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Frequently Asked Questions
Will this training work for my dog?
Yes! Regardless of training history (extensive or non-existent), your dog’s breed (big or small), age (puppies to seniors) or behavioral goals. This course can help anyone who is motivated to improve their dog’s behavioral issues. Older dogs have just as much to gain from this training as a puppy or young adult dog.
How is the training structured?
You will be given two exercises each week. Your training sessions will be be approximately 10 minutes in length. For best results, I recommend doing one session each day, or two if you’re feeling particularly ambitious.
Will this “fix” my dog’s behavioral issues?
The goal of this training is to help your dog regulate emotional responses to challenging situations. We are not trying to “fix” behavior, because dogs that exhibit difficult behaviors are not “broken” – they’re lacking guidance. This course will show you how to work through challenges as a team and develop better communication and mutual trust in the process. Five weeks is generally not enough time to work through serious behavioral issues but it will give you and your dog the skills and know-how you need to continue forward with a solid action plan.
How long will it take to make progress in training?
Training timelines can be influenced by your dog’s age, your level of commitment to implementing management and training protocol and the intensity of your dog’s behavioral issues. Younger dogs with mild to moderate behavioral issues will usually make significant improvement in 3-6 months of training. Older dogs or those with more significant behavioral issues will need more time. Fortunately, the training is designed to be fun and highly engaging, you might even find this course will give you the “training bug.”
Can I do this training on my own? Or do I need someone else to help?
The majority of training can be done with just you and your dog in the comfort of your home, on a walk or at a park. However, in stage 2 of training I talk about how and why to create a “training set up” where your dog is exposed to a challenging trigger in a more controlled setting. At this stage you might need a little assistance from a friend or family member.
Where can I go to get support while taking this course?
You will be able to post videos, receive feedback on your training and get answers to your questions. These questions will be addressed each week through webinars or in the form of video responses. You will also get a chance to take a peak on what other students are working on, for interactive learning.
What training tools do I need?
Put in your info below to be emailed about more information of key training tools that you will need to successfully complete this course. This will detail recommended training food, mat, harness, training pouch and six foot leash.
Does my dog need to see a vet before beginning training?
Dogs can exhibit sudden changes in behavior if they are sick, experiencing pain or discomfort. It’s always a good idea to have a vet check prior to beginning behavior modification training to rule out ear infections, skin infections, joint or hip pain, dental or gum disease, or any other medical issues that might be contributing to behavior changes, especially when dealing with aggressive behavior directed at family members or other resident dogs.