Puppy Socialization, Dog Manners, Behaviour Modification

Contact me:   email:   reginewm@gmail.com     phone:  519-371-4785

I am now offering in person training again but with restrictions for covid safety.
Masks must be worn during the entire lesson.
Only one person to attend with the dog.
As much as possible maintain the 6 foot (2 meter) physical distancing.
Hand sanitizer will be available.
There will be cleaning done between clients.
Other than those changes sessions are as always geared to the owner's & dog's needs with individualized lesson plans.

I am also still offering live online training using facetime, facebook messenger, or zoom.
This is ideal for those who would prefer to restrict in person meetings because of covid, or if your dog does not travel well, or if your dog is too anxious to go to a new place or meet a new person, or if you live too far away, or if you do not drive, or if the weather is bad.
Online is the same excellent service I try to give every client except I can't touch your dog. Training is still based on you & your dog's needs, not on a generic course, with scheduled meetings.


contact me        email:      reginewm@gmail.com                phone  519-371-4785






                         
          Classes Available

Puppy : For puppies aged 8 weeks to 14 weeks.
 
Critical socialization period is from 8 weeks to 14 weeks of age. Not much time to introduce your pup to everything it needs to experience. I can help.
 There is much more to socializing than just going to a 3, 4 or even 6 week puppy class. And a lot of it can be done right in your own home. Learn how in this class.
Plus learn how to crate train, house train, the important bite inhibition, basic obedience and other critical behaviours.

Manners: Teach life skills like listening to the owner (sit, down, stand, come, stay, go to place)all building confidence in your dog. Teaching self control (don't jump up, don't grab food or toys, don't rush over to see other dogs/children/adults). All ages of dogs can benefit.
Adolescent/ adult dogs: For dogs over 14 weeks of age.

For new rescues, adolescents (teenagers) or  you suddenly find out that your dog has some annoying habits. Or maybe you just want to train to entertain a busy dog. I can tailor a program for you.

Reactivity: For dogs that have a hard time coping with life,

Specialty Courses: If your dog is friendly, behaves nicely but just has an issue or two I have specialty courses.
 
Nail Trimming, no sweat

Grooming, easy peasy

I love vet visits

Email or phone for information & to schedule an appointment.

email:  reginewm@gmail.com   phone:  519-371-4785




                                             




 
                                               We invite dogs into our homes hoping they will be loving, loyal companions.
 
                                      Unfortunately, without training they can also be destructive and obnoxious, like a spoiled child.
                                                               
                                                               Do you have any of the problems listed below?


   DOES YOUR DOG

jump up
 
pull on leash
 
 not come when called

 
totally ignore you


 

   IS YOUR NEW PUP

nipping

chewing

not house trained

grabbing your stuff


 WORRIED YOUR DOG IS SHOWING SIGNS OF

fear

anxiety

reactivity



 




More dogs are  rehomed or euthanized because of nuisance behaviours, rather than because they bit someone. These nuisance behaviours can become very
frustrating for the owner, if  the owner can't change them. Advice may be plentiful in the form of books, websites, friends, but it is usually contradictory. And worse yet, it may be something the owner either can't do or doesn't want to do.
 
Dogs are truly amazing creatures. They are capable of adapting themselves to many different living conditions all the while giving unconditional love. They are also able to learn to do  as we ask no matter what the method used to teach them. The choice of training method is up to the owner. So, how to choose?
 
How about a method based on science? How about a method based on fun? How about a method that strengthens the bond between dog and owner?
How about force free, positive training? My method is all of the above and more.
 
Force free training can be used by anyone: child or adult, no matter your mobility or state of health. Force free requires that both you and your dog  use your brains to teach and learn. It can be used to teach anything that the dog is physically and emotionally capable of doing. It is great for behavior modification, and there are no limitations on what can be tackled.
 
From simple obedience for teaching manners to your canine companion, to developing a service dog, or a competition dog, or to modifying unwelcome behaviours, these can all be accomplished in a relaxed atmosphere. Serious training becomes a game that has highly effective results.
 
Force free and positive do not mean permissive and without rules.

I can help you train your new puppy, your adolescent delinquent, your new rescue, your potential service dog, or just perfect your almost perfect companion.
 
Don't wait, it won't fix itself!

My place or yours. Also live online training available with Facetime, Facebook Messenger, Zoom, Skype/phone calls/ YouTube/  & notes
Want to know more? Contact me
 
 
email:   reginewm@gmail.com           or phone    519-371-4785             serving Grey & Bruce counties & beyond
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                                              
 
 
               
 

Thank you to all my clients & the people who voted for me as best dog trainer in the area