SERVICES

I create training that fulfills your needs and transforms your dog.  My role as coach is to provide you with the knowledge and approach needed to inspire your dog to do the right thing at the right time.  I am the professional who knows dog psychology and can teach it to you.   

                  ADOLESCENT TO SENIOR DOGS       
      IN PERSON OR ZOOM INITIAL SESSION  2-3 HOURS

 

This is no cookie cutter training experience.  I customize my training and rehabilitation to meet the needs and abilities of my clients and their canines.   

 

Because each dog is different, I take care to approach each private training session based on your dog's temperament and what will work best for YOU. We begin with an evaluation of your dog and history. We then create an appropriate training plan to cover your needs and expectations. No two training sessions are alike.  You will see immediate changes in your dog's behavior after one session.  What is amazing to my clients is how simple it is to communicate what you want from your dog when you know how.   All I ask in return is that you remain open to learning a new way of relating to your dog and practice what I teach you.  We will assign you homework and it will be up to you to practice.  If you practice and follow our advice, you will see lasting results.  

Follow up sessions will depend on the level of complexity of your situation.  If follow up sessions are needed, we will prescribe a plan of action.  Follow up sessions 1-2 Hours.

These consultations will take place at my place or yours, depending on the situation.   

 

           THE WAY TO RAISE A PUPPY OF YOUR DREAMS
          IN PERSON OR ZOOM INITIAL SESSION 2-3 HOURS

Puppy training begins the moment you bring your new puppy home. I want to teach new owners how they can influence and shape the behavior of their growing puppy in a positive and fun atmosphere. Whether or not you are enrolled in formal training, you are still teaching your puppy through your behavior in everyday life.  By not consciously teaching or not setting limits for your puppy, you are setting up conditioning that may lead to future behavior problems. Puppy training is designed to teach parents to better understand their puppy’s needs, establish effective communication, curb behavior problems, and to show owners how to properly expose their new puppy to new people, animals, places and things.

 

Our puppy programming places a heavy emphasis on setting limits that your puppy can understand and on proper socialization to assist your puppy in the transition into your home and lifestyle. It is the first 4 months of a puppy’s life that is most critical. It is in this period that most puppies develop up to 90 percent of their attitudes toward people, other animals, and their environment.  My program also addresses your individual puppy allowing you the one-on-one opportunity to ask questions that apply specifically to your situation.

 

We cover the following topics in private sessions:  Problem-solving ideas for house training, proper socialization, positive imprinting, addressing problem behaviors , proper dog play, introduction to the leash and more.  The sessions typically take place in home.

Follow up sessions will depend on the level of complexity of your situation.  If follow up sessions are needed, we will prescribe a plan of action.  Follow up sessions 1-2 Hours.

 

         
           GROUP WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS - FRANCESCA'S DOG CLUB

Group workshops and webinars allow our clients to take their training to the next level in a fun group atmosphere.  

Some of our classes require pre-requisites.  It's for the safety and enjoyment of everyone and every dog.  

2020 SCHEDULE:    

To be determined

         
           PACK EXCURSIONS - FRANCESCA'S DOG CLUB

 

To get started, we prepare your dog for pack walks through a series of developmental trainings.  How long and how many depends on your dog.  Once your dog is ready, your dog will have access to outdoor field excursion with other like minded dogs.  We do hikes and walks in beautiful settings.  These excursions are on leash and designed for friendly dogs.  We also offer off leash opportunities for our more advanced dogs that are ready for more. 

Please contact us if your are interested.  

© 2014 by Francesca Tardue

PRIVATE TRAINING - SOCIAL SKILLS - PUPPY CONSULTATIONS - GROUP CLASSES  - BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION - BOARD&TRAIN

           RESIDENCY PROGRAMS - PUPPIES AND ADULT DOGS

We teach dogs the keys to living with people in the modern world.  Our core values program includes social skills, manners, self regulation and self confidence.  We layer in obedience once the core values are in place.  For aggressive or difficult cases, the core values might be all we address. We want every dog to have a good attitude about his family and his community.

We put a heavy emphasis on educating the owner and on going support as much as training the dog.  We know from experience that if the owner isn't on board, the dog will go back to his old patterns.  

 

Residency programs start at 2 weeks minimum with one to two months of on going client support.