Our Advanced Obedience Program – Most dogs who complete this course can be handled by children as young as 5 years old. This course USUALLY takes 6-8 weeks depending upon the dog, and includes:
a. on-lead obedience training
b. once step “a” is complete, we introduce electric collar conditioning (upon drop-off, we let all clients feel the nicks from the electric collar so they will understand the nature of the device). This conditioning is used so your dog will perform off-lead. In this phase, your dog learns to associate that the NICK from the collar takes the place of the tug on the lead.
c. upon completion of step “b”, we begin to teach recall work and add distraction dogs/people. During this step, your dog will learn to be released from one handler, and called to another handler, while passing a distraction dog. Your dog will also learn to follow obedience commands from whomever calls the dog to them from the first handler.
d. normally comes with 3 one-on-one handler sessions. The 1st session we run the remote and go over the basics of sitting and heeling. Getting the dog to engage with the handler is the main goal of this beginning part. Once this is accomplished the dog is in a learning mode and we can easily add additional commands.
At the beginning of each one-on-one session, a live demonstration is done by our staff with your dog to show you what your dog is capable of doing. We then step you through all of the commands.
At this point, a lot of dog psychology education takes place. Our staff/handler will explain why your dog is doing certain things, and how to fix/address these issues.
Our programs are geared toward training your dog first, then training you on how to handle, and continue working/training your dog.
This is not a treat based program. It is a full scale dog psychology course that teaches/trains both your dog and you, so that your dog can be the great addition to your family you were hoping for when you acquired him/her.
Our weekly training rate is $175. A $175 training deposit and training deposit contract is to be paid/required to reserve a training spot during our busy months (normally February-November). $525 is due upon drop-off, which covers the first 4 weeks of the dogs time in training (175$ deposit, plus 525$ = 700$ for 4 weeks). If we have immediate spot availability, $700 is required upon drop-off, which covers the first 4 weeks of training.
A shot record must be provided.
Most clients choose to provide their dog’s food. Our containers hold 70-80 pounds. If you choose not to provide food, we will provide food for your dog (Native brand).
We provide heart-worm prevention and flea and tick prevention for all dogs unless the client brings their dog’s specific meds. You must provide any special required medication!
Each dog coming into our program will have a blog created on our website. We have a new 4 part custom designed system which allows us to assign training tasks to your dog when they are checked in. These TASKS dictate a scheduled set of training points and reminders, telling our staff when to upload video progressions of your dog for your viewing. Once a video is uploaded, our system will automatically email you the link to watch your dog’s video or see their pictures. These videos will usually include your dog working, and our staff explaining what is happening. Our staff will also lay out what the next training steps/goals will be. Each year we see dogs that come in with tons of drive and desire, who we think will do great and they hit a hang up here or there. We also see what we would consider mediocre dogs come in that turn into nice well rounded dogs with loads of potential to fulfill their owners needs. We take pride in keeping owners up to date with our new blog system, and keeping them in sync with what is going on with their dog. Most dogs will have a beginning video done when they come into our facility, then another video done roughly a week later after a solid evaluation period. This is used to provide a baseline and plan of action for progressing your dog. Each client will be given the email address of their dog’s handler to stay in direct contact with them. Of course you can also contact Steven at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your obedience training questions answered. He can also go through the process of getting you a spot reserved for your dog.