Frequently Asked Questions

At What Age Should I Start Training My Dog?

You should start working with your dog as soon as you bring them home. Whether you have a new puppy or a rescue of any age it is always better to “start things right” rather than to work to eliminate behavior issues down the road. It is never too early or too late to start training!

What Training Methods Does Wagging Pawsibilities Use?

At Wagging Pawsibilities we use reward-based and force-free positive reinforcement training methods. No force. No choke collars, prong collars or E collar.

How Can Wagging Pawsibilities Help Me With My Dog?

Wagging Pawsibilities offers private sessions as well as group classes to help you find the best methods to work on obedience or behavior issues with your dog.

What Should I expect from a Training Session?

Wagging Pawsibilities offers specialized private sessions tailored to your individual canine needs. Each session is about an hour long and normally takes place in the client’s house. Ethan will help you understand the roots of your dog’s behavior, demonstrate to you how to work with your dog and give you “homework”, usually written, to help you keep up the good work and prepare for the next session.

How Many Sessions Will I Need to Train My Dog?

Every dog is an individual with his or her own history and habits. Also, each owner is different with what they would like to achieve as training goals. Ethan will come to your house to assess your pet and will recommend the amount of sessions needed to fit your training goals and budget.

Help! I Have Seen Other Dog Trainers and My Dog Still Misbehaves.

While there are many trainers and different methods of training , we at Wagging Pawsibilities believe that no two dogs are alike and we tailor a training plan that help your individual dog progress according to your training goals.

Why Is Socializing My Dog Important?

Many behavior issues can arise from lack of socialization. It is very important to socialize your dog and get them used to other dogs, other people and other life events (going to the vet, going to the groomer, riding in the car, using stairs, elevator etc).

My Dog Is a Good Dog. Why Should I Train Him?

Dogs need to do some work. Many behavior issues can occur when your dog is bored or doesn’t get enough mental stimulation. It is always important to increase the amount of commands you are using with your dog and to engage him in more and more activities. It will also create a better bond!

When Do I Need to Give You Vaccine Records and Why Is It Important?

You will need vaccines records when attending a group class. The vaccines are needed to make sure all dogs are kept safe and healthy.