The word ‘Mission’ — by definition means a strongly felt aim, ambition or calling. I am called to go out into the world and spread understanding, wisdom and faith.
WNC K9’s MISSION is to help you find your dog training GOALS and achieve results.
During a Behavior Problem Solving session, I try to assess and evaluate the problem behavior and give homework using animal learning theory, desensitization, counter-conditioning and other proven techniques to start to modify behavior. The use of many methods to intervene in helping the dog feel safe and count on their owner for support and guidance.
I take into consideration the environment, the family support, and the consistency of a low drama (conflict-oriented) living situation.
Dog training can loosely be grouped into two main categories: reward-based and correction-based. Reward-based can be split even further into lure-reward, marker-system, and free-shaping. A marker-system that includes free-shaping and lure-reward is what I use when teaching behavior. In sport and conditioning classes, I review free-shaping as a primary means of teaching tricks and new behaviors. As a result, the depth of fun, confidence and relationship built is above what the average dog owner can imagine. You should join the fun and see for yourself.
In all private coaching sessions, my primary goal at WNC K9 is to give you, the dog’s real trainer, the tools to build communication, respect and trust. All three placed between you and your dog equals a solid relationship, in my opinion. I will show you how to understand your dog, how to teach your dog to understand you and how to fit training into your every day life, period.
The way I train will never harm your dog physically or mentally. The things I show you will only enhance the relationship you have with your dog. You have the right to leave a class or coaching session if you feel any trainer is doing something that will harm your dog in any way and I encourage that … serious!
There are on-campus or in-home or online sessions.
1 hour of coaching ... $105 on-campus; $115 in-home, $85 online
1.5 hours of coaching ... $140 on-campus; $155 in-home, $105 online
The initial consult includes an evaluation, several exercises as homework, handouts and a follow-up phone conversations and typically lasts 1.5 to 2 hours.
When working with larger families, children, and multiple dogs, the private coaching session can extend even longer in length. When I travel out of Buncombe County private coaching sessions can also extend even longer, plus travel costs are added.
IN-HOME PRICING - Depending where you live**
1 hour of coaching ... $115
1 hour in a zoom meeting ... $85
1.5 hours of coaching ... $155
2 hours of coaching ... $195
Package discounts are given after the 5th lesson.
**Pricing is different for those living outside of a 15-mile radius.