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Confident Puppy class Learn the four steps to transforming any annoying puppy behaviour such as biting, mouthing, chewing, digging and jumping into a more socially accepted alternative. You will regain control over the chaos and re-discover the fun in raising a wonderful, loving companion who will bring you joy and fulfillment for years to come.
90 Days to a Well-Behaved Dog Shift from struggling to get your dog to listen to you to having a dog that happily responds the first time you ask even around distractions.
We also offer on-line Private Lessons to help you if your dog is fearful, aggressive to people or other dogs or if you would like more individualized help with training including help with specific behaviour problems such as jumping on people, barking or snarling at you if you approach the food bowl.
Both programs are offered on-line only through the COVID-19 crisis
Confident Puppy Class
90 Days to a Well-Behaved Dog
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Hartley was a typical puppy before we started classes. He jumped up on people, nibbled on hands, feet, and pretty much anything that fit into his mouth. You could tell he was smart but was not yet good at responding to commands.
After taking him to his first class, I noticed a difference in his behavior immediately. He was responding to me and commands with a 90 percent success rate, and our training experience became much more FUN.
The positive reinforcement not only benefited him but made me feel good too. Saying “yes” to all his wanted behaviours instead of saying “no” to his unwanted behaviours was so refreshing and uplifting. I was proud, he was happy, and I feel it helped build a healthy, loving bond between us.
I learned so much, but I think what stands out to me is learning how to read my dog and noticing what things are his stressors and what things are his motivators. I also learned that the quality of my treats matter and varying my treats is the best way to keep him interested.
I also liked winning the poker rounds at the end of class (wink, wink); it was a fun incentive to do your homework.
Most of all, I loved how organized Heather was for every class. Everything practiced in class was laid out step by step on a chart for us to refer back to in our training at home. If we missed a class or forgot what to do, Heather provided videos of each layer of the training. I used the training cheat sheets and videos frequently!
Heather went above, and beyond any trainer I have worked with, and her training techniques work. Thank you, Heather, for making our training a success! Hartley is a better dog because of the training, and I am surviving puppyhood and adolescents with more ease!
Kristi and Hartley
Where are we located?
Proud of My Dog is located along the shores of Slocan Lake in beautiful New Denver, BC
Our primary service area for private, in-home lessons is the North Slocan Valley including the Village of Slocan, Nakusp, and Kaslo. We will typically accept clients outside of the immediate service area but additional travel charges may apply.
Currently all of our group classes are held in New Denver and Nakusp