How are Our Private Dog Training Sessions Different From Other Dog Training Classes?
Unlike dog obedience classes that train dogs to perform specific actions, our private dog training classes aim to change a dog's reaction to specific situations, to people, things, or to other animals. Our training sessions provide a systematic method of changing behaviour and attitude. Each dog is unique and we create specialized training sessions that will fit your dog's temperament, personality, and behaviour needs.
When searching for a dog trainer, there are several important factors to consider. Here are some key things to look for:
Experience and Credentials: Look for a dog trainer with substantial experience in the field. They should have a good track record of working with various breeds and addressing different behavior issues.
Positive Reinforcement Techniques: It's advisable to choose a trainer who primarily uses positive reinforcement methods. Positive reinforcement involves rewarding desired behaviors and ignoring or redirecting unwanted behaviors, rather than relying on punishment or aversive techniques. This approach is generally considered more humane and effective for training dogs.
Clear Training Philosophy: Make sure the trainer's philosophy aligns with your own. Discuss their approaches to training, such as their methods, principles, and goals. A good trainer should be able to explain their methodology clearly and be open to discussing different training options based on your dog's individual needs.
Good Communication and Teaching Skills: Effective communication is crucial between dog trainer and their clients (you). The trainer should be able to clearly explain training concepts, demonstrate techniques, and provide guidance on how to reinforce training at home. They should also be patient, understanding, and capable of adapting their teaching style to meet your needs.
Customization and Individualization: Dogs have unique personalities and learning styles, so it's important to find a trainer who can tailor their approach to suit your dog's specific needs. Look for a trainer who can create a training plan that is customized and adaptable, taking into account your dog's temperament, breed traits, and any specific behavioral issues.
Positive Reviews and Recommendations: Check for testimonials, reviews, or recommendations from previous clients. Online platforms, social media, and local community groups can provide insights into a trainer's reputation and success. Personal recommendations from trusted friends, family, or veterinarians can also be valuable in finding a reputable trainer.
Ongoing Support and Follow-up: Training doesn't stop after the sessions with the trainer are over. A good trainer should provide ongoing support and guidance, either through follow-up sessions, group classes, or access to additional resources. They should be available to answer questions or provide assistance even after the training program is completed.
Remember, finding the right dog trainer is crucial for your dog's well-being and the success of their training. Take your time to research, ask questions, and consider multiple options before making a decision. We're happy to help answer any questions you have about our training methods and our training packages.
Our Private Dog Trainers
Private Dog Training with Monica
Whether you've had your beloved dog for years or brought them home recently, Monica can show you exactly how to solve any behavioral issues or get your new puppy or dog to be well-behaved in all situations.
Monica has her Dog Behaviour and Training Methodology (DBTM), has completed an Intensive Dog Walking Certification program and is certified in Pet First Aid and CPR.
Monica has worked at dog rescues in Italy, Thailand, and India. "Working with dogs is my purpose and my passion. There is no better feeling than helping a scared dog feel safe. I feel very fortunate that people trust me with their dogs and take that trust very seriously. Helping people form a better understanding of their dog's behaviour allows them to form a stronger bond, and it's gratifying to be a part of that experience."
Private Dog Training with Karrie
Karrie comes to us as a graduate of the Dog Behaviour Training and Methodology (DBTM) program through the Edmonton Humane Society; she has completed her Intensive Dog Walking Certification Program and is certified in pet First Aid and CPR. We’re excited to have her on our team as a lover of dogs with her own special guy Fantuan!
Karrie says, “I am very excited to join the team. Meeting and walking all the amazing dogs. My 3-year-old Pomsky is what got me into the dog world, and my love for dogs just expanded from there! While taking my DBTM course, working with shelter dogs and seeing how much they improve through the training sessions made me so happy and proud of what we can do to change a dog's life.”
New clients requesting service should follow these steps:
Click here to open the "New Client Information Form
Complete the form, review and submit it
We will contact you to schedule an Initial Free Consultation with you and your dog in your home.
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