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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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Canine Good Citizen Prep

Intermediate class for pups who have completed at least one class with us.  Limit 5 pups with handlers in each class

5 weeks series, one hour class
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Location: Wet Nose, Geneva

This intermediate class introduces dog teams to the elements of the AKC Canine Good Citizen test and provides training and guidance on how to achieve success in meeting each element. 

 

Once the prep class is completed, a separate Canine Good Citizen Evaluation test day will scheduled for those wishing to test.  Prep class attendees are not required to participate in the CGC Evaluation Test. 

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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 

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Intro to Tricks

Pups must be able to comfortably work along side other dogs and people

5 weeks series, one hour class
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This fun class will introduce you and your dog to the sport of Trick Dog Training. Your dog will learn some fun tricks to show friends and family and you will learn
how trick training boosts your dog’s creativity, builds confidence, improves obedience and manners, and strengthens the bond between you and your dog.
Plus, it’s a great form of physical and mental exercise for your pup!

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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  

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Manners that "Click"

For Pups who have completed Puppy Kindergarten
Fee: $200

Take your training to the next level. Learn how to shape novel behaviors, transfer cues, proof and solidify behaviors you have already taught and learn more about the science of animal training.  Sounds serious, but actually, you will have a blast taking your relationship with your pup to the next level!

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Drop Off - Puppy Play and Train
**Currently on hold **

For Puppies enrolled in Puppy classes
ages 9 weeks to 5 months
Class size up to 4 pups

Fee: One class $100 / Two-pack $190 / Three-pack $280
1 hour class 
Location: Glen Ellyn

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.  

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Young Puppy Manners

For puppies ages up to 24 weeks.  Limit 6 puppies with handlers in each session

6 Class Series, 1 hour class 
(6 classes-a recorded Orientation plus 5 in- person classes)

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Location: Wet Nose, Geneva

This series is for young puppies ages up to 20 weeks and their families. Your puppy will learn to be comfortable around novelty, accept handling and restraint, meet and play with other puppies of an appropriate age and play style, and the basic behaviors that will lead o a lifelong bond with their humans. The humans will learn how to use positive reinforcement, science-based training methods to build

cooperation and trust and prevent undesired behaviors. Plus, you will learn how to “speak dog” by reading your puppy’s body language and more!

(First class is a pre-recorded orientation followed by 5 in person classes) Registrants must provide proof of puppy’s up-to-date vaccinations and a negative fecal sample.

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Manners Level 2 
 

For Pups who have completed Young Puppy Manners or Polite Pup Basic Manners

5 week series, one hour class
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Location: Wet Nose, Geneva

Choose this class if you have completed Puppy Preschool, Pandemic Puppy or Older Pup Level 1.   We will continue to build the behaviors learned in our beginner classes: sit, down, come, hand target, drop it/give, settling on a mat.  Plus, we will introduce additional targeting, stay, leash walking, calm greetings and incorporate more games that will shape your pup into a creative thinker and you into a creative trainer.

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Polite Pup - Basic Manners

For adolescent and adult dogs

6 Class Series, 1 hour class 
(6 classes-a recorded Orientation plus 5 in- person classes)
click "Purchase Now" for session dates/times
Location: Wet Nose, Geneva
 

Is your dog jumping on grandma or your kitchen counters? Ignoring you when you call them from the yard? Pulling on leash? This class will lay the foundation for polite manners and address problem behaviors in your home and in public. Improve your dog’s focus, cooperation and build a stronger bond of communication all while playing fun training games with your dog.

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Intro To Therapy Dog and Therapy Dog-Continuing

For pups ages 6 mos to adult.  Limit 5 pups with handlers in each session

5 week series, 1 hour class
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Location: Wet Nose, Geneva

Do you and your dog enjoy meeting new people? Consider training to become a therapy dog team. Visiting hospitals, nursing homes, colleges, libraries and school reading programs are some of the opportunities available in our area. In this class, you'll learn about the various organizations and what it takes to become a therapy dog team. You'll also have an opportunity to learn and practice the required exercises to pass a Therapy Dog Evaluation.

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In Home Training Packages
(Private Coaching and Day Training)
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DUE to HIGH DEMAND PACKAGES ARE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 2023
4-Pack: $450

8-Pack: $880
12-Pack:$1290
Custom: Contact Us

Start your pup out on the right paw.  No matter the age, in home private training helps promote the behavior you want in the place that you want it-home!  This package will give you the tools you need to build a great working relationship with your new puppy or adopted dog.  

We customize a package based on your needs.  

 

Package elements might include:

  •  Initial Zoom or In Person Training consultation

  • Coaching sessions with owner and puppy

  • Day training sessions with puppy and trainer (owner absent)

  • Skill transfer sessions with owner and puppy (after day training is completed)

  • 10% Discount on “Puppy Start Right” group training class

Packages for Private Training 

Whether you are interested in learning in your own home along with your puppy or in dropping your puppy off at the Puppy Professor's home for day training or day camp, private training packages help to put your puppy's learning on the fast track to becoming the well-behaved loving companion we know they can be. Unsure of where to start? Choose an initial consult and we can develop a training package from there.

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Puppy Day Camp

$275/Day       

Feeling overwhelmed? Try 3 hours of bliss without your puppy! We bring your puppy to our home or go out and about for important socialization.  For up to 3 hours we focus on all the things you may be struggling with...house training, nipping, jumping, meeting new people, leash walking and more!

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Puppy Day Camp Package
Suspended until 2023

$750/3 Puppy Day Camp Sessions-Suspended until 2023

For busy families who prefer to let the Puppy Professor do the training, this option allows your pup to spend up to 3 hours with the Puppy Professor.  His day will be a combination of socialization, enrichment, and training.  Day Camp is helpful for puppies needing additional socialization, have crate training or house training issues, need more practice with leash walking, or simply want a jump start on good behavior.