Whether your dog doesn't play well with others, your schedule doesn't allow room for classes, or there's a specific behaviour problem you'd like help with, private lessons might be for you.
There are various options for private sessions, depending on your needs and budget. You can do an hourly rate, or a discounted package deal. I can also come right to your home!
I will be on maternity leave until January 2022, and as much as I would love to, I won’t be able to help you with your doggy issues until then. However, if you would like help sooner than later, there are other trainers in the area that can be of service, depending on what you’re looking for. See directly below for more information.
Lisa Petterson provides private sessions for puppy skills and behaviour problems, as well as private sessions and group classes for agility. She may also hold a few puppy classes in my place while I am away on leave. She is located in Salmon Arm. This is her website:https://salmonarmdogtraining.weebly.com
Karen Brearley at Longhaul Kennels provides all of the above, plus herding lessons and classes for those wishing to show their dogs/enter in competitions. She is located in Armstrong. This is her website:http://www.longhaulkennels.com
Cindy Reid focuses on reactivity and aggression issues of all kinds, so if that’s what you need help with, she is the best choice. Here is her website: https://www.cindyjreid.com
Are you stuck? You'd like help with your dog, but you're not sure what exactly the problem is. Or you do know what the problem is, but you're not sure what kind of training your dog needs. (Classes/privates/boarding/etc) If you're feeling lost, I'm happy to come evaluate the problem, and we can figure out the next steps together.
Duration: One 45 min session
PRIVATES BY THE HOUR:
If your dog only has one or two simple problems, and you feel you only need to be pointed in the right direction, you can choose to do privates by the hour. We'll start off with a quick evaulation, and then we'll dive right into the training, where I'll show you how to help your dog. We do as many or as few 1 hour sessions as you'd like, or that the situation calls for.
Duration: One 1 - 1.5 hour session
GOOD MANNERS 1 PACKAGE:
If you'd like to teach your dogs all the basic commands that we learn in Good Manners 1, but your dog doesn't play well with others, or your schedule doesn't fit with set class times, this package is perfect for you. We can work around your schedule while teaching your dog all his basic manners, like sit, down, come, stay, leave it, focus, loose leash, stand, etc.
Duration: Four 1 hour sessions
GOOD MANNERS 2 PACKAGE:
Your dog already knows all his basics, and you'd like to take his training even further, but you can't attend the group classes. In this package, we'll go over everything we do in the Good Manners 2 class while working around your own schedule. We'll use the Canine Good Neighbour Test as our guidelines for training the perfect dog.
Duration: Five 1 hour sessions
GOOD MANNERS 1 & 2 PACKAGE:
With this package, you get everything from the Good Manners 1 and the Good Manners 2 packages in one.
Duration: Nine 1 hour sessions
BEHAVIOUR PROBLEM PACKAGE
Your dog has a few behaviour issues. He jumps up, he barks, he pulls on the leash, he pees in the house, he herds, and/or he doesn't listen to you, etc. In this package, we focus on fixing the specific problems. Depending how many issues you'd like help with, and the specific problem(s) at hand (some are more difficult to fix than others) there are three choices for this package. Each package starts with an evaluation so we can see what we are dealing with and create a game plan.
Three 1 hour sessions
Four 1 hour sessions
Five 1 hour sessions
3 = $225
PUPPY STARTER PACKAGE
You're getting a puppy or you just got one, and you'd like some help! With this package, I'll help you overcome common puppy problems like potty training, jumping up, nipping, chewing, etc, and I'll show you how to puppy proof your home. We'll go over all the basic obedience commands, and we'll take the pup out on the town for a socialization day. One free private session for any issues that may come up in the future is also included
Duration: Five 1 hour sessions, plus a bonus lesson to be used later on
You have a new pup who needs socialization, or you have an adult dog who is a little nervous around other dogs/people/new places. With this package, we will work together to help your dog learn that the world is a wonderful place.
Duration: Three 1 hour sessions
TOTAL DOGGY PACKAGE
You want to give your pup the world, and with this package, you can! I'll always be there to help you live your best lives together. This package includes 1 puppy problem session, 2 socialization sessions, the entire Good Manners 1 package, the entire Good Manners 2 package, and three private sessions you can use later on if any problem behaviours come up.
Duration: Fifteen 1 hour sessions
If you like the sounds of this package, but you'd rather have your pup attend classes instead of private sessions for Good Manners 1 & 2, the cost is $800
Please contact me to make an appointment.