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Does your dog bark, jump, counter-surf, charge through doors, pull on-leash? Or is your situation more severe, and does it include growling, snarling, lunging, aggressive or fearful behavior directed towards people or other dogs?

Dogs will be dogs, and fortunately and unfortunately, many of these behaviors can be considered normal. Some, however, are more worrisome than others and need a more cautious and customized intervention.

The good news is that, as dog-owners, we have the opportunity to modify and improve their behavior at home and in other situations, like on walks and in meeting new people and dogs.

More good news... St. Louis, MO positive dog trainer, Sarah Hoth, can guide you through training your dog to more desirable behaviors, like being polite while guests arrive, sitting for a greeting, walking nicely on a leash, and staying in place... all with positive and effective training techniques.

To inquire about any available Services, please Contact Us.

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Initial Behavior Evaluation* - I will visit your home and spend time discussing your concerns and observing your dog's behavior in order to develop a behavior modification plan just for you. The evaluation might average between 45 minutes to one hour. This gives me an opportunity to get to know you and your dog(s), but more importantly, gives you the opportunity to evaluate my training methods, professionalism and capability of meeting your needs. A no-risk opportunity!

*Please note: If your dog's primary issue is regarding either separation anxiety or potty training, please contact us first for a customized quote for training services.

FREE! - Schedule your Initial Behavior Evaluation here!

Follow-up Consultations - The Initial Behavior Evaluation should be followed up with a minimum of 1 or 2 sessions, executing your total customized training plan. Since every dog is different, we pride ourselves on assessing each unique situation, and creating customized, practical solutions for you and your family. Follow-up consultations typically last one-hour long and will only be scheduled after an initial evaluation.

$100 per hour

Bundled Consultation Package - Bundled Consultations include the Initial Behavior Evaluation and 4 hours of Follow-Up Consultation, a $40 savings! Also includes 3 months of FREE e-mail or phone follow-up.

$360

New Puppy Consultation - Did you just get a new puppy? Or are you thinking about getting a new puppy? A new puppy is a major decision, and it's imperative that all members of your household are on board. Once that milestone is completed, you'll need to know how to prepare for the puppy's arrival and how to set your new puppy up for success from day one. We'll go over things like puppy-proofing your home, feeding and potty rituals, and puppy's first training (if your pup is already home). This small investment will go a long way to ensuring your pup gets off to a good start in your home!

$75 - Schedule your New Puppy Consultation here!

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The Persuaded Pooch is proud to offer group Puppy and Adult obedience dog training classes in the St. Louis, MO area at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, conveniently accessible from St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles and Southern IL residents via I-270 and I-44. Discounts are available to residents of Webster Groves, MO.

Potential students are always welcome to audit a class (without dog) to determine if The Persuaded Pooch classes will be a good fit for your dog and your own personal learning style.

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Please call #314-609-1094 or Contact Us if you have any questions prior to registering for any class.

Click here for a printable class flyer!

CALL THE WEBSTER GROVES RECREATION COMPLEX AT 314-963-5600 TO REGISTER!

 
Puppy Matters! - Puppies ages 8 weeks to 20 weeks, 6 week session
A puppy’s safe exposure to other puppies, new people, sights, sounds and surfaces is crucial to preventing problem behavior, like fear and anxiety.
  • Proper puppy socialization now matters in avoiding serious concerns later.
  • Class also covers beginning obedience and problem prevention topics.
  • Required Vaccinations: Minimum 1st DHPP vaccination; Updated DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies as recommended by your vet. Owners will need to bring proof of vaccinations to the first class.
  • IMPORTANT: FIRST CLASS WITHOUT DOGS! We will use this first class to introduce our training methods and answer questions from owners. It is best to have these discussions without dogs to limit distractions.

Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:20 pm

Session I: Sept 5th – Oct 10th

Session II: Jan 9th – Feb 13th

Price (per session): $100/resident, $110/non-resident

 
Essential Etiquette - Dogs ages 20 weeks and up, 6 week session

A well-behaved dog is a pleasure to have around the house, out in public and virtually everywhere. Teaching your dog some basic training skills are essential to obtaining good canine manners.

  • This class covers foundation topics such as polite greetings, sit, down, stay, loose leash walking, come, wait at the door and more!
  • We may also discuss other behavior challenges according to class need or interest.
  • Required Vaccinations: DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies administered at least 1 week prior to the start of class. Owners will need to bring proof of vaccinations to the first class.
  • IMPORTANT: FIRST CLASS WITHOUT DOGS! We will use this first class to introduce our training methods and answer questions from owners. It is best to have these discussions without dogs to limit distractions.

Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:20 pm

Session I: Sept 5th – Oct 10th

Session II: Jan 9th – Feb 13th

Price (per session): $100/resident, $110/non-resident

 
Special Topics: Clicker Shaping - Dogs ages 20 weeks and up, 4 week session
Have you ever heard of “shaping behaviors?” Shaping means breaking down a behavior into small increments and building upon them until your dog can perform the full behavior.
  • This class will challenge both you and your dog to take the art and science of training to a whole new level.
  • Example behaviors include: shaping to mat, shaping new tricks and shaping a retrieve.
  • Experience using a clicker is required. Basic obedience skills for dog are required.
  • Required Vaccinations: DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies.

Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:20 pm

Oct 24th – Nov 21st, no class 10/31

Price: $64/resident, $72/non-resident

 
Special Topics: Holiday Manners - Dogs ages 20 weeks and up, 4 week session
This specialized class focuses on training your dog appropriate manners when your holiday guests arrive.
  • Work on doorbell training, “Go to Mat” behavior, crate training, controlling the counter surfer and other creative techniques to keep your dog under control during the holidays, and beyond.
  • Previous obedience training is helpful, but not required.
  • Required Vaccinations: DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies.

Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:20 pm

Oct 24th – Nov 21st, no class 10/31

Price: $64/resident, $72/non-resident

 
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Veterinary and Shelter Demonstrations - Veterinary offices and not-for-profit animal shelters can request clicker training demonstrations at their facility. Clicker training can be an exceptional tool for improving fearful situations in animals, such as being handled for vaccinations, ear cleanings, or acclimating to the shelter environment. I would be happy to show your staff, volunteers and/or clients the benefits of clicker training. Please Contact Us for more information.

FREE!

Gift certificates are available for class or for private training. They make a great gift for the holidays, birthdays or as a "congratulations on your new puppy/dog" special gift.

Certificates only valid on Services. Not valid towards Amazon Store items. Recipient must contact The Persuaded Pooch for redemption. Non-refundable and non-returnable. American Express is accepted for Gift Certificates only.



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The Persuaded Pooch - St. Louis Dog Training / Phone: 314-609-1094 / E-Mail: sarah@persuadedpooch.com