Pawsitively Motivating Dog Training

Motivating dogs and their people to have fun learning together!



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Motivating dogs and their people to have fun learning together!

Services
Group Classes
All group classes are held seasonally (late spring through fall) at Nesbitt Park in Kingston unless otherwise noted.
All group classes are 6 weeks in length and $150 unless otherwise noted.
Please see below for our discounts!

Aren't sure which class is best for you?
Contact our trainer to arrange an evaluation!



Manners and Obedience Classes


Puppy Manners/ AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
For puppies 8 weeks to 5 months of age

This class is part of the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program and is designed to help you and your puppy get off on the right paw!


In this class you will learn about proper socialization, exercise, nutrition and grooming, as well as the most common puppy issues: bite inhibition, potty and crate training, nipping/teething, destructive chewing, and jumping up.

We also cover basic obedience manners including: focus, sit, down, stay, leave it, drop it, come, and loose leash walking.



Basic Obedience
For dogs 6 months of age and older

This class is designed for dogs who have never taken an obedience course, or just need a refresher.

We cover basic obedience behaviors including: focus, sit, down, stay, leave it, drop it, come, loose leash walking, and door manners.

We also cover basic grooming and nutrition, and focus on continued socialization.


Advanced Obedience I
Prerequisite of Puppy Manners or Basic Obedience

Once your dog has learned the basics, it is time to begin to challenge them and prepare them to perform no matter where you are.

In this course, we work on adding distance, distractions, and duration to the basic behaviors learned in Puppy and Basic Obedience. We also introduce basic targeting, place and heel and begin to prepare them for their Canine Good Citizen Test.


Advanced Obedience II
Prerequisite of Advance Obedience I

Now that your dog knows what's expected of them, and has the ability to perform with various distractions, we continue to challenge them with new behaviors and even more advanced techniques.

We focus on group stays, rally behaviors, left and right finish,  and heel work.


Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dog Preparation
Prerequisite of Advanced Obedience I or Instructor Approval
In this course, we work towards preparing your dog to pass their Canine Good Citizen and/or Therapy Dog tests with flying colors! We run mock tests in a variety of environments with various distractions and focus on problem solving any issues your dog may have with elements of either test.

The real Canine Good Citizen test is included on the last day of class, as well as information on the next Therapy Test for interested dogs.



Specialty Classes

Tricks for Clicks!
Prerequisite of Puppy Manners or Basic Obedience
Have more fun training! This class is all about teaching fun and challenging tricks. Everything from skateboarding and rolling over to playing dead and learning to army crawl, the tricks we teach change every time we teach this class because we teach what YOU want to learn!


Nosework Games
 No prerequisite!
Nosework is a relatively new sport that involves hunting and finding scents. This class is designed to help develop your dog's natural ability to find scents using their love for toys, food, and exercise, all combined with their natural desire to hunt! This class is a great way to build your dog's confidence, burn mental and physical energy, and have fun at the same time. Whether you plan on competing in the sport, or just want to do it for fun, this is a great outlet for any dog. Since dogs work individually, reactive dogs are welcome in this class. There is no prerequisite to start as this is a "no obedience necessary" sport, so any dog can join! This is an open enrollment class, meaning you can start at any time!


Barn Hunt

No prerequisite!
Barn Hunt is a new sport that is all about your dog's nose and instincts! In Barn Hunt, your dog searches for a rat, safely enclosed in an aerated PVC tube. In the class, we teach your dog to tap into their instincts, learn how to discern between empty tubes, tubes with used shavings, and the tube with the rat. Dogs of all sizes are welcome! There is no prerequisite to start and this class is also open enrollment, so you can start at any time! Learn more about Barn Hunt at: http://barnhunt.com/




Just for Fun!


Fun Walks! - meets weekly - Free
Prerequisite - must be a current or past student or receive instructor approval

This is a free and fun way to socialize and walk your dog each week with our trainer and her dog, Sophie! We will meet weekly at Kirby Park (weather permitting) and walk our dogs along the loop around the park. For young puppies and dogs that cannot walk much, we will do a short walk, then socialize on the grass. This is a great way to get your dog out and around various people and noises.



Private In-Home Training
We offer private in-home training to residents of the Wyoming Valley.
Mileage applies to locations beyond 5 miles from our trainer's home.

Other packages also available upon request.
Please contact us to discuss which Private Training option is best for you.

 

In-home Behavior Consultation - $100
In-home behavior consultations are ideal for dogs with serious behavior issues, or who have a bite history. Our trainer spends 1-1.5 hours in your home taking a full history, evaluates your dog, and creates a personalized training plan.


1-hour training session - $75

This is a great option for people who need help working with a particular behavior. We can help you with anything from house training issues and door etiquette to separation anxiety.


Package of four 1-hour training sessions  - $250
This option is perfect if you have a behavior issue that needs more work than a single session, or cannot make our group training classes. We can help you with fearful or reactive dogs that cannot handle the group classes, or cover the traditional material in your home setting for families with busy schedules.


Day Training - 2 week minimum - $350
Day Training is ideal for people with busy schedules that don't have the time they need to work with their dogs on a consistent basis. Our trainer comes to your home 2 times a week while you are at work, or at home as an observer. This enables your dog to receive skilled instruction on a consistent basis. Once a week, the trainer meets with you to show you what your dog has learned, and teach you the cues your dog now knows.


Pre-Adoption Counseling - $150
If you are considering buying a puppy or adopting a dog, we can help! This series of counseling sessions are designed to help you choose the best breed (or mix) for your family, find quality breeders or rescue organizations, and prepare for the arrival for your new furry friend! These sessions include assessing your lifestyle, researching and interviewing breeders and rescues, meeting and assessing potential dogs, and information and guidance on nutrition, chew toys, collars and leashes, as well as a discount on future training sessions with us!




Discounts
Only one percentage discount may be applied per class.


Pre-Adoption Counseling Discount - 10%
Applies to those who have gone through our Pre-Adoption Counseling sessions.

Multi-Dog Discount - 10%
Applies to group classes for multiple dogs from the same family.

Adoption Discount - 10%
Applies to group classes for dogs adopted or rescued from reputable organizations with proper paperwork.
Applies to first class only.

Referral Program - $10 per referral
Would you like to sign up for class, but can't quite afford it? Would you like to get a discount on purchasing a class as a gift? Whether or not you have trained with us in the past, you can benefit from our referral program! For every person you refer to us that signs up for a group training class, or 4 or more private sessions, you earn $10 off of our services! You can add up as many referrals as you want!

Returning Student Discount - $20
This discount allows students who have attended at least two group classes (or are transferring from private training into groups) $20 off of all future group classes!

Collar Buyback Program
We do not use chains, prongs, or shock collars in our training program, but we will buy them back from you in exchange for discounts on our services!

Chains: $5  

Prongs (Metal and Plastic): $10 

Anti-Bark Collars: $15

Shock Collars: $25

Invisible Fences: $50



Dog Walking Services
All walks include feeding, watering, and administering of medicine.
Mileage is charged for locations beyond 5 miles from our training studio.


Traditional Walks - $25/hour
In our Traditional Walks, we will walk your dog in your neighborhood or surrounding areas. Walks are scheduled for a minimum of one hour which can be a full hour walk, or split as a half hour walk, and half hour play session. Each extra dog in the household is an additional $5.


Training Walks - $50/hour

In our Training Walks, we will take the time to teach your dog how to properly walk on leash within your neighborhood or surrounding area. We also include sitting when handler stops walking and sitting at curbs.
These walks are limited to one dog at a time unless other arrangements are made with the trainer.


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