Dog Training & Support For Families With A Toddler
Your baby is changing fast... Is your dog prepared?
It’s incredible to experience the joy from seeing your baby crawl, sit up and walk for the first time. However, this period of constant change and unpredictability can be challenging for the family dog. Planning and preparing for each new developmental stage throughout the first few years of your child’s life will ensure a safe & fulfilling life for everyone in the family, especially your dog.
How We Can Help:
Discuss dog body language and become aware of what your dog is communicating through subtle signals.
Create a dog training plan in order to modify unwanted behaviors.
Teach/refresh your dog’s ability to respond to basic obedience cues. The more skills your dog has, the more options you can give them to succeed in times of stress.
Living With A Dog & A Toddler
Create an effective management plan for your dog and your toddler. Learn how to include your dog in the ever-changing family dynamic and how to keep your child and dog happy and safe at the same time.
Set up “Success Stations” at home. We’ll help you create designated spots where your dog can rest, undisturbed, yet gently restrained in an area he/she feels comfortable, so he/she has no option but to succeed.
Become aware of “grumble” & “growl” zones in your home — tight spaces where your dog and toddler are in close proximity, especially when your dog is in possession of a high value item and without an escape route.
Learn about the different types of supervision and the importance of awake and active supervision. We’ll help you prepare for different, every day situations with practical tips and ideas.
Fun family activities with your dog and toddler. You’ll discover new ways of incorporating training as a part of fun family/dog bonding time.
Practical ideas for environmental enrichment for your dog.
Our Rates & Packages
Initial Consult: $125/90min
During this visit we’ll learn more about your dog, dog/toddler dynamics and your goals. This will help us recommend a training package & create a personalized training plan that best suits your family’s needs.
Subsequent sessions (a la carte): $100/60min
We’ll work on the training plan and coach your family throughout the process. After each session you’ll receive fun homework exercises & informational handouts supplemented by the Family Paws Parent Education Program.
A package is the best way to accomplish your goals. Here are our options:
6 Sessions: $550
9 Sessions: $815
12 Sessions: $1,050
15 Sessions: $1,275
Disclaimer: The achievement of the defined dog training goals at the end of the purchased number of training sessions can vary based on the client's ability and willingness to consistently implement, incorporate and build upon the tailored training plan prescribed by the trainer into their lives and the lives of their dog(s), as well as on the nature of pre-existing behavioral issue(s) of the dog(s), if any.
Check out this video from Family Paws Parent Education for more information: