Showing posts with label Dog Whisperer Sessions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dog Whisperer Sessions. Show all posts

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Full Boot Camp - Dog, Puppy Training, Behaviour Modification, Rehabilitation, in Ottawa, Hull



 AVAILABLE FOR ALL DOG BREEDS - including PITBULLS α΅”α΄₯α΅” 

Training;
Behaviour Modification;
Rehabilitation;
Nutrition;
Health; 

All Breeds - from small to large including Pit Bulls
FOR PEOPLE WITH ONE OR MULTIPLE DOGS/PUPPIES
For dogs of all ages - puppies, teenage, senior dogs... 

Dog and puppy training sessions with the Ottawa Valley Dog Whisperer - in your home, your yard, your neighborhood.  


Imparting Skills for a Lifetime
To be a well-adjusted, happy, healthy canine - dogs require life skills. Life skills are best imparted by one who can see and understand how each piece of knowledge dovetails into the next and can then share the knowledge with true understanding – physical and psychological to another. As intelligent, sensitive beings, dogs do not require domination nor treats to learn they simply require what they give to others: compassion, kindness, understanding, patience, will, persistence and awareness backed-up by calm-considered-confident and clear communication provided with consistency (physical communication, i.e. voice, body language must be truly consistent with emotional state).  Dogs rely on instinct and intuition; they actively and consciously use all of their senses. A dog will do exactly what you really ask them to do - my advantage and ability to observe, asses, address, coach and teach effectively relies on my capability to adopt and deploy the methods that are used by canines to teach and communicate with each other. Too many humans rely on man-made tools and conceits rather than leveraging the beauty and clarity of a dog’s way.
 "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." -- Edward Hoagland

I provide one-on-one training with my clients and their puppies, teenage and adult dogs of all ages…one or multiple dogs. Whether you just want to bring your dog up right from the get go, or you have adopted a rescue dog with a past, or you are experiencing behavioural issues (i.e. anxious, obsessive or aggressive behaviours of all kinds) from low intensity to high intensity (‘over-threshold’, ‘red-zone’).  Perhaps your dog has been placed on doggie Prozac and deemed ‘hyperactive’...I have worked with many dogs labelled and drugged for being hyper – I remove the need for such drugs. Such dogs are hyper-sensitive and require structure, truly good communication and nutrition, not drugs.  Whatever the case I can resolve the behaviour. I have never failed a dog and it’s human. 


Full Boot Camp
I offer an all-encompassing ‘full boot camp’ session (in your home) where I will address everything – from physical to psychological to diet/health. A session is typically 4 hours but may extend up to five hours depending on the issues at hand. If you would like to understand what a full boot camp session at your home includes and my methods just email me (ottawavalleydogwhisperer@gmail.com) and I will send you the information. You can also read this for more information about my methods and what I cover in a full boot camp session.This type of session is invaluable as it addresses every aspect of daily life with your dog and ensures that your dog does not develop behavioural issues.
  • Anxiety or over-excitement and/or motion sickness in vehicles; 
  • Barking; 
  • Begging for Food, Food Surfing (tables, counters, from children, etc.) 
  • Bolting out your door; 
  • Chasing your cats, and other small animals; 
  • Chewing/ biting your hands, feet, clothing etc.; 
  • Crate Training; 
  • Dog-to-Dog Aggressive-reactive Behaviour; 
  • Dog-to-People Aggressive-reactive Behaviour; 
  • Fear of People, Places and Things; 
  • Food Aggressive-Reactive Behaviour; 
  • Grief; 
  • Unwanted Guarding Behaviour of people, places and things; 
  • Inability to Settle-down (calm) and Relax…’hyper activity’; 
  • Inappropriate Behaviour with Guests; 
  • Obsessive Behaviour, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); 
  • Marking in the House;
  • Poor Leash-walking habits (pulling, weaving, flopping);  
  • Separation Anxiety; 
  • etc.

Session Cost All-Encompassing Boot-Camp Session (4 to 5 hours) - Session cost is determined on a case by case basis.
 
Fees above are as per my standard service area.
If you reside out side of my in-person session area, I also offer sessions via phone, Skype and Facetime.

I Offer Three Payment Methods for my Clients’ Convenience
  1. Cash,
  2. E-mail Money Transfer, and;
  3. Credit Card via Paypal.
Session Bookings
Sessions can be booked on weekdays and weekends.

