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5 days ago

You Silly Dog, LLC

Meet client dog Rae! We went over how to reduce nipping and jumping, how to get the harness on more cooperatively (“get dressed”) loose leash walking, lie down and wait.

Rae is coming along very nicely with her leash walking. At first the food rewards were too stimulating and caused her to jump and nip quite a bit. Then she was a little too focused on the food and watched her mommy instead of facing forward. Her mom ended up teaching her “forward” to have her look forward because she even walked into a pole once. Oops! She’s doing such a beautiful job now and only occasionally checking in (she checked in with me a few times) ❤

I don’t know how I recorded in slow mo but this is all I have of Rae so enjoy!

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1 week ago

You Silly Dog, LLC

Meet client puppy Ziggy! It's a rare client who needs so little help with their new puppy. Ziggy's mom mostly needed some guidance on potty training, and tips on how to reduce nipping and jumping. She was effusive in her praise for Ziggy and the training advice she received. ❤

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Meet client puppy Ziggy! Its a rare client who needs so little help with their new puppy. Ziggys mom mostly needed some guidance on potty training, and tips on how to reduce nipping and jumping. She was effusive in her praise for Ziggy and the training advice she received. ❤

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I have recently worked with two dogs named Ziggy!

2 weeks ago

You Silly Dog, LLC

Meet client puppy Riley! Riley is the brother of Meli, who I posted about last week. These two are so similar, it's uncanny! 😀

We went over typical puppy issues like how to reduce nipping, chewing (carpet and walls, yikes!!), jumping, wait, leave it, go to bed (he is showing off in the photo!), coming when called/here!, and loose leash walking. We also worked on rewarding calm behavior, and keeping four paws on the floor. After our "reunions" each lesson, he definitely showed off lying on the floor by me to earn rewards. ❤

Riley's mom is a returning client! ❤ She took classes 14 years ago with her beloved dog Jake. Riley has some pretty big "paws" to fill! ❤

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Meet client puppy Riley! Riley is the brother of Meli, who I posted about last week. These two are so similar, its uncanny! 😀

We went over typical puppy issues like how to reduce nipping, chewing (carpet and walls, yikes!!), jumping, wait, leave it, go to bed (he is showing off in the photo!), coming when called/here!, and loose leash walking. We also worked on rewarding calm behavior, and keeping four paws on the floor. After our reunions each lesson, he definitely showed off lying on the floor by me to earn rewards. ❤

Rileys mom is a returning client! ❤ She took classes 14 years ago with her beloved dog Jake. Riley has some pretty big paws to fill! ❤

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Thanks so much for all your training advice and lessons Alisa! Riley and I had a great walk today at lunch. It’s so awesome to see him excel. 💜🐾 We think you’re the best trainer!! 🥰

3 weeks ago

You Silly Dog, LLC

Meet client puppy Meli! Imagine my surprise having two clients sign up with puppies from the same litter! It was really fun re-introducing them so they could enjoy puppy play dates together. They have similar personalities - very lively, very "chatty" too. 😁

We went over potty and crate training, how to reduce nipping and cat chasing (on the challenging side since the cat does like to instigate play at times so Meli gets mixed signals), and how to reduce barking. I also taught leave it (especially helpful for picking up nature outside), drop it (sticks!!!), wait, touch, how to walk on a leash (and to keep her head up and keep moving), go to bed and lie down.

During our last session only a week ago, Meli was able to spend about 25 minutes in the crate without vocalizing. Just this morning I received an update that she is now able to be crated for up to 3 hours! Good girl! ❤

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Meet client puppy Meli! Imagine my surprise having two clients sign up with puppies from the same litter! It was really fun re-introducing them so they could enjoy puppy play dates together. They have similar personalities - very lively, very chatty too. 😁

We went over potty and crate training, how to reduce nipping and cat chasing (on the challenging side since the cat does like to instigate play at times so Meli gets mixed signals), and how to reduce barking. I also taught leave it (especially helpful for picking up nature outside), drop it (sticks!!!), wait, touch, how to walk on a leash (and to keep her head up and keep moving), go to bed and lie down.

During our last session only a week ago, Meli was able to spend about 25 minutes in the crate without vocalizing. Just this morning I received an update that she is now able to be crated for up to 3 hours! Good girl! ❤

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Sibs! How sweet!

Riley says woof (Hi!) 🥰

3 weeks ago

You Silly Dog, LLC

Meet client puppy Murphy! Murphy's dad was extremely proactive, signing up for lessons a month before bringing puppy home. I so appreciate a first time puppy parent wanting to gather as much information as possible to set their puppy up for success! ❤

We went over potty training, crate training, puppy nipping, sit, down, touch, wait, drop it, leave it, leash walking (especially walking with his head up so that he wouldn't scavenge and eat every piece of nature and trash), and handling. I was also able to help him get over his apprehension on walking on metal grates on walks, and there are a lot of those in his neighborhood.

Since Murphy's dad keeps in touch regularly, we've been able to reduce the likelihood of bad habits forming. I've really enjoyed working with this team quite a bit, both puppy and parent are great students! ❤

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Meet client puppy Murphy! Murphys dad was extremely proactive, signing up for lessons a month before bringing puppy home. I so appreciate a first time puppy parent wanting to gather as much information as possible to set their puppy up for success! ❤ 

We went over potty training, crate training, puppy nipping, sit, down, touch, wait, drop it, leave it, leash walking (especially walking with his head up so that he wouldnt scavenge and eat every piece of nature and trash), and handling. I was also able to help him get over his apprehension on walking on metal grates on walks, and there are a lot of those in his neighborhood.

Since Murphys dad keeps in touch regularly, weve been able to reduce the likelihood of bad habits forming. Ive really enjoyed working with this team quite a bit, both puppy and parent are great students! ❤

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Too cute 😍

That is a fluffin cute puppy!

He looks so soft & floofy😍😍😍😍😍

Oh my!

4 weeks ago

You Silly Dog, LLC

Meet client dog Mars! He is such a sweet and happy fella. ❤

We went over how to improve handling for grooming, how to reduce: car anxiety, crate anxiety and puppy nipping. Mars also learned drop it, leave it, touch, how to walk on a loose-leash, wait at curbs and around people and dogs, go to bed and stay. He is also in the process of learning not to jump on counters. Those Doodles can jump so lots of reinforcement for four on the floor, going to his bed during meal prep and meals and management when the humans can't keep an eye out. He's a bright boy and I'm sure that he will pick that up soon. 😀

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Meet client dog Mars! He is such a sweet and happy fella. ❤

We went over how to improve handling for grooming, how to reduce: car anxiety, crate anxiety and puppy nipping. Mars also learned drop it, leave it, touch, how to walk on a loose-leash, wait at curbs and around people and dogs, go to bed and stay. He is also in the process of learning not to jump on counters. Those Doodles can jump so lots of reinforcement for four on the floor, going to his bed during meal prep and meals and management when the humans cant keep an eye out. Hes a bright boy and Im sure that he will pick that up soon. 😀 

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