Helping You and Your Dog Have a Well-Balanced Relationship
All new clients will go through an initial evaluation to determine the recommended training program for you and your dog. Evaluations will last up to an hour. During this time we will discuss current behavioral issues, training goals, gauge the dogs temperament and trainability level and then provide a recommended training plan.
Do you wish your dog would listen to you around distractions? Are you sick of being pulled down the street when you walk? Would you like to be able to include your dog in more family outings?
Our private lesson programs will effectively get your dog to listen to you, resolve bad behaviors and improve the relationship you have with your dog. Imagine having a happy and well behaved dog around distractions. We will work one on one with you to decide which of our private lesson programs best fits your lifestyle, training goals & your dogs breed/personality. We offer flexible appointment times where you will work one on one in your home with a trainer on a weekly/bi-weekly basis.
Private Lesson Packages
This program consists of four lessons and is designed for those who would like to work on basic on-leash obedience commands (Heel, Sit, Stay, Come & Down), common behavioral issues (Pulling, Jumping, Barking, Counter Surfing, Etc) as well as household manners. We will create a training plan for your specific needs and efficiently correct any issues. This program includes a training collar ($30 value) and unlimited phone/email support throughout your program!
Beyond The Basics
This program consists of four lessons and is designed for those who would like to reliable off leash control of their dog as well as fine tuning obedience commands to get more consistency and reliability. This program has a prerequisite of either completing The Basics training program with us, or an equivalent basic obedience training program. This program includes a remote training collar ($200 value) and unlimited phone/email support throughout your program. This program is available for dogs 6 months and older.
This program consists of six lessons and is a combination of our Basics & Beyond the Basics Programs. This is our most popular private lesson program! This program is designed for those who would like to resolve common behavioral issues as well as achieve reliable on and off leash control of their dog at the same time! This program is also suitable for dogs with more serious behavioral problems such as reactivity, fear, anxiety or aggression. This program includes a training collar ($30 value), a remote training collar ($200 value) and unlimited phone/email support for one year upon completion!
Adult Board & Trains
We provide two types of Adult Board & Train Programs. Read through the descriptions and then fill out the contact form so we can help you decide the best fit for you and your dog!
2 Week Basic Obedience Board & Train
This program is for dogs 6 months of age or older with no major behavioral problems. Your dog will spend 2 weeks living in the trainers home learning 5 basic on leash obedience commands (Heel, Sit, Stay, Come & Down) in addition to crate manners and general household manners. We will also address common behavioral issues such as jumping, barking, pulling on the leash, counter surfing, etc. Off leash obedience training is also available with this program!
This is an intensive lifestyle program where your dog will be immersed in a 24/7 routine including structure, rules, socialization and supervised play with other dogs. Your dog will have a great foundation of training so that when they come home you are able to continue training and have a companion that you can enjoy to the fullest.
This program includes all necessary training equipment, (1) go home lesson and (2) follow up lessons. We will also provide weekly updates and a detailed training plan to maintain training at home.
4 Week Behavior Modification Board & Train
This program is for dogs who have leash reactivity, fear and anxiety, human or dog aggression, food and/or resource guarding & crate or house soiling issues.
This program covers all of the training included in the 2 Week Board & Train with an additional two weeks so that we have the proper amount of time to address these more serious issues and insure success once your dog goes home.
What To Expect
Owners will coordinate the drop-off day and time with the trainer. Owners will be responsible for providing the food and any medications (flea, tick, heartworm) necessary for the duration of the dogs stay. Owners do not need to provide a crate, bowls, bedding, toys, etc.
Trainers will provide once-weekly picture/video updates during training, upon request. Halfway through the Board & Train program owners will come in for a lesson with the trainer and their dog. We will go over what your dog has learned so far and discuss a training plan to transition the dog back into your home.
Upon completion of training, trainers will have a go-home lesson with owners demonstrating how to practice obedience commands, going over how to remedy behavioral issues, how to maintain good manners, and ensure owners have success with their dogs once home. A follow-up lesson will be scheduled in-home, two to three weeks after the dog has gone home to check in with owners as well as provide any additional help needed. Your trainer will be available by phone, text, or email for any questions/concerns you may have after your dog completes training.
Owners will receive written instructions to follow and maintain, to ensure the dogs continued success after training. Consistency is key in training and will play an integral part in the dog staying on track and maintaining the training. It is important that if the provided go-home instructions and demonstrated techniques are not followed, it is possible that the training will revert. This will especially hold true for behavioral issues. Your dog has worked very hard, please give them a chance to succeed by being consistent with established training methods. We are always a phone call away for guidance and questions. Our goal is to help you and your dog have a well-balanced relationship.