Service Dogs by Dee



No matter where you are geographically ... we can train. Whether you're struggling with potty training your puppy, dealing with a dog who's afraid of loud noises, or trying to figure out how to keep your dog from destroying everything in your house, let's problem-solve together. Or, we can strategize about doggy house manners and basic obedience skills or discuss finding your dog a job or a sport he'll love. Plus, I can help you through the rough times, like making the very hard decision to re-home your dog. The only thing I can't help with is aggression. Please find a local trainer or behaviorist for that. The cost is $90 per hour; $50 per half hour. 

Puppy 101

When should you start training your puppy? The day you bring her home! Why? Because everything she learns in her first month will - unless corrected later on - continue for the rest of her life. She can learn that your house is her bathroom. Or she can learn to potty outside. She can learn to jump on every person she meets. Or she can learn to sit politely in front of every person she meets. Plus, your puppy may have never worn a collar or been walked on a leash and needs to learn to accept both willingly. She needs to learn that, although teething (until she's 6 months old), she shouldn't bite or nip people. This and much more should be addressed the very first month your pup is with you. Like so many before you, let me help you get your puppy started right with Puppy 101. It's in-home training, once a week for four weeks for $300. Each session is 60-90 minutes. A copy of my book, Puppies chew shoes, don't they? is included.


What does your dog do that drives you crazy? Bark when someone rings the doorbell or passes by on the sidewalk? Jump on people, furniture and your kitchen counter? Use your kids or table legs as chew toys? By teaching your dog to sit, lay down, stay, eye contact, wait and come when called - you'll be well on your way to having a well-mannered dog. Your training plan will be customized for your family and your lifestyle. One-on-one in-home training is $75/session (60-90 minutes).


Does your dog pull on leash, leaping or lunging toward other dogs or people? Does he bark and bark at other dogs when you take him on walks? Is he selectively deaf - not hearing you calling his name or telling him to stop doing something when you take him on walks? Using tried and true methods, we'll use Street Manners training to teach your dog to politely walk on leash even he's passing other dogs, to focus on his handler, and to wait for permission before greeting people and other dogs. One-on-one neighborhood and around-town training (Stony Point, Tredegar and the canal walk, BassPro, the Randolph Macon campus, Byrd Park, Deep Run and Forest Hill Parks, Carytown, etc.) This is a great next step after House Manners training. $75/session (60-90 minutes)

Changing lives one dog at a time.

Questions? Email me at or call 612.548.1504.

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