COVID-19: Due to provincial restrictions, in-person training is not currently available.
All classes and personal coaching are done via video calls.
Level Up Pup!
Helping dedicated puppy owners to bond with their puppies, by guiding them through the early stages of puppyhood, in our new 8 week online program.
All programs are online via our online library and video conference calls.
We've been there!
The conflicting information is frustrating and is enough to make your head spin.
Do we use puppy pee pads? Do we not use them?
Which harness is best?
Should my puppy be sleeping through the night?
When will my puppy actually start listening to me?
Why does my puppy pee soooo much??
Level Up Pup! answers your questions. And explains why we recommend the things we do.
Level Up Pup! goes beyond the basics.
This program focuses on teaching a solid foundation for life skills that will help you and your pup for years to come by:
Creating a dog who is calm, able to focus and follow cues, able to regulate their own energy.
Establishing basic cues such as Sit, Down, Stay, Come when Called and more.
Strengthening learned behaviours week by week, slowly and systematically to ensure your puppies are successful at each stage of the training.
Progressing from getting behaviours reliable around the home to the real world, like when visitors enter your home, when out on walks, and when traveling.
Level Up Pup! Covers:
Basic obedience cues
Handling and conditioning for nail trims, grooming, and veterinary procedures
Walking on leash
How to properly socialize your new puppy
How to train a puppy that can be calm and settle in any situation
Checklists on how and where to practice
Level Up Pup! is a good choice for you if you:
Feel confused and overwhelmed by all the conflicting info out there
Are willing to put in the time to practice with your puppy
Know you do not want to punish or correct your puppies behaviour
Have a strong desire to build a good relationship with your dog
Please Contact Us prior to purchasing the Hybrid or Private Coaching Programs.
Meet Your Trainer
With over a decade of experience working with puppies as young as 7 weeks, and adult dogs up to age 12, Sheena has compiled those experiences and lessons learned in to Level Up Pup!
With a focus on behaviour modification and fearful dogs, Level Up Pup! was designed to help owners be proactive in their training to prevent unwanted behaviours in the future.
Sheena is here to help you train a dog who is adaptable, resilient, calm, and confident.
Which program is right for you and your puppy?
Level Up Pup! Group Class
Starting Jan 21, 2021
This 8 week online group class meets once a week. Students are able to upload training videos for feedback and participate in an exclusive online student community.
Level Up Pup! Hybrid
This program allows you to access the self-study curriculum online and schedule 4 one-to-one sessions with your trainer for personal coaching.
Schedule sessions in advance to help keep you on track, or schedule as you progress through the program.
Sign up for notifications on future online group classes.
How is Level Up Pup! different than most puppy obedience classes
Level Up Pup! focuses on life skills, skills that will stick with a puppy into adulthood, and help them to become well-adjusted and adaptable adults.
How much time will I need to spend training with my puppy?
We do recommend practicing for 5-10 minutes a few times a day. However, our program shows you how to incorporate training into your daily routine so training is easier and skills are practiced where they are needed most, in real-life situations.
How are Life Skills different from Basic Obedience Skills?
Obedience skills (sit, down, stay, etc), while important, do not teach our puppies the skills needed to emotionally handle various situations or changes. Life skills helps prevent fear, over-arousal, and emotional instability. For more info on life skills check out our blog on the subject.
What if my puppy is older than 5 months?
Starting early does have it's advantages, but the skills learned within this program are suitable for dogs of all ages. We've had puppies as young as 8 weeks, and dogs over a year, be successful with this program.
Does online training really work?
Yes it does!
Dog training, in general, is about owner education. Whether the topic is: house training, leash walking, sit, or stay, it is the owners who are learning new skills along with their puppy.
Level Up Pup! gives you everything you need to confidently train your puppy at home. See our blog on Virtual Dog Training.