Do you have a busy lifestyle and not enough time to commit to regular training?
It can be hard or impossible to fit the training an adult dog or puppy may need into our busy schedules. Certain behavior issues require training sessions at least several times a week.
When training is needed, but time is sparse, dog day training can be a great solution.
Are you unsure about dog training and would like a professional to take over?
Does your dog have behavior issues that you are just not sure you can work on yourself? Is training complicated, and class times do not line up with your irregular schedule?
Are you working in a demanding job or have kids to take care off, leaving little time for training your dog?
The solution for you may be dog day training.
I offer dog day training in Albuquerque and surrounding areas. It is a type of training in which the owner does not need to participate.
I will come to your house (or another location of your choosing – e.g. a park for a dog who needs to work on his social skills) and train your dog for you.
You can sit back and relax – or even have me train your dog while you are at work!
This format works well especially for dogs who need a more extensive approach. I work can work on behavior issues, manners, house breaking (potty training), puppy training, leash walking, general obedience and more.
Having your dog trained by a professional trainer is very time and cost-effective. Through years of training dogs daily I know exactly which type of training your dog will need and how to deliver it.
The training is reward-based and positive and your dog is in the best hands.
Dog Day Training will give you the peace of mind of knowing that your dog is trained by a professional who has successfully trained hundreds of dogs.
In our initial meeting you will tell me exactly what you would like your dog to improve on, what behaviors are the most important to you and what your goals for your dog are. I will then draft a training program tailored to your dog’s and your needs.
Throughout the training process I will provide you with photos, videos, written and verbal feedback about our lessons. After every lesson I sent a summary of what we worked on, how the dog did and what my next plans are.
The continuous feedback is an important detail of our Albuquerque Dog Day Training. You are not just handing off your dog to a professional trainer without knowing how he is trained. I strive to provide maximum you with maximum insight into your dog’s training. After all, I know how important it is to know our canine friends in good hands!
Dogs usually improve rapidly once they are in a structured training program like this, and you won’t have to worry about making time for training anymore, I will do it all for you.
Day Training can be set up as an on-going program if your dog e.g. needs someone to let him out and exercise him during the day while you are at work. In this case we can decide on long-term training projects, such as higher-level agility, frisbee or trick training. On-going programs also are suitable for dogs that require a lot of socialization and exposure, which can be hard to provide for owners that work full-time or have other obligations.
Which dogs are suited for dog day training?
Generally, most dogs will benefit from day training. Regardless of his age or breed, individualized training will help your dog reach his full potential and improve his behavior in many different areas.
Day training can be especially beneficial for dogs that have previously been trained with different methods and not responded well to the training. Introducing a unified approach working towards a long-term training goal will help your dog understand what is expected from him. He will learn how to make good decisions (more on that: Dog Decision Making) leading to permanently improved behaviors.
Day training will also be very beneficial for multi-dog households. In these cases, I will separate one dog at a time from the group to train. Each dog will benefit from the one-on-one attention and teaching, and having all dogs trained will yield good results for their behavior as a group as well.
What are the options for transitioning from day training?
Once your dog has shown considerable improvement in the areas we have been working on, we can transition from day training towards a maintenance training schedule.
How exactly this looks will depend on your individual dog. Follow-up training usually consists of less frequent day training sessions (once or twice a month), private sessions during which I teach you how to maintain the improved behavior, or, if you are interested, joining one of our diverse group classes. I will also recommend online classes if you are interested in working through these without having to adhere to a class schedule.
If you have a very busy or erratic schedule we can work through Skype sessions (long distance coaching).
This is especially useful for dogs that do not need a lot of work done on their training anymore. We will have short check-in sessions whenever needed.
How do I know dog day training is not a good option for me?
While our day training program is beneficial for most dogs, unfortunately there are a few that it is not ideal for.
If you live outside our Albuquerque/East Mountain service area, we can probably not provide day training for you at this time. Working through private sessions will be more suitable in this situation. Contact us to talk about details.
If your dog is fear-reactive towards people, it can be more problematic than helpful for him to have our trainer work with him directly. This will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Our highest goal is to make dogs and owners feel comfortable and satisfied with the training we provide. If the dog is too fearful to partake in training with our trainer, we need to look at different options for training with him until the initial fear phase is resolved.
Luckily, many dogs grow fond of their trainers very quickly as they learn to associate them with food, praise and games. Most dogs may only need an acclimatization period of a couple sessions until they are comfortable and confident enough to work with the trainer themselves.
If your dog is human-aggressive, we can not provide day training for him at this time. Please contact us to discuss other training options such as private sessions, and/or get an assessment of the severity of his aggression.