Day Training for Puppies
This option consists of Emily or Jolene coming to your home and working with your puppy four days per week. The fifth day of the week will be spent as a "transfer session." This is where everything that your puppy has learned for the week will be transferred to you so that things stay consistent. Dog guardians must be present for all transfer sessions!
A progress report will be provided after every session. You do not need to be home for training sessions, and these can be done while you're at work, running errands, etc. This option is great for busy families or professionals! This training program lasts for three weeks.
The first step is scheduling the initial consultation. This gives us an opportunity to gather a thorough history, put together a management plan, and set clear training goals along with prioritizing those goals to create a customized experience. The initial consultation lasts 1-2 hours and includes a written report that is sent via email afterwards. Initial consultations are done remotely via Zoom, and a recording of the session itself is provided afterwards. The cost of the initial consultation is $100. There is a $50 non-refundable deposit due at the time of booking. The remaining $50 of the initial consultation fee will be due the day of the session itself.
Pups on Parade
Day Training Package
Four Sessions (45 minutes to 1 hour), plus One Transfer Session (Scheduled Over Three Weeks)
We will train your puppy (5 months of age and under) on what it means to be a polite member of society. This includes teaching basic manners like sit, lay down, crate training, desensitization to the leash, sounds, and other stimuli, loose leash walking, and increasing impulse control.
Cost per week: $500
Day training includes one to three hours of follow-up sessions to set the client and puppy up for success. All in-home services are offered within a 40-mile radius of Wyocena, WI or Des Moines, IA. If a client is outside of the service area, there is a $0.625 charge per additional mile. A payment plan is available!
Why is puppy socialization so important?
Puppies go through a critical socialization period from 3 weeks of age to ~ 20 weeks of age. This is the most important time in their lives to experience many different people, animals, places, sounds, scents, etc. It is important for puppies to be exposed to these different stimuli at their comfort level, so they don’t associate these things with something scary. Lack of socialization is one of the most common causes of behavior problems as the puppy ages.
For more information on this, please read the following blog posts written by a board-certified veterinary behaviorist: