"Coaching" refers to private, one-on-one training that is conducted on location with the trainer and humans of the household. I recommend these programs the most because no matter how many hours, days, weeks, etc. that a trainer spends with a dog, permanent change only occurs when the humans themselves go through training as well.
Each course is pre-designed much like a group class but with the added benefit of focusing completely on you and your dog, working in your home environment, and unique exercises that are not possible in a group setting.
While "coaching" has the owner involved in the entire process, "bootcamp" programs consist of the majority of the teaching being done by the trainer. Each week of the program includes 3 sessions where the dog and trainer work alone, then at the end of the week is a transfer session to get the owner up to speed on everything that the dog has learned.
Each course is pre-designed like coaching, however bootcamp goes much more in depth and advances much quicker in a shorter period of time compared to coaching.
What Is Private Training?
Private training just means one-on-one training that can be done in the comfort of your own home! You can learn what you want and on your own schedule or choose from the selection of pre-designed programs, with the added bonus of having your instructor's full attention.
No more driving through traffic to group classes where the instructor barely gives you and your dog a second glance and generic homework on a piece of paper that you may lose or struggle to follow.
What Makes Private Training
Better Than Group Classes?
Group classes can be a great resource for dog owners, don't get me wrong! It is an affordable way to learn some obedience and fun tricks, interact with a trainer, and expose your dog to a more stimulating and distracting environment. However, with my private training, you will get far more bang for your buck.
Think of it like a long term investment with immediate benefits. While the initial cost will be higher, the payoff will be exponentially better. With my programs you will be able to communicate regularly with your instructor throughout the length of the course (and after, too!) and get unlimited access to the online homework and resources that come included with each package. You will get the support and attention you need to fully grasp each lesson and answer any questions that come up along the way.
You can get so much more out of a private training program than you might expect. Both you and your dog will gain an immense amount of confidence, you will get even better results than you were hoping for, and you will gain skills that will last a lifetime. My teaching style focuses on your dog learning behaviors and creating habits that build a foundation based on impulse control and good social skills while pet parents learn how to effectively communicate with their pets in order to reach their goals.
Every dog is just as much of an individual as every human is, and how one dog or person learns best might make little to no sense to another. For that reason I tailor each lesson, demonstration, and technique in order to help owners and their dogs learn in a way that works the best for them. When training with R.A.T. E., you will get to work with a passionate professional who will love your dog as much as you do and will go above and beyond to ensure every student succeeds.