Day Training

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training in Greater New Haven, CT

Day Training

Starting at $95/session

Day training is a great program for busy pet parents who need extra support teaching their pups new behaviors.

How It Works

Our trainer will come to your pet three to four times a week to work one-on-one in private, hour long sessions. We will work on behaviors discussed at your consultation.

Day training also includes weekly Pet Parent Sessions where we will work with you and your dog one-on-one so you can continue reinforcing their learning!

Benefits

Day training takes off some of the stress of “homework” that coaching sessions require. More time with our trainer means more reinforcement with a professional, producing faster results.

While we still recommend working with your dog as regularly as possible to keep up his momentum and develop a reinforcement history and working relationship with him, less of that responsibility will fall on your shoulders!

What Your Dog Will Learn

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

A weekly summary of your dog’s progress and a recap of our Handler Learning Sessions will be provided.

Goldendoodle Puppy on grass

Puppy Foundations

Jumpstarting the new puppy owner!

New puppy? Congratulations! Raising a puppy is so fun and rewarding but it’s also a lot of work! Having a professional training work with your puppy throughout the week can begin teaching them basic behaviors, self control, reinforce potty training, subject them to proper socialization and more.

Our Puppy Foundations Package Includes:

  • One 60-90 minute in-home consultation
  • Nine 45-60 minute private training sessions (3x week, 3 weeks)
  • Three 45-60 minute Pet Parent transfer sessions (1x week, 3 weeks)
  • A clicker and basic treat bag
  • Unlimited virtual support
  • Journals after each session
  • Full write ups and summaries each week

 Topics and Behaviors Covered May Include:

  • An Introduction to Positive Reinforcement Training
  • Setting Up and Managing Puppy’s Environment
  • Capturing Calm Behavior
  • Crate and Potty Training
  • Jumping and Mouthing
  • Foundation Behaviors (Sit, Down, Touch, Name Recognition)
  • Loose Leash Manners
  • Polite Greetings

 Investment: $1,250

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Loose Leash Intensive

Stop the pulling!

Does your dog yank on the leash? We can help! Our Loose Leash Intensive program will focus on teaching your pup manners while on the road. This program is meant for dogs who do not have reactivity issues while walking but need help making better choices.

Our Loose Leash Intensive Program Includes:

  • One 60-90 minute in-home consultation
  • Six or nine 45-60 minute private training sessions (3x week, 2-3 weeks)
  • Two or three 45-60 minute Pet Parent transfer sessions (1x week, 2-3 weeks)
  • A clicker and basic treat bag
  • Unlimited virtual support
  • Journals after each session
  • Full write ups and summaries each week
  • On your dog’s off days, our regular walking service may be added at a discounted rate for the duration of your program!

 Topics and Behaviors Covered May Include:

  • Loose Leash Manners
  • Harness Selection and Fitting
  • Capturing Calm Behavior
  • Maintaining a Loose Leash Around Distractions
  • Loose Leash Walking in Public Places
  • Polite Greetings

 Investment: $900 – $1,235

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Proper Pooch

A plan tailored to exactly what your dog needs!

Does your dog have some troublesome behaviors? Our Proper Pooch Package will be customized to change behaviors to strengthen your bond with one another and make activities such as walks or house visitors more enjoyable. Depending on your needs, the Proper Pooch package will allow for a deep dive into changing specific behaviors.

Our Proper Pooch Package Includes:

  • One 60-90 minute in-home consultation
  • 12 or 16 45-60 minute private training sessions (3-4x week, 4 weeks)
  • Four 45-60 minute Pet Parent transfer sessions (1x week, 4 weeks)
  • A clicker and basic treat bag
  • Unlimited virtual support
  • Journals after each session
  • Full write ups and summaries each week

Topics and Behaviors Covered 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
  • Politeness Outside of the Home

 Investment: $1,650 – $2,000

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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in-home coaching

Our trainer will work on behaviors with you and your pup one-on-one! The goal of our coaching sessions are to empower our clients to learn to change their dogs’ behaviors on their own under our guidance. Practice with homework after each lesson!

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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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