After the Initial Consultation, you'll have three more in-home sessions. The first of these should happen very soon after you get your dog, so we can make sure you're comfortable, you're doing things correctly, and problems are addressed early on. Since your dog doesn't know that he/she can trust you yet, this session will focus on your relationship with your dog.
The last two sessions will focus more on "obedience" and will be scheduled according to your progess and training goals. Every dog and owner team is unique, so the sessions will be designed accordingly!!
Call us and tell us a little bit about your dog and situation.
We'll schedule an appointment for an Initial Consultation and send you an intake questionnaire (so you won't be paying us for asking you routine questions during our time together). We'll also send you a standard contract to read over.
At the Initial Consultation, we'll confirm what's in the contract (e.g. terms, policies), sign it, and payment for the entire package will be due.
At the end of the Initial Consultation, we'll schedule the next session, which will ideally occur about a week after you get your dog (or a week after the Initial Consultation if you already have your dog). After that, we'll schedule the final two sessions based on your progress and goals.
Please Note: Wagging Tails Training/Janet Flanagan is working on a special assignment and is currently not assisting new clients. Thank you for visiting!.
The Welcome Waggin™ Package provides four sessions in your home and is tailored to you and your new dog.
The Initial Consultation is designed to make sure you're prepared with the knowledge and tools you need to make those first days and weeks go smoothly. If you start off on the right foot with your new dog, you'll reap the benefits for years to come. On the other hand, if you make certain mistakes new owners often make (like thinking you need to "show 'em who's boss"), there could be trouble. The Initial Consultation is like a private seminar that includes discussion, demonstrations, role plays and questions/answers. By the time it's over, you'll know exactly what's most important to do (and not to do) as you and your dog adjust to one another. The first few weeks should be all about bonding and establishing benevolent leadership with your dog.