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PRIVATE TRAINING

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"And then there's the personal question so many of Lassie's fans want to ask: Is he allowed on the furniture? Of course he is - but, then, he's the one who paid for it" ~ Julia Glass.

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Welcome to WAGDogs! You have come to the right place!

 

How can we help you?

 

  • Do you have a busy schedule and cannot train and socialize your pup?
  • Do you prefer to have a certified professional dog trainer do all the work?
  • Do you need help with your new puppy/dog?
  • Has your teenage dog turned into a "Devil in a cute suit?"
  • Is your dog protecting some items and/or food from other dogs or people? Is he guarding "contraband" (stolen) items?  Does he run away from you when you want him to leave an item?
  • Are you having difficulty walking your dog because of your dog's behaviour towards people or other dogs?
  • Is your dog fearful? 
  • Would you like to teach your dog/pup good obedience training and a solid recall?

 

 

We can help.

 

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Private Training: 

We are now resuming all our private in-your-home sessions; however, due to COVID-19, your trainer will come to your home with a mask on.  You can rest assured that we are taking all necessary precautions to stay safe during these uncertain times. 

If you would like to meet & chat about your dog's behaviour and training needs, contact Claire at WAGDogs.

 

 

Private training takes place in the comfort of your home or other location where your dog is most comfortable. We encourage you to read our philosophy to familiarize yourself with the kind of training we use. 

 

 

 

We offer various services for all your private training needs: 

 

  • The One-issue session;
  • WAGPups - Private Program (for very young pups, under 12 weeks of age at the start of the program);
  • WAGTeen - Private Program (for all dogs, from 5 months of age at the start of the program);
  • B-Mod (Behaviour Modification private program, all customized to your dog's needs); 
  • WAGPup, Daycare & Train (new program for dogs under 5 months of age). 

 

 

1) One-issue session: $250 Not sure where to start?  We will start with a simple phone call to narrow down the bundle of issues to just one or two issues (depending on the issue). Price is for 1 dog.

 

Note: this option is for ligther issues only. This is not a good option for dogs with high anxiety, reactivity, strong resource-guarding, or other serious issues, including running-away, or dogs who do not come when called.  

 

This One-issue session is for the following mild issues: pulling on leash (no reactivity); jumping; counter-surfing; very mild resource-guarding (especially important if your pup is under 4 months of age); digging; puppy mouthing/biting; eating feces; attention-seeking behaviours (such as demand-barking); door manners (boundaries); crate training / house-training (or potty training for pups).   

 

For questions or to book this session, please contact WAGDogs. 

 

Additional charges: Travel charges to North locations within Calgary city-limits apply at $25 per trip.

 

 

 

2) WAGPups - Private Program (pups under 12 weeks of age):

 

Did you get a new puppy and would like to start him off on the right paw? Start with your WAGPups program today!

 

Your puppy will be going through various stages of development until he is about 2 years old; however, did you know that the most important stage happens between 4 weeks and 12 weeks of age? By 12 weeks of age, your puppy's critical window of socialization starts to close.  By 14 to 16 weeks of age, the critical window of socialization has closed. A puppy's development and behavioural standpoint are now established.  This means that after 16 weeks of age, a puppy loses his fearless - yet healthy - curiosity and becomes wary of new things. When a puppy is wary of new things, it becomes harder to turn him into a confident adult dog.  

 

Our WAGPups program will be tailored based on the age and needs of your puppy. These are sessions all done in the comfort of your home / yard.

 

How to start + Investment:

 

  • We will first start with an initial consultation in your home and discuss a training plan (60-90 minutes).
  • A few days after our consult, you will receive a summary report of what we've discussed during our first meeting.
  • Training plan includes handouts, any reading materials, and email support during your program.
  • Pricing is for one pup.

 

Investment:

Initial consultation (as noted above): $140

 

Training Plan:

$100 per hour for in your home / yard training, with a minimum purchase of 4 hours; otherwise $115 per hour.

$115 per hour for sessions around your neighbourhood or nearby locations. 

