Puppy Training Programs

Puppy Primer Seminar (In your home private session)

Get off to a “pawsitive” start with your new pup with this introduction to puppy learning and training.

This seminar is designed for people who are contemplating getting a puppy, or have made the decision and are awaiting arrival of their puppy from the breeder. This seminar gives you valuable information you need to survive your dog's puppyhood. Learn the ten critical things every puppy must know to grow into a well-adjusted and well-behaved dog, and how to teach them. Topics include: Vaccines, food, pet insurance, house training, biting, chewing, proper toys and games, socialization, and how to initiate learned manners and social behaviors that will secure his/her permanent spot in your heart and home. This seminar will teach you what to expect in the coming months, and will leave you confident and prepared to handle many situations.

Before you go out and spend money on crates, food bowls, toys, leashes, collars etc., take this seminar to avoid pitfalls and mistakes that cost you money. This seminar is a great learning option for a family with children, because we can focus on a family team building approach to training. Children are typically rough with puppies and have to be taught how to handle a puppy, how to pick up a puppy and how not to raise the excitement level of the puppy to avoid nipping. The concept of everybody participating in the training and everyone being on the same page, having the same knowledge greatly accelerates the puppies' learning curve.

Time: 3 hour Seminar

Place: Your Home - we come to you.

Registration: Please call (705) 279-6354 or contact us via email

Testimonial:

Dear Tom,

I wanted to thank you for all your experienced knowledge in dog ownership and canine behaviour. Your advice has saved me more than the price of the puppy primer course and I now have the confidence to meet the challenges of raising our puppy and establishing a leadership role to guide and nurture my puppy's behaviour. Raising a puppy is nothing like what I expected and your advice was indispensable in the challenges as they arose. The myriad of choices a new puppy owner faces with respect to equipment (food, vaccines, insurance, crates, bowls, leashes, collars, walking harness, car restraints etc.) is overwhelming, I didn't want to make a mistake and spend alot of money unnecessarily. Your advice was on the money. Outstanding! By the way Charlie says hi. Licks and wags,

Joanne D, Shanty Bay ON.




Puppy Classes Level I (Private lessons - You and your family, your puppy and the instructor for one on one training)

Private lessons provide you with personalized instruction in obedience training. If your schedule, your training goals, or your dog's situation prevent participation in group obedience classes, private lessons may be right for you.

Most group puppy classes will not take puppies until they are ten weeks of age and have had two sets of vaccinations, thus losing two to three weeks of your puppies' most precious developmental time. The advantage of our personal one on one training program is that we can start as soon as you take the puppy home (usually as early as week eight when purchased through a breeder), and get a major head start on your puppies training. You and your puppy will experience less anxiety and stress while exhibiting more focus when trained with a personal instructor versus the traditional group environment with many students and strange dogs of varying sizes all seeking the attention of the instructor. Don't let your dog learn at the pace of the slowest dog in the group class. Take this opportunity to mould and shape your pet's personality and instill good social manners right from the onset. We at The Puppy Professors will fast track your pet to be an obedient companion utilizing a gentle, proven, do no harm, positive reinforcement, training methodology. Choke chains and inducing fear through punishment, are methods we don't endorse or advocate. We believe in re-directing the dog's unwanted negative behavior, while effecting change through behaviour modification techniques. Stress is neither good for you or your dog, so we encourage fun and play in our curriculum to encourage that special bond every dog owner craves. Our classes are flexible as to scheduling and we can accommodate different nights from week to week. Class notes will be provided every week for six weeks.

Time: 1 hour class each week.

Course length: 6 weeks.

Place: Your Home - we come to you.

Registration: Please call (705) 279-6354 or contact us via email

 


 

Puppy Classes Level II (Private lessons - You and your family, your puppy and the instructor for one on one training)

This course continues the learning process from Puppy Classes Level I and expands the handler's knowledge base. The lessons are designed to induce your puppy to think for themselves developing refined problem solving skills. Advanced commands and behaviours will be taught utilizing clicker training, lure based training and target training along with a few dog tricks to keep the course interesting and fun for you and your puppy. Our classes are flexible as to scheduling and we can accommodate different nights from week to week. Class notes will be provided every week for six weeks.

Pre-requisite: Puppy Classes Level I

Time: 1 hour class each week.

Course length: 6 weeks.

Place: Your Home - we come to you.

