I use positive, reward-based training. Dogs love to be rewarded for good behavior, so they respond happily. And because dogs respond so well, it’s easy for people to train their dogs. It’s a win-win for everyone!
The short answer is it depends. Each person is unique, and that’s true of dogs too, so there’s no one answer that fits all situations. Some people find just a few lessons are enough, others need help for longer.
Yes! I offer several different training packages at a reduced rate, and I’m happy to make up a special package to fit your needs.
The first meeting is an evaluation of your situation; I first watch what’s happening between your dog, your children and the rest of the family, explain to you what I’m seeing and what changes would be helpful, and then start you off with a plan for training.
The first meeting usually lasts 1½ to 2 hours. Lessons after the initial evaluation usually last about 1 hour.
Very important! Safe supervision is key to keeping your home safe and calm and avoiding problems. At the first meeting, we talk about the specifics of supervision, so you have a clear plan for managing your dog around your children.
Training is teaching the dog to respond to a signal or command. Management involves monitoring your dog so unwanted behaviors don’t happen in the first place.
Management is an ongoing and important part of keeping your home calm and safe. I will show you easy ways to manage the relationship between your dog and your children so that everyone is more relaxed and comfortable.
No, at this time I do only private, in-home training. However, in the future I may offer classes, so check back from time to time.
Email or call me at any time that’s convenient for you. 510-869-3799 is a message/voice mail number, so you can call whenever you want. I check my phone and email messages frequently throughout the day and will return your message promptly, usually within a few hours on the same day.
The Canine-Kid Connection provides dog training in: Berkeley, El Cerrito, Albany, Kensington, Richmond, Pinole, El Sobrante, Hercules, Rodeo.
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