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Dog and Puppy Training

Training using LIMA (least intrusive, minimally aversive) methods, AKA, Evidence-based/science-based, reward-based training

Why In-Home Dog Training

There is no need to risk sending your dog off to a training school or an expensive board and train program where the pet owner is not included in the training process. We offer private training sessions to help your dog develop their abilities for more self-control and better choice-making. Our sessions are extremely effective, and they create close emotional bonds as dogs with you, and you and your dog will have fun learning together. It has been known that families that train together, remain together because you’ve both invested in each other and had fun doing it. Now, that’s for having a “Doggone Great Day!”

What’s In It For You?

  • No traffic to fight. We come to you.
  • The schedule is much more flexible, allowing you to work around your personal life.
  • Training tailored to fit your specific training goals, a customized training plan to begin teaching you and your dog the skill sets needed to achieve and maintain success rather than the generalized curriculum. You can move at your own pace, spending more time on a particular command, if need be. Training at home can be a lifesaver for dogs that are easily distracted or reactive
  • Training at home allows you to start teaching your new puppy right away, thus lowering the risk of your canine companion developing kennel cough or a virus that is making the rounds if you chose puppy training at a facility.

 

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Specializing in Private In-Home Training from Puppies to Adult Dogs

Fearful/Reactive Dogs

Do you have a fearful/reactive dog and want to build his confidence? Do you want your dog to enjoy walks? Do you want to learn how to help your dog feel safer every day? Does this sound familiar? You need help with the daily struggle of making it from point A to point B without your dog exploding at someone or some dog.

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Adolescent/Adult Dogs

Do you have a dog that you wish your friends loved as much as you, but you know in your heart and soul that right now that your dog is a bulldozer with no regard for personal space? Your dog is the best kisser, but somehow your dog knows the right moment to tongue your friend right in the mouth! You have a 60 pound plus dog who thinks they are a Chihuahua and wants to sit in your lap when all you want to do is sit and relax on the sofa or your favorite chair.

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Puppies

We know there is so much information out there and you’re overwhelmed and overloaded. At this point, you don’t know where to begin. You find yourself on what you think is the perfect schedule for your pup by taking them out frequently, but they are still coming right back inside and peeing and pooping almost immediately? Your puppy is into everything, biting and chewing. You know they need socialization, but you’re wondering right now how to do that without screwing up your puppy.

We can give you the skills and the knowledge to better manage your dog. We specialize in Private In-Home Training from Puppies to Adult Dogs as well as Day Training, and helping you find the best dog for you with our Matchmaking service.

Dog Training Programs

 

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Initial Consultation

During your one (1) and half (1/2) hour initial consultation an in-depth assessment is completed, your goals are discussed and defined further for your pet and a training plan is developed. During the first portion of the evaluation, typically the first 30 minutes will be completed via ZOOM, and during the remaining hour, the trainer will meet with you and your dog in person at your home or predesignated place.

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The Ultimate Dog Program – Private In-Home Sessions

The Ultimate Dog Program – Private In-Home Sessions

Imagine your dog walking right next to you on a loose lead, being calm and well-mannered around the house, and listening to your commands the first time you say them. Everyone learns to work as a team to teach self-control and good manners. Private training lessons are perfect for those with busy schedules or multiple dog households! We come to you.

Inclusions:

  • 6 Session Package or
  • 12 Session Package
  • Training to be conducted within 90 days of initial session with the trainer
  • We only use and recommend the best training equipment
  • We teach you how to keep track of your training time so we can see exactly where improvements are needed in between sessions.
  • Remote support – we are here for you!
  • Gift for completing the program to celebrate your dog’s progress

We offer custom coaching sessions in the comfort of your own home. Private training is perfect for one-on-one coaching for specific skills or to address behavioral issues.

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Growly To Great – Reactive or Fearful Dogs

Is your dog barking, lunging, pulling, or even screaming towards other dogs on walks? Walks together should be a dream, not a nightmare. With this program, we will help turn things around so that you can look forward to walking together with your best friend on a loose lead, rather than feeling like you’re heading out to battle every time you want to exercise your dog (and yourself).

Inclusions:

  • 6 Session Package or
  • 12 Session Package
  • Training to be conducted within 90 days of initial session with the trainer
  • We only use and recommend the best training equipment
  • We teach you how to keep track of your training time so we can see exactly where improvements are needed in between sessions.
  •  Remote support – we are here for you!
  • Gift for completing the program to celebrate your dog’s progress

 Reactivity is usually rooted in fear, though it could be spawned simply by heightened arousal to stimuli. Like you, we’re dog lovers who believe that every dog has endearing traits that can once again become its dominant traits. Take the first step in your journey to discovering that you, too, can have a well-behaved dog on your hands.

Dogs learn from positive association. The best way to help a shy or fearful dog to gain confidence is to expose them to what frightens them at a low intensity. Pairing this with something positive, like a tasty treat, done successfully, will help them feel more comfortable around the source of their fear.

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Puppy Perfection VIP Program

Puppy Perfection VIP Program (Puppies up to 4 months) – Private In-Home Sessions

Did you know that what your puppy learns in the first 4 months has a permanent effect on how they turn out as an adult dog? Let us get it right with the Puppy Perfection program. Sleep easy at night knowing that your puppy is not destroying your carpet or belongings. Solve common issues like jumping and biting, and importantly, socialize your puppy the correct way so that you can shape them into a well-mannered and confident dog.

