Guy Lapierre - Unleashed Potential K9 Halifax
Any Size, Any Breed, Any Problem - I Can Unleash Your Dog's Potential
Typical Dog Problems We Regularly Solve:
Obedience, Reactivity, Aggression, Fear, Insecurity, Pulling on Leash, Recall, Biting, Door Manners, Barking, Jumping, Counter Surfing, Stubbornness, ...much more.
All of us at Unleashed Potential use the NePoPo® training philosophy and training system. Watch the video below for a demonstration and further explanation of this successful system.
My Dog Training Philosophy
I believe obedience is the key to a well-balanced dog. Through obedience one can build a solid relationship with their dog that has mutual respect and relevance. Once you have a solid relationship with your dog, obedience can be leveraged to overcome behaviour problems to reach a balanced state. Or, prevent them from developing in the first place if puppy training.
How I deal with behaviour problems, or raise a well balanced dog, is through obedience. I teach the dog some base obedience and then we proof it under distraction so it becomes manageable. Once it becomes manageable, meaning they can hold the obedience that is being asked for in the presence of their triggers (dogs, people, etc.), then we can further advance the dog to understand how interact with these triggers in a calm and proper manner. I use a combination of reward and correction. Reward is typically food and corrections vary from verbal markers, leash corrections, and via a variety of training collars. Dogs are properly conditioned to any tool prior to it being used and understand the concept of pressure/release. All of us at Unleashed Potential use the NePoPo® training philosophy and training system. Watch this video for a demonstration and further explanation of this successful system.
Stay & Train
In this program your dog is professionally trained by me. We then integrate them back into your home with instructions on how to make sure what they learned transfers over you. We have options where your dog is with me daily, weekly, or 24/7.
In this program we instill the obedience we need through a combination of reward and correction to proof the obedience and leverage it to deal with the problems specific to your dog. Reward is administered by communicating with the dog that they have done right and are being rewarded for doing so. We integrate an e-collar (included in the price) into the teaching system so that it can be used to pressure behaviours when needed to make them reliable. E-Collar Demo .
Once success has been attained to the point that the obedience and problems are controlled, we will integrate your dog back into the home and begin to transfer the results and skills to you.
This program is results based so and the average length of this program is 2 to 6 weeks but can vary depending on your dog.
This program is great for situations where, but not limited to, your dog pulls on leash, does not listen, does not recall or come when called, jumps up on people, is dog reactive or dog aggressive, is people reactive or aggressive, guards food, growls, barks, goes crazy when people come to the door, and much more.
Dog Training Genesis
The Genesis program is an online program that gives you all the background theory you will need to know as well as all the hands-on training instruction to train or resolve problems with your adult dog or raise a well balanced puppy.
First you will teach all the base obedience required and then learn how to develop an action plan to deal with any behaviour issues you may need to solve or raise a well-balanced puppy from scratch.
For an inside view of the Dog Training Genesis Program follow this link: Inside View.
If you are not sure which program may be right for you and your dog, you can arrange a consultation with me and we can assess your situation.
I grew up in the country surrounded by farms where cattle dogs and hunting dogs were the norm. The intelligence of these dogs amazed me from a very young age and I’ve always had a deep desire to fully understand these amazing animals. As an adult, my wife Kimberley and I adopted a rescue dog named Karma that challenged just how deep my desire was. Karma turn out to be a 115 pound German shepherd / Bernese mountain dog mix that pushed me to my very limits. I spent a year and a half trying to fully understand her aggressive behaviour by learning endless theories, methods, and techniques that made little progress. Then, I found Duke Ferguson’s team at Unleashed Potential and they helped me turn her around. I was so inspired by what was possible that my wife and I started a dog rescue of our own in Karma’s name where we used Duke Ferguson’s training program to rehabilitate and fully train dogs surrendered into our care and then placed them in loving homes.
By thoroughly immersing myself in the Unleashed Potential program and other well renowned programs, I've now successfully trained many dogs with a variety of behaviour problems and developed a well-rounded understanding of the complex canine. My desire to continue to learn more led me to formerly train under master trainer, Duke Ferguson and become part of his team and now service the Halifax, Nova Scotia area. I may no longer rescue and rehome dogs but as a professional certified dog trainer I help dog owners train their dogs so they don't have to be rehomed.
I live in Halifax with my wife Kimberley, my two daughters, and our six dogs.
If you would like to see examples of my training, I invite you to check out my Facebook page where we post training sessions and the progression of dogs in training for all to see: UPK9 Halifax Facebook Page
I am a member of the IACP (International Association of Canine Professionals) and I adhere to their code of ethics.
The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANINE PROFESSIONALS is dedicated to the education, development and support of dog training professional world-wide. The IACP provides a community where experienced dog trainers mentor, guide and cultivate members to their full potential. Our commitment to the highest quality training increases our members’ skills and abilities, develops professional recognition and improves communication on training best practices. We support our members’ rights to properly use and promote effective, humane training tools and methods to create success for each dog and owner, while expanding the understanding and cooperation among canine professionals and dog owners across the full spectrum of the canine industry.