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Stopping Your Dog Issues in Their Tracks

Reward-Based

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Intimidation Free

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Our mission:

  • Provide the most innovative practices

  • Educate animal owners on humane training & care

  • Guide owners to obtaining reliable & sophisticated behaviors

  • Improve quality of life for both pet owners and pets. 

 
Every Dog Deserves a Positive Education.

Great Falls Canine Academy values & agreement Plan

  • I value your dog's well-being. You will never be asked or instructed to punish your dog physically during any of our training programs. This type of interaction is discouraged all around.

  • I do not condone the use of aversive tools and none will be used in any of my training plans or packages. You will be advised of the best non-aversive equipment to work with that will be specifically selected for you and your dog.

  • I value your comfort zone. You will never engage in any activity or training process unless you and your dog are ready and comfortable to do so. There is no need to rush anything, I take my time with you and your dog.

  • I value the investment you make with me and provide you with my direct contact information to get answers or help on a daily basis.

  • I value your time and can assure I will work around your schedule as much as possible to get in each session included in the package you book.

 

Our Staff

 
 

Gabrielle Plascak - Owner/Head Trainer

Gabrielle is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) with a passion for animals and people alike. She supports and practices science proven training with positive reinforcement & behavior management. Gabby lives in Great Falls, Montana with her husband, daughter, and Llewellin Setter “Bevy”. They love being close to nature and the hiking opportunities that they often indulge in as a family. Gabby is ecstatic about the opportunity to bring her services to a new part of the country as well as serving you and your dog, wherever you may be, from these beautiful Montana mountains.

 

 

Staff member bio coming soon.

 

 

Staff member bio coming soon.

 
 
Gabby came to work with me and my dog, Johnny, for a couple of months last summer. Working with Gabby was like putting the key into a lock. She helped me build a better relationship with my dog by helping me to understand him and how he could understand me. She’s very knowledgeable and uses her knowledge along with her own intuitive understanding of animals to help bridge the gap between us. I recommend her and her talent to everyone. Thank you, Gabby!
— Nancy Yoder
 
 
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Courses

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Group Courses & Tuition 

 

Homework policy - $100.00 deposit is required for all courses to assure homework gets completed weekly. This is pertinent to achieving desired goals. The $100.00 will be divided between however many classes are in the course and you will receive that amount back for every week you submit a video of your homework to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #gfcadogtraining

The appropriate deposit amount earned will be given back at the last class of the course along with a course certificate. 

All courses include and require an introductory human only learning class before attending.

All dogs must have proof of vaccinations before attending


Practical Pups - $230.00 + $100.00 homework deposit

Socialization at its best by teaching your dog when to (and when not to) interact with distractions. Between puppy play time, general skill building, exposure to different objects, surfaces, and people, and consulting you through problem solving puppy problems this course is designed to kickstart your dogs socialization skills in the most practical way to favor your future together.

This course includes a behavior bag including a front clipping harness, treat pouch, clicker, and a settling mat. 

Appropriate for: Puppies between the ages of 8-16 weeks.


Fido’s Foundation - $320.00 + $100.00 homework deposit

This course is filled with all the necessary tools and lessons you and your dog need to develop a strong, positive connection. Enjoy the 8 weeks packed with ultimate focus, recalls, leash walking, impulse control, relaxation work, shaping behavior, and stimulus control. This is the ultimate dog owners course! With the skills developed in in this course you will also be able to tackle most challenges that may lie ahead on your path together.

This course includes a behavior bag including a front clipping harness, treat pouch, clicker, and a settling mat.

Appropriate for: General Obedience, Basic Life Skills, Counter surfers, Leash Pullers, Jumpers and Over-Enthusiasts.


R.O.A.R (Reaching out to Animal Reactivity) - $475.00 + $100.00 homework deposit

For the dog who barks, lunges, and growls at others and for the owner who wants a less stressful life with a more confident dog. This course is specifically designed to change the emotional response typically initiated from fear and triggered by other dogs or people. We will go in-depth on safe procedures when working with reactivity, thresholds and developing a dog who feels safe, reinforcing the absence of reactivity, counter conditioning, foundation & emergency behaviors. By taking this course you and your dog will gain the confidence required to see the world in a positive manner taking the stress out of everyday activities.

