Puppy Quick Start Program
Want to start your puppy off on the right paw? Want to learn how to build a bond with your dog that goes deeper than you could imagine? Want to be able to enjoy all the wonders this world has to offer you and your puppy? Let us show you how with our proprietary program where learning is fun, engaging, and effective.
Our Puppy Quick Start program is designed to kick start the bonding and training processes for owners and their new puppies. As puppies are often left with little to no training or household rules until they are old enough for classes, this leaves the puppy at least a month to develop bad habits, which often frustrates the owners. By laying the groundwork when the puppies first come home, this helps owners keep consistency throughout the puppy’s upbringing and establishes good habits and routines.
This private session is done in the comfort of your home, where tailored information is given as best suits your family and house. The Puppy Quick Start session is best done when the puppy has been with their new family for five to ten days, although it is a great start for dogs up to six months of age with little to no formal training.
The program covers topics such as crate training, toilet training, basic obedience, and handling skills. Proper socialization is also covered with a focus on identifying stress signals in your puppy so that improper socialization does not lead to a fearful dog. This is a great time for families to ask any questions that have arisen while their puppy has been with them and receive personalized, detailed answers.
The Puppy Quick Start costs $350 plus GST and usually takes two to three hours. For more information or to schedule a Puppy Quick Start session, please contact us.
We train with a dedicated focus on engagement: when your bond with your dog is mutually rewarding for both dog and owner, it is incredible what you can accomplish. From fun tricks to life saving safety skills, this type of training can achieve it all. Engagement training effectively creates a strong drive in your dog for what he loves most…YOU! This is a process and results in a deep connection between you and your dog that makes skill development easier, more fun and deeply seated. We use treat rewards, toy rewards and the reward of partnership to achieve this deep bond that results from engagement. Our classes are fun for owners and dogs and we celebrate the progress of each team on their own merit. All of our training is based on whole science, is not compulsory or permissive.
What To Bring
- 6 foot leash
- Bait / treat bag with your dog’s favourite treats cut into small pieces
- Indoor shoes are mandatory (sandals, open toed shoes, or open back shoes are not allowed due to safety concerns)
If you miss a class, we usually do not have time to get you caught up during the next class as this takes away from the class time of the other students. It is best to have a private catch up class, it can be arranged with your instructor at $25.00 (plus GST) per missed class. Please contact your instructor as soon as possible to book one. It is sometimes possible to have you attend a different class if there is room and advanced warning is given.
Cost & Payment
All classes are $225.00 (plus GST) and payment is required to hold your spot. Sessions are refundable up to 10 days before classes begin. A $50.00 administrative fee will be charged. Payments can be made by cash, cheque (made out to Twilla Boyce), or e-transfer (please contact for information).