Available Dogs

Motivation - Balance - Structure - Leadership

There are no quick fixes in dog training. Good training takes trust, time, consistency, repetition, and relationship. We don't rely on gimmicks or quick fixes. Our behavior modification programs , puppy programs, and adult dog training programs are so successful because of our whole dog philosophy. Our board and train programs are based on progress, not time. 

Jumpstart Board and train 

Most Suitable For: Dogs and puppies over 6 months old. Social, outgoing dogs that do not require any behavior modification or confidence building and who don't have any serious behavioral issues. 

This program is designed for young dogs whose owners don’t have the time to be involved every week and don’t want to devote as much time to the early training stages. In this program we teach your dog how to learn, our system of communication and then we teach 4 to 5 on leash behaviors. 

 After the completion of this program owners will be able to fit into our group classes to continue their dog’s education or can add additional weeks of training as desired. This program will qualify you for the reduced priced continuation programs. 

This program will include a lesson at pick up and two additional lesson to make sure you are staying on track with your training. 

Some dogs may be on remote collars in this program as is appropriate for the individual dog. 

Duration: This program is results based, not time based but the average is 3-4 weeks

Programs for Puppies - 22 weeks and younger
We are the puppy raising Experts!

There isn't anything much cuter than an 8-week-old puppy, but cute may not be much comfort at 2 a.m. when your newest family member is howling in his crate, and you have to be at work in a few hours. 

Chewed up shoes, soiled carpets and teeth marks on the kids, are frustrating but common issues with new puppies.
We have the solution for you! Our puppy programs give you and your companion the head start you need for a lasting relationship for years to come.

Our puppy camp program will help catapult you through the toughest parts of introducing a new puppy to your family. 

Puppies (5 months and younger) enrolled in our training camp are placed with our experienced—and incredibly patient—trainers. The puppy will live and sleep in the home of our trainers learning and engaging with them throughout the day. 

During their time with us we will (depending on your program) introduce:

  • How to quickly and reliably return when called even with distractions
  • Learn what are and what are not appropriate chew items.
  • Learn not to bite or nip people
  • How to greet and respect guests and strangers
  • How to relax while in the house
  • How to be obedient and attentive to their owners in a variety of situations
  • Crate training
  • Learn to tolerate and enjoy veterinary handling 
  • Be exposed to new people, places and things
  • Learn basic house manners and boundaries
  • Gain an understanding of commands, such as “sit,” “down,” “come,” "go to bed", and walking on a leash.
  • Learn how to play and actively engage with their owners
  • And much more!

There are always other puppies and adult dogs on site, so your pup will continue to learn bite inhibition and manners from the best of teachers, other dogs! Or goal is always to bring out the best in your individual puppy. 

Our goal is to teach you how to more effectively and efficiently communicate your needs and expectations to your puppy. Of course, it will be easier because we have effectively taught your puppy a new "language" while he was in camp with us. Now we teach you that same language. By the time he or she leaves our home for yours, you will have a better understanding of your puppy and a more effective way to communicate with him so that the training we have done will last a lifetime. Our programs are an investment for you and your dog's future

If you are worried about missing the critical bonding period with your pup, don’t be. Throughout your puppy's stay you will be visiting to learn and practice your puppy's new skills. This will give you and your puppy time to form a strong and healthy relationship. Once your puppy goes home she/he will quickly adapt to his/her new life, and you’ll be ready to pick up the training baton, with the foundation already in place.

In our full time program puppies are here from 2-16 weeks depending on the program you choose. While the puppy is in training we schedule lessons for you to come out and work with your puppy. It’s important that the family learn how to continue the training we have done while the puppy is here. 
Behavior Modification 
Rehab Program
Bringing the joy back to dog ownership

  • Are you afraid to take your dog on a walk because his behavior towards other dogs or people has become so unpredictable? 
  • Does your dog lunge, growl, or bark at strangers? 
  • Do you feel isolated because your dog’s dangerous behavior is preventing you from having guests over? 
  • Does your dog bark, growl or lunge at other dogs on leash? 
  • Are you afraid your dog is going to bite someone? Or has already bitten someone?
  • Do you feel like you are missing out on the joys of dog ownership because of your dog’s aggressive behaviors? 
  • Do you know that your dog has an amazing personality but the rest of the world can’t see it because she is so anxious or fearful? 
  • Are you at your wit's end because your dog is so out of control?
  • Have you tried working with other trainers without much success? 

