Puppy Training

For puppies up to 6 months of age

Puppy Training Consultation

This one-time, 60-90 minute consultation is designed for new puppy owners. This is available both in-person at our facility, or virtually (Zoom). We are available to answer all your puppy related questions and we will review topics such as:

 

  • Housebreaking

  • Crate training

  • Feeding, watering, and potty schedules

  • Basic obedience commands

  • Introduction to leash walking

  • Proper socialization

  • Addressing common puppy behaviors (nipping, jumping, barking, whining) 

 

PRICE: $150 

Puppy Board & Train Program

(for puppies 14-23 weeks of age)

This is a 2-part program. 

 

Part 1:   10 Day Board & Train Program 

Your puppy will learn:

  • Crate manners

  • Good potty habits 

  • Proper play behavior

  • Proper social skills & confidence 

  • Polite grooming/handling behavior

  • Leash manners

  • Introduction to the recall (coming when called)

  • Sit/stay

  • Down/stay

  • Place command

  • ‘Yes’ marker for good behavior

  • ‘No’ marker for unwanted behavior

 

You will learn:

  • Proper communication with your puppy 

  • Proper use of rewards for good behavior 

  • How to properly address common puppy behaviors

  • How to provide structure and guidance to your puppy

  • How to properly provide continued socialization 

 

This program includes:

  • Puppy training collar and leash

  • Digital informational packet 

  • Virtual training consultation

  • One semi-private lesson 

  • Unlimited group lessons

 

Part 2: At 7-9 months of age your dog will return for a 2 week Board & Train Program. 

Your dog will learn: 

  • E-collar training for off-leash communication

  • Focus and obedience around distractions

  • Polite behavior in public

  • Thresholds (polite at the door, crate, in/out of a vehicle)

  • Guest entry manners (polite behavior when people visit your home)

  • Calm behavior in the car

  • Reliable recall (coming when called)

  • Formal “heel” command​ 

 

You will learn:

  • Proper off-leash communication with your dog 

  • How to properly address any behavioral issues

  • How to provide structure and guidance to your dog

This program includes:

  • Brand new E-Collar 

  • Digital informational packet w/ instructional videos

  • Virtual training consultation

  • Two private lessons

  • Unlimited group classes

  • Access to Pack Walks 

Price: $3,600

Started Puppy Program

(for puppies 8-12 weeks of age)

This 6 week program is designed to help jumpstart the puppy raising process. Raising and training a puppy isn't easy, so we are here to help!

 

What you can expect after 6 weeks of training: 

 

House Manners:

  • Crated up to 8 hours at night with without accidents

  • Crated up to 3 hours during the day without accidents

  • Will relieve with “go potty” command- both on and off-leash 

  • Will calmly relax in the crate with minimal whining/barking

  • Rarely chews something inappropriate while someone is present

  • Minimal nipping and jumping 

  • Will relax calmly on a tether (for car rides & in the home)

  • Stair trained– will be able to go up and down stairs at a reasonable pace

 

Obedience Training:

  • Introduction to Sit/Stay

  • Introduction to Down/Stay

  • Introduction to the ‘Place’ command 

  • Foundational recall training (coming when called)

  • Responsive to a ‘Yes’ marker for good behavior

  • Responsive to a‘’No' marker for unwanted behavior

  • Leash/Collar Training-will accept a harness/collar and walk short distances on a leash

 

Socialization:

  • Accustomed to individuals and children of various ages

  • Accustomed to being handled by a veterinarian

  • Accustomed to being handled by a groomer

  • Accustomed to interacting with healthy, adult dogs

  • Exposure to other animals (cats, horses, small pets) 

  • Exposure to different sounds in various environments 

  • Exposure to riding in a vehicle

 

Health:

  • Worming will be done monthly

  • Transportation to the vet for puppy shots

  • Daily brushing

  • Baths, nail trimmings, ear cleanings done weekly

  • Healthy diet based on your preference 

 

You will receive:

  • Weekly email updates with photos

  • Video of your puppy’s training

  • Digital puppy informational packet 

  • Detailed outline of your puppy’s schedule & training recommendations

  • Puppy training equipment (tether & training collar)

  • One private lesson at the end of the program

  • One private follow up lesson

  • Discount on our adult training programs 

​Price: $3,600

*does not include the cost of veterinary/medical care or food

*additional training weeks: $600 per week

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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"I can't recommend Rebecca and her team at Love in the Lead more! Our goldendoodle Nelly went to puppy training and then completed 2-week off leash training by 8 months of age. She learned so much!!! After puppy training, Nelly was completely potty trained and learned simple commands such as sit, down, place and proper leash walking. She even got exposure to puppy play groups and indoor/outdoor public places. She came home the same happy Nelly but much more polite and well behaved. That said, the real transformation has been after the off - leash two week training program. She learned how to extend her place duration, channel her excitement/anxiety to have a more calm demeaner, love her crate and be completely off leash e-collar trained and respond to all commands and ignore distractions! Nelly has always been a bit skittish in indoor public places and crate resistant and the progress has been remarkable. I truly can't say enough amazing things about Rebecca and her team. They care for each dog like it's their own and are invested in their success. I suspect Nelly will join another training to continue to improve her confidence. Don't hesitate to send your pup to Rebecca!!"

- Jennifer K.