Puppy Head Start

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If you’re welcoming a new puppy into your home – congratulations!! What a wonderful new adventure you’ve embarked on!

If you’ve already read a few books or received advice from family, friends or neighbours you’ve no doubt  realized that there is a lot of conflicting information out there and to make matters worse your puppy may have read completely different books!

YOU’VE LANDED IN THE RIGHT PLACE.

As Toronto’s first independently certified, positive reinforcement-based trainer in Toronto, my clients can trust that they are getting the latest evidence-based advice and the benefit of 20 years experience. It’s why we are the #1 recommended trainer by VCA Canada Toronto-based hospitals as well as many local veterinarians.

The PUPPY HEAD START program will help you sort through all the noise and give you a step-by-step action plan and the tools to raise your puppy into the best dog he can be. Consider this a Behavioural Vaccine for your pup!

Whether you want a fully customized program, the innovative group/private hybrid class or a self-study approach, the Puppy Head Start program lets you get started right away with the tools you will need to have a well-adjusted, well-mannered companion who is welcome anywhere you may like to go together.

You will learn how to create a wide variety of positive novel experiences:
We don’t stop at socialization! We’ll also work on problem prevention:
You will also learn the building blocks for lifelong good manners, using rewards and fun games you can play together:

You’ll also learn how to speak dog with and what good play looks like and know when to intervene!

The PUPPY HEAD START program is offered in 3 ways to suit different needs and budgets:

Private Coaching

10 Week Program
A fully customized program tailored to fit you and your dog, in your environment for the ultimate training experience
  • 8 Private 1 Hour Sessions
    (in person or virtual)
  • Life Time Access to peresonal library of 80+ Video Tutorials and 120+ training tip PDFs
  • Detailed Lesson Plan + training trackers
  • Video Analysis & feedback
  • Phone & Email support between sessions
  • Ongoing support for 60 days following program conclusion

Group Class

8 Week Program
A fusion-program combining private coaching with budget-friendly group training to truly support you and your puppy!
  • 8 Weekly Group Sessions (virtual)
  • Life Time Access to peresonal library of 80+ Video Tutorials and 120+ training tip PDFs
  • Detailed Lesson Plan + training trackers
  • Video Analysis & feedback
  • Email support between sessions
  • Ongoing support for 30 days following program conclusion

Self Study

Self Paced
All the same lessons covered in the group program for you to work through in the privacy of your home and at your own pace
  • At your own pace
  • Life Time Access to personal library of 80+ Video Tutorials and 120+ training tip PDFs
  • Includes Life Time Access to personal library of 100+ Video Tutorials & training tip PDFs
We offer online training and virtual consultations for behaviour issues!