Zen Dog's False Creek Private Dog Training

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Group classes aren’t the golden ticket for every pup parent in False Creek. We totally get that vibe. Ditching the hassle of battling through traffic to make it on time, skipping the headache of locking into a multi-week course at the same rigid schedule, and tossing aside the worry that your fur baby might just not vibe with the group scene – private coaching is here to save the day. Maybe you’ve got some unique quirks or a training puzzle that’s as one-of-a-kind as your living situation. Certain pups thrive in a chill spot where they feel like the king of the castle. And hey, maybe you want to get the whole pack involved in the learning fiesta.

We’ve mulled over all of this. Truly, the magic happens when we get to hang out with our clients in a one-on-one jam session.

Private Dog Coaching in False Creek

Our tailored coaching sessions let you hit your training targets without being boxed into a one-size-fits-all plan. You snag all of our attention – for however long you need it – and we get to sprinkle our 25 years of know-how and imagination into crafting a training adventure that’s as special as your bond with your pup.

Zoom Dog Training Sessions

Sometimes, the gems of our wisdom shine brightest during a deep dive into a topic, where we can lay out some stellar advice, management tricks, and behavior makeover tips. For the stuff that’s a bit more complex than your garden-variety “sit” and “stay,” Zoom is our go-to stage. These single-hour gigs can be booked whenever the vibe strikes.

Single Private Dog Training Sessions

Got a hot question about a specific training conundrum or a behavior that’s got you scratching your head? These 75-minute, one-hit-wonder sessions are perfect for quick fixes that need a sprinkle of guidance. Like always, you’ll get a follow-up email loaded with homework and goodies to keep the training tunes playing. Plus, a week of follow-up calls and emails is on the house because we’re rooting for you.

The Three Lesson Private Dog Training Package

Designed for the crowd with a neat list of goals or a sticky behavior issue that needs some clever reworking, this custom package is the crowd-pleaser! False Creek dwellers snag an intense one-month training remix and support to weave those exercises into their dog’s daily groove.

We kick things off with a Zoom session to unpack your dog’s backstory, riff on daily routines that play into their behavior, chat about management strategies, gear, and learning theory, then drop a beat with a training plan full of foundational exercises as your homework. We build on those beats over the next two sessions, dropping into your space or a spot that jives with the week’s training goals.

The Five Lesson Private Dog Training Package

For the folks looking to cover more ground with their training goals and needing a bit more backup, this is your headliner. Perfect for first-time dog handlers or fresh furry family members needing a comprehensive training playbook. In our five-lesson lineup, clients snag a two-month intensive training plan and one-on-one coaching to integrate those moves into their everyday.

We start with a Zoom session to dive into your dog’s history, dissect daily habits influencing their behavior, discuss management strategies, gear, and learning theory, then lay down a training plan with foundational exercises for homework. We amp up those exercises in the next four sessions, either at your pad or a spot that fits the training vibe of the week.

The Eight Lesson Private Dog Training Package

This is the ultimate commitment to your dog’s long-term behavior, training, and wellness – our top-tier package! Here’s where we get to unleash our creativity and years of experience to tailor the perfect training journey for you and your furry best friend. With three months of guidance, support, and lesson plans, False Creek clients will emerge with a deeper connection to their dog’s needs, mastering new behaviors, navigating through behavioral puzzles, and giving their dog the cream of the crop.

As with all our private lesson packages, we start with a Zoom session to get the lowdown on your dog’s past, analyze daily routines affecting their behavior, chat about management strategies, gear, and learning theory, then craft a training plan with foundational exercises for homework. We build upon those exercises in the next seven sessions, whether at your place or a locale that suits the training theme of the week.