Working 1:1 with a Canine Connection Coach gives you:
Customized techniques, to meet you and your pups’ unique needs & goals
Targeted advice, to overcome roadblocks & troubleshoot challenges
Personalized insights, to maximize your relationship with your pup
Clarity about the root causes of the behavior, so you understand “why” it’s happening
Creative ideas to meet your dog’s individual needs and make life better for him
Our Connection Coaches are highly trained & specialized dog behavior professionals, and can help you cultivate great behavior, so you can do more with your dog.
Sessions are held online, so you can strengthen your bond from anywhere!
HOW IT WORKS:
Schedule your Connection Coaching session
Meet with your coach, ask all your questions and get the answers you need.
Transform your relationship with your pup, on an even deeper level!
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1 hour coaching session
Does online training REALLY work? It seems like in-person training would help the most.
You already know from having enrolled in this program that a key factor in getting results is YOUR ability to communicate with your dog, understand their needs, and build a solid relationship.
These sessions are designed to coach YOU what steps to take and when to take them to get good behavior.
If you still think your dog is the problem, then this approach is probably not for you. If, however, you recognize that it’s a two-way street and that you have to take the first step – online coaching is an ideal solution.
Our system is not built around training many specific “skills;” it’s built around how you live with and interact with your dog on a daily basis. The things that you implement through our approach are much more fundamental (and important) than obedience skills. But even when your dog works with a trainer to learn skills, all she is learning is how to respond to THE TRAINER’S handling. And their skill, speed, timing, and handling are expert — that is why you are reaching out to them for help. Your pup needs to learn to respond to YOU, with the way you will handle her.
You’ll get the best results if we coach YOU to take the steps you need to take to be your dog’s best friend in every way. With our system, you develop the skills both you and your dog need…together.
This way, you’ll get REAL results that will last even when there is no trainer there…because you and your pup will be starting from a solid foundation of teamwork.
If – after you have exhausted our ability to help you virtually – you STILL feel you need in-person help…you will be well-positioned to work extremely efficiently with a local trainer, because all you will need to do is fine-tune. This means everything will be easier and you would need less sessions. Most of our clients don’t need this extra step, however.
Don’t you need to meet my dog and see the behavior in order to know how to address it?
No. I understand this may be counter-intuitive, but even if our coaches see the behavior in real life, they are only seeing one tiny slice of time, in one specific situation, and involving their physical presence, which impacts and changes everything.
Plus, triggering the behavior in order to assess or train is unnecessary and unkind. This would be like assessing someone who can’t swim by throwing them off a boat in the ocean. This isn’t helpful, when the person can just tell us they can’t swim and we can talk to them about it to discover what’s wrong.
Just like we don’t need to see that person drowning, we don’t need to see your dog respond to a trigger to learn what is going on.
Now, obviously we can’t have a normal conversation with your dog. But, we CAN talk to you. That is VERY informative, because YOU are the one who lives with the behavior, knows its history, and has seen its myriad different manifestations. YOU have the information we actually need to get to the root of the problem.
What technology do I need?
You’ll need to download Zoom ahead of time, which is a free software. You’ll also need an internet connection that’s strong enough to support a video call, and a device with a webcam (the one in your phone, tablet, or laptop should work just fine).
How long are the sessions?
Connection Coaching sessions last 45 minutes – 1 hour, and are designed to help you develop the skills to maximize your canine relationships for a lifetime.
What topics can you discuss?
Your Connection Coaching session will center around the topic of your choice, related to the materials in the Canine Connection School. It is recommended that you choose one main topic per session to focus on.
If your questions are more complex or you are dealing with severe behavior, we can still help, but you may need to plan on multiple sessions. In more complex cases, the first session is best used to dig into the “why,” and subsequent sessions can be used to troubleshoot behavior. This way, we can give you the best advice possible.
Can you help with serious behavior issues?
It depends on the issue and the severity. If your dog is struggling with fear, trauma, reactivity, or generalized anxiety, we can almost always help.
If your dog has a significant bite history, you may need additional support to get full results.
As mentioned above, complex cases may require multiple sessions for full results. If your case is complex, we will use your first session to evaluate your case to determine the level of support we can provide through this program.
During that session, we will also give you solid starting-point recommendations, help you understand what is going on, work with you to develop a plan, help you design immediate management strategies, and point you in the right direction for further help if necessary.
What makes your Canine Connection Coaches qualified?
Our Canine Connection Coaches are deeply trained in both our specific methodology and dog behavior in general. All coaches have or are actively pursuing additional credentialing in psychology, dog training, and dog behavior, from known and reputable organizations.
Our team members hold the following credentials:
- Certified Family Dog Mediators
- Certified Dog Behavior Consultants
- Certified Professional Dog Trainers
The founder of the Canine Connection School, Desiree, oversees the training of each Connection Coach herself. Desiree is a Certified Canine Behaviorist, a Licensed Family Dog Mediator, and holds a master’s degree in the psychology field.
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