1) There is no commute, so it saves time! There is no traffic, and no finding/paying for parking,
2) You can choose to participate as much or as little as you like. I can demonstrate the behaviors we need to teach with a dummy dog. Everyone that needs some feedback/troubleshooting can request it, but if you’d rather work on your own, you can. With some people opting out of some one-on-one interactions, those that actually need it will get more help.
3) With virtual classes, even if your dog is reactive towards other dogs or people, they can still participate.
4) We can record sessions so you can watch them again later if you need to.
5) Since I am also spending less time and money on commuting and renting space, I can afford to charge slightly less per class, saving you a little money
6) I can get your follow-up training plans mailed out to you even faster, because I don’t have to worry about setting up/cleaning up a facility.
7) You can do them from anywhere in the world.
There is almost no downside to virtual training classes. There will occasionally be glitches where one of us experiences connection problems, but this is easily solved. If it’s only for a few seconds, we can just repeat whatever was missed. If it was a more substantial period of time, I can send you a recording of the parts you missed. If you have privacy concerns, you can either turn off your video so we see nothing, or use a background filter so all we see is you and your dog, or train with your dog outside your home.
Aggression cases in particular are especially well suited to begin on Zoom so that we can work on some trust building exercises before our first meeting. The first meeting with an aggressive or reactive dog can be very stressful for the dogs and the humans. A Zoom session ensures we got off to a good and it can be easily recorded if you wish so you can review the strategies and techniques we used.
If you have any more questions or concerns, please let me know. I can’t wait to meet you and your dog!