Bringing Home a New Puppy

(No time limit-about 2 hours) $165.00

Bringing home a new puppy is not much different from bringing home a new baby!  There is much to cover when you first get your puppy! So I have designed this in depth consultation to be sure your puppy integrates into her new home while also teaching the entire family how to begin interacting with your puppy.  We will walk through your home together and discuss the best options for setting up your puppy’s play area inside the home, and ideal potty areas outside your home.




  1. Potty Training- Getting a potty training routine started.

  2. Biting/Mouthing

  3. What types of chew toys/items are safe and will keep your puppy occupied.

  4. The best place for your puppy to sleep at night, e.g., in a family member’s bedroom, or a room alone.

  5. What to do when your puppy is barking and crying.

  6. Crate training

  7. Setting up puppy’s safe area when you cannot supervise.

  8. How to introduce your puppy to children.

  9. Teaching children what to do when the puppy mouths, or bites.

  10. Feeding schedule

  11. Socialization-How and where to socialize BEFORE being fully vaccinated (Please read my article on socialization).




I offer in-home training in Los Gatos, Cambrian Park, Almaden, and Saratoga.  I do not go to the Los Gatos mountains.  If you live outside these areas, I am happy to refer you to another certified trainer.









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             Bella

    Aug 2002--Nov. 2017

The dog that made me an

accidental dog trainer.

In-Home Obedience Lesson

85.00 –– 50 minutes (3 foundation skills will be addressed per lesson)

  1. Foundation Skills:  Sit, Down, Come, Stay, Wait, Leave-it, Loose Leash Walking)




Behavior Consultation-Any Age

125.00–– 90 Minutes


  1. Problem Solving

  2. Relationship Building

  3. Recall

  4. Leash Pulling


I do not take aggression cases. Please ask for a referral.