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Puppies

Puppies are like sponges... start them off right with lots of fun experiences during their critical socialization period (up to about 16 weeks of age).

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Manners

Sometimes dogs need a little help to learn how to live in harmony with their people. Training some polite behaviours makes everybody happier!

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Behaviour Challenges

We'll work together using a humane and kind solution-oriented approach to modify behaviour that is problematic for your family.

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There Are Solutions 

Common challenges we can help with:

  • polite puppies - housetraining, biting, chewing, jumping up, on/off switch
  • manners - calm greetings, walking with a loose leash, coming when called
  • fearfulness
  • dog-dog reactivity/aggression
  • dog-human aggression
  • guarding food, objects, or other resources
  • body handling, husbandry

Build a Better Relationship with Your Dog

Learn how to improve the quality of the life you have with your dog, and build a relationship through management, enrichment and training. You'll learn how to understand your dog's body language, prevent undesired behaviours, and meet your dog's needs for physical, mental and social stimulation. All with techniques that are humane, kind, and backed by science.

Morning walk with dog (black labrador retriever). Young man is training his puppy walking on the leash.

Rates and Packages

 

Getting Started

Initial consultation, in your home: 90 minutes, $150. Includes: initial questionnaire (provided in advance), assessment of the issue(s), recommendations documented in the form of written training plan(s) provided via email within 72 hours. (Initial assessment is not required for private puppy lessons).

Additional a la carte follow-ups, in your home or in the community: 60 minutes, $125. For additional dogs in the home, add $25 per hour per dog. Each follow-up includes assessment, recommendations and training plan adjustments, provided via email within 72 hours.

Packages:

Private puppy lessons (for puppies under 5 months of age): 6 sessions, 60 minutes each, with you and your puppy in your home. Topics are flexible, and may include: potty training, resource guarding, chewing, polite greetings, age-appropriate exercise and enrichment, mat work, crate training, targeting, recalls.   $450.

Training and behaviour modification packages: Must start with the initial consultation (see above); additional sessions may be bundled in groups of 4 follow-ups, 60 minutes each, in your home or in the community: $375. For additional dogs in the home, add $25 per session per dog. Each follow-up includes assessment, recomendations and training plan adjustments, provided via email within 72 hours.

Support

All consults and packages include on-going support for 30 days following the last session. Support is in the form of email, video assessment, or SMS texts. Support hours will be provided at the initial consultation, and support requests will be responded to within 48 hours.

Payment

Payment for the initial consultation must be provided before the session starts. Packages shall be paid in full, in advance. No refunds, sorry.

Payment may be in cash or e-transfer. Blockheads Dogs does not accept cheques or credit cards.

Cancellations

In the event that you cancel or change a scheduled session, there is no cost or penalty if you notify Blockheads Dogs 48 hours in advance; otherwise the regular fee will be charged.

In the event that Blockheads Dogs cancels or changes your scheduled session with less than 48 hours notice, you will receive a free 60 minute session as compensation for the inconvenience, in addition to rescheduling the missed/rescheduled session.

 

 

Next Steps...

Send an email today to learn more about Blockheads Dog Training, and how to help your own 'blockhead'!