We can give you relief! Through our proven and unique behavior modification programs, we can help you diminish your dog's fearful, anxious, and aggressive behaviors. Start the road to recovery by contacting us today!

Living with an aggressive, reactive, fearful, or anxious dog can be incredibly stressful. It is not uncommon for friends and family to refuse visits because of your dog's unruly or dangerous behavior. It can feel like you are completely isolated. But you don't have to go at it alone and you no longer have to live in isolation.  

Whether it be fear, anxiety, leash reactivity, or aggression, our goal is to change the way your dog feels about the things that are currently triggering the unwanted behaviors. By carefully controlling your dog's environment during the rehabilitation process, we can help reintroduce these triggers in a less stressful way and help guide your dog into making better choices on their own. Once your dog is on a solid road to recovery, we then focus on teaching you how to better understand and work with your dog's individual temperament. 

We believe that establishing a healthy relationship is the most important component in any training program. We will treat your dog like a member of our family. Your dog will live in our home and be a part of our life. They will not be isolated or confined in kennels. This is what makes our training system so unique and successful.​

Most Suitable For: Dogs displaying serious behavior issues including dog aggression, human aggression, fear based aggression, fearful dogs, anxious dogs, dog reactivity, resource guarding, and dogs with a biting history.

This training will be based on the dog's individual needs and temperament. 

These dogs will stay with us a minimum of 8 weeks. Obedience may be included in this program but is not always appropriate. Owners will be required to attend training sessions while the dog is enrolled in the program.

Aggression can be very confusing and frightening for owners to manage without the assistance of a professional. At its core, aggression is a form of normal canine communication. Unfortunately, it is not appropriate or safe for dogs to display aggressive behaviors. Left unattended aggressive behaviors will generally increase in severity and can lead to devastating consequences. 

Our behavior modification programs combine owner learning through private lessons with our hugely successful aggression rehab board and train program.

If your dog is showing even the mildest signs of aggression, please call immediately for more information!

Programs starting at $4999
Duration: As determined on a case by case basis, the average program runs 8 weeks
Private Lesson / Virtual Coaching 
Education for you and your dog

  • Would you like to have a better understanding of how your dog's mind works? 
  • Would you like to understand how your behavior can influence your dog's behavior?
  • Do you want to be involved in the entire training process with your dog? 
  • Do you have free time and want to discover a new and fun hobby? 
  • Are you already training with your dog and need a little extra assistance? 
  • Are your currently competing or interested in competing in IGP/Schutzhund or are you interested in getting involved? 
Then private coaching may be the solution for you!

Private lessons and virtual coaching are a great solution for those interested in learning about the training process, are truly interested in the art/science of dog training and who have the time to devote to the process of creating a well trained dog.  

The goal of this program is for our trainers to teach you how to train your dog. You will be responsible for assigned homework between lessons, which may include submitting video and written material. This program is for those that are serious about having a well trained dog and learning how to get there. We are teaching you the art and science of dog training using proven methods that will not only improve your obedience and control but your overall relationship with your dog. 

Training your dog takes commitment, time, and energy for the training to be effective.  

The success of this program is entirely dependent on your participation and commitment.
The lessons are designed to teach you and your dog a new style of communication, to teach the skills and behaviors necessary for a happier relationship, and to give you the skills to continue setting your dog up for success. 

If this sounds like more work or commitment than you are prepared or your would just prefer to get faster progress please consider one our board and train programs. Those programs are designed to involve you in the training while doing more of the heavy lifting in the beginning. 

This training program will include access to portions of our video training library as well as one on one coaching from our top trainers. Our virtual coaching programs allow you to learn from the comfort of your own home, without the stress or fear of other people watching you as you perfect your skills. 


Looking to adopt a new companion?  Trying to locate a particular breed, temperament or type of dog?  Want to buy a puppy from a breeder but need help finding a responsible and reputable breeder?  

Let us help you with the process of brining a new companion into your home.  We have years of experience evaluating shelter dogs and litters of puppies.  We can do the leg work for you!  Give us an idea of what you are looking for and we will scour shelters looking for your perfect match!  If you already have a particular dog you are interested in we can come and evaluate the dog to determine if it is going to be a good match for your family.  