 

What will you and your pup learn?

 

Based on your goal for you and your pup, you will learn one or more skills from this list: Focus games, Sit, Down, Snappy Recall, Walk with me, Place, handling, Cooperative care, Common Behaviour issues, House-training/Crate-training, Learn to be alone, Confidence-building games, Tricks, and overall Puppy Manners.

 

Additional charges: Travel charges to North locations within Calgary city-limits apply at $25 per trip.

 

For questions or to book this program, please contact WAGDogs.

 

 

3) WAGTeen - Private Program (for dogs 5 months of age and older). 

 

Are you ready to continue your pup's education?  If you started with WAGPups, the WAGTeen program is your next step!

 

Your dog has boundless of energy and wants to play all the time.  Your young dog is growing fast.  Many stages of development are taking place, including another fear period that corresponds with growth spurt, and starts at about 5-6 months of age.  During this stage, often times, dogs seem to regress and forget everything they've learnt.  Your pup's teeth are changing, his gums are sore...this is the destructive phase.  This is also when pups test their boundaries at home and their place in this world.  Ouch! These are not easy stages and you might even start growing a few gray hair, but training is even more crucial at that age so that your pup does not turn into a rebel.  Also important, is bonding with your pup. A good humane-canine connection is primordial for the well-being of your pup and to establish trust.  

 

Note: This program is for dogs who are friendly towards other dogs or humans.  If this is not the case, please refer to our Behaviour Modification program below.  If in doubt, please contact us.

 

Our WAGTeen program will be tailored based on the age and needs of your dog. These are sessions all done in the comfort of your home / yard.

 

How to start + Investment:

 

  • We will first start with an initial consultation in your home and discuss a training plan (60-90 minutes).
  • A few days after our consult, you will receive a summary report of what we've discussed during our first meeting.
  • Training plan includes handouts, any reading materials, and email support during your program.
  • Pricing is for one dog.

 

Investment:

Initial consultation (as noted above): $150

 

Training Plan:

$100 per hour for in your home / yard training, with a minimum purchase of 4 hours; otherwise $125 per hour.

$125 per hour for sessions around your neighbourhood or nearby locations. 

 

What will you and your dog learn?

 

Based on the number of sessions and on your needs, you will learn one or more skills from this list: Focus games, Sit, Down, Snappy Recall, Place, Walking on loose-leash, Stay, Leave-it, Drop/Out, Confidence-building games, Tricks, Impulse Control, Polite Manners, problem-solving common behaviour issues, and much more!

 

Additional charges: Travel charges to North locations within Calgary city-limits apply at $25 per trip.

 

For questions or to book this program, please contact WAGDogs.

 

 

4) WAGPups - "Daycare & Train": NEW!!

 

What is WAGPups "Daycare & Train"?  

 

This is a new program now available to pawrents looking for extra help with their young dog's education and safe socialization.  This program is entirely run by your certified professional dog trainer, Claire Cocheme.  

 

If you are busy at work most days, or have no time to train your pup, this program is for you. 

 

This new program is for young dogs under 5 months of age (under 20 weeks) at the time of their first daycare session.  We accept pups as young as 9 weeks of age who has received at least one set of vaccinations.  This program is available to pups until they turn 6 months of age (unless otherwise approved by your trainer).  After that, you are welcome to continue your pup's education with our WAGTeen private sessions.  

 

At this time, our private Daycare & Train program is on first-come, first-served basis, as we only take 1 pup at the time. This private daycare will take place in your certified professional dog trainer's private home just steps away from Fish Creek park.  Training, walks, play, and socialization will be the core of this program.  Your pup will be treated like one of our own, and, as the only "guest pup" of the house, will enjoy your trainer's full attention! We only take one dog at the time so that we can provide the BEST service!

 

How does it work?

