Pup at Home

“A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” – Wag The Dog, 1997

Our service area is Durham, including Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Brooklin, within 20 min drive from Westney and Bayley in Ajax.
A travel fee will apply outside this service area, thank you.
**All prices posted are including any applicable taxes**
Questions and to book home visit – gillian@caninecoach.ca 
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Phone Consults 

We know this is a difficult time for the new Puppy Parents and you may need some help and guidance.  Help is here!  I will be available for phone consultations to discuss all things puppy!

Step One – Send us an email of intoduction, and include your phone number

Step Two – Gillian will contact you, to get acquainted and look at your goals. This is the time to decide if you would like to delve into the reality of alternate puppy consulting via phone

Step Three etc – We will set up a mutually agreed on time to set up your appointments and  begin to implement the plan of action, (we can set up face time as needed)
Gillian will provide an outline of what will be discussed/taught as each appointment comes up.

*It is only at this time (after Step One and Two) that charges will start to apply*

We do it all.

We can even get you started before you bring your pup home.

A call to check on your in-home set up is a great start.  If you already have your pup, not to worry, we can start at any point in your training.

And in this modern age, any videos can be incorporated if needed.
Handouts/pertinent articles will be sent after the appointment.


$25 for 30 minutes (or part thereof), including applicable tax,
Most phone consults are generally an hour.

Payment done safetly via e transfer

**Sorry, no in-person services available during Covid** Email for info.

Puppy Household Manners Visit 

Has puppy nipping, biting, barking, chewing and that pesky house training got you frustrated?
We can help. A visit to your home will cover all your main areas of concern and avoid issues in the future

$155.00, including applicable tax, for 1.5 hours
$25 per each additional 30 min
Handouts are included.

Puppy Einstein Program 

We do recommend attending a group training class for your pup. Gillian is one of the head instructors at Who’s Walking Who Dog Training in Ajax. We feel it is important to work your pup around other pups as distraction, especially as they mature.

However, sometimes your schedule may preclude weekly sessions, your pup may still be a few weeks too young for group class, or situations may arise where you prefer private one-to-one puppy training.

The Puppy Einstein program is what you need. It will be geared towards pups under 6 months of age, and will cover sit/down/come/stay and initial stage of leash walking (weather dependent).

$110.00, including applicable tax, for each individually booked 1 hour lesson.
$410.00, including applicable tax, for 4 lessons scheduled and booked in advance
Handouts are included.

Training Walks and Special Attention 

If you are in group classes with a more mature dog, and would like some added one-on-one attention to work on certain skills, we can help!  Gillian is available for one-on-one private lessons including training walks to put your lessons into practical application.  Of course, this is Canada so we will be at the mercy of the weather.
Gillian is also available for minor puppy behavioral issues.

Training Walk (skills such as sit/down/stay)- $110.00 per hour
Behavioral Consultation – $250  for 1.5 hour initial appointment.
Small Breed/Puppy Leash Reactivity – $130 per hour.  Average appt time is 1.5 – 2 hours, depending on capacity to add training walk (weather and time of day dependent)

Puppy Points Seminar

Gillian is well known for her people-only Puppy Seminar!  It is a fun way to get entertained and educated on all things pup, in a group of like minded puppy parents. We suggest this to all new, and not so new, puppy clients. We can all use an update, and finding out the current info on puppy raising is always a good plan. You don’t have your pup yet? Perfect…having knowledge prior to bringing home baby is ideal.

Held at various locations – through Who’s Walking Who Ajax or Pickering Animal Services
Next date: email us to go on wait list

Citizen Canine Seminar

Is your dog becoming a teenager? Are you overwhelmed? Our Citizen Canine Seminar aims to shed light on many of the issues that surround the raising of a proper Canine Citizen. We will cover stress signals, use of a tether, environmental cues, barking, attention seeking, problem avoidance, power of play and one of the biggest issues…leash reactivity. If your dog is vocal or lunges out towards other dogs or stimuli such as bikes and roller blades, this will give you some insight.

Held at various locations – through Who’s Walking Who Ajax or Pickering Animal Services
Next date: email us to go on wait list

In Addition…

Gillian is available for consultation on all things “puppy”.

Need help deciding on a breed? Happy to have a chat.

Need help but live out of town? Happy to do email or phone consults

No need to hesitate, send us a detailed email, and we will get back to you with a quote.