Warning!! Always check with your Vet to ensure your dog is healthy and not suffering from any physical and/or physiological trouble before calling a dog trainer/behaviourist. Some behavioural troubles are due to poor health, and can only be treated by a veterinarian.

When using eDOgation services, you will not be handed a magical formula that will instantly solve the troubles you encounter with your dog. However, you will be given all the tools you need to solve the problems. They will be explained to you in details to ensure their full understanding and use.

 

Please note that the dog's owner's involvement is essential both for training and behaviourism. A change in the family habits might also be recommended. Indeed, the slightest human movement is considered as communication by your dog. Thus, without realizing it, us Humans are constantly "talking" to our four-legged friends. We are not conscious enough of this fact, while many behavioural troubles stem from it.

A dog is undoubtedly the being that knows the family members best. He spends many hours "studying" our moves, routines, tones of voice, ... All these elements "shape" his way of being, his understanding of our Human world, and so conditions his behaviour.

 

 

Education

 

The method eDOGation will teach you is very easy. Why complicate something that can be implemented by the use of a few words only?

 

So-called "Basic training" can be started as soon as you get your puppy (around 8 weeks old), and be gradually sophisticated and complexified should you wish so. However, once the basic commands are well learnt and understood by your dog, you will be able to face most difficulties that a majority of dog owners come across during the daily walk for instance.

 

You can choose to build this basic obedience through private lessons that are customed to fit your daily requirements, or through collective lessons (small group of no more than 5 dogs). This second option will be available over the next few weeks.

 

 

Puppy training

 

Puppy training can start at 8 weeks old and includes potty training, building a "healthy" relationship between the puppy and his family, setting up a training schedule taking into account the age and development of the dog, and learning to handle various stimuli that could potentially generate anxiety or be exciting to the pup - these can be of a sound, visual or tactile nature. 

 

Behaviourism

 

Whether your dog barks incessantly, pulls on his leash as soon as you open the front door, lunges at or jumps on every people that you meet, or even turns agressive at home or while on a walk, there IS a solution.

 

Ideally you would want to solve the problem as soon as you notice it. Too many dog owners wait until they can take no more before calling a professional, and by that point the human-dog relationship has already been badly damaged and has become uncomfortable for all parties. Some families even end up putting their social life on hold because of those troubles. Simple pleasures like going for a walk, out to dinner, or even asking family and friends over become a thing of the past. Sometimes, unresolved troubles can also lead to abandon...

 

Older troubles that are "deeper rooted" can of course also be solved.