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.