Adopting a dog is a life time commitment and training is an essential ingredient to a strong healthy relationship between you and your furry friend. Learning proper communication and how to read canine body language is a valuable investment of your time and energy.
We prefer to start with reward based methods as it produces more permanent results and a happier dog eager to work for you, however, any other tools or methods will be used at our discretion if necessary for the dogs' success.
All Alpha Love programs include $5 off future boarding per night and lifetime phone and email support.
We are also pleased to offer a complimentary matchmaking service for anyone looking to add a dog to their pack. We are committed to placing dogs in the right home to reduce shelter surrenders.
Build a stronger bond with your dog through weekly structured pack walks through the scenic trails at Pole Green Park. Watch your dog's leash manners improve with each walk!
Class starts with a 40 minute pack walk on the nature trail and ends with 20 minutes of training/relaxation.
We offer guidance on adjusting unwanted leash behaviors and can provide space for your dog to ensure a successful experience.
Our basic obedience program is perfect for puppies or dogs with no prior training. The skills covered include:
Our intermediate obedience program builds on skills learned during our basic training. The skills covered include:
Our advanced obedience program is perfect for dogs that need a challenge! The skills covered include:
Scared of his shadow? Barking and lunging on leash? Fighting with other dogs? Biting people? Whining all day and night? We can help all dogs regardless of breed or bite history! Behavior modification lessons are custom tailored to you and your dog's needs.
We start with a two hour consultation held in your home so I can evaluate the dog(s) and living situation. We will discuss the behaviors you have witnessed, the dogs history as you know it and your ultimate goals to determine how much time and commitment may be necessary for success. After our discussion I will then give you an idea of what is causing the issues and start working right away on changing unwanted behaviors.
Follow up sessions are scheduled as needed depending on the severity of the case. Phone and email support is provided at no extra charge. We highly encourage video updates of your dog's progress!
It's best if everyone in the household and any other parties that handle the dog regularly can attend the consultation and any future lessons, this will help your dog receive consistant messages and provide as much support as possible.
The skills covered include:
The skills covered include Week One plus:
The skills covered include Week One and Two plus:
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