Congratulations on your new puppy!
No matter what age of puppyhood your puppy came to you in, there are important learning goals we want to help our new friend meet that first year.
So many things are learned and experienced in the first year of life. Let's make it a good one!
The following services are specific to dogs under 1 year.
Contact me with any questions or if you have a request for an additional class or service!
I practice fear free training using communication with dogs that is not using force, punishment or intimidation. It respects the dogs skills and needs. By giving them choices we teach them to make better decisions without having to be told what to do all the time. We reward those good decisions which motivates them to continue them until it is a habit.
I encourage you to build a partnership with your puppy and enjoy life together!
Puppy Package Basics - Homeschool option
Ages up to 1 year
Receive personalized guidance in your home on all things puppy in your home. We will focus on common puppy behaviors like house and crate training, chewing and socializing and how to get on the right path towards your training goals. We will introduce collars, harness and leash in ways your puppy will love them and cooperate. You will receive support in building your skills and working with your puppy.
We will help your puppy learn and grow with confidence, security and develop into a well-mannered pup using positive, fear free, supportive methods to build a partnership.
4 session package is $306.
6 session package is $459.
a savings of 10%! PLUS Puppy packages include a fun puppy safe toy and informational handouts.
Travel fee may apply
Puppy Package Intermediate - Homeschool or park location
Ready. Set. Go. ages up to 1 year
For puppies who have down the basics and are ready for the next level. We will sharpen those basic sit, down, look and wait/stay skills and focus on leash walking, with & without distractions and manners in greeting people and dogs. Location can be in your neighborhood, local park or pet store.
I will provide you with skills and games to teach your pet how to be a well-mannered companion in a way that both of you will enjoy while on the go.
4 sessions are $323
6 sessions are $484
a savings of 5%!
Travel fee may apply
Puppy Preschool PLAYGROUP
Ages 8 weeks to 5 months
***on hold for summer heat. New sessions will be announced if indoor location is found***
This playgroup provides very young puppies the opportunity to safely socialize with other puppies and provide a positive introduction to fun learning exercises during their peak learning period. Puppies that do not learn proper social skills can get into trouble later or develop dog-dog issues. Exercises are chosen to begin building the dog-human partnership and canine social skills. There will be introduction to safely introducing your puppy to others and off leash play time with discussion of body language, play styles and ways to safely socialize your puppy.
This is an ongoing class with individual weekly sign ups. Sessions are 30 minutes. Come as often as you like, this is a great way to prepare your puppy for Kinder puppy class!
We occasionally allow small breed dogs just over months who play well with puppies with Trainer approval.
You must supply proof of current age-appropriate vaccinations, and first de-worming at least 7 days prior to the first class. Please check with your veterinarian if you are unsure of appropriate vaccinations.
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Ages 8 weeks to 5 months
This course may have multiple days offered. Go to Services tab to select day.
The complete puppy starter course to build strong foundation skills for confident lifelong learning for you and your puppy!
This is a class offered weekly for puppies under 5 months and focuses on socialization with other dogs and people, and addresses common puppy behaviors and skills. Our focus is on building confidence and security during this peak learning period when they are most receptive to new experiences and likely to form positive associations. Puppies that do not learn proper social and security skills can get into trouble later or develop dog-dog issues.
Off leash play in a fenced field; There will be introduction to safely introducing your puppy to others and off leash play time with discussion of body language, play styles and ways to safely socialize your puppy. You will also learn tips on how to pick safe playmates for your puppy.
This class includes a puppy preschool booklet & handouts!
Learning topics include skills to build strong foundation skills in building strong family relationships, responding and following direction, cooperation in grooming and vet care, house & crate training, interactions with people and dogs, new experiences, sound, touch, motion, surfaces and sports.
I will occasionally allow small breed dogs over 5 months who play well with puppies to join this course. Contact me for trainer approval.
You must supply proof of current age-appropriate vaccinations, and first de-worming at least 7 days prior to the first class. Please check with your veterinarian if you are unsure of age appropriate vaccinations.