Chelsea and Law

Private Training

With 14 years of professional dog training experience, Chelsea McWreath's training solutions cover a broad range of needs, from basic puppy manners to advanced obedience, behavioral modification (such as addressing aggression), and even trick training. 


Chelsea uses a comprehensive approach to dog training that addresses various aspects of behavior and skills beneficial for both you and your dog.  Investing in private training sessions, at a starting price of $65, is a valuable step in building a strong foundation for your dog's training journey. 

During private sessions we'll work with you to address specific concerns, work on individualized training plans, and give you the guidance you need to build a positive relationship with your pooch.

How do you get started?

If you live within 40 minutes of Washington, PA, and have a dog or puppy that is 8 months or older, an in-home evaluation with Chelsea McWreath is the first step of our training journey. 


Starting at $40, a training evaluation provides an opportunity for us to assess your dog's behavior, understand your goals as the owner, and tailor a training program to help you build a strong bond between you and your pup.

Do you have a puppy that is 7 months old or less?

If you have a young puppy you can skip the evaluation session & book your first private in-home training session right away! 

Why choose Private In-home Puppy Training?

  • Optimal Learning Environment: Private sessions in a familiar environment, such as your home, create a comfortable and optimal learning environment for your puppy.  Because of this, in-home training provides early human and dog (via trained demo dogs) socialization experiences for your puppy that help them build confidence and positive associations with training.


  • Building Trust: Personalized, one-on-one sessions allow us to build a strong rapport with you and your puppy. This connection establishes trust and creates a positive learning environment, making future training sessions more effective.
  • Immediate Guidance: You'll appreciate the immediate guidance and tips we provide during private sessions.
  • Addressing Unique Challenges: Every puppy is unique, and will have individual challenges or behavioral tendencies. Private sessions enable us to identify and address these specific challenges quickly, providing targeted solutions for you and your puppy.
  • Customized Training Plan: Private training means we can create a customized training plan based on your puppy's progress. This adaptability is crucial for addressing any obstacles that may arise during the early training process.

Not ready to book your first session with us yet? That's OK!

Just fill out the form below to tell us about your dog and training needs, and we'll get in touch with you to discuss how we can help.

Four Paws Forward is now McWreath Dog Training & Boarding!

What do our Clients Say?

  • Before i found out about Chelsea and Four Paws Forward i had not been able to go on vacation in over 5 years. The fear of leaving my overly anxious dog in someone else care scared the heck out of me. After our trial night i felt very confident leaving my dogs with her. She kept me up to date almost every night and sent me pictures while i was away. Will 1000% be returning in the future.

    Maylea Ankrom Avatar Maylea Ankrom
    October 20, 2023
  • Chelsea is AMAZING! She turned our big rambunctious boy into the perfect gentleman! I’m so grateful for her and how she helped make our Great Dane into a wonderful companion. He loves her to pieces...and so do we! Vacation, grooming and training, one stop shop! I will never use anyone else! And I’ll continue to recommend her to everyone I know who needs help with their dogs! 🐶🐾💙 Thank you Chelsea for everything you do!

    Raylynn Cerciello Ghilani Avatar Raylynn Cerciello Ghilani
    April 11, 2020
  • Stucchi has come a long way already with Chelsea's lead. We so appreciate her guidance, patience, & encouragement in teaching us. I would not trust Stucchi to stay with anyone but Chelsea & her husband either. You really need to know & understand the specific breeds to adjust if need be, in the care & such. She really has a lot going on. Thank you Chelsea!

    Jamie Hennick Toward Avatar Jamie Hennick Toward
    November 12, 2023
  • I always feel great about boarding my dogs with her. They have the best times. I would highly recommend her for boarding or training. I know my girls are in the best hands when I’m away. I think my girls like Chelsea more then me…🤣

    Diana Mounts Avatar Diana Mounts
    October 20, 2023
  • Chelsea is amazing! She helped me be able to help my dog! Within the first visit we saw results with our stubborn bloodhound. She’s the best would highly recommend to everyone!

