My Philosophy to Dog Training
All dogs needs balance and structure. I want your dog to be a dog but I also want your dog to be a good dog. We need to understand our dogs in order to build a relationship with them. When it comes to training your dog, whether its obedience, specialized training or behavioural issues, you want to reward the behaviour you want and stop the behaviour you don't want. Discipline does not mean punishment or fear. It is for the benefit and safety of your dog. If you aren't the boss in the relationship, who is? We need to teach our dogs right from wrong. You will teach through rewards and praise and stop unwanted behaviour with tools and effective and humane techniques. It is my experience with dogs that you will never stop a behaviour with positive reinforcement. While some dogs require the use of treats to build a positive relationship and association with something, my training is not based around the use of treats. My courses are designed to get your dog motivated to respond to your voice while becoming off leash reliable. Successful training includes an equal balance between communication and proper techniques. Because when you don't have a hold of your dogs leash, all you have is your voice.
My Goals for You
My goal for you is to become a confident leader and in turn, your dog to become confident and comfortable. Whether you have recently adopted a dog, brought home a new puppy, or your dog is 5 and rebellious - the novice obedience program is for you. I want you to be able to understand your dog, whether its providing a puppy with guidance and direction, or restructuring your dog. Obedience is a life skill and there's 2 commands that could save your dogs life; stay and come. To me, dog training is a lifestyle. You are training something and conditioning your dogs mind for the real thing. The real life.
In a real life setting, you are fighting against your dogs primitive instincts and prey drive mode. Once your dog is conditioned to their training tool and understands the commands you give it, the tool is only there for an emergency. When you take the collar off, it’s like removing training wheels on a bike. Does the behaviour stick? Behaviour is taught through consequences just like falling off a bike. All training tools and equipment have a purpose and are humane when used correctly. A training collar is simply a tool that you use to work with your dog. there are 3 different collars that I use in this course (ecollar is NOT an option unless you've passed Novice). Although I may suggest a training collar that I think might work best for your dog, the final decision is always up to you as the owner. These tools I go into detail and demonstrate during your week 1 information session in my novice obedience class.
Training Collars used: Slip Lead, Martingale, The Good Dog Collar, Pinch Collar
(E collar seminars available ONLY AFTER completion of novice)
Additional tools used: Food & Affection, dog bed, toys
Learn To Walk Before You Run
Available Programs & Prices
LOCATED IN BURLINGTON & NORFOLK COUNTY
12 Week Group Obedience
$220 + hst (248.60)
- Price increase to $240 + hst effective January 1 2021
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This 12 week program is dedicated to family dog obedience. You will gain the confidence to work with your dog in a variety of environments. You will learn Sit, Heel, Down, Come and Stay, completed by a final exam and graduation. You will be training your dog and conditioning their mind for real life reliability. What makes this class different from other obedience classes is that Jenn will introduce controlled variables (distractions) to help strengthen your dogs commands. Squeak toys, balls, scooters, and vacuums, are just a few of the examples used to strengthen your dog’s obedience training. Your dog will learn how to remain calm and focus on you in a room filled with dogs and people. Class size is a maximum of 10 dogs, so you will get 1:1 attention time with Jenn.
All classes are held at the Den Doggy Daycare in Burlington. 5325 Harvester Road
Enrichment & Confidence Workshop
$20 + hst (22.60)
- Price increase to $25 + hst effective January 1 2021
"Challenge your dog and expose them to new things. Push the limits and create new boundaries."
In this 1.5 hour workshop you and your dog will work through a variety of activities, exercises and drills designed to challenge your dogs brain and enhance their mental state. Your dog will learn how to problem solve and may even learn new skills!
LIMITED TO 10 SPOTS PER WORKSHOP
Saturday, Sept 12th 1-230pm @ The Den Doggy Daycare
Saturday, Oct 3rd 1-230pm @ The Den Doggy Daycare
Saturday, Nov 7th 1-230pm @ The Den Doggy Daycare
Sunday, Nov 29th 11-1230pm @ The Den Doggy Daycare
Sunday, Dec 6th 1-230pm @ The Den Doggy Daycare
Puppy 101 - Private and In-Home
$169.50 for 2 hours
IN HOME SESSIONS ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID.
AVAILABLE THROUGH ZOOM
All dogs need structure, rules and guidance as they get used to their new environment. Topics include; the do’s and don’ts, house training, crate training, leashes and collars, suggested rules, and breaking unwanted behaviors (chewing, walking, etc.) Handouts will also be provided during this 2 hour session, so families will always have something to refer back to, to ensure success.
To book a session, please call Jennifer at 905-869-BARK