In-Home Private Puppy Training 

125.00 Per Session–– (No time limit-about 75 minutes) This session is customized for your needs.

  1. Puppy Problem Solving

  2. Potty Training

  3. Leash Pulling

  4. Obedience--Sit, Down, Stay

  5. Come When Called or Running Away Problems

  6. Leave - it

  7. Jumping

  8. Biting/Mouthing Problems in Puppies

  9. Barking

  10. Attention Seeking (Nuisance Behaviors)

  11. Eating Your Daisies

Bringing Home a New Puppy

(No time limit-about 2 hours) $165.00

This is for clients who have just brought home their new puppy.

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. Getting a potty training routine started.

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

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

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

  5. Crate training

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

  7. How to introduce your puppy to children.

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

  9. Feeding schedule

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

  11. Introducing your puppy to your other dog.

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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The dog that made me an

accidental dog trainer.

In-Home Adult Obedience Lesson

85.00 –– 50 minutes

  1. Foundation Skills: Obedience, Sit, Down, Come, Stay, Wait, Leave-it, Heeling

  2. Attention and Focus

  3. Ignoring Other Dogs

I do not take aggression cases. For reactive dogs, I will refer you to a qualified behavior consultant.