Balancing the results you want,

with the approach your dog needs.

Behaviour Consultations

Initial Session $175

If you are struggling with a training challenge or your dog is suffering from fear, anxiety, or stress needing a more complex intervention, a consultation is where to start.

This is the right choice if you are in need of any behaviour modification for;

  • Fear Based Behaviours
  • Anxiety, General
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Confinement Anxiety
  • Leash Reactivity
  • Barrier Frustration
  • Inter household Dog-dog aggression
  • Predatory Behaviour; Predation
  • Resource Guarding
  • etc

As each of these problems can be so varied in severity, we do not recommend a set number of consultations up front. The assessment includes a 75-90 minute one-on-one private consultation in your home (or over Zoom to meet COVID restrictions). At the conclusion of this consult we will go over a training plan and recommendations will be made for follow up sessions needed to see success.

We may not be able to cover multiple challenges in one session, if you have several items to address we will start with the most urgent and will provide general tips as needed. To see progress it is important to focus on just a few key concepts and homework exercises at once.

Please keep in mind the greatest success will be seen with ongoing coaching. This is a lot like hiring a personal trainer, you may have all the info but the professional guidance that comes with regular check ins can ensure you meet your goals.

Referrals may also be made to other professionals such as, a veterinarian or Veterinarian Specializing in behaviour, if deemed necessary or helpful for your situation. Behaviour is always information and can be the first sign of many medical conditions.

*Follow up sessions can be scheduled at $125/hour.

Training Packages

Pro-Active Puppy $425

So, you got a new puppy, or are looking to pick one, congratulations! Now what?

The Pro-Active Puppy package is for you. Including a quickly scheduled 30 minute phone or zoom consult to get you the crucial information upfront, supplementary materials (including a copy of Lili Chin’s Doggie Language book), and 3 one-hour private training sessions. We will cover all of the essentials, customized to your puppy’s strengths and challenges. We also offer email/text support through out the program to clarify or assist with anything covered.

Don’t wait until you have an adult dog to ‘fix’ problems, spend the time now to learn how to understand your puppy, meet their unique needs, train behaviours you would like to see and prevent future stress.

  • Appropriate socialization
  • Body language
  • Species specific needs; enrichment, safety
  • Cooperation, Consent & Choice
  • House training
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Biting /nipping/chewing and other nuisance behaviours
  • Focus, recall
  • Fear free vet care, handling, grooming
  • How to train anything; hand target, sit, place

*optional addition of remedial socialization daycare to round out their skills and learn one-one with a trainer and helper dogs.

Rescue Ready $450

Not all new additions are puppies, if you chose to rescue an adult dog (over 6 months) congratulations!

We have tweaked our Pro-Active Puppy plan to fit a dog who already has a behaviour history that you know nothing about.  They are past their chewing stage, but they may dig up your back yard. Potty trained but maybe they are already used to counter surfing!? We will tailor what is covered to the challenges you may face.

We encourage you to reach out to us about this program before you adopt so we can discuss important management while welcoming an adult dog into your household during our phone consultation.

Training Hourly Rate $125

If you are not sure you want to commit to a package and are looking for help with some basic training just to fill in the gaps of your current success you can book a minimum 1 hour session at our hourly rate. Please keep in mind we do not prioritize ‘training’ over behaviour, we will first look at your dogs environment to assess any missing pieces that will be crucial to success.

This can include a variety of topics;

  • Trouble Shooting
  • Foundation Cues
  • Enrichment Ideas
  • Trick Training
  • Canine Life Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Dog Play Skills
  • Canine Communication
  • Cooperative Care
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Crate Training
  • Proactive Fear Free visits
  • Recall
  • Jumping Up
  • Counter Surfing
  • Chewing
  • Barking
  • Errorless learning
  • Etc

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