YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A DOG TRAINER TO HAVE A HAPPY DOG, BUT working WITH ONE Can Help!

I know... life can be overwhelming, and adding a dog or puppy doesn't lighten the load. Like needy toddlers, dogs often don't understand what's expected of them.  Without direction, they respond in ways that can be hard to understand.  Some get hyper, others shy, loud or reactive.

The good news?   All dogs want to fit in.  Really, they do. If your dog's behaving badly or seems confused, you can get help. Connect with me here:  Solutions are often easier than you might imagine.

 

Training Options & Costs

Start Up SEssion

Want to work with me?  I would love to help you understand, train and inspire a lifetime bond with your dog or puppy.

During our first meeting, we'll spend 90- minutes together, targeting your questions, concerns or frustrations. 

Whatever hopes or aggravations you bring to the table, I will guide both you and your dog with patience and respect.  With over thirty years experience, 13 best-selling books, and awards in multiple positive-training associations, I am here to support your relationship in every way that I can.

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PUPPY HEAD START

Puppyhood is the most important phase of your dog's life: why not get a jump start on learning together? 

The pros call early puppyhood, between two and four months, the critical period. During this stage your puppy will establish coping skills, word associations as well as bathroom, chewing and household habits.  Like children, puppies learn fast when training starts young.

Inspire a lifetime of love & learning by starting the training and socialization process early! 

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  Private Lessons 

If you live in my area, I am happy to come to you. Focusing on your needs and lifestyle, I'll leave you with tailored directions and video reminders, so you can share what you've learned with the whole family. 

Don't live near me?  Consider digital dog training- an effective and affordable option! Connecting by phone or Skype, I'll target your specific issue and tailor a plan to help you choose, prepare, or train your dog or puppy.   

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Dog Problems

Dogs, like kids, often see the world in different ways.  What you might consider an aggravation could be a successful attention-getting behavior or normal coping skill to your dog, e.g.. barking, pulling, or destruction.  Fortunately, most solutions are surprisingly easy to resolve.

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Where I do it For You

Want someone to train your dog for you? Don't feel guilty!  You wouldn't ask a fireman how to extinguish a flame or hire an electrician to teach you how to wire your kitchen, right? You don't need to be a dog trainer to teach your dog good manners either. Let me do it for you!  Training a few new skills can take as little as a weeks time.  Once I'm done, I'll show you how to do it.  This training option is tailored to your situation and needs.  After 3-5 lessons, we meet so I can teach you all your dog's learned. 

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Digital Dog Training

Need help but live beyond my reach or prefer a less-formal chat? Book a phone/Skype session within days. Prepare your home for a new addition, get acclimated to the needs of your new dog, or think through a problem-behavior or lesson glitch.

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Marybeth Soucy

Marybeth Soucy

Working with Sarah has been a gift for our whole family. Her personalized lessons, simple solutions, and direct, practical demonstrations have helped our puppy develop into a wonderful companion and playmate, and all her online resources (not to mention the books) meant that we were never at a loss between lessons.
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