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Private coaching

We continue to help our students raise wonderful puppies using our private coaching program. For your safety and convenience, the bulk of instruction takes place by videoconferencing and file sharing. The fast progress of the first wave of “COVID-19 puppies” and the enthusiasm of their owners have shown that our online coaching program is both enjoyable and highly effective.

Introductory Private Coaching

Puppy evaluation, introduction to clicker training, and goal setting

Who?

  • New clients of The Puppy Project who are considering private coaching

What?

  • 1.5-hour online evaluation and introductory coaching session
  • Includes goal setting and the design of a customized training program
  • Focus on one or two primary handlers

When?

  • By appointment, at a time that fits your schedule

Price

  • $350

First Private Coaching Package

Your first package of 1:1 coaching sessions

Who?

  • Private-coaching clients who are new to The Puppy Project or who have completed Introductory Private Coaching

What?

  • One-hour online course for the handler, six hours of online private coaching for handler and puppy, Starter Training Toolkit, and online support
  • Typically, the first series of private coaching focuses on foundation behaviors, puppy management, and problem solving
  • Opportunity to involve other family members

When?

  • By appointment, at a time that fits your schedule

Price

  • $1,500

Continuing Private Coaching Package

1:1 coaching towards your advanced goals

Who?

  • Private-coaching clients who have completed the First Private Coaching Package

What?

  • Six hours of private coaching for handler and puppy and online support
  • Typically, continuing coaching focuses on advanced behaviors, and on solving new or persistent problems
  • Opportunity to involve other family members and friends of all species

When?

  • By appointment, at a time that fits your schedule

Price

  • $1,200

Train your Litter of Puppies

Give your puppies a head start before they join their new family

Who?

  • Breeders with litters of puppies, from 4 weeks old

What?

  • In-home introduction to clicker training adapted for tiny puppies
  • Low stress and fun for puppies and people

When?

  • By appointment, at a time that fits your schedule

Price

  • $250 per hour

Pre-puppy Consultation

Let us help you select your puppy and prepare for his or her arrival

What?

  • 1.5-hour online discussion of expectations and options for acquiring a puppy
  • Review of home layout for safety and access management
  • Restrictions imposed by family structure, schedules, and other pets
  • Discussion of early puppy management and training, including housetraining, leash, and independence training

Price

  • $350

For clients of The Puppy Project only

A selection of superior products that work well with The Puppy Project training approach, included with First Private Coaching Package.

Starter Training Toolkit

  • 2 foundation books
  • 5 clickers
  • 1 Freedom Harness
  • 1 training mat
  • 1 treat pouch
  • 1 long line
  • 1 mini tripod for smart phones