Training for your dog and family
For a dog to be stubborn, he must first understand completely what is asked of him and then choose to disobey.
There are very few stubborn dogs in the world.
There are, however, many dogs who are untrained.
Our training style is reward-based, balanced training and incorporates positive reinforcement along with teaching and setting expectations. Praise and play are integral to successful training. Our focus is on building relationships so you and your dog can enjoy a rewarding partnership.
Our training is family focused. Each person who lives with the dog is encouraged to come to each lesson (from children aged seven and up). Consistency is important for the dog and the family: learning together ensures everyone is on the same page.
How we train
We train basic manners and obedience, dogs with difficult behaviour (e.g. jumping up at people, lunging on a leash), and work to remedy aggression issues.
All lessons are private. Locations vary, but the first sessions are held at our facility. Most lessons are about one and a half hours long.
Dogs aged three months and older are ready for formal training.
The cost of training varies based on
the type of training required
and number of sessions.
Please contact Esther for more
information. We can work together
on an assessment to determine which
program will give you and your
dog the best results.
As a professional dog trainer, Esther is continually learning from some of the best in the industry. In addition to the foundational dog trainer program she began with, she continues to attend training seminars that hone her ability to help dogs live fulfilling lives with their families.
Seminar in B.C. on a group walk (Esther on left).
Seminar dog trick training.
Pat Stuart and Glenn Cooke, trainers of The Canine Paradigm.