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Homework? What homework?

Do you use food or toys when training?

Does my dog need to be vaccinated?

To find out more about vaccinations and what we require in our Board & Train programs you can watch the video below.

 

 

I have tried other trainers before and didn’t get the results I wanted – what makes you different and more effective?
We are often the last stop after clients have been through several trainers.
Unlike other training approaches that only focus on developing alternate behaviours, rewarding with food, or merely managing your way around the problem, we cultivate new habits and teach the dog to make better choices.
We ensure that each dog is clear about what we expect of him/her in everyday life.  We are consistently successful with dogs that others are unable to help.
We are confident we can give you the breakthrough you’re looking for and enable you to enjoy an inclusive and active life with your dog.
I can’t enjoy walking my dog in public. The pulling, lunging, barking, growling makes my life a misery. Can you fix this?
We consistently get fantastic results with all levels of issues, from mild pulling and disobedience, to dog reactivity.
For some of our results, please take a look at the following videos:


What does a day in the life at Westway Canine Board and Train look like?
We only work with a small number of dogs to ensure that each dog has the right amount of one-to-one attention. First thing in the morning, all dogs go out on a 45-min to 1-hour long structured walk, followed by breakfast. After a rest period each dog will spend time alternating between active commands, duration work, and specific behaviour modification, including confidence building. They will also have plenty of opportunities to rest and take it easy between active sessions.
Will I get to see my dog during the Residential Training?

It’s unlikely.  We find that in most cases it’s best if we can work with your dog through the training and transformation process without the emotional responses that your dog will associate with you.  Often this can be counter productive to what we’re trying to achieve.

What happens if I don’t get the results I want from the training? Is there a guarantee?
There are many factors in play to create and maintain a well mannered well behaved balanced dog, including a commitment from each owner to train consistently and follow through on the advice given.
It simply isn’t ethical for us to offer a 100% guarantee but we can commit to you that when you hire us we become your partners in the transformation process.
We work together with you to seek the very best results possible for your dog and this process of teamwork and collaboration will continue long after your dog has gone home.
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