McLaughlin, CPDT-KA, CDBC, owner and trainer of GoodDog! Training LLC, offers private in-home training lessons in the Charlottesville, Virginia, area.
Tara specializes in training for puppies and toy breeds. She also does
more advanced training for a Canine Good Citizen title and Therapy Dog work - click here for more info and fees. All of the training is reward based and
force free, building a strong relationship and bond of trust and love between you and your dog
. . . no shock collars, prong collars, or choke collars are ever used as they are considered
aversive and detrimental to the dog's psychological and physical well being.
With private in-home puppy training, you will get a head-start learning the fastest and most effective way to teach your puppy. Using contemporary,
reward based training teaches your puppy how to be the best family pet possible. It is important to learn how to effectively
train and communicate with your puppy in order to build a healthy, loving relationship together.
Private lessons in your home are the most conducive environment
for you and your puppy to learn, with the least amount of distractions and stress. It is also where you spend most of your
time interacting with your puppy. Additionally, all of your questions can be answered, and a customized training program can
be developed to meet you and your puppy's needs.
Many behavioral problems can be avoided with reward-based
training, exercise, and appropriate management. Tara uses contemporary training and solutions for your dog that are recommended
by the most highly regarded canine trainers and behaviorists in the country.
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How It Works
Sessions are designed to teach you how to teach your puppy to get the behaviors you want.
•Please fill out the brief intake form and email it to me. I will send you a questionnaire to fill out and return to me prior
to our appointment. This will give me information to prepare for our session.
•At the first appointment we'll discuss training and needs for your puppy and your lifestyle. I will
develop a training plan specifically designed for you and your puppy.
•Training and management recommendations will be agreed upon. I will show you how to work with your
puppy to get the desired behaviors and we will practice it together so that you will be able to successfully put
it into effect.
•You will receive
a GoodDog! Training LLC booklet with training directions and behavior articles for your specific needs.
you have questions, need advice, or want suggestions, you can contact me by email or phone for support prior to our follow-up.
•If necessary we will follow-up by email or phone
after a week to discuss progress, future recommendations, and to schedule follow-up appointments if needed.
Fees for Private
In-Home Puppy Training
hour appointment: $175
• 4 one-hour lessons
After the initial 1½ hour appointment, owners
may purchase follow-up lessons in discounted packages of 4 one-hour lessons.
discounted price is in consideration of a one-time payment at the first lesson.
• The 4 one-hour
lessons are to be completed within 8 weeks.