If you are looking to adopt a new puppy from a breeder let us help you locate a breeder that will fit your needs.  

Please contact us for more information and pricing on these services.

We believe in teaching the dog how to learn and how to make good choices. Eventually, as the dog has a more thorough education and an understanding of the behaviors we believe in thoughtful and fair consequences so training is not only fun for you and your dog but also extremely reliable under any type of distraction!When training cuts corners or the dog is taught exclusively through the use of force the dog never learns how to make the correct choices and the training tends to fall apart quickly. Unbalanced training on either side of the spectrum leads to an unbalanced dog. We believe in a relationship based approach that concentrates on developing solid understandings between dogs and their owners. The majority of our programs are board and train based, meaning the dog will be staying with their trainers for at least some of the program. However, our board and train programs differ from other training programs because we don't just focus on the dog.

In dog training there are two sides of the equation and the other side of that equation, is you!

Having ONLY the dog trained may be a bit less expensive or seem easier, the results won't last in the long run. Dogs are not robots or computers, they cannot just be programmed and sent on their way with the expectation that they will always be perfect in their performance. Good training takes input from you. Desirable behavior needs to be reinforced and undesirable behavior needs to have consequences.

Our goal is to teach you how to more effectively and efficiently communicate your needs and expectations to your dog. Of course, it will be easier because we have effectively taught your dog a new "language" while 
in camp with us. Now we teach you that same language.

By the time he or she leaves our home for your's, you will have a better understanding of your dog and a more effective way to communicate with him or her so that the training we have done will last a lifetime. Our programs are an investment for you and your dog's future.

We believe in teaching the dog how to learn and how to make good choices. Eventually, as the dog has a more thorough education and an understanding of the behaviors we believe in thoughtful and fair consequences so training is not only fun for you and your dog but also extremely reliable under any type of distraction!

Programs for Adults​

  • Is your dog out of control? 
  • Do you love your dog but don't have the time to devote to training? 
  • Is your dog jumping up on guests or bolting out the front door? 
  • Do you feel like you can't enjoy your dog because her behavior is so embarrassing?
  • Do you see people out and about with their well-behaved dogs and you wish that could be you?  
  • Have you already tried group classes at the big pet store chains and you're feeling a little defeated? 
  • Do you know your dog is a good dog but you know he could be a great dog? 
  • Do you wish you could let your dog off-leash to run but you're afraid he won't come back? 
  • Are you so frustrated by your dog's behavior that you've considered finding him a new home?

​    We can help! 

Even though you know you could do the work yourself, finding the time
 can be challenging.  Sometimes you need a professional. That's where
 we come in. Send your dog to live with a professional trainer. Your dog 
will get round-the-clock care in the home of the trainer. We offer several
different in-board programs to meet you and your dog's individual needs.
Our in-board programs are designed for busy professionals that want a 
well-trained dog but may not have the necessary time to invest in the 
initial or advanced stages of training. Regardless of the program you 
choose, our goal is to help you and your dog become a successful team. 

Our individual programs help you to be more or less involved and not all of our programs are appropriate for all dogs and owners. We encourage you to send us an email so that we can help find the program that is best suited for you and your dog.  
Private Lesson Coaching
* Our Most Popular Program for Adult Dogs​ *
Off-Leash Freedom Boarding School Program

Most Suitable For: Owners that don’t mind the upkeep of a trained dog but who don’t have the ability or desire to do the work through the time-consuming education process. Owners that want reliable control and better manners. 

Dogs over 5.5 months of age, high energy/high drive dogs, nervous dogs,  shy dogs

If you are struggling with leash reactivity, fearful behaviors, aggressive behaviors or a high anxiety dog please see our behavior modification programs.

This program is designed to take a dog all the way from start to finish and give them a thorough and complete education. 

Our program is broken into four parts:
1) Building trust and focus
2) Teaching the dogs the basics of commands and house manners
3) Generalizing the behaviors to new environments with distraction
4) Proofing stage with remote collar reinforcement.

The tools we use in training will depend on the dog's individual temperament and the wishes of the owner. We typically recommend the use of a remote collar in the final stages of training. This will help to reinforce behaviors and allow for better off leash control. When we use the remote collar we use with low stimulation settings to reinforce known commands. Low level e-collar training, when paired with a reward based system is both safe and reliable for your dog. If you never seen a modern remote collar please feel free to ask us for a demo. 

