Services

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***We don't charge travel fees for the core GTA and we are transparent with our techniques***

1-on-1 Private Sessions

During private sessions, I’ll assess where trouble behaviours are coming from. We’ll discuss effective ways to communicate with your dog so that you understand why they’re acting out and also how to stop these behaviours.

We’ll talk about training methods, techniques, how to use tools and how to better understand your dog. You can ask me any questions you have about your dogs behaviour or training and I’ll give you exercises to work on with your dog during and after the session.

Instead of relying on a specific tool or approach, we focus on helping you communicate effectively with your dog in ways that they naturally understand so that you can build a solid, trusting relationship that will improve your and your dogs quality of life.

Common trouble behaviours we help with include:

Door manners, counter-surfing, mouthing/nipping handlers, destructive behaviour, over excitement, excessive barking, just to name a few.

Not sure if what you need is covered here? Send us an email and we’ll start helping right away.

 

60 Minute Virtual Behaviour Session

During this consultation, I’ll listen to the issues you’re having with your dog and come up with a plan to help you get aligned with your dog for better behaviour.

We’ll talk about training methods, techniques, how to use tools and how to better understand your dog. You can ask me any questions you have about your dogs behaviour or training and I’ll give you exercises to work on with your dog during and after the session.

We can discuss reactivity and aggression and I’ll give you beginner steps and exercises. Behavioural issues are always best resolved in person but I’ll give you the knowledge to start getting your dog in a healthier state of mind.

Leash skills/Walking 101

This program is for dogs who are passed puppyhood. You will learn how to walk safely with your dog and your dog will learn how to walk with you. Without pulling while being mindful of you and keeping engaged with you. You will learn leash skills, you will become a better handler for your dog and learn to communicate with them through the leash.

We offer one-off bookings as well as full leash walking packages.

All leash skills packages include:

-1 Mendota slip leash and safety snap ($25 value)

-3 Private sessions (1hr each)

-6 monthly group refreshers for maintenance.

-Unlimited  phone and e-mail support after training

-Discount on all future training and board and train programs

Okami Communication Course

This course teaches you the most important part in helping to build and/or strengthen the relationship between human and dog – clear communication.

You’ll learn a 3-part verbal marker system that builds a new language into your dog that will allow you to successfully teach, address, fix or get rid of more advance situations down the road.

This course is for dogs who are passed puppyhood and owners who want to be able to reliably communicate what they want from their dog and more importantly, ensure your dog understands what you want.

Using this method will also teach your dog implied stay, down, recall and will elevate any obedience work you do with them in the future.

This packages includes:

-1 Mendota slip leash and safety snap ($25 value)

-1 elevated cot bed ($60 value)

-3 Private sessions (1hr each)

-6 monthly group refreshers for maintenance.

-Unlimited phone and e-mail support after training

-Discount on all future training and board and train programs

Consultation: Reactivity, Resource Guarding, Fear Issues

In the consultation we’ll study the relationship you have with your dog and identify where unwanted behaviours are coming from. The consultation will help us develop a training approach that will be most beneficial to your dog and allow you to start understanding your dogs behaviour in a constructive way.

All free consultations will be performed at a location of our choosing.

Behaviour Rehabilitation: Reactivity, Resource Guarding, Fear Issues, Anxiety

We don’t believe in just managing behaviour issues or “modding behaviour”. We know that there are very few dogs who can’t be completely rehabilitated.  We will work with you and your dog to rehabilitate their mental state so that they don’t feel the need to act out anymore.

After the initial consultation, we’ll teach you how to effectively show your dog how to behave appropriately. This includes showing you how to read your dogs body language to avoid reactive outbursts or anxious states, how to build a bond of trust so they look to you for direction and how to use energy and intention to create a healthier state of mind in your dog.

We offer one-off bookings (from $150) as well as full rehabilitation packages (from $600).

