Problem Solving

K9 Prep School’s private in-home dog training program helps you focus on solving unwanted behaviors where they occur most frequently—at home, on walks or other locations! We will work on your dog’s manners in real-world situations.

Teach basic skills
  • Paying attention to you
  • Coming when called
  • Politely greeting people
  • Behaving politely around other dogs
  • Allow grooming and handling
  • Acting confidently around unfamiliar people, places, or things
  • Other advanced obedience exercises
Avert unwanted behaviors
  • Jumping up
  • Counter surfing
  • Pulling when walking on leash
  • Resource guarding
  • Mouthing & biting
  • Nuisance barking
  • Other unique issues


We will first start with a comprehensive consultation. Topics covered at the consultation includes:

Behavior Assessment
  • Observe and discuss your dog’s behavior
  • Identify possible root cause(s) for unwanted behavior
  • Discuss management techniques to prevent predictable problems
Goal & Plan Development
  • Define the behaviors that you want your dog to start, stop, and continue doing
  • Review obedience commands and other methods to address unwanted behaviors
  • Examine training equipment options
Review Dog Training Materials
  • Problem solving flowchart linking problem behaviors to obedience solutions
  • Obedience commands training manual
  • Training log to track training progress
Jump Start Lesson
  • Install “marker” system – simple language that allows you to communicate with your dog
  • Techniques to get your dog’s attention & engagement
  • Working on your dog’s self-control
  • Begin shaping desired behaviors

Program Details

  • At first, lessons are held in the comfort and convenience of your own home
  • In-home lessons provide environmental control to maximize learning
  • Then learned skills will be applied at the appropriate venue (e.g., home, on-walks, etc.)
  • You schedule your own lessons using K9 Prep School’s online calendar
  • Each lesson lasts approximately 60 – 75 minutes
  • The price for each lesson is $60
  • Payment is due at the end of the lesson
  • Credit cards or electronic payment are not currently accepted

Call 317-709-4155 or email for more information or to schedule a consultation.
The consultation is offered only within the K9 Prep School service area.