- Adult Training:
Trainer: Carlos Chacon
When: Date/Time of your choosing
How: One session (5hrs reserved for you to use as needed)
Who: All family members are welcome to participate
Where: Your home
This is a great time to start! Click here to book your in-person consultation. We can on that same day have your session take place. Alternatively, we can perform an over the phone consultation, prior to your booking. If so, please contact me at (514) 560-3574.
This Adult Training is all about making sure adulthood comes without any additional issues as your dog gets older, as well as addressing any immediate questions, concerns or adult-related issues you may have been dealing with.
Some of the common topics our clients ask us for help when it comes to this age group are
- Constant nipping
- Constant jumping
- Constant barking
- Constant chewing
- Constant whining
- Crate training
- Separation anxiety
Adult canine training issues can be a result of smaller unaddressed issues from a younger age, or due to more recent events that the dog wasn't able to overcome through the owner's guidance. The following is the structure of an Adult Training session:
1. Address your questions & concerns
We can take some time after my arrival, to sit down and go through any questions and concerns you may have put together. I do recommend you putting together a list with all the points you would like us to touch, to begin with. I will onto that add any additional points and information that you will need to take into account, as our session goes.
2. See your dog's behavior/obedience issues
Often times step 1 might get mixed in and done at the same time as this second step, depending on the severity of the issue. This is when I get to draw a picture of your dog and how he behaves in his main environment and why.
3. Put together a course of action
None of my suggestions will take place during our session without the dog owner's approval. The plan I will have come up with to help your dog will depend very much on his level of energy, past experiences, his reactions and his skills. You will hear me refer to your dog as being more of an "athlete" or a "mathlete".
4. Execute/adjust plan and get results
This is when we get to work on the actual issue(s). The more members of your home are present during this part of the session, the better we can have everyone be on the same page regarding the course of action and how we expect the dog to behave and interact with everyone.
This is when we get to go through the session and make sure we haven't forgotten any points and address any other questions or concerns that might have come up. I will also then recommend some of the following tools, contingent on what I have discerned your dog's specific needs are.
- Lavender balm:
Rubbing a bit of lavender on your hands will help your dog relax a little bit more when he's home. This will not work with a hyperactive dog that needs physical and mental stimulation above all.
- Tricky Treat Ball
This is a good toy to help with moments where your dog isn't too energetic and just needs a little toy to be entertained by for a bit. The treats you put inside it will not get out unless your dog learns to roll the ball a certain way.
- 50ft Justzon Cotton Web Leash
This is a good leash if you have a large enough backyard or open space (that is safe) where you're not focused much on having your dog learn to walk, but rather burn off some energy while walking the opposite direction of your pup, creating a bit of distance he then has to make up for by running back to where you are!
- Adjustable Nylon Slip Leash
This is the leash I recommend to most dog owners, for the exception of those where the dog has suffered from a neck injury or any other operation. It allows for instant reward in the form of relaxation, once your dog begins to learn the manner in which he is expected to walk in. I recommend, however, that you book a quick session with me, so I can demonstrate how to best use this leash.
- 6ft Slip Leash
This is a commonly used leash by other individuals and businesses in the pet industry and will serve a nearly identical purpose as the Adjustable Nylon Slip Leash, though not as comfortable due to the difference in materials and features.
- Dog Calming Eye Mask
This will and must only be used with me, during our session to address a particular issue with a dog, where he has learned to depend solely on his eyes, to immediately react in a negative way. The mask allows for the dog to regain more control and trust in his own sense of smell, rather than his vision. This must only be used with a dog that has little to no physical energy and is moving/walking forward, otherwise, he will be more likely to try to remove it.
- Dog Backpack (Medium/Large and Small)
Dog backpacks are a great tool designed for the active, energetic dog that is looking to put in some work! Like most tools, this one requires a proper and positive introduction so that your dog enjoys using the backpack, which is the most important element above all. Your dog should begin by carrying no more than 10-12% of his body weight and for short periods of time, while supervised.