Lodge and Learn
You know that your dog would benefit from training but not sure where to start? Schedule an evaluation today!
Training evaluations take place at our facility, After gathering some background information about your dog in an initial phone call and hearing your training goals and discussing fees, we will set up a date. You may be asked to complete a questionnaire as well. In some cases, we will ask that you drop the dog off with us. Other times, we'll want the owner(s) to be a part of the evaluation. During the visit we get to know your dog and their behavior so we can let you know what training path is the right one for you!
Our private sessions can take place at our facility, your home or out and about. We can help you with any training goals you have, from basic behaviors such as sit, stay, and a solid recall to advanced off-leash work, dog sports, and test prep for therapy work or Canine Good Citizen.
We also offer training for any problem behaviors you are experiencing with your dog. We can train great leash manners, treat aggression towards dogs or humans, show your dog how to greet people politely without jumping up and much more. Drop-off training is also available to boost your dog's training progress when you are short on time. You bring them to our facility and they get to spend some quality time with our trainers.
Our in-residence Lodge and Learn program is the ideal program to kick-start your new dog’s behavior to become a well- behaved family member with manners you can be proud of! It is also a great program to transform your dog's behavior from average to awesome!
The training curriculum focuses on basic behaviors such as sit, stay, come, but will also address any problem behaviors your dog is exhibiting such as jumping on guests or pulling on the leash. In our initial consult we talk in detail about your training goals and get to know you and your dog. The training program can be completely tailored to your dog and encompass any behaviors you wish.
Our Lodge and Learn program includes the following:
The length of our program is flexible and we can make recommendations depending on your training goals. We will usually recommend a stay of three weeks to train our full basic obedience curriculum which includes behaviors such as sit, down, touch, targeting, go to bed, drop it, leave it, come, leash walking, find it, door and visitor manners.
It is our responsibility to improve your dog’s manners and train new behaviors, but it is important that pet parents understand their responsibility for maintaining good behavior at home by following our training guidelines and benevolent leadership techniques. This is why your education in canine behavior and training is so important to us.
Our training programs are all positive reinforcement based. Our training focuses on rewarding your dogs for good behavior, motivating them to want to cooperate with you and building a great relationship between you and your dog. There is no better way to create and strengthen a relationship with an animal than through training! Using rewards however does not mean that our dogs get to do whatever they want. They still need rules to live by and we teach you how to set boundaries and communicate these rules to your dog so you are respected as their benevolent leader.
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