    Ali Bradley Miller Avatar Ali Bradley Miller
    April 3, 2020
  • We just began working with Four Paws Forward a couple of months ago. Chelsea has done amazing work training our three dogs. We have a 4 year old frenchie, 3 year old English bulldog, and a 4 month old American bully xl. These can be challenging breeds to train and she has helped them leaps and bounds with their confidence, impulse control, and (for the baby) learning commands and manners. Our dogs (and our whole family!) love her! She’s so insightful in how she learns and understands the personality of each dog and builds training strategies that meet the goals to help them achieve balance and thrive. We look forward to continuing to work with her!! Thank you so much, Chelsea!

    Lauren Barrish Avatar Lauren Barrish
    November 4, 2023
  • I wouldn’t leave my dog with anyone else! I know my girl will be loved and taken care of when we have to board her! ♥️

    Mandy Rae Avatar Mandy Rae
    October 20, 2023
  • I have never felt so comfortable leaving my dog before! We recently boarded our dog for a week while on vacation and he had the best time! I absolutely love the in home environment and attention they provide their guests and truly treat them like a member of the family. Normally we have a rough transition once we come home as our dog can be quite anxious and worried we will leave him again, but not this time! He was completely unphased and carried on like we never left-AMAZING! Definitely recommend Four Paws Forward, Chelsea is wonderful. Thank you again!

    Miranda Cameron Avatar Miranda Cameron
    July 20, 2020
  • We always use Four Paws to groom our two Great Pyrenees. She has always done a great job with our boys and treats the dogs very well. We will never go anywhere else as long as she's around.

    Jim Lapp Avatar Jim Lapp
    March 30, 2020
  • Chelsea is the best. She helps with training your dog and you. She's been simply fantastic with my boy.

    Wendy GreulichElmer Avatar Wendy GreulichElmer
    November 19, 2023

Ready to start training with us? Book Now:

More Dog Training Options:

McWreath Dog Training Camp

If you've ever thought or said things like . . .


"It’s just too hard."

"I don’t have the time."

"I’ve tried everything and nothing works."

"My dog is a lost cause."


. . . then our Dog Training Camp may be a great option for you!

Group Training Classes

Once your dog has the skills needed to socialize in a group setting you'll have access to our group classes.  These group classes are offered to dogs that don't have behavioral problems.  


Our hour long Group Classes prepare you and your pooch to work as a team for life out in the community, so you can live your best life together.

Private Session FAQ's

Do you teach me how to train my dog, or do you train my dog for me?

My job is to teach you how to effectively train your dog so you can create the bond you’ve always wanted.  There is no doubt that achieving training success is maximized when dog parents are actively involved.

How many private sessions will it take to fix my dog’s behavior issues?

Every dog is different.  There are multiple factors that go into this answer.  Not only does it depend on the severity of the behavior problem(s), but also on how much the owner/handler is willing to work with their dog in between private sessions.  

How far do you travel for in-home private training sessions?

We are located near the Washington Crown Center in Washington, PA, and travel up to 40 minutes from our HQ.

When are payments for training services due?

Payments are due at the time of booking.  Our Private Training Sessions, Group Classes, and Spa Services have limited spots available and your payment secures your place.  Due to our limited availability, McWreath Dog Training & Boarding LLC has a strict “No-refund Policy,” which means we cannot offer refunds for payments received; however, you may be eligible for service credits (see Cancellation Policy below).

How much do Private Training sessions with Chelsea McWreath cost?

  • Private Sessions within 30 minutes of the Washington Crown Center mall $65/hour
  • Private sessions in our extended area (over 30 minutes from the Washington Crown Center) $85/hour

What is your Dog Training Cancellation Policy?

Cancellations must be requested at least 4 days before the scheduled start time of the service to be eligible for a service credit. Requests made within 4 days of the scheduled service may not be eligible for credit.  Service credits given for cancellations made at least 4 days prior to the scheduled service will be limited to value of payments received for the service.  This credit can be applied only to future training reservations with McWreath Dog Training & Boarding LLC.  Service credits are non-transferable and can only be used by the individual to whom the original service was booked.  Exceptions: In the event of unforeseen circumstances or events beyond the control of McWreath Dog Training & Boarding LLC, the cancellation policy may be subject to exceptions. 

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