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Dogs with bad house manners, dogs that can't be taken in public, and dogs with behavioral problems are what I specialize in. Why do I do it? I love being able to improve the quality of life for dogs and the people who love them. My favorite thing is seeing the looks of joy and relief in the eyes of the owner when they realize life with their dog just got easier. The happy, healthy relationship you've always wanted with your dog begins when your dog has a clear understanding of what his/her role is in their family. Obedience training is where this starts. Once your dog understands commands and what their role is, it is time for you, the owner, to learn them too. Not only will I teach you the commands I have taught your dog, but I will also teach you how to gain respect and trust from your dog.

Dog training is not a one-time event. Every interaction you have with your dog for the rest his/her life is a training opportunity with which you are either helping your dog better or hinder himself. For this reason, both the dog and the owner has the possibility of either success or failure. I dedicate time to both dog and owner to ensure success. 

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Puppy Program

Puppy Program ($2850): , Beginning with an introduction to the basics for your puppy and ending in a complete understanding of commands – even off-leash. A complete puppy training program that is designed for puppies 12 to 20 weeks old, this board and train begins with two weeks of on leash training, followed by two weeks at home with their owners, and finishing up with two more weeks of off-leash training. With this program, your dog will learn:

  • Walk properly on a leash with auto-sit and without pulling, barking, lunging, sniffing, or reacting to dogs and/or distractions
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Place command
  • Recall training (with distractions)
  • Calm on Command training – having your dog be calm in all situations, without him/her having to be worn out with hours of walking/play time
  • Be calm at thresholds
  • Kennel Up
  • Wait for Food

In addition, I will work your dog on behavioral issues such as

  • Leadership skills with your dog so your dog understands proper pack order with humans
  • Eliminating bad behaviors – jumping up on people, jumping on counter tops, mouthing, nipping, chasing, playing keep-away, etc.

Included in this program is a 90 minute owner session each day the puppy goes home (a total of two sessions) to learn how to use your training tools, how to achieve desired obedience from your dog, and how to build a lifetime of habits that will ensure a dog that will give you it’s best. An additional owner session in your home is built into this program that will take place two weeks after your puppy has gone home for the final time. During this 60-90 minute session, we will go over any questions you may have and troubleshoot any problems.

*Price includes a mini educator collar and a prong collar.

*You will need to provide enough dog food for your dog’s stay.

Get answers to your questions here: FAQ’s
Begin enrollment by filling out this questionnaire: Information Form

Three Week Board and Train

Three week Board and Train ($2200): My three week board and train program takes basic training to the next level. This is an off-leash program that takes both a dog that has never had training,and a dog with basic obedience training and teaches them to obey basic commands even when they are off of a leash. This leads to a happy, well-adjusted dog that is free from a leash, and a happy owner that can trust their dog to make the right decision in most cases. In cases where a dog may show a need for serious behavioral work, this program may need to be extended. This will be determined upon our first meeting and as needed throughout training.
By the end of three weeks, your dog will know how to:

  • Walk properly on a leash with auto-sit and without pulling, barking, lunging, sniffing, or reacting to dogs and/or distractions
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Place command
  • Recall training (with distractions)
  • Calm on Command training – having your dog be calm in all situations, without him/her having to be worn out with hours of walking/play time
  • Be calm at thresholds
  • Kennel Up
  • Wait for Food

In addition, I will work your dog on behavioral issues such as

  • Dog Aggression issues – improper greeting and social skills
  • Separation Anxiety
  • High Anxiety/Fear and the residual issues from those states of mind – biting, growling, lunging
  • Leadership skills with your dog so your dog understands proper pack order with humans
  • Eliminating bad behaviors – jumping up on people, jumping on counter tops, mouthing, nipping, chasing, playing keep-away, etc.

Please understand that in order to have a dog that maintains this good behavior, it is up to you, the owner, to do your part. You will still have work to do after your dog comes home. For this reason, I would like to set up an appointment two weeks after your dog has begun training. The first meeting will take place about half way through training, and will be about 90 minutes. During this meeting, we will discuss ways to read your dog to understand why he/she is behaving in certain ways and what you can do change that behavior. We will discuss any changes that may need to take place in your day-to-day life. We will discuss how to trouble shoot any future problems that may come up. Then I will show you how far your dog has come so far.
When you pick up your dog, I would like to spend another 90 minutes with you to teach you the technical side of your dog’s training – the commands and the corrections and how to use the training tools.
At the time you pick up your dog, we can also discuss a follow up meeting. This will be 60-90 minutes long. During this meeting, we can discuss any trouble you may be having or any questions you may have.

*Price includes a mini educator e-collar and a prong collar.

*You will need to provide enough dog food for your dog’s stay.

Get answers to your questions here: FAQ’s
Begin enrollment by filling out this questionnaire: Information Form

Behavior Rehabilitation

Three- to Five-week Board and Train ($2200-$3800): This program is designed for those dogs who may take a little more time due to major behavioral issues. It begins with slowing life down and taking time to learn basic obedience, that progresses into working with your dog’s perception of the world around it. The goal of this program is to have a dog that can exist calmly in body AND mind around other dogs, humans, and even when it is by itself. The length of training will be determined upon our first meeting and as needed throughout training.

By the end of this program, your dog will know how to:

  • Walk properly on a leash with auto-sit and without pulling, barking, lunging, sniffing, or reacting to dogs and/or distractions
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Place command
  • Recall (with distractions)
  • Calm on Command – be calm in all situations, without the need to be worn out with hours of walking/play time
  • Be calm at thresholds
  • Kennel Up
  • Wait for Food

In addition, I will work your dog on behavioral issues such as:

  • Dog Aggression issues – attacking dogs, biting dogs, improper greeting and social skills
  • Separation Anxiety
  • High Anxiety/Fear and the residual issues from those states of mind – biting, growling, attacking humans and/or dogs
  • Human Aggression
  • Leadership skills with your dog so your dog understands proper pack order with humans
  • Eliminating bad behaviors – jumping up on people, jumping on counter tops, mouthing, nipping, chasing, playing keep-away

Please understand that in order to have a dog that maintains this good behavior, it is up to you, the owner, to do your part. You will still have work to do after your dog comes home. For this reason, I would like to set up an appointment two to 3 weeks after your dog has begun training (depending on the duration of training). The first meeting will take place half way through training, and will be 90 minutes. During this meeting, we will discuss ways to read your dog to understand why he/she is behaving in certain ways and what you can do change that behavior. We will discuss any changes that may need to take place in your day-to-day life. We will discuss how to trouble shoot any future problems that may come up. Then I will show you how far your dog has come so far.
When you pick up your dog, I would like to spend another 90 minutes with you to teach you the technical side of your dog’s training – the commands and the corrections and how to use the training tools.
At the time you pick up your dog, we can also discuss a follow up meeting. This will be 60-90 minutes long. During this meeting, we can discuss any trouble you may be having or any questions you may have. If you would like the option of one more follow-up, we can discuss that at this time also.

*Price includes a mini educator e-collar and a prong collar.

*You will need to provide enough dog food for your dog’s stay.

Get answers to your questions here: FAQ’s
Begin enrollment by filling out this questionnaire: Information Form