Sometimes removing a dog from its current environment, circumstances, and relationship dynamics is the best thing we can do to have a fresh start and a better chance of achieving balance and a calm state of mind.
Dog Boot Camp is our board and train program designed for busy families who would like an obedient and well mannered dog but do not have the time to do the initial training. We will do all the training work, the major forklift so to say, and then teach you how to maintain it. This is an intense and comprehensive immersion program. Your dog will come live with us and will be put into a highly structured and regulated environment. Our goals is to deconstruct him and slowly put him back together with a new calm state of mind, better habits and much improved decision making. Thru the language of obedience, we will teach him what is allowed and, more importantly, what is not allowed. We will teach him how we would like him to behave. We will drill our expectations and we will hold him accountable to those expectations and more.
Dog Boot Camp is not easy and will challenge you and your dog to live and perform beyond your expectations. To be successful, Dog Boot Camp needs buy-in from owners. Your dog will never change unless you expect that change, work for that change, demand that change and hold him accountable when expectations are not met. Ultimately, you are your dog’s most powerful motivator and driver. Your dog will never improve unless you put the time and effort to make that change possible. We can help with a head start but the real work start when you take him home!
We currently offer 3/6 weeks Dog Boot Camp programs. Dog/Human aggressive dogs require at least five weeks of boot camp. Dog aggression is defined by us as the intentional desire or attempt to do harm to a person or animal. If your dog has bitten and done harm to a person or animal, we consider that aggression. If your dog lunges at another dog, particularly when walking on leash, we consider that reactivity. Reactive dogs often get on scuffles but rarely bite and very rarely do harm. Reactive dogs are not dangerous to people or animals. If consider you dog dangerous to people or animals, it is prudent to consider him aggressive until proven otherwise.
Dog Boot Camp comes with 2 1-day follow-up sessions where we go over the training and coach you on how to maintain obedience and encourage good manners. The first follow-up session is conducted on the day your dog goes home. The second follow-up session is conducted a week after you take your dog home. After completion of training, your are entitled to a weekly in-house or Skype Visit for the first year to help you maintain the dogs obedience and good manners. Thereafter, you are entitled to a weekly Skype Visit for the lifetime of the dog. In addition, participant are entitled to a yearly 1 week refresher course at $500 for the lifetime of the dog.
Dog Boot Camp covers the following:
- Prong Collar Fitting & Conditioning
- Polite Loose Leash Walking
- Waiting at Thresholds
- Focusing on Handler
- Leash Reactivity
- State of Mind
- Waiting for Food
- “Heel” command
- “Place” command
- “Sit” command
- “Come” command
- “Crate” command
- “Leave it” command
- “Down” command
- e-collar Fitting, Conditioning & Training
Dog Boot Camp addresses behavioral issues such as:
- Leash Reactivity
- Dog Reactivity
- Leash Pulling
- Running Away
- Counter Surfing
- Jumping Up
- Critter Chasing
- Dog Aggression
- Human Aggression
- Resource Guarding
Dog Boot Camp is priced as follows:
- 3-weeks Dog Boot Camp For non dog/human aggressive dogs costs $1,000 (each additional week costs $300). Program is not designed for dogs with severe behavioral issues but for families looking for a strong foundation in obedience and manners.
- 6-weeks Dog Boot Camp For dog/human aggressive dogs costs $6,000 (each additional week costs $1000). Our most comprehensive program designed for dogs with server behavioral issues in need of behavior modification and rehabilitation.
Fee includes a $500 non-refundable deposit. Fee must be paid in full prior to services being rendered. Cancellation requires a 30-day cancellation notice by owner prior to the beginning of first training session. Otherwise, no refund will be issued.
Owners are responsible for dropping off and picking up their dogs.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.