This is what I specialize in! Family homes that are having problems, where I can come in and help make the family balanced and relaxed again. Whether it’s small problems, like pulling on a leash and jumping on people, to being totally out of control and uncontrollable, to major fears and phobias like dog to dog aggression; or if you have a pretty good dog already and just want to learn more and understand your dog better and have advanced learning and training skills where you can teach your dog on your own-to do almost anything!
All of my training, consulting, and rehabilitation are done in the same type of program. I do this because some problems are often misdiagnosed. Some issues are related to other issues, where the root of the problem is not addressed; therefore not fixing the issue and having it re-occur. There can be so many different variations of why the dog is having problems. Instead, you don’t have to keep going back, paying for additional training and wasting more time (which some unscrupulous trainers love $$$).
This is also why I don’t do puppy or obedience classes. Don’t get me wrong, these are good classes, especially for puppy socialization, as long as you have lots of certified trainers there to help, and it’s a proper run class.
Here is the problem I have with classes… We all have seen people take these classes and their dog still doesn’t listen, obey and has behaviour problems. Also, you are tied down on a contract for 6 weeks to attend, while life gets busy and you end up missing some classes. With classes, you are not properly coached or helped in troubleshooting because the trainer is helping someone else.
Example: 1 trainer and 8 people in a 60 minute class = 60 minutes divided by 8 people = 7.5 minutes a person per class, multiplied by 5 classes (as 1 class is usually done without your dog) = 37.5 minutes each person total. Even if you add another certified trainer (double the minutes), it’s still only 75 minutes.
Common classes cover basic obedience and training but do not focus directly on behaviour problems. People can end up trying to take the same type of class again later (maybe with a different company), resulting in another loss of time and money because they were not properly coached, trained, or explained things in the first place. Again, this is why we do it the Canine United way!
With Canine United I work to address all the problems, behaviour problems, and training and training problems that you are having, and teach commands and obedience, how dogs learn, behaviour, psychology, body signals and how and what the dog is trying to communicate and tell you. This gives you the ability to be the best pet owner and now have a life experience that you can use if you get another dog! Plus you won’t have to pay and go to training again, and can help your friends and dogs to make the world better for dogs and owners.
Here's how the program works...
This is a specialized exclusive service done in the comfort of your home on your time. To properly train, diagnose and assess a dog, we need to see the dog in its neutral home environment to see what the dog is doing and why, what is in the home environment, and other people in the house etc. It is also faster and easier for a dog to learn in their home environment, rather than a class or park with distractions and other stimuli, which saves you time, money, and frustration.
Canine United Training Program
As with all of my services, sessions are in the comfort of your own home, on your terms, and I will never leave you unsure or not understanding what we worked on during training. After our training session(s), if you encounter obstacles with what we trained on, you can always call, email, or Skype with me personally; I am there for you continuously, with no extra charge-as that’s the Canine United way!
Having a good certified dog trainer is like having a good mechanic, it’s a relationship for life that you can depend on, and use, as I always want your business later if you need it or just want to upgrade your dog relationship and skills.
All services come with paperwork, hand-outs, brochures etc that you get to keep. This is a life experience that you can benefit from for the rest of your life with your dog(s) now, and dogs in the future.
We always promote you to help others and their canines with what you learn, making the world a better place for all dogs because now you are a part of Canine United!
$170.00/Typically 1.5 hours
$120.00/Typically 1 hour
$100.00/Typically 1.5 hours
All taxes included! / No hidden fees!
Travel expenses included (within the Lower Mainland).
Payment options: Interac/Debit, Visa, Master Card, Discover Card, American Express & E-transfer.
*(of note: there is never a need to tidy, clean, or move anything in your house before our training sessions; it is actually best in the most natural environment your dog lives with every day).