DOG TRAINING SERVICES

PRIVATE TRAINING

At this time I am only offering private one-on-one training sessions (No Group Classes or Board and Trains). In my experience, having the owner present to learn, observe and execute the training protocols helps  both the owners and dogs to succeed. Dog training is never a quick fix and requires dedication, persistence, consistency, routine and takes work. Especially when we are working with dogs with behavioural issues. My training methodology is based primarily on relationship building, engagement and positive reinforcement however every dog is assessed on case by case basis and I will utilize tools from all four quadrants of operant conditioning when necessary. I will train everything from puppy obedience/kindergarten to competitive show or sport work. Behavioural modification for dogs who are aggressive, reactive, fearful, disrespectful, disregarding of owners etc.  I work primarily out of my home/barn but do focus on "real world" scenarios and taking field trips once the dogs are ready.  In (your) home training and virtual consultations are also available.

 

BASIC OBEDIENCE PRIVATES (>6 mth old)

$80 + HST / Hour

BEHAVIOURAL MODIFICATION PRIVATES

Reactivity, Fear, Anxieties, Aggression 

$120 + HST/ Hour

VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS 

$80 + HST / Hour 

IN-HOME PRIVATES 

$150+ HST/ Hour 

*prices subject to increase depending on location

PUPPY TRAINING

One on one private training available for new puppies of all breeds. This puppy training program is designed to set your puppy up for his or her best chances at success. As is all my training, the puppy program is focused primarily on relationship building. Using high value rewards to help develop a healthy bond and relationship with the owners.  Establishing proper socialization techniques is crucial in setting the path for a future without behavioural issues. It's much easier to mold your puppy from a young age then it is to correct undesirable learned behaviours later on.  Topics that are covered are listed below under "Kindergarten". 

PUPPY PRIVATE SESSIONS (< 6 months old)

$80 + HST / Hour

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What We Do

The following are general guidelines to show the progression of what I aim to achieve with each client and their dog.

Kindergarten

  • basic skills such as sit, down, stand, come, leash pressure

  • target work

  • crate training / crate exercises

  • housebreaking

  • marker and release words

  • proper dog and human interactions

  • out/leave-it

  • loose leash walking / following exercises

  • food exercises – wait to eat / exercises to help prevent resource guarding

  • nail trim desensitization

  • confidence work (unstable surfaces, exposures, auditory, tactile and visual stimuli)

  • recalls/long line work

  • intro to distractions

  • impulse control / stability

  • continuing to build focus/engagement

  • intro to place training

  • retrieving / hold

  • Loose leash walking / heel work continued 

  • Intro to prong collar/ecollar if warranted

Level One Obedience

Level Two Obedience

  • durational stays with distraction

  • focus with distractions (skateboarders, bikes, joggers, other dogs etc)

  • loosh leash walking finessed

  • place training with increased distractions

  • conditioning work (fitpaws, treadmill, swimming)

Level Three Obedience

  • out of sight stays

  • standing for exam

  • muzzle training

  • veterinary exercise desensitization

  • off leash obedience

  • long distance recalls

  • off site / real world training

  • rear end awareness

  • obedience run throughs / exercises

  • precision heeling

  • trick training/nosework/sport exercises