What Does a Successful Puppy Training Plan Look Like?

  1. Manage your dog’s world to prevent or reduce practice of unwanted feelings and behaviors.
  2. Socialize your pup to the parts of the world you want them to be comfortable with as an adult.
  3. Teach your puppy their Training Games at home, with no guests present.
  4. Practice your dog’s Training Games in real life contexts with increasing intensity, as they are successful. Remember, your pup needs to go to High School before he can do College level work. (Check out our short article on Training Steps!)

While you’re training, it’s also important to:

  • Address any health concerns that might be affecting your dog’s behaviors.
  • Meet your dogs’ daily needs through enrichment and exercise.


What Does Success Look Like?

Clear improvement in your pup’s behavior, and way less stress for you both! This can mean:

  • Your puppy is able to stay calmer more often. (Unwanted behaviors become the exception, rather than the usual!)
  • Your puppy can listen in increasingly distracting environments.
  • You feel more confident about reading your pup’s body language and what to do when things go right, as well as how to help when it’s too much for your pup.

If you haven’t already, please check out these two short articles that can help you better understand what to expect:

Training Program Expectations

How much will my dog improve?


What Do I Need to Do?

We’ll give you the tools and know-how to help your dog. Your role for your dog is:
  1. To carry out the training plan. While we wish we could wave a magic wand and help your dog just within our sessions, behavior change takes time and practice. Your dog’s behaviors won’t change unless your behaviors do. And they won’t be consistent unless you are. We’ll help you find ways to maximize your success and fit training into your lifestyle.
  2. To let us know if you have questions, concerns, or struggles. We want more joy and less stress for both you and your dog! Email us so we can help you both out ASAP 🙂 Timely, honest communication helps us do our best for you.
We’re here to help you succeed, and we’re always rooting for you and your dog!