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**
Payment is via e transfer, due after your appt, on the same day.
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.  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.

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.

In-home service is available while we can still work outdoors, and will be booked according to the weather network 🙂

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).

Gillian is also also available for consultation prior to puppy arrival, to make sure the transition goes smooth, to be prepared with all you need for your pup, and for house training/scheduling advise.

Yes, this can be done via FaceTime or Zoom!
$100.00, including applicable tax, for 1.5 hours virtually
$15.00 per each additional 30 min during the same appointment
Handouts will be sent at the end of our discussion.
Videos can be submitted for perusal prior to appt.

Limited in-home appt’s available (weather dependent)
$165.00, including applicable tax, for 1.5 hours in home
$25.00 per each additional 30 min during the same appointment
Handouts will be sent at the end of our discussion.
Videos can be submitted for perusal prior to appt.

Puppy Einstein 4-Week Program 

This service not available at this time, due to Covid update

Sometimes your schedule may preclude weekly sessions, your pup may still be a few weeks too young for group class, or  you may simply prefer the attention that private my one-to-one puppy training will provide.

The Puppy Einstein program is what you need.  It is geared towards pups 10-14 weeks of age (12-18 weeks for tiny breeds) at the start date of the program.

This 4 week program will be geared towards young pups and will cover skills such as sit, stand, down, come, leave-it, handling, hand-touch, plus intro to stay and intro to leash walking.

Done in the comfort of your home, and an appointment flexibility to suit your family.

$410.00, including applicable tax.
4 x 45 min sessions,  booked in advance
Handouts are included.

After Puppy Einstein, we do recommend your attendance at a group training class for adolescent dogs. I believe they need to work around the distractions as they mature. We recommend Who’s Walking Who.

Special Attention 

This service not available at this time, due to Covid update

Gillian is available for consultation appointments for unique issues with  puppies under 5 months of age.

This can be minor behavioral issues including leash reactivity.
For puppies under 5 months of age

Puppy Leash Reactivity & Behavioral Consultation
$125 per hour via FaceTime or Zoom
$150 per hour in person (limited during Covid)

Phone Consults 

We know this is a difficult time for the new Puppy Parents and you may need some help and guidance one-on-one with a Puppy Expert.

Help is here!

I am available for phone consultations to discuss specific issues or questions that arise with your puppy.

However, I do suggest that unless you have just a question or two, it is best to book my Raising Canine Puppy Consultation (1.5 hours) for in-depth plans, strategies and discussions.

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

A phone call to check on your in-home set up is a great start.  If you already have your pup, not to worry, we can still set up discussion.

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

$45 for 30 minutes (or part thereof), including applicable tax,

Seminars & Public Speaking

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 in Durham
Date: Email us to go on wait list for Pickering Animal Services next event

If you are a dog club or breeder, consider booking a seminar for your next group meeting.  Limited to 1 hour travel distance. Email for info and quote.

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.