100% Personalized Dog Training For You And Your Puppy That Uses Only Positive Training Techniques For Lifelong Success.
Starting with the basics – house-training, appropriate play, and crate training - we'll work our way through many of the behavioural challenges every puppy-owner faces and we'll work with you - one-on-one and in your own home – as you learn to continue the process yourself, confidently and successfully.
We’ll also help your puppy with that crucial piece: socialization. You’ll get to know when to begin introducing your puppy to novel situations and how to go about it.
And of course, you will learn how to teach and maintain the building blocks of good behaviour: sit, come, walk nicely on a leash, drop it and stay.
This 4 week program includes
I know you probably have a thousand questions about your puppy's training and I try to answer the most popular ones here.
If you have any questions that aren't mentioned here, please be sure to get in touch and I'll be happy to answer anything you'd like to know.
8 weeks old.
A puppy is able to learn and retain training at 8 weeks of age.
Though his attention span may be shorter and tendency to distraction may be higher than an older puppy or dog, he has the same potential.
Every moment he is awake, your puppy is learning.
Let’s make sure he learns things that will make him more confident and easier to live with instead of habits that will need changing later.
$360 for 4 sessions.
At Companion Avenue, you save $10/session when you opt for a package of 4 or more dog training lessons.
Each session in the package is just $90 for customized and personal attention.
And while group classes may be cheaper, you won’t get the in-home, one-on-one program that is designed for your unique family and puppy.
The 5 Session Puppy Package is designed to span 4-6 weeks, but the date and time of lessons is entirely your choice, and if you wish to condense or spread out the sessions, you may.
Each session is an hour.
You will need to commit just 3-5 minutes three times a day to practice on your own to see results.
In the first year of your puppy’s life, she will go through different stages and learning goals will advance; there is no definitive timeline, but you can expect a good foundation by the end of the package.
No, but it is encouraged.
Crate training is never a punishment or a jailing, and is not done without teaching the puppy to choose her crate willingly.
Crate training is actually a kindness because a puppy who learns that her crate is a safe, comfortable place that is her own, can retreat there when unsure, and will have far less anxiety when she inevitably has to spend a few hours or more at the vet or in boarding.
It is also invaluable in the house training process.
But there are alternatives to keep your puppy safe and to facilitate house training.
The beauty of the clicker is that it lends itself to all ages and abilities.
If you are concerned about having to use your hands, a whistle can be substituted, and for those who worry that they cannot hear the clicker themselves, the feel of it is unmistakable.
I have experience working with people from the Deaf community and clients with ASD, and welcome those with other challenges.
If mobility is an issue, I can come to your home for the sessions as i routinely do so with any student.
Say nothing to your puppy and clean with a purpose-made cleaning product designed for pet urine to eliminate the smells that may trigger your puppy to do it again in that place.
Scolding a puppy who pees inside teaches them that peeing is making you upset.
It doesn’t help them to learn that peeing *inside* is wrong, and that peeing *outside* is good.
So the result is that when you go outside, the puppy will be hesitant to pee or poo because the last time they did that, you were angry.
This leads to a puppy who sneaks off to closets or secret corners of the home to do their business when you’re not looking.
I can help you to teach your puppy where you want the pee without ever having to frighten them or break the trust your puppy should have in you.
Save on the hourly rate with a 5 or 6 session package, save time with the "Day Training" option, these puppy training packages can accommodate the busiest people with the most hectic schedules.
All of the packages come with flexible scheduling, hours that don’t expire, and can take place at your home, my training area in North York, or by remote video.
Just send me a quick form message and I'll reach out to set up our initial telephone consultation. Simple!
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