Puppy Tip Consult

For puppies 8 – 20 weeks of age

Puppies are fun, adorable bundles of fur. They are also time consuming, labor intensive little creatures. Getting tips on what to do and what not to do may just save you some sanity and create a more healthy and happy relationship with your furry family member.

Due to a family emergency we are not currently accepting new training clients. We particularly regret missing this crucial time in your puppy’s development.

Why is Getting Your Puppy off to a Good Start so Important?

Weeks of Age

2 Months

Socialization, housetraining, and basic manners should be well underway by eight weeks of age, regardless of breed or breeding. 

Weeks of Age

3 Months

By 12 weeks your puppy needs to be socialized to people, especially strangers and children.

Weeks of Age

4 1/2 Months

The time window for a puppy to develop bite inhibition, also known as a “soft mouth”, begins closing at four and a half months. The best way to learn bite inhibition is with other puppies and dogs, especially with their mother and litter between 6-8 weeks of age. Puppies separated before they are 8 weeks of age, tend to have more of an issue with biting and chewing.

Dunbar, Ian. Before You Get Your Puppy. James & Kenneth Publishers, 2001. – Dunbar, Ian. After You Get Your Puppy. James & Kenneth Publishers, 2001.

Take a look at the age of your puppy compared to a child to get a better idea of how quickly your furry family member really grows.

Referenced from: www.endmemo.com

What is a Puppy Tip Consult?

A Puppy Tip Consult is an in-home consultation designed to help get you on the right track with your little furry family member in an everyday in-home setting. A trained Puppy Specialist will meet with you for a 90 minute consultation to see first hand what you’re experiencing, give appropriate guidance and it takes the “guess work” out. Let’s face it, who has time to play a guessing game when you have a puppy? 

The consult will cover things like house training tips for better success, helping establish a feeding schedule in alliance with your veterinarian’s recommendations, crate training tips, how to address nuisance barking and more! 

Don’t have you’re puppy yet, but want advice on how to set everything up to prepare for your new addition? 

No problem! The Puppy Tip Consult can help with that too!

* There are no magic wands, fairy dust or easy buttons for puppies. The Puppy Tip Consult is designed to give you guidance and is not a “magical” fix for all problems. The Puppy Tip Consult is people training for puppies, there is no obedience training involved for this service.

Where Do You Begin?

It all begins with your application. Filling out the Pre-Consultation Application is the first step. After we receive your application we will contact you to set up your 90 minute Puppy Tip Consultation with our Puppy Specialist. The Puppy Tip Consultation is $175.00.

What Happens After the Consultation?

After your Puppy Tip Consultation you can begin guiding your puppy with the tips and tricks in mind! Many families just need to be pointed in the right direction, but if you find that things aren’t going as well as you’d hoped or if you just want a little more guidance we can schedule In-Home Private Training sessions for some one-on-one coaching or discuss other options.

We are closed indeterminately due to a family emergency.

For all private training for behavior issues we recommend:
Dr. Lisa White of Veterinary Behavior Management Solutions


For all basic manners training and group classes, we recommend:
Training Tracks Canine Learning Station