Dog Training

Private Training Services

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm  
Rates: Single session (on-site) $100 per hour
  Single session (off-site) $125 per hour
Prepaid Discount Packages: Six (6) sessions 15% discount
  Ten (10) sessions 20% discount


Optional Add-Ons

AKC STAR (Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility) Test Fee: $25
AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Test Fee: $25
Mileage Fee (when >3.0 miles from shop): $1.50 per mile


Group Training Classes

Course Typical Age
Puppy Foundations 3-6 mos old

PUPPY FOUNDATIONS is designed to teach you as a pet parent, as well as your new puppy, the important skills needed to happily interact with each other. This course will introduce everything from basic commands like sit, down, stay, touch/come, leave it, etc. to tips and tricks on how to encourage proper walking manners, good potty habits, and best crate training practices. At the end of this course you will feel more confident being able to command and care for your new puppy in most situations, and your pup will be prepared to take the AKC S.T.A.R. (Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility) test, which we can administer for you if you choose to get your pup certified.

Prerequisites: None
Fee: $185 for six (6) 1-hour classes

Elementary Training 6-12 mos old

ELEMENTARY TRAINING picks up where PUPPY FOUNDATIONS leaves off and focuses on three core skills: greeting and being handled by strangers politely, managing nervousness and arousal when without their owner, and calming a highly aroused puppy appropriately. One of the most common struggles with a young dog is calming them in exciting situations and teaching the dog how to appropriately manage their arousal without becoming destructive. In this course, we will introduce the “wait,” “settle,” and “place” commands, and explain how to use them to gain control of your puppy when highly aroused. Once this course is completed, you should have an all-around well-mannered puppy who is prepared to take the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test, which we can administer on site. The CGC is a nationally recognized title for your dog, and we encourage you to take the test. The distractions encountered in this evaluation include dropping a chair, rolling a crate dolly past the dog, having a jogger run in front of the dog, and dropping a crutch or cane; all dogs are expected to be free of nervousness and fear.

Prerequisites: Puppy Foundations or Equivalent
Fee: $185 for six (6) 1-hour classes

Advanced Training 12-18 mos old

ADVANCED TRAINING is for dogs that have learned the basics, and owners who are looking to go the extra mile for that well-mannered dog. In addition to honing your dog’s recall ability, this course works to establish a strong sense of self-confidence within your dog. This will foster a calm dog who is not adversely responsive to situations they encounter which could be potentially startling for some dogs. Another objective of this course is to achieve confident off-leash walking. Although this is not a requirement for certification, it is a common skill many of our more advanced pet parents that like to hike with their dogs are interested in learning.

Prerequisites: Elementary Training or CGC Certification
Fee: $185 for six (6) 1-hour classes



Class Schedule

Trainer:   William Strader  
Puppy Foundations   6:00pm – 7:00pm Tuesday, Sept 15
Tuesday, Sept 22
Tuesday, Sept 29
Tuesday, Oct 6
Tuesday, Oct 13
Tuesday, Oct 20
Elementary Training 6:00pm – 7:00pm Wednesday, Sept 16
Wednesday, Sept 23
Wednesday, Sept 30
Wednesday, Oct 7
Wednesday, Oct 14
Wednesday, Oct 21
Advanced Training 6:00pm – 7:00pm Thursday, Sept 17
Thursday, Sept 24
Thursday, Oct 1
Thursday, Oct 8
Thursday, Oct 15
Thursday, Oct 22