NOVICE BOARD AND TRAIN PROGRAM: Have on-leash control wherever you go!
Dogs entering into the Novice Board and Train Program are just that, a beginner at understanding what we expect. This program is designed to allow you to have basic control of your dog, where ever you go.
During your dog’s stay we will lay a solid foundation of obedience on your dog that will last a life-time. Upon graduation of the Novice Board & Train Program your dog’s path will be paved for many more possibilities. Those possibilities include, but are not limited to; a well behaved companion that you can take anywhere (where allowed), off-leash reliability, therapy dog training, and much more.
Behaviors to be taught:
INTERMEDIATE BOARD AND TRAIN PROGRAM: Simple control at the push of a button!
Our Most Popular Program!!!
(On-leash; Introduction to Electronic Collar)
The Intermediate Board and Train Program is perfect for those who are just embarking on their training journey. Dogs enrolling into the Intermediate Board and Train Program do NOT need to be reliable on-leash prior to enrollment.
During your dog’s stay we will enhance your dog’s on-leash understanding of their cues with the assistance of an electronic collar. Electronic collar conditioning is great for those who are rearing and ready to better their relationship with their pet. We understand that the skill set needed to continue consistent training at home can be challenging, just like acquiring any new skill. The assistance of an electronic collar will resolve timing and power disparity issues associated with reinforcement of newly trained behaviors. In turn, giving you, and your best friend, a clear line of communication.
Behaviors to be taught:
ADVANCED BOARD AND TRAIN PROGRAM: Take Training to the Next Level with Total Off-Leash Reliability!
Prerequisite: Reliable on-leash obedience
The Advanced Board and Train Program is a great finale to your dog’s Beginner or Intermediate level of obedience training! Dogs entering into the Advanced Board and Train Program have a solid foundation of obedience on-leash.
While your dog engages in the Advanced Board and Train Program, we generalize their understanding of verbal cues without the help of a leash. Gaining this freedom will allow you to control your dog in a variety of scenarios. This includes situations like, such as a spontaneous bolt out the front door, hiking at Old Man’s Cave, enjoying off leash time at one of the local parks around Columbus.
Private lessons can be done in singles, packages of three (3), or in packages of five (5) at a discounted rate per lesson. Single dog training lessons are appropriate for those who are experiencing “that one issue”. If you or your dog are new to training we do NOT recommend “just doing the minimum” of one lesson. This is simply because we can not cover all of your dog’s behavioral issues in one setting – training takes time and patience. There will never be a dog training program out there that will serve as an “instant fix.”
Our in home private lessons allows for an ALL PURPOSE K-9 LLC trainer to come to your home and train where your dog lives. Engaging you and your dog in your home, allows us to witness the problems you are having, first hand. We will go over why your dog is performing these behaviors and how to change the perception of your dog- allowing you to get the results you are looking for. Many times, pet owners are encouraging ill-behavior and do not know it. Once we have covered the “whys”, we will serve you with practical solutions to effectively communicate what you want from your canine companion.
We will not only educate you on your dog’s behavior, but we will also go over the appropriate tools to utilize so that your dog successfully achieves reliability. Proper education with any dog training tool or method is vital for training to be successful. We will go over how to safely utilize your dog training tools, and how to appropriately apply them to create a clear line of communication.
All too often, people are “scared” away from certain dog training methods or tools due to misunderstanding and the lack of education. We will make sure that we answer any and all of your questions regarding the best way(s) to communicate with your dog. Like a good pair of shoes, your dog’s training collar needs to fit appropriately and comfortably. We will cover proper fit, safe usage, and much more.
Our number one concern is safety. With safety comes utilizing tools that will be safe and effective for dog and handler. Not every dog is the same and neither is every handler. What works for one dog and owner pair, may not work for the next. We will tailor a dog training routine and recommend the tools that we feel, from a professional standpoint, would best benefit you and your dog.
While our lessons are typically an hour in length, we do ask that you make time for at least an hour and a half. We understand that dog training brings many questions. With that we want to ensure that you do not feel rushed, and have time to ask any and all questions you may have.
PUPPY IMPRINTING PROGRAM: Keeping Your New Puppy Safe While Learning The Basics.
For new puppy owners, the biggest questions always start at home. Our exclusive in-home Puppy Imprinting Program consists of (3) one hour private lessons, in your home. Many individuals opt to have their first lesson before their new puppy arrives home. We highly recommend anyone, especially those brand new to puppy ownership, set up their first lesson before their puppy arrives. The benefit of having a lesson prior to your pup coming home allows for us to educate you on the do’s and don’ts of puppy ownership. This will set you up for a successful transition, when you bring your puppy home.
The material listed below, and more, will be covered:
– House Breaking
– Crate Training
– Nuisance Barking
– “Puppy Proofing” your home
– Imprinting with positive reinforcement