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Dog Training Q & A to some frequently asked questions & queries

Dog Training Q & A to some frequently asked questions & queries

I thought I would do a Q & A page to answer some commonly asked questions and queries I frequently receive. This page will be updated as more Q & A are added.

Q 1.  Do you offer a performance guarantee?

Sorry no, I do not. When it comes to dog training, there are too many variables, I have no control of, to offer any kind of guarantee. Dog training is all about me teaching you how to handle/communicate and train your dog. Your dog may listen to me but your dog isn’t my dog, you have to do the work.  I can only advise, guide & show, I can’t make you listen and take note of my advice or suggestions. Neither can I make you work and spend time with your dog as required, on a daily basis.

Although, I can ask you to let me know, if something I have shown you, isn’t working for you, I can’t rely on you telling me. Dog training is about commitment,  there are no quick fixes when it comes to training your dog.

Trades people such as plumbers, mechanics etc, may guarantee their work and guarantee’s apply on most consumer  goods, eg cars, TV’s, fridge/freezers and the like. As with any written guarantee, you need to read the fine print, re conditions that can make guarantee null & void.

Some dog trainers may offer a guarantee, it maybe just a gimmick, to increase their client base, you need to read the small print.

Q 2. Are you a dog whisperer?

Dog whisperer is a phrase,  which has been used quite frequently since Robert Redford movie the “Horse Whisperer” was released in 1998. it was based on the 1995 novel “The Horse Whisperer” by Nicholas Evans.

In fact, All animals speak to us, if we as humans, choose to watch, listen and learn. So, no, I am not a dog whisperer but like many other people I can read and understand dogs and what they are trying to tell us.

Many dog trainers/behaviourists, over the years have used the phrase “dog whisperer”, as a good marketing tool, to increase their client base and revenue.

Q 3. Do you only hold “group dog training classes” on a Sunday?

Yes I do, I find for most people, the time and day is more convenient.

Q 4. When is your next Canine Parkour Class (urban agility)?

I am sorry but due to the lack of interest, I no longer hold Canine Parkour classes. I do however include an introduction to canine parkour, in my group classes and private training packages. I also offer a one hour private parkour training session, to anyone who is interested.

Q 5. Hi, just wondering when your next Pet Support Group meeting is?

Again, unfortunately due to the lack of interest, I know longer offer this free service.

Q 6. Do you train when its raining?

Yes I do, I train in all weather, unless it is extreme, or there is a possibility of someone getting injured e.g. Its a very windy day and there’s bark or branches breaking off trees and being tossed around, by the wind.  They have the potential to harm. So I will cancel, I usually contact people via phone or text. So, if the weather is a bit crappy, don’t assume I am going to cancel.  If you don’t hear from me, its still on.

 Q 7. Why do your classes cost more than the dog training clubs?

Volunteer club members, run the classes and they only charge a nominal amount to cover their basic costs. That is why their courses run for longer and cost less. Unlike myself and many other trainers, we have to cover our costs and live.

 

 
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Dog Training & Behaviour Modification: Wairarapa, Greytown, Masterton, Featherston & Carterton. Commencing on Saturday September 27th. Book Now! to secure your place

I will be visiting Greytown, on a monthly basis, providing there is enough interest, Commencing on Saturday September 27th.

The venue is located next to the dog park on the corner Cotter & Pierce Street.

I will be holding, 2 hour private training sessions for behaviour problems. As well as 2 hour group training sessions for specific problems and basic obedience, except for dog aggression. If you have an aggressive dog, you will be working privately with me and one of my training dogs.

Dog behaviour problems such as:                           Basic obedience:                        

Aggression                                                                   Sit, Stay, Leave it, Recall, Down, loose leash walking.
Jumping Up                                                                  All my training programs and courses include segments
Digging holes                                                               on Dog Safety and Dog Control Act.
Breed specific problems
Separation related problems
Not coming when called
Destructive behaviour
Chewing
Phobias
Pulling on the lead

Cost: 2 hour Private training session $120

Group: 2 hour training session $89 Min number for group training 2 max 3.

Prices include all Faq Sheets. $50 deposit required at the time of booking and the balance to be paid on the day of training.

Cancellation fees will apply.

Please Quote the Coupon no, when booking. Discount Coupons valid only for residents of Greytown, Masterton, Featherston & Carterton areas. Please fill out the form below:

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