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In Home (on the Patio!) Puppy Training

For Puppies up to one year old

Your in-home outdoor family training sessions with the Puppy Professor will ensure your puppy receives consistent and clear information while the humans keep an appropriate social distance.   It also helps each family member develop their own strong bond with the puppy.  Your family is busy! We work with your schedule to customize a program that fits your lifestyle and we do not require that all members be present at all sessions.

 

Here are a few things we help teach your puppy:

  • Establish good communication

  • Reduce reprimands and scolding

  • Happy and quiet in the crate

  • Signal when he needs to "go"

  • Sit, lie down, come and stay “go to bed” and more

  • Relax and settle

  • Greeting without jumping

  • Loose leash walking

 

PLUS end nipping and chasing, chewing, stealing and other undesirable behaviors with problem-solving and management.

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Private Training Via Zoom Video Consultations

$100/hour

New Puppy? Or need help with a new rescue or a pup with some struggles? Our private video conference (via Zoom video conferencing) will help! Our conference will identify specific challenges and training goals and address them.  Conferences will include live or video demos with my dog and will provide real-time coaching for you and your pup. Fun, efficient and easy! 

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Too much togetherness?

Building Independence in a Pandemic

One hour Zoom Workshop/$25

Thanks to the pandemic, the new norm for our dogs is to be with us ALL OF THE TIME.  We are seeing more and more puppies and adult dogs (and their people!) becoming overtired and stressed due to lack of separation. A behaviorally healthy pup should be able to relax when alone.  This is a learned skill.  

Join us for information, live demos and discussion on independence training and the benefits of creating alone-time for your pups.  We will also discuss strategies to help your pup if he is already "over attached", explain what separation anxiety looks like, how to avoid it through management and training, and regardless of a pandemic, what independence games every pet parent should know and practice.

This workshop is particularly important for puppies and maturing dogs under two years of age. 

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DROP OFF - PUPPY PLAY SCHOOL​

One Week $375 / Two Consecutive Weeks $700 / Three Consecutive Weeks $1000

For puppies ages 9 weeks to 5 months * Limit 6 puppies per weekly session

Attend TUESDAY * WEDNESDAY * THURSDAY  9 AM-12:30PM 

Socialization. Enrichment. Training.

Our Puppy Professors (all certified trainers) build your puppy’s confidence and optimism through carefully crafted socialization experiences including noise desensitization, introduction to novelty, balance and proprioception activities, off leash puppy interactions, and more.  We will teach the puppies to regulate arousal through calming activities including boundary games, focus games and active rest.  Lastly, we will introduce marker based training to establish a learning foundation for basic skills like targeting, stationing, and capturing or shaping basic behaviors like attention to handler, sit, down, recall and more.

Location: Glen Ellyn Trainer Home 

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DROP OFF - PUPPY PLAY GROUP

One Session $40 / Two Sessions $75  / Three Sessions $110

All sessions are 1 hour 

For puppies ages 9 weeks to 5 months * Limit 4 puppies per session

Attend TUESDAY * WEDNESDAY * THURSDAY  9 AM-12:30PM 

Socialization. Enrichment. Off Leash Play.

Our Puppy Professors (all certified trainers) build your puppy’s confidence and optimism through carefully crafted socialization experiences including noise desensitization, introduction to novelty, balance and proprioception activities, off leash puppy interactions.  Plus we will introduce the concept of regulating arousal through calming activities including boundary games, focus games and active rest.  

Location: Glen Ellyn Trainer Home 

Your New Puppy

$40/One hour Zoom Workshop

Are you expecting a new puppy? Or has he arrived and excitement has turned to overwhelm? Join us to learn absolute best practices in helping your puppy acclimate to your family, deal with nipping and chewing, house train, crate train and become "socialized"? This workshop is the BEST option to start you and your puppy off on the right paw! 

In addition, we will introduce you to science-based, positive reinforcement training methods as well as answer your questions!   

Attendance in this class makes you eligible for a discounted rate for our Puppy Home School class.  

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25 Day Challenge! Games that will make you "Sexier than a Squirrel"!

Self Paced Video Learning paired with video conference support for two months.

Fee: $38 (Videos are unlimited lifetime access)

The video series teaches you games to play with your dog that promote

connection to you and disengagement from that ever so

interesting environment. So when that pesky squirrel or bird or neighbor

dog appears, it will be YOU that your dog pays attention to. In addition to

the videos, we will meet up online to discuss the games, provide

real-time demos and answer your questions.

Join the challenge! It will be fun for the whole family especially your pup!

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Pandemic Puppy

For Puppies up to one year of age

$160 one hour class, 5 week session

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Did you miss out on teaching the basics during the pandemic? or looking for a solid starter class your new pup? Laying a strong foundation of positive training will help you...and your pup!

 

Here are a few things you and your puppy will learn:

  • Establishing clear communication

  • Socialization 

  • Sit, lie down, come and stay “go to bed” and more

  • Relax and settle

  • Greeting without jumping

  • Intro Loose leash walking

  • Off-leash play as age and play styles permit

 

PLUS we address nipping and chasing, chewing, stealing and other undesirable behaviors.

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Day Training Package-Trainer with Dog

$1000

No time to train?  Leave the training to us!  This training package puts your puppy in the hands of a professional who will provide frequent, consistent training and socialization sessions over a 4 week period. 

 

Services include:

  • (1) 60-minute initial phone, zoom or in-person consult to establish training goals. 

  • 9 hours of  training and socialization sessions with trainer with puppy. Sessions will be held at your home outdoors, at the trainer's home or in public areas. 

  • (2)  30-minute video consult review sessions with owner