Puppy Class age 8-15 weeks
This class will cover an introduction to markers/clicker, basic manners, house breaking, crate training, biting/teething, and barking, and how to avoid creating a nervous dog. This class will also teach you, the owner, proper leash management so that you and/or your puppy do not get tangled up in the leash. Puppy classes can be done privately or as a group depending on how many puppies we have in training.
Tools for Class
Collar – flat or martingale
Treat Pouch – with treats
Clicker – optional
10 week Private Lessons
These classes will cover the importance of structured obedience. We meet once a week for 10 weeks. Lessons are between 45 minutes and 1 hour long. The length of the lesson depends on your dog. We teach one command per lesson and that command becomes your homework for the week. After 4 lessons your dog will know heel, sit, stay, down, and a recall all on leash. Once your dog is able to perform these commands on leash we introduce a remote training collar. At the end of the 10 week program your dog will be completely remote collar trained and will know heel, sit, down, stay, recall, and place all under heavy distractions. We train for real life so we like to have our lessons in the parks. If you would prefer we also do in-home lessons where we come to your house and train your dog.
Tools for Class
Training collar - we will help you size your dog correctly and show you proper placement of the collar.
A positive attitude
3 week In Kennel Training
This program is for our clients who do not have the time, or are physically disabled, and cannot do the 10 week program. This program requires you to drop your dog off with me for 3 weeks. In the middle of your dog’s training I will send you a progress video. At that time we will set up a date and time for your exit lesson. An exit lesson is about 1.5 – 2 hours. During this time you learn how to work with your dog and the proper way to use a remote training collar. During the 3 weeks your dog learns heel, sit, down, stay, recall, and place all under heavy distractions. We train for real life so we will have your dog training in public with us.
Remarkable results! Frieda was afraid of her own shadow and because of this training we can go out in public without either one of us having a complete melt down. Frieda is definitely a more confident and calm dog � now that she has had this training. I recommend this company to anyone looking for a dog � trainer.
Thanks so much Melissa and Jackuye! Indy just graduated last week and we had him at an event at a marina all weekend. He was so good with all the people (and other dogs) around and several people told us he was the most well-behaved dog they've ever seen. So happy that we did the training.
Beyond professional. I can't say enough good things. Truly. After going through many different store trainings this is by far the best you can do for your dog and yourself. Melissa is so knowledgeable and understanding. Melissa helps you as the owner to understand the dog with the training which is great because then you and your dog end up a great team!!!!!! I would highly recommend to ANYONE with a dog to use.
This is the only trainer to hire. Fabulous is an understatement. My 7 month old puppy is a star thanks to Melissa and Jacquye. If you want to be a happy dog owner this is the only place for you and your dog! Thank you coaches we are grateful!
Words cannot describe how happy our dog has been since his training with melissa and Jackie......he is such a good boy now thank you so much
Just the greatest dog/people trainer ever!! Pippa � Melissa
We are so pleased with the progress that Aspen has made. Melissa is very knowledgeable,patient and competent! You will be happier with your dog and your dog will be happier with you
Melissa is amazing! We rescued a 4 yr old cocker spaniel who was in great need of manners. Her ability to be direct, consistent and honest about the family commitment required was what made our training a success! We graduate next week with a completely changed dog. We feel so blessed that we found her. I’ve had many hard headed cockers over the years. By far this little guy is our STAR.....thanks to Melissa!!!!