Pre-Assessment
I do not pre-assessments. As I work intuitively and can shift my methods and techniques on the fly to suit the individuals, I have no need to pre-assess. 90% of my clients have been to 2 or more trainers (who subsequently failed the dog and/or made the dogs issues worse). I am often the last resort between euthanasia and life – it is a responsibility that I take with the utmost seriousness and have never let a dog and its people down.  There are very few dogs that cannot be rehabilitated
 
My Methods

I do not force/dominance-train, nor do I treat-train as neither methods honor the intelligence or way of a dog.  If you would like to know more about my methods you can read more here. I do not use e-collars, prong/pinch collars, choke chains, haltis, etc. I teach my clients how to work without such devices.

I Teach/Train the human…
- To be aware of how their psychological/emotional state affects their dog;
- To understand how they are mis-communicating to their dog;
- To understand their dog; its body language, its reactions, its needs;
- To learn how to effectively communicate with their dog - including using less voice and instead
   more body language;

- To see when their dog is asking for direction;
- To provide leadership to their dog;
I coach and mentor the dog.

Session Follow-up
Post session I send my clients articles that reinforce what we went through in the session. My clients know that if they have a question that they can call or email me.

Working with dogs and their people is not just my ‘job’ – making sure your dog is healthy and happy is my passion…30 years experience living and working with dogs.

Holistic Behaviorist Services Holistic Wellness Services

Holistic Wellness and Behaviorist Services

Do you need holistic advice to support your companion animal's health and well being? Become a client. Book your consultation. My professional holistic nutrition, wellness and behavioral services are available to you:
🌿 Holistic Wellness Services for Dogs and Cats πŸ• 🐈
🌿 Holistic Behaviorist Services for Dogs πŸ•

My Holistic Client Services are Available Worldwide:
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ USA
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Canada
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ UK and other European countires
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia and other Oceania countires
πŸ‡­πŸ‡° Hong Kong and other Asian countries
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡· Costa Rica and other Central American countries 
πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί European countries
πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ή Trinidad and Tobago and other South America countries
πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ South Africa and other African countries
πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ Sweden and other european countries
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺ United Arab Emirates

Available Holistic Consultations and Sessions:
πŸ“± FaceTime
πŸ“± Facebook video or voice calling
πŸ’» Skype
πŸ“ž Phone
πŸ“§ Email 
🚢🏻‍♀️ In-Person

Menu of Holistic Wellness Services for Dogs and Cats πŸ•πŸˆ
For more information go here. 
✅  Maintain Health, and;
✅  Address Health Issues and Conditions:
✓ Treatment and Remedy 
 Pre-Surgery holistic support protocols
 Post-Surgery holistic healing protocols
 Pre-Vaccine holistic support protocols 
 Post-Vaccine holistic support protocols
 Natural Insect and Parasite Prevention
 Natural Treatment for Insect, Parasite Infestation, Co-Infection, Disease
✅  Custom Designed Whole Food Diets - raw or gently cooked, and;
✅  Advice and Recommendation: 
✓ Premade Diets - raw, dehydrated, freeze dried 
✓ Supplemental Fresh Foods - raw, gently cooked
✓ Super foods
✓ Treats - raw, dehydrated, freeze dried, gently cooked
✓ Herbs 
✓ Alternative Medicines

Menu of Holistic Behaviorist Services for Dogs πŸ•
For more information go here
In-person Sessions - available locally
Voice and Video Sessions - available worldwide 
✓   Obedience Training
✓   Behavior Modification
✓   Psychological Rehabilitation

Affiliations to Companies
✓ None.
✓ I don't sell food or supplements.
✓ I'm not aligned with any companies.
✓ I choose to maintain my objectivity in selecting best-solutions for my individual client's needs.

Contact me
karen@ottawavalleydogwhisperer.ca

Article and graphics by Karen Rosenfeld 

Friday, 14 September 2012

Puppy Obedience Training, in Ottawa, Gatineau, and the Valley




Puppy Training - Learning to last a Life-Time...
Full Boot Camp Session

Just imagine if you knew how to use those subtle and effective forms of communication that dogs employ with each other – a perfectly attainable goal in an in-your-home session with Ottawa’s Dog Whisperer.  What better way to provide your puppy with the life skills it needs to grow into a healthy, happy dog.


