“A trainer develops and teaches games to the dog. A coach cultivates the purpose and passion behind the games emphasized to the human. The changes will change the lives of the whole family!”
It all sounds simple — imparting information to a dog owner that accomplishes and conquers specific goals. The different avenues in which you get there, coaching private sessions or classes, are chosen based on flexible work schedules and budgets.
Creating unique life-style training solutions that achieve amazing results with a family dog, depends on the clarity of the goal/s. Many results can start to be seen in the very first lesson. Gail Hubbard uses obedience skills, structure, and a handful of guidelines to address your dog's state of mind and arousal levels. Knowing the dog as well as she does helps this process. Living happily in your home as a well-mannered adult dog is part of the result of playing the games, tapping into the natural instincts of your breed, leveraging food protocols, breed inherited traits, and all the things that make your dog unique in meeting your specific goals. But don't be fooled, you may have changes to make as well. Usually it is the owner's behavior that needs to change in order for the dog's behavior changes.
If you want to take a class, WNC K9 can help you with affordable training classes. If you want private coaching WNC K9 can help train, re-train and get rid of the old "wrong" behavior/s and replace those behavior/s with the "right" wanted ones.
What is a Personalized Coaching Session?
While coaching will involve learning, playing games, and training — the actual striving to accomplish objectives and goals has a very different feel, focus, and end result compared to a classroom experience. The end results are more personal.
Private coaching is an on-going activity designed to help you maximize your dogs individual potential and allows you to identify and address more specific issues that training with other groups and classes may have missed. I, as your coach, will help you meet the goals you’ve set out to achieve for your dog by equipping you with the skills and resources - determined by proven methods that have recieved proven results. It also allows an easier transition to different learning styles with a personalized approach.
WNC K9 has a program that will help you even it your family unit is too busy! Simply ask about the customized board-n-train opportunities through A Good K9 Camp.
If the family dog is falling below expectations, stagnate in the progress towards specific goal, or failing to grasp the skills and talents you’re trying to impart on the dog, … the problem might lie in how the dog is being trained, and what kind of training the dog is (or is not) receiving to reinforce your goals. To schedule an appointment, click here, or here are ways to connect with me:
- Call / Text Me — 828-712-4245
- Contact Me — wnck9.com/contact
- Follow me on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/wnck9DOGtraining/
PERSONALIZED PRIVATE COACHING SESSION CHECK-LIST
|GOALS||— Encourage family development and improvement: Teach a communication system that allows the dog to form predictable events and consequences
— Address speciﬁc new skills by concentrating on the ‘how to’ and ‘how well’
— Progress is more like an individual process, not an event. Understanding where the dog is in speciﬁc skill sets is important
|ATMOSPHERE LOCATION||— One-on-one around familiar setting, less stressful and more relaxed
— Less structured to tailor real-life exercises and approaches to motivate the whole family to participate; especially if there are kids
— Meeting with the family at home, then venturing out to different areas within WNC, creating more real-life scenarios
|CONTENT||— Customized to the owner’s needs and learning curve
— activities, exercises and games are hands on and incorporate more of the family dynamics and long-term goals
— Handouts are available, but coach may recommend additional material for continued learning to accomplish goals
|VALUED BONUS||— An individual assessment to reﬂect on owner’s own development and total communication system within the whole household
— Deliberate focus on speciﬁc areas on interest, improvement; benchmarking progress and accountability with goals for measurable results
— Help the busy family unit maintain a well-informed, high-performing team with a compliant dog
— Solid foundation training and coaching support creates a smooth, stable home environment — being able to rely on a trained dog relaxes everyone involved
“A dog trainer, through class instruction knows how to train the dog to do something and then shares that knowledge to you -- the human.”
Training: Through Classroom Instruction
While attending WNC K9 Classes, you will quickly realize we understand the meaning behind every game we play with your dog. Classes are great and best suited for an information gathering and practicing opportunity. It provides an excellent opportunity for your dog to focus and listen without interacting with the other dogs. If an owners schedule cannot make the class designated time slot, a private coaching session is the next best offering. During a class, materials are taken home — owners need to be accountable for teaching their dog skills at home and be prepared to build on those skills next week in class.
Private coaching sessions are encouraged if the owner has more questions or needs help in multiple areas where the dog is failing to meet expectations. Dog owners are encouraged to reach out with training questions and schedule a private coaching session — if needed.
|GOALS|| — Orientation: Teach a communication system that the owner implement into their daily lives with their dog — the mechanical skills of training
— Impart speciﬁc new skills for the owner and the dog through games and exercises
— The level of information increases, no matter how results driven the owner is by doing the weekly homework. Questions are answered, if the owner reaches out and asks them
|ATMOSPHERE LOCATION|| At A Good Dog's Life Training Center, 33 Hidden Acres Drive, Asheville NC 28806
— In the 60' x 80' heated and cooled area with 3/4" horse matting and gates that allow for personalized space from the other dogs in the classroom
— 8 dogs in a class with possible distractions that a dog may not be able to handle
— a 6-week series of sessions helps keep the ball rolling at home
“A trainer in a classroom maybe concerned with how much time and reps you put in. A personalized coach is concerned with the quality you put into the time.”