CynoCentric Training & Behavior

Building Confidence

Private Coaching Session

Shyness can be an inherited trait or it can be due to lack of socialization (or a bit of both). Less often, signs of shyness can be the result of past trauma or abuse.  There  is no “fix” for shyness.  That is not to say that there is nothing to be done.  In fact, with understanding, support, and a carefully constructed approach, the world of a shy dog can open up considerably.

Dogs who are nervous around people often struggle in daily life. They need help to learn to relax near people, develop skills for interacting, and be comfortable with people talking and moving.

Dogs who are nervous in new environments and with new objects have very few places they can relax and feel safe.  They need help to learn to be comfortable with “weird” and new objects, sounds, movements, and places.

Building Confidence Private Coaching Sessions are for puppies and young dogs aged 8 weeks through 18 months.  Bring the whole family!

Check all the situations in which your dog could use more confidence:
What rewards, if any, do you expect your dog to happily accept in a new environment? Are you concerned that your dog will not eat or play at all during the session? Feel free to elaborate.
What are the most important things you would like to work on in this session?
What else would you like us to know about you and your dog?

About Private Coaching Sessions

Private Lessons are flexible and convenient. Work within your own schedule. Get help with exactly what you need, from the right trainer for your priorities. We’ll structure the training around your goals, and you’ll work at your own pace.

Once you have selected the private session that best matches your needs and interests, you can add notes that tell us what is most important for you and your family to work on first and provide any other specifics you would like. We will structure the training plan around your goals.

Private coaching sessions take place at our facility. Session fees are $90 for each 50 minute session ($135 when a second trainer is required to handle a helper dog).

You will bring your dog to each session (with the exception of Really Reactive Private Session) along with a regular leash and collar or harness, some tasty treats and favorite toys, and your questions. All members of the family are welcome to attend.