Packages and Pricing:

From dog training to dog boarding, we have packages and options to fit your needs and budget. Every dog is different and will learn with different abilities. That's why we offer packages, individual sessions and advanced classes.  Take a look to see what works for you!

 

We also offer discounts for newly-adopted pets! If you have adopted a dog in the last 60 days, let us know. 

New Puppy Training: 2-5 Months Old​



For those with a brand new puppy under 5 months old…there is a whole slew of things you need to learn about how to raise your puppy. Keep in mind your puppy was perhaps taken from its first living environment and into yours, so puppy needs to learn how to live in your home safely and likely with a whole new set of rules.

 

2-5 months old is a small window of time where a puppy develops important life skills that determines its temperament and social ability. Its very important to utilize this time frame to inhibit any unwanted behaviors as they grow older into their “teenage” years (5-12 months old) when their ability to learn is hindered by over-stimulation and making them seem defiant.

 

Puppy raising fundementals:

 

  •  Potty Training (TO CRATE OR NOT TO CRATE)

  •  How to SAFELY leave puppy home alone

  •  Puppy-proofing your home to prevent destruction

  •  Socialization to everything puppy encounters

  •  Appropriate play with toys (biting/nipping inhibition)

  •  Calmly greet humans and canines (friends and strangers)

  •  Proper leash walking

  •  Come when called

  •  Developing self control

  •  Basic 'owner focus' behaviors (i.e. Sit, Stay, Leave it, etc...)

Rates: $125 per session
 
3-6 sessions recommended to cover all skills in this program
Basic Obedience: 6 Months and Older​ (no dog is too old to learn)



Dogs communicate with body language. Their natural instinct is to read our body language to know what we want them to do, same as when they communicate with other dogs. My training techniques will provide you with a selection of hand signals with corresponding verbal cues to get your dog to perform a specific behavior (such as SIT) and then reward with praise (YES! Good boy) and a treat or toy. This is known as Positive Reinforcement training.

 

We will discover what the best reward for you dog will be during training. This is his movitation to learn as well as how he will associate doing the good behavior we asked of him with getting something he likes. Most dogs are food motivated, some are toy motivated. but ALL dogs do what works for them. Part of this as well is our attention/affection. In time, food or toy rewards are diminished. However we continue rewarding them with our attention and affection. Our happiness is very infectious, dogs revel in it. If we are happy, our dogs are happy.

 

With each behavior your dog will learn 3 levels of performance: Duration, Distraction and Distance. These elements help maintain your dog’s focus on you while developing self control.

 

Besides learning commands, “playtime” is a great way to bond with your dog and further establish your relationship. Playing games teaches your dog how to properly play with you and their toys, preventing possession aggression or resource guarding or mouthing our hands/arms.

 

Another key element to training your dog is TIMING! You will learn the correct timing between asking for the behavior, your dog performing the behavior, and WHEN to reward and praise. There is a small window of time to mark the behavior, called Positive Association. If you wait too long, your dog may start to refocus on something else and you have lost that window to mark the behavior. We are essentially breaking dogs of having A.D.D!

Basic Commands:

 

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Stay

  • Leave it

  • Come (aka Recall)

  • Watch me

  • Touch

  • Wait

  • Stand

  • Loose Leash Walking

 

 

Rates - $100 per session
 
3-6 sessions recommended to cover all skills in this program

 

 
Advanced Obedience: Open to all
Graduates​ of Puppy or Basic Obedience (any age)

 

 

 

In this course, we proof our dog’s basic behaviors by getting them to perform outside and in public places where they encounter more distraction and might require commands from a  distance.

 

Dogs do not generalize, so its important to practice these behaviors in every place you take your dog. As your dog advances through the course the food/toy reward is replaced with verbal praise or activity, so you can begin to see these behaviors used in every day life. For example, if they want to go outside for a walk, you can ask for a SIT before opening the door and the reward is going out the door. Or perhaps when getting out of the car, ask for a WAIT to keep your pup from leaping out and into possible danger.

 

Rates: $100

 

3-6 sessions recommended to cover all skills in this program

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