Q: What is better for my dog - group or private training?
A: Group training gives your dog the opportunity to learn and practice new skills in a small class setting, while private training addresses your individual needs and concerns with programs designed specifically for you. Many of our customers choose to do a combination of both group and private lessons. If you are unsure where to start we are more then happy to help you choose the best program for your goals and budget.
Q: How old does my puppy need to be to get started?
Q: Do you offer advanced obedience training?
A: We can take you and your dog as far as you want to go. In fact it is our passion to help you achieve success even at the most advanced levels. For advance level obedience exercises and training we provide private training programs.
Q: I have never attended a training class, and have no training experience. Is this right for me?
A: Don't worry if this is all new to you. We welcome both new and experienced dog owners at all levels. We provide a fun non-competitive environment where everyone can enjoy learning and training.
Q: My dog already knows the basics, but I am looking for something fun we can do together. Can you help?
Q: Do I need to provide any documents before using your services?
A: We require proof of all age-appropriate vaccines including a copy of your dog's rabies certificate. If you have any questions about required vaccinations please get in touch. Vaccine records can be mailed, emailed, or dropped off in person.
A: No need to put off training! Our positive methods can be used with even the youngest of pups. As long as your puppy has all of their age appropriate vaccines we can get you started in a training program right away!
Q: I recently adopted an older dog. Is it too late to begin training?
A: Of course not! Old dogs can learn new tricks too! Whether your older dog needs better manners and obedience, or just needs more enrichment, training will be a great activity for them!
Q: My dog is blind/deaf/special needs, can I still train?
A: Yes! We have experience working with both blind and deaf dogs and have creative solutions for providing them with an enriching training experience, and helping them live a normal, happy and healthy life.
Q: What type of training do you do?
A: We focus on training for companion dogs and provide training in both group, private and workshop settings. Our programs address the real life needs of today's pets along with canine enrichment needs. A few examples of things we can help you with include: obedience, puppy training, leash training, house training, pet manners, behavioral concerns, heelwork, distraction work and proofing, tricks and other activities, and enrichment.
Q: Do you use clickers?
A: We utilize different types of markers in training these include things like marker words, clickers, sounds, and gestures. A marker is used to tell an animal exactly what they did to earn a reward. For more about clicker training check out the article Getting Started With Clicker Training.
Q: I am not sure my dog is trainable, can you help?
A: We have helped dogs with all different types of issues and from all backgrounds, and we want to help your dog too! Don't worry if your dog is a "wild child," that is what we are here for!