Private Lessons

We offer private lessons taught by our experienced instructors.

Fusion Pet Retreat’s training center offers private training lessons in our facility or in your home (within a 20min. drive of Fusion). We offer private lessons for help with basic obedience skills and overall manners. 

Privates can be held in the comfort of a climate-controlled 11,000 sq. ft. indoor facility or our trainers can come to your home.

Private Lessons at Fusion

About our Private Lessons:

We offer private training lessons in our facility or in your home with one of our qualified instructors. Whether you want to do private lessons supplementally in addition to classes or as a separate training opportunity to focus on specific issues.

All of our private lessons are taught by our qualified instructors. Our instructors are able to help with basic obedience skills and household manners. We do not currently offer any lessons for behavioral issues.

Privates at Fusion

We offer 30 min. long private lessons at our facility in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Cost: $45.00. 

Privates in Your Home

We offer 60 min. long private lessons in your home. We are only able to offer in-home privates within a 20min drive of Fusion.

Cost: $100

What Topics We Cover:
        • Pulling on leash
        • Jumping during greeting
        • Mouthy behavior
        • Coming when called
        • Destructive behavior in the house (that isn’t associated with being alone or isolated)
        • Crate training
        • General housetraining
        • Demand barking
        • Obedience skills
        • Impulse control
        • Engagement and attention
        • Mental enrichment
        • Puppy socialization help and proactive/preventative training/conditioning
        • Other training, manners, and socialization issues
Unfortunately, we do not offer private training lessons for the following issues but we can refer you to a qualified professional who does:
      • Aggression of any type
      • Resource guarding
      • Separation anxiety
      • Fear and anxiety
      • Dog-dog, dog-cat, and dog-human issues
      • Handling issues (issues with nail trimming, brushing, grooming, vet care)
      • …and any other issue that would be better handled by a certified behavior professional

To get a referral for a qualified trainer able to accommodate any of the above issues, please contact our Training Director, Megan Janning CPDT-KA at megan@fusionpetretreat.com 

    Our Team

    Fusion’s passionate team of professionals are trained by a certified behaviorist and take continuing education seriously.

    Timera Cyr – CPDT-KA

    Puppy and Obedience Instructor

    Bio coming soon!

    Kayla Salsberg

    PUPPY AND OBEDIENCE INSTRUCTOR

    I love watching puppies and adult dogs grow into the well-mannered dogs we know they can be. I’m happy to work with each owner to accommodate their dog’s specific needs and abilities, as each dog learns differently. Let me get to know you and your dog and show you how fun and rewarding training can be!

    Private Lesson FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What should I bring for my dog's lesson?
    What to bring:
    • Small, high-value, training treats
    • Regular 4-6 foot leash
    • Flat collar/ martingale collar/ harness/ head halter
    What is the cost?
    In-Facility:
    We offer half an hour long private lessons at our facility in Minnetonka, Minnesota for $45.00 
    In-Home:
    We offer hour long private lessons in your home (within 20 minutes of our facility in Minnetonka, Minnesota) for $100.00
    What topics do your privates cover?
    We offer private training lessons in our facility or in your home (within a 20 minute drive of Fusion Pet Retreat) for help with the following obedience skills and overall manners:
    -Pulling on leash
    -Jumping during greeting
    -mouthy behavior
    -Coming when called
    -destructive behavior in the house (that isn’t associated with being alone or isolated)
    -crate training
    -general housetraining 
    -demand barking 
    -Obedience skills
    -impulse control
    -Engagement and attention
    -Mental enrichment 
    -puppy socialization help and proactive/preventative training/conditioning 
    -Other training, manners, and socialization issues
    Unfortunately, we do not offer private training lessons for the following issues but we can refer you to a qualified professional who does:
    -aggression of any type
    -resource guarding
    -separation anxiety
    -fear and anxiety 
    -dog-dog, dog-cat, and dog-human issues 
    -handling issues (issues with nail trimming, brushing, grooming, vet care)
    -and any other issue that would be better handled by a certified behavior professional
    Where do I go for In-Facility Lessons?
    • The rear ‘Training Center’ entrance- located at the back of the building
    What is the Cancellation Policy?
    If you need to cancel or reschedule your private training lesson- we require that you give us notice 72 hours in advance of your scheduled lesson- otherwise you will be billed 75% of the cost of the private lesson. If you do not give any advance notice and do not show up for your scheduled lesson- you will be charged the full price of your lesson. 
    Do you offer Board and Train?
    No. We are not able to offer Board and Train at this time.
    How long are the Privates?
    In-Facility:
    We offer 30min. long private lessons at our facility in Minnetonka, Minnesota for $45.00 
    In-Home:
    We offer 60min. long private lessons in your home (within 20 minutes of our facility in Minnetonka, Minnesota) for $100.00
    How do I schedule a Private?
    You can schedule private lessons through our online training registration software. You can access your account or make a profile by going to https://fusionpetretreat.gymmasteronline.com/portal.