TRAINING

Dog (and owner) Training

Why is training a good investment?

Proper training is key to a happy and safe relationship with your dog, setting the foundation to ensure your dog stays physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Your dog is a member of the family and you want your relationship to be mutually enjoyable.


Dog training based on positive reinforcement helps pet parents understand how dogs think, learn and communicate. In turn, you will understand how to encourage and reward appropriate and well-mannered dog behaviors for all situations. This builds and nurtures the bond between you and your dog.


Families have the best relationships with their dogs if they help their dog understand their role in the household. The most efficient and effective way to do this is with formal training. Dogs feel safest, most confident and are well-behaved knowing their pet parents are making the decisions and setting boundaries.


As you work with your trainer and your dog, your dog will learn to repeat the behaviors that you reinforce. It is important that every family member has agreed on which behaviors are acceptable and preferred, how to consistently reinforce these behaviors and what to do in case a less favorable behavior is observed.


Training time can be playtime. Talk, laugh and have fun while your dog learns “sit,” “down” and other basic behaviors. Be exuberant with plenty of praise, so they know they got it right!

7 week Basic Obedience Class

Begins: Call for more info.
Classes are every Thursday at 6:30pm

7 week Basic Obedience Class150.00 USD
Your receipt will be emailed after payment to your email address.

Basic Obedience

Classes

$150

In Studio

$30/hr*

Private

$75

Resident

$1200

Advanced Obedience

Classes

$175

In Studio

$30/hr*

Private

$75

Resident

$1200

Behavior Modification

In Studio

$30/hr*

Private

$90

Resident

$1500

After completing the 7 week Training Class feel free to drop-in on any scheduled class for a refresher…….$20

Advanced Urban Obedience

On location

$75

Puppy Imprinting

In Studio

$375

(5 days/wk for 2 weeks)

Resident

$600

*Dayplay charges apply

The Pack Canine Studio –

7 week Basic Obedience Class

****Reward only correct behavior. Be consistent.****

Topic

Orientation:

  • Meet and greet all participants (including the 4-legged ones)
  • Class overview
  • Equipment and safety review
  • Review of commands
  • Discussion of training techniques
  • Behavior problems
  • Understanding of how dogs learn and the role of the family, the trainer and the dog for the best outcome
  • Importance of the right training equipment

Work-at-Home

Assignment:

  • Get your dog used to wearing the training collar and being on a leash. Practice at least 10 mins per day.
  • Work on recall as they are learning their name.

Topic

Commands: 

  • WATCH, SIT, RECALL
  • Introduction to basic commands and working with your dog.

Work-at-Home

Assignment:

  • Work on commands covered in class. Training sessions should be kept to 10-15 mins and positive.
  • Train everyday
  • If your dog enjoys the training session, you may be able to work in more than one per day.

Topic

Practice: 

  • Commands from prior week
  • Commands -HEEL

Work-at-Home

Assignment:

  • Practice learned commands and new topics covered in class.
  • Develop your own heeling patterns.
  • Continue to train everyday.
  • Keep training happy and do not over-train.

Topic

Practice: 

  • Commands from prior weeks
  • Heeling using more complicated heeling patterns which include left and right turns and auto-sits
  • Commands – DOWN, DOWN-STAY

Work-at-Home

Assignment:

  • Practice learned commands and new topics covered in class.
  • Continue to train everyday.
  • Keep training happy and do not over-train.

Topic

Bring your long line

Practice: 

  • Commands from prior weeks
  • Commands – STAY, LONG-LINE RECALL

Work-at-Home

Assignment:

  • Practice everything learned. Fine a partner to help with the long line recalls.
  • Continue to train everyday but alternate topics to avoid overtraining and burnout.
  • Keep training happy and fun.

Topic

Bring your long line

Review: 

  • All commands learned
  • Handouts: Feedback form

Work-at-Home

Assignment:

  • Practice everything learned.
  • Continue to train everyday but alternate topics to avoid overtraining and burnout.
  • Keep training happy and fun.

Topic

Graduation: 

  • Test all commands learned.
  • Discuss advanced programs.
  • Receive diploma

Work-at-Home

Assignment:

  • Continue your training!!
  • Have patience, it can take a dog six weeks to learn a new skill.
  • Enjoy watching your dog learn and grow and become a happy, well-behaved member of your your family.
  • Drop in any future class for a refresher for only $20.

7 week Basic Obedience Class

Begins: Call for more info.
Classes are every Thursday at 6:30pm
(excluding Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks).

7 week Basic Obedience Class150.00 USD
Your receipt will be emailed after payment to your email address.