August 20, 2015

Private Sessions

Private Dog Training Sessions

Dog training in your home can be an excellent option for you and your new dog.  It is the best way to ensure a great start with your new family member.  What you want, when you want!

Puppy Orientation Package (for pups of 2-6 months)

The “Puppy Package” consists of 5 hours of one-on-one training in your home.  Your first session (1.5 hours) should be booked as close as possible to your puppy’s arrival in your home.  (Indeed, this session can be completed prior to your puppy’s arrival.) This will help you get off to a great start with your new pup.  Your next session (1.5 hours) should be scheduled within 2-3 weeks.  Your 3rd and 4th sessions will be booked as needed within your pups first 6 months.

We will cover the integration of your puppy into your household and answer all your questions about normal puppy behaviour. Topic areas may include (but are not limited to):

  • Crate training
  • house training
  • Chewing, biting and nipping behaviours
  • Managing kids and dogs
  • Good walking behaviour on a leash
  • Coming when called
  • Proper ways to greet people and dogs
  • How to prevent unwanted behaviours

When to start? Right now of course.   It’s never too late to start and we want to be sure that what they are learning is exactly what we want them to learn about living with humans. Package price: $618

 

“New to You” Package (all ages of pups and pooches)

Geared for older puppies, adolescent, rescued, and older dogs that have arrived in your home.   Drawing from elements of Basic Good Manners and the Puppy Orientation, we will help you adjust to your new life with your pooch by managing your household environment and addressing specific problem areas that arise when a dog arrives with habits already in place.  (5 hours of one-on-one training in your home.) Package price: $618

 

Basic Good Manners (all ages of pups and pooches; any level from Beginner to Advanced)

For dogs who are overwhelmed by a group class environment or for owners who want to achieve faster results with individual sessions.  This program is tailored specifically to your goals so that you can build your confidence and your skills at your own pace. (5 hours of one-on-one training in your home; Package price: $618) Skills covered may include (but are not limited to):

  • “sit”, “down” and “stay”
  • Self Control exercises
  • Walking calmly on a leash
  • Coming when called
  • How to greet people
  • Door manners

Not sure what you need? Book a “one-on-one” consultation

If there is something you would like to fix or improve; a quirky behaviour that is bothering you; or something new you would like to learn, this “A la Carte” option is for you.  Book an initial consultation of up to 1.5 hours at a cost of $190.  We will address any issues and problems, teach you (and your dog) some new skills, make a training plan and leave you with your “home work”. Then, you book a follow-up appointment to review or build your skills, when, and if,  you need it.

And, yes, in case you are wondering, you definitely can teach an old dog a new trick; or a young dog an old trick; or any dog any trick for that matter…!

 

Re-call Improvement Package

Do you want your dog to come when you call them the first time? With excitement and enthusiasm? Lets work together by reviewing the basics of having a great re-call and build your skill in incremental steps.    Initial session is up to 1.5 hours  followed by 1 (or 2) follow up sessions to monitor your progress and continue to move you towards your goal.  Package pricing $398

 

Loose-leash Walking Skill

Stop the pulling and leash craziness!  Sound good? Start with the basics of walking on a leash while teaching your dog not to pull; review tools and devices that will help;  and build your skill in incremental steps.  While we are at it, lets teach the dog to walk calmly by your side.    Initial session is up to 1.5 hours  followed by 1 (or 2) follow up sessions to monitor your progress and continue to move you towards your goal.  Package pricing $398

 

Skill Improvement: You choose the skill!

Review, polish and perfect a skill or two.   Your choice! Initial assessment is up to 1.5 hours  followed by 1 (or 2) follow up sessions (may be in person or by phone/email) to monitor your progress and continue to move you towards your goal. Package pricing $398

 

Problem Behaviour Resolution Package

Identify the problem, determine it’s triggers and devise a rehabilitation plan. Emphasis is on empowering you to change your dog’s unwanted behaviour and prevent future problems. Initial assessment is up to 1.5 hours  followed by 1 (or 2) follow up sessions (may be in person or by phone/email) to monitor your progress and continue to move you towards your goal. Package pricing $398