Our Rewards-based Training Guarantees Good Behavior.
No Fear, Just Fun!
We know your dog is a family member. He is an important part of your life and you love each other! Our proven training methods give your dog positive reinforcement for good behavior, teaching him that doing what you ask is fun!
As of Friday, January 8, 2021, I am offering phone/FaceTime/Zoom or any other platform that works for clients at this time. With the COVID numbers so high in VT at this time, I don't feel it's safe for me, my clients or the community to meet in-person. I am hoping that I can resume in-person sessions around the end of January. In the meanwhile, I am confidently offering phone/FaceTime/Zoom or whatever platform works for individual clients. I started offering virtual sessions in March. At that time, I was not really sure whether I felt they were going to be worth the money for my clients. Happily, I found that they were based on client feedback.
I am offering initial, remote sessions for a reduced price. Instead of an initial in-person session for $180 (plus travel if applicable, I am offering initial one-hour+ virtual sessions for $140. This includes an in-depth session which allows owners and me to pick through what's going on with their puppy or dog, discuss what is and isn't possible for them to implement training wise, I write a detailed report with their dog's protocol, owners get two months of free email and phone follow-ups and we can meet in-person as soon as possible.
In, addition, I am very happy to now be able to confidently offer remote sessions to those outside of my "in-person" service area. I have been so happy to be able to successfully work with clients well outside of my service area. If you're outside of VT, go ahead and give me a shout!
One-on-One Home Training is Best for Your Pet.
Your dog spends most of his time at home or on walks with you. While classes are good for some types of training, in-home training can be faster. One-on-one training allows you to focus your time on the behaviors you most want solved. One-on-one training also saves you time and money. We tailor training to the specific needs you want to address.
Training for All Types of Behavior.
From puppy training and socialization, to manners, skills and helping dogs with aggression or fear issues, we have successfully helped thousands of dogs and owners lead happier lives.
Experience Sets us Apart.
With over 15 years of successful dog training experience, trainer Jill Halstead brings her love and understanding of dogs to each encounter. A 2004 graduate of the highly acclaimed SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, she has helped thousands of Vermont owners and their dogs. Whether a pure-breed or a good old mutt, a puppy or a rescue dog, Jill quickly assesses each dog's needs and the best approach to train them.
One-on-one Dog Training Services
Puppy Training & Socialization
We'll guide you in shaping your pup to be polite and safe in his home environment.
Basic Manners Training
Adolescent and adult dogs training focused on basic dog training skills, such as 'sit', 'leave-it and loose-leash walking protocols.
We also work with families with children to practice politeness between kids and dogs.
Aggression in Adult Dogs
When dogs have fear and aggression, it is often difficult to bring them to group classes. That's why we are here to guide you through training in a one-on-one setting.
Hear from Our Clients
Jill is a wizard with dogs... and people! She came into our house and immediately had our anxious puppy, Brie, relaxed and attending to her - it was magic! Jill also had us more relaxed as she listened to our concerns with compassion and without judgement while we discussed our puppy and what might be possible."
- J.K. - Montpelier, VT
Jill was gentle and firm with Cobalt and he responded to her techniques very well! And she emails me to see how things are going!!! Awesome! She has a way with animals and people as well! Cobalt is doing so much better on the leash and I thank Jill SO much!"
- J.N. - Essex, VT