Private Lessons

Your Dog's Success Story Begins Here

Private Lessons: Convenient, Cost-Effective, and Customized

Training Facility:
4912 Skyway Drive
Manhattan, KS 66503

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday / 7:00am-6:00pm

Call us: 913-717-6111


Please note: We only have phone support during office hours (Mon-Friday 7 AM-6 PM). The best way to contact us 24/7 is to message us through your online client portal.

MuttSchool offers a personalized solution for your dog’s training needs. An experienced MuttSchool instructor will provide a tailored, comprehensive and customizable training experience to help you meet you build a strong foundation for your dog while meeting your training goals.

1. We teach more than just “commands”.

At MuttSchool, we believe in empowering your dog to make appropriate choices instead of teaching them to strictly follow commands. Our innovative training approach goes beyond teaching the basic “sit, down, stay, come and heel” (although we do that, too.) Our methods set us apart because we utilize an effective and personalized approach, rooted in behavioral science, to teach your dog FUNdamental life concepts such as:

  • problem solving
  • calmness
  • focus
  • disengagement
  • confidence
  • proximity
  • and more.

At MuttSchool, we teach you and your dog a variety of fun and engaging exercises that you can incorporate into your daily routine. These exercises, take only a few minutes a day, and can have a transformative impact on your relationship with your dog.

2. We personalize training methods to fit your dog’s unique personality and learning style.

At MuttSchool, our trainers understand the significance of tailoring our training methods to your dog’s unique strengths and weaknesses. We firmly believe in the principle of training the dog in front of us, recognizing that every canine companion possesses its own set of characteristics and learning style. Instead of relying on generic, one-size-fits-all approaches, we work closely with you to assess your dog’s specific needs and personality traits. By doing so, we can craft a customized training plan that leverages your dog’s strengths while addressing their weaknesses. This individualized approach not only enhances the effectiveness of the training but also strengthens the bond between you and your four-legged friend, ensuring a more fulfilling and successful learning experience for both you and your beloved pet.

3. We deliver value, expertise, and convenience.

Private lessons at MuttSchool offer exceptional value for both you and your canine companion. Our tailored approach ensures individual attention, allowing us to focus on your dog’s unique needs and behavior challenges. With a team of expert trainers, we bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to every session, guaranteeing the most effective training methods for your dog. What’s more, our flexible scheduling options, whether in-home or at our training center, offer you the utmost convenience. We understand the importance of getting real value for your investment, and that’s why our private lessons are designed to deliver tangible results. Prioritize your dog’s progress, convenience, and your hard-earned money by choosing MuttSchool for private dog training.

Private in-home
1 hour lessons with varying package lengths

Personalized Private Lessons

With our Personalized Private Lessons you can build a solid training foundation for your dog while scheduling at your convenience and at a location of your choosing—our facility, your home (travel fees may apply) or other agreed on locations. You and your dog will be working one-on-one with a MuttSchool instructor without the distraction of other dogs or strangers that you might encounter in group classes.

PACKAGE of 6 private lessons — SAVE 10%

GRADUATE from a grade level!

You have the freedom to personalize these private lessons according to your preferences, or you can opt to follow our predefined training curriculum for any of our grade levels. These sessions can be adapted to maintain a uniform training method for everyone in your household, including the inclusion of children in the learning process. They are versatile enough to address issues specific to your home environment or to ADD-ON additional household dogs for a small charge.

Expiration: You have 12 weeks to complete this 6 session package.

PACKAGE of 3 private lessons

Make a seamless transition

“Seamless Transitions” is a package of three private lessons designed to help you acclimate your household to a new puppy, integrate a baby into your family of existing dogs, or ease the adjustment of your dogs to a fresh environment. Utilize a lesson before and then soon after the event. The third lesson is a follow up with your trainer a couple weeks later to create a future training plan to work through any challenges you may be having. With our “Seamless Transitions” program, you can embrace life’s most beautiful transformations with confidence knowing that you and your dogs are in caring hands.

Expiration: You have 6 weeks to complete this 3 session package.

We offer discounted packages on many of our services when you buy in bulk.
Discounted Packages
  • 1 hour lessons
  • Scheduled at your convenience
  • Choose a location of your choice (travel fees may apply)
  • Get the kids involved!
  • ADD-ON additional household dogs (extra charge)
  • Individual lessons available at $100 each
30 minute


Elevate your dog’s training experience with TutorTrain, a one-on-one, 30-minute private lesson led by your MuttSchool trainer. TutorTrain focuses on efficient and effective learning which is ideal for refining foundational or Discovery Dog Sports skills, or offering personalized support between group classes. Whether you’re aiming to enhance your dog’s performance or address specific training challenges, TutorTrain provides a tailored approach to meet you and your dog’s individual needs. 

PACKAGE of 12 thirty-minute lessons


Reaching fluency in a skill often takes multiple 30 minute sessions. We provide a cost-effective Tutor Train package consisting of 12 discounted sessions.

Expiration: You have 12 weeks to complete this 12 session package.

12 thirty-minute lessons
  • 30-minute lessons
  • Scheduled 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
  • Only available at the MuttSchool Training Center.
  • One dog per lesson
  • Two people per dog.
  • Purchase a package of 12 and SAVE!
  • Individual TutorTrains available at $50 each.

Training Tips

from MuttSchool Magazine
Is it safe to bring a young puppy to a group class?
Is it safe to bring a young puppy to a group class?

Veterinarians specializing in behavior recommend that owners take advantage of every safe opportunity to expose young puppies to the great variety of stimuli that they will experience in their lives. Enrolling in puppy classes prior to three months of age can be an excellent means of improving training, strengthening the human-animal bond, and socializing puppies in an environment where risk of illness can be minimized.

A Guide to Socializing Your Puppy
A Guide to Socializing Your Puppy

Socializing your puppy is an investment in their future well-being and happiness. The effort you put into providing positive experiences during their early developmental stages will shape their behavior and outlook on the world. Remember that every puppy is unique, so tailor the socialization process to their individual needs and comfort level. With patience, consistency, and a lot of love, you'll be well on your way to raising a confident, well-adjusted canine companion who is ready to embrace the world alongside you.