Private Dog Training Lessons in Cleveland & Akron, OH

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About Our Private Lessons Dog Training

Whether working on basic obedience commands, addressing specific behavioral issues, or striving for advanced skills, our expert trainers guide you through every step! With flexible scheduling options and sessions conducted in the comfort of your own home or preferred location, private lessons offer convenience and flexibility to fit seamlessly into your busy lifestyle.  

Benefits of Private Lessons

  • Customized Training Plans: Unlike group classes, private lessons allow a personalized training plan focusing on your dog’s needs and goals. Whether working on obedience commands, addressing behavioral issues, or preparing for specific activities like therapy work or agility competitions, the training plan meets your objectives.
  • Individualized Feedback: During private lessons, the trainer can provide immediate feedback and guidance tailored to your dog’s behavior and progress. This personalized feedback helps reinforce desired behaviors and corrects any issues in real time, leading to more effective and efficient training outcomes.
  • Addressing Specific Issues: Private lessons are ideal for addressing specific behavioral issues or challenges that may be difficult to address in a group setting. Whether it’s leash reactivity, separation anxiety, or fear-based behaviors, the trainer can focus on addressing these issues directly and developing strategies to manage and modify them effectively.
  • Flexibility: Private lessons offer flexibility in scheduling, allowing you to choose times and locations that are convenient for you. This flexibility is especially beneficial for busy individuals with unpredictable schedules or specific training needs that cannot be met through group classes.
  • Graduation Group Classes: Beyond the private sessions, our programs extend to group classes after graduation. This ensures that your dog’s learned behaviors are solidified even around distractions, making their obedience solid and reliable.

Get ready to unleash your dog’s full potential and embark on an exciting journey of learning and growth together! Contact us to get started.

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Any Age. Any Breed. Any Problem.

We train all dogs, regardless of age, breed, or behavioral issue. Whether you're looking to start your puppy on a path to lifelong success or want to teach your older dog some new tricks, we've got you covered.

Obedience & Behavior Management

We provide individualized one-on-one dog training programs tailored to meet your unique goals and specific needs.

Group Training

Our follow-up group training continues after our one-on-one training programs to ensure you and your dog continue to achieve your training goals.

Meet Our

Trainers & Staff

Our certified Sit Means Sit Dog Training staff has extensive experience in resolving dog obedience issues such as:
  • Jumping
  • Barking
  • Leash Pulling
  • Counter surfing
  • People aggression
  • Dog aggression
  • New Puppy Problems
  • Housebreaking
  • Basic Commands
  • High Energy
  • Anxiety
  • And More!
Learn more about our team or jump-start your training by scheduling a free evaluation today!
Paul Pollock

Paul Pollock Owner, Training Director

I learned about Sit Means Sit dog training while I was living in Denver, Colorado. I was looking for a dog trainer and was referred to Sit Means Sit by a man I met in a dog park. I was so impressed with the free demonstration they showed me. As amazing as it was, I… Read More

Rachel Blose

Rachel Blose Director of Operations

I joined the Sit Means Sit team in the fall of 2010. As the proud owner of two St. Bernard/Rottweiler mixes, I was eager to get my dogs into training shortly after I started my career with the company. My dogs would jump on everyone and everything they could! They counter surfed, dug through the… Read More

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Our dog had the absolute best experience with all of the trainers at Sit Means Sit. We started with puppy training and then moved into distraction training. Our pup loved her instruction and developed exponentially week over week. We also appreciate the time spent with us to provide us with the knowledge and skills to continue her training at home. We are also so pleased to have the option for group classes too and will be attending regularly!

- Katie N.
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I rescued/adopted an English bull terrier from the APL. Out of all my rescues, she was the most difficult and challenging, to the point where I thought she may not be a good fit with my other dogs. I decided to try sit means sit, and it was a true game changer after the first lesson. They establish boundaries for her and restored balance to the house. They were a true lifesaver! Highly Recommended!

- Robert P.
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