Dog Training

Dog Training

We’re excited to announce that we will be establishing new training programs for you and your pups, with a certified force-free CPDT-KA trainer! We are purely positive reinforcement and do not use any aversives in our training (shock collars, pinch/choke collars, etc). Our training is based on building a trusting, happy relationship with your dog.

Stay tuned for continual updates to our positive-reinforcement programs and this page!

We are establishing different programs to match your needs and your schedules. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more info and how we can help. Some simple programs we have will help you with the following key skills:

Foundational Skills

These are the basic skills we recommend all dogs learn. A starting point for puppy and obedience training that can set your dog up for a successful future. These behaviors are the foundation of learning additional skills for your dog.

  • Name Game (teaching your dog his/her name)
  • Eye contact
  • Recall (coming when called)
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Easy (taking food gently)

Cornerstone Skills

These are skills that help with basic impulse control, and manners. It helps your dog understand how to get what they want, and also make life easier for you. These will often take a little longer to refine, and consistent and precise practice will be necessary for success.

  • Loose Leash Manners (no pulling!)
  • Wait (be patient for things)
  • Leave It (walk away from something)
  • Drop it (willingly give something up)
  • Off (no jumping)
  • Target (nose touch)
  • Door Manners (no rushing through the door!)

Day Training

Through our unique Day Training program, your dog will go through two short training sessions during their time with us at day care (day care enrollment required). Training focus will be customized based on your needs. Focus can be any of the listed skills above or we’ll happily discuss any other items you are looking to work on.

Board & Train

Through our board and train program, we will create a customized program to help you and your dog establish those ever-important skills. Typical training will be 2-4 weeks with your dog staying with us Mon – Fri and then home with you for the weekend. An overview with our trainer will be conducted at the end of each week and along with instructions of your homework for the weekend (yes, there is homework!). Contact us for more info, pricing and availability.

Walk & Learn (coming soon)

We’ll conduct a training session while also taking your dog for a midday walk during the week. Super convenient for busy, working families who would like training without sacrificing your free time (of course, practice, practice, practice when you are home with your dog is VITAL for any training program)

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