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Shawnee going through closed tunnel in agility. Photo taken by Jerry Mueller

Shawnee going through closed tunnel in agility. Photo taken by Jerry Mueller

Evaluations: This must be completed, before entrance into any training. Free, if you come to me. If I go to you, there is a travel fee, which depends on distance traveled. Evaluations are rarely done in-home but there are exceptions for some situations. Evaluations and training quote are only good for 6 months. If an evaluation needs to be redone after the 6 month expiration, the evaluation will be charged as a private lesson. If an evaluation is scheduled and results in a failure to show at the appointment, a reschedule will be allowed but the evaluation will be charged as a private lesson.

Daycare: Offered by appointment to training clients only. Half Day: $10, Full Day: $20

Boarding: $28/night. Limited spots available, so ample notice of need recommended. Available to training clients only.

Private Lessons: $75/hour.

Board and Train Programs

Good Companion Dog Program- 2 week board and train

Do want a dog that listens on walks and a joy to live with the home? Do you have a hyper dog that needs to learn to calm down in the home? Do you have a puppy that you want to start off on the right foot? This is program that will help you accomplish that goal. Your dog will learn all of the basic obedience commands (sit, down, stay, heel, and come) on leash. Some dogs are already working some off leash by the end of this program. Your dog will also learn the “place” command, which requires the dog to stay on a dog bed until released. Basic manners (jumping, bolting out of doors, chewing, etc ) will be worked on, along with the “give” and “leave-it” command for those situations your dog needs to give up an item or stay away from an item. A medium to high energy dog will be bike trained, exceptions are adults with structure issues and puppies.  This program is also good for a dog that is a little shy or reactive to other dogs or people and would benefit with some socialization work. Puppies enrolled in this program continue with housebreaking, crate training, and socialization work too. Your dog will be well started towards becoming a well behaved pet that is a joy to have around. You will still be required to keep up with the training at home but this program gives you a great start. It comes with 2 additional private lessons that can be used anytime. Evaluation is required.

Cost: $1000 with some training equipment included. Quote is good for 6 months.

Great Companion Dog Program- 4 week board and train

Do want a dog that is a joy to take out in public and is heading to off leash obedience reliable?  This is the program for you. Your dog will learn everything in the Good Companion Dog Program. This program just continues this to off leash obedience training and longer duration for the “stay” command. Your dog will practice obedience out and about in public situations to proof commands and create a dog that is well behaved in public. This program is also great for dogs that need some socialization work on shyness or reactivity towards other dogs or people. Puppies enrolled in this program continue with housebreaking, crate training, and socialization work. Your dog will be well started to being a well behaved, calm dog that you can take out into public. You will still be required to maintain the training at home but this gives you a great start. It comes with 4 additional private lessons that can be used anytime. Evaluation is required.

Cost: $1800 with some training equipment included. Quote is good for 6 months.

Behavior Modification- 4+ week board and train

Do you have a dog that shows dog aggression and has maybe attacked another dog in the past? Do you have a dog that shows human aggression and has maybe bitten in the past?  Is your dog suffering from anxiety? If you say yes to any of these questions, this is the program for you. Your dog will be put through a confidence building and obedience program designed to help your dog relax and feel safer in the world, so they can get past their behaviors making your life stressful together. With socialization work, the dog will turn into a more social animal that is a joy to have around. The stress the dog carries around with them will be substantially lessened and will make your life together easier. You will still be required to maintain the training at home but this gives you a great start. It comes with a private lesson for every week the dog is here. Evaluation is required.

Cost: $2300+ with some training equipment included. Quote for exact cost will be given at the evaluation. Quote is good for 6 months.

Severe Rehabilitation- 10+ week board and train

Some dogs have such high fear or aggression levels that it will take a couple weeks for them to start to trust me, so that I can begin training. Dogs like this need extra time to decompress and start to settle into their new surroundings. The program is similar to the behavior modification program but it goes at a slower pace. This program accounts for increased time needed, so training and change doesn’t overwhelm the dog. The majority of dogs do not need as intense of a program but dogs that have a feral, puppy mill or hoarding background are more likely to need this program. The program will focus most on confidence building, trust, and socialization. Obedience commands may be started but will depend on the dog. Obedience can hinder confidence building, if started too early, in dogs with a high fear level. The dogs will have a great start into becoming the dogs that you know they can be with their increased confidence and ability to socialize. Due to the level of work needed to rehabilitate the dog, this program comes with unlimited private lessons, if you need them. You will still be required to maintain the training at home but this gives you a great start. Evaluation is required.

Cost: $4000+ with some training equipment included. Quote for exact cost will be given at the evaluation. Quote is good for 6 months.