You will visit two to three weeks before their dog is scheduled to go home so we can begin teaching you how to maintain the training your dog has learned. You will also be given access to our online video series. For owners who live out of the area we will typically begin private lesson online. 

This program will include up to three lessons while the dog is with us, and three additional lessons to use anytime over the next six months as needed for maintenance or as a refresher. A total of six lessons are standard but we may add additional lessons while the dog is with us at our discretion.

Duration: This program is results based, not time based but typically 5-6 weeks
A La Carte - Boarding with Training 
Modified In-board and single behavior training

We will occasionally take a dog for a shorter period to work on one specific behavior or to touch up behaviors that have already been trained. This program is also available to our past clients that have participated in either private coaching or one of our in-board programs. Many clients use this program as refresher training while they are away on vacation or during the busy holiday season. 

It's like summer camp for your dog! 
Run, play, make friends, and learn lots of new skills. A well behaved dog is just a few weeks away 
Puppy Camp
Most Suitable For: 
Puppies 8 weeks to 5 months
Programs start at $2500

Foundations of Learning
2 weeks, 1 private lesson
Only recommended for people who are enrolled in continuing private or group lessons  

Your puppy will learn our basic system of communication setting them up for success in all your future training. In most puppies we can effectively curb biting and nipping. This program is designed to be a piece of a larger training program.

Just the Basics
4 weeks, 3 private lessons 

Everything from the 2 week program plus a better understanding of all basic commands: sit, down, come when called, go to bed, wait at doorways. Puppies in this program will socialize with other puppies, appropriate adult dogs and farm animals. A great start to your future training goals. 

6 weeks*, 5 private lessons

Everything from the first four weeks plus and introduction to off-leash learning and better potty training start. Off-site fields trips for socialization as well as practicing commands in a variety of places. Leash manners (walking politely on leash) and boundary manners (not bolting out of doors) are a priority in this program. 

Ready for the World
8 weeks, 6 private lessons
* Best Value and Most Popular Program *

Everything from the first six weeks plus a greater emphasis of house manners, manners with guests, and more emphasis on off-leash skills. A solid understanding of training commands: sit, down, stay, wait, go to bed, heel, relax, leave-it, come when called (even with distractions). More field trips including field trips to the vet's office and groomer's shop to work on proper etiquette. Most puppies in this program are on a solid potty schedule and can sleep through the night in a crate without accident. This is a great program for nervous and shy puppies, high-drive breeds, and busy professionals who want to ensure that their puppy has a solid foundation of training and socialization. This program will take most puppies through the critical and sensitive periods of brain development (training and experiences during this period will shape who your dog is for the rest of her life). 

The Dream Dog
16 weeks, up to 8 private lessons
Also available as a weekday only program
(weekday only includes 16 private lessons) 

For those busy professionals that want a well trained dog but do not have the time to devote to the critical and early stages of socialization and training. This program is also ideal for people that want to compete in dog sports such as competitive obedience, Schutzhund, or ring sport. Typically puppies in this program start at 8 weeks old and graduate at 6 months old with a strong understanding of all obedience commands, on and off-leash. Most puppies graduating from this program will be ideal Canine good citizens with ability for owners to take their well trained pooch to all dog-friendly places. Spots for this program are extremely limited. For sport dog clients we will discuss what training will be done specific to your chosen sport and discuss your puppy's potential for future success. Schutzhund prospects will be well started in tracking, competitive obedience and grip development. 

(* The majority of puppies in our 6+ week programs go home knowing basic commands and are typically accident-free in their crate. Although every puppy is different and some may not be mature enough at this age to fully master commands, early imprinting will lay the foundation for later obedience training and help the puppy learn very quickly once it is in your care. Our 16 week programs will also introduce more advanced learning and control .)

Dog Aggression Experts
Working with aggressive dogs takes years of experience. It's not something you can learn from a book. We understand aggression from the inside out. Through years of  working with thousands of dog in pet homes and in protection sports we have an in-depth understanding of how, why, and when aggression is triggered. We will help return balance to your life through safe, fair and effective methods.

While there are no magic "cures" for serious behavioral issues, there is relief from your current situation.

