WORKING WITH YOU,
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM WORKING WITH A PRIVATE TRAINER?
A huge portion of the private dog training experience is learning how to manage and communicate with your own dog in every day life. This means being personally coached, supported and empowered by a professional, one-on-one in areas such as:
Body language - both your dog's and your own.
Leash handling and coordination.
The nature and effects of your dog's routine.
Safety and environmental awareness.
Making the best choices for your dog, as well as teaching them how to make good choices for themselves.
How to prepare yourself and your dog for relevant life experiences.
How to confidently navigate through your relationship with your dog.
How to troubleshoot through changes in age, health and lifestyle.
Creating realistic exercise and training plans that appropriately address the needs of the human and take your dog's age, breed, energy level and capabilities into account.
WHERE DO WE START?
All client, dog, trainer relationships begin with an initial consult.
This is a 90 minute session (approx. 2 hours for multi-dog homes), conducted in-person, at your home, where we delve into your dog's history and personality, discuss your challenges and concerns, where your trainer will make some initial assessments based on your environment and the information you provide, then help you to establish some clear goals for training with a path for moving forward. Proud Paws will also provide you with some immediate recommendations and solutions to relieve stress, spark motivation and get you set up on the right track from Day 1.
CONSULT RATE: $200
WHAT COMES NEXT?
Most training scenarios benefit from a training 'package'. Many of these packages have been formulated for the most commonly seen behavior challenges, tried and tested and therefore generally pre-set to meet the needs of you and your dog(s). Where appropriate however, packages will be customized specifically for your individual goals. The length of your package will be determined in your consult session based on what you would like to achieve and in all cases, package training will still always involve a personalized touch, honest consideration of your circumstances and the acknowledgement of your dog's quirks and nuances.
For the length of your training package we will meet weekly, for approximately one hour per session, at an agreed upon scheduled time.
SINGLE SESSION HOURLY RATE (Single dog homes): $175
SINGLE SESSION HOURLY RATE (Multi-dog homes): $200
In-person weekly sessions.
Written breakdown of all lesson content, handouts and training exercises to be viewed as personal 'action points' for you to implement between lessons.
Relevant resources to aid you with the success of your training plan, or to provide assistance in other areas of your dog's life where possible.
Text and email support within office hours.
Weekly feedback on video footage of you and your dog practicing (to be provided by client to trainer by email) - particularly useful for behavioral modification plans.
DO I GET GUARANTEED RESULTS?
Just as a veterinarian cannot guarantee a particular health outcome, your trainer cannot guarantee a behavior outcome. When you are working with animals and humans, there are many variables at play, including your environment, the animal's genetics, your pace of learning, your commitment to the training process and the work that you do with your dog in between coaching sessions. Behavioral needs will also change and evolve with your dog's age, health and with any significant lifestyle alterations. What can be guaranteed is the Proud Paws commitment to training methods that are free from fear, pain and force, a personalized dedication to your learning and preparedness and a dramatic increase in the probability of a highly desirable training outcome.
If you have more questions about what to expect from working with Proud Paws Dog Training, don't hesitate to call, email or text us!