Private, customized dog training from the comfort of your own home.

Strengthen your bond. Address specific behaviors. Enrich your dog's life.

Virtual one-on-one sessions include:

✔️ Personalized training plan from a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant

✔️ Lifetime access to in-depth resources

✔️ Demonstrations and video examples to help you learn

✔️ Real-time feedback from your trainer

✔️ Video recording of your private session — rewatch anytime

✔️ Follow-up training support via text & email

✔️ Schedule as many sessions as you'd like, when you need them

60-minute coaching session $95

60-minute sessions are perfect for:

  • First session
  • In-depth coaching
  • Live demonstrations
  • Working on multiple training cues
  • Addressing complex behavioral issues
30-minute session $50

30-minute sessions are ideal for:

  • Follow-up sessions
  • Real-time feedback for your training mechanics
  • Working on one particular training cue
  • Specific questions about a problem behavior

Multi-session packages are best for:

  • Long-term training goals or behavioral issues
  • Resource guarding cases
  • Leash reactivity behavior
  • Aggression
  • Separation Anxiety

Package includes 4 sessions:

(2) 60-minute sessions

(2) 30-minute sessions

One-on-One Coaching Sessions Are Perfect For:
  • Families with new puppies or newly-adopted dogs
  • Learning basic manners and obedience cues, intermediate and advanced skills
  • Addressing specific problem behaviors, such as digging, destructive chewing, or jumping
  • Dogs who get nervous in group classes or around new people
  • Treating canine separation anxiety
  • Providing enrichment for dogs of all ages, puppy to senior!
  • Creating positive interactions with other animals
  • Working on resource guarding behaviors around food, toys, etc.
  • Lessening stress during trips to the veterinarian or groomer
  • Teaching you how to teach your dog
  • And so much more!

Meet Your Dog Trainer

Cathy Madson


As a dog trainer and canine behavior consultant, Cathy strives to help humans and their pets build a strong relationship based on trust and clear communication through force-free dog training methods. With over 12 years of experience, she has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of dogs and on a wide variety of behavioral challenges.

Beyond companion dog training, her specialties include canine separation anxiety, leash reactivity, and dog aggression. She currently shares her life with her partner and his 9-year-old son, who adores their two Welsh Cardigan Corgis, Sookie and Fozzie Bear.

Read more about Cathy and check out her coaching style here...

Frequently Asked Questions

What session length is right for me?

30-minute sessions are a perfect option if you have specific questions about one or two dog training skills or problem behaviors. These shorter sessions are a good choice for follow-up "check in" sessions, or as an initial consultation for basic training.

60-minute sessions allow Cathy to provide you with more in-depth coaching and live demonstrations. If your dog has behavioral issues or you have questions about a variety of training cues or behaviors, choose a 60-minute coaching session.

If your dog is struggling with separation anxiety, leash reactivity, resource guarding, or other behavior issues that require long-term management and treatment, a multi-session package is your best choice. Multi-session packages are also a great idea if you're wanting to work through basic obedience cues, intermediate cues, or advanced skills - much as you would a weekly training class.

How do I schedule my appointment?

Upon purchasing a training session, you'll be able to immediately schedule your session with Cathy on the post-checkout screen.

Sessions are held via Zoom. You will receive a unique zoom meeting link via email.

Can I purchase more than one training session?

Absolutely! If you find yourself in need of coaching more than once, simply purchase an individual session again or save money by purchasing a multi-session package.

If you're unsure how many to purchase, Cathy will help you determine how many sessions you might need and how often during your initial consultation.

Do you offer in-person private dog training?

Yes! Cathy offers in-person private dog training sessions for the North Seattle area. Learn more about scheduling an in-person session and her service area here.

What dog training methods do we use?

Training should be fun for both you and your dog! Our training methods are force-free and focus on positive reinforcement — this will help you build a strong and trusting relationship with your dog. You'll learn how to read canine body language and better communicate with your dog so they actually listen to you.

Positive training doesn't mean permissive — you'll learn how to use effective consequences that don't rely on using force, pain, fear, or intimidation.

Positive training isn't just about food treats — although they are a powerful tool. You'll learn how to figure out what your dog finds rewarding besides food, and how to use this to get behavior you want!

Does my dog have to participate in the session?

Not necessarily! Your coaching session might be focused on answering your specific questions about potty training, separation anxiety, or helping you plan out your home setup for training success. These types of coaching sessions do not require that your dog be actively participating the entire time — they can hang out on their comfy dog bed while we chat.

For basic obedience training, or if you're dealing with an issue that would be helped with certain training skills, I'll ask you to call your dog over to join us to practice. This way I can provide you with real-time feedback so you can feel confident in your dog training skills.

Can more than one person participate in the coaching session?

Absolutely! The more members of your household involved in your dog's training the better! However, one-on-one coaching sessions are limited to household members or pre-approved caregivers only (e.g. dog walker or pet sitter).

Can I get a refund if I'm unhappy with my purchase?

Virtual private dog training sessions are non-refundable.

If you cannot attend your scheduled private training session, please let us know no later than 24 hours prior to your scheduled session. If we do not receive a reschedule request at least 24 hours before your session, it will be considered a no-show. Rescheduling requests are limited to once per student per session purchased.

As stated in Teachable's Terms of Use, Coaching IS NOT covered by Teachable's 30-day student refund policy.

Have Questions?

We're here to help!

Email any questions about our workshops or one-on-one coaching to [email protected]