Edmonton Dog Training

Private Dog Training in Edmonton and Area

 

It is important to note that Colleen McCarvill is fully certified, non-aversive and that her international credentials can be verified. While there is no regulation in this industry, ethics should guide all of us to carry the proper credentials when providing training services to the public.

Sessions will not be booked or held until payment is received. To register, please fill in the attached Registration Form and sign the attached Agreement. If you do not have a printer and/or scanner, typing your name into the signature portion will be accepted.

Upon registration; with complete disclosure and signature; for any training program with Diamond in the Ruff Inc., you are ensuring that you have read and agreed to the Safety Protocol, any and all policies for the emotional safety of your dog(s) and the physical safety of your certified and dedicated trainer with Diamond in the Ruff Inc.

Private training with Diamond in the Ruff is quite unique and there are 4 specific training program options available to suit every training desire or challenge imaginable.

Programs do not need to be followed in succession and training is designed specifically for you, your family and your dog(s), unlike group classes where only a small percentage of time is spent individually with each client/family/dog(s).

*Wednesdays and every second Friday are available to book IN-HOME private training sessions, while Monday through Friday are available to book private training sessions at HARVARD PAW @ 25 Chisholm Ave, St. Albert.

Private Training Packages

RUFF AROUND THE EDGES

Program 1 – LITTLE “RUFF” AROUND THE EDGES

Do your family and your dog have some challenges that require addressing and problems to be solved?  Would you like to get started on the fast track to success? 

This is exactly the program that you’re looking for! In this TWO 1-hour in-home session private program, all of your questions are answered, from feeding and housetraining to problem-solving and cues/commands like COME, SIT, STAY, LEAVE IT, DROP IT… 16 IN TOTAL, and so much more. 

A plan is established for your specific needs, practiced and set in motion, and then Diamond in the Ruff returns to ensure successful progress.   A full month of phone/email support through Diamond in the Ruff is available at no extra charge.  This added service helps to fine tune your training if required, as you progress. 

So much can be covered in the environment where the dog and family live.  Over 80% of challenges occur in the home environment.  Together during this program, we will assess whether you require further help.

Dogs who are reactive (aggressive) are not eligible for a Program 1, as they require more sessions, and will be give more documentation.

The price for Little “Ruff” Around the Edges is $375.00 plus tax. *There will NOT be any additional charge for Private Training for households with more than one dog.

$375.00 plus tax

ROWDY ROVER

Program 2 – ROWDY ROVER

Would you like instruction and guidance while you introduce your dog to various stimuli in the environment?  Does your dog show mild to moderate behavioural challenges either in the home or out in the world of distractions and competing motivators?

Program 2 includes THREE 1-hour sessions.

This additional 1-hour session is often out in public with Diamond in the Ruff and will help you to practice what you’ve learned, with support and a plan to maintain your success. All sessions can also be done in the home.

The price for Rowdy Rover is $525.00 plus tax. *There will NOT be any additional charge for Private Training for households with more than one dog.

$525.00 plus tax

RESTLESS ROVER

Program 3 – RESTLESS ROVER

Are you struggling with a dog who appears aggressive to strangers or other dogs either in the home or outside in the real world?  Are you having a difficult time walking your dog(s) past distractions or introducing your dog to real life situations without anxiety?  Are you struggling with leaving your dog home alone; as they cry or howl when you leave; to come back and find things destroyed or that they’ve hurt themselves in anxiety?

This program is designed to not only give you the tools to set both you and your dog up for success but also to practice those new skills with progress under supervision and instruction. 

FOUR 1-hour sessions, with the possibility of some sessions taking place in public to give you the joy that every dog owner and dog wants to feel, and allow you to walk your dog with pride and confidence.  Some of these sessions may be divided into 30-minute sessions when addressing aggression/reactivity.

Sessions are typically used within a two to three-month period to ensure success and to provide both dog and owner with exposure and consistency, two very important components to a successful training plan. 

As with Rowdy Rover, phone and email support is provided at no charge for an additional month. 

The price for Restless Rover is $730 plus tax. *There will not be any additional charge for Private Training for households with more than one dog.

$730 plus tax

REACTIVE ROVER

Program 4 – REACTIVE ROVER

Are you struggling with a dog whose anxiety or aggression/reactivity is far beyond your means of control? Does your dog lash out seemingly with no signs beforehand? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything and are at the end of your “leash”?

This FIVE 1-hour session training program is designed to address reactivity and anxiety, even in the most extreme cases. Some of these sessions may be divided into 30-minute sessions when addressing aggression/reactivity.

Many people choose this option if they are experiencing reactivity issues where the dog has already failed (snapped or growled at people, or fought with other dogs) or if they’re managing issues with more than one dog.

The private sessions can be separated with the public sessions in between, or tailored to only in-home sessions if need be. 

Sessions are typically used within a three to four-month period to ensure success and to provide both dog and owner with exposure and consistency, two very important components to a successful training plan. 

As with previously listed programs, phone and email support is provided at no charge for an additional month. 

The price for Reactive Rover is $875 plus tax. *There will not be any additional charge for Private Training for households with more than one dog.