A  puppy needs life skills of which a few simple commands like sit, down, stay are only a small part…do you know that it takes all of a few minutes to teach a puppy to sit when one uses the language of a dog? Why would you take a multi-week course with a trainer who takes a full hour of your valuable time to teach you how to get your dog to sit? And another hour a week later to teach your dog to lie down and yet a third hour - three weeks from your fist session, to teach your dog to stay? 

What if you could learn 100’s of times more in one day, in the space of 4 to 5 hours? 

 What if,  in the space of only one day, you could learn all you need to know...hear it, see it, understand it, and do it - to ensure that your puppy becomes a happy, healthy well adjusted canine.

Imagine never having to worry about your puppy developing behavourial problems in the future....and what if, in addition to all of that you could learn about whole health nutrition for your puppy - good behaviour and good health and wrapped up in one!

Well with me you can achieve all of this in an in-your-home Full Boot Camp Session. 

I believe in providing my clients with a comprehensive and cohesive learning experience… I offer an all-encompassing ‘boot camp’ session (in your home) where I will address everything – from physical to psychological to diet/health.  The following list represents just some of the many things that I will teach you and your puppy during a private in-your-home  four to five hour Full Boot Camp Session with your puppy.


Did you know that dogs are better communicators than most people? – I teach you how to be a better communicator…


  • Awareness – yours and your dog’s;
  • Facial expression and body language (yours and your dog’s) – identification,  recognition, understanding and effects;
  • Learn to direct your dog without speaking (voice is not the best way to direct a dog).
  • Understand all of the ways in which humans actually communicate and how it affects your dog;
  • Know how to occupy space to communicate effectively;
  • Know how your state of mind affects your dog;
  • Know when your dog is asking for direction;
  • Nail clipping, grooming and chemical-free all-natural alternatives for maintenance of ears, bathing etc.
  • Potty Training;
  • Socialization as applicable to your situation – i.e.
    • Manors with other Puppies/Dogs;
    • Manors with other Animals (cats, rabbits, etc);
    • Manors around Children;
    • Manors around Guests;
  • How to get your puppy to stop chewing on your hands, your clothes, shoes, household items, etc. 
  • Manors in the house – i.e.: 
    • Entering and exiting the house with respect; 
    • Respectful use of furniture such as the couch, bed etc.;
    • Avoiding the development of counter surfing, food begging, etc.
    • Your dog’s food and treats – how to ensure gentle, respectful behaviour;
    • Teaching your puppy not to grab food, etc. that falls on the floor;
  • How to avoid creating separation and other anxieties in your dog, including aggression;
  • The walk;
  • Advice on equipment and food for your puppy…
    • The pet food and equipment industry is geared for profit first and foremost, and although it would be nice to believe that the manufacturers put your dogs needs and health first – it is important for the health and well being of your puppy to be informed…
    • Do you really know what to look for to ensure you are feeding your dog kibble and treats that are free of allergens, toxins and carcinogens?
    • Manufacturers’ use  hot words like ‘probiotic’, ‘antioxident’, ‘natural’, ‘omega fatty-acids’ but even the expensive products can be wrought with shortcomings – do you know what you are really paying for?
    • There are so many types of collars, leashes, harnesses, toys, chewables – do you know what is best for your dog?
    • Whole Health Nutrition (understanding how to select good dog food, making your own dog food, selecting healthy treats, alternate foods, losing and gaining weight, immune system health, fur and skin health, dental health, etc.), cancer and disease prevention. 
Session Bookings
Sessions can be booked on weekdays and weekends.

Pre-Assessment
I do not pre-assessments. As I work intuitively and can shift my methods and techniques on the fly to suit the individuals, I have no need to pre-assess. 90% of my clients have been to 2 or more trainers (who subsequently failed the dog and/or made the dogs issues worse). I am often the last resort between euthanasia and life – it is a responsibility that I take with the utmost seriousness and have never let a dog and its people down.  There are very few dogs that cannot be rehabilitated

 
My Methods

I do not force/dominance-train, nor do I treat-train as neither methods honor the intelligence or way of a dog.  If you would like to know more about my methods you can read more here. I do not use e-collars, prong/pinch collars, choke chains, haltis, etc. I teach my clients how to work without such devices.

