"My dog is newly adopted and has lots of bad habits, but Lara has helped me every step of the way and never seems dicouraged by his behaviours."
"I really feel like Lara cares not only about my dog's obedience and behavior, but also about the relationship him and I have."
"With a lot of work (and a lot of treats) my relationship with my dog is 10 times better than I could ever imagine. I thank Lara for that."
Does your dog "know" some commands, but he only does them when he feels like it? Or maybe he's great in the house, but as soon as he gets outside he forgets everything he knows? Well, you are not alone!
Lots of people struggle with their dogs' obedience. But, imagine a dog you can take out to parks, restaurants, and hiking trails with no fear that he'll get distracted and ignore you. This is what we can achieve!
Yes, even for YOUR dog!
FOR PUPPIES UNDER 6 MONTHS
NERVOUS NELLY/REACTIVE REX
WORK WITH YOUR DOG'S ANXIETY
Does your dog struggle with separation anxiety? Does he bark at other dogs on leash? Try to chase the mailman? Believe it or not, a lot of the time getting to the root of your dog's anxieties through basic obedience training can resolve all kinds of problems. Let's talk about how one of the above programs can work for you and your Nervous Nelly or Reactive Rex.
Aggression rehabilitation consults will be taken on a case-by-case basis.
PUPPY HEAD START
Did you know that puppies start learning as soon as they're born? Why wait to start training when you could be having meaningful teaching moments with your pup as soon as you bring him home?
After our Puppy Head Start program, you'll never need to worry about a soiled carpet or chewed up furniture again. Your pup will learn the right places for all that "puppy stuff" and we'll start teaching him how to be calm and well-manered in "human" society before he has the chance to learn all those bad habits you were worried about.
This is a 90-minute session, where I will get a good understanding of what it is you would like to accomplish with your pup. We will discuss your goals, and I will come up with a personalized training plan for you. This consultation also includes a private lesson.
There is no better way to build a strong relationship with your pup than through training. Every training session you do will bring you closer together through positive and clear communication. I am here to be your coach through these sessions and to help bridge the gap in communication between you and your dog.
Are you and your pup located inside the Capital Beltway (I-495)? Check out Pawfect Pups for training opportunities.
DAMN-GOOD DOG, FOR PUP'S SAKE
WHO DOESN'T WANT THE PERFECT DOG?
How fun would it be to have a dog that you could trust, take with you on fun adventures, and show off to your friends and family? How relaxing would it be to have a well-behaved dog around the house?
Everyone will be so impressed when they don't get jumped on when they walk into your house, or when your dog lays down nicely on his bed while you make and eat dinner together. And that's just the beginning!
A calm, well-mannered dog is just around the corner.
YOUR DOG IS PART OF YOUR FAMILY
You know how excited your dog gets when he sees his leash? What if he was excited to enjoy a walk WITH you instead of dragging you down the street toward the nearest squirrel?
And that little kid who just wants to say hi? She doesn't need to get bowled over with your pup's excitement anymore.
With this program, you can confidently walk your calm dog around distractions and it will be fun for both of you!