- it’s a terrific way to focus on your specific issues
- to bring training to you, on your schedule
- but the biggest difference is that the trainer will do a lot of the training with your dog and then translate that information to you. Breaking dogs of serious problem issues or just getting some dogs under basic voice control can be extremely difficult. A professional trainer, like pranaDOGS knows the different styles, the different tools and the different strategies to engage to successfully teach your dog.
How pranaDOGS is different
All dogs are different – and taking those differences into account is one of the things pranaDOGS does best. We provide private training on all Core Competencies but unlike other trainers, we gear our training based on your dogs individual needs and your lifestyle.
Shy, reserved and fearful dogs, or dogs who didn’t receive positive socialization can often require a softer touch when training. Building trust, improving self-confidence and holding the space for these guys is key to positive training experiences and helping the dog become more balanced.
On the other end of the spectrum are the dogs who are full of energy, react to every sound or movement and who are often called high-spirited or high-strung. These dogs can be very frustrating to train and often require a calm, cool presence to help them learn and settle into training mode.
pranaDOGS combines positive, reinforcement-based training with your dogs personality to improve the communication between you and your best friend.
How it Works
Assessment – In order to create a training plan tailored to your dog’s needs, it’s necessary to meet you both, find out what’s going on and see the dynamics at play. This is mainly an information gathering session with some basic tips to help you get through until you receive the training plan. Assessments last 60-90 minutes.
Training Plan – Once the Assessment has been completed a Training Plan is created and tailored to you and your dog’s needs. The plan includes recommendations, best practices and supporting materials. If you chose to train your dog yourself, the information in the Training Plan is a great way to give you the map needed to get you to where you want to go. See a Training Plan example here.
Typical time frame – Your schedule and your desire to train your own dog will determine the schedule. If you want your dog to have better manners but you don’t have time to train him or her; a day-train program works best. In this program, Marcy comes and trains your dog multiple times a week then meets with you to transfer that information and help you have the same success. If you’d rather do the training yourself, weekly and bi-weekly appointments work great to help folks get the information and practice needed while still checking in with a trainer over the course of the training period.