865 River Road, Shelton, CT 06484

203-209-3712

Dawn's Mom with her first dog Patches CIRCA 1956

Private Dog Training

You want a well-trained dog but your hands are full. We understand.

Let One Smart Dog take the leash.​​​

Day Training Service

Let us do the hard work for you! We can train your dog in your own home and neighborhood, whether it’s some basic manners or part of a behavior modification plan for a more serious behavior problem.

You do not have to be present for these sessions! At the end of each week we will schedule an Owner Transfer session. An Owner Transfer session is where we teach you the skills to attain the same results we have achieved during the week.


  • Day Training programs are customized for each individual owner/ dog situation. Though the program is designed for the trainer to do the bulk of the work, the owner is required to follow management instructions and practice some training exercises during the week.
  • Day Training uses a combination of intensive hands on training sessions, play, and exercise to achieve a well behaved pet.
  • Includes a folder with detailed handouts customized for your dog and situation.
  • One Smart Dog is fully insured.



Why should I choose day training?

  • Because you’re busy.
  • Because you want a well-behaved dog but don’t want to be a dog trainer.
  • Because it’s fast.
  • Because it’s effective.
  • Because it takes place in your home or wherever you’re experiencing difficulty.


What is day training like for my dog?

Fun! We use all positive reinforcement so learning is effective—and a blast.
Safe. Our methods are based on the most current dog training practices.

STEP 1: INITIAL TRAINING CONSULT: $100


A 60-90 minute consultation that includes an assessment of your dog, a determination of which day training package will be most effective for you, the opportunity to discuss goals and ask questions, and we’ll begin training that day as well! Training plans and follow-up support are provided throughout the duration of all day training packages.

STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR DAY TRAINING PACKAGE


Option 1: Puppy Package  $1550

 One month package to get your puppy a critical training and socialization foundation, with a pre-planned curriculum including socialization and handling activities, sit, down, coming when called, potty training, crate training, touch, leash walking, and more. (Includes 16 sessions – 3 training sessions a week for four weeks, plus one 60 minute “owner transfer” sessions each week). 


Option 2: Foundations Package $1650

One month package to build a solid behavioral foundation for your adult dog, with a pre-planned curriculum including sit, down, stay, coming when called, leave it, wait, loose leash walking, heel, and more. (Includes 16 sessions – 3 training sessions a week for four weeks, plus one 60 minute “owner transfer” session each week). 


Option 3: Custom Package

We’ll tailor a custom one-month day training package to your dog’s specific needs. Contact us for details.



Family Coaching Sessions

Private in-home training consists of sessions in your home, local park, pet store, or any place you feel you need help.  Sessions are one hour and we discuss goals during your initial visit so that we can customize a program for you and your dog.  Homework is given after each session and a folder is supplied for all the dogs documents.

Coaching sessions are recommended for dog owners that have the time to work with their dogs each week. It is great option for dogs in need of basic manners.

Some common behavior problems:

House soiling

  • Barking
  • Chewing
  • Nipping
  • Jumping
  • Pulling on leash
  • Hyper dogs
  • Stealing objects
  • Door dashing
  • Not coming when called


 Private Coaching Session Rates:
1 session $125.00
1 session @ OSD facility $100.00
3 sessions $350.00
3 sessions @ OSD facility $300.00
5 sessions $575.00
5 sessions @ OSD facility $500.00
7 sessions $ 800.00
7 sessions @ OSD facility $700.00