training services and pricing
At Wolf Pack Pet Care we use a "no-fear", "balanced" approach. This means we prefer to use training tools (ie. treats, slip leads, prong collars, gentle leaders, muzzles etc.) but will adhere to the wishes of the human in charge as needed.
The foundation of our training philosophy mirrors that of many mainstream successful trainers. By taking care of the body through exercise, the mind through discipline and the heart through reward and praise, we can develop the strongest bond possible with our animal companions. By establishing clear expectations in the home and developing a strong pack dynamic through accountability, redirection and affection, your dog will begin to understand and enjoy their role in the family. There are no secrets to dog training and by the end of it you will also be a dog trainer to your dog. More importantly you will be able to provide them with the understanding, confidence and calmness that will allow them to be the dog you've always dreamed of.
Private targeted behavior class
A private lesson in which we can work on specific behaviors at the request of the human in charge. Lessons are designed to provide the human in charge with the appropriate strategies and skills to address a specific behavior. Target behaviors can include but are not limited to; Barking at strangers, Jumping on guests, Leash reactivity, Dog introductions, Rough play with other dogs or humans. The skills gained in these lessons need to be practiced regularly in order to be effective. Sessions are not designed to eliminate a specific behavior in the class (although that has happened). Sessions typically run 1-2 hours but are not restricted by a time limit. Sessions come with a free follow-up consultation.
Doggo University 5 class Package
A five class series designed to provide you with the fundamentals of becoming a dog trainer to your dog. Philosophy and Pack Dynamics are part of the discussion as well as relationship building, daily exercise, desensitization, socialization, basic obedience, impulse control, recall and accountability. Class locations begin in the home and gradually move outdoors into more challenging environments eventually ending in parks, shopping centers and restaurants. Each level of learning should be nearly mastered before moving ahead into a more challenging environment, therefore the speed of the "semester" is determined by how consistent the human in charge is in implementing the lessons. Classes include some lecture and some hands on practice of demonstrated techniques. Classes may be both indoors and outdoors so dress everyone accordingly for weather. Classes to meet no more than once per week.
How to walk on leash, respectfully
As WPPC believes exercise is the first step to calming your dog we also feel it is important to make going out for walks a peaceful practice rather than a war of attrition: No more sore back or guilt from wanting to strangle the family pet; and everyone gets the walk they need. Verbal commands coupled with leash pressure to begin followed by a dash of heel and leave it. May include group walking introduction. Sessions typically last about an hour.
Tanya O. (google review) 3 months ago
"Rocco and myself have had great experiences during each of his training sessions. Eddy is kind, professional and great with my Rocco. He has not only taught Rocco but has taught me how to continue with his great performance. Prior to Rocco's training he displayed anxious behaviors when he saw other dogs. Eddy taught us both how to manage this and much more. I highly recommend Wolf Pack Pet Care.