Training & Preparation Services
How Positive K9 Training Works
Like people, each dog has its own unique personality. My approach to training is to efficiently get the most out of your dog, maximizing reliability without sacrificing the dog’s spirit! During our initial meeting, I identify the most appropriate way to build a balanced relationship between you and your dog that is built on clear communication. I do this in a fun, easy manner that makes training for the whole family a rewarding experience.
I do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach when it comes to dog training. Instead, I identify the needs of the owner and the dog’s personality to develop a custom training plan. By listening to the owner and getting to know the dog’s unique personality, I ensure that the training plan we customize will meet your goals. I know that, if the owner doesn’t feel comfortable with the plan, then the training results will never be accomplished.
My goal is to help you build a relationship with your dog, while having fun in the process!
Before we even meet, I have a brief conversation with each client via a free phone call. During this call, we discuss your needs give me an opportunity to ask questions to make sure that I am the right trainer for your needs. I send each potential client an intake form that needs to be completed and returned via mail or email. After I review it, I call to schedule a Consultation and require the payment of $250.00 to hold your session. Our 90-minute Consultation will cover your needs, your dogs needs and the learning environment. I like to see dogs in their natural environment, and this also gives your dog some time to get used to me.
I typically begin working on a basic manner right off the bat. This will give you a picture of how I work with your dog and what training your dog will look like for you. I arm you with homework and handouts to ensure success. The rest of our sessions will be one hour long to address behavior issues and continue to learn basic manners, which turn into life skills.
By teaching your dog these basic manners, you will set expectations, structure, and reliable behavior all the while creating a strong human – canine bond. I want to equip and empower you to get the very best behavior from your dog. We also make sure that your dogs unique needs are met to promote change, understanding and balance for your dog.
Start your journey with your puppy off on the right foot !
This is a six week course where we meet once a week for an hour to learn the basics of puppy training and resolve nipping/mouthing issues through verbal cues and hand signals. Benevolent Leadership guidelines will be introduced during our first session. Throughout our time together, I will point out Canine Body Language so you can begin to better understand what your canine is trying to communicate to you. We can customize this program to fit your needs. Customization options include Potty training and Preparation for grooming appointments. Certificate of completion and treat bag is included.
Basic puppy training includes the follows skills and cues:
The Platinum Puppy Program
This is my comprehensive program for puppies aged 8 weeks to 2 years of age
What do I cover? All basic manners that become life skills, leash manners, polite greeting behavior, husbandry, potty training, counter surfing, digging, chewing, nipping and how to overcome problematic behaviors all done in the comfort of your home and dog friendly places.
Why do you need this comprehensive training program? I teach you how to be a benevolent leader, to set boundaries, structure, and expectations for your puppy, so your home is stays intact and to ease the chaos that sometimes comes from having a young dog, I want YOU the owner to have the best relationship possible with your puppy. You will be taught how to teach your puppy with praise, treats or toys to reinforce positive behavior to get manners and boundaries quickly established to ease your frustration level. Learning to understand who your dog is and what their specific needs are based on their genetics is key to creating an environment for your puppy to develop and thrive. Creating an alliance with your puppy will ensure they know you are their advocate; you have their back, and they can trust in you. Creating the bond between you and your puppy and building a foundation of manners is crucial in the first 6 months to 1 year of your puppy’s development.
How does this program work:
Sessions are hourly one day a week where you and your puppy learn one basic manner with a hands-on approach, I start the training process to teach behavior along with verbal and hand signals, and you continue the teaching process throughout the week. Consistency and practice help the puppy learn faster. All sessions will include focusing on enrichment, play, building a strong bond and helping your puppy develop into a well-balanced dog through environmental socialization and confidence building skills. Once your puppy is fully vaccinated, we then work together outside on leash manners and coping skills to the environment.
Program includes: 12 sessions, treat bag, harness and tether (if needed). folder with all handouts and write ups for each visit. Video lessons and certificate of achievement. $2250.00
The Platinum Puppy Program includes the follows skills and cues:
Video sessions can be included.
The Adolescent Program - Silver Package
This program is for puppies 8 months and older
The Adolescent period for a dog can be very frustrating as you have a teenager with hormones that are creating a lot of changes in their brain, and they typically struggle with “listening” and following through with what you ask. First, I evaluate “why” your dog is behaving in a way that is causing frustration then I figure “how” to help you and your dog have a better relationship by building trust, understanding their genetics drives and providing appropriate outlets to ease their frustration and learning effective communication. Patience, empathy and understanding are crucial during this very important time of canine development. I can cover any basic manners not previously learned.
Program includes Treat bag, educational handouts, harness (if needed). $900.00
Pet Therapy Readiness
Become a registered Pet Therapy team.
A four week program for those who want to explore the Pet therapy world, I will evaluate your dog’s temperament and walk you through the process to test to become a registered Pet Therapy team. I will conduct a mock pet therapy evaluation for you to complete as practice and ensure that you are ready to pass with flying colors. $600.00