Multi Dog Households

Wise Mind Canine is here to revolutionize the way dogs and people live in multi dog households

You do not need to HOPE for the best. You do not have to let the dogs “work it out”. Instead work with me to put the power in your hands to chart the course of your dogs’ relationships. Then I will give you the skills to create and maintain a harmonious household of your own design.

 

Why? Because I REFUSE to leave the quality of YEARS of my clients’ lives to chance. Chaos, dog anarchy, and squabbles are not what you dreamed of when you added another dog to your home and we can prevent it, TODAY.

 

Already living the nightmare? You don’t have to unpack and stay there. Let me partner with you to find a path to a BETTER tomorrow by starting with a free consult.

 

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MDH 101: Dog-Dog Introductions and Relationship Building

My roadmap to dog-dog introductions and relationship building is a first of its kind online course that gives clients a comprehensive path to a successful multi dog household laid out in step by step detail.

When used proactively this system helps people avoid the classic pitfalls that lead to dog-dog aggression.

Built with safety in mind, issues between dogs are swiftly identified and can be addressed proactively before relationships can be damaged.

The limited, classically held, advice we have available today on introducing dogs leaves a large subset of clients with behaviorally complex dogs without a clear path forward when adding a new dog to their home, or living with multiple dogs.

I’m here to change that, with a system that works for everyone, behavior issues or not. Let me take your multi dog household from stressful squabbles to one where people and dogs live harmoniously.

MDH 101 DIY Online Course

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Learn when you want, where you want, at your own pace. You’re on your own, but this course has comprehensive detail, readiness checks, and progress tracking to help you along your path to a successful multi dog household.

MDH 101 Premium Online Course

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Maybe you want a little help along the way.  Ask clarifying questions about material. Get limited feedback on your own dogs. Study in a small community going through the same process. We’ll even help you maximize your time with an accelerated 7 week skill training plan.

MDH 101 Private Training Programs

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You want someone to partner with you every step of the way with feedback tailored to you and your dogs. Between your course material, private remote lessons, and personal homework thread, your instructor is there for you to maximize your success and crush those training goals.

We are working our paws off to bring you even MORE Multi Dog Household Services as we grow:

Additional Online Courses

For those of you who would like to continue your journey from MDH 101! We will have additional learning on skills that make Multi Dog Living fun and easy.

MDH 102 is in development and will focus on skills like: Place, Wait, Loose Leash Walking, Taking Turns and more..

Mini courses on common multi dog issues are also on the list.

Breeder Support Services

In addition to the MDH 101 referral programs, Wise Mind Canine is looking at additional ways to help you keep your puppies in their new homes. Projects include: Strategies for raising puppies to excel in multi dog households. A pre-placement certificate course that your buyers can take before they bring their puppy home so you know they know how to introduce the dogs safely.

On Demand Webinars

You will be able to access ready made information on popular multi dog topics.  If you have a topic idea or request, feel free to contact me with the suggestion.

Current plans include: Resource Guarding Prevention in Multi Dog Households, Managing Shared Reactivity, and enrichment for multi dog households.

Animal Shelter and Rescue Support Services

Wise Mind Canine is exploring additional ways to help you reduce returns due to conflicts in multi dog household placements. There will be a low cost certificate course meant to help your clients avoid crucial mistakes in those first weeks. As always, MDH 101, has discount options for organizations looking for a comprehensive introduction process.

Custom Dog Training Solutions

Your Dogs. Your Needs. Your Solutions

Every dog, every home, and every family has their own specific needs. If you find yourself with a problem that doesn’t fit neatly into my current services then these private training programs and lesson packages are just the ticket.

 

We will start with a 90 minute evaluation that gives you the opportunity to tell  me anything and everything about your dogs and the issues you are experiencing. I’ll play detective, gathering the information I need to get to the heart of the problem. Afterward I’ll make a plan just for you and your dogs.

