Worried about your health or that of loved ones during the uncertain times of the pandemic? Are you interested in working with us but outside of our service area? You are in luck because we offer private virtual coaching packages for clients from all over the world!
Worried about how effective virtual coaching can be? Virtual coaching works JUST like our in-person sessions. We talk about goals, develop a customized training plan to help you meet those goals, describe and demo training exercises, coach you through the exercises of training your dog, and then provide you with post-lesson notes emailed to you to help you with your homework! Prior to your lesson, you will receive an emailed link for our zoom meeting room. And when it is time for your lesson all you have to do is click on the link! It's easy!
Virtual coaching is great for puppy basics, basic foundation manners, and dog-powered sports foundations. Lessons are $130 for a single lesson and $500 for a package of 5 lessons. Interested in signing up? Contact us!
Virtual learning client Motive with his human watching one of their virtual coaching training tutorials before they give it a try!
Want to see an example of how virtual training might work? Here is a virtual coaching session with a client who wanted to get started in dog-powered sports.
Here is an example of an online session that our client allowed us to share. Our session takes place over zoom. We talk about training, I explain skills, and then coach her through the process of practicing with her dog to make sure she is doing it right.
Virtual coaching sessions can be catered to any behaviors you might need like raising a puppy, teenager troubles, foundation manners, behavior modification, dog-powered sports and more!
The most critical (to us) and the most baffling was when she needed to learn how to relax. Pawsitive Futures online puppy class got us through it. With their kind, patient guidance, our puppy learned to self-soothe when amped up, stressed, anxious and when overtired to the point of off-the-walls zooming. [This isn't an advertisement. I share my personal experience and their link out of gratitude.]
Sometimes I wondered if she would "get it" while I trustingly followed instructions and SHE DID. The positive reinforcement methods work. I could sometimes even see the understanding click into her puppy self as she proudly repeated the behaviors we rewarded.
Positive reinforcement training — and the patience of our trainer — led us to this restful morning. They listened to what we needed to learn for our family and helped us get there. We learned "sit" and the basics. We also learned impulse control and calm behaviors that she and WE need for restful family time together.
From my heart, thank you note to the super-smart, experienced trainers who helped us raise a puppy over live video classes. Takes a keen eye to spot the subtle learning indicators and guide frazzled dog parents over live video. And they’re pros at it.
I am grateful.