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Private Training with SideKick Dog Training starts with a 90-minute Initial Session in or at your home. This session is largely discussion - we'll chat about the info you provide in your registration form, ask follow-up questions about that info and your dog's history, and we'll get to the nerdy part of discussing behavior! We like to help folks understand the causes of the behavior they're seeing, how we might address those behaviors, and why the strategies we suggest work! Not to mention, getting as much info as possible helps us provide strategies that are going to be a good fit for you, your family, your lifestyle, and your dog, so that everyone can see and feel some relief right now! We often also have time to begin practicing some skills together, so you can feel confident in using the strategies after your trainer leaves! A summary of your session is sent after the fact, too, so you have some materials to reference, look back on, and share with the whole family!


Most of the time, you have the option of an in-person Initial Session or a remote Initial Session (via Zoom). And you might be thinking, "Could I actually get any help with a remote session?" Or, "Don't you need to see my dog in action?"

The answers are yes, you can get lots of help with a remote session - modern technology is really great that way! And, no, we don't need to see your dog doing those undesirable behaviors (check out this blog post about why we actually prefer not to see the behavior in most cases)!

Remote sessions have a bunch of benefits:

  • It's easier for your dog (and, by extension, you) to focus!

  • You can get the help you need wherever you are! Service areas and Travel Fees don't apply to remote sessions, so you could live anywhere and still get assistance with your dog from the comfort of your home!

  • A recording of the session can be provided upon request!

  • In-person COVID-19 precautions and policies don't apply to remote sessions!

  • Finally, remote sessions are safer than in-person sessions. COVID-19 is not a concern; heat or cold or other weather concerns don't factor in; and, depending on how your dog is with guests, there is a lot less concern about how your dog will react to strangers in the home or yard!

The ultimate goal of the Initial Session - and training, in general - is to provide you with the tools you need to work with your SideKick successfully; and, remote sessions open another window of opportunity for you to get the assistance you're looking for with your SideKick!

Beyond the Initial Session, the next training steps are based on your goals, your specific concerns, and, of course, your dog! You may get everything you want from just the Initial Session; or we may suggest a group class, Follow-Up Session or two, or a Training Program that fits your needs, family, and lifestyle AND helps you reach your goals!



Click the "REGISTER TODAY!" button to complete the Initial Session Registration Form and book your Initial Session online - all within a few clicks. It's that easy!

Initial Session Cost: $200.00



Please note that SideKick Dog Training offers two separate service areas:

Jennifer Prill services an approximate radius of 15 miles around Wauwatosa, WI (Milwaukee County).

Leann Boucha services an approximate radius of 15 miles around Sullivan, WI (Jefferson County).

A Travel Fee may be charged if your address is outside of the selected trainer’s service area.

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