Dog trainers help eliminate bad habits, such as barking at squirrels, and develop good ones, such as barking at evil squirrels. Get a helping hand with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $40 for a one-hour private dog-training session (an $80 value)
- $50 for a two-hour prep class (a $150 value)
The dog-training sessions and prep classes take place via Skype, Google Hangout, FaceTime, or phone. Sit Puppy Sit's homepage has quick links to several of these.
The training session teaches people the skills they need to teach their dog commands and social skills. It also goes over topics such as developmental stages and any specific requirements clients have in their household.
The prep class goes over any ongoing negative behaviors and discusses solutions. It can also be used to get pet owners ready before they bring their new dog home. Trainers and pet owners discuss such topics as the age and breed of the dog, how to prepare homes and yards, healthcare, nutrition, and schedules. Prep classes also cover crate training, housebreaking, nighttime, developmental stages, and pet supplies.
Sit Puppy Sit
Sit Puppy Sit's founder, Tammy, has been breeding dogs since 2004. She knows what it takes to break them of bad habits, to crate train them, and to socialize them with both people and other dogs. And she can do all of that over the phone—or through face-to-face computer technology such as Skype, Google Hangout, or FaceTime. She knows it seems unorthodox, but she has seen great success with her method, and her clients love that they can consult with her on a quick lunch break or during one of their kids' after-school activities.
Tammy's prep classes help prepare people for a new dog and discuss why new puppies do what they do. For instance, she teaches people that a young puppy won't fetch a ball thrown to the side not because it disdains such a futile activity but because its eye-tracking speed is too slow to follow a ball that fast. She also teaches pet owners how to teach their dogs basic commands and social skills, as well as how to teach them more advanced skills, such as calmly riding along in a canoe.