​​Susan Ward, CPDT-KSA

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

     - Knowledge & Skills Assessed

Group Classes

Due to the health concerns surrounding COVID-19, we have moved most of our groups classes out of a building and into the virtual world!  We’ll meet on the same days/times as we normally do, but from the comfort of your living room on your laptop or smartphone! There is no doubt that the reduced distractions of working with your dog at home will accelerate his/her learning. We’re going to take advantage of that until this health scare is over!

Please go to our Group Training Page for specific classes, dates, and times.

We’re in this together and will continue to find ways to raise our dogs into well-mannered companions! Please stay healthy and I look forward to seeing you in our virtual group classes!!!

It's a Simple Set-Up

You will need:

  • A computer, tablet, or smartphone with a camera. 
    • Most modern devices have built-in cameras.  If yours does not, you will need a webcam.
  • A microphone (most devices have this built in), or a phone.
  • Internet, wi-fi, or unlimited cell data.

You will be e-mailed a link. 

  • If you have used the Zoom app before, you will automatically be connected to the class/appointment.

For first-time Zoom users:

  • Click on the link.  The Zoom app will automatically download and connect you to the class/appointment. 
  • If using a mobile device, first download the ZOOM Cloud Meetings app from the iOS App Store or Google Play.
    • Click on the above link.
  • I recommend setting this up in advance of the class or appointment to make sure you have a smooth start. 

Once you register for a class or schedule private training, I will send you a detailed list to help you be prepared for your session.

No fancy or expensive technology needed to take advantage of virtual training. If you have a computer with a webcam or a smartphone or tablet and an internet connection, you’re set!  We’ll walk you through the entire process so don’t worry if you’re “technically challenged” – we make the process painless and enjoyable – we promise!

Remote training has been a teaching modality for a long time and is well-tested.  We’re seeing the fun of online learning happen all around the world right now.  And let’s be honest, dog trainers have always been teaching the owners, not their dogs!  It's not about the hours you spend in class, it’s about the training that is done between lessons. 

  • Just like in-person training, Susan Ward will explain, demonstrate, coach, answer questions, and provide feedback. 
  • Best of all, virtual dog training sessions are recorded and provided to you at no extra cost.  You can review the exercises, recommendations, and homework in between classes.  Group class participants won't fall behind if they have to miss a class.  They'll still have access to the recording to help them catch up. ​
  • We can even have more than one webcam on the session so household members can call in from other locations!

Private Training

  • ​Initial Consultation - 90 minutes @ $150
  • Training Sessions - 60 minutes @ $110
  • Puppy Jump Start Package - 3 one-hour sessions @ $300
  • For more information, click here: Private Training
  • E-mail us to get started:   susan@pupdogs.com

Virtual Online Dog Training, Behavior Consultations, and Group Classes