All rehabilitation packages include:

-1 Mendota slip leash and safety snap ($25 value)

-1 elevated cot bed ($60 value)

-3 monthly private check-ins for maintenance.

-Discount on all future training and board and train programs

Home Training

Want to make sure your dog gets healthy mental and physical exercise? Our home training program can help.

We will spend 2 hours daily with your dog, engaging their minds, giving them structured exercise and teaching them verbal markers, basic obedience, general house manners, leash manners and engagement.

Home Training includes:

-1 Mendota slip leash and safety snap ($25 value)

-1 elevated cot bed ($60 value)

-5 Private sessions (2hr each)

-3 months phone and e-mail support after training

-Discounts on all future training and board and train programs

Home Rehabilitation

If you are struggling to get a handle on your dogs problem behaviour, our home rehabilitation program can help.

We will spend 2 hours a day with your dog in your home, introducing them to the basics of a healthy canine mind. This is for dogs who need help with aggression, leash reactivity, fear, or anxiety.

They will learn the basics of verbal markers, obedience, thresholds and obedience as well as dedicated counter conditioning to address your dogs specific problems.

Contact for rates or special requests

 

 

Private Board and Train

Need a trustworthy home for your dog while you travel or are unable to care for them fully during a time of crisis? Staying with Okami Canine means your dog will be treated like one of our own. They’ll integrate with our pack in a closely supervised way, they’ll learn and practice verbal markers, general obedience, house manners and engagement.. They’ll be taken for healthy structured walks in private and pack settings and they’ll be fully engaged in healthy brain stimulation and physical exercise.

-Private boarding

-Supervised 24hrs

-Training games and basic manners.

-Standard obedience: sit, down, place, and leash training (polite walks)

-Daily walks (at least 3, more for puppies)

-Supervised socialization.

3 months phone and e-mail support after BnT

-Discount on all future training  programs

Friends for Life Membership

Our Friends for Life Membership is success training for your dog, 6 months old and older. We will show you how to train and maintain a healthy, happy and motivated dog. You and your dog will learn reliable obedience, leash skills, proper socialization, engagement training, confidence building and reliable recall. You’ll learn all the basic dog training you will ever need. You will learn to use the gamut of training tools available so you can make an informed decision on which will be best for your dog instead of us pushing the one that makes training easier on you.

More importantly, you will develop a lifelong, impenetrable bond with your dog that will guide them throughout their life. What really makes this the Friends for Life membership is we will offer continued training and guidance for the lifetime of your dog at no additional cost.

Training your dog is a lifetime commitment so we’ll be Friends for Life

Contact for more info

 

 

Structured Walks - Reactive Dogs

This 1-on-1 service is offered for reactive dogs so they can start building confidence and better manners.  Okami Canine focusses on behaviour rehabilitation so we know the difficulties and stress involved in walking when you have a reactive dog.

We will never purposely put your dog in a situation where they feel the need to react or put them in a situation that is potentially unsafe for them or others.  We will use our experience and expertise to start improving your dogs confidence and manners so their outbursts start to fade away.

 

These walks will not completely eliminate reactivity and are not a replacement for reactivity rehabilitation. These will give you piece of mind that your dog can be safely walked in public by a trainer who is experienced and comfortable working with reactive dogs from 5 lbs -200 lbs.

Puppy Basics Package

5 hour-long sessions that will give you the tools to raise a happy dog with a foundation of love, trust and structure. We will teach you and your puppy training of Fundamentals, Obedience, Verbal Markers, Leash Manners, House Manners and engagement with you.

Included with this package:

-30 minute virtual consultation prior to training start

-1 Mendota slip leash and safety snap ($25 value)

-1 elevated cot bed ($60 value)

-5 Private sessions (1hr each)

-A 1 hour follow up session in real world environments

-Unlimited  phone and e-mail support after training

-Discount on all future training and board and train programs

Puppy Basics Intro

This 2 hour info session will teach you the basic exercises and methods to give your puppy healthy behaviours.