Private Puppy training solutions for busy puppy parents

Busy with a career, chasing after the grandkids, or raising your family? Our puppy training programs are just the thing!

 

With 4 customizable puppy training programs to choose from, we’re sure to have the right fit for you:

PUPPY BASICS
A 4-session private basic manners puppy program for clients who’d like to learn how to train their own puppy. Learn more.
 
THE FAMILY DOG
Got kids and a dog? We’ve got your back! Our Family Dog program is results-filled fun for the whole family. Learn more. 
 
PUP STAR
A day training program designed to train all the basic manners your puppy needs while you are at work. Learn more.
 
ULTIMATE PUPPY
The ULTIMATE in puppy day training.  Includes all the basic manners training, socialization visits, handling prep to get ready for vet and grooming visits and includes the Puppy Start Right consultation. Learn more. 
 
PUPPY START RIGHT
Not sure which puppy training program is right for you? Just need a little potty training help? Start with a Puppy Start Right session. Learn more

 

Why private puppy training with Hanging With Hounds?

Because you’re busy and need results
Puppy training classes are fun, but when your time is short private training is the fastest and most effective path to puppy training results.
 
Because you want the best for your puppy
It’s not just a matter of results, of course—you also want the peace of mind that comes with attaining those results through positive, humane puppy training methods.
 
Because you want to know you’re in good hands, too
Our trainer takes a professional approach to puppy training and client care—that means showing up on time, listening carefully, and following through.

 

Not sure which program is right for you?

Choose One-to-One Coaching (Puppy Basics, Puppy Start Right or The Family Dog) if you want to be actively involved in your puppy's training and have the time to practice between sessions.  Choose Day Training (Pup Star or Ultimate Puppy) if your lifestyle is busy, you don't have the time to practice between sessions or you would prefer someone else to train and just teach you what you need to know at the end.

 

 

Puppy Basics Private Puppy Training Program

Puppy Basics

Program Type: One-to-one coaching in your home

Our trainer teaches you to train your puppy in the convenience of your home

Program Length: 4 one-hour private lessons

Behaviours Covered: We’ll customize to your needs, but common cues include sit, down, go to your bed, walking nicely on a leash, coming when called.  We cover the common behaviour issues most people have including house training, crate training, mouthing and nipping.

Ready to share your home with a calmer, well-mannered puppy? This program is for you. Visiting your home at times convenient to your busy schedule, our trainer coaches you through how to train up a calm, focused, attentive puppy who’s as easy to live with as she is cute.

Delight in watching your puppy learn her basic manners, where to go potty (and where not to!), to keep those sharp little teeth to herself and her own toys, and to enjoy being petted, held, and groomed for an adult dog who’s easy to handle at the vet and during bath time.

Program cost: $425 plus gst

 For more information on the Puppy Basics program or to book training, please click here to contact me by email.  To schedule a 10-minute phone call to discuss, please click here.

  

 

 

Family Dog

The Family Dog Private Puppy Training Program

Program Type: One-to-one coaching in your home + fun video learning for the kids

Our trainer works with the whole family in the convenience of your home

Program Length: 6 one-hour private lessons

Behaviours Covered: This program covers sit, down, walking nicely on a leash, coming when called, self-control around the children as well as the common puppy problems such as housetraining and nipping.

This innovative program gets the whole family involved and on the same page—parents, kids, even the grandparents or nanny. Oh, and the puppy, too! We’ll focus on one achievable training goal per week designed to help bring calm to your chaos.  Aimed at children between 3-9 years old.

Each week begins with a fun in-home puppy training session scheduled at a time works for all family members. Then the kids get access to their “Special Agent Center,” where they’ll find videos and interactive training games designed to promote safe and appropriate interactions with your puppy and the adult dog she’ll soon become. They’ll have so much fun they won’t even realize they’re learning! Grandparents and nannies get their own videos, too. With everyone on board, your puppy will be a model household member in no time.

For some cool videos designed especially for children on how to act around dogs go to my Training Tips & Tricks on the About page (scroll to the bottom).

Program cost: $625 plus gst

For more information on The Family Dog program or to book training, please click here to contact me by email.  To schedule a 10-minute phone call to discuss, please click here.

 

 

 

Pup Star Private Puppy Training Program

Pup Star

Program Type: Day Training

Our trainer trains your puppy in your home when you are at work.

Program Length: 6 one-hour private lessons + 2 one-hour transfer sessions.

Behaviours Covered: We’ll customize to your needs, but common cues include sit, down, go to your bed, walking nicely on a leash, coming when called, handling and self-control exercises.  Training will help you with the common behaviour issues such as house training, crate training, mouthing and nipping.

Ready to share your home with a calmer, well-mannered puppy? This program is for you. Visiting your home at times convenient to your busy schedule, our trainer will work one-on-one with your puppy.  She will coach you through how to train up a calm, focused, attentive puppy who’s as easy to live with as she is cute.

