From aggression, anxiety, fear to basic obedience K9 Principles can help! Using positive reinforcement methods (anywhere from clicker training to luring) we modify unwanted behaviour and help build a better relationship with your dog. We work with all breeds of all sizes!
**Each lesson is ONE hour that is done in the comfort of your own home**
**All packages expire after 1 year starting from time of purchase**
1 Lesson $135 plus HST
2 Lessons $250 plus HST
3 Lessons $350 plus HST
4 Lessons $450 plus HST
6 Lessons $600 plus HST
Includes 2 In-Home Private Lessons and
Enrollment into a 7 week Level 1 Group Class
$525 plus HST
Starter Programs 1.0, 2.0 & 3.0 $400 plus HST
(two dogs from the same household is a added $100 to the programs)
Off Leash Control Program $600 plus HST
85-90% of dogs that show aggression stems from fear. One of the first mistakes owners do is try to physically or verbally correct a dog for showing any sort of aggression. You can't correct confidence into a dog and you can't correct a dog to like people, dogs, cars etc... Just doesn't work that way. Here at K9 Principles we always approach EVERY behavioural issue with POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT first!!! Negative reinforement training only suppresses the behaviour to a management level. Therefore hiding the symptoms of a problem that is still there. Dealing with aggressive dogs can be dangerous. With positive reinforcement you reduce the risks of ourselves/others getting hurt and it's humane!! We set up safe real life situations. We will even bring our own dogs (for dog aggression)
Owning a dog with anxiety can be extremely frustrating at times. It requires a lot of patience and understanding. Many dogs demonstrate their anxiety with distruction, peeing/pooping inside your home and even aggresson.
There are many types of anxiety.
-Rescue/Former Shelter Anxiety
-Generlized Anxiety -anxiety that can't always be detected as to why.
A good portion of working through this behaviour is trial and error. Sometimes an easy solution could be as simple as leaving the tv or radio on, giving them bones, toys etc.... However some owners are not so lucky and need to seek professional help. K9 Principles use positive reinforcement methods to help your dog cope with these uncomfortable situations.
One of the most common things for dogs to guard is their food bowl. Typical owner reactions are to either instantly take the food away, put their hand in the dish while the dog is eating, or continue to pat them during their meal. Owners often follow up with verbal or even physical punishment if their dog show any signs of guarding. All these reactions are probably the worse thing an owner could do. Why is the dog guarding its food in the first place?....cuz they see you as a threat. By the owner reacting like the above examples they are only comfirming the dog's suspicions and usually makes the resourse guarding even worse!
Our trainers will show you training methods that will have your dog wanting you to come close to his or her food!!!
4 Lesson program that is geared towards anyone that has acquired a new puppy or adult dog. Here we introduce the clicker and will build the foundations of impulse control along with basic manners. Exercises like relaxing beside you while seated, counter/table surfing, front door impulse control, proper greetings, jumping, biting, chewing, house breaking, meeting and greeting new dogs, drop it command, recall, intro loose leash walking, attention building games etc. Anything you would like us to cover we will. Very customized to towards both the dog's and owner's needs.
If your dog does not have any of these issues then you can skip to Starter 2.0
4 Lesson program that focuses on the basic foundations of:
-long line work
-pray drive impulse control
Of course any additional behavioural issues you may be experiencing with your dog we will cover!!
4 Lesson program that is a continuation of starter program 2.0. Here we start introducing distractions to the commands taught in 2.0. We bring our own dogs as part of the distractions. We can easily set up common every day situations.
-down from a distance and hand signal
-sit from a down position at a distance with hand signal
-drop on recall
-finishes- get backs and arounds
If both you and your trainer agree that your dog is too advanced for a level then you will be given permission to skip a level.
6 Lesson program working towards off leash verbal control. First we start with low distracting areas and gradually work towards major distractions. We bring our own dogs as one of the distractions where you have to call your dog out of play. This is where your dog truly learns that "come" means "come". No treats, no toys.....all you!
Other commands covered is off leash heeling, out of sight sit/down stays, stays with major distrations, and continuation of drop on recall.
It's a tough course but one that could save your dog's life!!!