Services and Rates
Our goal is to train you to be a dog handler. We know that a balanced relationship is one that fills the needs of all in the partnership. Our emphasis on a heart/mind connection in your training will bring you to that place as you learn to communicate with your dog. Then, we do the work...
Thru small steps we will teach you the basics of obedience training. As your confidence, skills and connection with your dog increases we will assist you in challenging yourself by varying the distraction levels. Because individual attention is often needed, we have a training team of 4 who are available to assist with any challenges. When necessary a trainer will be paired with a handler until the handler masters a specified lesson.
Pack-Training will alternate between ‘on leash’ and ‘off leash’. Learning voice, hand signals, and silent commands, handlers will:
- Walk their dogs on leash without them pulling or resisting.
- Have their dogs stop and sit at heel
- Turn their dogs left and right and about turn
- Keep their dogs in a stay (sitting, lying down or standing)
- Recall their dogs from 100 meters away
- ‘Stay’ their dogs in the middle of a recall
- Correct unwanted behavior
Our starting point is a full Assessment/Consultation where one of our training staff would work one on one with your dog to get a sense of what he is about. During this time another trainer would sit with you and give a running commentary of what we are seeing as well as ask questions and give information.
1.5 - 2.5 hours full assessment/consultation ______________$100.00
8 classes (1 hr group training) followed by a ½ hour socialization group pack-training and/or playtime distraction training.
Included in the group class fee we encourage another member of your household (if applicable) to participate in the group to assist everyone being on the same page with your dogs training. We supply one of our training dogs to work with your partner/family member.
Upon completion of the group classes you will be eligible to participate in our weekly packwalk with our training staff to assist you putting what you have learned into "real world'' scenarios on the local trails.
This includes 7 day a week telephone/email support for any questions or concerns that may arise
Cost _______________________ $480.00
Additional one on one training (if deemed necessary prior to group training) _____ $ $80.00 per hour at our training location or $90 for site specific training.
Contact us for the next start date, time and to register.
Private training is available on our site in Colwood or in your home. After a professional assessment of your dog we will determine whether your dog is best suited for private or group lessons.
On site training: $80 per hour
Home training: $90 per hour
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To find a new home for your dog we offer a number of options:
- A full assessment by our professional rehoming team.
- Colour picture and trainer’s biography listed on www.lastchancedogservices.com
- Screening of potential adoptive homes
Our re-homing team will meet with you and your dog to do an assessment of his/her personality and to establish what type of home would be most suitable.
We then post your dog on our website for adoption with comments and recommendations.
As potential adoptive parents come forward we will interview them and pass on to you any that we feel may be suitable to adopt your pet. We will help you to make your decision based on the choices you have and will help to settle your dog into their new home if that is required.
Re-Homing Service Rates
Assessment fee: $100.00
Listing on www.lastchancedogservices.com , including picture and biography.
This includes interviewing of potential adoptive homes and final consultation with you to help you make the best choice from the homes for your dog.
Contact us to book an assessment appointment.
Leadership and Obedience Training for you and your dog
Last Chance Dog Services is now offering a Leadership/Obedience group training class for dogs with no aggression.
We begin this dynamic, fun class with a full assessment to help you figure out where you and your dog are together at the starting gate - through 7 structured 1 hour classes, followed by a 1/2 hour social time each week - and then we Take it to the Streets for your last class with our trainers.
In this class you and your dog will learn all of the basics including:
- Down from a distance
- Recall training
- Polite leash walking
You will learn hand signals, voice commands and we even do a silent class where you can't talk at all (that is always a fun one).
We switch it up and we switch dogs. We put them in a down and we walk away. We hide behind trees and we have tons of fun.
And if you are up for still more, one of our trainers will meet you for a training walk to hone your skills even further.
Time: Wednesday evening 6:30
Cost : $400 for 8 classes, including full assessment
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Dog Walking with a Professional Trainer
If you are challenged with taking what you have learned with your dog out into the ‘real world’, take one of our Professional Trainers with you. Last Chance can help you to make any adjustments that may be needed to help you have a balanced and connected walk with your companion. Our trainer can walk your dog with you, or get things tuned up while you are at work or on vacation.
1 ½ hour dog walk $30.00
1 ½ hour dog walk with human training $50.00
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Scent Tracking Class for you and your dog
If you know dogs, you will know that it is all about the nose. Dogs love to use their noses to find things - it is one of their most fun activities.
If you have a dog that has been through a basic Leadership/Obedience course and is ready to take things to a new level, consider a Tracking Class. Tracking is an activity that gives your dog a job - engaging their most highly developed sense - their sense of smell.
In our Tracking Class our trainers will teach you how to lay a track and train your dog to follow it, so that you can Take it to the Trails with your dog for some connected time together wherever and whenever you are looking for an adventure.
During this 6 week session, we will teach you all of the basics of scent tracking including :
Laying a track, progressing from the scent of a meat reward to laying your own scent for your dog to follow.
We start with a straight line, then add turns and twists – change the reward and get your dog tracking. We will take you to a trail and show you how to take it into the bush, or onto a field. We end the group of classes with a friendly competition between the dogs in the group with prizes for the best trackers.
Time: Sunday mornings 10:00 am
Location : Metchosin
Cost: $300 for 6 classes, including a light, tracking harness. Students will provide their own long line.
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