Puppy Lessons

For 8 to 15 Weeks of Age

These lessons will cover puppy imprinting, an introduction to markers/clicker, basic manners, house breaking, crate training, biting/teething, and barking, and how to avoid creating a nervous dog.

They will also teach you, the owner, proper leash management so that you and/or your puppy do not get tangled up in the leash. Puppy lessons can be done privately or as a group depending on how many puppies we have in training.

Tools for Lessons

  • Collar – flat or martingale

10 Week Private Lessons

For 16 Weeks and Older

These classes will cover the importance of structured obedience. We meet once a week for 10 weeks. Lessons are between 45 minutes and 1 hour long. The length of the lesson depends on your dog.

We teach one command per lesson and that command becomes your homework for the week. After 4 lessons your dog will know heel, sit, stay, down, and a recall all on leash. Once your dog is able to perform these commands on leash we introduce a remote training collar.

At the end of the 10 week program your dog will be completely remote collar trained and will know the following under heavy distractions:

Puppy Class
  1. Heel
  2. Sit
  3. Down
  4. Stay
  5. Recall
  6. Place

We train for real life so we like to have our lessons in the parks. If you would prefer we also do in-home lessons where we come to your house and train your dog.

Tools for Lessons

  • Collar – flat or martingale

3 Week In Kennel Training

This program is for our clients who do not have the time, or are physically disabled, and cannot do the 10 week program. This program requires you to drop your dog off with me for 3 weeks.

In the middle of your dog’s training I will send you a progress video. At that time we will set up a date and time for your exit lesson. An exit lesson is about 1.5 – 2 hours. During this time you learn how to work with your dog and the proper way to use a remote training collar.

During the 3 weeks your dog learns heel, sit, down, stay, recall, and place all under heavy distractions. We train for real life so we will have your dog training in public with us.

Penny just completed her training this past week. Melissa and Jacquye were wonderful with her, and patient with us! We loved Penny to begin with, but we love her more now!

Cheryl Napier

Sussi tried to be good, but it was impossible. After Melissa trained her, she is SO good! Can't recommend Melissa enough!

Kathie Kennedy Ragains

Thank you for taking my dog training skills to the next level... GEORGE says thanks also... you guys are the best!!!! - John, George, and Prometheus

John Bass

We Offer Dog Training Services in Southwest Florida

Punta Gorda FL, Port Charlotte FL, Englewood FL, North Port FL, Cape Coral FL, North Fort Myers FL, Arcadia FL, Deep Creek FL, Gulf Cove FL.

Dogs by Melissa
801 Solana Loop
Punta Gorda, FL 33950