Congratulations on bringing a puppy into you life. Puppies are little sponges and their experiences at this age will impact them for the rest of their lives so it is wonderful that you are already thinking about training. Enrolling in puppy training will help you have a better understanding of how to kindly and effectively communicate with your puppy so that he/she can learn what it means to be a "good dog" in your world.
For puppies 9-20 weeks
It is important to start forming a bond and helping your puppy learn right away. Before we meet, I will send you resources to help you understand your puppy's development and learning, how to safely and happily socialize your puppy, and deal with house training and puppy biting.
Then we will meet twice a week for four weeks at your home or in a public park (in-person or virtually) for 30-45 minutes per session because puppies have short attention spans.
During our sessions, you will learn to communicate clearly, kindly and effectively with your new puppy. Together, we will help your puppy:
Greet people appropriately (decrease jumping!)
Pay attention to you
Walk nicely on a leash
Come when called
Learn to respond to simple requests (e.g., sit, down, touch)
By the end of Puppy Primer, you and your puppy will have the foundation and the tools to continue to learn together.
PACKAGE PRICE $400
For puppies with previous basic training, up to 10 months old
Your puppy's learning doesn't stop after Puppy Primer! Learning is a lifelong activity for both you and your puppy.
The second level of puppy training consists of six weekly sessions at your home or in a public park (in-person or virtual) that are a bit longer, 40-45 minutes per session.
We will build on the skills you and your puppy learned in that first level class by:
Adding variables of distance, duration and distraction to improve the reliability of your puppy's response to your requests
Teaching your puppy to respond to more challenging requests (e.g., wait or stay, leave it, and drop it).
Addressing new challenges that have come up as your puppy has matured.
Individuals who have completed Puppy Kindergarten or other basic training courses elsewhere are welcome to enroll in Proficient Puppy.
PACKAGE PRICE $400