Private Dog training
with Paola Hoger
With 20+ years experience, dog trainer Paola Hoger works online and in person for 1:1 training or video training courses to help you achieve the dog of your dreams.
What is your vision of your dream dog?
Before you got this dog you had a vision of how your life would be together, full of goals to achieve together. Close your eyes and put the current behavior problems aside and try to remember those dreams
Was it to go for a walk in the park with your dog, them walking nicely beside you, as you walk by kids, joggers, kids playing, enjoying a beautiful day?
Was it hiking, did you picture getting to the top of the mountain, feeling energized by all your hard work, with your trusty companion by your side?
Was it a family BBQ, everyone enjoying the day, your dog hanging out playing with the kids, then falling asleep under the table?
My mission is to take you back to that time, before the issues cropped up and help you get on the path to not only curing your dog’s biggest problems, but reaching your dream life with your faithful companion.
How it Works
tell me about you
Click the GET STARTED button and fill in the enquiry form so I can learn a little about you and your dog.
Schedule a date
Book a date in the online scheduling calendar for us to meet in person or via video call.
We’ll discuss your current relationship with your dog, what your vision of a dream dog looks like, and plan a course of action to guide you and your canine companion to success.
Let’s work together to achieve the dog of your dreams!
Together we will create a picture of what your ideal dog looks like. What skills and behaviours does your dog need, to be this dog. It doesn’t matter what your dog should or shouldn’t do as long as you are OK with it. This means if you want your dog on the furniture that’s great, that doesn’t mean he is a bad dog or that you are a bad owner.
My objective is to give you the pros and cons of these choices and their impact. For example, does your dog get off the furniture when asked, if not what skills does your dog need to change that?
Does your dog have confidence issues? Let me teach you how to diminish your dog’s stress and build their assurance. Using management and training that give your dog information on how to behave so they are not defaulting to aggressiveness. For example teaching a dog to walk away from a crawling child instead of growling at the child. At the same time teaching you how to challenge your dog to continue to build his comfort level.
Our dog training programs all start with the same 3 step process:
#1 – Let us know what’s causing tension with your dog and the goals you would love to achieve
#2 – We help you diagnose the REAL ROOT CAUSE of all the symptoms you are experiencing
#3 – Together we create a custom plan of action to tackle your problems and get you to the place you want to be with your dog.
Ready to change your relationship with your dog?
Dog Owner Success Stories
“From the moment we brought Cooper home he’s been a joy! You just can’t help but smile when you see this little guy wagging his whole body – so happy all of the time. That is until he was attached to a leash. The adorable, 20 pound ball of fluff turned into a raging maniac! I was being dragged around by a bucking bronco disguised as a puppy!
I had taken obedience classes from Paola with our first Golden so I gave her a call about Cooper. Paola stepped in and solved all of our leash problems with just 2 private sessions! Cooper was walking calmly and quietly on a loose leash with a flat collar within hours of Paola’s intervention.
No choker chains or odd devices, just an understanding of dog behaviors and positive reinforcement. We regularly receive compliments on our beautifully behaved dogs when we have them out in public. Thanks Paola!”
~ Cheryl & Cooper
“My friend and I went to Paola to help us with puppy obedience training for Buster – an exuberant and friendly Black Labrador Retriever, and Dawson – a sensitive and cautious Golden Retriever mix. The two dogs are very different, and the issues we had with them were also very different.
Paola was able to quickly identify and focus on the needs of each dog. She helped us develop training practices that foster healthy habits and behaviours, in the dog and in the human at the other end of the leash.”
~ Leanne & Dawson