What to Expect in Your Virtual Training Session

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Here are some things you will need for your Virtual Dog Training:

  • Internet connection
  • Computer, tablet or mobile device with a camera & microphone (headphone with a mic is recommended for phones & tablets)
  • Ability to download Zoom app
  • Pen & notepad
  • Small bite-sized treats
  • Favourite toys, bed, leash & clicker (recommended)

Set up for Success

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Have a plan for what behaviours you want to work on.

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Prepare your training area with ample space to move around.

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Ensure you have an internet connection, the Zoom app downloaded & your device set up where the camera is facing out (not in selfie mode)

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Patience is key! Be sure to communicate your goals & any concerns with your trainer. Remember, not to be too hard on yourself or your pup!

Train Safely

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Have your dog on a leash & secured in a safe, enclosed environment (i.e., living room with doors closed or backyard with gate locked)

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If working with multiple dogs during the session, have a helper, if possible, to help manage the dogs.

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If working with one dog, be sure to contain other pets who aren’t part of the session.

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Having an additional person attend the session might be helpful with the training or holding/managing the device.