Training Services

Struggling with one of the following behavior issues:

Leash Reactivity, Resource Guarding, Separation Anxiety, Barking, Aggression, Puppy Socialization, Puppy Jumping and Biting, Puppy Potty Training.

Our beloved dog’s do not always behave in the way that we would like, that is certainly true.

It is helpful, in these instances, to understand that your dog is not being stubborn or unloving or naughty but that she is responding to certain environment situations that are either making her feel uncomfortable or are creating reinforcement for her.
At My Dog Spot we use Empowerment Training and Behavior Adjustment Therapy (BAT 2.0 developed and created by Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA) to teach you, the owner, how to change these environmental set ups so that your dog is able to respond to a situation in a more appropriate way.

In conjunction with Empowerment Training we use reward based training protocols which, for most dogs, means using food as a motivator, however food is and can often (depending on the dog) be replaced by functional reinforcers which means things like going for a walk, being moved away from the scary object etc.

During our sessions we teach you how to communicate more effectively with your pets by ‘decoding’ your dog’s body language for you and teaching you exercises, games and tasks to do with your pet that will create and forge lasting bonds between you.

We teach you leash handling skills where you learn to use the leash as a form of guiding and communicating with your dog rather it being a tool of control and micromanagement.

Allowing your dog to interact/socialize with objects, triggers or environments in a more natural way gives them greater control over their own safety which reduces fear, anxiety and ultimately aggressive displays or behaviors.

Meet the Trainer

Ready to give it a try?

First Step: Reach out to us via the contact form on this website. Give us a few bullet points describing the issue that you are having and we will reply as soon as we can.

Second Step: We will send you an Intake Form with a couple of questions about your dog’s history/ medical history and likes and dislikes. This helps us prepare for our first meeting with you.

Third Step: Because every dog is an individual, just like humans, it is important for us to start with an initial consultation. During this consultation we discuss your pup’s behavioral issues at length. We talk about what might be causing the predominant issues such as potential medical causes eg. acute or chronic pain, environmental or situational changes, schedule changes etc. Then we discuss a management or training plan customized for your particular situation. This may entail daily training sessions, weekly training sessions, or even just irregular sessions where we check in with you to see how you are progressing.

PUPPY TRAINING

Our 5 session package $300.00 (12 weeks to 8 months)
Just welcomed a new flurry member to your family? Feeling a little overwhelmed? Grab your pup, some yummy treats and sign up for our 5 session puppy package.

Watch the following video to see what our Puppy Package is all about.

FAMILY DOG TRAINING

$375 (6 sessions with material specifically prepared for families with children) (12 weeks to 8 months)
Got kids AND a dog? You need FAMILY TRAINING!

Ready to turn your dream picture of the perfect family dog into a reality?
We have ALL the tools and support you’ll need to make it happen.

Check out the video below to find out about our specialized fun, effective and 100% positive family training package.

KIDS AND DOGS SAFETY PROGRAM

Countless studies have shown that raising children with pets is beneficial in a number of ways. Unfortunately, children are also the most common victims of dog bites. At Good Dog Spot, we know a thing or two about canine body language, behavior and how to help dogs and kiddos get along harmoniously. And we can’t think of anything more important than helping your child build a loving and safe bond with their furry sibling so we have created a KIDS AND DOGS SAFETY program where children ages can learn all about appropriate ways to interact with their furry companions. It includes fun games kids can play with your dog, videos on dog body language, and instructions on how your kid can become a secret agent for your dog’s protection and well being.

SINGLE PUPPY TRAINING SESSION

90min $140.00 (12 weeks to 8 months)
Does your pup already know all the basics but needs a few tweaks to become the perfect canine citizen? Or maybe you have a few questions on annoying behaviors that just won’t go away? These single sessions are the perfect format for you.

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

$420 (includes a 2 hour Initial consultation and two 60min follow up sessions)
Behavior Modification training addresses issues such as fear, anxiety, aggression, reactivity, resource guarding, and separation anxiety. While some puppies may exhibit behavioral problems from early on in their socialization and growth period this section of the training program is generally geared for dogs over the age of 6 months. (If your puppy is showing any signs of the above mentioned behaviors please reach out to us asap.)

Before scheduling a Behavior Modification session with us, please take some time and watch the video below so that you can ‘meet’ our trainer and become knowledgeable on our training methods.

IMPULSE CONTROL: TAMING THE TEENAGER

$60 per 1 hour session
Has your puppy just turned into an unmanageable teenager? Is your once sweet pup having a hard time following basic commands and has excessive jumping and barking become a part of your day to day? You’re ready to sign your pup up for our impulse control sessions. Using a combination of games, canine conditioning equipment, and positive reinforcers such as toys and food motivators we have created a fun and enriching impulse control program that teaches the advanced concepts of duration, distance and distraction without the usual elements of frustration that usually comes with impulse control learning.

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If we didn't answer all of your questions, feel free to drop us a line anytime.