How Do I Know Which Training Option Is Best For Me?
The first step in training with Kat is to meet for an in-home consultation. This will give Kat an opportunity to meet you and your dog(s) and discuss what the best plan of action is to meet your training goals. Kat’s approximate 1-hour initial consultations will cover all the details required to help you make the best informed decision for your dogs training. Kat tailors her training programs specificly to each dog & human, and their unique individual needs.
I have more than one dog. Can you help me?
Kat personally knows the joy of a multi-dog household, and absolutely welcomes multi-dog families in her training programs! Due to the specific nature of your multi-dog household & depending on your specific training needs, additional rates may apply.
We're expecting a baby will be joining our family in the future. Can you help us figure out what to do with our dog?
YES! Kat is a licensed Family Paws presenter and has spent time studying the specific needs families with young children/babies and dogs have. Plus, she can speak from personal experience! Contact Kat today to help make sense of your multi-species household.
I tried teaching my dog things using food rewards before & now he only listens to me if he sees a treat first. Is this how your training works?
A common misconception of reward based training is your dog will never follow your directions without being bribed first. An important step in training using food rewards is the quickly phasing out of food rewards and replacing them with real life rewards. Kat will guide you through each step of the training process to ensure your dog isn’t reliant on bribes.
I just brought home an 8 week old puppy. When can we begin training?
Training can and should begin right away! Although your puppy may not be old enough to venture into places like the dog park or doggie day care, your dog is never too young to start learning. Setting your dog up for success from the moment you bring her home is the key to preventing problems which can arise in adolescence and adulthood.
The dog we’ve had for a while now has had some bad habits for the past few years. We’ve mostly learned to live with them but sometimes wonder if our life would be easier if we had spent time training him. Is there hope for older dogs?
Yes! Old dogs CAN in fact learn ‘new tricks’. Depending on the specific behavior that is troubling you and the severity of these habits, the time necessary to devote to training may vary but your dog is capable of learning at ANY age.
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