*Coming Fall 2024*

I am revamping my program and hope to begin offering my services Fall of 2024! I will provide Virtual Sessions Nationwide or In Person Sessions in the Lytle/Castroville/Devine Texas area*

New Puppy Parent Mentorship, Puppy Socialization, Confidence Building, & Foundation Training (Positive Reinforcement/Clicker Training,)

Puppy Parent Mentor: An exciting new service for New Puppy Parents.

So what is it? Well, expectant mothers have midwives/doulas and new mother’s have postpartum doulas. So what do new puppy parents have? Right now I’m calling it a new puppy parent mentor. A puppy mentor is a new kind of pet professional. I offer individualized support for puppy parents before and after they bring their new puppy home. From preparing for puppy before they come home to offering 1 on 1 support the first few weeks puppy is home. This is different from training and puppy preschool. This is 1 on 1 puppy parent support. I can answer your questions and calm your concerns about your puppy. I combined my experience and knowledge from 12+ years of breeding and raising countless puppies with my knowledge and experience in puppy development, socialization and training. I’m here to support YOU!

Puppy Preschool: Puppies 8 weeks – 16 weeks (as of start date)

Puppy Start Right Preschool is an accredited program designed by Dr. Kenneth Martin, DVM, Dipl. ACVB, a board certified veterinarian behaviorist and his wife Debbie Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (Behavior). I am a certified Puppy Start Right Instructor.

This program is unique to other puppy socialization programs because it focuses on creating positive, pro-active experiences for puppies during the critical socialization period. I will teach you how to safely expose your puppy to new and novel stimuli (objects), including sights, sounds, surfaces, people and other puppies in a safe and pro-active way. Taking care to keep things positive for the emotional well being of the puppy.

While the primary focus is on socialization we will also dive into managing and solving common puppy issues like potty training, puppy mouthing (playful biting), crate training, chewing, and jumping. We also introduce foundation training skills including: Attention, Loose Leash Walking, Sit, Touch (hand target), Recall, Drop It, Leave it.

A free digital copy of Puppy Start Right, and access to homework videos is included in enrollment.

Puppies should have had their first vaccination in the puppy series for 1 on 1 sessions.

Individualized Plans Puppies over 16 weeks

Together we can create a plan just for you and your puppy’s needs. From Foundation Skills to Addressing Unwanted Behaviors, I can help.

Loose Lease Walking ::: Sit/Down ::: Place (go to mat) ::: Recall

Stay ::: Target ::: Attention ::: Adding a Positive Interrupter

Working with Distractions ::: Building Confidence ::: Crate Conditioning ::: Jumping ::: and more

Supplies:

All students will need to provide there own, clicker and training treats. Treat bags are optional but highly recommended.

Consultations:

I am available to consult with breeders, shelters and fosters on the importance of early Puppy Socialization and how to implement it with their puppies/litters.

I recommend that all Breeders/Puppy Raisers implement some sort of early puppy socialization program with their litters. I can consult with you on how to do this or you can jump right in with the best program around, Puppy Culture! CLICK HERE for more info!

*Sit n Stay Positive is designed to introduce training foundations, address normal puppy behavior, and prevent the development of behavior problems. Sit n Stay Positive is not designed to treat serious behavior problems (such as reactivity, aggression, anxiety, or extreme fear). Please consult with your veterinarian or a licensed behaviorist if your puppy is displaying extreme behavior issues. Your puppy’s success depends on you doing your homework and working with your puppy at least twice a day.

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