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Below is specific information about the services we provide for in-home training which we provide in Baker County Oregon and surrounding areas as well as distance training options for those out of the area. All programs are customized to fit your needs, and we are flexible with our training plans to provide optimum learning for you and your canine companions. If you have further questions regarding our service options, please call or email.

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What is Private Training/Sessions?

Private Training is an in home service, where a trainer comes to you and teaches you to train your dog, in your own home, at your own pace. Private Lessons are great because they are geared towards your needs only.  You can cover all the topics you need on your time, and get a training plan, and homework to complete in between sessions.  Private lessons include material offered in an average obedience class and are taught in your home, at your convenience. 

This home-based service offers dog owners who have limited time an opportunity to improve their relationship with their pet dogs. Training at home is especially appropriate for dog owners who find travel to classes difficult.  Together we can identify problem behaviors and training solutions.  We can also train skills that will improve your dogs ability to be calm and manageable.  You will learn gentle and positive training methods that incorporate all kinds of motivation from praise, food and toys as reinforcement for positive behaviors and learned commands.

Just a Few Skills Your Dog Can Learn:

  • Walking on a loose leash
  • Sit when greeting people
  • Come when called
  • Basic commands
  • Play retrieve (chasing a ball or frisbee and returning the toy to you)
  • Taking food gently from your hand
  • Relinquishing favorite toys or treats without a fuss
  • Tricks (cute and useful!)
  • Stand calmly for grooming or veterinary care (including toenail cutting)
  • Settle down on a dog bed or in a crate for a period of time when directed to do so
  • Wait at doorways in the house or car

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What are Behavioral Consultations?

Behavioral Consultations are very similar to Private Training except a specific behavioral issue or issues are addressed.   Issues such as all types of aggression, separation anxiety, compulsive/obsessive behaviors, food guarding and territoriality, hyperactivity and compulsive behaviors are all best dealt with on an individual basis.   Consultations include a period of observation and discussion, a training plan, demonstrations  and practice of techniques and follow up whether by phone, email or in person.   The amount of sessions you will need will depend on the issue(s), time you have in between to work with your dog and your comfort level.   Everyone is different and we want what works best for you, and gets your dog to a healthy and happy state as fast as possible.

 

Problem Behaviors We Can Change With Training:

  • Jumping up on people during a friendly greeting
  • Resource Guarding (toys or food)
  • Soiling in the house, car, or crate
  • Lunging when on leash
  • Running away
  • Inappropriate play with other dogs
  • Aggression towards dogs
  • Aggression towards people
  • Excessive barking
  • Destructive chewing
  • Counter surfing (stealing food)
  • Barging through doors
  • Jumping out of a car without permission

 

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Distance Training Packages

Option A
Option B
Includes:
~ 1.5 hour consultation (phone, Skype, Google Hangout or other video chat option)
~ 3 months follow up phone/email support
~ Copies of training plan, and other relevant training handouts
Includes:
~ 1.5 hour consultation (phone, Skype, Google Hangout or other video chat option)
~ 1 hour follow-up consultation
~ 3 months follow up phone/email support
~ Copies of training plan, and other relevant training handouts

Practical Dog Solutions Baker County, Oregon 541-519-5915 practicaldog@msn.com