Frequently Asked Questions

What tools do you use?

I believe most tools can be useful when used in the correct manner. For example, I may use flat collars, martingale collars, slip leads, prong collars, or e-collars. During training, I ensure that clients are comfortable with any tool I think would be beneficial before proceeding.

How do I know if this training is right for my dog?

This is why I believe a consultation is integral before starting any program. A consultation allows you to ask any questions that you may have and helps to ensure that I am a good fit for you and your furry friend. It also gives us the opportunity to go over expectations and training programs together.

I offer a balanced approach to dog training. This means that I use both positive and negative reinforcement. Although I tend to prefer positive reinforcement, I do believe that there are situations where negative reinforcement can be a beneficial tactic to help correct unwanted behaviors.

What is our training style?

Does my dog need vaccines?

Yes, we require your dog (and any other dogs in the home) to be fully vaccinated to begin training. We will ask for you to send us proof of vaccination from your veterinarian office.

For puppies this means having 3 sets of vaccines. This starts between 6-8 weeks of age. According to a veterinarian recommended scheduled, they should be fully vaccinated at around 14-16 weeks old.

How long are the sessions?

Each training session varies depending on the dog, but they are often approximately 1 hour in length. However, if a session is shorter than an hour, we always make up this time at a later session.

The consultation takes anywhere from 20-40 minutes depending on what questions you have for me. The consultation does not involve any training and is done prior to the training package.

Where do lessons take place?

Lessons take place in your own home.

Some lessons may be done outside of the home such as a park. This is to add in distractions and will be included in some packages.