No worries, we can help. We can teach you how to get your new bundle of joy on the path to basic obedience as well as how to address the typical challenges that come with a young puppy before they become greater challenges.

Inclusions:

  • 6 Session Package or
  • 12 Session Package
  • We only use and recommend the best training equipment
  • Training plan so you can rest easy in the quickest time frame possible so that your pup knows where to go potty, and where not to
  • Advice on feeding, routine care, appropriate toys, and how your puppy learns
  • Remote support – we are here for you!
  • Discount for enrolling in our adult training program within the first 18 months
  • Gift for completing the program to celebrate your dog’s progress

With Puppy Training the focus is on potty training, bite-inhibition, healthy separation training, proper socialization, kennel or confinement training, proper chew training, and learning basic request cues, beginning loose-leash walking. Being sure your puppy has plenty of good management, mental stimulation, environmental enrichment, and proper physical exercise is also greatly enhanced.

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Day Training- Dog Training Page

Day Training – We will train your dog one-on-one while you’re at work or even if you’re working from your home office.

Do you find yourself saying “I just want someone to train my dog for me”?  Then this is the dog training service for you.

Day Training is the perfect solution if you don’t have time to train your dog yourself, but you don’t want to send your dog away to a board and train facility. Day Training will allow you to bypass much of the hard work that is involved in initial training. However, it is critical that you are willing to make some simple changes in your relationship with your dog so that he will learn to listen to you consistently.

Day Training is very successful because your dog is being taught by a professional dog trainer and he is also learning to behave I his own home. If you would like to get your dog trained to listen to the basic commands as quickly as possible, then this program is for you! Day Training is not appropriate for dogs with serious behavior issues, but it is a great way to get your out-of-control dog to listen to you must faster.

Inclusions:

  • 6 Session Package or
  • 12 Session Package
  • After a determined number of sessions with agreed-upon goals for your dog, the dog trainer would meet with you to show off your dog’s new commands
  •  Then the dog trainer works for another few sessions, and at the end of the determined period, the dog trainer will meet with you for a transfer session where the dog trainer will show you how your dog behaves in the presence of its stimulus
  •  In the last transfer session, you and the dog trainer can really nail down the new commands. Any additional instructions on maintenance and adjustments can be made at the time if needed.

We understand that you are a busy professional with no time to train your dog, and that life is just getting in the way and children or elder care is just too demanding of your time. Day training is a great option. Our dog trainers will come to your home and work on a specific skill on a set day or days during the week. We will teach you the necessary skills to maintain the training. Our day-training program consists of an initial consultation, and then a set number of weeks in which the trainer sees the dog. 

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Matchmaker Services – help with finding your perfect dog

Matchmaker Services – help with finding your perfect dog

Do you need help finding the right dog for you or your family? Our dog trainers can create a “profile” of the dog you should be looking for based on your lifestyle and preferences. Our dog trainers have experience working or volunteering in shelters. Our dog trainers understand the reasons dogs keep being returned to the shelter. Our trainers can help you pick the dog that should thrive and fit your personality and lifestyle 

Inclusions:

  • You will receive 90-minutes of pre-adoption counseling
  • One visit to the shelter
  • Two 60-minute coaching sessions

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Training Fees, Terms, Policies, and Procedures

Homework & Training Programs

When your trainer meets with you, she will develop a training program specific to your dog and your goals. You as a student will be given homework assignments to work on between sessions. Your dog’s success is based on your ability to carry out the at-home program.

Training is a commitment that should be taken seriously. If you are unable to commit to working with your dog several times a week, and follow the guidelines given to you by your trainer, your dog’s program will not succeed.

If you have questions, do not understand or cannot do some of the things laid out by your trainer please discuss this immediately with your trainer so that they can accommodate you and help you carry out the homework as laid out. Your trainer is only there to make your program successful so that you may attain your goals. Therefore, any concerns or challenges need to be addressed immediately so that we may reach all your training goals.

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Service Fees, Refunds & Payments

Prices are typically given prior to the evaluation or the training session/package.

Payments of Services

You are required to pay for your training in full upfront. Services will not begin until payment is received.

Refunds

There are no refunds for any training services.

Scheduling, Cancellations & No-Shows

Scheduling

Single lessons must be scheduled and completed within 30 days of purchase. You have five months from the purchase of a package to complete all the lessons. If lessons are not completed in this time frame, then your lessons will be lost and no refund will be granted for unfinished lessons.

Cancellations

We require minimum of 24-hours’ notice prior to your scheduled lesson before canceling without incurring a late fee ($50). If a lesson is canceled in less than 24-hours, then the lesson time will be lost.

No-Shows

Should your trainer show up for a scheduled lesson and no one is home/available and has given no notice, it will be considered a lesson and the full lesson fee will apply for a single follow-up lesson ($175) or a lesson will be deducted from your pre-paid package if this applies.
My dog Lucky had a bad pulling issue when we’d go on walks. Anytime she saw a squirrel or another dog I felt awful because it was like I was having to choke her to keep her back. However, after a few sessions with Bambi, going on walks with Lucky is so much easier and less embarrassing for us both.
-Joshua E.

“I contacted Barbie after 2 different sitters quit while we were out of town due to my Murray’s increasing resource aggression issues. After a few sessions with Sathid (and medication!) his anxiety is significantly reduced, and he doesn’t guard his food for hours. Sathid also offered to petsit the next time we were out of town for the weekend to decrease MY anxiety level. Overall a great experience and company, we will probably work with Sathid with the puppy’s issues next!”
-Kayla C.

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