Training

All pets must complete an Initial Consult before booking training services. To schedule an Initial Consult, please email me at maria@elementspetcare.com.

Trick Training

As a Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CDTI), I’m delighted to be able to assist pet owners in achieving trick titles. Trick training is not only fun, but it also strengthens your bond with your pet and provides necessary mental and physical exercise.

Trick witnessing for titles, as well as coaching, can be done virtually so this service is open to anyone who is interested. Cats welcome too! For more details click here.

Walk and Train

On-leash walks tailored to you and your dog’s specific training goals. These are 1-hour sessions that include time spent working on basic behaviours of your choosing with walking breaks sprinkled in. This service is great for dogs who need a little extra one-on-one time. It is also a good option for owners who have busy lives and are looking for ways to efficiently install basic obedience behaviours.

  • Some behaviour options are:
    • nose targets (dog touches their nose to your hand)
    • paw targets (shake a paw, go to mat/bed, paws up on an object… ect)
    • sit, down, and stand
    • leave it and drop it
    • stay
    • retrieves
    • body handling and cooperative care

We can also work on things not listed above; please feel free to contact me to discuss your specific request.

Private Training

Private training sessions are tailored to you and your dog’s specific training goals. These are 1-hour sessions that include a customized training plan, coaching, and ongoing support for the behaviours discussed at the Initial Consult. This service is great for owners who enjoy training their own dog and would like assistance from a certified professional to gain a better understanding of dog body language and behaviour.

  • Some behaviour options are:
    • sit, down, and stand
    • leave it and drop it
    • stay
    • retrieves
    • body handling and cooperative care (stress-free grooming and vet care)
    • separation anxiety
    • resource guarding
    • housetraining

We can also work on things not listed above; please feel free to contact me to discuss your specific request.