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Puppy Training

Embarking on the journey of puppy ownership?


While the prospect of welcoming a new furry friend is exciting, it can also be overwhelming, challenging, and at times, downright frustrating. 

But fear not! 

With my comprehensive force-free, R+ (positive reinforcement) methods, we’ll transform the potential chaos into pure joy and create a solid foundation for a well-mannered and happy adult dog.

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The Puppy Experience Made (Even More!) Enjoyable

Puppyhood is a special and formative time in a dog’s life. It’s not just about training your puppy; it’s about fostering a bond that lasts a lifetime. My puppy training programs are crafted to make those initial months less difficult and more enjoyable for both you and your four-legged companion.

The Training Journey:
Let’s explore the key aspects of my puppy training program, designed to guide your puppy towards becoming a well-mannered, confident, and delightful member of your family.
1. Essential Manners
  • We’ll cover foundational commands like sit, down, come, and leash walking. These basic manners are not just about obedience but are building blocks for effective communication between you and your puppy. Our force-free approach, guided by LIMA (Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive) principles, ensures we create a positive learning environment that considers your puppy’s individual needs.
2. Positive Habits Around the Home
  • Teaching your puppy appropriate chewing habits and good house manners is crucial for a harmonious home. We’ll navigate the teething phase, helping your puppy understand which toys are acceptable to chew on. Additionally, we’ll guide them to settle down and be content, creating a peaceful coexistence in your living space.
3. Effective Housetraining
  • Housetraining is a common concern for puppy owners. I’ll guide you through effective techniques to ensure your puppy understands where to pee—and more importantly, where not to.
4. Puppy Socialization
  • Our goal is to acclimate your puppy to various aspects of life, making them comfortable with activities like nail clipping, vet visits, and interactions with strangers, both human and canine. Puppy socialization sets the stage for a confident and well-adjusted adult dog, contributing to a positive and joyful living environment.
5. Understanding Puppy Behavior
  • Puppies need to learn to enjoy being left on their own and to be relaxed in various everyday situations. I’ll provide insights into understanding your puppy’s behavior, ensuring a stress-free and happy environment for both of you.
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Training Both Ends of the Leash

While puppy training is a significant aspect, I believe in going beyond that. My commitment extends to training both ends of the leash—meaning, I’m here to guide you, the human companion, as well. Equipping yourself with the skills and knowledge to reinforce positive behaviors at home is essential for long-term success.

Lifelong Benefits

Albert Einstein once said, ‘Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them.’ This philosophy aligns perfectly with our approach to puppy training. By investing time and effort now, we’re not just solving immediate challenges; we’re preventing future issues and laying the groundwork for a lifetime of joyous companionship.

Puppy training is an investment that pays lifelong dividends. While it’s true that you can teach an old dog new tricks, preventing undesirable behaviors during puppyhood is key. It’s more challenging to undo bad habits and behavior issues born during this phase. By starting early, we’re not just training your puppy; we’re shaping a positive and enduring relationship.

Ready to Start?

If you’re ready to embark on a journey of joyous companionship, let’s chat! Schedule a lesson today, and together, we’ll navigate the exciting and rewarding path of puppyhood, ensuring a well-behaved, happy, and positively reinforced adult dog in the future.
Virtual Puppy Match

You’ll have your new puppy for 12-15 years. Let me help you choose the perfect dog for your family. One that’s the right energy level and temperament for your family and your daily activities. Also prep you for it’s arrival.   

60-minute Puppy Prep Consult: $110

New Puppy

You’ve just got a new puppy! It’s an exciting time, but also stressful and a little nerve racking.  I’ll help you get off on the right paw together, including discussing housetraining instructions, to crate train or not to crate train, puppy biting, simple problem prevention protocols, and future training recommendations.

90-minute New Puppy Get Started Consult: $170

Puppy Training

Let’s take your puppy’s training to the next level with Puppy Private Training. Whether at your home or any other location that suits your needs, we’ll focus on building essential adult manners. It’s never too early to start shaping your puppy into the best companion for you. Choose from a range of commands like sit, down, watch me, stay, come, leave it, drop, settle/place, wait, and walk nicely on a leash. Opt for the full package, and together, we’ll cover it all—including crucial socialization skills for a well-rounded puppy.

90-minute Initial Puppy Consult: $170

1-hour Puppy Training Session: $115

6-hour Puppy Training Package: $630