Adult Dog Training

All of the class descriptions below are just a starting point for your training experience. We will tailor the class to meet your needs and training goals in concert with our positive training philosophy.

Basic Training 1 Class:
A basic obedience class for all dogs over 5 months of age.
With a focus on helping the pet parent build a positive relationship with their dog.

Items to be covered:

  • Human / Dog communication including body language

  • Socialization of dogs to adults, kids and other dogs

  • Basic cues: sit, down, wait, relax, come, leave it, drop it and give

  • Walking: on loose leash and off leash

  • Basic tricks

  • Health and nutrition

  • Dealing with unwanted behaviors

Length: 7 Sessions

Printed Materials Included:

  • Directions for each behavior

  • Daily Training instructions

 

Phone and e-mail support includes:

  • Unlimited phone support for the life of your dog

  • Unlimited e-mail support for the life of your dog

Cost: $320 for Primary service area         

          $380 for Secondary service area         

          $300 for Extended service area plus $0.20 per mile
Extra Dog: $35

Online Basic Training 1 Class:
A basic obedience class for dogs over 5 months of age.
With a focus on helping the pet parent build a positive relationship with their dog.


Items to be covered:

  • Human / Dog communication including body language

  • Socialization of dogs to adults, kids and other dogs

  • Basic cues: sit, down, wait, relax, come, leave it, drop it and give

  • Walking: on loose leash and off leash

  • Basic tricks

  • Health and nutrition

  • Potty Training

  • Dealing with unwanted behaviors and puppy biting

Length: 5 Sessions

Required Technology:

  • Internet access with video capability

  • e-mail address

  • Video recording and sending capability

PDF Materials Included:

  • Directions for each behavior

  • Daily Training instructions

Phone and e-mail support includes:

  • Unlimited phone support for the life of your dog

  • Unlimited e-mail support for the life of your dog

Cost: $250
Extra Dog: $35

Basic Training for Newly Adopted Dogs

Volunteer Dog Training recognizes that adopting a rescue dog is a unique experience with its’ own set of joys and challenges. We want to help adopters through those moments with positive, science based training methods.

We have created a private, in home, Basic Training course that takes into account the Rule of 3: 3 days to relax, 3 weeks to learn the routine, 3 months to feel at home. We address these stages via first focusing on the relationship between he dog and its new family, followed by learning basic cues, and capped off with learning how to feel comfortable out in the world. Because the class is 1 on 1 we have the ability to address each dog’s specific needs, thus creating a truly custom experience for the dog and adopter.

Items to be covered:

  • Human / Dog communication including body language

  • Socialization of dogs to adults, kids and other dogs

  • Basic cues: sit, down, wait, relax, come, leave it, drop it and give

  • Walking: on loose leash and off leash

  • Basic tricks

  • Health and nutrition

  • Dealing with unwanted behaviors

Length: 7 Sessions

Printed Materials Included:

  • Directions for each behavior

  • Daily Training instructions

 

Phone and e-mail support includes:

  • Unlimited phone support for the life of your dog

  • Unlimited e-mail support for the life of your dog

Cost: $320 for Primary service area         

          $380 for Secondary service area         

          $300 for Extended service area plus $0.20 per mile
Extra Dog: $35


Basic Training 2 Class:
A basic obedience class for dogs who know some cues like sit and down, but need help making them happen every time at home and in public.

Items to be covered:

  • Human / Dog communication including body language

  • Socialization of dogs to adults, kids and other dogs

  • Basic cues: sit, down, wait, relax, come, leave it, drop it and give

  • Basic cues out in public

  • Walking: on loose leash and off leash

  • Basic tricks

  • Health and nutrition

  • Dealing with unwanted behaviors

Length: 7 Sessions

Printed Materials Included:

  • Directions for each behavior

  • Daily Training instructions

 

Phone and e-mail support includes:

  • Unlimited phone support for the life of your dog

  • Unlimited e-mail support for the life of your dog

 

Cost: $320 for Primary service area         

          $380 for Secondary service area         

          $300 for Extended service area plus $0.20 per mile
Extra Dog: $35

 

Basic Training 2 Reactive Dog
This class is designed for dogs who know the basic cues, but are not reliable when in the presence of other dogs, other animals and or people. You and your dog will learn how to build strong cue reliability and new behaviors to help your dog become more reliable when in the presence of dogs, animals and or people. The training includes using Engage/Disengage as well positive conditioned emotional response training. Many reactive dogs also benefit from Muzzle Training, which can be added to this class.
   
The Engage - Disengage
A training game for dogs who are reactive to triggers such as people, other dogs, sounds, or objects. The goal is to decrease their anxiety by making positive associations and then provide them with a new behavior that is safe and appropriate.

Muzzle Training
The goal for muzzle training is for your dog to enjoy wearing a muzzle outside, in the home, or at the vet. Your dog should exhibit happy body language when he sees and wears the muzzle. In technical terms, we call this a positive conditioned emotional response (+CER).
For more information on muzzle training please visit the Muzzle Up Project website

 

Items to be covered:

  • Human / Dog communication including body language

  • Socialization of dogs to adults, kids and other dogs

  • Basic cues: sit, down, wait, relax, come, leave it, drop it and give

  • Basic cues out in public

  • Walking: on loose leash and off leash

  • Basic tricks

  • Health and nutrition

  • Dealing with unwanted behaviors

Length: 7 Sessions

Printed Materials Included:

  • Directions for each behavior

  • Daily Training instructions

 

Phone and e-mail support includes:

  • Unlimited phone support for the life of your dog

  • Unlimited e-mail support for the life of your dog

 

Cost: $320 for Primary service area         

          $380 for Secondary service area         

          $300 for Extended service area plus $0.20 per mile
Extra Dog: $35

 

 

Intermediate Training
A class designed to build your dog’s ability to behave in any situation. Taking the skills learned in Puppy or Basic Class and making them more permanent while your dog is distracted and at a distance.

Items to be covered:

  • Wait with distance, duration and distraction in the sit and down position

  • Loose leash walking with distraction

  • Walking at a heel with distraction

  • Come when called with distance and distraction

  • Meeting people and dogs in the real world

  • Advanced tricks

Prerequisite: Puppy Training, Basic Training 1 or 2 or Evaluation by instructor
Length: 7 Sessions


Printed Materials Included:

  • Directions for each behavior

  • Daily Training instructions

 

Phone and e-mail support includes:

  • Unlimited phone support for the life of your dog

  • Unlimited e-mail support for the life of your dog

Cost: $320 for Primary service area         

          $380 for Secondary service area         

          $300 for Extended service area plus $0.20 per mile

 

Extra Dog: $35


 

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