To gather history, evaluate your dog, answer questions and pick a private lessons dog training package
A 60 minutes discussion and evaluation meeting online via zoom. An opportunity for the trainer to evaluate your dog, provide management tips to help you right away and for you to ask questions. Video is best to allow evaluation of your dog and home setup for your customized dog training services plan. Required for aggression/fear/anxiety behavior modification cases.
Unreliable internet? No problem. We can do a 30 minute phone consult instead to discuss your dog training needs. Available anywhere you need help, no need to live in or travel to Stevensville or Missoula to get help.
An online consultation is not required for these pre-set packages. These dog training packages are built around pre-selected training games developed through years of experience to teach the desired skills. These private lessons packages are focused on a deliberately narrow training goal in order to see real pawsitive change in your dog!
Help your dog go from pulling to perfect! A 6 week dog training program to teach your dog to focus on you, where to walk when on leash and basic impulse control around distractions - the most challenging cause of pulling on leash! Best for dogs of all ages who pull on leash to get where they are going - not because they are reacting out of fear or aggression (check out the page on Reactive Dog Training if your dog is the later).
A 6 week dog training program to teach your dog to come when called! You'll learn fun games to help your dog choose YOU over distractions! You'll learn the building blocks and steps necessary to create an effective and lasting recall cue. Best of all, the program includes flexibility and room for games personalized to your dog and challenges that have hindered recall training in the past. Dog doesn't want to be caught? Or tunes you out when on a scent? There's a game for that!
A 4 week dog training program on the most important training goals for any new puppy parent. Includes crate training, house training, chew/biting, and socialization. Start your puppy off on the right paw by raising them the way a trainer would!
A 6 week program that includes everything in the New Puppy Starter Program plus two additional weeks to make time for foundation training skills. Work on polite greetings, focus on you and a fun (and useful) trick or two.
An online consultation is required for personalized dog training packages and behavior modification cases (aggression, fear, anxiety and reactivity problems). Private lessons packages are designed to allow enough time to see real pawsitive change in your dog!
A 4 - 8 week personalized training plan on all things puppy! Length of training package depends on your training goals and the age of your puppy. These private lessons include time to ask your pressing puppy questions as well as fun and easy games to help your puppy start off on the right paw.
A 4 - 6 week dog training plan tailored to specific training skills. Package length depends on your training goals and dog's age and history. Possible training topics include greeting manners, house manners, manners in public, surviving canine adolescence and more thanks to the personalized nature of private lessons.
Requires an Initial Consultation to determine the package size. Topics include aggression to other animals and/or people, fear, anxiety, and more! We offer 4-8 week programs depending on the behavior.
A 30 minute, in person session in a public setting. A chance to apply your skills and receive live feedback from your trainer in the real world. Must have completed a training package first. Meetups are personalized and can be at a park, hiking trail, dog-friendly store, with real world distractions or a setup distraction (helper dog/person) depending on your goals and your dog's needs.
With online training you don't have to worry about the stares and stress of taking an undertrained dog in public or a group setting. Once you and your dog learn the skills in the comfort of your home you receive personalized guidance on how to take training 'on the road'.
Get answers and guidance to resolve those annoying, embarrassing and disruptive behavior problems. Enjoy a well-trained dog who isn't climbing the walls with only a few minutes every day.
You don't need to be tech savvy to use this service! If you need help we do a FREE 15 minutes tech setup and troubleshooting session to get you ready to train through Video Chat.
We understand how challenging it can be to juggle home life, work, and still find time to train your dog too. The good news is you do NOT need to spend hours a day on training drills or exercise to create change in your dog's behavior. With easy to follow steps and 5-30 minutes a day you too can enjoy a well-mannered dog.
Private lessons are one hour sessions from the comfort of your home. During your lesson you discuss training, add the next steps and practice the games for live feedback from your trainer. Scheduling is flexible with lessons spaced 1-2 weeks apart and afternoon and evening appointment options.
With online training you don't have to worry about the stares and stress of taking an undertrained dog in public or a group setting. Once you and your dog learn the skills in the comfort of your home you receive personalized guidance on how to take training 'on the road'. You learn to train your dog the way professionals do and as a result you will see your dog quickly learn more desirable behaviors and develop the skills you need to help them to succeed in the real world.
Handouts/to do lists with step-by-step instructions to continue your practice. Videos of select training games so you can see how it's done. Logs and other tools to document and guide your practice between live sessions. Thanks to Zoom you also receive a recording of the live session at no additional charge.
In between live lessons you can email questions and even send video of training sessions for feedback! Many behavior modification cases will include a training log to document your progress so that your trainer can guide you between live lessons.
There is a lot of information available online and many recommendations contradict one another.
We offer an affordable consultation option where you will work with a Certified Professional Dog Trainer to determine which training package is best for you. The consultation is designed so that you can meet your trainer, ask questions, and receive tips based on the most up-to-date training research.