Personal coaching works well for busy owners who appreciate the convenience, flexibility of schedules, individualised and guided instruction and the ability to work at your own pace. Priorisiting the issues that you feel are the most important and set about developing solutions where they happen - in your home and your neighbourhood.
Why Private Lessons?
* Advantages of One on One Training
* Stay at home and wait for the trainer - no driving required
* Have lessons at your convenience- 60-90 minutes is usual for appointments.
* Easier to train your dog without the distraction of other dogs nearby
* Less stressful for your dog
* Lessons are customised to your specific needs, lifestyle and dog's personality.
* Proceed at your own pace.
* The entire family can be involved in the training, not just one person.
Private training highly individualised and is "custom fit" to exactly what you want help with and what you would like your dog to learn. It is important that all family members, or flat mates are involved with the training, whether it be house training, jumping on people, barking, stealing and destroying socks, digging, or nail-trimming. We coach and show you how to help your dog help himself. We help you along the way, and follow up between sessions as needed.
Our training methods are very dog friendly, child friendly and family friendly.
No more struggling to get your dog's cooperation. The clarity and simplicity of the solutions will make your dog earn the title "man's best friend" and " a kid's best mate". He will love the attention, and you'll both love the results.
Packages: Allow for 1 to 2 hours for the initial visit
Aggression issues will probably need this package. It takes time for your dog to readjust and learning that other dogs can be ''okay''.
* Extra fee for use of any building rental fees, if applicable. If you live out of town, add an extra $20.00 for petrol/time for each visit (or 0.36 cents per kilometre depending how far you live)
About our Private Consults
Who must attend the session?Make sure everyone involved in the problem and correction procedures can attend.
What happens at sessions/lessons for private consults?First we'll sit and talk. We'll ask you what the behavioural problem is, find out where it happens, find out what you've done to rectify the problem, and talk about possible solutions.
How many appointments will be required ?This depends on the problem that you are seeking help with. If it is the short and sharp session and your problems are solved, that's great. Phone or email support is always available. We'll give you a call or an email and ask how it's going. Alternatively, you can ring us with updates.
If you want to follow a programme plan, then more visits are required. Three or more is possible. We'll give you a programme plan for you to do with your dog, then we'll come and see how it's going. If it's around aggression, it may be that we have a daily or 3 times a week visit... We can negotiate the price if that's your worry.. We would rather see you have fun with your dog rather than feeling that your dog's a problem.
Will any special equipment be required? If so, what?None. Although we like voice command and feel that this is the ultimate trained dog, collars and leads are usually required while training. Have treats, and toys ready. Remember, don't feed your dog before we come for a visit. And if your dog is aggressive, please put a muzzle on your dog.
If the problem persists after the program is completed, what happens?Give us a ring. We'll visit if we need to. Sometimes just talking over some of the options may just be want is needed.
What is the dog problem you get asked about most?Toileting in the house is a major headache for some people, barking, pulling on a lead, not coming when called, afraid of staying home alone, chasing other animals. Aggression towards other dogs while walking is also common.
Some people attend obedience class but when they leave the comforts of the class, they can not get their dog to do the commands with other distractions. Other times, some classes don't help with their dog behavioural problems and sometimes are asked to leave!
How do I teach my dog right from wrong?From a dogs perspective, there is no such thing as bad behaviour. It is our perception and our level of acceptance that usually makes us judge-- chewing the furniture when you are not at home actually calms the dog... he's stressed of losing you. Digging is not really bad except for the location!
Dogs are not intentionally badly behaved creatures.
Every time your dog does something right, you reward him and make positive associations. When he does something unacceptable you teach consequence of action... usually ignoring is the best way. Some times a sharp "Ha!" does the trick.
If dogs believe they are leader, they are responsible for their pack, but living in a world they do not understand is, not surprisingly, very stressful for them, that stress can manifest itself in many different ways depending on the personality of the dog. By showing the dog leadership, he will no longer need to look after you.
I heard that you use TTouch, what is this?
TTouch is a method of de-stressing your dog. This is included in our sessions with you if time permits. Ask us if we don't initialise the conversation. Does it work? Read more here
Please note we are not practioners at this time, however we have attended a workshop and can impart the knowledge that we have received. If you want to know more, we can suggest some books to read and we have a DVD that you can have a look at.