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Boot camp is concentrated leash work within an atmosphere much like your home. The added features are many other recruits, daycare dogs, boarders, many human guests and ten personal dogs. We find that this combination of environment, love, and social atmosphere results in successful boot camp graduations time and again.
Success in dog training is a relaxed and positive arrangement of time, tools and technique. Not all dogs need the same thing. Depending on the age of the dog and the previous dog experience of the owner and the origin of the dog, education fluctuates. What doesn’t vary here is the respect, trust, expectations and focus from trainer to dog.
Please remember the following: dogs do not come with a built-in book of instructions. Some might know more than others but like us, they and we need the basics of lessons, time to practice, room to make errors and an intrinsic value system established.
We have high expectations of our students but not until we give them something that challenges them, thus: basic training will be step one for every student. Contact us to enroll your dog.
TOOLS- We give you simple, easy to learn tools that will help you build a great relationship with your dog. : A cloth training collar and a six-foot leash will be used. Exceptions: small dogs with trachea problems (harness) and strong-minded egos will be matched with a pinch color until focus is established.
TECHNIQUE- We teach you the proper techniques to ensure long-lasting domestic peace in the house. Basic commands that your dog will learn will be executed in a timely and pleasant manner without coercion or force. Focus is the first step to learning. Since we very rarely use bait, hand signals and voice will be the way to get a spacey dog to understand. All dogs will live with their leash and collar on while they are here, no matter the length of training because it acts as a tutor while you are disconnected from them. Having your dog wear a leash for a while at home is a great tool to help you get a handle on your dog. There is no question that when you tell your dog to do something, there will be compliance without yelling or chasing.
TIME- We teach you to incorporate training into your day-to-day routine. each day we start out with a group activity so the nights’ cobwebs go away. Dogs can climb on sturdy equipment, dig in the huge clean sandbox, watch the array of big birds in the pond o just stretch and meditate. The for the rest of the day, activities vary: one-on one training 2 to 3 times a day, small group social play, down-stay time while humans eat, free play with same-sized friends, walks in the woods, and a try at the pond. The nights are quieter times. We require dogs to in-house play appropriately since everyone lives in our house. Without kennels, the dogs are always in a home environment just like their own, so they will learn to be calm and cooperative.
Some of the results of the program are responsibility, trust, cognitive development, and building self-esteem. The program you choose for your dog will reflect advancements made per day.
CADET 1 WEEK COURSE- During this one- week course we will cover hearty leash work; housebreaking; placement “down, stay”; working on a leash in distractions; off; understand excessive barking is impolite; people personal space etiquette. enroll now-->
CORPORAL 10 DAY PROGRAM (BEST VALUE!)Ten days at boot camp will net absolute results in CALM! These ten days are for the average good dog that needs to focus, socilaize around people and other dogs, and calm speed when on the leash with good basic obedience. enroll now-->
PRIVATE 2 WEEK COURSE-This week is about a reality check. Working with the foundation we built in week one, we move on to working with the Public, and Courtesy-based training enroll now-->
SERGEANT 3 WEEK COURSE- This is a results-based orientation. After 2 weeks, a dog six months or older is capable of consistency so distance and time are increased. Off-leash training can become a real goal at this point. Working a dog on a 15’ line will force the dog to make his own decisions about his actions. With only slight aid from the trainer, the dog should be taking his own initiative to do all that is asked. enroll now-->
4 WEEK COURSE- During this fourth week of boot camp we see
what looks like pride, self-esteem, courage, head held high, and enjoyment.
These are the humanizing emotions a dog has after all the schooling. Though
dogs do not know of these words, by the bounce in his step one would think
it would be possible. Very dependable and predictable patterns-on cue
and accommodating to your every body movement. enroll