Greater Cincinnati Start-Up Harper Offering Free Digital Dog Training Classes

Did you get a quarantine puppy? Need help with training. There's an app for that.

Mar 26, 2020 at 2:19 pm
click to enlarge Greater Cincinnati Start-Up Harper Offering Free Digital Dog Training Classes
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As we hunker down in our homes and families are together now more than ever, people are looking to keep themselves and their children busy with all of this newfound time.

An article by The New York Times indicates that many families are using their abundant time at home to adopt and foster dogs and puppies. As a result, local digital dog training start-up Harper is offering a 90-day free trial of their subscription-based, online training service — a jump from the original 14-day free trial.

Harper is also offering the service free to animal shelters, adoption agencies and temporary dog foster parents. 

click to enlarge The Harper app - Photo: Provided by Harper
Photo: Provided by Harper
The Harper app

Dog training businesses that hold private and group sessions have not been immune to the effects brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, so many people who are anxious to properly train their new furry friends are left without a guiding hand. Enter Harper, which offers all of their training services and tips through their app or online. The digital services allow new dog-owners to keep up their training regimens while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

"Millions of dog parents have had their lives interrupted. We're doing whatever we can to help them use this time effectively to connect with their dogs from the comfort and safety of home," says Harper co-founder Nick Cramer in a release. "Whether you just got a new quarantine puppy, you're fostering while stuck at home, or you have a dog who's looking to you for stimulation, we're 100 percent focused right now as a company on helping you make it through social distancing and quarantines together and come ou the other side even stronger."

The app features over 30 training courses and 100 stimulating games for pups, plus live chat with trainers.

For more information regarding Harper and their services, visit