EFFECTIVE TRAINING TECHNIQUES THAT POSITIVELY REWARD YOUR DOG.

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Whether a new to you dog, new pup, rescue, general manners training, chasing, biting, fear, anxiety, barking, aggression, or any other behaviour that is wreaking havoc with your life… we can help!

Not sure which offering to choose? Start with a consultation or contact us.

INITIAL CONSULTATION
$195 + gst (1 ½-2 hrs)

We meet you and your dog, review your concerns, gather a history, make observations, give an assessment of your dog’s behaviour, identify realistic short and long term goals and leave you with some initial recommendations to support the findings.
For your specific situation we give an overview of how training and behaviour change will be addressed, estimate the number of sessions to begin seeing behaviour change and suggest a custom training package.

Includes:

  • Summary of Behaviour Assessment
  • Handouts and Resources
  • Follow-up phone call or email contact

When: Scheduled at your convenience.
Where: In your home or at a location that applies.

Private Training

CUSTOM PACKAGES
Customized to you, your dog, your situation
Start from $270 + gst

At your initial consultation we suggest a training package customized to your situation and goals with your dog.

Your custom package may include one or a combination of the following:

* Coaching sessions where we coach you to train your dog.
* Training sessions where we work with your dog to a level where you can be coached to take over.
* Private training walks to help solidify new good behaviour
* Ongoing support by phone, text, video or email.

The methods and techniques used are the ones that in our experience are easiest and most effective in your situation. Progress is monitored, re-evaluated and modified if needed as there is no one way to change behaviour. Once you’re on track you can continue to work on your own and check in as needed or continue with further sessions to train for reliability in even more situations.

When: Usually weekly to start and then spaced out as needed.

Where: Your home, office, neighbourhood, or wherever meets you and your dog’s training needs.

Who: You, your family and friends, or other “helper” humans or dogs that we need to recruit.

 

*NOTE: Single follow up sessions that are not part of a package may be offered in some cases for $110 + gst

ROGUE ROVER
Starting to worry? Start training instead!
$440 + gst
4 sessions total

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Initial Consultation included when purchased as package

Your dog is becoming a cause of embarrassment and limits are starting to set in on your fun together. Whether reactivity rooted in frustration or fear, raucous and rowdy, or running off at inopportune moments, your dog hasn’t bitten (yet)* but things have gotten out of control and you’re not sure what the future might bring.

We assess the underlying function(s) of your dog’s bad behaviour and come up with solutions that make the most sense for your unique situation. Our strategies leave you happy and your dog waggy.

Includes:

  • Initial Consultation (1 ½ hour)
  • Handouts and homework customized to your situation
  • 2 Weekly training sessions
  • 1 Follow up session to be used within 6 weeks from start date
  • Ongoing support by phone, video and text

When: Start anytime. Scheduled at your convenience.

Where: Your home, neighbourhood, trail or slab.

**SAVE $85 when you book this program over single sessions**

*NOTE: This program is not for dogs that have bitten, nipped, snapped, etc. Please book a consultation first.

New To You Rescue
Congratulations! You’ve found each other!
$440 + gst
4 sessions total

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Initial Consultation included when purchased as package

Have us alongside in the early weeks of your life together to help ensure the honeymoon period ends happily ever after.

We’ve been there with our own rescue dogs and we’ve been along for the journey from rescue dog to dream dog with many clients. Dogs of all shapes and sizes, of all temperaments, from all sorts of backgrounds, and from different countries too!

Covers problem prevention and what do do with the problems that are starting to show up! Obedience, life skills and manners. And maybe a little bit of human training as well!

Includes:

  • Initial Consultation (1 ½ hour)
  • Handouts and homework customized to your situation
  • 2 Weekly training sessions
  • 1 Follow up session to be used up within 6 weeks from start
  • Ongoing support by phone, video and text

When: Start anytime. Scheduled at your convenience.

Where: Your home, neighbourhood, or wherever meets your dog’s training needs.