Delight in watching your puppy learn her basic manners, where to go potty (and where not to!), to keep those sharp little teeth to herself and her own toys, and to enjoy being petted, held, and groomed for an adult dog who’s easy to handle at the vet and during bath time.

Program cost: $825 plus gst

 For more information on the Pup Star program or to book training, please click here to contact me by email.  To schedule a 10-minute phone call to discuss, please click here.

  

 

 

Ultimate Puppy

Ultimate Puppy Private Puppy Training Program

Program Type: Day training

The Ultimate in day training.  Training takes place in your home and neighbourhood.  Includes visits to pet-friendly locations for socialization*, handling to ready the pup for grooming and vet visits.  Includes the Puppy Start Right consultation as soon as your puppy comes home, if not before.

*Dependent on vaccination status.

Program Length:  10 one-hour training sessions + 2 one-hour transfer + 90min Puppy Start Right consultation

Behaviours Covered: We’ll customize to your needs, but common cues include sit, down, go to your bed, walking nicely on a leash, coming when called, leave it, socialization, handling and self-control exercises, house training

If you’re short on time, this is the puppy training program you need. Our trainer will come to your home and provide fun-filled sessions of active learning. Or, if you need a longer break, are at wit’s end, or have some travelling to do, contact us about our board & train option. At the end of the program, Sharon will visit your home at times convenient to you to transfer her training results.

Just as with our all our programs, you’ll enjoy a calmer, easier puppy. We’ll teach your puppy foundational basic manners, where to go potty (and where not to!), and to keep those sharp little teeth to herself and her own toys. We’ll also help her grow into an adult dog who’s easy to handle at the vet and during bath time. And she’ll learn appropriate play with her fellow schoolmates, under careful trainer supervision. 

Program cost: $1,395 plus gst for 10 one-hour training sessions plus 2 one-hour transfer sessions plus a 90-minute Puppy Start Right consultation.  Includes 3-months of ongoing support via email.

Board and Train is also available.  Please contact me for pricing. 

For more information on the Ultimate Puppy program or to book training, please click here to contact me by email.  To schedule a 10-minute phone call to discuss, please click here.

 

 

Puppy Start Right

Puppy Start Right Private Puppy Training Session

Program Type: A single jumpstart session in your home

A customized consult in the convenience of your home

Program Length: One 90-minute session conveniently scheduled in your home

Behaviours Covered: Puppy raising introduction, house training, mouthing/nipping, crate training

Just need a little house training assistance? This session is for you.

Need more puppy training help but aren’t sure which package is the right fit? Puppy Right Start is the perfect place to start. We’ll answer your puppy training questions and, if you need more support, help you decide whether to train your puppy yourself through our Pup Star program or have our trainer take the wheel with an Ultimate Puppy package.

Program cost: $175 plus gst

 For more information on the Puppy Start Right program or to book training, please click here to contact me by email.  To schedule a 10-minute phone call to discuss, please click here.

 

 

Ready to hang with Hanging With Hounds for puppy raising relief?

We’d love to work with you and your puppy. Tell us which package is the right fit for you.

If you would like to speak with me in person, please click here to schedule a 10-minute call to discuss your training requirements.

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Hanging With Hounds Success Stories & Client Reviews

Cooper Day Training Ultimate Puppy

Success Story....

Cooper came to me as a 10 week old puppy.  Cooper is a Shiba Inu and as cute as can be.  Cooper's Mom had asked her Veterinarian for a referral for puppy training as she wanted to be sure to set Cooper up for success.  I customized the Ultimate Puppy program for Cooper.  He learned all the basic obedience as well the essential socialization skills to ensure that he grows into a confident dog. Here is what Cooper's Mom had to say when we finished his Ultimate Puppy training....  

I honestly can't say enough, about how awesome Sharon was with both me and my 'fur baby' Cooper! Being a first-time pet owner, my worst fear was that Cooper wouldn't learn the basics and I would be lost on how to train him. My vet recommended Hanging with Hounds and it was the best decision I made (apart from Cooper of course). Sharon began working with him at 10 weeks old. With her patience and love Cooper learned, socialization, sit, down, touch, leave it! I truly believe because of Sharon, Cooper has been given unbelievable life lessons and I learned how to interact with him and how his little fur brain works. At 16 weeks this little monkey did his first hike with no problems! I would highly recommend Sharon and Hanging with Hounds to anyone looking for a safe, fun, loving, experienced trainer!

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Meet Your Trainer: Sharon Labossiere, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, CSAT, CTDI

sharon frontpagePuppies are so adorable! And so challenging! My goal, whichever puppy training program you choose, is twofold: Quick relief and training progress now, and laying the foundation for a beautifully-behaved, well-adjusted adult dog in your future. So many adult dog behaviour issues can be easily avoided with the right puppy training, and I want that for you.

No doubt your puppy already feels like part of your family. I know you won’t want to trust her training to just anyone. If you haven’t already, you can read about my professional credentials, experience, and training approach here. 

 

Private puppy training in Calgary, AB.