Private Dog Training

Welcome!    My name is Kathi Yorke.  I am a certified dog trainer.   I have been working successfully with dogs and their owners for more than a decade. There is nothing more satisfying for me than to see a happy bond develop and grow between dogs and their owners. 

I have suspended my training  services temporarily, due to other committments and hope to to resume them soon.  The following narrative detail of my services is something I hope to soon be offering again in and around Southgate, Ontario.  There is nothing more satisfying for me than to see a happy bond develop and grow between dogs and their owners. \

How it works ~ After our initial contact,  I come to your home for a 30 minute meet and greet with you and your dog (at no cost to you).   A few days following our meeting I propose a training program outline specifically tailored to you and your dog's needs, and if that works for you, we set up our training timetable.  Most training sessions take place for one hour, once per week.  

About What I do and Why ~ The training services part of CuGein evolved out of a love for dogs and a desire that they be well adjusted and live a long happy life.  A well trained dog that knows what is expected, and is willing to please makes all the difference in the relationship between dogs and their humans.  My goal is to help that happen.  

Think of training as an investment; one that enhances your quality of life with your dog.   Frustration with your dog is not fun and puts a strain on both of you and can lead to a complete break down in communications.  It doesn't have to be that way. If you have the opportunity to avoid problem behaviours before they start, you will learn how to bring out the best in your dog.  On the other hand, if you need help with problem behaviours that already exist, there are different ways these can be managed and we can try to change them.  

My husband and I have always had dogs in our life.  Our canine family together began by rescuing various dogs and cats. We love Irish Wolfhounds and our first baby puppy was an Irish Wolfhound.  Since then we have had 5 litters and our pack has had as many as 10.  Our current pack of 4 still keeps us busy.  With each of our puppies, we think it is important to closely observe their behaviours and encourage appropriate manners through training while encouraging them to flourish as individuals. That is a very rewarding experience.  


My goal and Committment to You  - My goal is to help you to improve the quality of your relationship with your dog(s) through private coaching sessions on the home front, as that is  where behaviours can be accurately observed, accessed and shaped with a view to promote lasting positive relationships.  
 
Mission -  My mission is to help you and your dog, regardless of age, enjoy as much happy time together as is possible. 


 
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