Our Dog Training Method
We believe in using a non-force method in our dog training. This involves guiding your dog to use their brain and make good choices. We reward good behaviour with positive reinforcement (food, praise, and play). This method of training is proven to have long lasting results and builds a stronger connection between you and your dog.
About Our Trainer
Our owner and trainer Rachelle was born with the love of animals in her blood. Thanks to her mother’s passion and profession with animals, Rachelle spent her childhood surrounded by dogs, horses and critters. Rachelle is a Simon Fraser University Alumni (B.A.), graduate from the West Coast Canine Academy (WCCA), a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers (CAPPDT), DogSAFE Canine First Aid certified, and she and her Doberman Pincher (Moose) are Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) certified by the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC). Rachelle regularly attends a variety of courses and seminars to continue her learning.
Canine Behavioural Training Services
Puppy Foundations: 4 – 1 hr private sessions + homework
The Puppy Foundations package helps you and your dog get through the puppy phase with a breeze. We will cover crate training, potty training, name recognition, husbandry, healthy and safe socialization tips and so much more! Suitable for puppies 8 weeks to 6 months old.
Dog Obedience 101: 4 – 1 hr private sessions + homework
Dog Obedience 101 will teach you and your dog house manners, gaining a solid recall, leash etiquette, impulse control, sits, downs, wait commands and the art of respectful and fun play to build a bond between you and your dog. Best suited for dogs 6 months to 2 years.
Dog Obedience 102: 4 – 1 hr private sessions + homework
You and your dog now have the fundamentals so its time to have some fun in Dog Obedience 102. We will increase your dogs impulse control, and listening skills, and add more difficult commands that will still be useful in your day to day. We’ll even have a fun obstacle course to run through!
Naughty Dog Rehab: 4 – 1 hr private sessions + homework
Naughty Dog is best for dogs that have developed some naughty habits in their teenage years. We can work with you to help resolve un-wanted barking, lunging on leash, reactivity towards people and/or dogs, confidence building, and eventually socialization.
Behavioural Quick Tune Up: 1 – 1 hr private session
Walk and Train: 1 hr private walk with trainer + consultation
Do you offer group training classes?
We prefer private one-on-one sessions as every dog and owner has unique challenges and needs. Private sessions enable us to address all of your questions during each session. We also believe the best environment for you and your dog to begin training is your home. Once the ground rules are set in the home, we progress to a variety of social environments where our trainer brings other well balanced dogs into the mix.
Where do classes take place and what is your service area?
Training sessions are conducted in your own home and neighborhood. Dog manners should begin in the home where you and your dog spend most of your time. We graduate into more stimulating environments and possible ‘trigger’ scenarios/environments later in our sessions.
For private training sessions we service Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
Can you tell me how many sessions and the cost it will be take to ‘fix’ my dog of his/her issues right away?
We do our best to assess you and your dog’s needs on the first training session, but for behavioural rehabilitation it takes time, patience, consistency and practice, practice, practice.