Puppy classes are a good idea in theory, but they can actually cause learning deficits and, in some cases, serious behavior problems. You don't really need to "over-socialize" your puppy with other dogs. As long as you set the proper template, your pup will grow up to be a confident, happy, and well-socialized canine citizen.
In lieu of classes, I offer a low-cost, 3-session, private, in-home puppy package. I will teach you all you need to know about housebreaking, preventing excessive chewing, and everything else necessary to raise a perfect, and perfectly happy puppy dog.
Training the Dog
Instead of teaching you how to train your dog, I'll work with the pooch on a regular basis until he or she is fully trained or until his or her behavioral problems are fully resolved.
There is no set time limit. My fee is only slightly more than what you’d expect to pay a dog walker.
I offer free telephone consultations.
Teaching the Owner
I come to your home or meet with you in a local park, and teach you how to train your dog, using training games like tug and fetch, to teach each command.
These exercises were created with two goals: to make your dog instantly and happily obey any and all commands under any and all conditions, and to be totally free from all behavioral problems. (Pay by cash, check or PayPal.)
1 Session - $120
3 Sessions - $300
5 Sessions - $450
I also offer discounts for students and teachers.
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Treating Behavioral Problems
BECOME A TRAINER!
I offer a comprehensive, one-on-one course on all aspects of dog training. You will study directly with me.
THE CALM HOUSE
When dogs stay with me at my Upper West Side brownstone -- either during the day or overnight -- they tend to become calmer, less anxious, aggressive or fearful, and much more obedient.
Availability is limited.
FREE WORKSHOPS ON TREATING CANINE PTSD
The next workshop will be at Whiskers Holistic Pet Care, 235 East Ninth Street, in September, 2019.
Dogs exhibit behavior problems for many reasons. Some are mistreated as puppies, some are abandoned or neglected by their owners. But no matter the reason, the underlying cause is always deep inner stress.
Yet most training systems aren't specifically designed to help dogs release deep inner stress, causing these problems to persist.
If your dog is exhibiting any of these behaviors, call or email me for a free, 20-minute telephone consultation.