TRAINING

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Alex Kaminaris

We are in the business of molding owners and their dogs into becoming great companions.  This requires leadership on your part.  Changing behaviors in dogs is usually fairly easy:  mark, reward, correct and repeat with good timing.  However, behavior changes we teach you or we directly bring about do not last if you do not understand the process and fully accept your responsibility to be the leader.  

 

Teaching you how to teach your dog to be obedient is the foundation upon which we bring a dog to change.  Our entire system depends on you assuming the leadership role in our absence.  Do you really want a companion dog that is observant of your needs and is obedient to your wish?  Are you willing to become the leader? If so, we invite you to peruse our menu of services.

 Phase 1  Basic Obedience

 

                       Cost ..........$2,000

 

Your dog stays with us for three weeks and you attend three lessons and two follow-ups.  You will learn the importance of consistency and good timing while becoming adept at marking, rewarding and correcting your dog.  Commands we teach them are Sit, Here, Heel, Down, Whoa, Free, No, Off and Climb commands under moderate distance, duration and distractions while refraining from minor uncivil behaviors.  You will notice a distinct difference in the way your dog attends to you.  It will have greater eye contact and a calmness as it draws near to you.

 Phase 2  Advanced Obedience

 

        Cost ..........$2,200 (inc. e-collar)

Your dog stays with us three weeks and you attend three lessons and two follow-ups off-site. 

Continuing with a balanced approach, your dog will learn to respond flawlessly with increased levels of distance, distraction and duration.  This is your "Wow Dog' that only a great companion dog can become.  Uncivil behaviors will be a thing of the past as you and your companion train together reinforcing learned commands.

The advanced trained dog is an extension of your persona no matter where you go.  Trips to the office, retailer, or busy public park will become second nature.  Companion dogs at this level often times mean more time in the outdoors because there is no fear of another dog or animal spiriting it away.    

Do It Yourself Training

                 Cost..................$1,125

We meet at our facility three times a week for three weeks to teach you how to train your companion to our Phase 1  Basic Obedience level.  From day one you will learn how to effectively use good timing, markers, rewards and corrections to propel your dog forward.  Students keep a daily log of their work and are audited on every visit by their instructor. 

Puppy Training

     Cost......$1,125 (+$1/mile, one way)

The best time to train a K9 is between 6-18 weeks of age.  Pups this age are like little sponges following their Mom's every step.  Unfortunately it is not safe for the pup to be exposed to other K9's at this age because they are not typically fully vaccinated until they are three and a half months old, so we offer this training only in your home where we take precautions not to bring in outside illnesses. 

We will teach you to teach your puppy to be Potty Trained, Heel, Sit, Whoa, Down, Recall, Crate, Climb, Off and Free, Wait at a threshold and Leave It.  We meet in your home three times per week for three weeks and you are required to keep a daily training log which we provide.

Private Consultations

                     Cost..........$125/hr.

If we think there is a good chance an issue you are having with your dog can be resolved in a one hour session, we will recommend this route.  Our facility only.       

Learning Pods

          Cost..............$550/12 weeks

 

Our version of group classes, witness others train their K9's while receiving expert instruction for the level you and your dog are.  That's right!  Whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced dog owner, join this eclectic group once a week learning from and imparting your knowledge on others.