Before you get a Dog

This service is available only for dog owners from Kanata, Stittsville, Dunrobin, Carp and Nepean (Bells Corners and Bayshore) areas. 

As a dog trainer I have worked with many dog owners to help them with their dog’s behavioral issues and to educate them about dog’s natural instincts, psychology, needs, diet… In some cases a present dog owner hasn’t expected that the dog needs so much attention, work and financial costs. Because of this I decided to open a new program for prospective dog owners. If you think about getting a puppy or adopting an adult dog, please, contact me. We will discus everything about the new addition to your family. A dog is like “a kid”, but “a kid with special needs”. It doesn’t only bring happy moments, but also a lot of responsibilities and adjustments. If you’ve never had a dog before, or even if you had, a consultation prior to your final decision may be helpful.  We will look at some practical issues surrounding a puppy or new dog in your household:

  • What is the right breed or mix for you?
  • Big or little?
  • Adult or puppy?
  • Equipment or gear you will need.
  • Proofing your home.
  • Health care.
  • Where to find that special dog.
  • Realistic expectations.

But the main question “WHY” you want to adopt a dog?

  As long as we communicate by email, this service is free. If you want me to come and talk to you in person, my visit costs $80 per hour (HST included).