New Beginner students should expect to take privates until the dog fully understands obstacles and sequencing. Privates are scheduled at a cost of $1/minute, i.e. 45 minutes = $45. I schedule them for 1 hour, but they only pay for the time actually used, as young dogs often cannot work for a whole hour.
Once the dog/handler team can sequence 5 or so obstacles, I find a group of peers to form another class.