One-on-One Puppy Training with Ottawa's Dog Whisperer

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Gretchen I. Hill
City: Ottawa - Gatineau
Last visit: 2014-01-31
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Posted: 2014-01-31


Just imagine if you knew how to use those subtle and effective forms of communication that dogs employ with each other – a perfectly attainable goal in an in-your-home session with Ottawa’s Dog Whisperer.  What better way to provide your puppy with the life skills it needs to grow into a healthy, happy dog. A  puppy needs life skills of which a few simple commands like sit, down, stay are only a small part…do you know that it takes all of a few minutes to teach a puppy to sit when one uses the language of a dog? Why would you take a multi-week course with a trainer who takes a full hour of your valuable time to teach you how to get your dog to sit? And another hour a week later to teach your dog to lie down and yet a third hour - three weeks from your fist session, to teach your dog to stay?  What if you could learn 100’s of times more in one day, in the space of 4 to 5 hours?   What if,  in the space of only one day, you could learn all you need to knowhear it, see it, understand it, and do it - to ensure that your puppy becomes a happy, healthy well adjusted canine. Imagine never having to worry about your puppy developing behavourial problems in the futureand what if, in addition to all of that you could learn about whole health nutrition for your puppy - good behaviour and good health and wrapped up in one! Well with me you can achieve all of this in an in-your-home Full Boot Camp Session. I believe in providing my clients with a comprehensive and cohesive learning experience… I offer an all-encompassing ‘boot camp’ session (in your home) where I will address everything – from physical to psychological to diet/health.  The following list represents just some of the many things that I will teach you and your puppy during a private in-your-home  four to five hour Full Boot Camp Session with your puppy. o   Did you know that dogs are better communicators than most people? – I teach you how to be a better communicator… o    Awareness – yours and your dog’s; o    Facial expression and body language (yours and your dog’s) – identification,  recognition, understanding and effects; o    Learn to direct your dog without speaking (voice is not the best way to direct a dog o    Understand all of the ways in which humans actually communicate and how it affects your dog; o    Know how to occupy space to communicate effectively; o    Know how your state of mind affects your dog; o    Know when your dog is asking for direction; o   Nail clipping, grooming and chemical-free all-natural alternatives for maintenance of ears, bathing etc. o   Potty Training; o   Socialization as applicable to your situation – i.e. o    Manors with other Puppies/Dogs; o    Manors with other Animals (cats, rabbits, etc); o    Manors around Children; o    Manors around Guests; o   How to get your puppy to stop chewing on your hands, your clothes, shoes, household items, etc. o   Manors in the house – i.e.: o    Entering and exiting the house with respect; o    Respectful use of furniture such as the couch, bed etc.; o    Avoiding the development of counter surfing, food begging, etc. o    Your dog’s food and treats – how to ensure gentle, respectful behaviour; o    Teaching your puppy not to grab food, etc. that falls on the floor; o   How to avoid creating separation and other anxieties in your dog, including aggression; o   The walk; o   Advice on equipment and food for your puppy… o    The pet food and equipment industry is geared for profit first and foremost, and although it would be nice to believe that the manufacturers put your dogs needs and health first – it is important for the health and well being of your puppy to be informed… o    Do you really know what to look for to ensure you are feeding your dog kibble and treats that are free of allergens, toxins and carcinogens? o    Manufacturers’ use  hot words like ‘probiotic’, ‘antioxident’, ‘natural’, ‘omega fatty-acids’ but even the expensive products can be wrought with shortcomings – do you know what you are really paying for? o    There are so many types of collars, leashes, harnesses, toys, chewables – do you know what is best for your dog? o   Whole Health Nutrition (understanding how to select good dog food, making your own dog food, selecting healthy treats, alternate foods, losing and gaining weight, immune system health, fur and skin health, dental health, etc cancer and disease prevention. Session Cost

Session Cost Includes:

a) Pre-session correspondence, preparation, administration and travel time/km;

b) 4 to 5 hour in-person session in your home;

c) Session follow-up.

Session Cost Is:

Cost for All-Encompassing Puppy Boot-Camp Session - $500.00 HST)

Fees above are as per my standard service area (i.e. Ottawa, Hull, Alymer, Barhaven, Arnprior, Bells Corners, Carp, Carelton Place, Fitzroy, Orleans, Kanata, Renfrew, Smithfalls, Stittsville, Manotick, Vars, etc If you reside in a further outlying area, depending on the exact location – I may need to add a km/time surcharge. I Offer Three Payment Methods for my Clients Convenience


E-mail Money Transfer, and;

Credit Card via Paypal. Session Bookings

Sessions can be booked on weekdays and weekends. Pre-Assessment

I do not pre-assessments. As I work intuitively and can shift my methods and techniques on the fly to suit the individuals, I have no need to pre-assess. 90% of my clients have been to 2 or more trainers and/or behaviourists prior to finding me, they come to me because the trainers/behaviourists methods either did not work and/or made the dog’s behaviour worse or because the trainer/behaviourist gave up on the dog.  I work with dogs in extreme states of distress – and have never let a dog and its people down.   My Methods

I do not force-train, nor do I treat-train – neither methods honour the intelligence or way of a dog.  I do not use e-collars, prong/pinch collars, choke chains, haltis, etc. I teach my clients how to work without such devices. a)      I Teach/train the human…

- To be aware of how their psychological/emotional state affects their dog; 

- To understand how they are mis-communicating to their dog; 

- To understand their dog; its body language, its reactions, its needs; 

- To learn how to effectively communicate with their dog - including using less voice and instead more body language; 

- To see when their dog is asking for direction; 

- To provide leadership to their dog; b)      I coach and mentor the dog.

Session Follow-up

Post session I send my clients articles that reinforce what we went through in the session. My clients know that if they have a question that they can call or email me. As my method of training/teaching is very thorough I rarely get after-session questions…but I do get a lot of wonderful after-session progress updates from my clients! Working with dogs and their people is not just my ‘job’ – making sure your dog is healthy and happy is my passion…20 years experience living and working with dogs.   Website, Blog Site, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest and Facebook

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