Training Programs

Our dogs are supposed to be our best friends... but sometimes getting there takes a little help. 

 

Whether you're bringing home a new puppy, want to brush up on house manners or are dealing with more severe behavior problems, our passion and experience will help build a solid foundation for training that ensures lifelong results. 

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Behavior Rehab Program

Does your dog struggle to make good decisions?

Are they unable to focus around distractions?


Are they unable to relax around other dogs or people?

 

Do they become anxious or stressed easily?


Do you find yourself struggling to enjoy their company?

Do you feel a little guilty about that?

When your dog struggles to be the best version of themselves it can feel discouraging, embarrassing and isolating. But you aren't alone, and your dog isn't a bad dog.

In this program, we'll help your dog overcome their struggles so that you can live a more peaceful life together.

Your dog will learn how to sit, lay down, place, and walk on a loose leash both at home and out in the real world all while working to build their confidence, give them appropriate outlets to do dog things, and strengthening their impulse control. Your dog will learn how to be neutral towards their environment and will learn how to make better choices. We'll teach you how to build your dog's trust, build your own confidence while handing them, and learn how to love your dog for who they really are.

The biggest accomplishment in this program is building a relationship with your dog based on trust and respect that goes both ways.

This program is typically completed in 2 months or less and includes...

  • Up to 8 private lessons so that you don't have to feel rushed and have plenty of time to practice with the support of a professional.

  • Lifetime support via phone, text, or email following lessons so that we're only a phone call away should you ever hit any bumps in the road.

  • Membership to an exclusive Facebook group, so that you can be part of a community of like-minded dog owners and get access to training tips and tricks along your journey.

  • Access to Group Classes for 3 months following lessons, so that you can continue to strengthen your dog's skills around other dogs, people, and distractions. 

  • And a huge bonus... a refresher lesson that you can use any time after completeing your program which means that if a new issue ever pops up, we'll be right there to get you back on track.

Advanced Obedience Program

Prerequisites: Your dog must not have any severe behavior concerns such as leash reactivity, biting, severe anxiety, etc. If your dog does struggle with these concerns, please see our behavior rehab program - we can still get you to all your goals!

Can you trust your dog to make good choices? Even if they don't have a leash on?

Wouldn't it be nice if they would come back to you every time you call them? Without yelling their name over and over ...and over ...again or chasing them around the park.

How about not chasing small animals?

 

Or being able to check out at the cashier and not even having to think about your dog because they know exactly what to do?

 

Wouldn't you love it if your dog could go with you to your favorite brewery and be so well-behaved that you can actually relax and enjoy yourself while you're there?

 

 

With this program, we'll teach you and your dog valuable skills that will allow them to go almost anywhere with you.

The most important skill you'll get out of this program is trust. You'll be able to trust your dog around major distractions, and your dog will learn to trust you to advocate for them and their needs.

Your dog will learn how to reliably come to you when you call them, sit, lay down, place, stay put when needed, walk politely on a leash, and leave things alone. We'll also ensure you learn how to effectively communicate so there's no confusion. And we'll teach them how to do all this around the things they find most distracting.

This program is typically completed in 2 months or less and includes...

  • 6 private lessons so that you and your dog get the hands-on attention you deserve.

  • Field trip lessons so that you can rest easy knowing we'll help you practice where there are the most challenges.

  •  Phone, text, and email support for an entire year following lessons, which means if any questions pop up, we're only a phone call away.

  • Exclusive membership to a client's only Facebook group so that you can be a part of a community of like-minded people.

  • Access to Group Classes for 3 months following lessons so that you can continue to strengthen your dog's skills around dogs, people, and other distractions. 

  • Equipment included so that you don't have to worry about a thing.

  • A refresher lesson you can use anytime in the future so that your dog's training doesn't fall through the cracks.

Mild Manners Program 

What do you picture when you think of a well-behaved dog?

A dog who doesn't jump all over you when you walk in the door? Being able to enjoy a meal without a puddle of drool collecting at your feet?

Not worrying about your dog running out the door when you aren't looking?

How about being able to go for a walk without being dragged down the street?

I have some news for you... Your dog can be that dog.

This program is typically completed in one month or less and includes....

  • 4 In-Home Private Lessons so that you can spend more time with your family and less time sitting in traffic. This also means your dog will be learning where they feel the most comfortable, meaning they’ll learn even faster.

  • Phone, text and email support for 6 months following lessons, which means if you have any questions we’re just a phone call or an email away.

  • A refresher lesson that you can use at any time in the future in case anything new pops up.

Jump Start Program

*For puppies 6 months and under.

Puppyhood should be fun. That's why we're here to start you off on the right foot.

We understand that having a puppy can be a bit overwhelming. You may not know where to start or what to focus on.

In this program, we'll cover all the small things that will make a big impact down the road. We'll cover the basics like potty training, crate training, sit, and down... but we'll also teach you how to clearly communicate with them, how to properly and safely socialize them, how to build their confidence, and how to prevent bad habits from forming in the first place.

This program is perfect for you if you want to start life with your puppy off on the right foot.

 

This program features:

  • 4 private lessons so that we can begin training as soon as you bring your new puppy home while keeping them safe and sound.

  • 6 months of phone, text, and email support following lessons so that you can make sure your puppy stays on the road to success.

Puppy Socialization Field Trips

*For puppies 6 months and under.

We've all heard puppies need to be socialized, but what does that really mean?

Properly socializing your puppy means introducing them to new sounds, smells, sights, textures and experiences while creating a neutral or positive association.

We don't want our puppies to grow up to be fearful, but we also don't want them to become overly excitable either.

Finding time to socialize your puppy can be difficult, and knowing how to do it properly can be overwhelming. But, socializing your puppy is something that should be done sooner rather than later, as your puppy goes through different developmental periods as they age, and the prime time for exposure to new experiences begins at 7 weeks.. which is (hopefully) even before you bring your puppy home.

We want to make sure your dog grows up to be cool, calm, and collected. Confident in themselves and ready to be your perfect companion through all of life's adventures.

  • For our Socialization Field Trips, your puppy will get to spend quality time with one of our experienced trainers while visiting age-appropriate locations so they can learn how to be confident in the world.

  • Our trainer will come to your home to pick your puppy up for a two hour field trip, so you can focus on the tasks you need to complete without worrying about occupying your pup. Locations may include places such as pet-friendly stores, public parks, new neighborhoods, easy hiking trails, coffee shops, etc.

  • We'll focus on giving your puppy a positive experience while building their confidence and beginning the foundation for leash manners.

  • You'll receive photos or videos from your pup's trip, and a report card detailing where we went, how they responded to different experiences, and recommendations on how you can best continue to socialize them yourselves.

Contact

We'd love to hear how we can help you and your dog life the life you've always dreamed of!

Call/Text: (719) 425-9435