IT'S NEVER TOO LATE,
TO GET THE DOG YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED.
WELCOME TO WESTSIDE DOG TRAINING
Hi, I am Laura DeSipio.
Dog Behaviourist ~ Pack Leader ~ Empowerment Gangster ~ Entrepreneur ~ Canine Soulmate
I am so glad that you are here.
I'd like to share something with you; an idea, a vision: of people living in balance with dogs.
I created Westside Dog Training as a resource for empowering people to create the relationship that they want with dogs.
Are you a dog owner?
Are you thinking of getting a dog, or a puppy?
Is your office dog-friendly?
Do you want to start bringing your dog to work?
Do you interact with dogs on a regular basis?
Do you want to learn more about dogs?
If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, this is a place for you.
My specialty is designing both human-centered and canine-centered educational programs.
Human-centered educational programs empower people with knowledge and leadership skills. Canine-centered training programs are dog-led, teaching each individual dog in the way that they want to learn.
Developing confident humans and well-behaved dogs is my mission.
Keep reading to find out about some of the ways we can work together.
You can learn more about me here:
WAYS WE CAN WORK TOGETHER
I am based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In-Home Dog Training Sessions are available in the Vancouver area and surrounding areas. Not in Vancouver? Not a problem! I offer phone and video Sessions for long-distance clients. Contact me to inquire about your specific location or online options.
I travel internationally to assist Corporate clients and for group sessions.
Have an idea for a collaboration or something that you don't see here? I would love to hear about it.
When you decided to get a dog, you probably had some ideas about what you wanted to do with your dog and how they would fit into your life. You might have had visions of peaceful walks with your off-leash dog following right beside you. Or welcoming visitors to your home without having your dog barking and jumping on your guests and your furniture.
My approach to training takes your family's unique goals and specific needs into account to guide a customized training plan. I provide guidance and support to you and your family, when and where you need it, for everyday struggles as well as severe behavioural challenges, puppy training and adult dog training.
I work with your dog, and teach you how to achieve the same results, and how to maintain them, long after our in-person sessions. I focus on your dog's state of mind, in addition to obedience behaviours.
Tricks are great, but they are not everything.
The beautiful result of creating a balanced dog, is that they are naturally & authentically interested in you - their human, and you can then create lots of different behaviours - without depending on treats or gimmicks.
Fulfill your dogs needs, and you will earn a soulmate for life.
CORPORATE PROGRAMS & GROUP SESSIONS
If your company is among the 7% of companies that allow their employees to bring their dogs to work, then you already know some of the awesome benefits, including:
Increased employee retention / Decreased employee turnover
Reduced employee stress, reduced absenteeism
Increased employee productivity
Increased employee morale
If your office is dog friendly, then you will probably also have experienced some challenges, especially as the company starts attracting new talent, and more employees start bringing their dog to work.
A well tailored Strategy will allow you to capture all the benefits of a dog friendly office policy and minimize challenges.
Let me craft a Program that works for both humans and canine co-workers.
Human-centered educational sessions are for groups of any size, including people who do not have a dog, people with allergies to dogs and people with anxiety/fear of dogs.
You don't have to love dogs to learn about them. Education is empowerment.
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