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 and make sure that we are a good fit to meet the needs in question. 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 our first session. Our 90-minute session will cover education, benevolent leadership, and canine body language. 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.
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, leash manners, polite greeting behavior, husbandry, potty training, counter surfing, digging, chewing, nipping and how to correct problematic behaviors all done in the comfort of your home and dog friendly places,
Why do you need this comprehensive training program? I show you how to be a benevolent leader, to set boundaries, structure, and expectations for your puppy, so your home is calm, not destroyed, and less chaotic. I want YOU the owner to have the best relationship possible with your puppy. You will be taught how to train your puppy with praise, treats or toys to reinforce positive behavior to get manners and boundaries quickly established to ease your frustration level. We address new issues quickly and in real time so you the owner will know how to handle and correct your puppy on the spot. 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 puppies’ development.
How does this program work:
During the first month your puppy will have one on one lessons one (1) to two days (2) days a week depending on schedules. If you choose to do day training this will give your puppy a mid-day potty break, play and proper socialization along with exercise. A tired puppy is a happy puppy! You the owner are required to be at one session each week to review what puppy learned that week and instruction on how to continue the training.
During the second and/or third month, you will continue to cultivate these new skills with your puppy. We will meet weekly in your home or in a pet friendly store to transition their basic manners into life skills. This will prepare your puppy to behave in public as an obedient dog and you as the owner will be proud!
Program includes: 15 sessions, treat bag, harness, tether. folder with all handouts and write ups for each visit. Video lessons and certificate of achievement.
The Platinum Puppy Program includes the follows skills and cues:
Video sessions, refresher courses (if needed), and certificate of achievement is included.
The Poised Pup- Silver Package
This program is for puppies 8 months and older
An eight (8) week program that addresses problematic behaviors and or teach manners not previously learned. I cover counter surfing, polite greeting manners, leash manners, lack of impulse. Helping you become a benevolent leader where you teach your dog boundaries, structure, and expectations. We teach life skills so your dog will behave in your home and out in public. Program includes Treat bag, harness and leash and certificate of achievement.
The Poised Pup Basic Manners:
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.