Here's how it works:
I come to the home and teach simple effective techniques that show how to create a strong healthy relationship with your dog. Dogs function best when given direction, guidance and structure that define the boundaries and limitations of their environment. My expertise and the focus of this visit lies in teaching you how to effectively communicate with your dog and show you how to get your dog deferring to you and the training instead of to their impulses for decision-making . Dogs often receive mixed or confusing signals about acceptable states of mind and behavior. This confusion often creates anxiety, stress or attitude issues that cause issues with the dog. These unbalanced states of mind can lead to unwanted pushy, challenging or destructive behavior, along with nervous and/or fearful behaviors. If they are left to navigate "gray" situations or figure life out on their own, the unwanted behaviors often escalate. I will teach you how to create rules, boundaries and structure in a way they understand, then show you how to extinguish old toxic behaviors and put new healthy patterns into place. With you firmly in this leadership role, the mindset that goes with it, we'll head you in the right direction with the training and the tools that work best with your dog and you'll be on your way to achieving all your training goals!
This is our most popular service!
It's amazing what we can accomplish using strong energy, body language and cues that your dog understands!
**Yeah, but what about SIT, DOWN, STAY??**
I do teach obedience, but not during this foundation visit. Think of obedience as the 2nd floor of a house...The work we do in the home visit is like fixing cracks in the basement. We work in the instinctual world (where the dog lives) because it's where you get the most impactful change in their associations (memory)and state of mind.
Rate: $115/hour (most visits last~3 hours) + Mileage from Antioch. Added fee of $25/ hr for distances that take longer than an hour one way .
This program begins with a 45 minute zoom call to get to know your pup and identify any issues/concerns, followed by 5 one-hour, in-home training sessions where we will utilize clicker training to cover:
INSTANT ACCESS to join our new virtual FaceBook Community called DOGGIEOLOGY101 ONLINE ED. for ongoing support and receiving continued interaction with Carla and the Doggieology101 Crew ($200 value)!
Commands (Sit, Down)
Beginning Duration Work
Rate: $650 plus mileage, tolls and parking from Antioch for each visit
During these Private Training Sessions, Carla will coach you as you work with your dog to enhance the connection and relationship while working toward your training and behavior goals.
Your Training Program Will Include:
*Five, one hour private training sessions with you and your pup.
*Weekly homework for you and your pup
*Opportunities to share videos of you working with your dogs for review and discussion on the Doggieology101 Online Obedience101 FB page with other participants and Carla *Support during the week with Carla through email, phone, or messenger
*List of training tools needed for your dog's training needs (HermSprenger Prong Collar, 6ft Transitional Leash, Slip Lead, Long Line, Crate, Treat Bag for pups, etc.- Carla will let you know which of these you'll need); Note: The tools are NOT included in the cost of the session.
*Obedience Commands we'll cover:
Walk politely with you On-Leash
Recall/Come or Here
Duration work (begin longer downs with distractions)
Calm at Thresholds (Doors, Car, Crate, etc.)
*Minor behavior issues such as:
Rough Play with Other Dogs
This program is designed to help you teach your dog obedience commands and develop on leash reliability while cultivating a much calmer, more polite and respectful dog.
Homework fun!! It's going to be crucial that the training be worked on consistently between sessions by everyone in the family. You'll receive homework you'll be able to download each week that'll help keep you on task and focused throughout our time together! The patterning of practicing the commands and daily leadership work will transform your pup into that dream dog you'll be able to take anywhere! INSTANT ACCESS to join our new virtual FaceBook Community called DOGGIEOLOGY101 ONLINE ED. for ongoing support and receiving continued interaction with Carla and the Doggieology101 Crew ($200 value)!
Rate: $650 Mileage, tolls, and parking costs from Antioch for each visit