DOG TRAINING & CLASSES
ONE ON ONE SESSION AT YOUR HOME
Having a dog in your life is one of the most joyful and rewarding experiences you can have. For a lot of owners who are not experienced enough, raising a happy, well behaved puppy can be a bit challenging. This is why we provide dog training for those who feel they need some guidance. Zendog provides flexible training sessions to accommodate our client's schedules. Our approach focuses on positive reinforcement to allow for long term results. We strive to help you become your pets trainer, we do that by giving you the essential tools you need to deal with any problems you may face. If you are not sure if we can help, please give us a call to discuss your issue, we would love to hear from you.
Private lessons for puppies under 6 months: In person sessions $120/hour, or $60 for 30 minutes. Zoom sessions are half the price of in person sessions: $60/ hour or $30 for 30 minutes.
Private lessons for adult dogs, basic commands and common problems: In person sessions $160/hour. Half price for Zoom.
If you purchase 4 hours of training, (in person or virtual, or any combination) you can get a 5th hour for free.
You do not need to commit in advance to get the free lesson.
Additional charges: If we need to travel outside of the Church/Wellesley/Cabbagetown area there may an additional travel charge. If we require the use of additional equipment for tricks classes, nose work, or safety tools for certain cases, there may be an additional charge. Additional charges will be between $20 and $40.
Each session will include a follow up email with a training plan, and some handouts to guide your efforts that you can save for future reference. We will also allow everyone purchasing a private lesson an opportunity to record some video of them working with their dog so we can give some additional feedback and help troubleshoot any problems you may be having.
The first lesson begins with an introduction to clicker training and the way dogs learn. The remainder of the lesson is spent working with you and your dog on whatever issues you have identified. The first session will be on Zoom unless you don't have access to an electronic device to do the session. At the end of the 1st lesson we will devise a training plan together and we will provide you with detailed instructions to follow. We recommend waiting a few days to a week between in person sessions, but your first in person session can be scheduled as soon as the day after our initial Zoom session. Most clients seem to have the most success with 1 lesson per week, but we can be as flexible as you need us to be. You may contact us at any time with questions you may have.
PUPPY SOCIALIZATION MODULE
(4 in person sessions with a free zoom intro)
These classes combine basic puppy behaviours with appropriate, safely monitored play periods between suitably matched puppies in class. Focus will be on safe and proper socialization, education of the handlers in body language, appropriate safe play, basic training and prevention of problem behaviours as puppies mature. Basic behaviours include sit, down, stay, come, hand targeting and leash handling skills. There will be time for handler’s questions at the beginning of each session, but they will be limited so as to prevent run over of time to the next class.
Handlers will be expected to bring adequate and appropriate reinforcements for class (pieces of very finely cut up treats that have higher value to their individual puppy), one favourite toy and a chew stick or stuffed Kong Toy. Equipment needed will be a four to six foot leash, a treat pouch or fanny pack and a flat collar or harness. If you do not have these, please get in touch with us as we carry a variety of quality treats and training pouches in our Zendog store. Aversive equipment such as chain collars, prongs or head halters will not be appropriate for class.
All class registrants will receive by email, prior to the first class, a series of handouts to read that will cover basic learning theory (what is positive reinforcement etc), basic puppy behaviour and development and the basic training terms that will be used in class.
For everyone’s safety and comfort it is expected that all handlers will keep their puppy from interacting with the other puppies unless it is “play” time for them and the instructor will encourage focusing on your puppy and its behaviour at all times.
$239.95 + HST (4 Sessions, 1 hour long each, plus 1 free virtual intro session to ensure your first class goes smoothly)
Time for completion: 5 Weeks
+ Free Bag of Open Farm Puppy Food
Upcoming Start Date: November 18th, 2023
We will first review your application. Please send us an email or call us following completion of your registration.
As well, please note every owner who enrolled his/her puppy for this module, should provide clean fecal test or deworming proof.
Payment in full is required to guarantee your spot in this module.
CITYZENS FOUNDATIONS MODULE
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This class is for anyone with an adult dog (at least 6 months) that wants to learn some foundational dog training skills to help with common problems.
Some common problems that we can help you with include:
Separation anxiety: Dog hates being left alone while you are shopping and going to parties, or while you are on vacation
Reactive towards guests/strangers: Dog gets stressed when you have guests over for parties, dropping off gifts, and making deliveries.
Flowers and plants: Some dogs will try to eat the flowers and plants you were given as a gift, or are planning to give to someone else.
Sensitive to your moods:Some people become very emotional during the holidays, and dogs can pick up on this easily.
Sensitive to weather conditions: Some dogs don't like the heat, some don't like cold, some don't like rain, and NONE of them like walking on salt.
Reactive to strange sights and sounds: Some holidays include people in strange costumes (trick or treaters, Santa) or loud noises
(HAPPY NEW YEAR, WITH HORNS! FIREWORKS ON CANADA DAY!)
The class will be held on Saturdays at noon, 1 hour each, (with an optional 15 minutes for Q&A at the end of each class) and last for 5 weeks. Sign up to reserve your spot today!
$299.95 + HST (6 Sessions, 1 hour long each) Time for completion: 6 Weeks
Upcoming Start Date: TBD
We will first review your application, please send us an email or call us following completion of your registration.
Please note every owner who enrolled his/her dog for this module, should provide clean fecal test or deworming proof. CityZens class will require up to date vaccination document.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.