Golden Doodle training

Why training your puppy from a young age is so important

Cisco is a 5 month old Golden Doodle.

His owners contacted me for training prior to his coming into their lives.We did puppy training with him when he was 10 weeks old - this is a 3 week course.@ the age of 18 weeks old his owners enrolled Cisco in the in home Board and Train programWhat you see in this video is Cisco at work when we are aproximately 1/2 way through his training.

What did your trainer do for your dog after only one week of training?

After one week of training :
Cisco is trained both on and off leash.
His focus and willingness to work are outstanding.
His attitude and bounce are terrific.
I am whispering to him throughout the lesson - and he is fully responsive and engaged in his work.

How to avoid common behavioural problems

Cisco’s owner’s started his training with me when he was 10 weeks old and enrolled in the in home Puppy Pre School program
In that 2 week program we focused on house rules and manners as well as some light obedienbce.
As a result Cisco also knows:
not to jump on people
Not to nip at hands or clothing
Not to destroy items or eat things he shouldnt
These are equally important and we started working on those skills when he was just 10 weeks old.

Portugese Water dog puppy

Lily is a 5 month old Portugese water Dog Puppy from Danjek Kennels.
She has completed a 2 week long in home, intensive training program.
Lily has learned the basics and has done all of her training both on and off leash.

Essential commands to teach your puppy

Every dog Should know how to :

  • Heel
  • Sit & Stay
  • Go to their place and Stay
  • Come when called
As well as manners like not jumping up , not nipping and not putting things in their mouth that are undesirable.

Take a look at Lily doing all of this after 2 weeks of training.

Off leash training builds focus

Lily is trained both on and off leash.  This provides clarity and focus in training and teaches a dog to be reliable to commands.  Take a look at how focused and precise Lili is - even with people petting her and with the people passing her while she obeys off leash.

Nervous and fearful puppies need help to build their confidence

Lily is a sweet and social dog - but anxious.  Neighbours have commented on the changes in her since the start of her training - a more confident dog now.  She accepts the petting of the people on the sidewalk with ease and confidence.  In particular the gentleman with the vacuum - this would have stressed her and caused her to run prior to training.  Now it is not only easier to handle her - but Lili benefits from the added confidence of knowing she can sit there and all will be fine.

Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy in training


Puppies and young dogs are like sponges

They absorb information quickly and tend to retain well - given the right instruction.Take Amber as an example - here she is after one week of training and she is fully trained on and off leash. A couple of clips here demonstrate some of what she has learned.

Essential commands every dog should know

Heel, Sit, Stay, Come

Going for a stroll with your dog is much easier when these commands are firmly in place.

Off leash training for your peace of mind and your dog’s safety

Amber is trained to respond both with and without a leash - this makes living with her much easier and much safer for everyone.

Teaching your dog to go to and stay on her place is very useful

Especially at dinner time or when you just need your dog to settle down in one spot for a while.Amber is happy to demonstrate this one since she is always tired at the end of of a training session.

Can a trainer really train my dog for me?


People often misunderstand the idea of a dog trainer training their dog for them

Having a professional dog trainer train your dog for you is a great way to get your dog on a fast track to wherever it is you are trying to get - whether it is obedience or helping resolve behavioural issues.
it isn’t that the dog will automatically listen to you once the course is done.
It also doesnt mean the dog will only work for the trainer and not for you.
The truth is somewhere in between and the devil is in the details.

Make sure your dog trainer is a competent professional who can deliver results

Step 1:
Train the dog.
Train the dog so that she understands what we want from her. Be clear in your work - clarity is key to communicating.

Step 2:
Make sure the owners understand their role in maintaining the training the dog has received.
This is a big part of the porocess and if you fail here all you have accomplished is having trained the dog fantastically for the trainer - which does the owners of the dog no good at all.

Step 3:
Support and follow up with the owners to make sure that they are transitioning properly after all is said and done.

Step 4:
If you are lucky like me - you’ll have wonderful clients like Angel and her family - that make the entire process feel like a trip to disney. None of it was work for me - Angel was a breeze to train and her family could not have been any nicer to work with. Thank you Chris, Mina and Maria - all the best to you and Angel. I know we’ll be in touch for a long time to come!


Labradoodle training

Labradoodles are becoming increasingly popular and for good reason:

They dont shed.
They are cute and can be had in a nice compact package.
And they are smart.

5 month old Labradoodle puppy off leash obedince trained in just one week

Here is Jarvis - a 5 month old Labradoodle who has had one week of training and is already doing all of his excercises both on and off leash.
he is a fantastic little pup - who has learned to Heel, Come when called, go to his place and stay there, Sit and Stay, Leave it, Not jump up, not bite.

Good dog owners are the key to raising wel behaved pets

His owners are fantastic and very involved with Jarvis, wanting him to be a part fo the family and making his training a top priority. We did puppy training when Jarvis was still quite young and this is the follow up to his puppy training and wil be the training that will carry him for the rest of his life!