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Many dog owners struggle with their dogs behavior not knowing they don’t have to. We believe creating a healthier relationship for you to share with your dog is crucial. Dog training gives you the opportunity to build that relationship and create clearer communication with your dog. We are here to inform you on: how we can eliminate problem behaviors, setting your dog up for success, normal canine behavior, and how you might be unintentionally enforcing unwanted behaviors.  Our programs help to teach your dog a foundation of behavioral skills and implement a language for you to share.
 
 
  • Do you wish to have your dog off leash with a reliable recall?
  • Are you looking to be able to do MORE with your dog?
  • Do you wish your dog would actually listen the first time you ask it to do something?
  • Do you struggle with undesirable behaviors such as: Pulling on leash, mouthing, chewing, jumping up, hyperactivity?
  • Do you struggle with more intense behaviors such as: Reactivity on leash towards people or other dogs, anxiety issues, fear of people/dogs/everyday life?
 
We are here to tell you no matter the issues or goals you are looking to achieve with your dog, it is possible and we are here to help. Don’t wait another day to have the dog of your dreams!

Board & Train

The board and train program is typically a 3 week program where your dog is introduced to a 24/7 professional home environment. This is the best way to lay a solid foundation of obedience and structure that will extend a happier and healthier life for you and your dog.Your dog will learn the following commands:

  • “Heel” (walk politely next to/ slightly behind you.)

  • “Place” (Lay calmly and quietly)

  • “Come” (to you Short/Long distance)

  • “Down/Stay (lay down until asked to move)

  • “Sit/Stay” (at doorways before existing and stopping at your side on walks)

At this time we will also address minor behavioral issues such as jumping, pulling on leash, barking, nipping, mouthing etc.

This program is designed to benefit those who have limited time to attend private sessions and put in the necessary repetitions to lay a solid foundation. This program gives you and your dog a new start to build clearer communication.

As your trainer, I am able to provide a working structure with your dog daily.  Ultimately we are creating a more balanced dog, one who can make better decisions at home and more importantly look to you for guidance.

These commands we teach are non-negotiable for your dog.  Your dog is expected to comply. The relationship between you and your dog should be a partnership which creates more reliability and freedom for you and your dog.  

Time to reintroduce you to your dog!

Pre- Go Home Session and What will be discussed.

  • Introduction to the commands you will use to communicate with your dog

  • Expectations for when your dog in returned to your home

  • Understanding communication tools and how to use them

  • Understanding the process and measuring the progress your dog has made

  • Question and Answer with client

Final Go Home Session:

  • Session typically last 1-2 hours (not limited to)

  • Hands on working with your dog and the tools provided

  • How and when to use the tools

  • How to continue training at home

Training needs to be reinforced throughout the life of your dog. This is your new lifestyle to a happy, healthy and balanced partnership between you and your dog. Now let’s start the fun!

Private Sessions

This program can start as early as 8 weeks of age to help you get on the right path for a balanced lifestyle with your companion. Dog training is not magic it takes work, consistency and repetition.

Having your dog on a protocol while we teach desirable behaviors will help lesson/extinguish undesirable behaviors such as chewing, house soiling, mouthing and more.

We are here to teach proper training techniques for the following commands: 

  • “Heel” (walk politely next to/ slightly behind you.)

  • “Place” (Lay calmly and quietly)

  • “Come” (to you Short/Long distance)

  • “Down/Stay (lay down until asked to move)

  • “Sit/Stay” (at doorways before existing and stopping at your side on walks)

We will also address crate manners, leashing pulling, threshold manners, nipping and more.

This program is not designed for any dogs with behavioral issues. Please refer to our board & train program.

 

Structured Boarding

This program is for our graduates only.

Dogs thrive on structure, boundaries and play but also being in a comfortable setting. Your dog will benefit from staying in a friendly and safe environment.  

We are not a mass kennel operations, this service is directly from within our home alongside our family and pets. This program is like mimicking a board and train where you dog will still maintain all the obedience it was taught while having outdoor fun, exercise along with quiet relaxation too. 

We thrive to make the dog feel like this is home away from home!

Pet Requirements

Board & Train

Prior to your dog starting this program they must be up to date on the following:

• Rabies Vaccines 

•DH2PP/DHP

•Fecal Test (must be negative and tested within 6 months of scheduled training program) 

•Heartworm Test (must be negative within the year) 

•Bordetella

Recommend 

•Leptospirosis 

•Canine Influenza 

Please keep in mind this is for the safety of your dog and our personal dogs. Your dog may go swimming in rivers, hiking in the woods, and play with other dogs within and outside of our program who may or may not also have the recommended vaccines. 

Private Lessons

Prior to your dog starting this program they must be up to date on the following:

•Rabies Vaccine 

•DH2PP/DHP

•Fecal Test (must be negative) 

Structured Boarding

Prior to your dogs reservation they must be up to date on the following:

• Rabies Vaccines 

•DH2PP/DHP

•Fecal Test (must be negative and tested within 6 months of scheduled training program) 

•Heartworm Test (must be negative within the year) 

•Bordetella

Recommend 

•Leptospirosis 

•Canine Influenza 

Please keep in mind this is for the safety of your dog and our personal dogs. Your dog may go swimming in rivers, hiking in the woods, and play with other dogs within and outside of our program who may or may not also have the recommended vaccines.

Spaces are limited and subject to approval

Sam’s K9 Training does not operate as a typical boarding kennel; spaces are limited and subject to approval.  Depending on severity of behavioral issue, additional weeks may be needed. This may be determined either at initial consultation or early on in the program. Additional cost may apply.