PRIVATE PUPPY TRAINING

Do you live in the Triangle Area and have a new puppy? I can help you have that well adjusted puppy that you can take anywhere, is a joy to be around and grows into a wonderful, confident older dog. Puppies can start training as early as 7 weeks of age, and there are many time-sensitive topics that should be addressed as early as possible to avoid problems as your dog matures. 

I will help you prioritize your training schedule to ensure you are spending your time efficiently. When you purchase the four session package you will receive detailed training notes covering all of the following topics. Alternatively, you can hire me for single 60-minute sessions and address any training topic that fits your needs.  

Overview

Preventative Topics

I will teach you how to work with your puppy just a few minutes a day to lessen the chances of behavior problems later on.  

Little Labrador puppy giving paw person. Home. The concept of pets.Housetraining
Whether you want to take your dog outside or use a puppy pad, I will help you get your dog housetrained. I will also help devise a strategy so you can actually have a life and get work done when you have a puppy!

Separation Anxiety
I will show you crate training exercises and teach you how to acclimate your dog to being left alone and avoid this serious problem.

Food and Possession Aggression
This is one of the main causes of aggression and can be attributed to many bites directed towards children.

Socialization
This is the most time-sensitive puppy topic. Dogs have a well-defined socialization period lasting up to 16-18 weeks of age. I will show you how to socialize your puppy in your daily interactions as well as more structured socialization outings. I will show you how to socialize your puppy in and around your neighborhood, at dog parks, soccer games, birthday parties, festivals, etc. 

Puppy Biting and Bite Inhibition
Besides being painful, it is important to teach a puppy to have a soft mouth. This is called bite inhibition and will lessen the chances of damaging bites as your puppy gets older.

Basic Training
Training is important to help teach a puppy to be composed and under control, and also to provide the necessary mental stimulation that is critical to having a happy, calm dog. Bored dogs will find their own activities including destruction, barking, and even aggression.

Training Topics

We will work on the following specific strategies during sessions and I will explain how to continue working in between sessions. I taught classes while I was building my private business and understand all aspects of puppy training and development. I can help you fix problems that are present, and prevent problems that could happen. I want to help you have a well adjusted family member that is a joy to be with. Unless classroom teaching that focuses on general strategies for the whole class, you will receive personalized one-on-one instruction to help your puppy learn as quickly as possible. 

I can help with all areas of preventative measures as well as basic to advanced training including:

  • Leash walking
  • No jumping
  • Come
  • Leave It
  • Sit, Down, Stand
  • Counter Surfing
  • Stop
  • Off Leash Control
  • Mental stimulation strategies 

Have a Puppy and a Life

Feel like your puppy is taking over? I can show you specific strategies and a structure to have a happy, tired puppy and also be able to have some peace and quiet, or go out to dinner, have dinner at home in peace, or watch your child's soccer game without the guilt often associated with having a puppy. Yes, puppies take time and effort. But, I can help you streamline your efforts to save time and avoid making common mistakes.

Socialization is the #1 Most Important Puppy Topic

I will help you focus on what is most important so you can actually have fun with your puppy, wear him or her out, be social, have a life, and end up with a really amazing family member that just happens to have 4 legs, 4 paws, and puppy eyes! Puppies do need a lot of time and attention, but investing the time into proper socialization can help prevent other problems later on, can help your puppy become a part of your family's routine, and turn him into the amazing dog that everyone wants. 

Dog Park Play

It is important to understand how to safely take your puppy to the dog park or socialize him with play dates in your backyard. I will teach you about the following topics. 

  • How to read dog body language to decide if the other dog is safe to play with
  • How to break up fights if they occur
  • How to teach to your dog to listen to you around other dogs
  • How much training you should do at the park - the answer might surprise you!
  • How to have off leash control including Stop, Leave It, and Come

What My Clients Are Saying

"Our vet recommended Jeff to us to train our new puppy.  We could not have been more pleased with the results! Jeff came to our house for a series of training sessions.  Using positive reinforcement techniques he showed us how to housetrain our puppy & break her of a few bad habits she had already developed:  nipping & chewing shoes & socks.  Our puppy adored Jeff. Recently, we contacted Jeff because our dog (no longer a puppy) started having signs of separation anxiety.  Jeff provided us with a booklet he's written on anxiety & helpful tips for how to deal with it, & asked us to keep him posted on how things were progressing. All this attention, & we're not even current clients! I would highly recommend Jeff for any type of dog training, both for puppies and older dogs."

Anita H.

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DOG BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

STOP DOG AGGRESSION

STOP DOG AGGRESSION

 Dog aggression is a complex topic that requires experience and skill to address it successfully. I have years of experience treating all forms of aggression and will show you logical, effective and humane specific strategies to help assess your dog's aggression and devise a treatment plan that you...

STOP DOG BARKING

STOP DOG BARKING

Barking can be a very instrusive, annoying, and frustrating problem. All dogs bark sometimes, but if a dog barks excessively, it is helpful to know how to change this behavior. I can help stop barking. 
STOP DOG SEPARATION ANXIETY

STOP DOG SEPARATION ANXIETY

Separation anxiety in dogs can result in barking, destruction, housetraining issues and can even result in a dog hurting himself after prolonged attempts at escape. I have worked with two separate cases involving dogs that were so panicked they pushed through window screens and jumped out of...

DOG OBEDIENCE TOPICS

BASIC TO ADVANCED DOG OBEDIENCE

BASIC TO ADVANCED DOG OBEDIENCE

It is important to understand how to teach your dog what you want and what you do not want. I will show you humane, logical and effective strategies to teach your dog anything that he or she is able to do. 
DOGS AND CHILDREN

DOGS AND CHILDREN

Have a dog and planning on starting a family? Have a child and dog that are not getting along? Want to make sure your puppy matures into a well-adjusted family member that is a joy to be around and not a burden?
YOU HAVE A BORED DOG?

YOU HAVE A BORED DOG?

Do you feel guilty that your dog is bored? Do you want to learn how to stop demand barking? Are you dealing with behavior problems such as destruction,  a dog that will not leave you alone, or just seems unhappy?  You might have a bored dog. I can help! 
STOP DOG JUMPING

STOP DOG JUMPING

When I see a dog that jumps on people, I know that this is usually the tip of the iceberg of behavior issues. Dogs usually jump on people to get attention. If it is a consistent problem, this is a sure sign that one or more family members or friends have been giving attention while jumping occurs, which...

STOP LEASH PULLING

STOP LEASH PULLING

The frustration and back pain associated with a dog that pulls on the leash is not very pleasant. Wouldn't it be nice if you and your dog could go on a nice, pleasant walk without feeling like you accidentally signed up for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race? I can help. 
STOP DOG DEMAND BEHAVIORS

STOP DOG DEMAND BEHAVIORS

Demand behaviors are identified as anything a dog does repeatedly that is undesirable for the person that it is directed towards. You can train your dog to stop these behaviors using humane, logical, strategies. 

CONTACT JEFF MILLMAN

If you would like to work with the best private dog trainer in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Durham or Morrisville, NC please fill out my dog training contact form and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Get the best, professional, certified dog training in Cary, Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Apex or surrounding areas in North Carolina, depending on your location. I will travel approximately 30 minutes from Bond Park in Cary, NC. Check to see if you are in my travel area. 

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