Individual Training that works for You!

The Freckled Paw is more than training your dog to perform specific skills, it’s a path to improve the quality of life for both you and your pup! These in home sessions can be scheduled in the Hampton Roads area and Northeast NC. Travel charges may apply to locations outside this area. One on one sessions may be scheduled throughout the week or on weekends to accommodate your schedule. These in home sessions may cover any set of skills from basic manners and house-breaking, to dog to dog aggression or dog to human aggression. If you don’t think a group class is for you, then this is your solution!

Begin with a Consultation Appointment

Each new client looking for in home sessions will require a consultation to ensure that the training goals for you and your dog are clearly identified. This helps to make sure we are working together for the wellbeing of your canine companion, and meeting the goals that you have set. This appointment is also held in your home, where your dog is most comfortable, and we can more accurately address his behavior.

Consultations are typically an hour and a half, to make sure I have all the information I need to develop an appropriate training plan to match your unique needs. This time is also spent making sure all of your questions are answered and you are comfortable with the proposed training plan as well as identifying the equipment needed to have successful training sessions.

To ensure that I am able to schedule all of my clients appropriately and in a timely fashion, consultation fees are required upon scheduling. Please visit the scheduling page to choose the appointment that would work best for you. You will also be asked to fill out a brief form to allow me to gather some important information before we meet.

Additional Training

During the Consultation we can discuss which package of sessions would be best suited for your unique situation. Each training session is typically 45 mins to an hour long, as to not overwhelm you or your pup with new information and make sure we are clear with goals that should be met prior to our next visit. Sessions are typically scheduled one to two weeks to apart depending on your unique situation and how your pup is progressing with his homework.

With my new scheduling program, you have control of when we meet. If you are like most people and your schedule is constantly changing, you don’t have to worry about being locked into the same time every week. Schedule appointments that work for you!

Prices are for sessions scheduled in the Hampton Roads area or Knottā€™s Island, NC. Travel charges may apply for distances outside of this area. To allow us to fulfill the goals you have for your pup, some sessions maybe scheduled at Holly Ridge Manor or other dog friendly areas.

Group Walks are a great way to practice your skills in a new, dog-friendly environment and meet new friends who may also be struggling with their pups behavior. These are very casual meetings to allow you a chance to work on skills in a non-judgemental environment. These sessions are great for people who are ready to use the public for their training sessions, but asking your friends to help with dog training is difficult (and awkward, I know!)

Packages to Meet Your Needs:

Package Name What’s Included? Price
4 Session Package *4 1-hour Coaching Sessions
*2 Group Walks
6 Session Package *6 1-hour Coaching Sessions
*2 Group Walks
*1 Topic Class
10 Session Package *10 1-hour Coaching Sessions

*Two Group Walks
*One Topic Class


Day Training or Board and Train.

Day Training is a great option for those who have specific goals for their pet but may need a more experienced hand to assist in reaching those goals, or those who would like to speed up their pup’s training. Depending on your goals, day training consists of a predetermined number of one hour sessions a week with me, and enough transfer sessions to allow you to feel comfortable with moving forward on your own. If you are not home during the day, we can arrange day training to be done at one of two local doggy daycare facilities. Additional day care charges apply.

Board and Train is an option for already existing clients. Sometimes behavior modification can hit that brick wall, where we are no longer seeing progress. Having your pup stay with me and my family, can help me better pinpoint the root of the problem and give your pup a restart on reaching your goals. Certain conditions and stipulations apply before this option will be offered.