Coaching Sessions

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training in Greater New Haven, CT

Coaching Sessions

Starting at $100/session

Coaching sessions are an excellent choice for pet parents that want to be involved in their dogs’ training!

How It Works

Our trainer will come to you work on behaviors with you and your pup directly. Lessons will be based on the training goals discussed at the consult!

After each session, our team will send you a writeup of everything we discussed so you have it to look over as you work with your pup. We will also outline some exercises to work on before your next session!

Coaching Is Right For You If...

Coaching sessions are a great way to work with your dog under professional guidance. Sessions can be done in your home or at the scene of the undesirable behavior. This format will give your dog one-on-one attention that can be provided in a multi-dog class setting.

An additional benefit of coaching sessions over day training is the investment required. Because coaching sessions require you to do more of the work, the cost is lower.

What Your Dog Will Learn

Our Coaching Programs always begin with a consultation. This will allow us time to get to know you, your dog and what your training goals are.

All learning in all of our training programs is done via positive reinforcement. This means your dog will be rewarded for the correct and response and mistakes will simply be ignored. We will not use force, prong collars, choke collars or e-collars on your dog – guaranteed.

What's Included

Each Coaching Program includes the agreed upon number of sessions. The exact number will depend on your dog, your training goals and your budget.

All Coaching Programs include a clicker and a treat bag. Additional clickers, treat bags and our favorite training harnesses are available for purchase here.

Thorough write ups after each coaching session will be provided for your records and reference!

 

Coaching Packages

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Welcome Home Puppy

Jumpstarting the new puppy owner!

New puppy? Congratulations! Raising a puppy is so fun and rewarding but it’s also a lot of work! We’re here to help you learn the best ways to raise your new furry friend and tackle the basics alongside you.

Our Welcome Home Puppy Package Includes:

  • One 60-90 minute in-home consultation
  • Four 45-60 minute private training sessions (1x week, 4 weeks)
  • A clicker and basic treat bag
  • Unlimited virtual support
  • Full write-ups and training exercises after each session

 Topics and Behaviors Covered Include:

  • An Introduction to Positive Reinforcement Training
  • Setting Up and Managing Puppy’s Enviornment
  • “Capturing” Calm Behavior
  • Crate and Potty Training
  • Jumping and Mouthing
  • Foundation Behaviors (Sit, Down, Touch, Name Recognition)
  • How to Handle Puppy’s “Naughty” Behaviors (Accidents, Stealing Socks, etc.)
  • Reading Puppy Body Language

 Investment: $585

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Very Important Puppy

Our most comprehensive puppy package!

New puppy? Congratulations! Raising a puppy is so fun and rewarding but it’s also a lot of work! We’re here to help you learn the best ways to raise your new furry friend and tackle the basics alongside you.

Our Very Important Puppy Package Includes:

  • One 60-90 minute in-home consultation
  • Eight 45-60 minute private training sessions (2x week, 4 weeks)
  • A clicker and basic treat bag
  • Unlimited virtual support
  • Full write-ups and training exercises after each session

 Topics and Behaviors Covered Include:

  • Everything in our Puppy Package PLUS…
  • Customized Socialization Guidance
  • Loose Leash Walking Skills
  • Polite Greeting Skills
  • “Place” Behavior
  • Starting a Reliable Recall

 Investment: $960

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Behavior Essentials

Basic Manners For Adolescent & Adult Dogs

Our Behavior Essential Packages Include:

  • One 60-90 minute in-home consultation
  • Six, Eight or Twelve 45-60 minute private training sessions
  • A clicker and basic treat bag
  • Unlimited virtual support
  • Management plans to interrupt unwanted behavior
  • Full write-ups and training exercises after each session

 Topics and Behaviors May Include:

  • Introduction to Positive Reinforcement Training
  • Management Techniques
  • Foundation Behaviors (Sit, Down, Touch)
  • “Place” Behavior
  • “Capturing” Calm Behavior
  • Jumping and Polite Door Greetings
  • Building a Reliable Recal
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Dog Reactivity
  • Excessive Barking
  • Mouthing
  • Politeness Outside of the Home

The number of sessions and topics will be customized based on your goals and your dog’s needs.

Investment: $770 – $1,300

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Canine Intervention

Focus On Changing One Behavior!

Our Canine Intervention Package Includes:

  • One 60-90 minute in-home consultation
  • Four 45-60 minute private training sessions
  • A clicker and basic treat bag
  • Unlimited virtual support
  • Management plan to interrupt unwanted behavior
  • Full write-ups and training exercises after each session

 Our intervention program is meant to focus on changing one undesirable behavior. Examples include:

  • Building a Reliable Recall
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Dog Reactivity
  • Inability to Settle
  • Politeness Outside of the Home

Investment: $550

Please note the state of Connecticut requires sales tax to be charged on all dog training services.
This will be reflected on your invoice.

Meet Your Trainer

Jessica Barry

professional dog trainer, kpa-ctp

Jessica is the founder of RCO Pet Care and our head trainer. She graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) with distinction, earning the title of Certified Training Partner. Karen Pryor, and now KPA, have spearheaded the development of force-free training methods, and are some of the leading proponents of operant conditioning.

Jess is also a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and is currently working toward her independent certification via the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

 Jessica has worked with many species ranging from dogs to horses to bison and primates at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo. She holds a Bachelor's in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut, is a Fear Free Professional and is certified in Pet CPR and First Aid.

More Training Options

Consultations

Every dog and family is different and training programs are not “one-size-fits-all!” A consultation will allow your trainer to meet your family and your pup. We will discuss your goals and introduce you to positive reinforcement training!

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Day Training

Leave the hardest work to us! We will work with your dog multiple times a week, one-on one! Our included weekly Pet Parent Sessions will provide you with the knowledge and skills to tap into, utilize and reinforce your dogs’ newly learned behaviors.

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Group Classes

Group classes are an affordable way to work with your dog or puppy in a group setting under professional guidance. Classes are a great way to expose your dog to new environments and will teach you both how to work around distractions!

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