The Pup School
The Pup School

The Pup School

$150
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Introduction: At The Pup School we believe that our dogs are a part of our families! We teach you how to effectively use Positive Reinforcement Methods to train and build a good, healthy relationship with your dog! You will spend the most time with your dog, therefore it is crucial you learn how to understand your pup's behaviors and how to communicate with them about what is acceptable. We teach you the habits and techniques you need to effectively ingrain the good obedience and important commands that will make the rest of your live together with your dog more comfortable, enjoyable, happy and safe! - Brand new pups learn proper crate and potty training - The "Five Fundamentals" every pup needs to learn before turning 1 year-old ('Sit', 'Stay', 'Come', 'Leave it', 'Look at me') - Proper Socialization - Bite Inhibition - Bark Inhibition - Leash Pulling - Separation Anxiety - and other behavioral issues
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Hired 28 times

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4 years in business

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Kristie M.
1 month ago
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Hiring Dan was the best decision I could have made for my dog and I. It’s not magic (though it seemed like it in the beginning), you have to put in the time and effort. But Dan gives you the skills to work with your dog…to Communicate in a way that they understand so that they respond the way you want them to. He’s also really great about responding if you have questions outside of your training period. It isn’t cheap, but it’s an investment you won’t regret. I’d give him ten stars if I could!

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Leash pulling • House training • Digging • Biting • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Manika N.
Feb 24, 2022
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Dan is a wonderful trainer. He is very patient and not only does he train your dog, he also teaches you on how to train your furbaby! I love the fact that he is super responsive, even when I have random questions anytime. Would totally recommend him! He also makes sure to organize pup socials which really help a dog with the socializing skills! It is worth the money to have your pup trained sooner than later ! :)

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • My home, venue, etc.

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Susan S.
Mar 11, 2022
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Could not be more pleased with how training is going. Never knew how smart my little Sam was until I had the best trainer to show me! I understand what and the why’s now more about understanding dog’s behavior and what drives them. I feel lucky to have chosen the best. Thank you.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • At the pro’s location

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Karen H.
Mar 8, 2021
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After interviewing several dog trainers, we decided to work with Dan due to his philosophy and the ability to train in person. It has been a wonderful experience and Winston is now able to execute commands such as "sit", "down", "leave it" "stay" and "come here". Dan is really teaching us how to handle the dog and techniques to drive the behavior outcomes we want. He even hosted a dog social with his small dog clients to help socialize them which has been tough in this COVID-19 time. I also love how Dan incorporates the whole family into our sessions and patiently answers all our questions. I have really learned a lot and am so pleased with our progress. Stop looking and call Dan!

Details: 6 - 12 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • Leash pulling • Barking • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Yadira T.
Mar 3, 2021
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Dan is the ultimate dog whisperer. I have a four month old puppy who needed puppy 101 skills. Dan came in and from day one taught our family how to understand our dog and his behaviors. Our puppy Churro learned to sit, leave, stay, here, potty training, crate training and now we will work on leash training. In addition Dan helped us with bite inhibition. All of these things have been life savers and helped us enjoy our puppy so much more. He is easily accessible via text message and answers all my questions. You can’t go wrong with choosing Dan as your dog trainer.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • My home, venue, etc.

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Dan Gamon

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Training Session Packages are available - sessions never expire and booking is dynamic, whenever you and your pup are ready for your next training session.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We introduce every new client to the essentials of how our dogs think and behave! We use hands-on learning to teach you not only how to understand your pup’s behavior, but also to be able to form patterns of success which lead to great, long-lasting positive behavior for the rest of their lives.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I’ve studied Positive Reinforcement Training Methods for 6 years, including the teachings of Dr. Ian Dunbar. I’ve trained hundreds of pups (and their people!) how to have healthy, fulfilling, happy behaviors & relationships for the rest of their lives.

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