 

At that point you’ll be given the option to purchase the lesson package or private training program that best suits your needs going forward. Then we will work together for the length of your customized training plan to bring you closer to your goals.

 

Curious about the difference between lesson packages and private training programs? Read on below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Training Programs VS Lesson Packages

What's a Private Training Program?

Private training programs are the highest level of support available at Wise Mind Canine. They provide wraparound support to help achieve stronger outcomes. Whether you want to make progress quickly, need accountability and checkins, or have a complex case that could use some extra attention, this option might be for you!

You will receive active support BETWEEN lessons in the form of a private homework thread and detailed analaysis of your homework videos in Dropbox. During our weeks together you can get feedback on ANY questions you may have about your dog(s).

This will wllow you to make progress FASTER with more efficiency. No more waiting a week for next steps. If you and your dogs are ready, I’ll upgrade your homework. Get feedback on your homework technique so that you and your dog can always feel confident working together and have quick access to troubleshooting when you get stuck.

To protect the investment you made, program students receive post program follow ups. Other bonuses include

Wise Mind Canine Starter Kit, Emergency Text/  Phone Session,  Wise Mind Canine Alumni Group, Bonus Lessons (some programs), and a special rate on future private lessons (some programs) and the list is growing!

 

What's a Lesson Package?

In a lesson package you are paying for my time, by the hour. During your lesson you will have my full and undivided attention. After your lesson you will receive your homework assignment and we will part ways until your next lesson. The only dog training questions I will address via email must be homework clarifications. Otherwise you will be given the option to add on a 20 minutes session at an additional cost.

I do this to keep costs down and allow more people to access my services. My package clients get the same instructions and exercises as my program clients just without the constant support and bells and whistles.

Many of my lesson package clients have simple goals and don’t have complex behavior cases. However, I will do behavior modification in a lesson package if that is your only feasible option.

If you’re not sure if a lesson package is right for your needs feel free to schedule a free 20 minute consult or use the contact form on the website.

Either way, you start with a 90 minute consult, so you have an opportunity to make your choice after that appointment with the knowledge of what portions of your goals can be reasonably accomplished in each option.

 

Please Note: MDH 101: Dog-Dog Introductions and Relationship Building has its own Private Training Programs. Lesson packages may be added to MDH 101, cases that require that curriculum must purchase the course, their intitial evaluation, and their lesson package.

Package or Program, all Custom Clients Start Here:

Schedule your paid 90 minute Initial Consultation so I can develop a plan just for you and your dogs. You will recieve a history form to fill out that is due at least 24 hours before your appointment.

There’s no such thing as too much information at this appoinmtment. Come ready to talk and I’ll be ready to listen.

Every appointment ends with some basic training education for the human half ot the team.

 

Raising Confident and Secure Puppies
Throw out your checklists, scrap those obedience plans, and put your focus where it REALLY matters.

 

This program will be a natural extention of our multi dog household services. Many of our Dog-Dog Introductions and Relationship Building clients will be adding puppies to their households. In the future we will be able to serve both needs at the same time so that your introduction work and puppy raising can be cohesive and easy to follow.

 

A major part of creating a harmonious multi dog household is raising secure and confident puppies who become adult dogs who are easy to live with. To accomplish that, we WON’T give you the puppy program you’re expecting.

 

We’re not going to teach your puppy 15 behaviors and a bunch of cute tricks. In fact, if you leave my puppy program and your puppy can’t sit, not a big deal. You have your puppy’s entire life to teach behaviors.

 

No friends, we are going to do the IMPORTANT stuff.

 

More on that and other details below!

 

 

 

 

 

Local Puppy Families Needed to Test the Program
Do you live in Westchester, Hillside or La Grange Illinois and will have a puppy between 8 and 12 weeks old?

Contact me to participate in the development of this program for a reduced rate. Conditions apply.

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So about that IMPORTANT stuff:
How to be a secure base and help your puppy feel safe.

