Training


LET'S TEACH YOUR DOG SOME "SIT"!


Our passion is providing services that directly improve the quality of life of both our human and animal clientele.

We have spent the last decade teaching dogs of all ages, breeds and backgrounds how to be their "best selves" by implementing balanced training methods and utilizing highly effective and humane educational tools.  Equally important, we are adept at mentoring owners in an open, honest and supportive way to assist them in learning how to provide clear and consistent communication with their dogs.

Whether you need help teaching basic obedience skills or assistance in stopping unwanted behaviours, we are happy to see how we can help.


WE OFFER:

highly tailored training packages available for dogs of all ages and breeds and have extensive experience in canine behaviour, pack dynamics, obedience fundamentals and behavioural modification.  Our services are designed to suit your dog's individual needs and we only employ the methods and tools that we have the utmost confidence in.

We are dedicated to working with our clients to help them have the the dog of their dreams!


OUR PHILOSOPHY:

is to place significant attention on creating a calm, balanced mindset while providing communication to the dogs, and their owners, in a manner they can clearly understand.

We all want that happy, well-adjusted, "take 'em anywhere" kinda dog yet very few our our canine citizens will naturally fall into this desirable category.  The specific reasons as to why a dog is, or isn't, doing --fill in the blank-- can be innumerable but the fundamental driver of most poor behavioural choices can be attributed back to the mindset of that animal and to the behaviour of the human(s) involved.

Dogs, just like us, flourish in a structured, consistent living environment; they are able to acquire skills and learn desirable behaviours with appropriate and well-timed reward-based methods and they can further determine "right" from "wrong " with appropriate and well-timed correction-based methods which hold them accountable for their behaviours.

We benefit greatly from the fact that our dogs are social-beings and, as such, they come to us with a built-in understanding of both "reward" ("right/yes") and "punishment" ("wrong/no") from their initial months of living with their mother and siblings; however, they absolutely need a continuing education, through their new human family, to fairly teach them how to successfully navigate and enjoy living in our world.

Our goal is to offer the opportunity to create more stability, relaxation and enjoyment in the lives of our clients.  We employ balanced training methods and utilize training tools (food, praise, spatial pressure, crates, leashes, e-collars, prongs, head halters, clickers etc) that we have a very solid belief in and which have enabled us to consistently achieve success in helping dogs, of all ages and breeds, to have more freedom and relaxation of mind.

Furthermore our background education in psychology, yoga and reiki has shaped our methodology to ensure we always acknowledge the incredible power of our "energy", animals, even more so than humans, are very finely tuned and receptive to universal energy; through our body positions, inner intentions, underlying mood state, physical touch and the tone and cadence of our voice, we are sending constant feedback to our animal companions, whether we are aware of it or not.

The success of any training program always lies in the follow-through of the participants so, while we put a lot of emphasis on educating the dogs, owners also receive an education that will serve to empower them with the tools and feedback required to continue on.  At the end of the sessions, the long-term success of the dog is ultimately determined by the degree to which the household consistently upholds the training.

We, of course, are always there to support our clientele during this life-long journey and find deep satisfaction in seeing how transformational this process can be when everyone is aligned for the same goal: a happier, more balanced dog in a happier and more balanced home!


CUSTOMIZED PACKAGES:


  1. PUPPY FOUNDATIONS,
  2. BASIC OBEDIENCE,
  3. STRUCTURED-LEASHED WALKS,
  4. E-COLLAR TRAINING,
  5. OFF-LEASH TRAINING &
  6. BEHAVIOURAL MODIFICATION.

SESSIONS AVAILABLE: IN-HOME, IN VARIOUS LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOODS AND AT OUR PRIVATE ACREAGE.



INITIAL CONSULTATION:


THIS SERVICE INCLUDES:
  • a 1-on-1 consultation to discuss the client's specific needs & desires.
  • a formal introduction to the puppy/dog while being educated on their life & behavioural history.
  • a professional assessment of the home dynamics, structure & overall environment.
  • an opportunity for the trainer to assess the dog with & without clientele present.
  • information on additional factors, in the owner, environment or dog, that we believe need to be addressed.
  • feedback on the appropriate tools & structure required to begin formal training with the most success.
  • explanation of our methodology & discussion on the programming best suited to achieve the desired outcome.
  • opportunity to join the Urban Canine clientele & enjoy the numerous benefits offered as a result.

CONSULTATION PRICING:
1 -1.5 HR MEETING:-------$175

*all prices subject to change & HST



1-ON-1 TRAINING:


THIS SERVICE INCLUDES:
  • a tailored approach specifically designed to address the needs & outcomes outlined in the initial consultation.
  • both dog-focused, client-focused & duo-focused training sessions to allow us to address a variety of behaviours.
  • dog-focused sessions do not require the owner to be home & allow us to focus solely on teaching the puppy/dog.
  • client-focused sessions allow us to focus on teaching owner's how to implement the training the dog has acquired with us.
  • duo-focused sessions are used to help facilitate a unified learning environment for both dog & owner, when the behaviour allows.
  • clear and effective communication to owner's on how to implement methods, create lasting change & set themselves up for success.
  • on-going support & many opportunities available for further training sessions or speciality seminars.
  • opportunity to join the Urban Canine clientele & enjoy the numerous benefits offered as a result.
  • package rates available.

1-ON-1 TRAINING PRICING:
1 HR SESSION:----------$130

*all prices subject to change & HST



ONLINE TRAINING:


THIS SERVICES INCLUDES:
  • online consultation through Facebook Messenger, FaceTime, Skype, email or phone.
  • an opportunity to discuss your dog's behaviour from a distance.
  • follow up clarification on information gained from 1-on-1 sessions.
  • a supportive network that will listen & help empower you to succeed.
  • troubleshooting for various behaviours or regressions in training.
  • fine-tuning of handler skills that do not require a formal session.
  • ability to get instant feedback on areas of concern.
  • affordable option for those on limited budgets.

ONLINE TRAINING PRICING:
1 HR SESSION:----------$100
30 MIN SESSION:--------$60
15 MIN SESSION:---------$30

*all prices subject to change & HST



BOARD & TRAIN:


THIS SERVICES INCLUDES:

GROUP CLASSES, WALKS & SPECIALTY SEMINARS:


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