to accelerate learning, or to provide instruction for those students who are unable to attend group classes. They are perfect for the new dog owner, the busy family, and anyone else who enjoys a fast-paced, self-directed learning environment.

PLEASE NOTE: even if we have met your dog before, via other training classes or lessons, we still ask that you update the questions in your Paw Partner account about your dog. This is so we can have the most up to date behavioral information about your dog to better achieve your class goals

$95 for a lesson at Tails & $105.00 for a lesson in your home
1 hour session

In-Home Lesson fee above ($105) are for locations within Bellingham City limits.

All in-home lessons outside of Bellingham City Limits will be charged an additional travel fee.  Those fees are as follows:

  • Unincorporated Bellingham: $15.00
  • Ferndale: $20.00
  • Custer: $25.00
  • Deming: $25.00
  • Blaine: $30
  • Birch Bay: $30
  • Lynden: $30
  • Sumas: $30
  • Maple Falls: $30
  • Glacier: $30

We also can occasionally do lessons in Mount Vernon, (only with trainer Jen)

please call us at 360-733-7387 to discuss the travel fee before booking online, if you have any questions.

Sign up. Private Lessons

Lessons offer at Tails-A-Wagging

  • Cam offers lessons on Tuesdays at 10 am
  • Jen offers lessons on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10 am
  • Rae offers lessons on Sundays
  • Lea offers lessons by request only, please  email us here
  • Lauren offers lessons by request only, please email us here


Lessons offered in your home

  • Cam offers lessons on Tuesdays at 12 noon
  • Jen offers lessons on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:30 am, 3:30 pm, and 5 pm
  • Lauren offers lessons by request only, please email us here
  • Rae offers lessons by request only, please email us here


1. Choose a start date

Private Lessons are taught by:






pop over to our app,Paw Partner to see start dates on the above trainer’s calendar.

Class Rules.

All dogs signed up for any of our obedience classes are required to be current on their vaccines, including DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies (if over 20 weeks old).

DHPP, is a combination vaccine, it protects your dog from Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus. Bordetella guards your dog against Kennel Cough, a highly contagious air borne virus in dogs. Rabies is a fatal disease in mammals and is required by law for all dogs. You will be required to show written proof of vaccines prior to the first class.

All puppies are to be as current as they can be, for their age, on their vaccines. This means puppies do not have to be completed on their vaccine series, just as far along as they can be.

We accept vaccines given by your veterinarian only, no final vaccines given by a breeder or owner-administered vaccines will be accepted.


Give us a call! (360) 733-7387 or send us an email.