Are you concerned about your pet’s behavior? Is your concern not covered in our group classes? Or do you feel like you need more assistance?  We are here to help.  

Schedule a private lesson with your pet here at the Animal Welfare Association. You and your pet will meet 1-on-1 with our certified trainers and work on real-life solutions to solving your pets concerning behavior. 

Private lessons are appropriate to address any behaviors you are concerned about, including behaviors indicative of aggression.

Private lessons are available for either 30 minutes or 1 hour. Lessons cost $60 for half an hour and $120 for an hour.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the AWA behavior team at 856-424-2288 ext. 114 or

*Note: to book 1-hour lessons, please add 2 consecutive 30-minute lessons to your cart. Subject to availablility.

Book a Private Training Lesson at AWA

Private lessons give you and your dog(s) 1-on-1 attention to correct and learn new behaviors.

Meet the Instructors

Elizabeth Stanley-Reicherter CBCC-Ka, CPDT-Ka, SBA – AWA Manager of Behavior Support and Training

Liz is a certified behavior consultant canine (CBCC- KA).  She is one of only 402 in the world.  Liz is also a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and canine good citizen evaluator with a degree in Anthropology from New York University.  She specializes in finding solutions for behavioral challenged dogs, cats and small animals.  Liz designs and implements effective behavior modification plans to achieve behaviorally health animals within the shelter environment.  Ensuring the animals at AWA stay mentally and physically healthy is critical to AWA’s work.  To this Liz also teaches community workshops and public dog training classes.

The topics covered in AWA’s community workshops are diverse:  Listening to Your Dog for Girl Scout to Zoom sessions at Medford Leas about Clicker Training Cats to Proper Leash Walking and At Home Enrichment Toys 101 for the public.  The love of teaching others has helped Liz in her designing AWA’s staff and volunteer training program as well as in developing a future dog trainer mentoring program for college students.

Before joining AWA in 2015 Liz was an independent dog trainer focusing on problem behavior solving at the Dog Lady Dog Training.  She also volunteered and assisted with behavior modification at an open-admission high volume animal shelter on Long Island, NY.  With a strong focus on behavior and behavior modification she was able to increase the number of animal lives saved and lower animal relinquishments to that animal shelter.

Liz loves learning.  Her goal is to eventually secure the title of “Behaviorist,” a title reserved for only a few hundred trainers in the US.

When away from AWA Liz enjoys time on her farm with her son, husband and a house and barn yard of animals.

If you have any questions about the class please feel free to contact the AWA behavior team at

Abby Pukenas - AWA Behavior Assistant

Hi! My name is Abby and I am the Behavior Assistant here at the Animal Welfare Association.

I’m a lover of all animals! I have been working primarily with dogs in a professional training setting for over 4 years and I am currently studying at CATCH Trainers Academy to further my education.

I am always curious and eager to learn everything I can about animals to help better understand them. Learning about and helping animals is my passion!