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Manners FAQs

We’ve compiled a lot of your questions here but if you still need some help give us a call!

What is eManners?

eManners is an obedience training program customized to your needs that helps you have a well-behaved dog. It is done virtually through the Zoom video platform with a certified Manners obedience trainer in the comfort of your home. eManners training is unique in its approach to dog obedience. eManners trainers work on instructing you and your dog, as well as help establish clear lines of communication between your family and your dog.

What are the advantages of private at-home lessons over group lessons?
  • You and your dog are more comfortable
  • Lessons are scheduled at your convenience and there is no traveling
  • You have our full attention which allows for customization of your training program
  • Behavioral problems can be better assessed in your home
  • More time spent with you and your dog means you should progress at a quicker pace
  • Group lessons require a trainer to address a whole spectrum of issues that may not affect you
  • Private lessons ensure no distractions from others and complete focus is on your goals
What is the Canine Company approach to Manners obedience training?

  • Make you and your dog comfortable. So there's less anxiety, fewer distractions, and a better training experience for all.
  • Keep it convenient. No traveling, no wasted time, and lots of flexibility in terms of when appointments are scheduled.
  • Keep it customized. We make sure that we're working toward specific goals that will improve the lives of your family and your pet.
  • Make it efficient. Our trainers work with you to address the specific behaviors you are concerned with, in the location where they naturally occur...your home. Unlike group lessons which require a trainer to address a spectrum of issues, our approach is one-on-one and focused on your goals providing results at a quicker pace.

What are some of the behaviors you can help with?

We can help you and your pet achieve good manners by helping with basic obedience and commands, crate training and housebreaking, digging, chewing, jumping, walking on the leash and more. We can customize a program to meet the needs of you and your pet, just let us know what you would like to work on.

What is the best Manners training program for my dog?

Every dog is different, and your dog will respond to Manners training in his or her own way. We recommend an initial group of 3 Manners Training sessions. This enables us to set goals and get your dog on the path to better behavior. When the 3 sessions are complete, you and your trainer can assess progress and determine the best options for moving forward.

How much does Canine Company Manners Training cost?

How many training sessions will my dog need?

There's no way to tell exactly how many sessions your dog will need because every dog is an individual, and every home is different. However, our Manners trainers are very experienced and are typically able to understand your goals, assess your dog's potential and challenges, and provide a recommendation for how many Manners sessions will be needed. Schedule an e-Manners Introductory Trial or an At-Home Introductory Trial for your trainer to make a recommendation on how to meet your family's goals.

My dog is really old; can he still be trained?

Yes! We train dogs of all sizes, personalities, breeds and ages. Old dogs can most definitely learn new tricks!

My dog is very stubborn; do you really think you can help?

With some patience and persistence with the proper technique, we are confident that you and your dog can achieve your goals. Our Canine Company dog trainers have experience training a variety of pets each with unique personalities and challenges. The most rewarding part of our job is seeing results; the positive impact that training can have on the relationship between you and your dog.

Can my kids participate with the training?

The full responsibility of dog training should still remain with the adults, but that’s no reason to leave your children completely out of the process. Your child doesn’t have to be involved in the complicated aspects of training to bond with your dog. We encourage the whole family to be on board with your dog’s training program. We have techniques that can get family members as young as 3 involved in the training process. We can help teach basic commands, help them to get involved in the everyday care of the dog, show various activities and help with exercise routines.

What hours and days do you offer training sessions?

Canine Company operates Monday-Saturday offering convenient early morning or early evening appointments to those with challenging day schedules. Schedule your e-Manners Introductory Trial, an At-Home Introductory Trial or contact us at 800-818-3647 to learn more about appointment availability.

Does Manners Training address excessive barking?

Yes. We remind our customers that dogs bark to communicate, and they do this for many reasons: territoriality, fear, boredom, loneliness, playfulness, or just to say hello and seek attention. Working with you, we can determine why your dog is barking excessively, target the root causes of the behavior, and formulate the correct action steps to reduce barking.

Can aggressive dogs be trained with Manners Training?

For the safety of our trainers, we do not schedule At-Home session to dogs with a history of aggression. However, schedule an eManners Introductory Trial to learn more about our training process so we can assess whether your dog is the right candidate. Should your dog be overly aggressive or have behaviors beyond our scope of training, we will be happy to make recommendations on other pet professionals.

Does Manners Training work for rescue dogs?

Yes! Our trainers work with dogs of all shapes, sizes, behaviors and backgrounds. Our Manners Training process will ensure that your dog’s new forever home is full of love and stress free.

Do you help with housebreaking?

Yes. This can involve a number of different factors including diet, schedule, exercise, and reinforcing good behavior. We will work with you to determine the best method for housebreaking, whether it's crate training, paper training, or making frequent trips outdoors. We also take into account the age of your dog, as adult dogs may require a different approach than a puppy. In any case, our goal is to establish a predictable pattern of circumstances and behaviors for you, your family and your dog that will ensure a happy pet, a cleaner home, and less work for you.