VIRTUAL and WORLDWIDE
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
All Training Packages
You can see our Terms of Services HERE.
You can certainly reschedule, within reason. Single bookings, packages and bundles have expiry dates. The reason for those expiry dates:
The program is designed with you, your dog and the training goals in mind. Behaviour momentum is important to ensure we reduce the idling between sessions:
(1) loosing your way in a training plan (training regressions),
(2) keeping accountable,
(3) continuing to move that goal post and reducing ruts, and
(4) building that learned history with your dog.
We ask that we stick to the set schedule as best you can for best results.
We understand life can happen, but each program will have a reasonable 'expiry date' detailed and any reschedules must be booked in prior to the expiry date.
*Separation Anxiety training is very much on a set schedule for best results... we highly encourage those working on Separation Anxiety training don't reschedule their appointments!