Private Lessons

Private lessons have the advantage of giving you and your dog more one on one instruction time. In addition to this, private lessons are sometimes preferred for the very difficult dog, or simply solving a minor problem or two.

HOUSE TRAINING

Sometimes it's tough to get a dog house trained reliably, and dog's are frequently given up because of this.  I can help. With a one on one consultation I will give you the right "tools" needed to reliably get your dog house trained (potty trained) in no time! The session takes approximately 1 -1.5hrs  and includes written handouts as well as phone or email help after our meeting.

Cost = $85.00 HST Included

BASIC OBEDIENCE - PRIVATE

A full 5 weeks of obedience lessons for dogs over 18 weeks old. 

This course helps you get your dog under control and makes them a more enjoyable family pet. It is all about teaching your dog COMPLIANCE, both in your home and out in public around distractions. Even if your dog knows basic things like Sit or Down, this is the course for you to fix any issues you may be having with your dog.  It will also help you build a stronger bond with your dog. 

You know that well behaved dog you see out in public that you wish was your dog? This course is what you need to achieve that. 


This includes written handouts and unlimited support via email or phone throughout the training session. Private lessons are ideal for difficult dogs, people that can not make it to evening classes, or people with difficult schedules as private lesson times can be flexible.  Cases of aggression should usually be handled through private lessons. 

Cost = $510.00 for 6 Lessons. HST Included



PUPPY ESSENTIALS - PRIVATE

This is a 4 week course covering everything you need to know to raise a puppy the right way. This course will benefit all puppies, regardless of how much home training they have had. There is a right way and a wrong way to socialize your dog! This course covers: 
  • Getting started with obedience - Leave it, Sit, Down, Stand, Come, begin to walk on leash
  • Handling and grooming
  • Biting
  • Jumping up
  • Proper socialization - both with dogs and people. Learn how to create a dog that is good with other dogs but isn't wild and crazy
  • Food manners
  • House training
  • Crate training
  • Establishing the right relationship with your pup from the start
  • How to avoid resource guarding before it happens
  • Raising a well rounded, socially acceptable puppy
  • Includes printed lessons, unlimited phone and email help for the duration of the course
Cost = $340.00 for 4 Lessons. HST Included


  PREPARING FOR PUPPY

Bringing home a puppy is a big step in your life, and one that should not be taken lightly. This is a very exciting time, but you want to be sure to do it right. I can help give you a head start to make things as easy as possible for you. This can be done either before getting a puppy, after, or both.


Some of the things we will cover:
  • House training (potty training)
  • Chewing
  • Feeding
  • Building good habits now, avoiding problems ahead of time
  • Crate Training
  • Biting
  • Socialization
Cost = $85.00 HST Included

BREED SELECTION                                                                                                                                                 

Not all dogs are the same, and it's very important to pick the right dog for your family's lifestyle. Often people will pick a breed simply because they like the cute dog they've just seen on T.V. They go out and get a puppy without researching the breed and later realize that the cute Border Collie pup is really not working out so well with their relatively calm lifestyle, or the Yorkshire Terrier may not have been the best choice for their active hiking and camping lifestyle.


I can meet with you to discuss the pros and cons of different breeds before you get your puppy. I can also help advise you on how to find a good breeder, and what you should be expecting from the breeder.
Cost = $65.00 HST Included