How does “remote” training work, and what are the benefits?
I can help you remotely with (some) of your current dog behavior issues/situation.
Remote training is either having a phone conversation for those folks that do not have a reliable internet connection or using live video as a viable way to continue moving forward in your training goals with your dog. Of course, in-person training is always best, but once you give this new modality a “go,” you will be able to experience the same support and clarity as working in person with me.
When using video, I will be able to see you training your dog and give you feedback immediately. You will also get support via specific training plans so that you can continue to practice. Whatsmore, if our session is a video session, you will have a video of the whole hour to refer back to what we did together as often as you like or need. Here is an example of a training session that was conducted via remote training.
Here are some of the benefits of taking your training online:
- You do not need to leave your home or fight traffic (how cool is that!)
- You will be working one on one with me, or in a small group if it’s a group class.
- You will get immediate feedback and the opportunity to move forward in our training plan (s) during the same hour.
- Your dog will be less distracted.
- You will be able to refer back to our session via the video for clarification as often as you want.
- If you can “click” on a link that I will email you, you can enjoy “remote” training now! There is no need to become a “techy” to enjoy this benefit.
How to move forward: Once you have made contact and I have learned more about your situation, I will email you a lengthy questionnaire that you will fill in and return back to me for review. This in-depth questionnaire will provide for an accurate picture of the behavior problems you are experiencing and allow me to advise with recommendations.
During our phone call (or video call) we will go through the questionnaire and I will ask you to explain further, should I need clarification of your response(s). In addition, I will email you handouts at the conclusion of our phone consultation that is relevant to the issues/behavior presented.
If we continue working together past the initial phone consultation, you will:
- Receive by email training plans for each upcoming session.
- As a result of our initial consultation, I will recommend a set number of sessions needed to achieve your goals (or some of your goals) based on my experience with similar cases. I do not offer ‘a la carte’ training sessions.
- My discounted packages are applicable to multiple (remote) training sessions.
Fees: Current clients, you do not need to pay for this service, but the conference call will count as one of your sessions. New clients: The fee for the remote initial consultation is $135/hr. plus tax. Payment shall be made with a credit card via Paypal (you do not need a PayPal account) prior to our phone/video conversation. Please be aware that there is a 2.9 % credit card fee added to the $135.00/hourly price. I would invoice you via email should you want us to move forward. If it takes us less than the hour to discuss the issue, you can reach out later with more questions and concerns.
Day Training: In addition to working remotely as explained above, I am also offering ‘Day Training’. With this option, you will drop your dog off at my training hub. During the one hour session, I will train your dog on our agreed-upon objectives. It is a requirement that you retrieve your dog promptly at the conclusion of the hour as I may have another session booked.
I will follow up via email to let you know where we are and to schedule our next session.
Indoor Dog Games:
I hope these training games will help with the challenge of being at home with an under-stimulated dog less frustrating.
I also suggest reading this AP News article on “Virtual training can be good for trainers, owners and dogs.”