**SAVE $85 when you book this program over single sessions**

*Package price available only if first session is booked within one month of adoption date.

Basic Manners + Obedience
(Once weekly sessions x 4 weeks)
$360 + gst

4 sessions total

Teach your dog some solid skills and learn how to apply them in real life.

Dog knows “sit” but only for half a second? Only comes at the sound of the cookie bag? Ignoring your calls?

You’ll learn how to reward without bribing, what to do when your dog doesn’t listen, how to get focus and keep it and how to deal with distractions.

Our foundation training program builds a solid foundation of good manners as well as basic obedience skills like sit, down, stay, wait, leave it and come.

A basic curriculum will be followed, however topics can be personalized to your dog and your lifestyle.

Includes:

  • 4 Weekly consecutive sessions
  • Training handouts
  • Support by phone, text, video or email.

When: Start anytime. Scheduled at your convenience.

Where: Your home, office, neighbourhood, or wherever meets you and your dog’s training needs.

NOTE: Behaviour problems are not covered by this plan. Please book a consultation or contact us.

DAY TRAINING
(Intensive 4 week Program)
$940 + gst

11 sessions total

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Initial Consultation included when purchased as package

Busy? Let us do the training for you. Training takes time, repetition, and patience, and can be more effective with a consistent training schedule and handler. We create a positive training plan to meet your goals and work with your dog two times per week—you don’t have to be there (though you’re welcome to watch!).

At the end of each week we meet for a transfer session so your dog can show off her new skills. And the program wraps up with one follow-up session to ensure your dog’s new training sticks.

Includes:

  • Initial consultation (1 ½ hour)
  • Twice weekly sessions where the trainer works one-on-one with your dog (6 total)
  • Once weekly transfer sessions where the trainer coaches you and your pup together (3 total)
  • One follow-up session with you and your dog

When: Start anytime. Scheduled at your convenience.

Where: Your home, office, neighbourhood, or wherever meets you and your dog’s training needs.

**SAVE $355 when you book this program over single sessions**

TRAINING WALKS
$45 to $75 + gst

Customized to help you reach your training goals

If you struggle to fit in your training homework or that extra walk per week your dog needs, book him in for some special tutoring! We’ll take him out and work on the skill of your request, exercise and more!

Your furry friend might benefit from some extra practice, some dogs take a bit longer to learn new skills. And you know what they say about practice … only perfect practice makes perfect 🙂

When: Monday to Friday between 10am – 4pm.

For clients already enrolled in one of our training programs.
Interested? Contact us!

Group Training

FIELD TRIP
$30 + gst

Informal group coaching sessions held out and about in the community

A supportive group offers an opportunity to practice dog training scenarios with just the right amount of distraction.

It’s also a great chance to foster supportive relationships with other dog owners, maintain your dog’s socialization, and help one another to succeed!

Each outing will focus on a different topic. We will work on greetings (or avoiding greetings) with dogs and people, leash walking, reliable recalls, advanced level stay, focus, impulse control, tricks and more…

Open to clients who have worked with us before and are able to work with their dog independently in a loosely structured group setting.

Note: If you are interested in joining but you have not worked with us before, please contact us to discuss possible options.

Group size is limited to 4 dog/handler teams.

When:
Spring and Summer: Alternating weekly: Tuesday 10:30 am, Wednesday 6:00 pm (May 17, 25, 31, June 1, 7, 15, 21, 29, July 6, 12, 20, 26)
Fall and Winter: Tuesday 10:30 am and select weekend dates
*See schedule for dates.

Where:
Locations rotate around the community with advanced notice.

Sessions will run with 2 or more participants.

Note: Please register for any dates you are interested in sooner rather than later, so we know we have interest. Classes without sufficient enrolment may be cancelled. 48 hour cancellation notice required for credit. If extreme weather conditions necessitate cancellation, we will notify participants by 3pm and you will be credited.

New client? Questions? Contact us.

Human and dog friendly methods. Science, psychology and common sense.

Because let’s be honest…I coach you and train your dog!

Human and friendly dog training methods based on Science