These lessons will focus on teaching you and your dog to work together,
 rather than against one another.

The following topics will be covered: 

  • More effective way to communicate with your dog
  • How to effectively teach your dog new behaviors
  • How to incorporate food, play, and social rewards into your training 
  • How and when to fade/reduce the use of rewards from training
  • How to handle distractions, new environments and difficult situations 
  • ​Problem Solving for common minor behavior problems
  • How to correct unwanted behavior while ensuring your training is fair and consistent for your dog
  • How to truly stop unwanted behaviors
  • How to make your training results consistent anytime, any place and under any distraction
  • Better management of your dog's behavior
  • How to recognize and prevent unwanted behaviors in puppies.

Initial Training Assessment and Coaching Session   $250
If you just recently brought a new dog into your home and you're not sure what's next, this is the place to start. During this lesson we will go over basic care, management and training philosophies. If you decide to sign up for one of our board and train programs or private lesson packages, $100 from this assessment will be credited to your program.

Training Packages Start at $800

Bronze Package - The Basics - Understanding your dog and how they learn  
Our bronze package consists of 4 private lessons.
This package will introduce you to the foundation behaviors and reward based training methods. We will cover how to introduce basic obedience commands such as sit, down, go to bed, loose leash walking and waiting at doorways. 
This program can also be customized for those interested in competition level/or advanced off-leash work. Your trainer will discuss your ultimate goals and the best way to achieve those goals

Silver Package -  Beyond the Basics - Taking your training further 
​Our silver package consists of 6 private lessons. 
This package covers everything in the first package and builds upon that foundation. We will teach you how and when to reduce rewards in training. How to get greater consistency and reliability from your commands. We will introduce "leave-it" for ignoring distractions and build upon our "stay".  How to teach your dog to reliably come when called, even under distractions, how to build greater duration in your behaviors and how to help improve your relationship through clear boundaries and expectations. We will build upon the behaviors taught in the first program and introduce new behaviors. 
This program can also be customized for those interested in competitive dog sports. 

Gold Package -  Advanced Training - Creating Better Reliability and Consistency  
Our gold package consists of 8 private lessons.
This package covers everything in the first two packages, builds upon the foundation, and introduces new topics, information and skills. We will introduced focused heeling, the beginnings of off-leash control, and other advanced training concepts.  We will cover when and how to introduce fair, consistent and effective corrections to stop unwanted behaviors without damaging your relationship. We will cover how to build the reliability of your training through reward-based methods, even in new environments. We will cover how to teach your dog to ignore all distractions and reliably respond to cues. We will teach you how to effectively incorporate training into your everyday routines to build stronger more consistent behaviors. We will further dive into the topic of incorporating play and other non-food rewards into your training to create motivated, reliable, and flashy training that will impress all of your friends and family!
This program can be customized for IGP / Schutzhund, including seasoned and novice handlers. 

Platinum Package - Impress your Friends and Wow your neighbors! -  Difficult dogs/Sport Dogs/Competition Dogs/Hobbyists 
Our platinum package consists of 10 private lessons.
This package will cover everything the first three packages covers and continues to build upon both you and your dog's performance.  Have you seen the videos of our trainers working with their dogs? Laser focused precision and off-leash reliability, we can teach you how to get there. For many dogs we will build more off-leash control and introduce new tools into training. We will teach help you problem solve your training This package is a favorite among our sport and hobbyist clients as well as our clients with high drive working, herding or guardian breeds.

Misc. Private Dog Training Lessons / Virtual Coaching Lessons

Continuation Lesson  
Once you have completed our Platinum package or your dog has graduated from any one of our in-board programs, you will qualify for significantly reduced rate private lessons. Students and dogs can learn more advanced training or these can be used as a refresher after training has been completed.

Off-site Lessons 
Wish you could take your dog with you to a restaurant? Are you having difficulty at the vet's office or at home? Off-site lessons are a great place to proof your training in new environments. Have one of our trainers come to you! Price does not include travel. 

Problem Solving Lesson
If you need help with one specific area of your training, whether you are working with another trainer or self-taught, these problem solving lessons can help get you to the next level.

Phone Lesson 
Need some advice from a professional? Having issues with crate training, potty training, puppy socialization or behavior issues? Our 45 minute phone lessons are the solution!