Private Training Sessions
Working on YOUR specific issues, within YOUR timeframe
We offer a variety of private dog training options to suit your needs and lifestyle. Private lessons are most often done in our facility, but can be done in your home or a public space of your choosing depending on your training issues. Please note that there is an added fee if you wish to have us come to you.
We are very comfortable dealing with reactivity, fear and/or aggression, and are well known for our results working with these cases. We aim to provide effective solutions that prepare you and your dog for the real world. Private lessons for reactivity or aggression are dealt with in the "Work it Out" or "I Need Help" packages. Please take a look through our videos and testimonial page for references.
This package is for puppies 6 months and younger with no behavioural issues. We get you started on the right foot with your new puppy and teach you the most important things you need to know, when you need to know it! Our proven system of puppy training will help you build confidence in your pup, start your impulse control work, and launch you towards having a happy, well trained canine companion.
Time commitment - Three 1 hour private sessions
Cost - $215
Just A Touch Up
This package is for dogs 6 months and older, and can help you learn the basics or solve smaller issues. Typical training requests involve basic manners and obedience, life skills, impulse control issues, leash walking issues, or recall problems. Barking, jumping, or leash pulling without reactivity issues are also common issues we can deal with here.
Time commitment - 1.5 hour initial session, 2 1 hour private sessions
Cost - $325+gst
Work it Out
This package is for dogs that have more significant issues, higher level training goals, or homes with multiple dogs with minor issues. Typical training requests involve mild reactivity, fear or confidence problems, anxiety issues, more serious leash walking concerns, or complex obedience requests. This package gives us enough time to determine what's happening and why, work through the issues, and get you back to being able to live your life with your dog by your side.
Time commitment - 1.5 hour initial session, 4 1 hour private sessions
I Need Help
You have a significant issue that requires help. You need someone to take you seriously and create a legitimate solution. Typical training requests involve unsafe levels of leash and dog reactivity, dog aggression, multi-dog households with infighting, human reactivity/aggression, significant resource guarding, and fear issues at a level that they interfere with daily life. We need to take apart old behaviours completely, create management structures, learn new skills, and test the solutions we create to ensure your problem is actually solved to your satisfaction and safety level.
Time commitment - 1.5 hour initial session, 6 1 hour private sessions
Cost - $750+gst
Private Training Video Gallery
Leash Reactivity - Handling Sensitivity
Wesley - Cane Corso
Wesley's mum is one of the most dedicated owners I've ever had. She knew she had bought a large, strong dog and had immediately enrolled her puppy in training. She'd attended two group classes before even contacting me! By 5.5 months though, Wesley was over 90 lbs and had significant leash reactivity to both people and dogs. His mum had been walking him early in the morning to try and avoid triggers, but with the ice and snow on the sidewalks she had recently stopped being able to do that as well. Between December and March, she put in the WORK, and Wesley was ready to start pack walk by April. By the time June hit, he was a pro!
Severe fear issues - Reactivity to dogs/people/objects
Smoky - Coonhound
Smoky displayed fearful behaviour to the degree it was affecting the quality of his life, as well as significant reactivity to dogs and people. His owner believed he was a bite risk and was not able to walk him on roads or anywhere they may run into dogs or people. Smoky was previously assessed by a trainer that recommended he be started on an intensive medication regimen before they were willing to work with him. Smoky attended 5 private training sessions during which we built his confidence in himself and his owner, and taught him how to face things he feared or look for leadership, not flee or bite. After 5 sessions Smoky attended his first pack walk, and will be regularly attending to build confidence and help provide him with an opportunity to work around neutral dogs that will give him a framework for interacting with the world around him while on a walk. Smoky has also become less fearful in the house and in the face of changes to his overall environment. He has a long way to go, but is happily making progress with the dedication and consistency of his owner.
Reggie - Sharpei X
Reggie had some pretty significant reactions to animals on TV, his owner had avoided watching anything with animals in it for years. With some engagement and impulse control skills, plus some added structure and boundaries, worrying about expensive property damage and noise complaints is no longer a daily struggle.