Lets Talk About Pups

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

Our Virtual Service, via Zoom, is available at any location and can be set up remotely with any time difference taken into account.

Our In-Home 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

I invite you to click onto all the pages of this website, to see my experience and to “meet me” virtually.  Hope to chat soon.

Specializing in puppies *under 6 months of age*

**All prices posted are including any applicable taxes**
**All Consultations have a one hour minimum**
Payment is via e transfer, due after your appt, on the same day.

Do you know someone else with a young pup?  If so, email me for info on group Zoom sessions. Discounts will apply for 2 or more.

Questions? gillian@caninecoach.ca 
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Raising Canine – Puppy Consultation 

My service is truly a specialty service.  I am here to get puppies…and their people…off to a great start.

A great addition to any puppy training classes you may be attending.

Puppy nipping, biting, barking, chewing and that pesky toilet/crate training is frustratng for most families.  Making sure you have strategies in place for feeding, toilet training and sleep schedule as soon as possible is the key to a happy, stable puppy.

I can help.

Lunging and biting can be overwhelming and may lead to problematic behavior in the future. It is important to get those issues in order, and to develop trust between you and your pup, before any training occurs. Understanding puppy behavior and how to effectively curb unwanted issues is something I specialize in.

Raising Canine Puppy Consultation is ideal for those that have just added a pup to their family, or are having difficulties after trying a variety of methods. With all your questions and concerns answered!

Virtual consultations are very productive and effective.  For me, after over 30 years of chatting to clients on the phone, virtual consultations are equally effective in collecting info, making a plan, and explaining it to you…all safely.  Video can be easily sent prior to appointment, to ensure a full understanding of all the issues.

A consultation will cover all your main areas of concern and avoid problem behavior in the future.  This is the ideal way to start the puppy training process.  I will discuss your concerns and a plan will be done, and taught, in order to reach your goals.  Handouts and notes sent after each appointment (in-home or virtual).

Zoom! Yes, this easily be done virtually… and is cost effective
$65.00 per hour, including applicable tax
*Most Raising Canine  Consultations are approx 1.5
If you have already done the Ready For Rover Puppy Preparation, the Raising Canine Consult should be approx 1 hour
Handouts will be sent at the end of our discussion.
Videos may be requested to be submitted for perusal, prior to appt.

In-home service (**NOT available at this time, due to Covid)
$110.00 per hour*, including applicable tax
*Most Raising Canine  Consultations are approx 1.5 hours – 2 hours
If you have already done the Ready For Rover Puppy Preparation, the Raising Canine Consult should be approx 1 to 1.5 hours
Handouts will be sent via email after your appointment
Videos may be requested to  be submitted for perusal, prior to appt.

Ready for Rover – Puppy Preparation

It is so nice to see that many of my clients are first time puppy parents.  This can be an overwhelming experience, but I can get you started even before pup arrives, to make sure the transition goes smooth and to be prepared with all you need for your pup.

We will focus on setting up your home (with video assistance), scheduling for toilet training, sleep and feeding strategies are the priority. As as usual, I am here to answer all your questions!

If you have not brought your pup home, I suggest we book a Puppy Prep Consult as soon as possible, and a follow up with a Raising Rover Consultation about 2 weeks after pup arrives home.  That should cover “all things puppy”.

Zoom! Yes, this easily be done virtually… and is cost effective
$65.00 per hour*, including applicable tax
*Most Ready For Rover Puppy Preparation will be approx 1.5 hours
Handouts will be sent at the end of our discussion.
Videos may be requested to be submitted for perusal, prior to appt.

Citizen Canine – Prep for the Real World

What about socialization? Leash reactivity? Separation anxiety? Handling and grooming preparation?  Our appointment will cover everything you need to get started, and continue, to prepare your pup for life outside your home and to ensure your pup develops into a wonderful Canine Citizen.

Socialization is a big issue with puppies and the time frame to maximize your pups exposure quickly disappears as they start to grow up.  It is not about meeting and greeting other dogs, it is exposure to the real world.   Lets work together to avoid separation anxiety and leash reactivity.

This consult will give you tools to ensure your pup has the very best start.  And, the groomers will all thank you if your pup can be handled in the shop, and sit quietly for a nail trim.  With Doodles and Poodle crosses on the rise, grooming is a large part of their lives and teaching them to feel comfortable is a gift to your pup.

Zoom! Yes, this easily be done virtually… and is cost effective
$65.00 per hour*, including applicable tax
*Most Citizen Canine Consultations will be approx 1 to 1.5 hours
Handouts will be sent at the end of our discussion.
Videos may be requested to be submitted for perusal, prior to appt.

Group Puppy Training Classes 

My service is consultation based to get you started on house training, nipping, and problem avoidance with puppies under 6 months of age. Working together with trainer colleagues to continue your education as your pup matures, I can refer you to a trainer in your area to continue to teach your pup skills such as sit/down/stay/come.  This referral will include only those with experienced, motivational and respectful training methods.
Our number one choice for Toronto and Ajax is www.whoswalkingwho.ca

In Addition…

Gillian is available for consultation on all things “puppy”

Breed Clubs and Media Events

Gillian is available to speak at your next meeting or dog related trade show or event. Please click onto all pages for media related experience.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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