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All K9 Holistics training programs include:

  • How to establish compassionate leadership

  • How to communicate so your dog understands

  • How to read and understand your dog's body language 

  • How to teach your dog that paying attention to you is fun

  • How stress can contribute to behavior problems

  • Ongoing support even after your training program is completed

  • Written follow up after each session with instructions, handouts and homework


This program is designed for puppies six months and under.  You'll learn everything you need to know to have a well-behaved and well-mannered dog that's a joy to live with.  You'll also learn all about critical socialization periods, how to prevent behavior problems, understanding and fulfilling your dog's instinctual drives and how to cultivate motivation and engagement.

  • Puppy-proofing your home

  • Potty training

  • Mouthing and puppy-biting

  • Destructive chewing

  • Basic obedience and manners

  • Loose leash walking

  • Socialization

  • Preventing behavior problems

Includes seven sessions, starting as early as 8 weeks old.


Puppies are a TON of work!  Between house training, teaching basic manners, socializing, vet trips, cleaning messes and making sure to get the puppy outside enough to prevent accidents, it can become completely overwhelming.  Not to mention that the critical period of socialization is over by 16 weeks of age.  It's no joke - you've got a lot on your plate!  ​This unique program is designed to ensure that you optimize your puppy's critical formative period and fast-forward your pup's training at lightening speed.  Certified dog trainer, Christine Bauhs, will come to your home Monday - Friday and work with your puppy one-on-one to help you make the most of this crucial phase.  Your puppy will get a potty break, obedience and skills training, socialization field trips and plenty of exercise so you can come home to a better behaved puppy each and every day.  It's like having a nanny for your puppy!

  • Puppy trained by a professional for faster results and fewer mistakes

  • Daily socialization adventures overseen by an expert

  • Socialization checklist so you can keep track of your puppy's progress

  • Midday potty breaks make for fewer accidents

  • Teaching your puppy not to jump on, mouth or bite people, and to sit when saying "hello"!

  • Up to 10 basic obedience commands

  • Keeping the leash loose and attentive walking

  • Crate training 

  • How to ask for things nicely by sitting quietly

  • Early identification of problem behaviors - and instructions for nipping them in the bud

  • Fun games to play with your puppy to complement the training

This four week program includes twenty 60-minute sessions with Christine, plus two sessions with the owners 

This program is currently available only in Saint Petersburg, Florida for puppies under 16 weeks


Similar to our Puppy Jumpstart program, Doggy Jumpstart is a day training program designed with busy pet parents in mind.  Christine will come to your home and train your dog for you.  Each program is customized to your dog's needs and training goals so that you can have the dog of your dreams, even if you don't have time for training.  At the end of your program, you'll meet with Christine to learn how to maintain your dog's progress.  This program is especially helpful for dogs that require complex behavior modification protocols. 

  • ​Great for owners with limited time for training

  • Best option for those with mobility issues

  • Fast-track your training for better results in less time

  • Helpful for supplementing your dog's exercise program while improving behavior

  • Fully customized training program to meet all of your goals

  • Daily picture and video updates to track progress

  • Fun homework games to complement the training

  • Includes meeting with the owner to teach you how to maintain your dog's new skills

Includes 5 sessions per week, for 1-4 weeks depending on training goals

This program is currently available in Saint Petersburg, Florida


K9 Holistics private training programs are fully customized for each dog and owner.  We start with a complimentary phone or in-home consultation to discuss your dog's complete behavioral and medical history as well as your goals for training.  Christine will then design a personalized training plan that fits your goals, schedule and budget.  Private training is the most hands-on option for owners who really want to learn how to develop their skills and confidence in leading their dog through life.

  • Beginning, intermediate or advanced obedience

  • Off-leash training

  • Behavior modification for aggression, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, fearfulness or reactivity

  • CGC/Therapy dog prep

  • Relationship focused training will help your dog love paying attention to you, even with distractions

  • Learn how to handle your dog like a professional

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