Private dog training solutions for busy dog lovers
We're moving!!! Hanging With Hounds is moving to Vancouver Island in early 2021. We are now fully booked to the end of 2020 and are no longer accepting new clients. Please visit YYC Dogs Facebook page for a list of approved trainers serving Calgary. Remote training and Separation Anxiety clients are still being accepted.
Busy with a career, chasing after the grandkids, or raising your family? Our dog training programs are designed for you!
With 6 customizable dog training programs to choose from, we’re sure to have the right fit for you:
Not sure if you need one-on-one coaching or day training?
Choose One-to-One Coaching (Doggie Gone Digital, Fabulous Fido or Hound Around Town) if you want to be actively involved in your dog's training and have the time to practice between sessions. Choose Day Training (All Around Hound or Dream Dog) if your lifestyle is busy, you don't have the time to practice between sessions or you would prefer someone else to train and just teach you what you need to know at the end.
Why choose day training?
For convenience. Who has time to train? You’re busy, we understand.
For ease. We do your training homework for you!
For results. Our professional dog trainer creates lasting change.
For speed. Our highly experienced dog trainer will have your dog trained in no time.
For peace of mind. We use only fun, positive, science-based training methods.
You wouldn’t hire a lawyer to teach you how to argue your case or a plumber to show you how to unclog your drain. Why hire a trainer to teach you to train your dog when our professional, certified trainer can do it for you in a fraction of the time and with stronger, lasting results?
Which training program is right for you?
- Drags you on your daily walks
- Greets you like a linebacker,
- Mugs your guests
- Potties in your house
- Digs up your lawn
- Uses your furniture as a chew toy
- Needs to learn how to relax
- Has a general lack of training
Choose a Behaviour Modification Consultation if your dog ......
- Growls at friends & family
- Protects its toys
- Is grumpy around other dogs
- Displays anxious behaviours
- Shows behaviour you consider a concern to your family
- Is reactive on leash
- Is shy and anxious around people or dogs
Choose a Separation Anxiety Consultation if your dog ......
- Barks, cries, howls or whines for an extended period when you leave
- You come home to pools of drool
- Paces around your home and will not settle while you are out
- Destroys or chews furniture, throw cushions or other household furnishings
- Destroys walls, doors or window frames either by chewing or scratching
- Eliminates in the house and they are otherwise housetrained
- Breaks out of their crate
- Does damage to themselves by breaking teeth, nails or inflicts other harm on themselves in the attempt to escape
Why private dog training with Hanging With Hounds?
Doggie Gone Digital Private Live Online Dog Training Program
Program Type: Live Online via Zoom
Our trainer teaches you to train your dog via Zoom.
Program Length: Created especially for busy homes during the pandemic. This program is a subscription based program (minimum 2-week commitment).
Behaviours Covered: Want to get started with some training but can't wait until life returns to normal? This program is great for tackling the basics. Have a few skills you want to work on or tackle a specific issue like walking nicely on leash or coming when called? This program will allow you to kick start your training.
You’ll learn how to use your dog’s new behaviour cues to manage peaceful work meetings, answer email or watch your favourite television program without interruption, manage the crazies when someone rings the doorbell and enjoy peaceful walks through your neighbourhood.
Not sure about Live Online training? Check out training videos here.
For more information on the Doggie Gone Digital program or to book training please click here to contact me by email.
Fabulous Fido Private Dog Training Program
Program Type: Coaching in your home
Our trainer teaches you to train your dog in the convenience of your home
Program Length: Choose from 4 or 6 one-hour private lessons
Behaviours Covered: Building on the training you have done to date, this program is great for a training refresher or to tackle one or two skills that might need some work. The focus is on manners around the house or the neighbourhood. Training is customized to your needs, but common cues include sit, down, go to your bed, walking nicely on a leash, coming when called, stay and leave it. The focus for dogs who have graduated puppy training is to build on impulse control and to work on manners to ensure that your dog can be the best that they can be.
Ready to share your home with a well-mannered dog? This program is designed for you. Visiting your home at times convenient to your busy schedule, our trainer teaches you how to train up a calm, focused, attentive dog who’s a delight to have around the house and neighbourhood.
You’ll learn how to use your dog’s new behaviour cues to manage peaceful meal prep and family dinners, answer email or watch your favourite television program without interruption, foster polite greetings when guests visit, come in when called from the yard, and enjoy peaceful walks through your neighbourhood.
For more information on the Fabulous Fido program or to book training please click here to contact me by email.
Hound Around Town Private Dog Training Program
Program Type: Coaching on location
Our trainer accompanies you on guided training field trips throughout your community
Program Length: 4 one-hour private lessons
Behaviours Covered: Building on the training you have done to date, this program is great for a training refresher or to tackle one or two skills that might need some work. The focus is on manners needed to be able to tack your dog with you on your adventures in the immediate neighbourhood or further a field. Sit, down, wait, walking nicely on a leash, stay, leave it, coming when called are all skills that can be covered by this program.
