Monday, January 1, 2024

January Plan for Success


Happy New Year! Welcome to 2024!

In 2024, I will be expanding with more info following the Theme of the Months. That makes it the month to make sure we are "Planning For Success" in all aspects of life with our dogs. And that means creating a plan!

Make sure your plan is a S.M.A.R.T. Plan!
Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, & Timely

Make sure your plan has realistic expectations!
Realistic for your dog's age. Realistic for the environment your working in. Realistic for the timeline you anticipate.

Make sure your plan has accountability!
Keeping a training log can give you accountability with yourself. Working with a Canine Coach can give you accountability with another person.

Yooper Paws 2024 Plans

We have big plans for this year with more local classes, new online classes, better training plan templates, and more workgroups.

Local Clients can participate in small group classes that are customized for the individual teams who sign up. 

We are partnering with Pawsitively Pups for a very special Puppy Class co-taught be our guest Trainer, Tammy with Pawsitively Puppies and Yooper Paws Trainer, Penny. The Pawsitively Puppy Class starts January 23rd and runs every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30PM. Register Here!

We will also be partnering with Jamie Robinson for a virtual SAFE Puppies Socialization Class. This class is going to be geared towards teaching puppy owners how to create positive experiences within the human-animal world. The SAFE Puppies class is perfect for anyone who is concerned about participating in a puppy class before all vaccinations are final, puppies that are intended for SD work, or clients that are struggling to find an affordable force free, ethical dog trainer. This class will be starting on Jan 29th from 6-7PM using Zoom. Trainers will be using a mix of lecture based training and hands on activities that you will do from your own home with your own puppy. Registration will be available soon!

The FAD Family Pets Class pairs 4-6 adolescent dogs of similar ages and skills together to learn how to focus around distractions. Pre-register here!

January Special - Planning for Success Package

Whether you are returning client or a new to Yooper Paws of Love, we are pleased to offer this special package in January 2024. Clients can help get the year started right with this $125 Planning for Success Package! The package includes:
  • One 60 Min Zoom Session to discuss your current needs, behavior challenges you are having, long term goals you want to accomplish, and develop a 3 month plan to get you started.
  • Complete 3 Month Training Plan with basic steps to take that will lead up to your long term goals. This type of plan sets you up to make small changes that allow for making progress while keeping realistic expectations with the understanding that dogs are individuals that often don't follow our timeline.
  • Detailed step-by-step Shaping Plans for the new behaviors you want to teach. This is designed on spending just 5 minutes a day working your way from step to step until the behavior is reliable.
  • Progress Tracking Forms including templates you can can fill in as you go along and sheets designed specifically to help you stay organized. 
As in Yooper Paws of Love tradition, this package also comes with free text/email support for the duration of the package which is 90 days after your Zoom session. Payment expected at least 24 hours prior to the Zoom Session unless other arrangements have been made.

The Crazy2Calm Canine Coaches will be hosting a SD Handler Chat with Renee Smith, Street Dog Rehab, to discuss different ways to document your training plan. In order to set up for success we can't focus just on the dog's behavior. We also have to take a look at what the human part of the team needs and an easy plan that fits your busy schedule is a huge part of the plan. 
Join us on January 16th at 1PM Central.

In March we will be partnering with Crazy2Calm Canine Coaches to bring you the FAD3 Workshop! This annual workshop is provided free to all pet parents to provide resources geared towards helping your dog learn to Focus Around Distractions! Be sure to check out the March Madness page to see the free resources from the previous years!

In April we plan to host a One Year Celebration as the Grand Opening we never had in 2023 because we basically hit the ground running at the Yooper Paws Training Center. 

We recently launched our Patreon Membership Page with 3 available tiers so we will be focusing on building that up as our premiere virtual training platform. Currently we have a free membership with access to FAD1, FAD2, and the Canine Car Club. Then paid tiers include  Helping Fearful Dogs Feel Safe, Challenging Behaviors Series, and the Premium Planning Package. Each tier will have new materials added monthly!

We look forward to continue expanding the great resources and services provided at the Yooper Paws Training Center and virtually through Crazy2Calm Canine Coaches!

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