Dog Training by East Van Dogs
East Van Dogs believes that effective training isn’t measured on how well your dog sits. Rather, it is demonstrated by the beautiful bond that is built when you and your dog take care of each other. We see dog training as a lot like relationship counselling. Most times we simply don’t understand what our dog needs, just as our dogs don’t understand what we need, either. You can cohabitate in harmony with your dog without bullying and without bribing.
Meet our Trainer Laura McAlduff
Laura got her start in the dog world working with rescue shelters and she is passionate about creating stress-free enivronments for dogs and their humans. After receiving her BA from UBC, she attended Good Dog Academy to become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and is delighted to be a part of the East Van Dogs team. She believes that, by setting realistic goals and focussing on maintaining balance in your dog’s body and mind, your relationship with your canine companion can thrive.
In Home Dog Training
Our Trainer Laura McAlduff will come to your home, discuss the issues at hand, and develop a plan that will help both your dogs and families to live together peacefully. This is ideal for those wanting to work of specific issues. Typically, sessions are 60 to 90 minutes each. You will be provided with an action plan by email within two business days of the first visit.
Two Weeks to a Better Dog
Need a radical change? The Two Weeks to a Better Dog program combines in-home training with daily hikes to improve socialization, manners, and general behaviour. A great package deal for only $320!
We have experience dealing with both common and unique issues, which include:
- Leash pulling
- Obsessive licking and chewing
- Rolling in and/or eating poo
- Separation anxiety
- Stealing of food
- Running away
*Discount given for additional dogs in the same home.