Want a well-mannered dog you can take anywhere? Hound Around Town is the perfect program. Our trainer takes you and your dog on fun field trips all around your community, choosing locations based on what you most enjoy doing with your dog.
Enjoy a dog who peacefully sits by your side as you sip a cappuccino with friends. Or a dog who politely accompanies you on errands to the pet store. Perhaps you’re eager for stress-free outings to the park or even safe adventures at the off-leash dog park with a companion who comes eagerly when you call. Whatever your out-and-about goals, we’ll customize a training plan for them.
Program cost: $595 plus gst
For more information on the Hound Around Town program or to book training, please click here to contact me by email.
All Around Hound Private Dog Training Program
Program Type: Day training at our trainer’s home or in your home
Your dog spends the day training with our trainer in her home or yours
Program Length: 9 one-hour sessions + 3 one-hour transfer sessions in your home
Behaviours Covered: We’ll customize to your needs, but common cues include sit, down, go to your bed, walking nicely on a leash, coming when called, stay, leave it, and self-control exercises. Top of mind to ensure that your dog has great manners and the impulse control to make the best decisions he can.
If you’re short on time, if your 'to do' list is flowing over, if you already need to be in three places at once then this is the program you need. Have Sharon come to your home while you are at work and do the training heavy lifting while you get on with your life. At the end of the program, Sharon will visit your home at times convenient to you to transfer her training results.
Just as with our Fabulous Fido program, you’ll enjoy using your dog’s new behaviour cues to manage peaceful meal prep and family dinners, answer email or watch your favorite television program without interruption, foster polite greetings when guests visit, come in when called from the yard, and enjoy peaceful walks through your neighbourhood. The difference? We’ll do the training for you—and get it done faster, too.
Why choose day training? For convenience. For ease. For results. For speed. For peace of mind.
Program cost: $1,750 plus gst.
If you have one of two simple behaviours to address a shorter porgram maybe possible. Contact me at the link below to discuss.
For more information on the All Around Hound program or to book training, please click here to contact me by email.
Dream Dog Private Dog Training Program
Program Type: Day Training
The Ultimate in day training for your dog.
Program Length: 15 1-hour training sessions + 3 one-hour transfer sessions + 2 one-hour refresher session to be scheduled when needed + 2-months of email support. Training includes field trips to work on your dog's skills in different environments.
Behaviours Covered: We’ll customize to your needs, but common cues include sit, down, go to your bed, walking nicely on a leash, coming when called, stay, leave it, self-control exercises, off-leash reliability, remaining calm in busy environments.
The absolute fastest, easiest way to a reliable, well-mannered dog. Perfect for ultra-busy households, overwhelmed dog parents, those that want the absolute best for their furry family member but are already stretched in multiple different directions, then the Dream Dog is the answer.
Delight in a dog who stays out from underfoot in the kitchen. A dog who stays in place while you eat your meals, catch up on email or You-Tube videos or your favourite programs. A dog who walks calmly by your side and greets people with a polite sit. A dog who actually comes when called! And the best part? Our trainer does all the work for you!
Why choose day training? For convenience. For ease. For results. For speed. For peace of mind.
Program cost: $2,750 plus gst.
For more information on the Dream Dog program or to book training, please click here to contact me by email.
Ready to hang with Hanging With Hounds for your dog training results?
We’d love to work with you and your dog. Tell us which package is the right fit for you. Not sure which program to choose? Tell us a bit about you, your dog, and your training goals and we’ll help you find the best fit..
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Hanging With Hounds Success Stories & Client Reviews
Lani is approximately 5yo rescue and a new addition to Trudy & Cam's family. As new dog owners, Lani's family wanted to ensure that they set Lani up for success by teaching her all the new skills she would need to live in the city. I customized my Fabulous Fido program to cover off all the basic obedience skills. We are now doing the Out & About program in a few different locations including the off-leash park to work on Lani's recall.
I give Sharon 10 stars! She's extremely patient and helpful. She is always on time and makes sure we understand all exercises and have time to practice them before our session is over. She is very responsive to questions and never judgemental. Sharon is an amazing dog trainer, whose methods make sense and most importantly, work! Love Sharon and everything she has to offer. Trudy, Cam & Lani
Meet Your Trainer: Sharon Labossiere, KPA-CTP, ADT (IAABC), CSAT, CPDT-KA, CTDI
I know how frustrating it can be to live with a dog who lacks basic manners or struggles with behavioural issues. My favourite part of training is watching my clients’ stress melt away as their dogs’ behaviour transforms. I hope to do the same for you!
If you’re like me, your dog is part of your family. That means you’ll want to be absolutely sure I’m the right trainer for you. If you haven’t already, you can read about my professional credentials, experience, and training approach here.
Private behaviour modification and private dog training in Sooke, Langford and Victoria area BC.