All About Puppy
Start your puppy off on the right path with life skills training and behavior problem prevention.
Ready to committ? Bundle and save with our economical and efficient package options.
Join a fun and supportive environment to continue your puppy’s socilization journey.
Get the one-on-one help you need to resolve a specific puppy problem you can’t seem to crack.
All dogs have a very narrow window of time to learn that the world is a safe and wonderful place. During this “critical period” (3-18 weeks), they must have positive experiences with all the things they may encounter as an adult, otherwise, they can develop fear and aggression-based problems later in life.
The puppy foundations program will give you the tools necessary to ensure that we do everything we can to raise a confident puppy who loves people and other animals, doesn’t hurt others with his teeth, and enjoys body handling!
To learn more about the importance of adequate socialization, please read the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) position statement on puppy socialization here.
Socialization basics (sights and sound in the neighborhood)
Foundation behaviors like sit, down, stay, leave it, and recall
In-home skills like house- and chew-training
Three (3) 60-minute sessions
Everything included in the Rookie package
Intermediate socialization training (2 outings)
Resource guarding prevention exercises
Grooming and handling exercises
Five (5) 60-minute sessions
Hall of Fame
Everything included in the All Star package
Advanced socialization training (4 outings)
Heeling and auto-sit walking exercises
Proofing of foundation behaviors with distance, distractions and duration
Eight (8) 60-minute sessions
Too busy to train?
Rachel can do the heavy lifting for you. While you’re away at work or running errands, she will come to your home and train your puppy for you. She will then transfer the skills to you to ensure that you maintain the behaviors she’s installed with addition session(s).
Day training add-on:
+ $100 for The Rookie and All-Star Packages
+ $200 for The Hall of Fame Package
Puppy Play &
Are you nervous about taking your puppy out in the world? Do you think your puppy would love to grow on a group walk with other puppies?
Let’s conquer this together!
Group puppy outings will be limited to past or current clients with social puppies. Outings will include trips to novel environments so they can learn that the world is a safe place.
Complete the form to be added to the waitlist.
Do you need help with one specific behavior that you can’t seem to resolve on your own?
Our behavior focused sessions will provide you with a behavior-focused step-by-step plan so you can eliminate unwanted behaviors before they get worse.
This consultation is designed to address isolated behavioral challenges like:
- Inappropriate nipping and/or chewing
- Resource guarding
- Ignoring calls to “come”
- Unwanted jumping on guests
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Our Service Area
Baltimore County and the surrounding area: White Marsh, Perry Hall, Kingsville, Aberdeen, Parkville, Towson, Bel Air, Glen Burnie, and Baltimore City. Clients who live outside of my service area can be accommodated with an extra travel charge.