Dog Training Services

Private Lessons 

Private lessons are one-on-one — that lets us create a completely custom training plan, focused on the behaviors that are most important to you! 

Private Dog Training Lessons

Tailored to You

The behavior choices that make the most sense to dogs is rarely what the human-world considers “well behaved.” That’s where dog training comes in.

Having a well-behaved dog requires thinking through the behaviors you’d like your dog to do, then teaching him the value of doing those things. Rather than looking at just what our dogs are doing wrong, we determine what we would like them to do in those situations…

Then we teach them to do those behaviors instead.

That may mean sitting calmly when meeting someone new, walking nicely at our side on leash instead of pulling and darting all over, or it may mean learning not to bark at people or other dogs. 

 

The same core behavior principles all come into play.

Modern training techniques have been shown effective for changing everything from resource guarding (of people or valuable things) to behaving at the door.

When you work with us, we’ll develop a custom training plan based on the behaviors you most want to change and the specific behaviors you’d like to see instead. Then we’ll work with you to help you and your dog get there… while ensuring both you and your dog enjoy the process!

We offer many different training options; but if you’re not sure which program makes the most sense for you, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to help you determine the best program to suit your needs. 

Whiskers & Wags Student Community

Via Facebook

Students also gain access to our private Facebook community, where we regularly share tutorial videos, plus the occasional Facebook Live to answer questions in real time. Students can post questions and share videos of their own training for feedback!

Behaviour Consults 

Worried because your dog is…

Barking and lunging? Resource guarding? Suffering from separation anxiety? 

We can help. We’ll work with you to diagnose the cause of problem behaviors and determine a plan to manage, then treat the underlaying feelings causing these behaviors.

And we’ll do it all while helping both you and your dog feel good about and enjoy the process.

Still not sure? Reach out and we can talk about what you’re dealing with — we’ll be honest about what we see and what you’re facing, and help you determine the right choices for you.

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1:1 training

Get private attention one on one — with a custom training plan developed just for you. 

*This initial consult will last aprox. 90-mins.

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Tailored to YOUR dog

Suitable for every dog — each lesson is tailored to your dog’s needs or skill level, to help you continue to make progress, no matter where you are now.

Custom Training Plan

Together we’ll determine the best path forward for you and your dog, then we can schedule additional lessons at our private lesson rate.

Pricing

$150

Plus GST

(Additional travel costs may apply.)

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90 min Initial consult

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Added lessons at private lesson rate

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Training Materials

Puppy Prep

Puppy Prep is a private lesson program designed to raise social, confident, well mannered puppies.

We will teach the puppies how to settle in a new environment, the foundations of walking politely on leash, the foundations of coming when called, learn basic manners, accept handling, as well as healthy exposure to new things (people, noises, dogs). We will also discuss common puppy behaviours such as nipping, house soiling, jumping up etc.

3 Private Lessons At Home

Where your pup will be able to focus best and where you need your pup to behave most!

*Each lesson will last aprox. 1 hour.

1 Private Lesson in the Real world

We’ll travel to a novel environment where we can practice your pup’s new skills out and about in the real world!

*Each lesson will last aprox. 1 hour.

Pricing

$420

Plus GST

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4 Private Lessons

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Training Materials

Puppy Primer

Puppy Primer builds upon the basics in our Puppy Prep program, adding in additional skills and more help for you.

Puppy Primer focuses not only on teaching your dog basic manners such as sit, down, walking politely on leash, coming when called, stays, polite greetings & impulse control.

We also teach you how to work through problems with your dog.

3 Private Lessons At Home

Where your pup will be able to focus best and where you need your pup to behave most!

*Each lesson will last aprox. 1 hour.

3 Private Lessons in the Real world

We’ll travel to a novel environment where we can practice your pup’s new skills out and about in the real world!

*Lessons will last aprox. 1 hour.

Pricing

$540

Plus GST

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6 Private Lessons

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Training Materials

Canine polishing

Take your dog’s skills to the next level with distraction training, distance work, and teaching him to retrieve!

Canine Polishing goes beyond the basics! We will work on improving the behaviours learned in Puppy Primer in increased distraction, as well as advanced concepts such as performing behaviours at a distance, and retrieving objects!

6 Private Lessons in the Real world

Where your pup will be able to focus best and where you need your pup to behave most!

*Lesson will last aprox. 1 hour each.

Pricing

$540

Plus GST

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6 Private Lessons

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Training Materials

Private Lesson packages

Need help with something, but don’t see it here? Not a problem!

We also offer packages of private lessons where we can focus on whatever you feel your dog needs most!

Private lessons can be held in your home, at the park, at the vet’s office, wherever you and your pet require assistance.

 

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Start with an Initial Consult - $150

Initial session will be 90 minutes and together we’ll determine the best approach for your dog.

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3 Lesson Package - $310

Get 3 private lessons, 60 minutes each.

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5 Lesson Package - $480

Get 5 private lessons, 60 minutes each.

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10 Lesson Package - $920

Get 10 private lessons, 60 minutes each.

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Single 60-minute Session - $130

Single sessions are 60 minutes each; when purchased separately they cost $130 each.

“I started with Puppy Prep private lessons to learn the basics with a new puppy — I think that was the best thing I could of ever done for myself and Sammie! I highly recommend it to anyone who is going to get a puppy. I also put Sammie into Board & Train for his benefit. Donia has spoiled us — there isn’t anyone out there like her!”

— Brenda & Sammie

Contact Us

83 Mapleglade Close Se Calgary Alberta T2j 2H1

(403) 831-1915

doniaroorda@gmail.com