freshpuppy offers private, personalized dog training lessons for puppies and adolescent dogs in Toronto in the comfort of your own home.
Sydney Bleicher, freshpuppy’s certified trainer, specializes in early puppy education.
We can arrange a custom training schedule that works best for you.
Raising a puppy has its share of stress, but it should also be fun.
Private puppy classes mean less stress and fewer distractions while you are both learning new things. It also ensures you are getting all of the attention and instruction you need to help you raise a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted puppy.
The last class of each Puppy Level is a puppy socialization outing. This is a key part of early puppy education. Let’s get your puppy out and about experiencing the hustle and bustle of the big city!
Puppy play in the early days helps teach your puppy some important dog social skills. Plus, It’s fun! Puppy play sessions will be arranged whenever possible between pups that I think will play well together.
Did you know that a new puppy needs to be made familiar and comfortable with her environment before she is 16 weeks old? 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!
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.
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.
You have worked hard to ensure your new puppy has had a great early education. Well done! Now we will go out and have some 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.
A single session can be arranged to consult with me about a specific everyday dog behaviour challenge.
Sydney is available to speak at your vet clinic or with your organization on the topics of early socialization and preventative work with puppies.
Working with Sydney was the best thing that we could have ever done! From the moment we met her we knew we were in good hands. She made everything so easy! Her lessons were fun for us and our sweet little Pete!
We actually did group training elsewhere but found the one on one training with Sydney much more effective. She would customize each lesson to what we really needed to focus on for Pete.
Sydney understands dogs and what makes them tick. Her training methods, guidance and support helped us foster a stronger relationship with our puppy – getting us off to a good start while maintaining our sanity.
The private sessions I had soon after Sophie arrived at 13 weeks were so helpful, as was the shopping trip we took together before i brought her home. She still plays with some of those toys. Sydney’s sense of playfulness combined with her knowledge of normal development in puppies not only taught me how to work with Sophie, but were also quite therapeutic for me, since I was a bit overwhelmed in the first few weeks.