This option works great if you have time to be engaged in the process or if you are a do it yourself kinda person. Results may vary with this as it does require you to be able to complete weekly homework. One on one lessons that can be bought in a package or individually.
By far our most popular option! We train your pup for you. But don't worry... they won't forget you because we keep you updated via text or social media at your request. If your worried about the training not sticking when they come home, included in every package is private lessons at our Farm location or In-Home to ensure a soft hand-off that allows us to work with you and your pup until you learned as much as your they did.
Is your dog training furlife? Ours is! This is a first of its kind program that focuses on a whole approach to training rather than just obedience behaviors. The key to this program is that its not based on a timeframe model of education but rather behavior based markers and progression. It's been our experience that dogs all don't learn on the same curve, or puppies have significant regression after they hit adolescence or maturity which is normal and why this program addresses those short comings.
Did you know we are the First and only nationally recognized and ADA Compliant Service Dog Trainer in the Area. A start to finish program and fully insured dog.
Looking to do more with your dog? Competitive Obedience, Dog Sports and a higher degree of precision. If you don't know what Dogsports are. Come Check it out Sundays at 1pm.
We are Certified, bonded and the First and only Multi-organizational, National Dog Sport Training Club in the Area.
We offer Boarding to clients who are already part of our Working Pup Family.
The Cost is $30 per night. Unless you are on a Furlife package. The cost for Fur-Life Clients is $15 per night and includes maintenance training. Our Boarding is done at home, and someone is onsite. You are welcome to call or message to set it up. We offer to drop off/ Pick up services for $15 per trip, or you are welcome to make the beautiful drive to see the farm located 30 mins from downtown Louisville at our 14-acre farm.
Question: "What methods do you use to train my dog?"
Answer: it depends on the behavior, the motivation level of the dog, your relationship and the temperament of the dog. Everything we do will be appropriate to the dog we see in front of us. Whether its using food rewards for shaping and luring a puppy or establishing boundaries for a overzealous adolescent dog.
Question: "Where will my dog be kept for boarding and Training?"
Answer: We open our home and farm up to a select number of dogs in program, we have full downstairs dedicated to dogs, an extra bedroom where we keep "High maintenance dogs" we also have the kennel building where our personal Canines or Working Canines are kept. Someone is always at home or nearby, we live on site and of course we have Air and Heating. We also have 5 yards available for the dogs to run and play.
Question: "What is the daily Schedule look like for my dog?"
Answer: Everything we do is structured, daily we feed, let out, clean crates, kennels and bedding. Your pups schedule will be similar to at home except we are more structured and we use our crate/kennel as a tool for training. We add in behavior training throughout the day and typically it follows a potty break or before or after feeding. They get free periods of run time in the yard early morning or in the evening after our training day is finished.
Question: "What will my dog Learn?
Answer: It depends on the program but, Basic Obedience , Structure and Routine and any problematic behaviors are addressed. We cover Sit, Down, Stay, Leash walking and Place command. Most everything we teach is covered when we get to the instructional portion of the training once the Boarding and Training Period is finished. I typically won't cover behaviors or talk about specifies until we start lessons. I do this for two reasons, its white noise because you wont be able to visualize it until i show you and two i don't want you trying to do something I haven't taught you to do.
Question: "What do I need to bring? How do I set up to start program?"
Answer: Vaccines must be up to date per you and your vet. You'll bring enough food for the duration of stay. Any medications will have to be in approved or labeled bottles. Flea and Tick Preventative is required and unless you have a very over sized dog you just need to bring the dog otherwise bring a crate or kennel.
You can schedule your Drop off on the webpage under schedule a lesson tab Drop off appointment, if you require pick up at your Home its a charge of $15 and we ask you tip our driver. For your pickup you need to schedule a onsite private lesson on the day the dog is to go home and again if you need us to drop the dog off its $15. and it needs put on the schedule. Your Private lessons will be added by yourself after we complete the Boarding and Training Portion.
Question: "My Dog is acting the same, did they learn anything?"
Answer: Go homes are brief unless we are dealing problems and typically I ask you to schedule your first lesson one full week after the dog goes home. To give time for acclimation and normalization. During this time you are to note what is good or has improved. we will also recommend equipment for use or what you'll need to start lessons. We will then address the instructional portion of the training and start working with you to make the behaviors in-home and show you what your pup learned. I tell folks trust the process, and don't worry about behaviors during the time the dog is home to take a break or reset. Getting them on a good routine and schedule is the focus. Eating and drinking, and using the bathroom normally, and letting them be a dog. Being consistent and not letting them have run of the house is all im looking for.
Didn't see something that fits your training goal? Our broad range of skills will help you achieve it! Just let us know what your thinking and we can create a plan and a price that works just for you!