IN-HOME TRAINING PROCESS
ADDRESS PUPPY BEHAVIORS
We will start by deciphering what puppy behaviors you're dealing with and what is most important to you. Puppy behaviors include nipping, chewing, jumping, crate anxiety, housebreaking challenges, and more. It is helpful to meet and address these things in-home, where the behaviors are occurring. However, during the COVID-19 environment, we can discuss meeting virtually or in a socially distant capacity in your lawn (weather permitting).
INTRODUCE COMMAND TRAINING
There are 8 basic commands that all puppies should master-- polite greeting of strangers, watch, sit, lay down, stay, free, come, and leave it. But we can always add to this. Once we've decided which obedience skills are important to you, I will begin introducing those commands to you and your dog. My goal is to train you how to train your dog, so I'm a firm believer in training together. Your pet has plenty of potential to learn and understand commands, and my techniques will lay the foundation for you to build upon. Repetition and consistency is key in obedience training, so yes– there will be "homework" while I am away! However, you will find that this small amount of work on your end will solidify positive behaviors, and shape the way your dog responds to you.
REAL WORLD IMPLEMENTATION
As your puppy begins to master the basic commands, we will take our training outside of familiar territory. Working outside of the home helps solidify the skills you and your pooch have learned by working in a new environment with added distractions. A dog that has mastered obedience training will be able to perform learned skills surrounded by unfamiliar sights, sounds, smells – and even a room full of dogs!
Serving Richmond Heights & Neighboring Areas
Due to high demand and limited availability, our in-home training offering is limited to a boundary map circling Richmond Heights.
Puppies from outside this boundary are welcome join our Puppy Social Classes or daycare.