Things you need to know, but forget to ask
Do you have a cancelation fee?
Yes, cancellations should be made 24 hours in advance. If a cancellation is made less than 24 hours before an appointment, you will still be charged for your scheduled session.If a cancellation is made more than 24 hours in advance the you will be offered to reschedule with no penalty.
Does WeiserWays issue refunds or returns?
WeiserWays sessions, packages and Slumber Parties are non-refundable once purchased. WeiserWays session, packages, and Slumber Parties are good for a lifetime, but once bought they cannot be refunded or returned to the buyer.
Do you charge a travel fee?
Yes, a travel fee is charged when traveling more than 30 miles (round tip) outside my home office.
WeiserWays travel cost is always $1.165 per mile outside my home office, 15 miles out, and 15 miles back. These rates are based on AAA's annual cost of fuel, and wear and tear to a vehicle.
If you fall outside of this radius I will notify you, and the travel fee will be added to the each training session outside the 30 mile radius.
How many sessions does it take to correct my dogs behavior?
The amount of time it takes to correct a dogs behavior depends on the work you put in outside our training sessions.
I give all my clients "homework" after each session for consistency, practice, and to set your dog up for success. Practice makes perfect; I give you the tools to succeed and you decide how often they will be utilized to make a change.
Do you train older dogs?
Dogs can learn at any age and it's never too late to begin training sessions.
Age is irreverent to a dogs training success, the deciding factor is the time you devote to your dog's training, and the consistency of sessions combined with "homework" outside the training sessions.
What qualifies a dog for Behaviour Training?
Behaviour training is for dogs that need a little more attention to modify undesired behaviors. Behaviour modification training is for dogs that exhibit: aggression (towards people, animas, and objects), excessive barking or howling, destructive chewing, food guarding, mounting, biting (mouthing and/or nipping), separation anxiety, whining, fearfulness and more.
What qualifies a dog for Tailored Training?
Tailored training is for dogs that need to touch up on their manners, obedience, and to avoid behavior issues in the future. Tailored training is for dogs that need extra help on basic commands such as: loose lead, sit, stay, down, come, off, leave it, drop it, touch, recall training, boundary training, and more.
What qualifies a dog for Puppy Training?
Puppy training is designed to prepare your dog for the world, and teach them a healthy balance between play and impulse control.
Puppies should be exposed to different stimulus, environments, people, and objects. By doing this you are exposing them to real life sounds, smells, and situations that would usually be scary for a dog that was unfamiliar with real world situations.
Exposing your puppy to a variety of different things at a young age helps to avoid fearfulness, low confidence, and aggression later in life.
Puppy training also covers the basic commands such as: loose lead, sit, stay, down, come, and off.
Puppies must be 9 months or younger to qualify for Puppy Training.