Our Training Process
Understand Challenges & Your Goals
First, we learn about the challenges you are facing and your big goal for our training. Some owners have a dream of simply walking down the street, others aspire to do an off-leash hike with their dog. No matter the objective, we can tailor the session to achieve those goals.
Decide on Location
Once we’ve learned more about your objectives, we determine the best place to hold the training session. Depending on the behavior challenges and your goals, we may meet at your home, at a local park, the dog park – the aim is to work in the environment where the challenges can be observed live.
At your one-on-one session, we’ll seek out those situations that pose the biggest challenge. This could be walking by “that one house” in your neighborhood with the dogs or perhaps it is greeting house guests. After observing the behavior in real time, we can quickly get to work!
Get to Work
We suggest an action plan that includes a variety of tools, techniques and methods that will best help reduce the misbehavior and get you closer to achieving your goals. You’re in the driver seat, so we make sure you are comfortable and feel confident employing any tools and methods we recommend.
Teach You the Skills
After we establish a tool set and action plan, we build a new foundation and turn the leash over to you. Our training focuses on giving you the skills you need to ensure you can keep up the success once the trainer has gone home.
Here are a few of the common behaviors we work on during our 1-on-1 sessions. The severity of the behavior will dictate the number of sessions required, but most clients work with us for 2-3 sessions.
- Pulling While On Leash
- Learning Sit, Down, Stay & Here
- Holding Commands
- Rude Greeting Manners
- Aggression Issues (human and dog)
- eCollar Training/Remote Collar Training
- Highly Distracted Behavior
- Separation Anxiety