Dog Training

Specializing in Dog Behavior Modification and Creating Balance

Chasin’ Tails is extremely proud to announce dog training classes by Megan!

Megan with her pack overlooking city of Calgary

Cesar’s star student learned from the best, and now she’s ready to teach us what she knows!

Megan training with Cesar Milan

Megan’s approach to training comes from a passion to better the life of both dog and owner. She strives to develop a relationship of understanding and compassion. She teaches you to have a well balanced life with your dogs by being  a great leader & fulfilling their instinctual needs.

Megan comes to us with over 12 years of industry experience. Starting off in pet stores as a Groomer and Companion Animal Health Technician, Megan got to know the health and wellness of many different dogs. Her passion however rested in behavior. She went on to work in handling large packs and understanding the instinctual mind of the canine world. In her spare time Megan enjoys working with her Rottweiler Diesel in Protection Sport Training with Ultimate K-9 Bodyguards. She also works closely with No Bars rescue, training and acclimatizing small rescue dogs into their new homes.

Certifications

  • Animals Behavior Collage – Certified Dog Trainer
  • Training Cesar’s Way – Fundamentals workshop
  • PIJAC – Certified Canine Specialist
  • Outstanding Pet Care University – Basic Training for Pet Care Facilities
  • Walks N’ Wags – Pet First Aid
  • K9 Life Line- Dealing with Difficult Dogs

Member of:

  • International Association of Canine Professionals
  • Canadian Association of Pet Dog Trainers

Why you might seek a trainer??

  • Corrections: Tools and how to use them
  • Dealing with unwanted behavior – how to prevent
  • Feeding time: calm and structured
  • Grooming : What your breed needs and how to maintain between grooms
  • Socializing with other dogs and people
  • Helping insecure dogs have more confidence

Jump Start Evaluation – $ 100.00

This 1 hour evaluation with a trainer will lay the foundation for creating balance and calm with your dog, and will put you on the right path for success. The trainer will go through options that will best suit your dog’s individual needs. Jumpstart also qualifies you for the these follow up activites.

Pack walks – Free

  • Drop by and meet as a group to enjoy a structured walk. All dogs must use a 6 foot lead (See website/ Facebook for details)

Switch to calm – $10.00 (Cash only)

  • This drop in class focuses on creating a calm state of mind by practicing patience exercises. It also helps develop pack drive, in a group setting. This class is offered in two different groups, one for reactive dogs and one for happy go lucky/small dogs.

Pack Mentality – $40.00 (Appointment Needed)

  • The trainer creates, and maintains a relationship of trust and respect with the dog by taking a leadership role, working to get your dog into a healthy balanced follower position, which prepares them for the main playgroups.

Puppy Classes – $10.00

  • Learn how set your dog up with everything it needs to learn its puppy manners!  Learn basic obedience and socialization in a safe environment. Class will also help set structure up in the home.

Obedience And Agility – $10.00

  • This drop in class is aimed at maintaining the basics to dog obedience with a mix of agility activities to work on your dogs confidence.

Board and Train –

In these programs your dog checks into boarding where they have a private 6’X4’ kennel with 24hr access to water and a minimum 3 outdoor visits per day. During their stay the trainer will take them out to work individually on structured activities including feeding regimens, socialization, pack mentality and any additional problem behaviours. Your Jump start evaluation fees will be applied towards your Board and Train costs. Any tools required for training are included with the packages.

4 Night package – $695
7 Night package – $995
14 Night with E-collar package – $2295

* In addition to the Board to Train program your dog will work on E-collar conditioning twice a day. You will receive the E-collar and handouts going home including the Hardcore Program.


Playground (45 min)

These agility based activities teach owners how to build a trustworthy and respectful relationship with their dog, and build confidence in a private, uncrowded environment. This one-on-one class uses weave poles, A frames, jumps and tunnels.

  • 5 sessions for $ 180.00
  • $40 drop-in after the purchase of a package

Puppy Package – $ 250.00

With any puppy it’s important to start off on the right track to avoid behavior problems in the future. This puppy package will help establish a routine and structure for inside and outside the home. Working on feeding ritual, housebreaking, leash manners and kennel training. It follows up with Pack Mentality – Day Training which introduces the puppy to social situations. This goes through the proper meet and greet with all sizes and energy levels as well as polite play. Then for support through training there is the Switch to Calm drop in class, this class uses everyday distractions to create a reaction and then works on getting your puppy back to a calm state of mind.

Includes:

  • Two – 1 hour sit downs with a trainer.
  • Two – Pack Mentality – Day Training
  • Two – Drop in classes

Rescue Package – $ 250.00

Every rescue has had different experiences which shape it into the dog it is when it is welcomed into a new forever home. This package will go through setting your new dog up in your home, introducing them to an existing dog, and dealing with difficult behaviors. Then your new addition goes to Pack Mentality – Day Training where they can work on the social aspect, building trust with dogs and people. Socialization is integral to the rehabilitation process. Finally find support with the Switch to Calm drop in class. This dealing with distraction class helps build a relationship of trust and respect between the owner and their new dog.

Includes:

  • Two – 1 hour sit downs with a trainer.
  • Two – Pack Mentality – Day Training
  • Two – Drop in classes

Rotating Events

Follow us on Social Media for special events such as: Small Dog Socials, Porcupine Avoidance and other Charity Events in support of our great partner rescue organizations!

*All programs come with Facebook & E-mail support for life