Private training can cover any number of behavior issues from potty training and basic manners to leash reactivity or aggression issues.
Private Training with Bravo Zulu Dog Training starts with a 90-minute Initial session in your home or via Zoom. This session is mostly discussion. We'll talk about the information on your registration form, ask follow-up questions about that information and your dog's history. We will help you understand the cause of the behavior, how we will work with you to address it and of course, why the selected strategies work. We will ensure the strategies are a good fit for you, your family, your lifestyle and your dog. We often also have time to begin practicing some skills, so you can feel confident in using the strategies after your trainer leaves. An email summary is sent after the session, so you will have some materials to reference, review, and share with the whole family.
You will have the option of an in-person Initial Session or a remote Initial Session (via Zoom). And you might be thinking, "Could I actually get any help with a Zoom session?" Or, "Don't you need to see my dog in action?"
The answers are yes, you can get lots of help with a remote session - modern technology is really great that way! And, no, we don't need to see your dog doing those undesirable behaviors. We don't want the dog to practice them, and can develop a training plan based on your description of the behavior. The ultimate goal of the Initial Session - and training, in general - is to provide you with the tools you need to work with your pup successfully; and, Zoom sessions are another way Bravo Zulu can help.
Beyond the Initial Session, the next training steps are based on your goals, your specific concerns, and, of course, your dog. You may get everything you need from just the Initial Session; or we may suggest a Follow-Up Session or two, or a Training Program that fits your needs, family, and lifestyle AND helps you reach your goals!
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