When a puppy reaches four months old, they are mentally equivalent to a 5-10 year old. At this point in their life it is time to teach them responsibility and work on self control and patience. You have a clean slate and can stop bad habits from forming. It is most important to show leadership during this stage so that your dog learns to follow you instead of challenge you. This is done through consistency in training, setting boundaries and structure.
With adult dogs that already have bad habits, the training will focus on their triggers and their reactions towards them. We also work on improving the mental health of your dog by focusing on behavioral training. This includes extreme cases such as aggression, obsession or fearfulness.
All of our in-home training programs are customized to our client’s specific training goals. The one-on-one training gives your trainer the opportunity to give you 100% of their focus and deal with the behaviors you want to improve. This training program has the flexibility to teach your dog things not covered in structured class environments and generally gets quicker results.
If you are a new dog owner or are having issues in any of these areas, we are here to help!
Our group obedience classes are offered in Mississauga at Barks n' Rec dog care facility (Highway 401 & Dixie). It is a perfect program for owners on a budget, or looking for a more social training environment.
Although each class is not customized to your specific training goals, it does cover all the basics and common behavioral issues. It is not your regular class where you walk in circles for an hour. By recreating a home setting we can still offer behavioral training and help owners learn how to tackle common household behaviors on top of all the basic commands.