Puppy Training

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training in Greater New Haven, CT

Puppy Training

Get Off on the Right Paw!

New puppy!? Congratulations! Puppies are a lot of fun and a lot of work! Have a professional by your side to get off to the right start.

How It Works

Our trainer will come to you work on behaviors with you and your pup directly. Lessons will be based on setting you and puppy up for success!

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!

Who It's For

Our puppy programs are intended for puppies 6 months of age and younger. If your dog is older but you’re looking to start with the very basics, get in touch and we’ll customize the perfect plan for you!

What You Will Learn

Puppies are unique in that they are have so much to learn! Together we can help them build confidence, learn what socialization really is and how to apply it, begin developing foundation behaviors and more!

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 Puppy 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 and resources will be provided for you after each session!

 

Doodle puppy

Una’s dad says…

“We have seen big improvements! I liked how Jess made observations in my dog’s body language. I never would have picked up on these things otherwise!”

Packages

Golden Retriever Puppy Holding Stick

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 virtual 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 virtual 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

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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