Unlock a Harmonious Relationship with Your Dog Through Our Expert In-Home Private Training
Specializing in Behavior Modification—from Aggression and Anxiety to Basic Obedience—we Utilize Proven Positive Reinforcement Techniques for All Dog Breeds and Sizes all in the comfort of your own home. Elevate Your Pet’s Training and Strengthen Your Bond Today!
Your dog is unique, and so are our private training programs.
Each private training journey starts with an in-depth assessment. Our experts are hands-on, providing you with insightful feedback and a custom-made training plan. We offer continuous support and education, so you’re never in the dark about your dog’s progress. We walk this journey with you every step of the way.
“Each lesson is ONE hour and done in the comfort of your own home or location necessary to achieve the desired results”
**All packages expire 12 months from the time of purchase**
1 Lesson $149 plus HST
2 Lessons $275 plus HST
3 Lessons $399 plus HST
4 Lessons $499 plus HST
6 Lessons $699 plus HST
Starter Program $450 plus HST
Off Leash Program $699 plus HST
Hybrid Package $550 plus HST
The Puppy Starter Program is an all-encompassing suite of four specially crafted in-home private lessons for new puppies aged 9 months or younger. Designed with you in mind, this program leverages clicker training techniques to establish a solid foundation in impulse control, socialization, and core obedience skills. Dive into a tailored curriculum that addresses common challenges like counter surfing, improper door etiquette, housebreaking, and destructive biting or chewing behaviours. From mastering essential commands like “stay” and “come” to the basics of leash training, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy the flexibility to adapt the program according to your puppy’s individual needs, making it the ultimate choice for first-time dog owners.
85-90% of aggressive behaviours in dogs is rooted in fear, not hostility. A common misconception among dog owners is that aggressive behaviour can be ‘corrected’ through physical or verbal reprimands. The truth is that confidence cannot be instilled in a dog through punitive measures, nor can a dog be ‘taught’ to appreciate people, other dogs, or vehicles simply by correcting their actions.
We believe in addressing every behavioural challenge with Positive Reinforcement as the first line of intervention. While negative reinforcement may appear to control the issue, it merely suppresses the symptoms without treating the underlying problem. This not only poses risks to humans but is also inhumane to the dog.
Our approach prioritizes safety for both the handler and the dog. We create controlled, real-world scenarios to work through the challenges your dog faces, and even introduce our own well-trained dogs into the mix when addressing dog-to-dog aggression. By opting for Positive Reinforcement, we ensure a humane, effective, and long-lasting solution to help your dog become the best version of themselves.
Struggling with a dog suffering from anxiety can be a complex challenge that requires specialized solutions. At K9 Principles, we specialize in treating various types of canine anxiety, such as Separation Anxiety, Rescue Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Illness-Induced Anxiety, and Unspecified Generalized Anxiety. Whether your dog exhibits destructive behaviour, indoor accidents, or even aggressive tendencies, we are equipped to help. Utilizing proven positive reinforcement training techniques, we tailor our approach to each dog’s individual needs. Our evidence-based solutions to effectively manage your dog’s anxiety symptoms have worked for hundreds of dogs with outstanding success!
Resource guarding is a prevalent issue among dogs, and many owners inadvertently exacerbate the problem through their reactions. Typical responses include removing the food or possessions immediately, inserting a hand into the food dish while the dog is eating, or continuing to pet the dog throughout the meal. Some owners even resort to verbal or physical punishments if signs of guarding behaviour emerge. Such reactions not only confirm the dog’s sense of threat but also tend to worsen the resource-guarding behaviour.
Our seasoned trainers specialize in evidence-based methods designed to address resource guarding effectively. We equip you with training techniques that will not only alleviate your dog’s anxieties but also encourage positive interactions around their possessions. Trust us to transform your dog’s behaviour, welcoming your approach rather than guarding their possessions.
This Six-Lesson Program is designed to achieve Off-Leash Verbal Control over your dog. We commence the training in low-distraction environments, methodically elevating the complexity by introducing high-distraction scenarios. Our own highly-trained dogs are integrated into the program as one of the compelling distractions. Here, your dog will internalize that the command “come” is non-negotiable. We eschew the use of treats and toys, ensuring that the communication and control are solely between you and your dog. This challenging yet invaluable course could be a life-saving investment for your dog.
Whether it’s leash manners, housebreaking, counter surfing, general obedience work, or proper greetings, we’ve got you covered. These exclusive sessions are designed to tackle any unique challenges that don’t fit into our other private training programs. We will be right by your side as we explain what we are doing to alleviate your concerns. Say goodbye to persistent issues—your path to a harmonious human-dog relationship starts here!