These private lesson training packages allow you to take your time and hone your skills while training your dog. Each one hour session is filled full with information, visualization of your dog learning each new cue, hands on training of your dog, education, and asking and getting your questions answered by our Certified Professional Trainers. Your sessions will initially be held at our training facility where we can focus on you and your dog individually. Our focus will be on you and your dog the entire session to maximize your dogs learning potential! We offer many varieties of training packages to fit your wants and needs:
BASIC ON-LEASH OBEDIENCE
is a 5 lesson package. We focus heavily on providing clear communication, building duration into commands and trust with your dog. Your dog will learn a new, common language with us and will be walking politely on leash, next to your side. When you come to a stop, they will automatically place their self into a sit and wait for your next instruction. They will be fluent in their understanding of sit, down and staying until you are ready for them to get up. Your dog will understand to go to his “place” mat on command and relax without removing himself from it until you say otherwise. Your dog will also “come” to you upon command with ease.
INTERMEDIATE ON-LEASH OBEDIENCE
is an 8 lesson package. We will focus heavily on building engagement, clear communication, willing compliance under heavy distractions and building duration into commands. This program takes our basic on-leash obedience to a whole new level. On top of the commands taught in the basic program we step up the training program to include a “leave it” command. Your dog will understand that if they are interested in something they shouldn’t be to walk away or if they have already engaged, to leave it alone. We also train a “return to heel” which will ensure a complete understanding for your dog to return to your side promptly for those moments when you are in public, a tight space or an unsure situation.
ADVANCED ON-LEASH OBEDIENCE
is a 10 lesson package. We will focus heavily on building extreme reliability at a distance, willing and eager compliance under heavy distractions and building duration into commands. In this program we capitalize on our intermediate program and add in some finishing touches. Our “finish” command will take your dog from a position of being in front of the handler, walk around the right side, behind and placing himself into the left heel position. We also teach a solid stand-stay, which will teach your dog to “stand” on all four paws without moving. This is a fantastic command for grooming, examinations at the vet and posing for pictures.
is a 4 lesson add-on package to either our intermediate or advanced on-leash programs. Once this program is completed your dog will be reliable and trustworthy on and off the leash. We will layer in a low-level remote collar to the previously trained intermediate or advanced on-leash private lesson package.
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION/BEHAVIOR REHABILITATION
is an additional add-on program that is designed to fit your dogs issues. We are specialists when if comes to solving behavioral issues with your dog. We have extensive knowledge, training and background with rehabilitating behaviorally challenged dogs. Our success rate is extremely high when it comes to changing, fixing and managing aggression, fear, over-stimulation and many other issues your dog may be exhibiting.
We often hear “he is a good dog, but…” and we are here to help you change that “but”.
Your dog will be completely evaluated by our trainers and have a training program customized to suit his individual quirks. Our training will help enhance your dogs personality, while creating a companion that you can trust and understand. Our behavior modifications program breaks behavioral issues down into various levels depending on the severity of issues:
This category is for dogs whose issues have just begun to show: slight leash reactivity, barking at the door, extreme hyperactivity and mild confidence issues are typical behaviors that fall under a level 1.
This category is for dogs who have exhibited a fearful state of mind, low confidence, lack of socialization including growling or snapping at people or animals but have yet to make contact with skin and many other behaviors that involve boosting your dogs confidence, trust and communication.
Any behavioral issues that are more severe in nature than a “Level 2″ will require a more specialized training program. If you have questions about your dogs behaviors and how you can be helped, please visit our sister company, Dog Behavior Rehab.