Frequently Asked Questions
Training sessions are wherever you want within our coverage area. CCT is an online based portal, so you can access dog training services in your home or at a convenient location in Sault Ste. Marie; we come to you! Whether you prefer training through technology, such as Skype or FaceTime, or meeting in person, we can work together to meet your needs, as well as your dog’s. We can come to your home for an in-person session, or meet at a public place, which may be especially beneficial if your dog needs to learn to work with distractions, such as people or other animals.
Registration can occur anytime that is convenient for you. Then you would select an available time through our online software. We will work around your busy schedule!
Yes! You can teach an old dog new tricks! It is never too late to start training. Whether you have a young pup in need of basic obedience and socialization, or an older dog that needs assistance with specific issues, our trainers are here to help!
No. Our registration fees are based on the amount of time that our trainer works with you. Whether we are working with you for an hour with one of your dogs or with several, the cost stays the same.
Sure! We have free 15 minute phone consultation sessions available. Visit our Services page to book today!
You can also keep an eye out for our trainers and their dogs around town at various community events. Our dogs wear CCT bandanas or backpacks so you can easily find us!
Training should start as soon as you bring your puppy / new dog home. You can schedule an appointment to meet with a trainer for a puppy of any age. Although we require that you keep up to date with your dog’s vaccinations in accordance with the vaccine schedule recommended by your veterinarian, it is not necessary for the dog to have completed their puppy series prior to beginning training. Group classes start for puppies 12 weeks of age and older.
Treats, toys, a 4 to 6 foot long nylon or leather leash, and a buckle collar are essential, but we will review some optional training methods and tools with you at the first visit. Some tools that may help you and your canine companion succeed with training include a clicker, no-pull harness, or head halter. It’s also important that you find treats and/or toys that your dog loves! These will help motivate and reward your dog during training.
Dogs should be up to date with rabies and core vaccinations (distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus) in accordance with the recommendations provided by your dog’s veterinarian or the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.
Proof of current Rabies vaccination is required for all in-person and in-home training sessions for dogs 4 months of age or older.