FAQ

Below is a list of frequently asked questions. If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Training Techniques & Methodology

What methods of training do you use?
I believe there is a time and place for all methods of training except for fear and intimidation techniques. The methods I use always depend on your dogs personality, and what types of behaviours we are trying to encourage or discourage.
Do you use treats?
Sometimes. When teaching new behaviours I do use treats. Treats are quickly phased out in exchange for your affection once the behaviour can be preformed at a rate of success of 100% with treats.
Do you teach positive reinforcement techniques?
Yes, but it’s not the only method I use. My methods and techniques will be customized and cater to your dog’s needs.
Do you teach science based dog training techniques?
Yes.
Do you teach clicker training?
If this is what you want to learn, yes. When teaching new behaviours, I use this method, but instead of a clicker, I use my voice, and instead of treats I use affection. Using your voice and affection is more successful at creating a deeper bond between you and your furbaby.
Do you use punishment?
I prefer the word “correction”. Dogs need to understand when they are doing something unwanted equally as much as they need to know when they are doing something good. I will not use any techniques that are based on fear or intimidation.
Will you train my dog for me?
My methods are based on building a relationship of trust and respect between you and your dog. Without developing that special relationship using the methods I teach you, the training will not be effective. The only training I will do for you, is to prepare your dog for behaving with a dog walker. See my list of services for more information on my dog walk-training.

Services

Do you offer boarding?
Unfortunately, I am not currently offering boarding. I can however recommend some great places and people you can trust, and will take great care of your dog. E-mail me and I can send them to you.
Do you provide dog walking services?
I only provides dog walk & train, however, I do have some recommendations for dog walkers in Toronto. Please e-mail me with your location and I will see if I have someone I can recommend in your area.
Do you offer board and train services?
More often than not, good trainers will not offer a board and train service because the service in and of itself is simply not effective. It will not work unless the owners put in an equal amount of work when the dog is back at home.
You cannot expect your dog to change if you are not ready to change yourself. Changing your dogs behaviors requires changing your habits, and lifestyle with your dog.
In rare circumstances, I will do a board and train if the dog is in need of a complete reset, as long as I know that the owners are dedicated to the dogs training once the board and train is complete. If the owners do not continue with the work that is done during a board and train, the dog will revert back to their old ways. I will never do a board in train before doing at least two or three sessions with you and your dog, to see if you are ready to put in the work.

If you think you and your dog would qualify for a board and train, please contact me to book a session so I can assess your situation and find you a solution to your doggy problems.

Other Questions

My dog has bitten someone (people or animal) - Will you still train my dog?
Yes. I will always be open to training a dog regardless of their history.

 

Hey, I’m Kristina

Hey, I’m Kristina

I offer private and semi private lessons that are fun and educational. My methods are easy to follow, and are sure to help you and your pooch develop an even stronger bond.

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