Training Programs

Fun, Effective Dog Training

At the end of the day we all want a dog we can enjoy and live happily with. Imagine a dog who doesn’t run out of open doors, sits politely to greet guests and will relax beside you.

Worried you don’t have time to train? Our programs consist of practical exercises you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. We will work with you to make sure your dog has the skills necessary to be a good fit in your home. You benefit from small class sizes and lots of personal attention during your private training sessions.

Each program includes awesome bonuses for you, like our “open training” sessions – where you can conveniently drop in to practice your new skills. Did your dog make a friend in class? Schedule time to train together and include a play session. We all remember how much fun recess was when we were in school.

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Schedule your free 20 minute consultation, we’ll help you pick the program that’s right for you!

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Puppy Start Right

ThorWe cover all the puppy essentials, for example teaching your puppy where to go to the bathroom (house-training), basic manners like sit and come when called, that it’s not okay to bite human hands, which objects to chew, how to settle down, to be okay with being alone, to be comfortable being handled, and to be relaxed and friendly to new people and dogs (socialization).

This class gives puppy a solid foundation of manners and socialization—and it gives you the information and techniques you need to raise a well-behaved, easygoing dog.

Training Includes:

  • 3 Private Lessons at our facility
  • One – 4 Week Class

* Puppy must between 8 – 16 weeks to start and have two rounds of vaccinations

Call (315) 341-8763 to find out if Puppy Start Right is the best fit for you and your dog.

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Puppy Start Right “Plus”

DaphneWe recognize the importance of a solid foundation and we understand that training does not end after only one six week course, especially for puppies. Since the majority of our past puppy kindergarten students stayed on for another six week class we added the Puppy Start Right “Plus” program. This program includes all the features of the Puppy Start Right program plus an extra 6 week class. We are with you when your puppy turns the corner into adolescence.

Training Includes:

  • 3 Private Lessons at our facility
  • Two – 4 Week Classes

* Puppy must between 8 – 16 weeks to start and have two rounds of vaccinations

Call (315) 341-8763 to find out if Puppy Start Right “Plus” is the best fit for you and your dog.

 

 

The Homesteader

CarterWouldn’t it be nice to have your dog greet guests with a polite sit when they entered your home? How about eliminating the worry of living with a dog who rushes out the door at every opportunity? A few basic skills is all you need to reduce worry and keep your dog safe.

This program is for the family dog who typically spends the majority of its time comfortably at home and only occasionally ventures beyond your property with you. If you’re the type of person who wants “just the facts” (the essentials) this is the program for you.

Training includes:

  • 4 Private Lessons at our facility

Skills:

  • Polite Greetings
  • Drop it
  • Wait

Bonuses included:

  • 3 Thirty minute Indoor “Open Training” sessions at our facility*
  • Training Log (tips for you and a place to write your notes and questions)
  • 2 months of email Q&A support

Call (315) 341-8763 to find out if The Homesteader is the best fit for you and your dog.

The Weekender

RiverDo you find yourself competing for your dogs attention when your dog experiences new sights, sounds and smells in an unfamiliar environment? Frustrating isn’t it?! We recognize how challenging it can be when you venture beyond your home with your dog. With just a few additional skills, hotel stays, visiting with friends, or traveling for the holidays can be an enjoyable experience again.

In this program we focus on behaviors sure to bring accolades from friends and relatives about your dog’s behavior.

When invitations include your dog, everyone wins!

Training includes:

  • 4 Private Lessons at our facility
  • 2 About Town Field Trips
  • 1 Four Week Impulse Control Class so that your dog listens around distractions

Skills:

  • Polite Greetings
  • Drop It
  • Wait
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Place (with or without crate)

Bonuses included:

  • 6 Thirty Minute Indoor “Open Training” sessions at our facility*
  • Training Log (tips for you and a place to write your notes and questions)
  • 3 months of Phone & Email Q&A Support

Call (315) 341-8763 to find out if The Weekender is the best fit for you and your dog.

The Busy Hound

Mocha and CarterDoes hiking with your dog turn into a game of “hide & seek”? Is walking on leash embarrassing because your dog thinks he’s competing in the Iditarod minus the other dogs and sled? We understand the frustration and worry that goes hand and hand with a dog who does not come when called and/or pulls on leash. We take your training to an entirely different level with this program, teaching skills beyond the basics for families with an active lifestyle.

This program is perfect for the family who wants the absolute best training experience. Confidently venture beyond your home with your dog!

Training includes:

  • 6 Private lessons at our facility
  • 3 Four Week Topic Classes (come to classes at your convenience about the specific topics that would benefit you most!)
  • 2 About town field trips

Skills:

  • Polite Greetings
  • Drop It
  • Wait
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Place (with or without crate)
  • Recall (Come)
  • Loose Leash Walking

Bonuses included:

  • 10 Thirty minute indoor “open” training sessions at our facility*
  • Training Log (tips for you and a place to write your notes and questions)
  • Lifetime Phone & Email Q&A Support
  • 4 Thirty minute “Rent a Yard” Sessions (use of the outdoor training area)

* Open Training Time: Conveniently drop in and practice in our indoor training facility, so that you have a place to practice that’s climate controlled!

Call (315) 341-8763 to find out if The Busy Hound is the best fit for you and your dog.