Socialization and play are important parts of our training programs




A Plethora of new and exciting experiences help prepare your dog for anything that might arise!



Visiting an airstrip!



Rock Climbing at a park!



Visiting a local store!

NEXT STEP PROGRAM

available upon completion of the mini-camp or bootcamp program

1 weeks in kennel / 2 private sessions

This package offers you 6 new commands plus refresh and strengthen existing commands and behaviors that will make your life easier!

The commands we teach are:

Sit in Motion

Down in Motion

Stand in Motion

Drop on recall

Stand for Exam

Off Leash Heel

 

The behaviors included are:

Walking freely at heel position

Not rushing off if the leash is dropped

Allowing examination of feet, face and ears while holding a standing position

 

How this helps you:

  • Your dog will be learning to remain by your side, even if you drop the leash.
  • You will be able to enjoy your dog more because you’ve learned how to communicate more effectively and they’ve learned how to understand what you want from them.
  • You will be able to prevent your dog from rushing out an open door, keeping him/her safe and your sanity in place.
  • You will have better control when distractions arise.
  • Your dog is learning that the leash doesn’t have control, you do.

 

How this helps your dog:

  • What you really get is a snowball effect of changes in behavior; your dog will receive the benefit of more exercise and walks because he is no longer difficult to walk, this will help him release excess energy and in turn be an overall calmer and less anxious dog.
  • He will get more opportunities to spend time with his pack and will be happier and less likely to act out due to boredom or frustration.
  • He will gain confidence in having a knowledgeable leader and understanding what is expected of him.
  • Your dog will learn self-control and will be less reactive to previous distractions; other dogs, people, traffic, etc.
  • His energy and excitement levels will diminish and you will have a much better behaved companion.
  • His reliability levels will increase as he learns to respect you with or without a leash

How this works 

Your dog will board with us for the duration of their 3 week training program, during this time we work on teaching the 6 commands and 3 behaviors mentioned above.

During your dog’s stay they will be exposed to a variety of experiences, sights, smells and sounds. They will experience differing environments and distractions to include; other dogs, people, vehicles of different types, they will meet chickens, cows and ducks. They will be exposed to dirt roads, gravel and pavement, wood floors, carpeting and tile. They will learn to maintain control while other dogs and people pass by.

Upon Completion of the training, you will receive a behavioral assessment for your dog as well as written instructions for all of the commands that were taught. We will have 2 private sessions that you may use for any follow up issues or problems that may occur.

Cost is $425.00

 

 


 

Boot Camp 2

available after completion of Next Step program

 
4 weeks in kennel / 2 group follow up sessions / 3 private sessions / 2 in home private sessions / Unlimited Monthly follow-up sessions       
        

Take things to the next level and WOW your neighbors, friends and family! Your dog has mastered the basics, now its time to raise the bar. This program allows you to customize training to what you need and want; Off - leash, Task training, Agility, more distractions and experience in public? some of each? If you can think of it, we will help to get it done! 

 

 This package offers you the best of all options, you receive private one on one coaching, group classes and the benefit of your dog training with a professional and experienced trainer!

We teach 24 commands, 11 manner behaviors and up to 15 tricks(not all dogs will learn all 15 tricks) that will not only make life easier but also SOO much fun!

You get the added benefit of continued socializing and environmental proofing – meaning your dog should be reliable in nearly any situation.
 

The commands we teach are:

Come when called
Sit
Sit-Stay
Sit-in motion
Lay-down
Lay-down-Stay
Lay-down in motion
Lay-down or Drop on recall
Stop [freeze]
Off
Heel
Stay
Focus
Go to place
Stand
Load up
Free
Climb
Wait
Yes
No
Back up
Finish
Leave it


The behaviors included are:

Ability to focus on you when told
Walking on a loose leash
No dashing when leash is dropped
Ignoring other dogs and people
Not rushing out the door
No stealing food
No jumping on people
Allow handling of face, feet and ears
Entering and exiting a vehicle properly
Riding quietly in a vehicle
Leaving food, dogs and other distractions when told 


The Fun Tricks include:

Shake hands
High five
Roll-over
Crawl
Take a bow
Spin left
Spin right
Tell a secret
Sit pretty/beg
Play dead
Fetch
Be shy/embarrassed
Say prayers
Touch
Dance 

How this helps you:

- You will enjoy walking your dog, knowing you can both handle any situation that may arise. 

- You will learn to trust your dog and anticipate what he is thinking 

- You will be able to enjoy your dog in almost any environment because you’ve learned how to communicate more effectively and they’ve learned proper social skills, and how to understand what you want from them. 

- You will be able to prevent your dog from rushing out an open door, keeping him/her safe and your sanity in place.

- You will be able to take your dog as part of the family on picnics and outings to the park without the hassle of uncontrolled excitement and enthusiasm!

- You can enjoy having friends over without the embarrassment of an over-excited and out of control dog wanting to greet them.

- Your friends and family will be thrilled to see your dog, because not only is he well behaved, he is fun too!

 

How this helps your dog:

- What you really get is a snowball effect of changes in behavior; your dog will receive the benefit of more exercise and walks because he is no longer difficult to walk, this will help him release excess energy and in turn be an overall calmer and less anxious dog.

- He will get more opportunities to spend time with his pack – you- and will be happier and less likely to act out due to boredom or frustration.

- He will gain confidence in having a knowledgeable leader and understanding what is expected of him.

- Your dog will learn self-control and will be less reactive to previous distractions; other dogs, people, traffic, etc.

- His energy and excitement levels will diminish and you will have a much better behaved companion.

- He will enjoy life more because he will no longer be anxious in what might happen

 

 
  How it works:




Your dog will board with us for the duration of their 4 week training program, during this time we work on teaching the 24 commands-moving your dog toward off leash reliability, 11 behaviors and 15 tricks mentioned above.

During your dog’s stay they will be exposed to a variety of experiences, sights, smells and sounds. They will experience several field trips to train in differing environments and proof them with all types of distractions of increasing difficulty. They will be exposed to a variety of things to include; other dogs, people, vehicles of different types, they will meet chickens, cows and ducks. They will be exposed to dirt roads, gravel and pavement, wood floors, carpeting and tile. They will visit parking lots, pet friendly stores and local parks. They will learn to maintain control off leash while other dogs and people pass by.

During this time, you will attend 3 pre-planned group sessions where you will learn to work with your dog. You will learn the proper way to help your dog when faced with distractions and unknown environments. You and your dog learn to work as a team.

Upon Completion of the 4 weeks or training, you will receive a behavioral assessment for your dog as well as written instructions for all of the commands that were taught. We will have 2 follow up sessions set up for you starting 2 weeks after you take your dog home. After which you will then receive 3 private sessions that you may use for any follow up issues or problems that may occur. You are also getting two private AT HOME sessions - this is a good time to address any issues you may be having specific to your home or neighborhood area. You are also authorized to schedule unlimited Monthly follow up sessions to strengthen training or deal with any issues you may be experiencing.

requires graduation from Boot camp program prior to attendance
Cost is $1175

Happy Dogs and Happy Owners!