At Walkabout Canine Consulting we are committed to helping you teach your dog what you want him to know, while making training enjoyable for both of you.
We know that the major reason pets are given up to animal shelters is because of behaviour problems.
We don't want that to happen to your pet, so our training and behaviour services help you set your dog up for success and/or address the concerns you have about your pet's behaviour.
It's much more effective and easier for you to either create new good behaviour and/or prevent behaviour problems than to correct them. That's why training our pets is so important.
Check out our various services below to see if we can you improve living happily with your pet.
We also have other services to help you in the care of your dog so please let us know how we can help.
An important philosophy for us is to look at you and your pets relationship as a bank account that we want filled with many positives. We want you to have a healthy relationship with your dog right now? Whether its a new puppy, new dog or a resident dog.
The thing is building a new relationship or making changes is completely doable.
I like to look at building a hefty bank account. You can pay into the bank account with any positive interaction – for example training exercises/games, toys, play, affection, massage, you name it! And the key is to keep the balance high in the face of withdrawals that might happen in the form of conflict, frustration, reactivity, intimidation, etc. This is what training using positive reinforcement accomplishes. We look at building or rebuilding behaviours without the use of force. Why ? Because it works! We work by creating skills and breaking those down into doable steps.
Owning a dog is less of a destination and more of a constant and ever changing journey. If you have ever found yourself in the position of moments of complete understanding between you and your dog that goes beyond what you have taught them – you know what relationship is and wow it makes life easier!
Would you like more calmness, focus, desire and motivation from your dog? We like to look at the relationship as a bank account. How healthy is your relationship bank account with your dog right now? The thing is it’s completely changeable like any bank balance. You can pay into the bank account with any positive interaction – for example games, play, affection, massage, you name it! And the key is to keep the balance high in the face of withdrawals that might happen in the form of conflict, frustration, reactivity, intimidation, etc.
Is your dog or are your dogs struggling? I look at how your dog or dogs are dealing with everyday life and start building their optimism and confidence with training, well its more than training really. It really is behaviour change. Struggles result in whole list of aggressive, fear, anxiety type behaviour responses? YUP I CAN HELP.
I work on using fear free and easy learning concepts to help make changes so that the struggles become less and turn struggles you have turn into more successes. I have spent many years working with dogs and animals and if you want to know my specialty, its analyzing behaviour and devising a plan to create success.
Working with your dog should be easy and fun. It isn’t necessarily always quick but if you are willing to commit to working each exercise with consistency and repetition you are sure to get the success you would like to see.
WARNING: We reserve the right to work with committed clients who are willing to participate in the procedures that have been set up. We are happy and always willing to go at your pace for learning new concepts. We know what it takes to make positive changes.
All appointments require a 24 hours cancellation notice otherwise will considered as one fulfilled lesson.
We service the Windsor, Leamington, Wheatley, Kingsville, LaSalle, Tecumseh, Amherstburg and Essex Country Area and the Chatham area. Some of the areas are subject to a kilometer charge outside Essex County ON.
We accept Cash, Cheques, etransfer. YOU MUST BE OF LEGAL AGE TO CONTRACT OUR SERVICES
WE HAVE MANY SOLUTIONS FOR YOU :
Our specialty is Training and Behaviour using applied behaviour analysis using positive reinforcement.
Fear free based training provided using many concept solutions that will bring you results.
Behaviour Consults – Mobile in your home and/or through virtual (ZOOM) consults.
Behaviour Assessment - Full history taken which is available either in your home or through virtual (ZOOM) consults which can include video footable. Owners will often want me to see the behaviour but believe me I do know what it looks like and the last thing is me wanting your dog to get upset again. All behaviour consults must have a complete health assessment completed by your veterinairan.
Puppy and all age training – Mobile in your home and with memberships ( see plans)
Baby Prep Consults – Helping new families prep your dog for success.
Smart Start Membership Programs suited to puppy owners and dog owners. And as a nice supplement for behaviour cases.
Therapy Dog prep training – Mobile and Virtual
Let us help you teach concepts and bring you results
Housetraining Facebook Group – Housetraining help for your puppy and dog. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1022499818179524/learning_content/
We offer group presentations.
Zoom meetings and any way we can help.