Dog Training Services
Each dog learns at his own pace and you must not ever rush it! There are no guarantees and the end result is up to you.
Effort + Time = Success
I recommend a phone consultation first to briefly discuss your needs.
All dogs need to be up to date on vaccinations and healthy, prior to training.
I offer “Life Skills for Dogs, Leadership for Owners” group summer classes at Lively Park. Our next set of classes start August 13th, are 7 weeks long and from 5:30-6:30 pm or 7-8 pm. The cost is $140. Go to the contact page and send me a message to sign up.
Board & Train Programs
We offer 7, 14 and 21 day Board & Train programs for dogs that need to learn skills for life. This is for dogs that either need to learn a foundation of basic skills, fine tune them and/or need to learn social skills in a controlled environment. All dogs will have a mandatory evaluation prior to entering our programs.
Boot Camp Board & Train Programs ~
- 7 Days ~ $750 Puppy Boot Camp ~ Learning manners and social time geared for puppies 4-6 months of age
- 7 Days ~ $700 Refresher Course ~ For previous dogs that have been through the Foundations Course.
- 14 Days ~ $1400 Basic Foundations Course
- 21 Days ~ $2400 Reactive Dog Course including Foundations Course
I give your dog a good foundation in manners, impulse control, giving them an “off switch”, being respectful of people and other dogs. There will be 2 individual training sessions (these vary in time length depending on individual dog’s needs and age) and one social/ group session per day. Depending on the individual dog’s needs and what they can socially handle, they will be allowed social time and/or worked around my balanced pack. We will go on field trips in the community to work on self control.
All dogs will be required to have their Distemper, Bordetella and Rabies vaccines up to date and provide proof. Each dog will be free of external parasites and provide proof of flea preventative.
**This fee includes an evaluation at the beginning of the Board & Train program and a training session(s) for owners. These training sessions vary depending on length of dog’s training program. The first initial session we will show you all that your dog has learned and what your job will be, as their leader. In order to have ongoing success you will need to continue their boot camp training once they return home. I offer regular updates during your dog’s visit that include pictures and videos of their progress, posted on Facebook or via email.
Weekly Pack Walks
I offer 2 different pack walks in Springfield. Wednesday night pack walks are from 6-7 p.m. and Saturday morning pack walks are from 10-11:30 a.m., both taking place at Dorris Ranch in Springfield. We meet at the beginning of the bike path by the bathrooms. We walk a total of 2 miles and stop at the halfway point for training exercises. During our walk I incorporate training opportunities to challenge our dogs and help you as their handler learn life skills. All dogs remain on leash and are at varying levels of training. No on leash dog introductions are recommended.
There is a $5 charge that goes towards the care of my foster dogs. Hope to see you there!