Q: How much does traning cost:
A: In most cases, you'll recieve a training price at your FREE Canine Temperament Evaluation & Consultation based on what you expect and what, if any, training you or your dog has been exposed to in the past.
Q: How long does training take?
A: Generally 4 - 9 private sessions just to give you a bit of a guage. This can vary dramatically though, both ways, with each situation as each dog is different as is each dog owner.
Q: Do I really need a trainer?
A: Depends..........What do you expect from your dog and what kind of relationship do you have with your dog? Your dog wants to be an integral part of your life, just as you are to him. His loyalty to you will last as long as he does. I believe that we owe our dogs the opportunity to learn what we want and need from from them so that there is purpose in their lives. This is done through communication and training is simply leaning th communicate.
Q: What about older dogs with behavioral problems?
A: These can be real challenges. Behavioral issues area almost always correctable or at least controllable. They can take a substantial amount of time and energy as well as patience and persistance. Most behaviorl issues are what we call "Learned Behavior" in one fashion or another. We'll have to try to find the source of such "Learned Behavior" and correct it one way or another. With our help though, you can get back into control.
Q; Does your private training adhere strictly to what is listed in your literature?
A: Absolutely not. If you & your dog has had previous training and you would like to "fine tune" those skills or if you would like to concentrate on something other than or in addition to what is listed, we can generally accomodate you. Some things that seem simple are often the result of a "process" of learning several small things to "create" one larger manuver though and that is often just the way it is.
Q: How much work or effort is going to be required from me?
A: Well.....That depends on what you expect. You must remember that we are training you as much or more than were training your dog. With that being said, it is important for you to realize that your dog is going to take his training only as seriously as you do. You'll get out of it pretty much what you put into it.
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