Puppy Training

Ah, PUPPIES! Who can resist those wriggling little balls of fuzzy, warm, tail wagging adorableness?! If you are reading this, you have probably already adopted your new family member - Congratulations!

When is the best time to start training your new puppy? As soon as you bring him or her home. They are constantly learning whether you are intending for them to or not, so better to be teaching them the way you would like them to behave than to inadvertently encourage or allow negative behaviours that could become problematic down the road.

Jumping, chewing, pulling, nipping, barking, digging, whining, “accidents”, yep, all normal puppy behaviours! But that doesn’t mean you have to accept them. We can show you how to get the behaviours you want from your puppy, and eliminate those you don’t – and your puppy will be happy to oblige. You see, with positive reinforcement, training is fun for the dog and the trainer. We are simply showing the dog that the right behaviours pay off and so he/she will be more likely to perform them in the future.

Our puppy training begins with you filling out our registration form below to let us know a little bit about you and what you hope to accomplish with your puppy. We will then set up an in-home training session at your convenience.

The sessions will be geared to you and your individual puppy. We will first start by addressing any issues or concerns you are having and then progress through some or all of the following, depending on your goals, at a rate that is comfortable for both of you:

  • House training

  • The right tools (ie. Making sure you have an appropriate collar, leash, etc.)

  • Separation anxiety

  • Nipping/biting

  • Good manners

  • Jumping up

  • Polite leash walking

  • Getting your dog’s attention

  • Come when called (playful and/or formal recall)

  • Settle in a crate or on a mat

  • Controlled socialization

  • Sit/stand

  • Down

  • Stay

  • Heel

  • Finish