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MANNERS TRAINING

For dogs of all ages

We provide in-home, private dog training programs tailored for you and your dog. Every dog and their family is unique, and we believe training should be too!

 

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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Initial Consultation

 

We begin every Manners Training program with a one-on-one virtual consultation. 

The Initial Consultation allows us to thoroughly go over your dog's history, behaviour and lifestyle, discuss the challenges you are having, explore what behaviors you'd like to see and what you would like to achieve, and answer any questions you have. You will learn the critical first step to successful dog training, and we will provide you with management strategies to reduce the frequency that your dog's undesirable behaviours recur to give you some immediate relief.

 

The consultation includes education around the positive reinforcement training methods and techniques we will use in the training sessions, and I will explain what I feel drives these behaviours to occur and continue.

Lastly, we will prioritize and set training goals together. I will explain the training package options and will then share recommendations for personalized training packages that meet your needs and will give you the best chance possible of reaching your training goals. Your family and dog are unique and you deserve an approach personalized to your specific needs.

 

Initial consultations are 60 minutes and are conducted through Zoom.

Initial Consult Fee: $100 (+gst)

Please note: All clients must complete an initial consultation prior to booking any packages. Our Manners Training packages are custom-tailored for you, your dog, and your situation. Packages 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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Manners Training Packages

Manners Training packages are flexible and individually designed to help you achieve your goals while meeting your dog's unique behavioral needs.

Get Help With:

Some of the training and behavior challenges that we can help you with:

  • Basic manners training (sit, lie down, stay, watch me, go to mat, etc.)

  • Focus and attention

  • Pulling on leash 

  • Not coming when called

  • New puppy or rescue adoption

  • Housetraining

  • Nipping and mouthing

  • Destructive behaviour (chewing on furniture, digging, etc.)

  • Jumping up (on surfaces or people)

  • Barking - at you for attention/toys, out the window, at neighbors

  • Leash reactivity (fixating, lunging, whining, barking at other dogs while on leash) - see "Reactivity and Fear" page

  • Fear of strangers or other dogs - see "Reactivity and Fear" page

All Packages Include:

  • Private one-hour coaching sessions where our Certified Dog Trainer works one-on-one with you to teach you how to train your dog.

  • A customized training plan tailored specifically to your dog, lifestyle, and training goals.

  • Homework and hand-outs to keep you on track with training.

  • Behavioral wellness plan - As part of every package, we help you create and implement a plan to support your dog’s behavioral health. When we meet our dogs’ behavioral needs as a species, a breed, and an individual, we set the stage for them to be happier, more fulfilled, and more responsive companions.

  • Text and email support for all topics covered during our training time together for the duration of the package.

 

Training Packages:

  • The recommended number of sessions in your custom training package will be determined after your initial consultation based on the behaviors you'd like to work on and your goals. Training packages typically range between three and seven sessions and may include a combination of in-person and virtual sessions of either 45 or 60 minutes.

  • 60-minute in-person training session: $125 (+gst)

  • 60-minute virtual training session: $100 (+gst)

    • Please contact us and let us know the behaviours that you'd like to work on for an estimate of the recommended number of training sessions. We are unable to provide an exact package recommendation until after your initial consultation. 

Please note: All clients must complete an initial consultation prior to booking any packages. Our Manners Training Packages are custom-tailored for you, your dog, and your situation. Packages 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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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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