When is a good time to start training my dog?
To get you off on the right foot it is best to begin with a visit from a trainer before you even have your pup. Within the first few days in your home, your pup is very impressionable making this a perfect time to lay the groundwork. From puppy proofing your house to understanding your pups basic needs, a trainer can help to prepare you for what’s to come.
What type of methods do you use?
Every dog is different, and with that every dog learns differently. We believe there is no one right way to train each and every dog. It is our job to assess your dog and determine what will work best for him/her. Training should be a fun, positive experience for your dog therefore all dogs are introduced to the learning process using safe, motivational methods.
Can my kids come to the classes?
We invite all members of the family to join our classes. We do however, for safety reasons, ask that an adult be the one working the dog in class settings.
What if I need to miss a class?
It is best if you are able to have someone from your family sit in. Please ensure that this person is up to speed on all exercises up to that point. If you are not able to arrange this and you know you will be away you can ask for the homework from that class ahead of time. We are very flexible and can also arrange some one on one time to make sure you are caught up on the lesson missed.
For in-home lessons we require 24h notice if you need to reschedule an appointment.
What vaccinations must my dog have?
Proof of vaccinations pertains to the group classes only. Dogs enrolled in the Kinderpuppy class must have received a minimum of 2 booster vaccines for Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza (DHPP). For all other classes, dogs must be current vaccinated for DHPP and Rabies. Bordatella (kennel cough) vaccines are highly recommended. Vaccination certificates must be presented at the first class.