Polite Pups

Training

 

Training Services

“Properly trained, man can be a dog’s best friend.”

 
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PACKAGE 1

Foundation Training – for dogs under six months of age.

For optimum results, all members of the household living with the dog are strongly encouraged to attend all of the training.

Free one hour ‘meet and greet’ session, prior to the commitment to training with me, to review the purpose of the sessions and ensure that I am the right fit for you, your puppy and your training expectations. 

Training sessions are eight 75 minute sessions that can be provided once or twice per week dependent on the owner’s availability.

Each session includes the foundations of obedience, loose leash walking, brain game play and canine husbandry training for owners. There is time to answer owner’s questions at the beginning and end of each session.

Owners will receive customized quick reference cards. These cards provide point form tips as the reminders of the foundations taught in each session. These are an easy reference for everyone in the household to use, to provide continuity between sessions.

Free telephone, text and/or email follow-up as needed. I want to address your questions as they arise.

 

Foundation Training - $40.00 +GST/per lesson

 
 

 
 
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package 2

Foundation Training and Owner Support for Your Dog’s First Year

Assisting puppies and owners through all the key developmental phases of the first year of your dog’s life, especially the ‘adolescent phase’ when your puppy seemingly has forgotten everything you have trained them to do.

For optimum results, all members of the household living with the dog are strongly encouraged to attend all of the training.

Free 60 minute ‘meet and greet’ session, prior to the commitment to training with me, to review the purpose of the sessions and ensure that I am the right fit for you, your puppy and your training expectations. 

Twelve, 75 minute sessions. I recommend that the first six sessions be delivered before the dog is six months of age and include all members of the household living with the dog. Between the ages of 7 to 9 months the sessions can be as often as needed and as mutually determined by the owners and the trainer. 

Each session includes the foundations of obedience, loose leash walking, brain game play and canine husbandry training for owners. There is time to answer owner’s questions at the beginning and end of each session.

Owners will receive customized quick reference cards. These cards provide point form tips as the reminders of the foundations taught in each session. These are an easy reference for everyone in the household to use, to provide continuity between sessions.

Free telephone, text and email follow-up as needed. I want to address your questions as they arise.

 

Foundation Training and Owner Support for Your Dog’s First Year Package -$650.00 +GST

 

 
How do you train a dog to like canoes and floating docks? The answer is below!

How do you train a dog to like canoes and floating docks? The answer is below!

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training refresher

New Start Training – for adult dogs over 1 year of age.

Does your dog have a behaviour  you wished would cease? Dogs can pick-up bad habits as quickly as good habits, and just like humans, it can be a form of misdirected communication. Left unaddressed, bad habits can start to erode the relationship between our dogs and us.

I have worked with some challenging dogs in my life. But I have never met a ‘bad’ dog. In fact, dogs with ‘bad’ behaviours are often the most fun to work with as they are very smart and keen to work if properly directed. Once we acknowledge what our dogs are telling us and re-direct their intellect and physical energy into positive behaviours, everything becomes fun – for us and the dog!

If you want to deepen the bond between you and your dog and unlock the potential of your dog and discover the trainer inside of you, this is the session for you. As each dog is as unique as we are, each approach will be unique to your dog and your lifestyle.

For optimum results, all members of the household living with the dog are strongly encouraged to attend all of the training.

Free 30 minute ‘meet and greet’ session, prior to the commitment to training with me, to review the purpose of the sessions and ensure that I am the right fit for you, your dog and your training expectations. 

Training sessions are two 75 minute sessions that can be provided once or twice per week dependent on the household availability.

Each session includes the obedience maintenance as play, brain game play and confidence building scent work training for owners.

Owners will receive customized quick reference cards. These cards provide point form tips as the reminders of the foundations taught in each session. These are an easy reference for everyone in the household to use, to provide continuity between sessions.

 

New Start Training – $80.00 +GST

 

 

Bringing Puppy Home

Owners will be prepared for bringing their new puppy home to ease the transition for everyone living with the puppy through a 90 minute in-home training session.

Puppy proofing your home, proper equipment and toys, potty/house-training techniques and puppy health and safety are all keys to starting a positive foundation for your puppy.

Owners will receive on-going support the first month of puppy coming home through telephone, text and email follow-up as needed. I want to address your questions as they arise.

Puppy Readiness Training - $80.00 + GST


THE FINE PRINT:

Training services are payable in two installments or weekly as stated in the training services agreement.

Training is provided in the dog’s household and neighborhood.

Owners will provide several different kinds of dog food treats for use in training.

Owners will provide poop bags for their dog during training.

I accept payment in cash, cheque, or e-transfer.

A fuel surcharge may be added to households that are 30 kms or more from Airdrie, Alberta.

I will follow any weather and travel advisory guidelines given by Environment Canada and the RCMP. Sessions will be rescheduled to a mutually agreed upon time if cancelled due to serious weather conditions.

  Quote from “Off-Leash Dog Play: A Complete Guide to Safety and Fun” by Robin Bennett, CPDT and Susan Briggs, CKO.