Day Training is by appointment drop-off training, combining play (including playtime with other dogs if dog-friendly) and lessons throughout the day. Packages are for 8 weeks, one time per week, for a full day or half-day, and are purchased in advance. Day Training is great for crazy-busy puppy owners! Good training during those first few months with your pup can lead to a lifelong good relationship.
We start with a pre-screening visit to discuss your goals and meet your dog. Your pre-screening visit will allow us to learn about you, your family, and what you envision for your dog and we will determine at that time if Day Training is suitable for your dog. Please note, we accept a limited number of dogs into this program to be sure each dog gets plenty of individualized attention, so there may be a waiting list to get started. We then determine a start date and schedule your training days!
Your dog…your goals! As trainers, we like to see all dogs have basic manners; not jump up, walk on a loose leash, come when called, and pay attention when asked. As a pet owner, it might be vital for your dog to learn how to chill out or settle down in your office or other spaces. Or perhaps he needs to learn to take direction from someone other than you.
Included with your package are short transfer sessions where we go over with you what we have been teaching your pup, to maintain the needed consistency in training at home. Simply schedule a transfer session for your pick-up time.
Dogs with aggressive behavior toward people are not accepted into our day training program.
Program pricing per 8-week session:
- Full day: $240 Drop off: 8:30 am – 9:30 am; Pick up: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
- Half day: $176 Drop off: 8:30 am – 9:30 am; Pick up: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Or Drop off: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm; Pick up: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
When you come to K9 Manners & More with your dog for one-on-one training, we can focus on the problems most important to you! A few of the problems we solve for dog owners every day include:
- House training & crate training
- Puppy mouthing & biting
- Jumping on visitors
- Door issues: bolting, rushing the door, etc.
- Basic obedience like sit, down, come, stay, etc.
- Socialization (for dogs that are not aggressive and have not bitten)
- Pulling on leash
- Not coming when called
- Barking at other dogs or people
We also do private lessons for agility coaching, conformation handling, and competition obedience training.
Private lessons are by appointment only. Appointments are for Monday through Friday, before 5:00 pm.
Group classes are not appropriate for some dogs, especially if they show aggressive behavior towards people or other dogs, or if they show guarding of food or toys. Dogs do not outgrow problem behaviors, and bad behavior does not just disappear. If your dog has behavior problems, a behavior consultation is the first step toward changing that behavior problem. Some issues we see include:
- Aggression toward people
- Aggression toward dogs or other animals; fighting/injuring
- Anxiety issues
- Protective of food, toys, space, people (resource guarding)
Please note, if upon review of your behavioral history form, we believe you would be better served by a veterinarian behaviorist, we will refer you. There are some things that we may refer you to your regular veterinarian for clearance prior to beginning behavior modification training.
**If you are concerned about the Canine Influenza Virus or do not feel comfortable taking your dog out in public, we offer virtual consultations as well. Please call us for rates and to schedule a virtual appointment.