Dog Psychology/Behavior Orientation - Included in the Puppy Program and Basic
Right Start Puppy Program - 5-week program (5 1-hour sessions) - $195*
The first class of your Puppy or Basic I course is our Orientation, where only the owners attend (No Dogs attend this class). During this class, we teach you about the basics of dog psychology and behavior. We do this so you can learn to understand how your dog thinks and interprets your behavior. Understanding the basic constitution of a dog will help you to more effectively train your dog to listen and learn.
Puppy Pre-school - $75
This is a 1-hour in-home private session to help you and your new puppy get along better at home. We cover potty training, teething, nipping, chewing, taking possession of items, feeding, playing, and all other puppy behavior issues that are unique to your home. This session allows you to get better control at home, so your puppy can be ready to join us for the Right Start Puppy Program. Puppies do NOT need to be fully vaccinated for this training session, since it is in your home.
Our puppy program helps you learn how to raise a healthy well-balanced puppy. We cover socialization, basic obedience, potty training, and other puppy development behaviors. No puppies the first night of class (orientation). Puppies 3 months - 6 months (may vary due to your vet's vaccination schedule).
Basic Obedience - 5-week program (5 1-hour sessions) - $195*
Our "Instinctual Learning" method of teaching you how to be a good pack leader by learning the fundamentals of controlling, not dominating, your dog through a variety of basic exercises. We work with you and your dog to Master the Walk, Sit, Down, Stay, and Come. We also customize each class based upon each client's specific issues or behavioral problems. No dogs the first night of class (orientation). Dogs 3 months and up.
Fast Track - Intense Basic Training (1- 2 1/2 hour session) - $95
This class is designed for those who want to learn all the basics, but don't have the time to attend a 5-week class. You will learn how to walk your dog on a loose leash, sit, down, stay, come, and how to control basic behavioral issues like jumping, barking, "leave it", etc. There will be 2 short breaks during the class. Dogs 6 months and up.
Intermediate Obedience - 5-week program (5 1-hour sessions) - $195
This class will focus on building reliability for those who want more from their dogs. The course will cover intermediate work on Sit, Down, Long Stays and Recalls (Come When Called). It will also cover heeling on-leash, attention & distraction work, and the beginning steps of off-leash handling. Dogs 9 months and up.
AKC's Canine Good Citizen Course - 5-week program (5 1-hour sessions) - $195
The AKC's two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. It is a great course for your dog to become a better community member or prepare for therapy work. Your dog will be able to get his/her 10-step CGC certification to become an outstanding canine citizen. Prerequisite: Basic Obedience, or trainer evaluation. Dogs 6 months and up.
Private Hands-On Training - In-Facility and In-Home Sessions Available
you have specific behavioral issues or a conflicting schedule with the above classes, then private instruction may be best
for you. We work with you and your dog to determine the source of the
behavioral/psychological problem and work with you to correct it. We
give you instructions on how to continue working with your dog to
maintain or further your success. In-Home and In-Facility privates are priced based upon your needs and the number of dogs we are working with to resolve your concerns. We try to be flexible in scheduling sessions at the most convenient time for all parties. Pricing begins at $75 an hour; however, this may be adjusted based upon your dog(s) needs.
* For the Right Start Puppy and the Basic Obedience I classes - Bring a 2nd dog from the same household the 2nd dog is 1/2 off the regular price.