We Work For Treats is a fully virtual service.
However, those that are in the East End of Toronto can check out our in-person services at www.sparkyscomrade.ca.
Please note: not all services are available as in-person. Why? Check out the next FAQ.
We often find owners pressing for in-person dog training. Popularized television has really led us astray regarding how dogs learn and it actually doesn't involve 'energies', leadership or authority/dominance. Ethical dog trainers shouldn't try to provoke dogs to see the naughty behaviour to come up with a solution.
When working with us, our goal is actually to NEVER see the problem behaviour. If we see the problem behaviour, then there is something wrong in our training plan.
In addition to this, we are more so human coaches than dog coaches. In many cases, coaching humans is best done virtually.
To learn more on why we believe virtual training is you and your dogs best option to learn, we have gone into detail regarding the benefits of virtual training and in some cases why it is best practice in this blog: https://weworkfortreats.com/blog/f/how-can-a-dog-trainer-help-me-virtually
We do offer 'preventative' training for puppies around the behavioural problems listed above. If you are looking for general puppy training, we have some great referrals for general puppy training. We try to stick to what we excel at most, and refer out when we don't feel our expertise would best serve the client.
Nicole started as a dog walker in 2011, and graduated from The Academy for Dog Trainers in 2019. She made the switch to exclusively dog training in 2020. You can find more about Nicole's training credentials on our about page: https://weworkfortreats.com/nicole-barnett-ctc%2C-csat