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puppy training CHRISTCHURCH
AND ONLINE throughout nz

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Using positive techniques and straightforward puppy training methods, I'm here to help raise your puppy to be your confident sidekick - your take anywhere dog.

If you have a puppy and you need...

  • Help with raising your puppy to be a well-adjusted, happy, and confident dog who can thrive in life.

  • Help and support raising your puppy who is under 4 months old

  • Fear prevention for your puppy 

  • Help with socialisation 

I'm here to help set your puppy up for success.

I coach you to train your puppy, and you train with your pup in between sessions.

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PUPPY TRAINING SESSIONS

Puppy
Anchor 1

initial session

  • Assessment of your intake questionnaire

  • 1x 60-minute initial session

  • Session notes emailed to you 

$140 online 
$160 in person

single follow up sessions

  •  1x 60-minute follow up session

  • Session notes emailed to you

$110 online 
$120 in person

"Incredibly professional and really communicative. Kylee really has been amazing and I thoroughly recommend her services."

Martine

Just need a quick tip?

Email me your question and I'll email you one tip. Includes video review if applicable. $40 

Behaviour helpline

30 min Zoom or phone call $65 

Stuck with a pressing dog-related issue? Schedule a 30-minute Zoom or phone call with us, or email us to get the guidance you need. Whether you're dealing with a concerning incident, seeking advice on dog behaviour, planning for a new puppy, or simply want to discuss any dog-related topic, we're here to help.

 

Please note that this service is designed to provide quick relief, resources, and general guidance, and is not a comprehensive consultation. The advice we offer will be general in nature and will not include written notes. If you require a more in-depth understanding of your dog's behaviour and customised training plans, consider booking an initial consultation for a comprehensive review.

I train your puppy for you while you're at work

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IN HOME PUPPY TRAINING CHRISTCURCH

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Anchor 2

For busy pet parent who would like their puppy trained during the day - I train your puppy in your home and neighbourhood while you work. ​

Sessions may include...

  • Socialisation and habituation - with other dogs, people, bikes, scooters, sights, sounds, new places and more

  • Getting your puppy used to handling, nail trims, ear cleaning, and brushing teeth.

  • Sound therapy - gently desensitising your puppy to sounds such as fireworks and alarms to prevent noise phobias 

  • Teaching new cues 

  • Happy visits with your vet clinic/groomer

  • Toilet training, nipping, and more

45 - 60 minute sessions.

Initial step...

  • 1x 60-minute initial consultation with you and your puppy

$120

then Weekly...

  • I come to your home 3-5 days per week and train your pup while you work (minimum two weeks).

$65 per day

  • Weekly transfer sessions with you to hand over and transfer to you what your puppy has learned throughout the week.

$110 online or $120 in person
per session

Areas serviced for in home puppy training

"Thanks for all your help creating a beautiful boy. It's helped shape him into a gorgeous dog and your training and support helped immensely.

Sam

Ready to give your pup the best start?

  • How much time will I need?
    For dog behaviour, I will send you a questionnaire to fill out, then initial consults are 90 minutes long, and can be carried out either online throughout NZ, or in your home in Christchurch. Follow up sessions are 60 minutes. In between sessions you'll be working with your dog to strengthen their new skills learned in our sessions. I aim to keep the process as straightforward as possible, and if time is limited, we can collaborate to find solutions. For puppies, I will send you a questionnaire to fill out, then initial consults are 60 minutes long, and can be carried out either online throughout NZ, or in your home in Christchurch. Follow up sessions are 60 minutes. In between sessions you'll be working with your puppy to strengthen their new skills learned in our sessions. I aim to keep the process as straightforward as possible, and if time is limited, we can collaborate to find solutions. I also provide in-home puppy training to accommodate busy schedules. So, if time constraints are an issue for you, I can work with your puppy while you work.
  • What dog training methods do you use?
    I use positive, ethical, and scientifically backed dog training and behaviour modification methods. I do not use shock collar, prong collars, choke chains, slip leads, or intimidation techniques. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of ethical dog training, check out this article from ABTC.
  • How much does dog training cost?
    Check out our dog behaviour prices here, and puppy training prices here.
  • Will I need any special dog training equipment?
    Necessary training items Treats - For the day of our session, please prepare lots of tiny, delicious treats that your dog really enjoys, and have them in an easily accessible container or bag. Depending on your dog's size, breed, appetite, health and preference of your pet, this could be up to 500g of fresh sweetcorn-kernel-sized pieces of meat, cheese, fish, boiled egg, etc. in a wide-mouthed, easy-to-hold container. We might not need them all, so they can be frozen, but having lots of delicious treats is usually very helpful. Well fitted collar and/or harness, and a strong leash. Recommended training items, but not necessary A clicker and a wrist strap for your clicker - this can really help to speed up training Treat pouches can be invaluable to free up your hands, and have easy access to treats.
  • What can I be doing before our session?
    Protect the welfare and safety of your dog, yourself, and other people and pets, and avoid any additional negative learning. The initial phase of behaviour modification is to preserve the safety and well-being of both humans and animals, and prevent further undesirable learning through management. This means preventing the dog's exposure to problematic situations, interactions, or environments. This can entail "limiting their environment" and is meant to alleviate the pressure on the dog as well as any other animals or humans involved. Anticipate and avoid The first recommended step, management, is something you can begin implementing straight away! Avoid your dog's exposure to stressors or problematic situation until our sessions begin. Identify any problematic scenarios to anticipate and avoid them - before they pose a threat to human or animal safety or well-being. For separation-related issues, try to avoid leaving your dog alone by establishing a caretaking arrangement that ensures they're not left unsupervised until our sessions start. When dealing with human-directed fear aggression it is crucial to respect your dog's personal space and ensure the safety of everyone. Don't let strangers greet your dog if your dog is uncomfortable with strangers - cross the road if out on a walk, or put your dog in another room if you have visitors over. Avoid putting your dog in potentially stressful situations. If your dog is reactive towards other people or dogs, refrain from taking them to busy areas and avoid peak times. Take measures to prevent physical harm to individuals and other animals and shield the pet from stressful environments. Apply the above anticipate and avoid approach until our sessions start. Use physical barriers like doors, baby gates, leashes, or tethers to ensure safety where needed. Use compassionate prevention, and behavioural adjustments from humans. Prioritise the comfort and well-being of your dog, making sure they have all their needs met without causing distress. Aim for a calm and peaceful environment for your dog. Avoid punishment It is advised never to punish or correct your dog. This is ineffective and is counterintuitive to training and behaviour modification, and increases anxiety and frustration. Instead, focus on avoiding situations that may lead to issues until our session. Avoid using techniques based on establishing dominance or displaying authority. Keep a diary/take videos It can be helpful for you to gather information on triggers, and any events that may have led to the behaviour. Avoid deliberately setting up situations to provoke problem behaviour, especially if it could be distressing or unsafe. However, be prepared to naturally capture video footage of occurrences, if safe to do so. Additionally, keeping a diary of any problems that arise can help- outlining not only the behaviour of concern but also the factors that triggered it, interactions, and contexts (including human actions), as well as your responses during the behaviour.

Hi! I'm Kylee, a registered veterinary nurse and dog behaviourist in Christchurch.
My mission is to empower you and your best friend through positive training methods, so that you can enjoy a more peaceful life together.

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