Registration: Please call (705) 279-6354 or contact us via email

 


 

Adolescent/Adult Dog Training Programs


Dog Manners and Obedience (Private lessons - You, Your dog and the instructor for one on one training)

This course is designed for dogs six months and older. The course benefits dogs who have had little or no training, and older dogs who have regressed and developed some bad habits in which case, this course serves as a perfect refresher to get them back on track.

Eliminate over excited behavior, jumping up, pulling on the leash while walking, excessive barking, won't come when called and other annoying habits your dog is demonstrating.

Private lessons provide you with personalized instruction, not instruction at the pace of the slowest dog in a large group obedience class. We will personalize this course to you and your dog's situation, so we don't waste your time and money.

If your schedule, your training goals, or your dog's situation prevent participation in group obedience classes, private lessons may be right for you. Our classes are flexible as to scheduling and we can accommodate different nights from week to week.

Time: 1 hour class each week.

Course length: 6 weeks.

Place: Your Home - we come to you.

Registration: Please call (705) 279-6354 or contact us via email

 


 

Behaviour Consultation (Private one on one consult in your home with lifetime support to fix the specific problem for the life of your dog)

Does you dog exhibit some of these behaviors?:

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Sometimes our beloved dogs behave in problematic ways that lead to frustration and concern about our canine friend. Behavior is caused by the combination of a dog's genetic profile (breed and individual characteristics) and all of his or her learning from past experiences. Some behaviour problems require a diligent commitment to an ongoing program of behaviour modification and management, while other behaviour problems can be more easily addressed through some routine management and training.

A behaviour consultation helps to identify why your dog is acting inappropriately, and the prognosis for change. We can start you on a treatment/training program tailored to your specific situation. We specialize in behaviour cases which require an individualized approach, not group behaviour classes. Contact us if you feel you and your dog will benefit from an in-depth, individualized behaviour consultation that will help identify ways to effectively change your dog’s behaviour. Our behavioural consultation includes training you and your dog using counter conditioning strategies, along with providing reading materials and phone/email support follow up. We support you during the entire process to rectify the specific behaviour and for the LIFETIME of the dog should the dog regress.

Place: Your Home - we come to you.

Registration: Please call (705) 279-6354 or contact us via email




Dog Walking


Option A:

Commuters Special - Monday to Friday mid day walk package. A 30 minute visitation per day comprised of a walk or playtime at the option of the client, replenishing of fresh water, feeding and dispensing medication if necessary, along with poop and scoop.

Cost: $90.00 for first dog. Add $45.00 ($9.00 X 5 days) for each additional dog in same household. Applicable taxes are extra.

Option B:

Commuters Special - Monday to Friday mid day walk package. A 45 minute visitation per day comprised of a walk or playtime at the option of the client, replenishing of fresh water, feeding and dispensing medication if necessary, along with poop and scoop.

Cost: $125.00 for first dog. Add $62.50 ($12.50 X 5 days) for each additional dog in same household. Applicable taxes are extra

Further inquiry: Please call (705) 279-6354 or contact us via email





Holiday Care/Pet Sitting


Here is a list of services we can provide while you are on vacation:

Cost: Cost is based on number of pets, amount of visitations per day, what services you require and your location. As you can see we cannot give you a quote without talking to you about your needs. Please phone us at (705) 279-6354 to speak to us about your particular requirements and we can then make an appointment for a free consultation at your house. Meeting with you and your pets will help ensure everyone is comfortable. During the appointment we will give you a quotation for our services. If you decide to hire us, we will fill out detailed sheets on your pets specific needs along with contact information. A veterinarian release form and a service contract will be provided by us and needs to be signed by you. It is advisable to have a key cut prior to our meeting.

Method of Payment: 50% payment required at time of booking and remainder due on the first day of service. Cash or cheque only.

Further inquiry: Please call (705) 279-6354 or contact us via email




Pet Taxi


Do you need transportation for your pet to either the groomer or veterinarian? Are you unable to take time off work or have no mode of transportation? The Puppy Professors can help. Let The Puppy Professors be there for you and your pet. Need some pet food or cat litter and your car is in the repair shop? We can deliver your pet supplies right to your door. Cats must be in traveling crates for transportation. At this time we serve the Barrie and surrounding area only.

Cost: $30.00 per hour plus .80 cents per kilometer. Applicable taxes are extra.

Method of Payment: Cash or cheque on pickup, sorry we currently do not accept charge cards.

Further inquiry: Please call (705) 279-6354 or contact us via email