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MANNERS TRAINING

For dogs 5 months +

Are you frustrated with your dog's

unruly behaviour? 

 

We can help! 

 

Our Certified Dog Trainer will help you enjoy a more focused and well-mannered dog who happily responds to your requests, walks with a loose leash, greets guests politely, and comes when you call. A dog who is a joy to be with at home and out in the world. 

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Is life with your dog feeling chaotic?
Do they...

  • Run away from you instead of back to you when you call them?

  • Pull you all over the place during leashed walks?

  • Ignore you the second you step outside?

  • Jump on guests?

  • Chew everything and destroy your home?

  • Bark out the windows?

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Do you wish your dog would calm down and be more well-mannered? Maybe you're embarrassed to have guests over or take your dog out for walks because he causes such a scene!

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Now Imagine: 

Enjoying walks and adventures with your dog

Being able to relax at home with your dog

Having a polite pup whose needs are met

We focus on building skills on both ends of the leash to help you and your dog better understand and communicate with each other so that both of you can live happy, fulfilled lives and enjoy more of life - together.

Ready for a more well-mannered dog?

New client? Start here!

Initial Consultation

All training starts with a 60-minute virtual consultation with your trainer, Karly Hertel.

During the call, Karly will:

Assess your dog's behaviour history, discuss the challenges you are having, identify training priorities and create a list of training goals

Outline management & safety strategies to implement ASAP, to reduce the frequency your dog's undesirable behaviour occurs to give you some immediate relief

Address your primary challenge or frustration with your dog and provide 2-3 practical tips for improvement.

Explain the positive reinforcement training methods and techniques we will use during our training sessions 

Recommend a training program that will equip you with the skills necessary to have the best chance possible of reaching your dog training goals

Initial consultations are 60 minutes and are conducted through Zoom.

Investment: $150 (+gst)

Please note: All clients must complete an initial consultation prior to booking any programs. Programs offered to individual clients are recommended on a case-by-case basis depending on the behavior and training needs of the dog.

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Focused Fido

After your new client consultation, choose a program:

Polite Pup Program

This Program is For

Dog guardians who are struggling with in-home behavior challenges, including jumping, counter surfing, stealing items, excessive barking, or difficulty with crate training. Ideal for those seeking effective solutions to create a more harmonious home environment. Suitable for dogs 5 months and older.

This Program Includes

  • Three (3) 45-minute Private Coaching Sessions where our Certified Dog Trainer works one-on-one with you to teach you the skills and techniques needed in order to see success with your dog

  • Three (3) Months of Unlimited Email and Text Support to answer any questions you have along the way 

  • Behavioral Wellness Plan: We create and help you implement a plan to support your dog’s behavioral health. When we meet our dogs’ behavioral needs, we set the stage for them to be happier and more responsive companions.

  • Orientation Packet with dog training handouts

  • Full Write-Ups and Training Exercises after each session, providing you with clear guidance and resources to maximize your training progress

  • Customized Shopping List of gear and products to aid in the training process

  • Certificate of Completion and Dog Graduation Cookie

This Program Covers

Tailored based on your family's needs, this program can cover:​

  • Home Behavior Challenges

    • Address common in-home behaviors like counter surfing, stealing items, and barking with effective strategies

  • Polite Greetings

    • Teach your dog polite greetings for interactions with family and friends.

  • Settling & Calmness

    • Guide your dog to be more calm and relaxed in various home situations.

    • Establish routines and provide environmental enrichment to reduce boredom and anxiety.

  • Crate & Alone Time Training

    • Teach your dog to feel comfortable in their crate and be content spending time alone​

Outcome

You'll learn how to help your energetic, easily excitable dog become calmer and more relaxed at home:

  • Relax at Home: Enjoy a peaceful home environment with your dog.

  • Polite Around Family and Friends: Have a well-mannered dog who behaves politely around family and visitors.

  • Fulfilled and Balanced: Address your dog's needs to reduce unwanted nuisance behaviors, creating a more harmonious household.

Investment: $450

Focused Fido Program

This Program is For

Dog guardians who are looking to refine their dog's walking skills, focusing on either on-leash walking or off-leash reliability, along with improving behaviors at home. Ideal for those seeking targeted solutions to improve their dog's on or off leash manners while also addressing behaviours like jumping, counter surfing, or excessive barking. Suitable for dogs 5 months +.

