What is a "balanced trainer"?
What are training tools? Are they included in the cost of training and where are they obtained?
Can I train my dog on my own using online resources, such as Youtube or dog training DVD sets?
Where does training take place?
Depending on the owner’s goals and the dog’s needs, training locations can be agreed upon during the consultation and over the course of lessons. Training oftentimes needs to initially take place in the owner’s and dogs’ home, especially if the dog is exhibiting unwanted behaviors at home that may not occur in other places. However, it’s also important to generalize behaviors. Training can additionally take place in public spaces, to include, but not limited to, Kalie’s training facility, outdoor areas, pet-friendly stores, and restaurants.
Are there any training restrictions, such as breed or temperament? Does my dog have to be spayed/neutered?
There are no training restrictions based on breed, but there are two realities with training any dog – firstly, the owner understands the genetic traits of his/her dog breed. There may be some behaviors that take longer to improve or may ultimately not ever really be corrected to perfection. For example, if you have a scent hound and you do not want the dog to sniff the ground during a strict heel or if you have a chihuahua and you do not want your dog to bark at strangers. These situations may be attainable, but it will take HEAPS of work and goes against the genetic programming of your dog’s breed. Secondly, if your dog needs behavior modification for severe aggression, and Kalie does not feel adequately equipped to handle the situation, she will be glad to refer you to someone who is. The last thing Kalie wants is for an owner to waste resources if Kalie is not the best trainer for the owner and the dog. In regards to being spayed/neutered, this is not a requirement. Dogs can be trained whether they are intact or desexed.
If I have a dog who is not up-to-date with vaccines for personal reasons, would I still be able to have my dog trained by Kalie's K9s?
Yes, your dog(s) can still receive training with Kalie’s K9s, even if vaccinations are not current. Lessons for this client type would be restricted to private lessons and virtual training. Kalie honors all decisions made by dog owners for their pups. While choosing to respect these choices, any situation that would allow for dog-to-dog interaction can only legally occur with dogs who are up-to-date with their vaccinations.