Private Dog Training

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For dogs who need individualized services for behavior issues or issues related to the home environment, owner and head trainer Sarah Surritt and her staff offer private consultations both in your home and on the phone. We specialize in anxiety, fear, reactivity, puppy training, and basic manners. Get Pawsitive also has a wealth of experience helping families prepare for their new baby's arrival and works with other species like horses, cats, and even guinea pigs too!


All private sessions start with an initial consultation, and in-home services can then continue with private one-on-one sessions or day training sessions. Read more about each option below.

Initial In-home Consultation

60-90 minutes

This is the first step when beginning private training. Consults are typically held in your home. During this time we will cover as much information about your dog and get a good grasp on your short and long term goals so we can come up with the best training plan possible. Several topics and exercises you can begin working on right away will also be covered. Whether you've just recently rescued a new dog, brought home a new puppy or perhaps are having some specific behavioral issues you'd like to rectify, an in-home consultation is the perfect first step to get you back on track and focused! 


*A $25 travel fee may apply for some areas.

Virtual Training

Initial Consultation: 30 min or 1 hour

Stuck at home but still understand the importance to train away those naughty behaviors? Live out of state or out of town?  Need a follow-up session?  Don't let time pass you by.  Get a jump start on your training plan with our initial virtual consultation.   We'll connect using Zoom,  an easy-to-use video-conferencing program.  You'll finish our call with clear next steps and tips for getting the well-behaved dog you deserve! 

30 min: $65

1 hr: $125


60 minutes

We come to your home to work with you or your dog alone on specific areas based on findings during the private consultation. Typically sessions are scheduled weekly and are a great option for owners who have time to consistently train with their dog(s) in between coaching sessions. pre-req: private consult.

  • 1 Session: $125

  • 6 Pack: $660

  • 10 Pack: $995


Day Training

For the working, busy owners

No time to train? Have some serious behavior modification to focus on? Day Training is for you!  This option speeds up the learning process by having 2-4 dedicated training sessions/week with the trainer and the dog(s), and one transfer session with the owner. Ideal for the full-time workers or families always on the go! Similar to a "board and train" but your dog can remain in his own comfortable environment, stress-free while receiving concentrated training specific to his behavioral needs to help speed up results.  Day Training is a great solution for specific behaviors such as aggression, fear, separation anxiety or reactivity issues. For optimal results, Day Training usually runs 2-4 weeks.  Pre-req: Private consultation​


Packages available. Initial Consultation Required.

$150-$200 initial consult

Board & Train

For the working, busy owners

Too busy to train?  Do you work full time and need some help with training and care during the day? Maybe you have a new puppy and you're feeling overwhelmed with everything you want to teach him?  Is there a vacation coming up and you're not sure where to have your dog stay? Our board and train option is for you! 

Allow your dog to stay in the comfort of one of our trainers homes (Encinitas or Carlsbad) for training and care. Your dog will be taught using only science-based training techniques, without the use of force. During the training, you will receive periodic updates, videos and photos on your dog’s progress and are welcome to visit any time to check in.  Comfort in a crate already is desired and friendly with other dogs. Choose one of our three packages.


Private Agility Lessons

Packages Available

agility lessons with Patti


30 min: $75

1 hr: $125


Private Canine Good Citizen Warm up Session

Prep session & test Run Through

 1-hour training session and run through of test items in preparation for Canine Good Citizen testing.


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