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Dog Training with Results

Based near Whitehorse, Yukon, Stay and Play Dog Boarding provides dog training and puppy training from an expert. We are specialized in behavioral consultations that help us determine the best way to teach your dog or pup respect. Of course, not every dog requires the same approach, which is why we offer assistance to dogs with special needs related to aggression, fear, stress, and trauma. Consultation fees are $60  (+GST) per one-hour session. Ask about our llama and alpacas as well for an educational adventure.

Dogs Playing in Snow

Stress Treatment & Healing

Stress reactions are a way of restoring our inner balance, and dogs are no different from people in this regard. We try to adapt to situations in which unexpected things can happen. This self-regulation enables a dog to function in a constantly changing environment, and to be prepared for any unpleasant situation. However, if a dog shows extreme stress reactions, it might be due to past experiences and/or low self-confidence combined with a lack of control. Recurrent intense stress reactions reduce the life quality of a dog and his or her owner, as well as is threatening to its health over time.

Striking Balance

Dogs can learn to reduce their negative experiences and their fear by associating the respective situations with fewer negative emotions and more positive ones. The hunter who lets his dog fetch the prey after the gunshot is teaching his dog that a shot is something positive. A dog that is afraid of having her claws trimmed learns to accept the procedure with positive reinforcement. We help to change a dog's attitude in situations where he or she overreacts, and guide the dog onto another route of thinking.

Additional Services

We are also able to massage and hypnotize dogs with anxiety issues after calculating stress factors and considering the breed. This alters their brain waves to produce a more relaxed mood. In fact, you can learn to balance your dog on your own, with the help of our therapeutic strategies, hypnosis and massage techniques, and social or behavioral adjustments. We also take into consideration that a dog is sometimes challenged by many small, stressful situations that pile up. The dog may show symptoms of stress through the following:

• Too Many Hectic Games Every Day • Repeated Frights (Caused by Loud & Unpleasant Sounds) • Negative Reactions to Limited Living Space with Other Dogs • Too Little Exercise & Too Little Mental Stimulation

Training Dogs

Puppy Training

We teach puppies using many of the same methods applied to older dogs to produce good manners and obedience through positive reinforcement. Some of the common areas that we work on with puppies include:

• Housebreaking • Stop Jumping, Chewing, & Barking • Respect Training • Listening • Responding When Called • Basic Commands (Sit, Lie down, Watch Me, Stay) • Walk on Leash without Pulling • Getting Along with People and Dogs • Greeting Guests Politely • Fun Tricks & Games • Doggy Care Wisdom • Food, Health Care, & Grooming