Building the human-canine bond, through communication!
We believe in the human-canine bond. Viewing puppy training as a means to bettering the communication between you and your dog will deepen the trust between you and create a more harmonious relationship. Isn’t that why dogs have been given the title “Man’s Best Friend?”
For many, dog training is about wanting their dog to listen, obey, and be good, BUT have you ever thought about dog training in terms of developing great communication between you and your dog?
Puppy training is a two-way street. They need to understand what you want and you need to be able to communicate what you want so they understand.
That’s why Miami Pet Concierge offers one-on-one private lessons and board and training for you and your puppy to build YOUR human-canine bond.
What does this mean?
Whether single sessions for those new to puppy training or pups who need more time to learn, we will provide in-home private lessons for beginners or continuing education sessions in the privacy of your own home. As well as board and training for those looking for their puppy to learn in a more structured environment.
How does this work?
Like children, puppies learn at their own pace. In personalized puppy training, we cater to each dog’s individual learning style so they can develop skills, build confidence, learn to interact appropriately with other dogs in play and on the leash, and most importantly, become well rounded.
Who is this program for?
Clients who would like to start private lessons from the comfort of their own home and learn how to better communicate with and bond with their dog. Or those looking to have their pup learn in a more individualized environment directly with our trainer.
Let Us Know How We Can Help You!
Meet The Trainer
About Yvonne Mejias, CPDT - Director of Human Resources & Puppy Training Programs
Yvonne was born in the Bronx and grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York. Her passion for animals comes from her mother and started at a young age, continuing through high school when she worked for an Old English Sheepdog breeder. A graduate of Boston University with a degree in Biology and a minor in Psychology, Yvonne spent over eight years working for the University of Miami’s Sylvester Cancer Center as their Senior Manager of Finance. Her interest in dog training was always on the back burner and in 2012 she took the leap of faith and joined Miami Pet Concierge as a Pet Care Specialist.
Today, Yvonne is not only the Director of Human Resources but also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. Her passion for animals and minor in Psychology make up the perfect combination of skills and attitude needed to train dogs. She truly enjoys working with all types of dogs, teaching them new behaviors, and watching them “get” what she is trying to communicate with them. To Yvonne, all dogs, from puppies to seniors, are capable of learning. She loves all her clients, from tiny pure breeds to big mutts – she does not discriminate.
Certified by Cadence K-9’s, Yvonne learned the art of the canine-human bond and how communication is key. Cadence K9’s mission is to help you enjoy life with your dog by your side. Their training is focused on happy and confident dogs through play, mental stimulation, exercise, love, structure, and boundaries.
On her time off, you can find Yvonne teaching tricks and working on communication skills with Max, a Sheltie mix, (who at the age of 2 became a Canine Good Citizen) and Henry, a Muppet dog; both rescued from MDAS and two cats, Sophie and Sebastian.
Puppy Training Services include:
Individual Private Lessons
Individual private lessons are customized with your specific goals in mind. Private lessons allow both you and your trainer to work one on one in the comfort of your own home when it is most convenient for you and your family. Individual private lessons are designed to create a training plan for dogs new to training as well as those who need a little fine-tuning
Each new client will be required to complete one Introductory Session. During the introductory session, we will discuss the goals for your puppy/dog. We will also explain our training methods and advise on the proper tools and attitudes needed for you and your dog to succeed.
Individual Private Lessons are perfect for people who:
- Want to learn about the human-dog bond
- Have the time to practice with their dog daily between sessions
- Prefer one-on-one learning environments vs group settings
- Have an interest in dog behavior
Sessions are offered in packages of 4, 8, and 12.
Private Lesson Fees:
- 12 Sessions – $1500 ($125.00 per session)
- 8 Sessions – $1060 ($132.50 per session)
- 4 Sessions – $550 ($137.50 per session)
- Intro Session – $150 (We will only honor packages after this session)
Board And Train
Say hello to your well-mannered puppy. By sending your puppy to board and train, you commit to starting their life in a positive direction. Puppies are like children, need direction, structure, and learn how to communicate appropriately.
Board and train takes place in our trainer’s home. During your puppy’s time in training, they will have the opportunity to socialize with other dogs, cats and be exposed to all kinds of indoor and outdoor elements.
All dogs will learn the following:
- Come on command
- Loose Leash Walking
- Greeting Manners (not jumping)
- Door Manners (wait politely when doors or gates are open until you release them)
- Heel (will be on the left side of the body and walk with loose leash)
Board and Train include:
- Daily reports on your puppy’s progression.
- Daily photos and videos so you don’t miss out on their accomplishments.
- A private send-home lesson to teach you what your puppy has learned.
- 24-hour care, including feeding, fresh water, and treats for training purposes.
- Social interaction with other dogs and cats.
- Field trips to practice learned skills and work on exposure to outside elements.
We also offer Board and Train options starting at $1500 per week.