Level Up Pup!
Helping dedicated puppy owners to bond with their puppies, by guiding them through the early stages of puppyhood, in our new Level Up Pup! program.
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
Looking to train your dog to be focused and follow cues reliably
Level Up Pup! is also available for adult dogs who are not currently displaying any behaviour problems.
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 into their senior years, 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! Programs
Level Up Pup! Self Study
Work at your own pace, on your own schedule.
Access to previously recorded group classes, video tutorials, and program handouts.
Not sure how to prepare to bring a new puppy home?
Worried about the first few days, nights, and weeks of having a new puppy?
Be prepared and ready with this single session puppy preparation session.
Level Up Pup! Coaching
Level Up Pup! Hybrid
Work through the program at your own pace, scheduling sessions with your trainer at regular intervals or when you need them most.
4 private video sessions with your trainer
Access to online student community
Program handouts and video tutorials available in online library
Level Up Pup! Bundle
7 weeks of Level Up Pup! Online Group Class
4 private one-on-one video sessions either between group classes or after the online group program
Access to the online student community
Program handouts and tutorials available in our online library
Level Up Pup! Private Coaching
Work through the program with your instructor during 6 regularly scheduled video calls.
Upload training videos for your instructor to review, or work with your puppy during video calls and get immediate feedback.
How Virtual Puppy Training Works
You and your pup can train successfully through virtual training.
Classes meet once per week, cover relevant handouts, and your trainer coaches you every step of the way.
What our clients say
"The online format allowed us to safely discuss & ask questions without the worry of watching our puppy in a class format. We could focus more on the new information. We could even sit in our comfy clothes & relax while learning!"
Loved the course, you covered so much, and it was all easily understood and put into practice.
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, as well as adult dogs, 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.