This course includes a behavior including a front clipping harness, treat pouch, clicker, a settling mat, and a Baskerville muzzle.

Appropriate for: Reactive dogs based from fear or desire to interact.


Cooperative Care Course - $250.000 + $100.00 Homework Deposit

Teach the skill needed to create a fear free environment while visiting the vet, groomer, or any other animal professions that leaves a negative association. Grooming, handling, counter conditioning, desensitization, & cooperative behaviors make it easier and less stressful for everyone involved.  


Nose Work - $250.00 + $100.00 homework deposit

This course takes a dive into the canine nose and how it is used. Teach a detection alert and watch your dog develop the skills to advance with their nose!

 

Individual Courses & Tuition 

Single sessions as well as group courses also offered in private training as well.

 

Behavior Consultation- $150.00

To learn about dog behavior and how humans interfere and affect these behaviors both negatively and positively and how we can head down the positive path. This initial visits allows us to break down the events related to any behaviors that you are seeking to resolve and discuss all possibilities of a management approach resolution. Together we create a plan going forward to immediately reduce the likelihood of that problem behavior to occur and select realistic alternative behaviors to use in replacement. We then discuss different training options that work best for your specific needs and establish a routine/schedule going forward.

Appropriate for: considering private training, in-home training, or reactivity/aggression training. Help with breed selection or questions on how to pick the right breeder (or breed for you), general questions or inquires on specific behavior.


Individual private class -$75.00 (consultation required prior)

No package required! Enjoy a one on one training session.


Fido’s Foundation - $420.00 + $100.00 homework deposit

*private sessions*

This course is filled with all the necessary tools and lessons you and your dog need to develop a strong, positive connection. Enjoy the 8 weeks packed with ultimate focus, recalls, leash walking, impulse control, relaxation work, shaping behavior, and stimulus control. This is the ultimate dog owners course! With the skills developed in in this course you will also be able to tackle most challenges that may lie ahead on your path together.

This course includes a behavior bag including a front clipping harness, treat pouch, clicker, and a settling mat.

Appropriate for: General Obedience, Basic Life Skills, Counter surfers, Leash Pullers, Jumpers and Over-Enthusiasts.


R.O.A.R (Reaching out to Animal Reactivity) - $575.00 + $100.00 homework deposit

*private sessions*

For the dog who barks, lunges, and growls at others and for the owner who wants a less stressful life with a more confident dog. This course is specifically designed to change the emotional response typically initiated from fear and triggered by other dogs or people. We will go in-depth on safe procedures when working with reactivity, thresholds and developing a dog who feels safe, reinforcing the absence of reactivity, counter conditioning, foundation & emergency behaviors. By taking this course you and your dog will gain the confidence required to see the world in a positive manner taking the stress out of everyday activities.

This course includes a behavior including a front clipping harness, treat pouch, clicker, a settling mat, and a Baskerville muzzle.

Appropriate for: Reactive dogs based from fear or desire to interact.


In-Home Aggression packages begin at $775.00 + $100 Homework deposit

Consultation required ~ Further information available upon request.

Day School 

Drop your dog off before work and let the trainer do the training! We begin with a consultation to establish your goals and we end with a transfer session to make sure the behaviors are generalized to you and will apply in your daily life. The amount of transfer sessions required will depend on the length of package determined based upon the set goals and what it will take for your dog to achieve those goals. Drop off or in-home options available for day training camps!  

1/2 day - $160 up to 4 hours 

Full day- $170 for 5 hours with an additional $10 per hour up to 8 hours. ($200 max)

 
 
 

Contact Us

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 I have spent countless hours working with hundreds of dogs and their families. I have a variety of techniques to help you and your dog grow closer together and address so many of those tough problems. I would love the opportunity to help you and your dog figure out these problems and work on resolving them.

Please fill out the form below and I will be with you as soon as possible. 

 
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