Foundation Manners Program

For puppies 17 weeks and older, adolescent & adult dogs, we focus on foundation manners:

Basic Manners: Leave it, drop it, come

Self Control: Walk on a loose-leash, greet people politely, wait at the door until asked to step out, wait in the car until asked to hop-out, mealtime manners and more

Settle Calmly: While I make or eat dinner at home, or reply to my emails or participate in a work meeting.

Body Handling & Grooming: Teaching your dog to cooperate for vet exam and grooming procedures. Checking their ears and paws, brush their teeth & body, bathe them.

This program helps you build foundation behaviors in your house, backyard & around your neighborhood.

Initial Consultation & Goal Setting (1 hour 15 minutes): $340
Tuition: $4200

Choose between:

  • Board & Train: 4 days a week for 4 weeks (or)
  • Day School: 4 days a week for 5 weeks

Additional sessions included in the program:

  • Weekly troubleshooting lessons: 45 minute Zoom or in-person session at the trainer’s home every training week
  • Maintenance Sessions: 2 sixty-minute private sessions at your home
  • Practice Work videos will be emailed on a weekly basis.

Ongoing Support:

  • Free Enrollment in a Group Class that fits your goals
  • 3 months of ongoing support after the completion of the puppy’s training program (call or email if you have a question!)

Please Note:

  • Additional weeks of training may be required depending on some habits your dog may have developed that need a longer time to be replaced with new behaviors.
  • This program is not for pups who bark or lunge on the leash. Please check the “Leash Reactive” dog program if your puppy barks or lunges on the leash.
  • This program does not cover Public Manners.

What Our Clients Say

“I took several classes with D For Dog and loved all of them. I really enjoyed that many of the classes were held in different locations around town so your pup gets to practice the skills in the real world.”

Kelly L, Mom of River & Kaylee, Pitbull puppie

“The one thing that sets Kaajal apart from other trainers is that she uses Positive reinforcement methods and is remarkably good at training humans in how they connect with their puppy as that sets the right foundation.”

Mikkin P, Dad of Munchkin, a Labradoodle Puppy