Private training is the most effective way to solve problem behaviors and accomplish your training goals whether on-site or in the comfort of your own home. A training plan will be specifically tailored to your dog’s needs. Some of the most common behavioral issues that can be addressed through private training include:
Shows itself as a growl, teeth being barred, a snap, or general possessiveness over food, toys, bones, or anything that your dog may see as valuable. Through behavior modification and training, your dog will learn that you are not a threat and feel more comfortable around "valuable" items.
Is triggered when there is separation from the person or people a dog is most attached to. Symptoms can include urinating and defecating, barking and howling, chewing, digging and destruction, escaping, pacing, and coprophagia. There are many ways in which your dog can be taught that time left alone is enjoyable.
Often called leash aggression occurs when a dog is on-leash and feels restrained. Barking and lashing out at other dogs and people can be one of the most embarrassing problems. Through training your dog will learn that being leashed leads to pleasurable experiences.
WILL A BABY BE JOINING YOUR HOME SOON?
One of the best things that you can do for your loyal family dog is to prepare them for the changes that come with a new baby.
A training plan is personalized for each dog and can include; teaching calming behaviors for nap times, solidifying "leave it's" to differentiate between dog and baby items, desensitizing to new equipment and noises, heeling to a stroller, and proper dog to baby introductions. Having a properly trained, prepared dog can decrease the many challenges of parenthood.
In addition, as your baby becomes mobile the transition can be difficult for your dog. Reinforcing avoidance techniques, desensitization handling, and safety are just some of the ways in which dogs and toddlers can learn to coexist.
Lastly, Om Obedience is here to make kid and dog relationships the strongest and safest that they can be. Please do not hesitate to contact us to help teach your children how to behave safely around dogs.
Private training can be booked on-site at any of our training partners for $125/hr or in your home for $150/hr. If booked in advance, $425/3hrs, $675/5hrs. Please be advised that our private sessions typically book out 4-6 weeks in advance and our existing clients have scheduling priority. Telephone consults are booked as private lessons and available in 45 minute increments.