Is your dog telling you it's time for training? If not, just wait a little bit.
When it comes to dog training our Day School provides a fast track to optimal results, all without being away from your dog overnight.
Dogs can be enrolled in our dog training programs either through our day school or board & train option. Our day school option is designed for dogs to be dropped off for training in the morning and picked up at the end of the day. Our preferred drop off is 9:30 am and pick up at 4:30 pm. We regularly arrange for owners to drop off as early as 6:30 am and pick up as late as 8:00 pm. What is preferred by us is not nearly as important as what's convenient to you.
Once you've decided on day school choose which training program you want to enroll your dog in at our Dog Training Programs page.
Combining Day School with Board & Train
We have owners who occasionally can not make it back in time to pick up before 8:00 pm or can not drop off by 6:30 am. We are happy to have your dog stay with us at the training center overnight as board & train then resume day school as soon as your schedule allows it. There is no additional charge for day school dogs doing board & train.
Combining Day School with Home Care
We also offer home care as an option for owners who can not make it back to pick up their dogs before 8:00 pm, or drop off before 6:30 am. There is an additional charge of $50 a day for home care.
Why Day School over Dog Training Classes?
The benefits to day school are the same as board & train; it's less work to have a professional dog trainer train your dog start to finish. If you take a closer look into the nature of dog training, there are far greater reasons to enroll your dog in our day school than stand alone dog training classes.
Continual Change in Order to Adapt to Your Dog
As trainers we begin each session with a plan which includes exercises we plan on teaching or refining, and the approaches we plan to use to do so. Those plans typically change over and over and over again throughout each session. We are providing the dog with information, he or she reacts to that information and we in turn, react to their feedback. It's almost like an ongoing dance back and forth until we reach our desired outcome. We do so in a way that is perfect for this specific dog, on this specific day and in this specific training session. This continues throughout the training process.
No Change: One Approach Every Session for a Week
Let's contrast that with our dog training classes. Our classes have always involved owners bringing their dogs in for us to train in front of them. We would typically do two, 15 minute sessions with a short break in between. We would then have to choose one approach to training that the owner would use every training session for the next 7 days. We would then demonstrate that approach to the owner. Then have the owner handle their dog in front of us. We would then coach their handling to insure they are able to do their "homework" with their dog as instructed.
Imagine, one approach that is suppose to be used several times a day by their owner everyday for a week. Contrast that with the approach often changing 4, 5 even 6 times a session, every session throughout the day. Then we continue taking this approach day after day until training is completed.
Time Consuming and Limited in Results
We are not saying dog training classes don't work. They do, but they are limited. The process is time consuming for the owner. The approach does not support a dog thriving, and seldom achieves impeccable manners, complete off-leash control or resolve behavioral issues. For this reason we have stopped offering dog training classes as a stand alone approach. Our classes are to teach owner's how to handle their dog we've already trained.