I Teach/Train the human…
- To be aware of how their psychological/emotional state affects their dog;
- To understand how they are mis-communicating to their dog;
- To understand their dog; its body language, its reactions, its needs;
- To learn how to effectively communicate with their dog - including using less voice and instead
   more body language;

- To see when their dog is asking for direction;
- To provide leadership to their dog;
 

I coach and mentor the dog.

Session Follow-up
Post session I send my clients articles that reinforce what we went through in the session. My clients know that if they have a question that they can call or email me.

Mini Boot Camp Session

These session are only available to clients who have already done a full boot camp session with me.

This session is perfect for:
  • Clients that would like a follow-up session but don't require another Full Boot Camp session - you have had a Full-Boot Camp Session and have mastered the resolution of all behaviors but would like some reinforcement to finesse/complete your leadership skills.
  • Clients who are introducing a new element into their dog's life, i.e...
  • Adoption of a new dog/puppy into a home with existing dog(s);
  • You have a new baby and want to make sure dog and baby's relationship is a good one;
  • You have a minor issue that you have been unable to resolve (major issues must be addressed with a Full Boot-Camp Session);
  • etc.
  • Clients that want to reinforce or learn more about one or two specific topics - for example:
      • Nail clipping, grooming and chemical-free all-natural alternatives for maintenance of ears, bathing etc.;
      • Socialization and Manners with other Puppies/Dogs; 
      • Socialization and Manners with other Animals (cats, rabbits, etc)
      • Socialization and Manners around Children; 
      • Socialization and Manners around Guests; 
      • The Walk; 
      • Whole Health Nutrition  
        • understanding how to select good dog food;
        • making your own dog food;
        • selecting healthy treats;
        •  alternate foods;
        • losing and gaining weight;
        • immune system health, fur and skin health, dental health, etc.;
        • Cancer and disease prevention.

Holistic Behaviorist Services, Holistic Wellness Services

Holistic Wellness and Behaviorist Services

Do you need holistic advice to support your companion animal's health and well being? Become a client. Book your consultation. My professional holistic nutrition, wellness and behavioral services are available to you:
🌿 Holistic Wellness Services for Dogs and Cats πŸ• 🐈
🌿 Holistic Behaviorist Services for Dogs πŸ•

My Holistic Client Services are Available Worldwide:
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ USA
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Canada
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ UK and other European countires
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia and other Oceania countires
πŸ‡­πŸ‡° Hong Kong and other Asian countries
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡· Costa Rica and other Central American countries 
πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Ί European countries
πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡Ή Trinidad and Tobago and other South America countries
πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ South Africa and other African countries
πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺ Sweden and other european countries
πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ͺ United Arab Emirates

Available Holistic Consultations and Sessions:
πŸ“± FaceTime
πŸ“± Facebook video or voice calling
πŸ’» Skype
πŸ“ž Phone
πŸ“§ Email 
🚢🏻‍♀️ In-Person

Menu of Holistic Wellness Services for Dogs and Cats πŸ•πŸˆ
For more information go here. 
✅  Maintain Health, and;
✅  Address Health Issues and Conditions:
✓ Treatment and Remedy 
 Pre-Surgery holistic support protocols
 Post-Surgery holistic healing protocols
 Pre-Vaccine holistic support protocols 
 Post-Vaccine holistic support protocols
 Natural Insect and Parasite Prevention
 Natural Treatment for Insect, Parasite Infestation, Co-Infection, Disease
✅  Custom Designed Whole Food Diets - raw or gently cooked, and;
✅  Advice and Recommendation: 
✓ Premade Diets - raw, dehydrated, freeze dried 
✓ Supplemental Fresh Foods - raw, gently cooked
✓ Super foods
✓ Treats - raw, dehydrated, freeze dried, gently cooked
✓ Herbs 
✓ Alternative Medicines

Menu of Holistic Behaviorist Services for Dogs πŸ•
For more information go here
In-person Sessions - available locally
Voice and Video Sessions - available worldwide 
✓   Obedience Training
✓   Behavior Modification
✓   Psychological Rehabilitation

Affiliations to Companies
✓ None.
✓ I don't sell food or supplements.
✓ I'm not aligned with any companies.
✓ I choose to maintain my objectivity in selecting best-solutions for my individual client's needs.


Article and graphics by Karen Rosenfeld