Puppies. Who can resist these bundles of joy? We know you want to spend every minute enjoying this wonderful, fleeting period in your puppy's life, and you should.  But NOW  is the time to start simple, fun training exercises that your pup will remember for his lifetime. Puppies are like little sponges and every interaction with them is one they learn from, whether it be behavior you like or behavior that is troublesome to you. We'll help you start your new pup off on the right foot...or should we say paw...

"I am in awe of what you do and what you know. Thank you for helping me learn the skills I need, in such a fun way, to encourage Enzo's best behavior. " - Tonia

* Puppy socialization classes

* Customized "Puppy Path" training packages

* Puppy "Home Stay" Board and Train options

​* Specialized help for families with puppies and children

​* Help choosing a breed, a breeder, a puppy or adopting a puppy

THE FIRST STEP - 2.5 Hr. Session
Professional Fee: $190

The puppy in the first clip of this video learned this skill during his “First Step” session! This 2.5 hour sessions includes everything you’ll need to start your puppy off on the right paw. We’ll cover common puppy issues including housetraining, puppy biting, socialization and more. We’ll also teach you how to “speak dog” (read dog body language).  And, we’ll discuss child-dog safety. Once we finish the discussion portion of your session, it will be time for us to work with your puppy.

Sit & “Say Please” by Sitting
“Come to Me!” – Introduction
Introduction to Impulse Control

24/7 Access to Video Library of Instructional Videos: NO

"I cannot begin to describe how impressed I am! ... She is learning so fast! It is such a pleasure to work with you. Your directions are clear and easy to understand and the materials you provided were terrific.... Thank you for everything. I wish everyone had your level of professionalism!" - Education Instructor at a Local University





Your puppies behavioral development - Post by Dr. Lisa Radosta

​​​RUNNING START - 8 Sessions
Professional Fee: $725

See some of the behaviors your puppy can learn in this training package. Here's another example of a puppy practicing his lessons. This 8 session training package includes the skills and information reviewed in “One Foot in Front of the Other” plus:

Loose Leash Walking with Distractions
Training in Public Settings (as appropriate for each individual puppy)
Introduction to Handling for Routine Care – nail trims, ear and eye medication, and veterinarian visits

24/7 Access to Instructional Videos: YES​

Professional Fee: $425

See some of the behaviors your puppy can learn in this training package.  This training package includes “The First Step” session plus 3 additional sessions of about an hour each.  Additionally, training packages include access to the client area of our web site.  There you will find over 50 instructional videos on the behaviors we’re teaching, plus other helpful videos including puppy nail trims and brushing your puppy.  During our sessions, we’ll review and discuss where your puppy is in his behavioral development and add some new skills. 

Sit, Down, Stay
Come to Me!
Impulse Control with Food & Toys
Door Manners
Using Non-Food Rewards
Introduction to Leash Walking
Handling & Brushing

27/7 Access to Video Library of Instructional Videos: YES

Mobile visitors please see our website for additional information

Dog training for Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, West Jefferson, Ashe, Avery & Watauga Counties, NC


"Way to go - How to House Train a Dog of Any Age" - Patricia McConnell and Karen London

"I just had to e-mail you. I am on the computer next to the kitchen and it is VERY quiet in the kitchen so I was a little worried. I peaked over the pass through to see that Viggo was sleeping in his crate with the door open. I nearly died. He was obviously tired and went in there to sleep on his own. YOU ARE QUEEN!!!!!!!!! Thank you so very much!!!!" - Jacqueline (owner of a new puppy who now loves his crate)

GOLD MEDALIST - 14 Sessions
Professional Fee: $1240

See one of our Gold Medal puppies train in public! This 14 session training package includes everything in the “Jogging” training package plus 6 additional sessions.  The added training time allows for increased distraction training, support through your puppy’s adolescence (oh, no – a teenager!) and the opportunity to fine tune behaviors or even get your puppy started in a canine sport, like Nose Work, tricks, agility, obedience and rally.

Work with Increased Distractions
Support Through Your Puppy’s First Year
Tricks, Sports and More

24/7 Access to Instructional Videos: YES

Don’t you wish puppies came with an owners’ manual?  We’ve got you covered. We have written materials and instructional videos on common puppy issues and teaching behaviors. We’ll also share our secrets for jump-starting your training and using non-food rewards. And, we’ve discounted our professional fees for owners with puppies younger than 6 months of age.  We want to encourage owners to get training while their puppies are still young.

Click for a free downloadable iBook, "Lessons for my Puppy." 

Marge and friend Eileen Anderson (Eileenanddogs.com) have collaborated to provide a wonderful resource for new puppy owners.