$250.00 USD

By purchasing this session, you agree to the following Terms, Conditions, and Liability Waiver:

1. Savvy City Dog  will endeavor to create as safe an environment as possible for the training of my dog and will endeavor to offer only sound, safe, and responsible training and training instructions.  However, I recognize that Savvy City Dog is not responsible for any unintentional errors, omissions, or incorrect assertions.  I understand that the recommendation of any other product or service is not a guarantee of my satisfaction with that product or service.  Further, I am and will remain responsible for the actions of my dog at all times.  I hereby agree to abide by the rules and policies of Savvy City Dog training sessions as set forth in this contract. I understand that attendance of dog training sessions is not without risk to myself, members of my family, guests who may attend, or to my dog.  In consideration of, and as inducement to the acceptance of my application for training membership in this program, I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless Savvy City Dog its officers, directors, instructors, agents, employees and/or representatives of any and all claims, or claims by any member of my family, or accompanying guests of mine of injury, expense, costs or damages to myself, my dog or any handler sponsored by me both in class and out of class.  In addition, I agree that I will defend and indemnify the Savvy City Dog for any injury, expense, costs or damages to any dog handlers or dogs, whether sponsored by me or not, or to third parties arising out of my own actions or the actions of my dog.  I have read the above-stated provisions and agree to accept those responsibilities. 

2. Private sessions must be used within one month from purchase date.  Each session purchased extends this time frame for one additional month.  So, a single session would have to be used within one month from the purchase date.  Three sessions would have to be used within three months from purchase date.  If you know you will need additional time, exceptions may be made, please contact [email protected] for more information.           

3. My dog is current on his/her Rabies vaccination. (Or, puppies under 16 weeks are on the appropriate vaccination schedule.)       

4. My dog is physically healthy and free of parasites.

5. Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds given for sessions purchased and not completed.

6. Outdoor Sessions: Outdoor sessions can not be completed during temperatures below 30 degrees, during rain, or during snow.  If you would like your session to be conducted outdoors, please check the weather in advance and reschedule as needed.  Sessions may be rescheduled with 24 hours’ notice.                                   

7. Media: I consent and agree that Savvy City Dog, its employees, or agents can take photographs or recordings of me, guests or family of mine, and my dog, and to use these in any and all media now or hereafter known, for the purpose of communications and marketing. 

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In-Person Session (1 Hr)

Want to unlock your dog's potential? Learn directly with Michelle, and achieve the fastest results possible.

Michelle will come to your home and your neighborhood and spend a session working hands-on with you and your dog! 

Because of the ever-changing recommendations and concerns about Covid-19 and the Delta variant, we will be closely watching and following CDC guidance for in-person sessions. At this time, all sessions will be conducted outdoors, unless there is a pressing reason to meet indoors (if this is the case, please email [email protected] ahead of time and we can discuss!).


**PLEASE NOTE: Before purchasing a private session, please email [email protected] to confirm that you are located in our service area and that Michelle can accommodate you in her schedule.


In-person sessions are ideal for:

  • Obedience with distractions
  • Reactivity work
  • Puppy biting
  • Crate training (we can do this one outdoors if you can bring your crate outdoors, though we could also do a working Zoom session as well)
  • Loose leash walking
  • Problem behaviors like hyperactivity, jumping, mouthing, and more!

What you'll get:

  • A 1-hour in-person lesson
  • A thorough email follow up with homework

*Sessions can be held at a park in NW DC if you do not live in the immediate area; however, those sessions may be less effective, as your dog will be distracted by the new environment.


Once you book your session, please fill out a Behavior History.

If you have a puppy under 6 months, you can do that here https://savvycitydog.com/puppy-behavior-history/

If your dog is over 6 months, please fill out your history here https://savvycitydog.com/full-behavior-history