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Dog Training

Our professionally certified trainer:

William Strader, CPDT-KA
 

 

Private Training Services

William

 

Monday through Thursday:
130pm-230pm
3:00pm-4:00pm
4:30pm-5:30pm

$125 per hour

       
 Prepaid Discount Packages:  
3-Pack (10% discount)
6-Pack (15% discount):
10-Pack (20% discount):
$338
$635
$1000

Other

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

 

Day School

DAY SCHOOL is our newest training offering, and is now our most popular too! School starts at 8:00am and runs until 12:00pm, every week day. Class is strictly limited to six (6) puppies per day, and is booked in advance as space permits. Owners do not attend. Lessons are tailored to the day’s attendees, and the classes are facilitated by our certified trainer – William Strader.

General outline of activities for the day:
– Individual Obedience Drills
– Group Obedience Drills
– Basic Agility Drills
– Leash Walking
– Proper Puppy Etiquette

We believe clarity, consistency, repetition and reward are necessary to get a well-trained puppy. Day school can be your sole source of training, or can be used to augment other training methods you may already be providing. Depending on your needs, puppies can attend everyday for a set period, attend certain days on a desired weekly schedule, or attend on an ad hoc basis. You may be wanting your puppy to develop new skills, or just fine tune or review already known skills. The beauty of the program is that it is flexible and can be tailored to your needs. With that said, if this is your primary source of training, you should attend 3-5 days per week for 6-8 weeks for best results.

How ever you and William design your puppy’s program, we would suggest you schedule a 1-hour private training session, at least once every two (2) weeks, to discuss your puppy’s progress and make sure you consistently apply the lessons learned at school.

Prerequisites: None
Fee: $125 per day
Class Size: 6 maximum
 
 Prepaid Discount Packages:  
5-Pack (5% discount):
10-Pack (10% discount):
20-Pack (15% discount):
30-Pack (20% discount):
$595
$1125
$2125
$3000

Evening Training Classes (Owner/Handler Attended)

Course Typical Age
Description

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”, “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: $225 for six (6) 1-hour classes
Class Size: 3 minimum, 5 maximum

     

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: $225 for six (6) 1-hour classes
Class Size: 3 minimum, 5 maximum

     

Advanced Training

12+ 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 and learning the command “touch”, 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: $225 for six (6) 1-hour classes
Class Size: 3 minimum, 5 maximum

     

Tricks Training

12+ mos old

TRICKS I is for dogs that have mastered the basic skills. It is often those dogs with high intelligence that need work to release energy or stress and stimulate their minds. This course is also for owners that want to strengthen their bonds with their dogs, while learning more advanced skills. We will expand our dog’s vocabulary by teaching them new commands (ie tricks) – for example, “relax” (aka “bang”), “bow” and “sit pretty” just to name a few. Some tricks will be practical in nature, and some are just for showing off. Regardless, get ready to have fun and impress your family, friends and neighbors!

Prerequisites: Advanced Training
Fee: $225 for six (6) 1-hour classes
Class Size: 3 minimum, 5 maximum

Group Class Schedule

Current (Registration Closed)  
Puppy Foundations Sept 14 – Oct 19 Tuesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Elementary Training Sept 15 – Oct 20
Sept 15 – Oct 20
Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
   
Planned (Registration Open)  
Puppy Foundations Nov 2 – Dec 14
Nov 2 – Dec 14
Tuesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Elementary Training Nov 3 – Dec 15
Nov 3 – Dec 15
Wednesday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Advanced Training Nov 4 – Dec 16 Thursday, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Tricks I Nov 4 – Dec 16
Thursday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm