August 12, 2015

Confidence and Composure

A Safe Learning Environment for the Socially Challenged Dog

The Confidence & Composure program is a unique and comprehensive 3-step program that addresses “aggressive” behaviours displayed by your dog while walking on leash. (Or “leash reactivity” as we prefer to say.)

Dogs that are overly reactive and “aggressive” are often nervous or scared. They need to build their confidence when faced with what they perceive as a “scary thing” and learn new behaviours at the same time.

Confidence & Composure has a proven track record and was developed here in the  Ottawa Valley by master trainer, Paola Hoger of Shake-a-Paw

“Urban life is a reality for a lot of dogs today. Walking calmly on leash is a basic requirement for their everyday lives. Walking our dog is one of the reasons we have them in the first place and it’s supposed to be fun. I want all dog owners to experience a calm and relaxed walk.”

If any of these statements describe you:

  • Do you avoid meeting other dogs or people?
  • Are you adjusting your walk time or routine just to avoid running into “stuff” that will upset your dog?
  • Are you at the end of your leash?

Then Confidence & Composure is the place for you!   

Do any of these behaviours describe your dog?

  • Lunging, Barking, Growling
  • Intense, over-reaction to ordinary things
  • Nervous or Scared
  • Worried or Fearful
  • Submissive

Then Confidence & Composure is the place for you!   Start today …peaceful and relaxing walks are within your grasp. 

Covid-19 Update: virtual consults are available via Zoom OR private session outdoors while maintaining social distance in an allowed location.

Social distance is great for reactive dogs!

Step 1: Book an initial Assessment ($190 plus HST) and receive your individual training plan.

Step 2: Follow your plan.  At your pace. On your schedule.

Possible pathways through the program may involve private sessions, online curriculum, small group work, or group classes.

Step 3: When you are ready, work in the real world!

Please send a email to book an initial assessment (cost of $190.00 plus HST) which will include a full consult and personalized training plan so you can get started immediately.  

This program is a collaboration  with Carol the Dog Trainer and Shake-a-Paw dog training using the method developed by Paola Hoger (Shake-a-Paw).

Peaceful and relaxing walks are within your grasp!