Training & Coaching
The most important service I can provide is educating the owner on how they can use dog psychology to have a better relationship with their dog. You as the owner must be involved in your dog’s training in order to be successful long term. What would be the point of your dog behaving perfectly with me and not with you?
Here are some common problems I’m often called to help with…
- Pulling on walks
- Leash reactivity
- Bolting Out The Door
What I do is in home coaching. I believe that leadership begins inside the home in the dog’s environment. If you can lead your dog inside the home without distractions, then you can transfer that leadership outside, where you will be competing with Mother Nature.
The most rewarding part of my job as a dog training coach is seeing the growth in the human. With the right communication, and patience from the human, it’s fairly easy to change a dog’s behavior. However I believe in order for us to change our dog’s behavior, we must first be willing to make changes within ourselves. This is why I refer to myself as more of a “coach” than a traditional “dog trainer”.
I’m always impressed when someone contacts me interested in training their puppy. Puppies are never too young for training! In fact Mom starts training from birth, and she does it through calm and confident leadership. She provides that leadership with rules, boundaries and limitations. This is how puppies learn what is acceptable and what is not. When you bring your little one home, they are learning everything about you and their new environment. This is the perfect opportunity to raise a well behaved dog. What I do is teach you how to communicate in a language they understand. This is done through simple techniques, every day practices and fun games. You are building a strong relationship. It is much better to start training early, then to wait until you “need it”. Prevention is better than intervention.
If You’re Interested
In Having Me Work With You Please take a moment to fill out my dog behavior questionnaire. It will help me get a good idea of your training goals and how I may be able to help.
Please allow 1-2 business days for me to respond.
When I receive confirmation that you’d like to set up an Initial session, I will email you an online invoice using the information provided on the questionnaire. The invoice will be for the booking fee, which is also 50% of the total session fee. Payment of this invoice will confirm our session appointment.
Initial sessions typically last 2 hours. I will most likely be asking you to make a lot of changes. In order to influence our dog’s behavior, we must be willing to change our own.
After our initial session, I will send you an email with my recommendations based on you and your dog’s specific needs as well as my session package options.
Session packages do not expire. I recommend at least 1 to 2 weeks in-between sessions, so that each time we work together, I am helping you build on the progress you’ve made while practicing on your own.
Thank you so much for considering me to help you with your dog and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions
Services Available To My Training Clients
One of my favorite activities to do with dogs! This is great for the higher energy dogs and dogs that love and need to RUN! Some dogs require more than just walks. Safe bike runs are an excellent way to release pent up physical energy. For lower energy or out of shape dogs, I go at the dog’s pace. Safety first!
Cesar Millan says the single most important thing you can do for your dog is walk with them. In my opinion, walking is the most underrated and misunderstood activity. Dogs walk to migrate, find food, shelter, water and safety. It’s the most primal and natural activity you can do to build a good relationship. A structured, calm walk with a confident human is what every dog wants. However life gets in the way and it’s not always possible to provide a mentally stimulating walk a few times per day. I offer outing packages to my clients since the dog has already established a relationship with me.
Treadmills are excellent for creating focus and building confidence. They also come in handy when the weather is not ideal and your high energy or anxious dog is stuck inside the home. Treadmill lessons can be done at your home or mine.
Did you know that dogs are born with the instincts to swim, but not all dogs know HOW to swim. Check out my YouTube video above to see what happened when my dog Candace fell in the pool! And how I taught her to be calm in the water. It has over 30K views! Swimming is an excellent activity for several reasons. Exposing them to things that they perceive to be scary builds trust and confidence. The things that were once scary are not so scary anymore. With a confident human that provides patience and leadership, dogs can learn to get over their fears and most importantly, build trust with the human that’s leading them. Not only is swimming a great physical exercise, it’s also a great mental exercise! Any time you make a dog use their brain to problem solve and then make them feel good about what they accomplished, you are helping that dog build confidence. .