Private dog training solutions for busy dog lovers
Busy with a career, chasing after the grandkids, or raising your family? Our dog training programs are designed for you!
With 5 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 (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.
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?
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, 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 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.
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: Sit, down, wait, walking nicely on a leash, stay, leave it, coming when called (optional)
Want a well-mannered dog you can take anywhere? Out & About 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: $450 plus gst
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: 4 two-hour sessions + one-hour transfer session 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, this is the program you need. Drop your dog at our trainer’s home for fun-filled days of active learning or have Sharon come to your home. 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.
Program cost: $925 plus gst.
Dream Dog Private Dog Training Program
Program Type: Day Training
The Ultimate in day training for your dog.
Program Length: 10 2-hour training sessions + 2 one-hour transfer sessions + 1 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 or taking advantage of travel plans.
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!
Program cost: $2,350 plus gst.
Also available as Board & Train. To be accepted as a board and train client, dogs must be good with other dogs. All dogs must be pre-screened via a compulsory Behaviour Consultation in advance of being accepted as a Board & Train client. Exceptions apply for past clients. The cost of this consultation is $175.00 plus tax and is non-refundable. If you are interested in Board & Train, please contact me for pricing.
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.
If you would like to speak with me in person, please click here to schedule a 10-minute phone call to discuss your requirements.
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, CPDT-KA, CSAT, 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 Calgary, AB.