Private training sessions are held in your home with you and your family present. They are an ideal choice if your dog is experiencing problems with aggression, fear, anxiety, or problems that are only occurring in the home. You may also prefer this option if you’d like to work on obedience but are unable to commit to a class schedule, or if you simply prefer to learn in a quiet, familiar environment. Whatever the issue, the trainer will work with you to address your concerns and will continue to support you after the consultation.
- Basic obedience
- Body handling
What to Expect
Each session will be held in your home or in another predetermined location. Initial consultations are two hours long and will include information and coaching from a trainer, as well as hands-on work with the trainer. You will also have the opportunity to provide your trainer with video to review in between sessions so they can make sure you’re on the right track! Completing assigned homework and continued practice will be essential to success.
All follow-up consultations are one hour long and generally involve more hands-on work than the first session. Your trainer will make changes to the training plans if needed and will make sure that you have the knowledge and skills you need to continue moving forward with your pet. A minimum of two consultations must be booked so that the trainer has the opportunity to assess progress and make changes to the training plan.
Choosing a Training Package
The amount of sessions you need will vary depending on the issues you’d like to work on and the level of support you prefer. If your dog needs work on multiple issues, or you want to work with multiple dogs in your household, you may need a larger training package (if you’re unsure, please get in touch with us before registering to let us know what training your dogs need). Fear and aggression problems require a minimum of four sessions.
Regardless of the training package you choose, at-home work and continued practice throughout your dog’s life will be essential to success.
*The details below regarding the best package for training are general guidelines. Not all possible issues are listed. If unsure, please get in touch.
||1-3 minor obedience issues (house training, chewing, mouthing, puppy socializing, jumping, door manners, etc.)
||3-4 minor issues, or 1-2 more complex issues (leash walking, recall, persistent jumping, door dashing)
||Several minor obedience issues, or 2-3 more persistent issues
Mild to moderate reactivity, fear, or aggression toward people or dogs (no or mild bite history)
||Moderate to intense obedience issues (persistent jumping, door manners, recall, leash pulling, etc.)
Moderate to severe reactivity, fear, or aggression toward people or dogs (no to moderate bite history)
||More intense obedience issues (persistent jumping, door manners, recall, leash pulling, etc.)
Moderate to severe reactivity, fear, or aggression toward people or dogs (no to severe bite history)
Any additional sessions you wish to book after your training package is finished will be charged at $80 per session. The Class Booster session is available only to current or former group class students and can be purchased along with a group class or after the class is completed.
Packages must be paid in full before booking. Please note that the full package must be used within 6 months of the date of purchase.
If you live more than 30KM from Edmonton’s centre, additional mileage fees may apply (Stony Plain and Leduc are exempt from mileage fees). These will be calculated and charged after registration.
Please make sure that you review our Private Training Policies in full. This document contains important legal and safety information.
Registration and Booking
Once your order has been completed, we will be in touch with you by email to schedule your training sessions. While our scheduling is quite flexible, all bookings are made on a first come, first served basis. You can either pick all of your dates when you book the initial consultation, or you can wait until after the initial consultation to select your remaining dates. Please note that the full package must be used within 6 months of the date of purchase.
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