Karen Pryor Professional - Force Free Commitment
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Force free. Quick results. Lasting change. Stronger relationships
Because I provide a very personal service that welcomes me into your home, all training sessions are suspended. There is no way to predict when things will return to the new normal, but I will only continue when we can be confident our families will be safe.
I would be happy to discuss your dog and any challenges you are currently facing. Connect with my contact page and I will make sure you receive some valuable info that will help.
Stay tuned, I am in the process of creating an online learning platform and will be offering remote consultations that I think will be enjoyable, effective, and allow us to keep working on our goals.
Be safe, look after yourselves, your families, and your pups. We miss our clientele and can't wait to see you again.
-Chris and Meadow
Hi there, my name is Chris Edge and I specialize in training family dogs for busy people.
I've been there...rearranging life to sign up for several weeks of group classes. Pack up the dog, hurry to a facility full of unfamiliar people and unfamiliar dogs. Finding a quiet corner to try to pay attention to both the instructor and my dog but not really winning with either. Get drip fed content that only half solves my problem and hoping the answer comes by week 6. Taking the homework sheet but unable to practice properly because we didn't get to ask the questions we had....and all the while, my dog is STILL doing the things that made me sign up for a class in the first place.
There IS a better way...
Convenience. Comfort. Results.
I provide private in-home training customized to you and your dog. We focus on exactly what you need help with and we train where unwanted behaviour happens...where you live!
Force Free Commitment - Member of Alberta Force Free Alliance
I have learned from the most respected animal trainers and behaviour experts in North America. I am one of the few Canadian representatives routinely found at the major North American dog training conferences. My methods are cutting edge, current, and based on industry leading programs. Force free, science based, and delicately supporting the human-animal bond.
A new relationship with your dog...
Book a session and we will make an immediate change in your dog's behaviour...large changes will take time...but I guarantee instant steps forward that will inspire both you and your dog to continue training and growing together. To get started with K9Edge, check out the link below
You're not alone. Everyone hits a roadblock with their dog.
We need to remember we are dealing with another species! It can be really hard to communicate sometimes and our motivations and needs can often conflict.
So often dogs are labelled as uncontrollable, unwalkable, aggressive, reactive, fearful, anxious...the reality is that label is not actually describing who your dog is, it is only describing their behaviour.
The science of applied behaviour analysis allows us to understand that external behaviours are a reflection of your dog's internal needs...they are exhibited in response to the environment...dogs are either reacting to what's around them, or trying to influence their situation based their innate desire to increase the positives, and decrease the negatives in their lives.
Antecedent - Behaviour - Consequence.
That is the formula for functional behaviour assessment..and for practical behaviour change.
There is always something we can do...
New puppy coming home? Get started as early as 8 weeks! The most comprehensive puppy program anywhere. Socialization, housebreaking, confinement and safety, family integration and living with children, training foundations, problem solving, and how to set up a lifetime of confidence and success for your dog.
Perfect for puppies who have completed the Start Right program, dogs in the 6 month range, or older dogs who haven't yet developed their training foundations. We will establish how to get positive behaviour from our dogs and introduce a solid sit, down, hand targeting, place on a mat, impulse control, leave it, loose leash walking, and a reliable recall.
Graduates of K9 Life Skills Basic will be challenged by Distance, Duration, and Distraction, the three keys to getting rock solid behaviours. We will make sure our core behaviours are up to par and graduate to off leash work, distance recalls, retrieve, trick training, shaping complex behaviours and problem solving techniques.
Pulling like crazy? Can't even "see" another dog? This is a specific leash class designed for the "midnight walkers"...too embarrassed to take the dog out during the day. We will cover leash skills, threshold training, trigger stacking, desensitization and counter conditioning. You'll learn how to redirect, emergency escapes and how to set up for successful and engaging walks.
New puppy pestering the kids? or vice versa?...a little training for everyone can ease frustration and fear, enhance everyone's relationship, and help your kids be a part of the training process. Suitable for all ages of dogs who lack impulse control, play rough, or are nervous around children. Kids of all ages can learn to train!
Even a confident dog can be imprinted by a bad experience with another dog. Dog Park disasters can be avoided with a little prep. We will cover how to read dog body language, managing safe introductions, reliable recall, hand targeting, calm on cue, what to have on hand, and what to do in case of an emergency. If you are going to take your dog to the dog park, this class will prep you both for success!
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