PRIVATE TRAINING

My philosophy is simple and will guide you and your dog to a new level of mutual  understanding that “Nothing in life is free.” Based on this simple and overarching  premise, I use positive reinforcement and lure based training with an emphasis  on “leadership by controlling the resources” and clear communication to convey  to the dog what you are asking of him.

FOUR PRIVATE TRAINING SESSIONS

Choose an individual session or more than one session grouped as a package to earn a discount.

NEW PUPPY TRAINING

Give your puppy a head start to a happy life and train the pup while he’s young and new to your household. Puppy training consists of four lessons taught in your home and individualized to your unique situation and tailored to answer your questions. Each lesson is one hour, with the first lesson often running longer (1.5 hours) in order to explain the program and answer all of your initial questions. We will cover these subjects:

NEW PUPPY TRAINING TOPICS:

  • Establishing proper rapport and relationship
  • House breaking and crate training
  • Introduction to leash walking
  • Introduction to the basic commands (Come, Sit, Down, Stay and Leave it)
  • Mouthing, nipping and jumping on people

FAMILY MANNERS

This program is for dogs over six months of age. Its at this age that issues may arise as the young puppy grows into an adolescent. Sometimes it’s the most outgoing and exuberant dogs that are the hardest to work with at this age, but regardless of your dog’s personality type you want him to be a family member who is pleasant to be around. A dog with appropriate social skills in a wide variety of situations and environments will enjoy greater freedom to participate in activities with the family. The Family Manners Training program consists of four lessons. Each lesson is one hour, with the first lesson often running longer (1.5 hours) in order to explain the program and answer all of your initial questions.

FAMILY MANNERS TRAINING TOPICS:

  • Fine tuning your rapport and relationship with your puppy
  • Fixing leash problems such as pulling
  • Basic Commands (Sit, Down, Stay, Come & Leave It)
  • Fixing common behavior problems
  • Teaching your dog to be able to resist distractions and stay focused on you

BEHAVIORAL

My philosophy is simple and will guide you and your dog to a new level of mutual understanding that “Nothing in life is free.” Based on this simple and overarching premise, I use positive reinforcement and lure based training with an emphasis on “leadership by controlling the resources” and clear communication to convey to the dog what you are asking of him.

BEHAVIORAL TRAINING TOPICS:

  • Food / resource guarding
  • Aggression toward humans and other animals
  • Barking
  • Separation anxiety
  • Destructive chewing

AGILITY TRAINING

Many people start agility classes to have fun with their dogs only to become lifelong competitors. Agility is designed to demonstrate a dog’s willingness to work with his handler in a variety of situations. It is an athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training, and teamwork. Rick Pisani has trained with some of the top agility trainers in the country including Stacy Peardot-Goudy, Mary Ellen Barry, Rachel Sanders, Jen Pinder, Karen Holick, Jen Crank, Jennette Hutchinson, and Jessica Ajoux. Instruction is available to all dogs of different levels.

AGILITY TRAINING TOPICS:

  • Improve conditioning
  • Improve concentration
  • Introduction to jumping
  • Introduction to obstacles
  • Impulse control
  • Dog / handler training

Private Instruction is available by appointment. Please call (631) 581-2834 for pricing or to schedule a appointment.  You can also email luv2heel@me.com with any questions.