Empowering you to create a happy healthy home for both you and your pup.

Empowering you to create a happy healthy home for both you and your pup.

About

Hi! I’m Jacqueline, and I’m here to help you help your pet and yourself.

Using my 15 years of experience working with dogs, I provide remote counseling for pet owners on how they can best train new puppies and resolve the most common behavioral problems. I believe in empowering pet owners to develop their own training relationship with their pets, so they can effectively become the Pack Leader in their home and institute a lifelong habit of positive reinforcement training for their dog.

Having worked with dogs and their owners for a significant portion of my life, I have seen firsthand how important it is to build a nurturing, positive relationship with their animals from the start. A great foundation in training sets the tone for the whole household and makes the pet/owner relationship that much more fulfilling and enjoyable for everyone. When we remove the frustration of not understanding why a puppy does what it does, we open the door to a more gentle (and effective) training method. That’s what The Canine Couch is about: Training for your dog. Therapy for you.

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Puppy Training

Every choice you make affects your pup and how they will respond, from the tone of your voice to your body language. It’s important to remember that, while a puppy matures by age 2-3 (depending on the breed), they are just infants in the initial training stages. Unfortunately, much of the educational information out there is based on outdated, forceful practices that inadvertently induce fear and anxiety. My role is to provide you with best possible advice and guidance on how to develop a strong, nurturing bond with your dog. I will consult with you across all stages of training and development for your pup including:

I will consult with you across all stages of training and development for your pup including:

  • Potty training

    Teaching your puppy where and when it’s appropriate to use the bathroom is priority number one. You’ll learn the most effective methods to coaching your potty training puppy.

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    Teaching your puppy where and when it’s appropriate to use the bathroom is priority number one. You’ll learn the most effective methods to coaching your potty training puppy.
  • SEPARATION ANXIETY

    Owners that work outside the home often come home to a destroyed house and an anxious puppy. We’ll explore options for reducing your pet’s anxiety and putting a stop to destructive behavior.

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    Owners that work outside the home often come home to a destroyed house and an anxious puppy. We’ll explore options for reducing your pet’s anxiety and putting a stop to destructive behavior.
  • Leash training

    Leash training can be a power struggle with young pups or headstrong dogs. I’ll teach you how to make walks more enjoyable for both you and your new family member.

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    Leash training can be a power struggle with young pups or headstrong dogs. I’ll teach you how to make walks more enjoyable for both you and your new family member.
  • Introducing your puppy to children

    There’s nothing cuter than watching your toddler hugging your brand new puppy, right? But ensuring puppy is safe and anxiety free can prevent injuries and incidents.

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    There’s nothing cuter than watching your toddler hugging your brand new puppy, right? But ensuring puppy is safe and anxiety free can prevent injuries and incidents.
  • Targeting behavioral issues

    Behavioral problems like constant barking, self-harm, or other destructive actions can be frustrating and scary. I’ll work with you to get to the bottom of your pet’s issues, so you can resolve them.

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    Behavioral problems like constant barking, self-harm, or other destructive actions can be frustrating and scary. I’ll work with you to get to the bottom of your pet’s issues, so you can resolve them.
  • teething

    So your pup decimated your second pair of Jimmy Choos, huh? Teething is natural in puppies, but I’ll identify better, safer options for your puppy than your designer shoe collection.

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    So your pup decimated your second pair of Jimmy Choos, huh? Teething is natural in puppies, but I’ll identify better, safer options for your puppy than your designer shoe collection.
  • Socializing with other dogs & people

    It’s important to help your puppy get used to meeting people and other dogs without anxiety and aggressive behaviors. I’ll introduce you to the most effective (and fun!) ways of socializing your dog.

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    It’s important to help your puppy get used to meeting people and other dogs without anxiety and aggressive behaviors. I’ll introduce you to the most effective (and fun!) ways of socializing your dog.
  • puppy resources

    Raising a puppy takes a village. I’ll share the best resources for grooming, veterinary care, boarding, and more.

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    Raising a puppy takes a village. I’ll share the best resources for grooming, veterinary care, boarding, and more.
In addition I also offer these services for your puppy or dog:
I also offer these services:
  • Hierarchy
  • Physical exercise
  • well-being training
  • jobs for your dog
  • bereavement coaching
  • Nutritional coaching
  • overcome Surf or Skate aggression
  • Overcoming separation anxiety

puppy onboarding package

Successful puppy training is the foundation of your future life with your new puppy. A pet is the only family member you actually get to choose, so it’s important that you two get off on the right foot (or paw). With my Puppy Onboarding Package, I’ll make sure you have all the knowledge and the resources to successfully train your dog and create a more happy home for both of you.

step no.1 Pre-Puppy

20 Minute Phone Consultation:

  • Picking out the perfect puppy for your family
  • Understanding the different needs of breeds
  • Responsible rescuing vs. breeder
  • Introducing puppy to new home & family
  • Curated new puppy prep list

step no.2 Post-Puppy

90 Minute Phone or In-Person Consultation:

  • Potty training how to
  • Sleep training how to
  • Leash training how to
  • Basic commands how to
  • Food recommendations
  • Excercise log & recommendations
  • Grooming & vet recommendations
  • Spay & neuter recommendations
  • Daycare & overnight recommendations
  • Email follow up in 2 weeks

$450 Flat Rate

People Services

are you Thinking about dog adoption?

Do you find yourself sniffling (sobbing) at humane society commercials? Thinking about rescuing a dog from a shelter? I would be happy to chat with you about picking out the perfect family member and what the job of Pet Parent entails. I’ll also coach you through setting up the perfect infrastructure for your new dog.

Are you going through some sh*t? Your worries are over.

I offer consultations on the challenges associated with rearing a puppy and dealing with real life situations such as work stress; scheduling conflicts amongst your many commitments; grief recovery from pet loss & illness; death of a family member; moving; relationships; marriage or wedding planning; divorce settlements & shared custody of your dog; growing families and new babies, and even shopping for the perfect items for your pup.

There are many options available and it is also a matter of what would best fit *your* lifestyle, because this is 10-15 year (hopefully longer) commitment. I have developed programs and training routines that are versatile and can accommodate to and adapt to your schedules and commitments.

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