Frequently Asked Questions

How does private training work?

We go over your concerns or training goals for your dog and our sessions are specifically catered to cover these concerns or goals. We coach you on how to train your dog. We will go through a training plan together and get started on training with your dog in that initial session.

Where do we meet for private training?

Depending on what we are working on, we can choose to meet outdoors in person, online via Zoom or in person at the Alpine Dogs Training Studio. We have options available in Whistler & Pemberton each day.

What types of behavioural issues can you help with?

Saundra is qualified to work with many types of behavioural issues including separation anxiety, resource guarding, leash reactivity, dog to dog aggression and dog to human aggression. If you are not sure if we can help with the issues you are experiencing, set up a discovery call and we can talk further.

Can you train my dog for me?

Yes! If you prefer a more hands-off approach, we can arrange to do the heavy lifting for you and then in a transfer session, transfer your dog's new skills to you to maintain. This doesn’t mean zero work on your end, but we will coach you on how to maintain the new behaviours your dog has learned. This is a great option if you are finding training overwhelming or just don’t have the time.

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Will I get any one-on-one time in a group class?

Yes! We keep our group class sizes small (maximum of 3 dogs in our Pemberton Training Studio, and a maximum of 6 dogs in our Whistler classes). This allows us to work individually with everyone in class offering personalized feedback.

My dog is scared of people and/or dogs. Can I join?

If you are not sure if group classes are appropriate for your dog, please schedule a discovery call and we can go over your specific case and decide together whether group or private training is best suited.

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Still have questions?

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