1-on-1 with options

Some dogs learn best in a smaller setting. That’s why we offer multiple smaller settings to choose from.


Dogs can bring their humans to these 1-on-1 sessions at our Dog Grove and St. Peters locations. Our trainer will guide you in working with your dog to strengthen your communication and build a rapport through obedience to help overcome any challenges you may be facing. We also have distraction tools to incorporate into your session. 

No matter which training option you use with your dog, we highly recommend private lessons as a starting point, so we can learn more about the methodology on a personal basis.


PRICE    $89 Per Session


Pick up an even better dog than you dropped off with this 1-on-1 training option. Whether joining us for daycare or boarding, our trainer will lead your dog away from the pack to work on specific skills and issues you identify ahead of time.

Basic obedience cues are taught and reinforced. Then, homework is provided for your continued progress at home. A take-home video of your dog’s session is also available for an additional fee.





$65 per individual session in addition to daycare/boarding fees

$390/5-pack which includes daycare

$730/10-pack which includes daycare


If you are trying to work through location-specific behavioral issues, our BSA training staff will come to you. Door dashing, furniture destruction, guarding, barking at the neighbor—these are all great reasons to sign up for in-home training.




$140 Per Session




Turn your dog into the teacher’s pet with low-impact, high-fun Extra Credit sessions. 

Our certified trainers and senior floor staff will guide your dog aside for 15-minute purposeful play sessions. Games like fetch, find it, treadmill, tug of war, herding, sit & stay all stimulate their minds in a way that also reinforces self control.

You are welcome to schedule more than one per day. In fact, we recommend it. 

Extra Credits are intended to augment one-on-one training, not replace it. They are meant to enhance your dog’s experience and reinforce skills learned through more comprehensive training.




$15 Per Session


Not quite sure which training session is for you?

We can setup a free 15-minute evaluation to help find the right fit.

"My partner and I have been taking our dog, Captain Dog, to the Watering Bowl for 3 years now. When we decided our dog would benefit from one-on-one training, we decided to go to Laura Pieczynski. We were blown away by our experience training with Laura. She brought energy to our training sessions, and as a result, Captain was more fulfilled from being challenged and stimulated during the session.
Not only did Laura train our dog, but she also taught us so much about the way Captain communicates and what he needs in a training relationship. Training challenges that seemed so daunting before our sessions now feel manageable because of how much better we and Captain understand each other.
We're so thankful for our experience with Laura and we can't recommend her training program enough. In fact, if Captain pulls us on his leash again, you can bet he'll be dragging us to Laura's training room."

“We have done both Agility 1 & 2 classes with Laura at The Watering Bowl. We had a great time and learned a lot! Laura is very creative, knowledgeable and has amazing patience no matter how many legs you have! The classes were a sanity saver as this past winter kept us so housebound.”