Pupstart Family Dog Training

Dog Training

Due to the overwhelming amount of new client inquiries and to meet the needs of existing clients, I am pausing accepting new clients for in-home training until December 1st. Phone or Zoom consults are available now to new clients. If you prefer in-home training, go to the Contact page, tell me what you need help with, and I may be able to refer you to a colleague. 

Pupstart offers dog "obedience" training in your home.

There are quotation marks around "obedience" because training your dog is about two-way communication with a different species. Yes, you need rules and boundaries, and yes, your dog must do as you say. Getting this where you want it cannot be confused with the work of training your dog to respond consistently. That is what Pupstart will teach you how to do. The training methods used can be practiced by children, so your dog will even "listen" to them!

We start with an INITIAL CONSULT. Plan on 90 minutes to two and an initial investment of $142.50 to $190.00. You'll have plenty to work on after the first visit! After that visit, you decide how to proceed with training. If you prefer group training classes, I will refer you to colleagues who also use positive reinforcement training. There is no pressure to buy a discounted package from me.

$270 (3-pack) or $340 (4-pack)

Family Coaching is a class with your family in your home customized to meet your needs. Scheduling is flexible and includes Sunday afternoon or evening. Pupstart provides ongoing support during and after Family Coaching. 


After the Initial Consult, we schedule appointments on an as-needed basis.

$500/week (two-week minimum)

After the Initial Consult, you decide which skills you'd like your dog to have. Commonly desired skills: COME, SIT, LIE DOWN, OFF, DOWN/STAY and SIT/STAY WAIT, KENNEL UP, LEAVE IT, and DROP IT. During a Day Training package, Pupstart privately tutors your dog for you in your home four days per week. Throughout the process, you'll be updated and will learn how to maintain your dog's skills during weekly "knowledge transfer sessions" with your entire family. I design Day Training packages to make training "stick" as long as you follow through faithfully.


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Contact Pupstart to get started now.

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