Private In–Home Puppy Training
Using Positive Reinforcement, our Puppy Development and Training options provides you with all the foundation training, prevention and socialization to prepare you for a positive lifelong partnership with your dog. We offer options for you to choose from, based on your training budget, time and training skills. Our training curriculum is based on the Puppy Start Right book, Puppy Start Right Foundation Training for the Companion Dog. We recommend you start puppy training as early as (8) eight weeks, see The American Veterinary Society of Animal Position on Puppy Socialization.
We Help You and Your Puppy Succeed in Training
We personalize each puppy development and training session. Including your priorities, education, coaching and On the Spot! introduction to training with your puppy. Based on the number of sessions you choose, we may recommend including:
PROBLEM PREVENTION AND SOLVING
Introducing positive reinforcement, anticipate and manage puppy behaviors that may develop into problematic behaviors in the future. Prevent against boredom, release your puppy’s pent up energy –deter mischief.
Play biting and mouthing,
jumping, “counter surfing” and stealing objects,
crate training and/or proper confinement.
Introducing positive reinforcement, capturing and training for good manners. Train for the basic building blocks. Teaching and entertaining your dog with foundation behaviors will capture his/her puppy energy and redirect potential mischief and learn manners.
Attention –leading to eye contact
Targeting –leading to follow you and guiding for other behaviors –see below
Recall/come –leading to, your puppy runs to you when you call
Sit & down
Go to place –puppy runs to a location away from you or the front door
Loose leash walking – puppy walks on your left side without pulling
Drop it & Leave it
We Prioritize Positive Socialization for Your Puppy
Early socialization vaccinates your puppy against behavior problems like reactivity to other dogs, people, places, things and sounds. Without proper socialization, puppies can grow up to become fearful and reluctant to approach or be approached by unfamiliar stimuli –some dogs may even grow to become reactive by showing fearful aggression. Not just socialization to other dogs! We will show you how to positively socialize your puppy to an array of stimuli.
People –children, seniors, people of all races, size
Animals –other dogs, cats, birds or other animals
Health and grooming –walking equipment, touched for grooming or examination
Environments –pet store, busy streets and places, crate and other confinement, car, outdoor sitting, backyard
Surfaces, noises and other novelty items –vacuum, blow drier, garbage can, walkers and other devices, bike cycle
*We have a small window of opportunity for socialization. The current literature indicates a window lasting up to 14 weeks to expose puppies to positive socialization. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Position on Puppy Socialization.
OPTION 1- One Session
$125 -$135 for 1-1.5 hours
In –home private puppy development and training session. A comprehensive start-up, focusing on prevention, training and socialization. This is best option if you have prior puppy development knowledge, time and, some skills to train and socialize your puppy. However, you want to make sure you are doing it right! We recommend multiple sessions to ensure your progress is reliable. On the Spot! Coaching and Training with your puppy. We follow with a written summary of the session including a plan outlining the course for your training and future training recommendations. We will include practical videos and relevant attachments.
OPTION 2- Two Sessions
$215 - $225 for 1-1.5 hours each session
In –home private puppy development and training sessions. Let’s go beyond the basics. This is ideal for you if you wish to have more time with the pro and, you want to move faster and see greater progress. This option includes two sessions for review, coaching and the pro has more time to work directly with your puppy. We follow with a written summary of the session including a plan outlining the course for your training and future training recommendations. We will include practical videos and relevant attachments.
OPTION 3- Three Sessions
$300 - $325 for 1-1.5 hours each session
In –home private puppy development and training sessions. This option is the most aggressive for faster results. More session offers continuous review, trouble shooting, coaching you further for mechanics, timing, use of reinforcements and more time for the pro to work directly with your pup. We follow with a written summary of the session including a plan outlining the course for your training and future training recommendations. We will include practical videos and relevant attachments.