Does online dog training really work?

  • Absolutely! In fact, there are many benefits. It’s more convenient and flexible.
  • It gives quality access to people outside of my typical service area.
  • Most training requires me to coach you how to do the training yourself, which I’ve done just as successfully with clients online as in person! 
  • For some behavior issues, like fear or aggression with strangers, it can actually be better to conduct the initial consultation online so my presence isn’t stressful for you or your dog. 
  • There are advantages to the live online format for group classes, too. We ideally start teaching our dogs new skills in a low-distraction environment, which is much easier to set up at home than in a group class. There is no commute time, and no car ride for dogs who get carsick or feel anxious in the car. This format is great for dogs who have a tough time in a class setting, whether they are scared of unfamiliar people, are extremely excited about other dogs and/or people or if they just don’t get along with other dogs.
  • All from the safety and comfort of your own home. 

How will I fit this into my life when I’m already overwhelmed?

  • No doubt about it, it will require work on your end.
  • I’ll give you a step-by-step roadmap to help you fit training into your every day life as easily as possible.
  • The first step is often setting up the environment to get you some immediate relief while we work through the training program.

Should I wait until my puppy is older or fully vaccinated?

  • We used to think so, but we know that it’s critical to start puppies off on the right foot from the get-go!  There is no time to waste. 
  • Click here to read the position statement on puppy socialization by American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior’s .