In this program, your dog would stay at our facility during the course of his or her training. At times during this training, we have you come to our facility to attend private training sessions—so you are learning, as well as your dog. This gives you an opportunity to visit with your pal (whom we’re sure you’ve been missing!) and it gives us the opportunity to show you what he or she has learned, to instruct you, and to see where your dog might choose to test you.
Training consists of:
Sit on command
Down on command
Sit stay and Down stay under distractions (such as other dogs, or people approaching, petting and talking to him)
Heel (so your dog doesn’t pull you)
Come (so he comes when you call him, not just when he feels like it!)
Off (so your dog doesn't jump on people)
Back (so your dog doesn't bum rush the door)
Quiet (don't bark)
Leave it (drop it or don't touch with mouth)
Take it (can hold or take with mouth)
We also address any particular problems you have been experiencing, such as: shyness or aggression towards strangers or other dogs, biting, mouthing, chewing, digging, getting in the trash, eating socks, underwear or cat poop from the litterbox, and more!
The normal length of time is 4-5 weeks. The first 2 weeks of training are devoted to teaching your dog exactly how we want him or her to respond to each of the commands that they will be learning. The second 2 weeks are spent “proofing” your dog. We do this by adding more distractions and working with him or her in our home as well as public environments. Each week, we give you our honest, professional opinion concerning your dog's progress. We meet with you for private lessons at the end of the second, third and fourth weeks of training. If your dog requires an additional fifth week, you receive an additional private lesson.
When your dog returns to his or her home environment, it is important that you understand your job, which is proper leadership and handling. After your final private lesson, you will return home with not just your dog, but an Owner's Manual listing information concerning dog behavior, each of the commands, and specific information concerning your dog. Whew! What a relief. You won't have to remember every single detail we give you at each of your private lessons. It will be in written form as well.
Since dogs are pack animals, your dog's performance will reflect your leadership. No worries! Our program is designed to instruct and enlighten you as well as your dog. We are here for you every step of the way. All you need is an open mind and the ability to take direction. If you learn to be a good leader, your dog will be happy to look to you as his leader (rather than himself). He will be more devoted to you and will love you more.
It's true! Accordingly, if your dog completes four weeks of In-Kennel Training, in addition to the private lessons you will receive during this program, you can also avail yourself of follow-up group lessons--free of charge--to maximize your handling and leadership skills.
If you are interested in our In-Kennel Training program, but not sure if it is within your budget for your dog to attend for the entire 4 weeks, please feel free to contact us to discuss what options might be available.
This program is more expensive than our group classes, but it is highly effective because your dog is being trained by a professional. In addition, you the owner, are receiving private, personalized instruction on how to properly handle your dog and be a good leader.
The charge for In-Kennel Training is $500 per week. This price includes training, boarding and handler instruction.