 

*Want to improve both your dog's on-leash manners and off-leash skills? Check out our Mannered Mutt Program

This Program Includes

  • Five (5) 45-minute Private Coaching Sessions where our Certified Dog Trainer works one-on-one with you to teach you the skills and techniques needed in order to see success with your dog

  • Three (3) Months of Unlimited Email and Text Support to answer any questions you have along the way 

  • Behavioral Wellness Plan - We create and help you implement a plan to support your dog’s behavioral health. When we meet our dogs’ behavioral needs, we set the stage for them to be happier and more responsive companions.

  • Orientation Packet with dog training handouts

  • Full Write-Ups and Training Exercises after each session, providing you with clear guidance and resources to maximize your training progress

  • Customized Shopping List of gear and products to aid in the training process

  • Certificate of Completion and Dog Graduation Cookie

This Program Covers

  • Either On-Leash Walking in Various Environments or Reliable Recall and Off-Leash Skills, plus:

  • Starting Foundation Behaviors (Attention Games and Name Recognition)

  • Polite Greetings: Teach your dog polite greetings for interactions with family and friends.

  • Home Behavior Challenges: Tackle common in-home behaviours like counter surfing, stealing items, and barking.

  • Focus Around Distractions: Help your dog maintain focus and respond to cues despite distractions.

  • Settling & Calmness: Help your dog to become more calm and relaxed in various home situations. Establish routines and environmental enrichment to reduce boredom and anxiety.

Outcome

You'll learn the proven process I use to help rambunctious distractable dogs into more attentive, engaged companions with a customized training plan for your specific goals:

  • Be proud of your dog's behaviour around friends and family

  • Relax knowing your dog will respond and listen to you

  • Build a life-long, close bond with your dog  

Investment: $665

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Mannered Mutt

Mannered Mutt Program

This Program is For

For those feeling at their wits' end with their dog’s challenging habits, embarrassing behaviors, and inability to pay attention. Ideal for dog guardians aiming to improve both in-home and outdoor manners, focusing on polite greetings, reliable recall, on-leash skills, and focus around distractions. Suitable for dogs 5 months and older, especially adolescents and new rescues.

This Program Includes

  • Seven (7) 45-Minute Private Coaching Sessions where our Certified Dog Trainer works one-on-one with you to teach you the skills and techniques needed in order to see success with your dog

  • One (1) 30-minute Virtual Check-In Session after the completion of your in-person sessions to provide additional tips and ensure your training continues to progress.

  • Three (3) Months of Unlimited Email and Text Support to answer any questions you have along the way 

  • Behavioral Wellness Plan - We create and help you implement a plan to support your dog’s behavioral health. When we meet our dogs’ behavioral needs, we set the stage for them to be happier and more responsive companions.

  • Orientation Packet with dog training handouts

  • Full Write-Ups and Training Exercises after each session, providing you with clear guidance and resources to maximize your training progress

  • Customized Shopping List of gear and products to aid in the training process

  • Essential Enrichment Toy & Bag of Treats
  • Certificate of Completion and Dog Graduation Cookie

This Program Covers

  • Starting Foundation Behaviors (Attention Games and Name Recognition)

  • Home Behavior Challenges: Tackle common in-home behaviours like jumping, counter surfing, stealing items, and barking.

  • Leash Walking in Various Environments: Teach your dog to walk politely on a leash in different settings, including busy streets and parks.

  • Reliable Recall and Off-Leash Skills: Ensure your dog comes when called and can be trusted off-leash in various environments.

  • Focus Around Distractions: Help your dog maintain focus and respond to cues despite distractions.

  • Advanced Skills: Teach skills like "drop it" and "leave it" to help keep your dog safe.

  • Settling & Calmness: Help your dog to become more calm and relaxed in various home situations. Establish routines and environmental enrichment to reduce boredom and anxiety.

Outcome

You'll learn the proven process I use to transform rambunctious, distractible dogs into more attentive and engaged companions, enabling you to enjoy both on-leash and off-leash adventures with your dog. This program offers a customized training plan tailored to your specific goals, helping your dog become well-behaved and responsive in various environments.

Investment: $865

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How does private training work?

Private training offers the ability to learn alongside your dog and is perfect for those who would like to hone their skills or troubleshoot problems with the guidance of a professional dog trainer. Our Certified Dog Trainer works one-on-one with you to teach you how to do the training and behavior modification with your dog. Using positive reinforcement training techniques, we will first demonstrate the new behaviours with your dog, teach you how to do them, and then coach you as your work with your dog.

 

We will also cover key concepts that will be critical to your success. Then you will have easy, effective training exercises to work on between sessions. At subsequent sessions, we review your progress and trouble spots, teach you additional skills, and give you a new set of homework.

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