Rates & Scheduling


Each private training session at our training location is $50 for one hour.

Private sessions at other locations are $100 an hour.

Payment may be done with cash, check, Venmo, or credit card.


Private training sessions are available by appointment. I teach group classes most weekday evenings and Saturday days, so I am most available for private training appointments on weekdays and on a limited basis on Saturdays and Sundays. If you’d like to ask a question or schedule an appointment, email me at kscecorg@gmail.com or call the Kindred Spirits line at 760-630-4824.

If your appointment is at the Kindred Spirits location please arrive on time as the scheduled time is yours. I am currently using space inside Shadowridge Veterinary Clinic, 760B Sycamore Avenue, Vista CA 92083.

If you need directions, email me or call 760-630-4824 ahead of time.

If I am coming to your home, please be at home.

Cancellation: If you must cancel, please do so at least 24 hours ahead of time. If you do not cancel and do not show up, you will be billed for that time as I will have been unable to make another appointment for that time slot.

What to Bring

If your dog has some health challenges, is on medications, or has some physical disabilities, please bring a copy of his medical information with you to your appointment. If you were referred to us by your veterinarian, please bring his/her name and contact information.

Bring any training tools or aids that you have been using or have used in the past.   If your dog is aggressive in any way, please bring him to the appointment wearing a muzzle.

Dog trainer, Kate Abbott, enjoying a walk with her dogs. Walking without pulling on leash is about more than just obedience.