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dog training 

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

We use science, not intimidation or pain, to help your dog shine. 

How can we work with your dog to transform your life?



Sit, stay, down, recall (coming when called), leave it, walking nicely on leash

Basic Obedience

Polite greetings, impulse control (jumping on guests, food monsters), mouthing

Puppy Training

Housebreaking, crate-training, socialization, proper chewing habits

Easing Fear and Anxiety

Improving fear of strangers, car rides, separation anxiety and more!

Improving Walking Skills

Barking and lunging on leash (leash reactivity), pulling, heel

Senior and Special Needs Dogs 

Sight and hearing loss, physical disabilities, cognitive disfunction

Separation Anxiety

Teaching a dog to be comfortable when alone and overcoming barking, howling, destruction, elimination and other signs of fear and panic.  

Our Separation Anxiety Dog Training Program is unique. Find more here.

Step-by-step dog training plans are personalized to each individual case.

Choose from one of our training options below!

Nina poodle stay

Owner Coaching

This approach is great for hands-on owners who want to participate in their dog's education. 

Our professional dog trainers will work one-on-one with you and your dog to teach you new skills and improve your communication*.

$150/75-min initial consultation

$135/1-hr follow-up dog training session

*Please note that we can provide you with a minimum estimate of training time but every dog is different and may require more or less time for learning or rehabilitation.

Linus stay on stairs

Virtual Dog Training

This approach is ideal for preparing for a new pet and for working with certain behavior problems.** This approach saves you money without sacrificing any of the expertise or benefits of our other training options. 

Meet with our head trainer via a free videoconferencing platform in a live virtual behavior consultation and receive a customized training plan.

$120/1-hr training consultation

$180/1-hr training consultation + customized training plan



In what seems like no time, [Modern Hound] helped us train Mookie so that she alerts us when she needs to go out, walks well on a leash, comes when she’s called and will not run away off leash. We’re so happy we found Modern Hound! [They] are worth every penny and we know we have an ally we can call with any questions.
— Sherry B. and Mookie
Over our five sessions we have seen an absolute night and day change in Tully’s behavior. There is no way we could have accomplished this on our own...
— Annemarie L. and Tully