$875 plus tax

Training costs and time-frames are non-negotiable, and after the first session are non-refundable, however are transferable and hold a 1-year expiry from the date of the first session, barring any mutually accepted extenuating circumstances. Sessions must be booked no more than 1 month apart, to ensure continuity. If a payment plan has been agreed upon (for a Program 3 or 4), the full amount is required within 60 days of the initial session, regardless of sessions booked or completed.

Locations over 75 km’s will have an additional fee of $0.60 per km added to their invoice.

Our success rate is extremely high as we leave you and your family completely prepared with a plan for every situation.  Diamond in the Ruff’s Colleen McCarvill is known as the trainer with the history for turning all of her clients into proficient trainers themselves.

All Programs come with e-mailed information and include not only what you specifically want to cover but everything that Diamond in the Ruff sees happening that needs attention.  Diamond in the Ruff provides the necessary obedience training with every program. 

Emergency Recall, an amazingly effective, rock solid recall that Colleen developed while working with zoo animals is included in EVERY PROGRAM.  It’s fun to teach, easy to use and will be your dog’s life insurance should you ever need to call your dog away from any challenging competing motivator.

 

 

Private Puppy Training Packages

Private Puppy Comes Home Packages

Do you have a new puppy? Would like to know the best products on the market? Would you like to have a handle on how to problem solve, train and handle your new puppy?

We cover nutrition, treats, toys, anything they wear: leashes, collars and harnesses, grooming, handling, Recall, Recall Games and Emergency Recall, starting cues, how to train, potty training, and problem solving – proactive rather than reactive.

The price for Puppy Comes Home is

$325.00 + GST for two 60-minute sessions

Private Puppy Comes Home

$457.50 + GST for three 60-minute session

Would you like instruction and guidance while you introduce your dog to various stimuli in the environment? Does your dog show mild to moderate behavioural challenges either in the home or out in the world of distractions and competing motivators?

This additional 1-hour session is often out in public with Diamond in the Ruff and will help you to practice what you’ve learned, with support and a plan to maintain your success. All sessions can also be done in the home or at Harvard Paw.

Private Puppy Comes Home

$570 + GST for four 60-minute sessions

Are you struggling with a dog who appears aggressive to strangers or other dogs either in the home or outside in the real world? Are you having a difficult time walking your dog(s) past distractions or introducing your dog to real life situations without anxiety? Are you struggling with leaving your dog home alone; as they cry or howl when you leave; to come back and find things destroyed or that they’ve hurt themselves in anxiety?
This program is designed to not only give you the tools to set both you and your dog up for success but also to practice those new skills with progress under supervision and instruction.

FOUR 1-hour sessions, with the possibility of some sessions taking place in public to give you the joy that every dog owner and dog wants to feel, and allow you to walk your dog with pride and confidence. Some of these sessions may be divided into 30-minute sessions when addressing aggression/reactivity.

Private Puppy Comes Home

5 sessions & up – $142.50 + GST per session

Are you struggling with a dog whose anxiety or aggression/reactivity is far beyond your means of control? Does your dog lash out seemingly with no signs beforehand? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything and are at the end of your “leash”?

This FIVE 1-hour session training program is designed to address reactivity and anxiety, even in the most extreme cases. Some of these sessions may be divided into 30-minute sessions when addressing aggression/reactivity.

Many people choose this option if they are experiencing reactivity issues where the dog has already failed (snapped or growled at people, or fought with other dogs) or if they’re managing issues with more than one dog.

The private sessions can be separated with the public sessions in between, or tailored to only in-home sessions if need be.

*Wednesdays and every second Friday are available to book IN-HOME private training sessions, while Monday through Friday are available to book private training sessions at HARVARD PAW @ 25 Chisholm Ave, St. Albert.

Group Classes

Group Classes

Group Classes on Hold Temporarily Due to COVID-19

Group Classes are a fantastic learning tool for dogs and owners alike. They offer an opportunity for dogs to become comfortable with other dogs, individuals and environments while learning a variety of skills ranging from trick training, scent detection or agility to certifications like Canine Good Citizen.

Group classes vary by season and interest. Here is an outline of our class offerings, but to see what is coming up please check our Book Online page.

Ruff N' Tumble

Ruff N’ Tumble

The best puppy kindergarten that Edmonton has to offer! Learn 16 cues and tips for housetraining and much more!

Introduction to Rally Obedience

Introduction to Rally Obedience

Build your bond with your dog and increase their focus in this 6 week class.

Canine Good Citizen

Canine Good Citizen

After puppy classes have come and gone, keep working with your dog and work towards a Canine Good Citizen Certification!

Tricks & Problem Solving

Tricks & Problem Solving

Challenge your dog with problem solving and build your bond through adorable tricks!

Rescue Rover

Rescue Rover

You’ve adopted a dog! Now what? Rescue Rover helps new rescue dog owners get a sense of their dog and areas that may require training.

Recall Rover & Loose Leash Walking

Recall Rover & Loose Leash Walking

Achieve the walks of your dreams, both on and off leash!

New classes being developed and added all the time!