If you are the proud owner of a new pup less than eighteen weeks old, we recommend our Puppy Program. By enrolling in this program, you will have a "puppy coach" to help and support you during the first few weeks of pet ownership, an important learning time for both you and your pup. The fee for this program is $100 and includes phone consultations and one private introductory basic obedience class here at the kennel. The phone consultations will be a time for you to describe the situations you are encountering with your pet and Jim will help you to problem-solve and create effective strategies. He can advise you on a variety of issues such as feeding routines, housebreaking and crate training. You'll also learn how to deal with puppy behaviors like jumping up and nipping before they become a problem. Jim will also coach you as you gently introduce lead-breaking and some basic obedience commands. You are encouraged to call any time you need advice on a particular puppy issue.
If you choose to enroll in our Board and Train Program, the $100.00 Puppy Program fee will be applied directly to your training cost.
The key to successful obedience training is your commitment and willingness to spend time every day working and playing with your dog.