Hours of Operation
- Office Hours: 9am to 5pm. Please be prepared to leave a voice message and the best time to call you back.
- Board and Train: Drop-off and pick up: 7am – 7pm
- Day School Puppies (up to 6 hours): Drop-off and pick up between: 7am – 2:00 pm.
If you can’t pick up your puppy by 2pm other arrangements can be made.
Why do dogs need training?
We want them to listen to us and they want and need to bond with us. Training is the vehicle for that.
What training methodology do you use and why?
I am a positive reinforcement trainer. That means I reward the behaviors I like and ignore the behaviors I do not like. I use a combination of treats, praise, and life rewards to reward your dog’s good behavior. Sometimes I will remove a dog or myself from access to something they find rewarding if I need to send a stronger message. Dogs learn when they are motivated and trust us. That is why I don’t use physical punishment. It doesn’t help and can break the bond between the owner, trainer and dog.
Why do you require an initial consultation before starting training?
This is important for several reasons. Your dog, purebred or mix, has certain qualities inherent to their personality that makes them “tick”. By understanding your dog’s personality we can use their natural behavior to develop a training plan you and they will love. At this meeting we will also discuss your lifestyle, your goals and what is most important for your puppy to learn at this stage in their life.
Do you board dogs without a training package?
No. All dogs coming here need training. Let’s see how I can help you!