She understands the basics and now I know HOW to train her on new things...
"Lizzy was and still is an extremely strong willed and active puppy that needs attention and guidance.
Being my first pet, I felt like I needed an expert to assist me in making training fun and enjoyable for both Lizzy and I.
YOU DID IT! After training with you, she understands the basics and I now know HOW to train her on new things and the appropriate techniques to use to keep my puppy happy and well disciplined. She is still learning new things everyday.
Your training information continues to come in handy for the things I don't want her to learn and the things she has to know!"
~ Michelle W.
Getting off on the right paw!
If you have a new puppy, the time to start training was yesterday. Don't wait until your pup develops bad habits!
If your dog is between 8 weeks and 5 months old, Distinctive Dog Training has a special program just for you. The Puppy Prep Program is designed to cover the basics of puppy training, house manners, nutrition, socialization and general basic obedience. Dogs of any age can be trained, but if you can start a puppy during these critical weeks, you'll be leaps and bounds ahead of the game when the adolescent months come along.
During puppyhood, dogs are helpless and totally dependent on their mums - and then you - for everything. Puppies stay close and look to you during times of uncertainty while they are learning skills necessary to become an adult.
At five weeks of age, a puppy's brain waves are the same as an adult dog. This is prime time for learning! Learning at this age is permanent and happens very quickly.
At about 5-6 months of age, dogs move into adolescence and become more independent - just like human teenagers. They begin to test their limits and question leadership. If you don't have a plan in effect by this time, you could be in for trouble! Dogs are most often given up during adolescence because owners simply haven't set any boundaries or done any training to establish appropriate behaviors.
3-Session Puppy Prep Program | $250
For pups under 5 months old
Preventing bad habits
How to handle typical puppy behaviors
Walking on leash
Coming when called
Day Camp | $25/day, $50/night
Special service for Distinctive Dog Training puppy parents only!
Know you're going to have a long day at the office? Have your pup spend the day socializing and playing at Barb's farm. $25/day.
Boarding - Play days combined with sleepovers. $50/night.
Spaces limited. Pick up and drop off available in zips 76244, 76248.
An informational questionnaire will be sent for you to complete prior to your first home visit. Along with your personalized overview of what we hope to accomplish during during our visits, you will be given handouts and weekly homework assignments.
Between sessions, email and phone calls with questions are always welcome. Even after completion of the sessions, you will have continued support via phone and email for as long as you have the dog.
N Ft Worth, Keller, Southlake, Westlake, Trophy Club, Roanoke, Haslet
If your home address is outside these areas, email for availability.
If you live outside of my travel area, I'm now offering private sessions in my office in Keller/North Fort Worth.
Phone and Skype consultations are also available for long distance help. Call or email for details.