 

  • You would drop off your dog at your trainer's home at a previously scheduled time (or we can pick up, SE and SW location only!).  During the day, your trainer will take care of the training and socialization of your young pup in her own home and at safe outdoor location(s) previously discussed with you.  
  • Any of these skills will be taught to your pup at some point, based on how many daycare passes you choose to get, and based on the age of your pup: Sit, Down, Walk on leash, Snappy Recall, Leave-it/Drop (overall impulse control games), Mine/Yours, Boundaries, Door Manners, Settle, Place, Focus games, various Tricks, and more.  Your trainer will also teach your pup to nap/relax behind an x-pen, and learn to be comfortable alone.  
  • There will also be mental enrichment games and playtimes in the yard!   We also have a kiddie pool for hot summer days, so if your pup loves water... we'll bring on the fun!  At the end of your pup's daycare session, you will pick up your puppy (or we can drop him off to you!) and enjoy your young dog's newly found knowledge! Start your pup off on the right paw early on! Contact Claire today!
  • Your certified professional dog trainer will take care of everything your pup needs throughout the day.  You only need to provide proof of their first sets of vaccines, toy(s), and bring their food.  You will receive photos and videos throughout the day of how your pup is doing.  You will also receive a short report of what was practised with your pup on that day.  
  • Do you want a well-educated, well-mannered, and well-socialized young pup ...but would also like to learn the skills taught to your pup?   Purchase a WAGPups private program and combine it with passes to our WAGPups Daycare & Train program.


Limited time offer: Purchase 8 passes to our WAGPups "Daycare & Train" program + 8 WAGPups private sessions (for pups under 16 weeks of age at the time of their first daycare session), and save over 10% on your grand total!!

 

Pricing:

 

-$90 for one single pass daycare (until 5:30pm). You drop off & pick-up your pup.

-$335 for four (4) passes. 

-$670 for eight (8) passes.

-$1,335 for sixteen (16) passes.

 

Pick-up & Drop-off:

-$10 for pick-up only. 

-$10 for drop-off only. 

Our pick-up/drop-off option is only available to a very few communities, all in the deep SE and SW end of Calgary, to allow for reasonable driving time during traffic hours.   

 

For questions or to book your daycare, please contact WAGDogs. 

   

 

 

 

 

 

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WAGDogs: The Behaviour Modification Program

 

Does your dog chase fast moving objects? Bikes? Cars? Joggers? Skateboards?

Does your dog lunge, bark, and overall goes out of control when on-leash and when seeing another dog?

Is your dog a fearful dog, shy around people, and/or overall shut down? 

Does your dog wag his tail when meeting people, but tries to bite them once they turn their back?

Is your dog afraid of being left alone? Does he bark/howl? Do you think your dog has separation anxiety?

A little bit of information on what is a B-Mod:

 

B-Mod (behaviour modification) program is for dogs in need of extra help.  

We use proven science-based techniques; however, a B-Mod plan is not a guarantee of success especially for serious cases. 

Success can be slow and will depend on the age of the dog, his history, genetics, ethology/breed, health, and mostly, how long he's rehearsed the unwanted behaviour.  

Success will also depend on how complex your dog's behaviour is at this time, and if there is a bite history.

A behaviour modification plan can be a full-on investment on your part: time-wise and financially. 

 

Our program requires an initial consultation to assess your dog and discuss a training plan, at $200.  A few days after our initial consultation, you will receive a summary report about what was discussed during our first meeting.

 

  • The number of sessions and price will be determined on our first meeting.  
  • Your training plan will include customized handouts and any reading material.  
  • Price vary with the B-Mod program required.  
  • All programs require a minimum of 6 weeks commitment, time-wise. 

 

Contact WAGDOGS today and let's see if this program would be the right fit for your dog.

 

Additional charges: Travel charges to North locations within Calgary city-limits apply at $25 per trip.

 

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~Please refer to our "Philosophy" page to familiarize yourself with the kind of training we use. 

 

~Payments are all due in full at time of purchase, or cash on the day of the session.  Traveling charges or any additional overtime is due upon request.  We encourage cash or e-transfers as the main form of payments to wagdogs@shaw.ca.  Sorry, at this time, we do not accept credit cards or cheques.

 

 

 

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Claire is a member in good standing with the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

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