While you may be used to training programs that are scheduled on a designated day, at a designated time, for the entirety of the program, this is the fastest way to burn through your program without getting you the results you need. And then you’re stuck without a trainer to help you. Especially for harder to solve behavior problems, why would we meet once a week? That’s not nearly enough time to absorb and implement training exercise or build new habits for yourself or your dog (considering it takes twenty-one days to successfully build a new habit). This is one of the main reasons why other training programs (or training methods) get a bad rap.
Our approach is different. We do not schedule multiple sessions ahead of time to push you through your program as fast as possible. We do not have a concrete training plan laid out ahead of time to progress at our own pace. In private, one-on-one training, why would we? You are going to have successes and back-slides. You’re going to have questions and need troubleshooting help. Those always need to be factored in.
With us, at the end of each lesson, we will discuss homework assignments and exercises. Based on how easy or extensive the homework is, we’ll make suggestions on how long until we meet again (of course, we’re always available via phone or email). When we send out scheduling options, we will send out a variety of days/times over a two- to four-week span. By scheduling lessons based on your progress, versus how quickly we believe you should be progressing, we make long-lasting changes in your life.
This also means that every student’s training plan will be different. Your neighbor who referred you to us might have taken four months to complete their plan, versus you and your dog who complete your training in eight weeks. We might meet every-other-week for the first few lessons, then once a month for the next couple, then you might want to hold on to your remaining session(s) for when you need additional help. This is the greatest benefit to private, one-on-one help. We tailor our programs to truly help resolve your training needs.