We guarantee you will see results and positive changes in your dog, even within the first lesson . We will teach you how to better communicate with your dog, and quickly and effectively help you reach your dog lifestyle balance so your problems disappear. Ultimately, once you are by yourself just you and your dog it is up to you to track progress and practice for even better life long outcomes. We will promise you that—if you stick to our training regimen and make sure that everyone in your household is consistent—you will see life long changes in your dog’s behavior.
If after either we train your dog in a boarding and training situation or a private lesson and you are ecstatic about the results AND you go home and put your dog in the backyard and ignore them, things will revert back to exactly the way they where before training as you are an integral part of your dogs life.
IN SHORT: You will see results in your first lesson! Guaranteed. The results will compound and improve in subsequent lessons but just like Piano lessons you will only see continuing results if you keep working with what you and your dog have been taught. If you don’t continue with your commitment to your dog it will ultimately be a waste of your time and money.
Training a dog is NOT a one lesson session it takes time and commitment but with the correct instruction for your dog there will be less time spent in frustration. You will see results in your first lesson – Yes that is true, but you must apply the new techniques shown to you to really change your dog’s behaviour for the long term.
All of our K9 Smart™ Programs start with a simple flat collar and lead. Amazing results can be achieved with just this equipment. However if we feel that certain equipment will improve, ethically speed up the are conducted with a flat comfortable collar and lead you will be amazed at the results and the ease of our training. It actually works!
There are many “methods” and your dog training needs will depend on you and your dog, its problem or problems. We do not handle an aggressive dog the same way you would handle a dog with an escaping problem. What we do works! The main point is we will deal with it, quickly, effectively and in a manner that eases your frustrations not create new ones. Our unique style of training The K9 CalmSmart “method” as been developed over 30 years of dog training and is not based on any ‘one method’ As each dog is an individual their training should be structured to suit the individual dog.
We provide guidance through one of our K9 Smart Programs that allows you to become the dog owner your dog needs you to be. The responsibility for your dog’s behaviour lies with you. Our role is to provide you with the right training techniques and support. We are qualified and experienced and take our dog training and our customers experience seriously. If we have a problem in the program we will work with you to find the solution. We assess each dogs problem or training requirement individually.
Right away, the sooner the better. Bad habits don’t get chance to become ingrained behaviours. You can start your education as a dog owner learning what is right and what is wrong with your dog and dogs in general.
Training a younger puppy is easier; habits (good and bad) can be formed in as little as 2-3 weeks. As soon as you walk in the door with a new dog or puppy, whether you know it or not, training has already begun. So the sooner you start teaching your dog – the better!
K9 PuppySmart is a lesson or lessons that are conducted by one of our trainers. These lessons are conducted in your home or a safe place where one of our trainers will go through all things puppies. Its a great start to a new relationship.
We start off with by visiting you in your home and we will sit and discuss your concerns with your dog and and talk about your solutions. We do the lessons in your home or a place of your choice. The first lesson is very in-depth and when we visit you we cover all concerns and discuss with you your training options. With our program we are able to fix all dog problems and prevent new ones from appearing. Effective, realistic and focused Training. However every program is individually tailored to you and your dog.
Our boarding and training programs run for initially 10 days. If you are going away we can extend your boarding for 21 days, or longer if required. Flexibility is an unwritten rule by smart trainers, when it comes to training dogs.
All dogs staying with us must be in or out during specified business hours, although we are not a kennel we still are bound by certain noise restrictions rules. As a private residence we also have a family life (that your dog is included in) AND we do, like you enjoy our time off and after hours.
We do supply all bedding food and toys, but if you wish you can bring your own dog’s toys, bedding or special food.