Private Lessons

At Maplewood Dog Training, our on-site and on-line Private Lessons for Performance Sport Dog Teams are an effective way to advance your agility, rally and obedience goals! *In accordance with the Massachusetts non-essential business order & coronavirus projections for the state, we are working with clients through Remote On-Line Video, Phone and E-mail Private sessions until further notice.

Let us help you with:

  • Beginner Agility Foundation Skills
  • Advanced and Competition Agility Handling including Distance Skills
  • Problem Solving Ring Stress, Hyper-Arousal, Disengagement and Distraction
  • Creating Reliable Behaviors in the Competition Ring
  • Building Confidence in Your Team's Performance
  • Developing Clear Communication with Your Sport Dog
  • Creating Successful Training Plans for Your Performance Goals

Working with instructor Katrin Andberg Hawkins, CBCC-KA, CDBC, you'll gain insight into your dog through the lens of a certified behavior professional and agility nationals winner.  With emphasis on helping teams build solid foundations for high level performance, you'll gain feedback for increasing clarity, communication, focus and reliability in your relationship with your performance dog in and out of the ring.

Note: We do not train, or assist with training, service or assistance dogs at this time.  See this link for resources.

On-Site Private Lesson Services

We work one-on-one with you and your dog on site at our facility. We'll develop a customized training plan, practice essential skills, and set training goals specific to your team's needs.  Agility Specific On-Site Consults are offered outdoors seasonally April – November.  All other consults are offered year round in and out of doors.  Clients are welcome to coordinate with up to 3 other students in semi-privates if they so choose.  Semi-private clients are responsible for organizing division of time and set rates between themselves.

All on-site private lessons include:

  • Training handouts and videos as applicable
  • Personalized training plans after each session
  • Phone and email support for the duration of the training
  • All multi-session training programs include 1 month of complimentary phone and email support after the completion of the training program

Initial Consult - $150
At the initial consult, we'll begin with a discussion of your dog's background, behavior history, and your training goals, assess and observe your team's current skills and you'll receive a series of initial exercises to practice at home. The initial consult is 60-90 minutes in length.

On-Site Follow Up Private Consults
Cost - $100 per hour
Three-Session Package - $285
Five-Session Package - $465

On-Site Brief Follow Up Private Consult
$50 per 30 min (no package discount options)

On-Line Private Consults

Can't make it to our site? We offer remote consultations as well!   Choose between Video Chat or E-mail only.

On-Line Private Consult Sessions Include:

  • Either a 45-60 min scheduled Video Chat Consultation or an E-mail response with recommendations, handouts and instruction videos as applicable to the goals and materials you provide in your submitted Intake Form
  • Review and Consultation of up to 10 minutes of pre-recorded video per session
  • Personalized training plans after each session

On-Line Private Consults
Video Chat Consultation or E-mail Response Consultation - $85
Three-Session Package - $240

Person shaking paws with a black poodleKatrin Andberg Hawkins is a miracle-worker.  In every class session, my dog learns to do something I thought she would never do.  And Katrin doesn't teach her.  She teaches me to teach her.  Her name has become a magic word in my house.  Every time I say "Katrin," my dog jumps up and rushes to the door, squealing with joy to get to another class. Beyond the magic for my dog, working with Katrin has been an amazing adventure for my own brain.  She is so smart and wise about dogs and people - a perfect mentor for the awesome, two-sided creativity of inter-species communication." - Chris R., Sharon, MA

Yellow lab lying in the grass with a toyKatrin and I have worked together remotely via her web chat private lessons.  She is a remarkable trainer whose knowledge base goes well beyond the “how-to”. She is skilled in canine theory, development, and body language, and is able to put together the whole picture in a way that is easy for the client to understand and fun for the dog. Katrin gives wonderful, constructive feedback, is quick to assess any environmental barriers or tiny quirks in my body language that many be interfering with my dog’s ability to understand.  My relationship and bond with my dog has strengthened ten-fold since we began working with her. She is truly an expert, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who is as competent or as compassionate. I get asked all the time how my dog and I are able to do what we do, and I just smile and say, “We have Katrin!” - Erica R., Buffalo, NY