Virtual Dog Training Classes 

Virtual lessons or online puppy training classes are a new and exciting way for us to visit you and your best friend in the comfort of your own home.

Clients are surprised after their virtual puppy classes or a behavioural consultation, as to just how informative and helpful these lessons are. We have lots of personal on-screen time, just as much time as we would have in a regular home visit and loads more time than we would have in a regular puppy class environment. These online puppy training lessons provide the ability for us to see you work with your dog or puppy on screen, as we instruct and guide you through training exercises and management strategies. Clients can also see us work with our own dogs to demonstrate how to work on certain skills. Screen time also allows us to see your home set up for puppies, or an area of your home where your dog is having behavioural concerns.

Our virtual lessons are not only personalised, easy, and fun, they also provide results!

A dog taking virtual classes with the owner - From A Dog's View

Virtual classes give us a training alternative

  • When clients cannot attend classes due to COVID restrictions.
  • For clients that cannot invite us to their homes due to a medical condition.
  • When clients are located to far away for us to visit.
  • For clients that have busy schedules that prefer to train at home.
  • When it is more practical for clients that want the whole family together in their home to train their dog in real life scenarios.

Virtual Puppy Program

  • The program runs for 6 weeks.
  • Lessons run for 60 minutes.
  • Lessons are scheduled in the evening at 7pm and 8pm.
  • Lessons are conducted via Zoom.
  • A link to the lesson is sent in advance of the scheduled time.
  • The cost of the program is $250.
  • We use our dogs to demonstrate certain skills if required.

Puppy Program Training Information

Week One - Theory Class

Theory class is a puppy free lesson. This gives us the opportunity to welcome you to the venue and talk about all thing’s puppy.

During this class we discuss.

  • What you need to bring to class.
  • Our training methodology
  • How dogs learn
  • How we train and the value of training.
  • How and where your puppy is sleeping
  • Toilet training
  • Mouthing and biting
  • Enrichment
  • Creating independence
  • And more!

At the end of this lesson, we leave you with some homework in preparation for our next lesson.

Weeks Two – Six – Practical lessons

Training helps bridge the gap in communication that we have with our puppies and provides your puppy with words that they associate with actions. Teaching your puppy verbal and visual cues will help you guide and instruct your puppy in everyday real- life situations.

Training skills include but are not limited to –

  • Focus – the cue your puppy learns to look at you. Used to avoid distractions and prevent unwanted behaviours.
  • Go to your bed and settle – teaches your puppy where their safe place is to rest and promotes independence.
  • Sit, drop and stand – the cues to either remain stationary, to relax, to prevent problem behaviours and to be examined or groomed.
  • Stay and Wait – the cue for stillness, safety, and calm.
  • Leave it – teaches puppies to not touch what is unsafe or unnecessary.
  • Swap – teaches puppies to exchange high value items, preventing resource guarding.
  • Loose lead walking – encourages puppies to follow and enjoy remaining close while on lead.
  • Recall – encourages puppies to return happily to their owners.
  • Handling exercises – helps puppies tolerate veterinary examinations and grooming experiences.
  • Socialisation and Exposure – a lesson dedicated to the topic. This is a fun and educational course of novel items which is designed to help puppies build confidence and learn about our human world.
  • Puppy Play – owners learn what correct play looks like via videos and when to step in when play is not equal.
  • Homework and information related to each lesson is sent weekly via email.

Virtual Training Lessons and Behavioural Consultations.

  • Lessons and/or Consultations are one on one.
  • Lessons and/or Consultations run for 60 minutes.
  • Lessons and/or Consultations are scheduled for a time that suits you.
  • Lessons and/or Consultations are conducted via Zoom.
  • A link to the lesson and/or consultations is sent prior to the scheduled time.
  • Time is spent discussing your dog’s training requirements/behavioural concerns.
  • Time is then spent providing training exercises and management strategies to assist.
  • We use our dogs to demonstrate certain skills if required.
  • The cost for Training Lessons is $130.
  • The cost for Behavioural Consultations is $150.
A dog with a laptop - Dog Virtual Classes - From A Dog's View

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