“You must unlearn what you have learned.” – Yoda

DAY TRAINING

We are excited to announce a new program at our facility- Day Training! For three consecutive days per week, your dog is dropped off at our facility in the morning, we train him all day, and you pick him up at night- exhausted. On the third day each week, we work together to review the training your dog received to date and what you two should practice before the next sessions begin.

What is our approach?

In our experience, dogs might know how to execute commands really well, but still exhibit poor behavior. For this reason, we focus more on your dog’s state of mind rather than just teaching him to follow commands. This approach encourages your dog to relax and absorb more of the training, it also results in your dog’s ability to follow commands in the presence of other distractions. Without his anxious state of mind and equipped with guidance to understand what is expected, your dog knows how to behave and both of you are more relaxed to enjoy everyday adventures

How long is this program and what do you teach?

Depending on the exact issues and severity of the behaviors, we will design either a three or five week training series. During this time, we will make sure your dog:
• STOPS Pulling on the leash/leash biting
• STOPS Rushing out of the door, car, crate
• STOPS Excessive barking
• STOPS Guarding toys, food, people
• STOPS Separation anxiety and/or destruction when left alone
• STOPS Lunging at people and dogs
• STOPS Attacking people and dogs
• STOPS NOT LISTENING TO YOU!

What do owners receive from this program?

We involve owners during every step! At the end of this training program, you, the owner, WILL:
• Feel more confident handling your dog -Understand better how to communicate with your dog
• Enjoy time together drama-free
• Walk your dog calmly through environments with past triggers
• Take your dog to outdoor cafes and other places
• Rely on these learned commands- no matter what else is going on
• Know you can leave your dog at home without destruction or noise

Who can use this program?

We use the three week program for owners and dogs who have minor behavioral issues or commands to address such as:
• Potty training and basic manners for puppies
• Basic loose leash walking
• A reliable recall, place, down, sit
• Waiting at thresholds
• Deferring to the handler
• Calm entry into and exit from the crate
• Relaxation when not involved in activities

The five week program will include the commands and activities of the three week sessions, but will also include behavioral
modification. This longer program will be for owners and dogs who have major behavioral issues to address such as:
• Resource guarding: toys, food, people
• Leash reactivity and leash aggression
• Redirecting on the owner when excited or afraid
• Dog or human aggression
• Extreme nervousness/ fear aggression
• Separation anxiety

Not only will we provide your dog and you with all the content as with the three-week program, but we will also work on exercises with both of you to deepen your relationship and enhance communication. We understand these more severe issues often leave owners and dogs feeling frustrated, afraid, hopeless, and uncertain of their future together.

With energy work, psychological approaches, concrete instruction, real-time feedback, and practice, practice, practice, you WILL have more confidence in your dog AND your dog WILL have more confidence in you. So, the two of you will enjoy each other’s company during everyday activities without worries about the past. It takes hard work on everyone’s part, but we will lead you through the process and help you feel confident in one step before introducing new material. In fact, since we spend the days training your dog, he will know the commands and behaviors well, so we can spend our transfer sessions gently guiding you to maintain these new standards and become his confident leader.

What are the prices for these programs and what days do you offer Day Training?

Both the three and five week programs include three days of training per week:

3 week program (Mon-Wed) or (Wed-Fri), including two, one-hour follow-up sessions at our facility Cost: $1897
5 week program (Mon-Wed) or (Wed-Fri), including three, one-hour follow-up sessions at our facility Cost: $2397

What about pick-up and drop-off logistics:
Your dog is dropped off at our facility between 8 and 9 AM and will be picked up by 6 PM. On the third day of each week, we will schedule a transfer session to review that week’s training activities and to help coach you, the owner, to maintain this progress at home and provide you with practice drills for your time at home between weeks. After your last week’s transfer session, we will schedule follow-up sessions to conclude each program. As with all our programs, we offer continuing support for owners to troubleshoot issues. We also offer many free seminars in the area and would welcome you to those as well. In short, we will work hard to make sure you and your dog are successful- we just need
owners who are open to learning, willing to practice, and able to embrace positive changes to help arrive at these important goals.

day training

 3 Week $1897
5 Week $2397

CUSTOMIZED PRIVATE TRAINING

Our Customized Private Training Program is comprised of 8 sessions at our training camp. We work together to develop a comprehensive plan to address all your concerns with obedience or other unwanted behaviors.

We can work on the walk to help both human and dog feel more comfortable – and we can get rid of such nastiness as:

• excessive barking
• lunging
• pulling on the walk
• counter surfing
• running out the door
• resource guarding
• growling at people

All while teaching important stuff like:
• relaxed heel
• place
• sit/stay
• recall on command
• down
• crate training
• impulse control

Our first visit is a 2-hour consultation and it is followed by six 1-hour sessions to teach your dog these commands and proof the training to show your dog can sustain this new, improved behavior in different settings. We will use distractions like our personal dogs, other people and dogs in public, and even other dogs, children, or toys in the home.

customized one-on-one

1 Two-Hour Private Lessons Plus
6 One-Hour Private Lessons
$1247

Board & Train

(Nationwide Program)

Prior to enrollment in this program, we will assess your dog in his home and develop a plan to address all the behavioral issues that will allow us to achieve your training goals together. In addition to any specific behavior modification goals, your dog will:
       
• Stop pulling on walks
• Stop separation anxiety
• Stop counter surfing
• Stop leash biting
• Stop excessive barking
• Stop jumping on people
• Stop running out the door

In our experience, dogs might know how to execute commands really well, but still exhibit poor behavior. For this reason, we focus more on your dog’s state of mind rather than just teaching him to follow commands. This approach encourages your dog to relax and absorb more of the training, it also results in your dog’s ability to follow commands in the presence of other distractions. Without his anxious state of mind and equipped with guidance to understand what is expected, your dog knows how to behave and both of you are more relaxed to enjoy everyday adventures.

This program is for the owner who wants their dog to come back when called 100% of the time, no matter what distractions are present. In these sessions, we will introduce you and your dog to remote collar training, done at very low levels to create communication channels with your dog. The result is your dog coming back to you every time you call him, no matter where you are or what is going on around you.

With this freedom, you might decide to hike with your dog, visit beaches, dog parks, outdoor cafes, or just enjoy the ability to communicate and manage behavior while indoors or outdoors. Teaching your dog to respond to low levels of stimulation allows the owner to give the dog information in a way that is akin to a tap on the shoulder. Our dogs love it when we take their ecollars out of the box because they know that we are going out to do some work together.

available packages

4 Week $3479 and 6 Week $4479
These packages are for dogs with moderate to severe behavioral issues such as leash aggression, dog and human reactivity, resource guarding, dog aggression and human aggression.

As with all board and train programs, your dog will learn to:

• Walk politely by your side
• Sit/Stay/PlaceWait for food
• Recall/ComeEnter and exit the crate without drama
• Relax when needed (outdoor restaurants, within the household, etc.)
• Wait at thresholds

Additionally, with our behavioral modification training, your dog will STOP:

• Growling and barking
• Explosive reactions on the leash
• Threatening people and dogs
• Fearful reactions and cowering
• Resource guarding
• Attacking people and dogs
• Destructive and self-harming behaviors when left alone