Sirius Canine Training, LLC

Sirius Canine Training, LLC

5.0 (1)
1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

Started training dogs in 2005, earned a Journeyman Card from the NC Dept. Of Labor as a Dog Trainer in 2008, and received approval from the American Kennel Club as a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator in January 2020.

 I greatly enjoy watching them learn new behaviors.

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Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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  • Wayne

    Have had our german shepherd in obedience training with Gary. Excellent results. Sit, down, stay, wait, come, your place and cage are obeyed. Gary has electronic surveillance to observe the dogs when he is away. Normal training routine includes walks with dog of 2 miles or more. Very please with the outcome.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I come to a client's home for initial canine assessment.  There is a $100 fee for this, which is not refundable.  However, it is deductable from most training packages if we decide to proceed with training.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Apprenticed with a Master Dog Trainer, which resulted in receiving a Jorneyman's card as a dog trainer from the NC Dept. of Labor -- which also required I take a veterinarian assistant course through Craven Community College.

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Someone that does not use a shock collar except in the most dire of circumstanes, and then only as a last resort.

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?
Reasons To Have Your Dog Trained
First and foremost, safety. A dog that has been trained in obedience and is responsive to commands (also known as cues) will stop and come when called, and this can prevent it from running into the street or other dangerous situations.
It’s the responsible thing to do. Too many dog parents don’t realize that dog ownership is a responsibility ─ to the dog, their family, and to the public. Dogs that are not obedient are a nuisance around the house, causing stress for the owner and family, and ─ when they resort to yelling and punishing it ─ the dog. Additionally, untrained dogs can be a liability if, for example, they jump up on a stranger and knock the person to the ground causing injury.
It allows for better enjoyment. People get pet dogs for enjoyment, and what better way is there to enjoy a dog than to have one that is well trained that you can take with you to places that allow well behaved dogs? It can be quite embarrassing to be asked to leave someplace because your dog is unruly, acting up, and is out of control! Speaking of embarrassment, it’s no fun not being able to have guests over to your house because your dog jumps up on people and is otherwise a nuisance. It’s also not fair to the dog if you have to lock it in the garage when you do have guests over ─ dogs are social creatures, and should be with their people.
It allows for better canine development. A well-behaved dog will allow for a more positive social experience around other dogs and people; each positive encounter will allow your dog to be more confident and relaxed in social situations, which in turn leads to an even more well-behaved dog!
Pride. Who doesn’t like to hear, “I can’t believe how well behaved your dog is! I wish my dog was like that!”
Please, even if you don't get training through Sirius Canine Training, get training somewhere!

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