Congratulations on your new puppy!! What a wonderful new adventure you’ve embarked on!
It can also be tiring, confusing and even stressful. Whether you’ve read a few books in advance or relied on the advice of your friends and neighbours you’ve probably realized that there is a lot of conflicting information out there and to make matters worse your puppy appears to have read completely different books!
Let Raising Rover help you sort through all the noise and give you a plan and the tools to raise your puppy into the best dog he can be.
Set up for success! Whether you’re a first timer or maybe just haven’t had a puppy in a while, the Prep lesson will get you and your house ready for your new furry bundle of joy. The one hour lesson covers a shopping list, puppy proofing your home, what to do with those baby gates, introducing the crate, getting through the first nights, a daily schedule and early housetraining plan. ($200)
Get off to the right start with the Puppy Primer- 2 one-hour lessons covering all the early priorities of puppy raising: crate training, housetraining, early socialization, puppy biting and chewing, introducing leash and collar, daily routine, setting smart precedents and problem prevention as well as some introductory skills training (time permitting). Great for both first time puppy parents as well as experienced dog owners. ($350)
Puppy Head Start
The perfect follow up to the primer, Puppy Head Start includes 8 one-hour lessons to get you and your puppy started on all the basic necessary life skills. ($2250)
Training and behaviour modification for dog 6+ months
Customized private training solutions may be for you if:
- You have visions of a well-mannered pet who is a pleasure to live with but aren’t quite there yet
- Group classes don’t work with your schedule or preferred learning style
- You prefer a more personalized approach
Not everything can be solved in one lesson, but for some problems like remedial housetraining, a new rescue or mild separation anxiety you just need a solid plan to start with. ($225) *note: available to previous students only
The Tune Up
Have a basically good dog who just needs a little fine tuning in a few areas? The Tune Up is a series of 3 one-hour lessons to help you get back on track. Suited for coming when called, counter surfing, recall, walking politely on leash, doorway manners, jumping up, preparing Rover for baby’s arrival. ($600)
Personalized Behaviour Modification Plans
Some behaviours are more complex and successful modification requires more in-depth work. Fear-based behaviour, food/toy guarding, aggression, and more comprehensive basic manners are better suited to a personalized plan which may also include one-on-one work (see day training below). Get in touch to see what a personalized plan might look like for you!
Better than boot camp! Raising Rover understands that not everyone wants to be a dog trainer or has the time needed to get results. We will work with your dog in their own environment and then teach you how to maintain the skills learned. Minimum: 10 hours. Please inquire for the most suitable package for you and your dog. ($1,850)
All fees subject to HST and include:
- Travel time to you or in the case of virtual lessons, unlimited review of any videos submitted
- Detailed and fully customized lesson notes for each lesson
- Consultations with your vet and other service providers (groomers, walkers, day-care operators) where applicable
- Trainer-in-your-pocket service for duration of your program by phone, email or text
- Video assessment and feedback for duration of your program