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Virtual Online Zoom Dog Training


We could have happily lived our lives without knowing about COVID-19, coronavirus, social distancing, flattening the curve, etc. It changed our lives - and our dogs' lives. One good thing that happened is we have a new reality with virtual online Zoom puppy and dog training! We can work most of the same issues that we do during in-person training. In many cases, it is actually better than in-person training. Read on...

What is Virtual Online Puppy and Dog Training?


It’s one-on-one private training sessions in the comfort of your home via Zoom on your computer. I teach you how to train your dog or puppy. All you need is a computer/smartphone/tablet and an internet connection. 

Virtual Online Puppy Dog Training Fees


Our fees are $295 for the first 1.5-hour lesson and then $195 for each additional 1-hour lesson if you feel you need a just a bit more. After the initial session, you may purchase a block of three additional 1.5-hour lessons for $700.

Benefits of Virtual Online Puppy and Dog Training


In many respects, virtual training is actually better than in-person training because

  • You can start almost immediately.

  • Virtual online training is more flexible than in-person training since there is no travel time. We can schedule at a time that’s convenient for you – and we can work with you from anywhere in the world! Isn’t that better than rushing home from work trying to get ready for a lesson?

  • The training environment is more comfortable since it’s your own home – where the behavior takes place.

  • Sessions are less stressful for you and your dog. For some dogs – especially those with anxiety or fears – virtual puppy dog training is preferable since I am not changing the environment by entering your home and your dog “doesn’t have to get used to me,” a stranger coming into his home. Virtually, I am not a distraction!

  • You choose what you would like to work on.

  • You can get something checked off your to-do list. (How long has “training the dog” been on there???)

  • Your entire family can be involved if you would like.

  • Virtual training is perfect for people with mobility issues or if you live in an area without a nearby dog trainer or behavior consultant.

  • Last – but not least – it doesn’t matter if you had garlic or onions for lunch…

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How Does Virtual Online Puppy and Dog Training Work?

  • You contact me via phone or email.

  • You get a free15-minute phone call where I take a brief history to find out what you want to work on.

  • I email you additional information along with an Agreement.

  • Upon deposit of $295 into my PayPal account and a returned signed Agreement, I send you a one-page questionnaire which you fill out and return to me before your lesson in order to save time during the lesson.

  • We then schedule your session to a mutually convenient time.

  • All training begins with a 1.5-hour session on Zoom, during which I ask you further questions to get a more complete background as well as beginning training exercises.

  • You will receive oral instructions the training exercises where I guide you through the training, and we work out a Behavior Plan for you and your puppy or dog.

  • After the session, you receive a copy of the Behavior Plan and pertinent written instructions, handouts, and copies of her books (at no charge!) via email.

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What Can We Work On?


Generally, training falls into five categories:


*Puppy training – either pre-puppy consulting or puppy issues such as

  • potty training (My book on puppy potty training won the 2015 Global eBook award!)

  • chewing and biting

  • socialization and handling

  • preventing separation anxiety and other future behavior issues


*Obedience training where we customize a program and work on the commands that are important to you such as

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Come

  • Stay, Off

  • Leave It

  • Drop It

  • Heel or Loose Leash Walking

  • – and whatever you’d like to work on


*Nuisance behavior

  • Attention seeking

  • Counter surfing

  • Door dashing Jumping

  • Stealing

  • – and whatever you’d like to work on


*Behavior training for emotional issues

If your dog has a behavior issue, you likely have looked online to see if you can resolve it by yourself. That is a quick way to insanity because everyone contradicts everyone else. What you need is someone to listen to you and give you a solution to your dog’s specific issue

  • Aggression

  • Barking

  • Destruction

  • Fears and anxieties

  • Food, toy, or people guarding

  • – and a lot more


*Fun Stuff – agility and trick training

  • Crawl

  • Shake

  • Wave

  • – and, yet again, a lot more

Since our dogs have gotten used to our being home during the quarantine, they may suffer separation anxiety as we return to our regular routine. I've written a series of articles things you can do now to prevent puppy dog separation anxiety. Trust me, separation anxiety is much easier to prevent it than to cure.

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