How do I know you are the right dog trainers for me?
The best way to find out is to schedule a phone consult with us!
We are an open book and love talking with dog owners to help them decide on the best training journey for their dog, even if it’s not us!
We know trusting someone with your dog can be a very personal process and we feel lucky to have worked with over a thousand dogs in the last 7+ years. We appreciate you considering working with us and look forward to helping you with your dog training needs.
What is your style/approach to dog training?
Our training is always kind to the dog & human while focusing on creating reliable behavior and communication that makes life easier for both owner and dog.
Rewards are used to increase the likelihood of desired behaviors being repeated. Rewards may include food but are more often affection, play and access to something desired (sniffing a tree, taking a walk, snuggling on the couch).
Management is used to prevent undesirable behavior while learning better behaviors and creating reliable communication through training. Examples of management include the leash, crate, and limiting access.
We don’t use physical punishment… ever.
Which program should I choose?
Great question and the answer is it depends!
The best way to decide is to schedule a 20-minute phone consultation with our head trainer, Michael. He loves chatting with dog owners and will give you an honest answer about what’s right for you given your dog’s behavior and your availability. You can schedule a consult right online.
Private lessons are usually recommended for the owners/family who really want to be involved in the training process and have the time to train with their dog daily.
Board and train is great for busy families or professionals that travel. Our trainers do the heavy lifting for you with daily training for 2-3 weeks and then you can spend less time training when the dog comes home.
Either option requires the owner to spend at least 15-30 minutes each day training their dog.
Can I purchase just one dog training lesson?
The short answer is no and here’s why: We want you and your dog to succeed!
You can’t eat one healthy meal or go to the gym once and create lasting change. And we can’t possibly teach you all you need to know in just 1 hour.
Years ago we decided to enroll each of our clients in our complete dog training programs and their happiness and success rates went through the roof!
Training your dog is a commitment for their lifetime, not a one-time event. We are there for you every step of the way with our programs that are built around not only lessons for you and the dog but welcoming you into our community of awesome dog owners and building lasting relationships where we are available to help even years later!
How does scheduling and payment work?
Once we’ve agreed on a program, we will select the dates for your program based on our mutual availability. Lessons are scheduled once per week (no more than 2 weeks should pass between appointments). We do require 48-hour notice to reschedule appointments.
A deposit (varies by program) is required to officially reserve your time on our calendar. The balance of your program is due on the morning of your first appointment or drop off for board & train.
We are happy to create a payment plan on an individual basis and for a small processing fee. Payments will be spread over no more than 4 months and will be automatically charged to your credit or debit card.
If you need a longer payment plan, Paypal offers 6 months, 0% financing. Just ask us for a Paypal invoice!