Training Services

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Our training methodology includes clicker training, positive reinforcement, games based concept training and LIMA (least invasive, minimally aversive) techniques.

 

Please feel free to REQUEST A CLASS or SEMINAR if there is a class not currently on our list or you prefer a different day or time. Class request form

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Private lessons are sessions where you and your dog work together with a certified dog trainer to resolve problem behaviours or train skills.  We teach you how to train your dog and support you on your journey.

Our daytime lessons (Monday-Friday) are upstairs!  If you have mobility issues please connect with us by email.

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Day Training takes the pressure off of you and allows our certified trainers to help your dog learn necessary skills and transfer the new behaviours back to you.

Day Training requires an initial consultation to assess your dog's suitability. This can be booked online.

Private lesson specific to 

behaviour challenges. 

These can include: mild, moderate or severe Anxiety ( including separation stress) or Fear responses, Reactivity or Aggression and are suitable for dogs with a bite history. Please follow the link to our parent company DAWG.

DAWG also offers general group classes in the Cedar area.

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Our small group Classes have a carefully structured linear  growth plan that will guide you and your best friend to a solid and respect and reward based cooperative relationship

 

This in turn allows you both to gain valuable basic life skills while learning something fun and new.

Seminars are in the form of a concentrated information package, delivered over several hours or days. It provides valuable information and a jumping-off point for your continued education and your dog's  learning. 

How to pick the training service that is right for you?

Private Lessons

  • Specifically targeted to you and your dog

  • Focus on behaviours that you need or want

  • Less expensive than day training

  • Only one hour every one or two weeks

  • Slightly more expensive than group classes

  • Limited exposure to other dogs/people

  • Takes more time and effort to get to the end goal than day training

  • Training is dependent on the owner doing the homework regularly.

  • Training is dependent on doing the exercises correctly

  • See your instructor infrequently for feedback and guidance

Group Classes

  • More training hours for your money

  • Exposure to other dogs and people as you train

  • Less expensive than private or day training

  • See your instructor weekly to correct mistakes/grow skills

  • Less 1 on 1 attention

  • Lessons may not target the specific behaviours you need or want that week

  • Training is dependent on the owner doing the homework correctly and frequently.

Day Training

  • Dogs acquire learning faster working with a certified trainer

  • Less work for you!

  • Exercises are being done correctly and we know when to change tactics if your dog needs a different approach.

  • We will target specific training issues or behaviours or goals

  • Short term time commitment for you

  • Day training includes private lessons for behaviour transfers and follow-up lesson(s). As set up in your consultation.

  • Exposure to other dogs and people during training possible!

  • More expensive

  • Commitment to come to the training centre 3 times per week. 

YouTube etc.

  • Cheap of free

  • There are some great videos out there, but the right material may be hard to locate

  • Not every option online is suitable for you and your dog

  • Many unqualified, possibly harmful suggestions are offered to the public.

  • You may not get the nuance of training skills needed to be successful from a video

  • No professional feedback or help

Common Behaviours that we work on include:

  • Jumping Up

  • Mouthing

  • Puppy Training

  • Resource Guarding

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Barking

  • Reactivity

  • Overexcited/Overstimulated/Unruly

  • Anxiety

  • Alert Barking

  • Loose Leash Walking

  • Recall

  • Counter Surfing

  • Stealing Items

  • PICA (compulsive eating of non edibles)

  • Crate or Confinement  Stress/Anxiety

  • Cooperative Care for Vet or Grooming

  • Confidence Building

  • Digging/Chewing

  • Demanding/Begging

  • Potty Training