“A trainer develops and teaches games and exercises. A coach creates and cultivates the purpose and passion behind the games and exercises!”
It all sounds similar — imparting information that a dog owner can learn from to accomplish specific needs — but training through coaching private sessions or classes serve a distinct purpose and really possess a very different feel and focus. Understanding your needs and knowing the difference between them is key to training the dog and accomplishing your goals.
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 re-train the dog and help get rid of the old "wrong" behavior/s and replace it with the "right" wanted behavior/s.
What is a Personalized Coaching Session?
While coaching will still involve all of the information below — learning and training — the actual striving to accomplish objectives and goals has a very different feel, focus, and end result compared to a classroom experience.
Private coaching is an on-going activity designed to help you maximize your dogs potential and achieve the full potential through accountability. 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, resources, and proven methods.
WNC K9 will actually help you if your family unit is too busy! Ask about our customized coaching packages.
Private coaching allows instructors and dog owners to identify and address more specific issues that training with other groups and classes may have missed. It allows an easier transition to different learning styles with a slower personalized approach.
If the family dog is falling below expectations, stagnating 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 Me — 828-712-4245
- Email Me — firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send a iMessage — @wnck9DOGtraining
- Post an Instagram Pic — https://www.instagram.com/wnck9/
|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. Commitment is truly up to the dog owner, rather than having a coaching partner who is action-oriented throughout an ongoing training program.
|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.”