Private Dog Training
We offer private dog training for common concerns such as:
anxiety / fears / phobias
over-arousal / frustration
barking / nuisance behaviours
body handling issues
reactivity / aggression toward dogs or people
Some cases must be seen in-school - a controlled setting where we will assess your dog's behaviour, give you some tools and techniques to reduce your dog's unwanted behaviours, change their emotional response, and teach them more appropriate responses. Some cases may be seen in-home depending on a few factors which we will communicate prior to your virtual session.
Starting our Behaviour Modification with a virtual consult allows us to gather history, provide management solutions, and answer your questions. This also gets you onto our calendar within 24-72 hours of the day you register, rather than delaying the learning and behaviour changes until you see us in person. We do not skip this step for reactivity and aggression cases for safety reasons.
We use science-based training; meaning, we use Applied Behaviour Analysis rather than subscribing to common myths such as the dominance theory. We use food, play, and other reinforcers to teach new behaviours and create positive associations. Our instructors are all qualified, Veterinarian-recommended Certified Professional Dog Trainers who use positive reinforcement techniques on both species so that you and your family enjoy the experience as well. We’ve had ten+ years to perfect our technique and we are always updating our education.
We will not pretend to be experts in everything. If something is outside of our scope or we feel that another trusted professional is a better fit, we will not hesitate to put your dogs needs (and yours) above all else, and refer you accordingly.