This is critical not only to your relationship with your puppy, but also how well you will be able to navigate the socialization process. We cannot create positive experiences for a puppy who doesn’t feel safe with you or in the world at large. You will learn how to be a source of comfort and support to your puppy and easy ways to help them feel safe in this very important period of their life. 

How to meet puppy needs and have appropriate expectations.

 Meeting needs appropriately is the first step to peaceful puppy raising. It also helps your puppy bring their best selves into socialization experiences, increases the odds of a successful exposure. You will learn what your puppy’s needs are, and how they will begin to change as your puppy develops. You will come up with a plan to meet those needs and implement it to prevent common problems.

Learn what your puppy is saying, how to respond, and how to communicate effectively.

Your puppy is speaking to you all of the time. You just don’t know their language yet. Together we’ll take the mystery out of what your puppy is saying and I’ll teach you how to respond appropriately. When you can listen when your puppy whispers, you won’t have to hear them scream. Finally, you’re going to teach your puppy a training language that you both understand. Because it doesn’t come pre installed! 

How to help your puppy learn to tackle challenges and problem solve.

Your puppy needs mental stimulation and to learn that they can solve problems and overcome challenges. Bold, secure puppies don’t have to be born that way, they can be built through careful layering of challenges. You will learn what it looks like to create thoughtful experiences that encourage your particular puppy to stretch and grow mentally and physically. You will know how to do this in a way that isn’t too hard or too scary and what it looks like to build those challenges over time. 

How to help your puppy build confidence and mastery.

It’s not enough for a puppy to tackle challenges and problem solve. You want a puppy who walks around with an attitude that says, “Yeah, I have GOT THIS!”. Part of that is layering challenges appropriately, the other is helping them really master these things. You need an empowered puppy, and the exercises and guidance to make that happen. 

How to socialize your puppy properly, with an emphasis on quality experiences.

There are no socialization checklists with a 100 boxes and instructions on quanitities of dogs or people here. Why? Because when we emphasize quantity, we miss the point of socialization which is to create positive experiences for our puppies. So in our work together we’re going to focus on creating quality socialization experiences for your puppy, based on their comfort levels. You’ll learn what that means and how to accomplish it appropriately. Ideally, you do a high quantity of quality experiences, but ultimately it is the quality that matters. 

How to build a great and lasting relationship with your puppy.

There are challenges here,  whether you’re going through the “puppy blues” or dealing with naughty behavior, this puppy program has you covered. The number one pitfall people fall into is getting into a conflict based relationship with your puppy. In this program you’ll get the skills to not only avoid that, but go even further by actually developing a positive bond. You will learn conflict avoidance strategies, how not to sweat the small stuff, and how to enjoy your puppy. 

How to handle fear in a way that helps and doesn't hurt.

Fear happens, and it’s critical that you handle it with care. You will learn about what fear looks like in puppies. What TO DO and what NOT TO DO when you see it.  Finally, how to identify if your puppy’s fear is a normal experience or something that needs special attention by a veterinary team or credentialed behavior professional. 

How to teach boundaries and handle misbehavior, the kind way.

Boundaries and kind dog training aren’t mutually exclusive. You will learn how to establish boundaries the positive way. Have developmentally appropriate expectations for boundaries. How to use the magic wand of management to prevent naughty behaviors from happening in the first place. Plus how to handle those moments where a behavior just has to stop or cannot happen in the kindest way possible.

The classics, where to relieve themselves, crate training and how to be alone, what we bite and what we don't.

We can’t skip these, but we can make them go as smoothly as possible by handling them the right way from your very first day together. You will have plans for each of these classic puppy training items. 

Just enough trained behaviors to make everything else possible.

I truly mean just enough. Everything else is too important and time consuming to be pushed aside in the name of a laundry list of trained behaviors. You’ll learn key skills like the name game, a hand target, offered attention, and a few more to make the rest of the program run smoothly.

It’s not the puppy program you were expecting but it IS the one you NEED.