What are your rates?
Claire does not charge for her services and is offering to help on her own time. For this reason
it may take her a bit of time to reply to your questions, but you are always welcome to ask for help.
Where do you work?
Private Consultations anywhere in Vancouver will be held in your home. If the issue is regarding behaviors that occur outside the home, then a second consultation outside your home will be necessary after you have had the time to implement the guideline given at the first dog training consultation.
Do you recommend or use choke collars for training dogs?
Absolutely not. These tools harm the dogs and tend to make the dogs more tense than they were at
first. Claire's experience shows that luckily, the most gentle yet firm canine training methods are also the most efficient. Whether she works on leash training dogs, potty training puppies,
modifying canine behaviors, dog obedience, puppy training, crate training, residential training or basically anything she will use food rewards, a clicker, play, lots of praise, a bit of
patience, fair and firm guidance - and it works.
What is your motivation?
Happy Woof Dog Training feels sorry for the many dogs that are in shelters, waiting to be put down or to be adopted again. Well, as a dog behavior specialist Claire has the possibility to help your dog not become another statistic in the shelters!! A dog that is aggressive, biting, barking or jumping at people and other dogs is more likely to be given up than a well behaved canine citizen. And it is never too late to fix a dog’s behavior - because dogs respond immediately to appropriate handling. Give your pet a chance.
I need someone to take my dog out for a pee break at lunchtime, can you do that?
We no longer offer dog walking services, sorry. But there are dog walkers in Vancouver, BC that can provide the type of dog walking service you are looking for and that we would be happy to recommend after having seen them at work.