Who is this package for? 

Puppies 8 weeks to 6 months old

What do I get? 

  • A hybrid training schedule with a 40-minute intake call prior to your first appointment followed by (10) 30-minute private training sessions customized to your needs via Google Meet scheduled 1-2 times per week with an option to convert up to 2 hours of training time to in-person work. (Worried you can't train a dog that way? No worries! Read this.)

  • You will receive a follow-up email after each session with video and/or article links to help you remember the training homework.

  • Your package can be customized to meet your specific priorities.  

  • You can text, email, or call with questions outside of sessions.

  • You can take a week off if needed for vacation or just a break, no problem.

 

I really want to work in person.

  • We have found that the pups are learning faster if the first few lessons are virtual because you and the pup build a working relationship. In the past, we would often see pups working really well for us, but not as well for you, and being really distracted by our presence.

  • That said, we like working on leash work and greeting in person when we can, so we typically give the option to work in a park or your yard or in a mutually convenient public place for the last session. There is an extra travel fee of $20 per session because the package pricing is virtual which is less costly, and you would trade (2) 30-minute video sessions per (1) 60-minute in-person session. 

  • This is offered only if and when the pup is ready to work around distractions and being outdoors is relevant to the skills being trained and if the trainer(s) feel comfortable with current COVID-19 conditions and weather. 

 

What if I need more help?

Next, you work to build fluency - being able to do things in distracting environments at a distance and/or for a long duration of time. You can continue to follow our training plans on your own after Puppy 101, or schedule an advanced package, Teen Puppy 201.

PUPPY 101

We'll discuss:

  • Socialization plans

  • Common puppy issues

  • Handling 

  • Working to eat

  • Say please programs

  • Environmental management

We'll begin basic training for skills like:

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Target

  • Leave it

  • Wait

  • Trade

  • Leash Walking

  • Come 

$495
for this package

Sessions and packages are paid in advance via invoice and must be used within 6 months following that visit. Without regular sessions, it's difficult to make progress.

 

Virtual services are available everywhere. In-home services may be available in these neighborhoods within the Baltimore metro area: Owings Mills, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Glyndon, Finksburg, Pikesville, Stevenson, Lutherville, Timonium, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley, Roland Park, Riderwood, Ruxton, Mt. Washington, Homeland, Guilford, Hampden, Bolton Hill, Towson, Sparks, parts of Monkton, Phoenix, Jarrettsville, Kingsville, Perry Hall, Parkville, White Marsh, Forest Hill, Hydes, and the southwestern edges of Bel Air. Contact us to ask about any areas not listed and if we don't work there, we can usually provide a referral to a trusted colleague. Not all trainers work in all areas so if we can't provide a trainer in your area at the time you need us, we will try to connect you with someone we trust.

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