puppy training

puppy training

Puppy training relief is on the way! (Phew, right?)

puppy chasing toy outdoors

Easy puppy now, awesome dog later.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Benjamin Franklin could have been talking about puppy training!

Let’s nurture and develop the companion you hope for. Let’s set you up for future success. Let’s get in front of the barking, jumping, nipping, biting, chewing and digging.  

Fixing problem behavior is truly much harder than getting it right the first time. Besides, you have better things to do. Like loving life with your new family member.

Specializing in guiding your puppy’s growth and development

We’ll get you from problem to solution in no time.

Accidents in the house Regularly do her business outside
Destroying things you care about Chewing on her own toys
Biting hands and pant legs Keeping her teeth to herself
Playing keep away Dropping your stuff on cue
Ignoring you when you call Eaegerly come running

Two Ways to Train — Live Online or In Person

Ready to relax and enjoy the cute in your puppy?

Schedule your Discovery Call and Consultation today!
Call 805-845-8458 or click to email

Choose your Puppy ONLINE Training Package

PUPPY Live On Line

Trainer Support Includes:

  • Live online coaching sessions
  • Video review
  • Personalized Q & A
  • Simple step-by-step instructions
  • Homework check-ins

Your puppy’s developmental stage will determine some of our curriculum. Basic Behaviors covered: Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Go to Mat, Drop It, Leave It, Walk on Leash, Recall; Could also include house training, mouthing/biting, bite inhibition, socialization, crate training, handling. Goals to be determined based on your puppy during our consultation.

Each week I’ll map out simple steps to move your progress forward. We’ll meet online two times throughout the week to coach you through your steps and teach you how to get and maintain your puppy’s best behavior. We’ll also problem-solve any puppy shenanigans that arise along the way. Video review sessions will provide a unique opportunity for me to experience your training sessions out in the world, and I’ll also check in with you via a shared online task list several times each week for a bit of extra support. (We’ll use our 2 follow-up sessions to make sure you’re well on your way to better behavior with your puppy!)

Choose Your Live Online Package

4-Week Smart Puppy

4 weeks
12 total hours of trainer support
3-hours each week

$1,990

8-Week Smart Puppy

8 weeks
24 total hours of trainer support
3-hours each week

$3,600

New Puppy Consultation

Before Your Puppy Comes Home

Get your questions answered and take the guess work—and the stress—out of the first few days and weeks with your puppy.

First-night plans, house training strategies and home set-up are only a few of the important decisions ahead. How you introduce your puppy to your home matters, and impacts your life and the dog your puppy will become.

I’ll help you chart a course through the most common puppy behavior issues and provide a road map for nurturing a dog friend you can take anywhere.

Armed with the best information, you’ll make choices that ensure the best possible outcomes now and in the future.

It’s a lot harder to fix problem behavior than to get it right the first time — and you have better things to do. Like enjoying life with your dog.

young happy couple holding their puppy

Puppy Prep 101

1.5 Hour Consultation w/ Q&A

30-minute Follow-up

Total Training Support: 2 Hours

$295

Pressing puppy training topics include:

  • house-training
  • mouthing and biting
  • socialization now for best behavior later
  • setting up your puppy’s “playroom”
  • crating and confinement
  • preventing mouthing, jumping, barking, digging
  • appropriate outlets for puppy energy
  • loads of resources including shopping lists

Three Steps to Start

Schedule a complimentary Discovery Call.

Meet with me for a 90-minute assessment.

Choose a training package to meet your goals and begin!

Unsure about online training?

Take A Test Drive

Experience a sample 1-hour session and decide whether online training’s for you. Added bonus — learn some classic and foundational skills you can put to use now.

Learn more about online training!

Online Trial Session: 1-Hour. $145

 

Choose your Puppy IN PERSON Training Package

PUPPY In Person Training

  • Convenient in-home training
  • I travel to you
  • Out-in-the world experiences for your dog
  • Ongoing Support: Weekly Q& A

Your puppy’s developmental stage will determine some of our curriculum. Basic Behaviors covered: Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Go to Mat, Drop It, Leave It, Walk on Leash, Recall; Could also include house training, mouthing/biting, bite inhibition, socialization, crate training, handling. Goals to be determined based on your puppy during our consultation.

Each week I’ll meet with your puppy—starting at your home then moving out into the world. Using positive techniques to show him how to offer you his best behavior. We’ll transfer progress to you in a fun, hands-on session at the end of each week. Then we’ll use our two follow-up sessions to make sure everything is feeling good before we call it a wrap.

Choose Your In Person Package

4-Week Package

18 Total Training Sessions

Includes:

  • 12 in person training sessions
  • 4 results transfer sessions
  • + 2 follow-ups (to make sure your training sticks)

$3,330

6-Week Package

26 Total Training Sessions

Includes:

  • 18 in person training sessions,
  • 6 results transfer sessions
  • + 2 follow-ups (to make sure your training sticks)

$4,810

Meet your Trainer

Nothing gives me more pleasure than teaching my client’s dogs to behave. Whether in a training session or on a group walk, I seek every possibility to create positive learning opportunities. I am thrilled by the moment they get it, when you can see that light bulb switch on, when they understand good things are coming their way and they offer you their best behavior. Then doing the right thing becomes fun and training progress accelerates. Regardless of breed or age, I approach every dog with curiosity and respect. Because I’m passionate about getting the best results for both you and your dog, I look for the best in your best friend, and seek to combine the specific and unique ingredients that will help you live a stress-free, fulfilling life together.

The trainer is well trained!!! Learned! Experienced! Insightful! Intuitive! Not only can she train your puppy…you get trained too. It’s all part of the package and enjoyable as Sara is fun to have around.   

Mary Smith and Joel Ungar

Sara guided us through our Bernese Mountain Dog puppy’s first couple of months, and she gave us the start we were hoping for. She worked effortlessly with him, always showing patience, compassion and kindness. 

Julie Sullwold and Pete Eisner