How would you like your dog to behave?

Set up for success

A smooth start to a life with a new dog can make training easier down the road. Be prepared before pick-up time to make the transition as smooth as possible. Remember: the dog your puppy is going to be it is now becoming. The companion your rescue dog is going to be depends on the most ideal start with you. Work hard to keep positive associations with everything in the the new environment of your home.

Start Early

After a puppy passes the 7 week mark, its brain is able to learn as well as an adult dog’s brain. An important developmental window closes at about 12 to 16 weeks of age. Early experiences help shape a puppy’s world view. Make sure that you are taking the proper steps to keep your dog well trained through adulthood.

Clicking is Communication!

Learn how to communicate with your dog to get the behavior you want and manage your dog to prevent the behavior you do not want. Learn to click in order to build an even more trusting relationship and live in peace with your dog.

Get Started with Lucy Bailey

Lucy Bailey has been training dogs since 1965. She is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed.

FREE 30-minute phone consultation
Schedule an appointment to discuss your training challenges and interests with Lucy. Find out more about the options she has to offer and whether they are right for you and your dog.


Private lessons by video conference
Advantages of remote training include:

  • Train in a familiar setting
  • Address problems where they occur
  • No travel time required
  • Short appointments available at reduced cost
  • Many training needs can be successfully addressed remotely

Disadvantages include:

  • Logistics of camera placement
  • If unfamiliar settings, distractions, or special equipment are required they need to be provided by the client

Initial appointments are scheduled for 60 minutes. After that, meetings may be 15, 30 or 45 minutes, as needed. Fees are $100 per hour, invoiced by PayPal.

Special consideration for puppies under 12 weeks
Get started right away with your young puppy. Contact Lucy to find out what special opportunities may be available.

“Thank you for such a great class, as always! You are very inspiring and positive, and Trixie and I are thriving because of you. I appreciate you so much.”