HOW DOES PRIVATE TRAINING WORK?
Frequently asked questions
WHY VIRTUAL TRAINING?
Behavior change starts with you!
Training your dog is about more than stopping unwanted behaviors and teaching your dog new skills. At it's core, training is about the relationship between you and your dog. Sure, I can train your dog for you, but in order for those skills to last you have to maintain the behaviors. Why not give you the skills to do that from the start and invest in your relationship at the same time?
Comfortable learning environment for all!
If you're anything like me, having to load up your dog and work on new skills in an a new environment might result in you feeling a little flustered. Meeting virtually, you and your dog learn from the safety and comfort of your own home without distractions.
Just as effective as in person training!
You will receive the same training or behavior modification plan as you would if we were working together in person. It may come as a surprise to you, but dog training is a bit of a misnomer. Much of training dogs involves teaching their people!
WHAT IS VIRTUAL TRAINING LIKE?
We will meet via videoconference on a regular basis per the cadence set forth in the package that fits you and your dog's needs. During these calls, we will go over the following:
Progress - We will not only discuss any progress you have made, but any pain points you might be experiencing so that I can help you problem solve.
New Skills / Concepts - I will introduce new skills or concepts relevant to your goals. During this time, I will coach you on how to teach your dog these skills live, step by step, why they are important, what situations they apply to, and more. My goal is for you to leave with full understanding of the skill and how it applies to your overall goals.
Homework - I will go over any homework I have for you to work on until we touch base next to ensure that you have the full picture. In addition to this, I provide a document with step by step instructions, video tutorials (if applicable), and a schedule of what skills to practice including how frequent to practice them.
All sessions are recorded and you are provided a private link with which to refer back to them if you desire.
HOW DOES VIRTUAL TRAINING WORK?
Contact me to let me know what's going on. I will review the details and if we're a good fit, I’ll send you a link to book your initial consultation.
an initial consultation
Prior to the initial consultation:
You will fill out a detailed history form at least 2 days prior to your appointment (this helps me start to fill in the details of the bigger picture of what is going on with your dog)
During the initial consultation, we will:
Discuss your dog's history, health, lifestyle, and your training goals
Start on skills that will be integral to your journey
Start to implement a management plan
Discuss the recommended training package
After the initial consultation:
You book your training package and we will hit the ground running!
During your active training sessions, we will:
Coach you on new skills or concepts
Review homework for you to do prior to our next session
*The number of active sessions & virtual check-ins will depend upon the package you book. Remember, behavior modification takes time.
Active Training Sessions
Between active sessions, we will chat via WhatsApp during our scheduled check-in. During these check-ins:
I will review any video you shared and provide feedback
We will discuss progress, points of concern, and celebrate wins
You have the chance to ask any questions you may have