Life with your dog can be a dream come true!
Training your dog shouldn’t feel like a nightmare, we’re here to help make it fun, for both of you!
Are you struggling with…
Is everything just a little too exciting for your dog? Whether it’s counter surfing or your dog jumping on guests, we can help them find their zen as we work on impulse control that will translate to all situations you might find yourself in.
Does your best friend turn into a different dog when on leash? Are they pulling, barking, or lunging out on walks? We can help you both work through most issues that occur, so you can find harmony on both ends of the leash.
Grooming and Vet Visits
Is a trip to the vet anxiety inducing for you and your dog? Is nail trimming a chore? Are you avoiding bath time? We can help with all your handling and husbandry challenges so that your dog’s personal hygiene isn’t in question anymore!
Basic Manners and Life Skills
Even if your dog can’t say please or thank you, there are some basic manners we’re sure you’d like them to learn and we can help you with that! Your dog will be a world class Lady or Gentleman with our help.
How Training Works
All of our training packages begin with a virtual orientation where we’ll get to learn about your dog, their history and your training goals. We’ll also make sure to give you some strategies to manage any behaviors that you and your dog may be struggling with until we can work on them together. Once we’re all on the same page, we’ll recommend a customized training plan for your unique pup!
Then the fun begins! All of our coaching sessions are conducted in-person at your house or out on the town. The training location we select depends on the goals we set together as a team. Make no mistake, you’re a member of that team and you’ll be getting in on the action as an active participant in your dog’s training because, ultimately, our goal is to coach you to become the best trainer for your dog!
We understand that learning doesn’t stop when you leave us. That’s why we offer at least one follow-up training session with all of our packages to help you maintain the skills you’ve learned during your time with us. This session is designed to help you review what you’ve learned and keep your dog on the path to success. We’ll work with you to troubleshoot any problems you may be having and help you continue building a strong bond with your dog.
Great for help with common issues and training goals in your home:
- Basic obedience around mild distractions
- Refresher of obedience for dogs with prior training experience
- Polite manners at home (no more jumping, counter surfing, or door dashing)
- Learning to settle
- Virtual Orientation
- 3 in-person coaching sessions
- 1 follow-up session
We’ll cover all the basics at home and then show you how to apply your new skills out in the real world:
- Polite manners, both at home and outside
- Obedience skills around higher level distractions
- Introduction to leash manners
- Foundations for building rock solid recalls
- Virtual Orientation
- 5 in-person coaching sessions
- 2 follow-up sessions
Ready for your Dream Dog?
Let us help you and your dog establish good habits today, and prevent bad ones tomorrow!
“Dream Dog Academy completely changed our lives!“
“Victoria’s knowledge and expertise with dog training has been a complete game changer. She has given me easy and effective tactics designed to help with mouthing, relaxation, leash walking and distractions. She helped me better understand my pup’s body language to know what he’s trying to communicate, and how to set him up for success in different kinds of situations. If you need help with your pup, she is the one to call!” – Meghan W.
“In just three sessions, we’ve already seen improvement!”
“If you’re looking for a professional, accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable trainer, Victoria is your answer. She helps break down behaviors and gives you different tools to help you be successful with your pup. After every session she provides a detailed follow up with everything you went over in your session and helpful links/documents to reference. We look forward to future sessions with Victoria!”
– Eliza G.