Professional Training & Rehabilitation
Specializing in rescue rehabilitations and re-assimilation, we use positive reinforcement and loving redirection rather than negative motivation and stern corrections. Our methods include and involve owner participation and education. After all, you have to live with your pet and your pet with you.
Most pets have adapted to our human lifestyle admirably. We expect them to eat, sleep, play and use the potty on command, and they have done quite well with these adaptations. But some have not. They have resisted their environment and have been unable to match their human's lifestyle. These are not 'bad dogs'. They just have not fit into the accepted mold. This is where we come in! Working with you to discover your needs, we can help your pet adjust and 'fit in' to your family's requirements.
Owner/Trainer Niqi, is a certified professional trainer, and has worked extensively on 'impossible' dogs both locally and internationally on rescue missions from dog fighting rings, to street dogs with attitudes. She has spent over a decade shaping behaviors in animals, and effectively teaching dog owners how to understand and work with their pets. She has led presentations and seminars on dog body language internationally, has extended her knowledge to student trainers, and offers apprentice programs for new trainers looking to gain more experience and education. She currently also works as a trainer for a local dog rescue and personally sees to the success in their placement with their new families. Her experiences can help...
Meet Ryder, a rescue who was wild and free his entire life before he found Niqi, but now enjoys the comfort of a home, and spends everyday in dog daycare to burn off his endless energy. Ryder had some issues with resource guarding and jumping on people, but now works as a therapy dog to children and seniors when he is not working to keep all the dogs happy and in harmony in the daycare!
While this rescue from India does not get to participate in play dates with other dogs in dog daycare, Russell is more than happy being "king of the castle" on his own. His rehab is ongoing, as he is fearful of every sound and new encounter. Life had to change to accommodate this special boy, but the love he gives to his family and his loyalty to them, cannot be traded for anything.
Puppy and Beginner Training
Puppies are a lot of work, but the rewards from setting a good foundation for your pup, are immeasurable. We offer group puppy classes to give your puppy a chance to socialize with other dogs, and give you a chance to learn in a group setting and share your experiences with other puppy owners.
6 Group Sessions $295
6 Private Sessions $535
NEXT ROUND OF CLASSES:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26TH. 6 weekly classes at 6:30pm.
All classes have a maximum of 6 puppies only to give everyone one on one time with the trainers.
Please call or email to register
Building a Bond With Your Dog/Obedience Training
Dogs can be our best friends if we learn how to communicate with them. Whether you're looking to build a fantastic bond with your dog, to curb some unwanted behaviors, or to increase their level of obedience, the best way to do this is by learning what motivates your dog, how to positively challenge your dog, and through dog body language.
Consultation and assessment: $120
1 hour session: $120
6 Weekly Sessions: $640 (must be used within 8 weeks)
Dog Body Language Course
Learn what dogs are trying to communicate to us, how they communicate with each other, how stress signals can lead to serious warning signals, how to appease a dog using their language, and how to avoid aggression. This 2 hour class is packed full of information and demonstrations, and will give you a chance to ask any questions or discuss any observations you've made with your own dog.
Sunday, March 26th at 11:30am
Classes are $20/person. All proceeds go to Street Dog Sanctuary.
Rehabilitation and Integration
Owner/Trainer Niqi, is an advocate of rescue and adoption. Many of our rescued dogs come with hang ups and other behavioral issues. They need help adapting to a new life, learning how to be a dog again, or recovering from past experiences. Dogs are forgiving creatures, who sometimes need a little help forgetting. During our rehabilitation program, we will spend time not only with your dog's integration into your home, but also with your integration into their lives.
Consultation and assessment: $120
1 hour session: $120
8 Weekly Sessions: $795 (must be used within 11 weeks)
Often dogs can become aggressive due to fear, trauma, anxiety, confusion, anticipating punishment or a negative experience, or due to health problems. The first step is to seek veterinary care to ensure your dog is healthy and not in any pain, as sometimes, something as simple as an ear infection can cause aggression.
Helping a dog to overcome aggressive tendencies is more like rehabilitation than training. Niqi spends time gaining your dog’s trust and learning what is triggering their aggression. Through years of interpreting dog body language and helping owners to effectively communicate to their canines, Niqi has successfully helped many dogs and their owners. Each case is different, and every dog has a different reason for their aggression, and a different way of addressing it is applied to every dog that Niqi works with
AGGRESSION CONSULT: $120
AGGRESSION 1 HOUR SESSION: $140
AGGRESSION 8 WEEKLY SESSIONS: $940
*Masks must be worn when indoors
COVID-19 ONLINE VIDEO TRAINING IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR $85 PER 45 MINUTE SESSION