Individualized Training Individualized Training is all about you and your dogs. Private sessions are customized to be comfortable for you and your dogs. No stress, high respect and fun for all.
You get credit for life experiance! The more you know the less number of sessions you'll need. We start with your knowlege base and move forward. No group classes. The entire session is for you. Our clients get a lot out of Individualized Training. Plus you get free phone support between sessions.
We teach dogs to find lost family members and pets.
We help you socialize your dogs so they are successful in our society.
Reward training for dog children.
What are the methods? To train a dog to "do" something, we use positive reinforcement or better described as reward based training. Your dog gets what she wants after doing what you want her to do.
To teach a dog to "stop" doing something, we still use reward based methods. ABA, Applied Behavior Analysis is a natural scientific approach for teaching children; and adults; and animals. For more information see the Brainy Dog Beliefs tab. Methods and Beliefs
Individuals learn at their own pace.
How much time does it take? Time is flexable: How much time do you have to practice the exercises? How many weeks, months or years has the issue presented itself? Answers to these and a few more questions will determine the approximate number of sessions and length of duration. Don’t worry, this is Individualized Training, we find a balance between money, time, schedules and energy. One session at a time.
Training in Sonoma and Marin County
Where does it happen? Place is determined by what's most effective for your dog at each phase of training.
In your home
My training area in Cotati
Out on the town. We train where you like to go.
Where ever your dog needs manners, socialization and training.
No time to train? I take a few dogs home for 10 day training camps. Schedule early for this special training.
We work with all breeds.
Who do we work with? You don’t need to be a super human to train your dog. You don’t even need to be “smarter” than your dog (chuckle). I prefer to work with the whole family, but I know sometimes it's not possible. The more the merrier. Got a dog sitter or dog walker? They're welcome. Got kids? I love working with children. Creating a child/animal connection now, can make caring intuitive adults later.
We also work with your Veterinarian. Medical issues can contribute to behavior issues. We must make sure everything is okay on the nutrition and medical front to be successful changing behavior.
They are worth the money.
How much does it cost? It costs per week what you want it to cost. Stretching training out over a few months reduces weekly price. Condensing training, costs more up front but we finish sooner. We consider:
Your level of experience.
Your dogs cooperation level. Don't judge this until after session one.
The time each week or month you have to practice lessons.
How quickly you want or need the training to be complete.
The amount of training your dog needs, which is most important.
When can we start? Now! Depends on when you want to start. Now, is a great time!
Private Sessions can start anytime. Call 707 922 6344 to schedule.
Training Camp usually starts on the first of the month. If you schedule early it can coincide with your family vacation, that is if you can't take your dog with you. Actually dogs enjoy their own vacation. It builds confidence and independence.
Day Training in Cotati starts with an interview. Schedule your dogs interview now, no obligation to continue. Don't worry, this is training. Your dog doesn't need to be perfectly behaved to start.