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THE Puppy Course
Everything You Need to Know about Your Puppy and More (For puppies under 15 weeks.)
Puppy Level 1 $2604 week course
Puppy Levels 1 & 2 $5002 x 4 week courses
Puppy Levels 1, 2 & 3 $7003 x 4 week courses

Did you know that a new puppy needs to be made familiar and comfortable with her environment before she is 16 weeks old? This means she needs to have a lot of early positive encounters with the big city and everything in it: busy intersections, big trucks, people riding bicycles, joggers, noisy construction workers, and clanking streetcars, to name a few examples.

In this course you will learn how to make this happen. You’ll learn the finer points of socializing your new puppy. You’ll find out why it’s so important, how it impacts your dog’s future and your dog’s health, and how to do it safely!

Three Puppy Levels are available, at 4 weeks each. Often people and pups enjoy a short break of a couple of weeks in between levels. Each level offers new challenges and exercises for your puppy, and must be taken in consecutive order.

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Adolescent Dog Course
Help, My Dog is a Rambunctious Teenager! (For dogs over 16 weeks.)
$260*4 week course

The teenage stage! Full of peaks and valleys! In this phase of puppy development it is not uncommon to see some of your great early training go south. Your pup won’t come when you call her or lie down when you ask. She may act scared about things she was previously comfortable with. Don’t despair; there are ways to handle this turbulent stage of a dog’s development.

*Discounted price for graduates of THE Puppy Course. This course costs $300 for new students.

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Syd calmed us with her coaching and immediate wins, and calmed Oscar, the CRAZY puppy, with her reassuring demeanour and grace under fire.

C & L
Pre-Puppy Class Consultation
Always be prepared! Call me before you get your new pup
$80per hour

On the phone or in person, this consultation helps you prepare for your new puppy, or answers questions if you have just started to consider getting a new puppy.

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Fun Bundles!
Available exclusively for graduates of THE Puppy Course
$180for 3 x 1 hour private sessions

You have worked hard to ensure your new puppy has had a great early education. Well done! Now for some more fun. Available just for graduates of THE Puppy Course, we will go to the beach, a park circuit, or on a hike. You pick the location, and we’ll head out together, for three one-hour private sessions, to fine-tune your moves with your dog while on the go in the city.

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Single Training Session
For solutions to everyday dog behaviour challenges
$100per hour

A single session can be arranged to consult with me about a specific everyday dog behaviour challenge.

Note: I will not consult on dog aggression of any kind. I will be happy to refer you to a specialist in this field.

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For Veterinary Clinics
Speaking Engagements and Media

Sydney is available to speak at your vet clinic or with your organization on the topics of early socialization and preventative work with puppies.

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It was so fun having Sydney come to our house and do the training not only because she helped us get our dog to behave well but because she really showed me the joy of how to play with a dog.

Mark
Free Introductory 15 Minute Consultation
Do you have questions? Contact Syd to request a free chat

Please note: we fully respect your privacy. Your email address, name, and any other information you share are held in strict confidence. We only use your email address to contact you at your request, and will not sell or share your information with anyone else.

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Sydney Bleicher, KPA CTP, APDT, specializes in early puppy education and teaches private puppy classes and private adolescent dog classes in East Toronto. Sydney is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

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