Hi Lisa. I’d like to add my “late two-cents” to this discussion. What I try to always do with my in-home clients is before we ever have their first session, I ask them to give me an inventory of the equipment they have, the space that we will work out in, and my “rule” that even though we are working out at their home, this is THEIR hour, and interruptions should be kept at a minimum (hint to them: keep the children out, no answering non-emergency phone calls, no pets). With this as our backdrop, this usually takes care of things. If for some reason it doesn’t, then I remind them of those requirements as soon as they start to waver (this reinforces the idea that those “rules” are solid and should be adhered to).
I hope that this helps.