Enjoy one on one time with a professional trainer!

At Howling Moon Pet Care we believe personal attention in the comfort of your own home is essential, after all, this is where you will likely enjoy most of your life together with your pet!

Private lessons, in person or virtually, give you and your dog one on one attention with an experienced, certified trainer.  We will work one on one with your family to assess your goals and implement a customized training plan, then guide you through the training process and offer follow-up support.

We have two separate options for in home private lessons.  The first option is our Essential Manners Program or basic obedience and puppy training with a certified professional dog trainer.  During basic obedience and puppy training sessions we cover topics such as potty training, crate training, cues such as sit, down, come, stay, leave it, loose leash walking, door manners and more.  The second option is behavior modification training with a behavior specialist.  During behavior modification sessions we cover topics such as leash reactivity, resource guarding, extreme fear, separation anxiety, and dog-dog aggression.  If you are not sure which option you are in need of, reach out and we would be happy to help you decide.

All clients should start with a consultation where we will evaluate your dog’s needs and make a package recommendation.  We offer lessons in packages for your convenience or you can choose to pay as you go. Our packages are customized to your family’s specific goals; we will address the skills you need to enjoy life with your dog!

Note: All packages include training support via text or email during the completion of your package. The program and all of its bonuses will expire four months after the purchase date. Additional travel fees may apply depending on your location.

Essential Manners Initial Private Lesson Consult – $175

Individual Follow Up Private Lessons – $155

Bronze Package

Three Private Lessons


Silver Package

Five Private Lessons


Gold Package

Seven Private Lessons


Please note: Within 24-48 hours after completion of the intake form, you will receive an email to schedule your Initial Consultation.  On an individual basis, it may be determined that your dog will need and benefit from Behavioral Modification services, and additional fees may apply.

Behavioral Modification Initial Private Lesson Consult – $185

Individual Follow Up Private Lessons – $170

Bronze Package

Three Private Lessons


Silver Package

Five Private Lessons


Gold Package

Seven Private Lessons


Private Lesson Programs

Essential Manners or Behavior Modification Training

We proudly serve these areas of North Carolina with in home private lessons:  Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Wake Forest, Knightdale, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Rolesville, Louisburg, Youngsville, Wendell, and Zebulon

What is Behavior Modification Training?

Behavior Modification is a systematic approach that works to change the dog’s emotional state toward a specific situation over time. 

Behavior Modification, unlike “obedience” training, goes beyond training the dog to perform specific actions (like “sit”) when requested; these specific actions can be tools in a Behavior Modification Program, but our focus as a team will be on changing how your dog feels and reacts

A Behavior Modification Program is a great option for dogs who struggle with frustration, fear, or aggression.  Some examples of situations where behavior modification is recommended are Leash Reactivity, Resource Guarding, Separation Anxiety, and Noise Phobias.  Dogs in need of behavior modification training have the most success in private lessons where the owners can be present.

Please note: Behavior Modification Training comes with an open ended time frame.

Start enjoying life together, today.