Training

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Why Board and Train?

Our Board and Train programs are designed, to get the most out of the training process. One-on-one sessions and group classes have a purpose but are primarily for training the owner, not the dog. These sessions usually run an hour or so, and then you are required to work on the skills taught in class, while at home. If you run into trouble, there is no one to ask or give you guidance. That can be very frustrating.

Our Board and Train program takes that pressure off of you and your dog. Dogs learn better, during more frequent, short sessions. Instead of a single, one hour session, your dog does multiple sessions, throughout the day, every day. During the training process, videos and written material are sent you, as well as photos and videos, of your dog’s training. Our goal is to empower you, to be a leader, in your dog’s life.

At the end of the program, we do a one-hour private session at our facility, to train you, the owner. If the program you choose goes two weeks or more, we do two of these private sessions. Even after these sessions, our relationship isn’t over. We are always available for questions and trouble shooting problems. We also use social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube, to be a source of continuing education. Helpful tips and videos are posted regularly.

Puppy Basics: $575.00

Do you want to get your puppy off to the right start? This program is for puppies 3-5 months old.

This is such an important developmental stage for puppies. The way the puppy learns and conquers life’s challenges, is largely determined, by the things it experiences, during this time.

Your pup will be submerged into a week of learning. This program covers:

  • Focus Drills – The pup will learn to focus on you.
  • Confidence Building – A confident pup is a trainable pup. Building confidence also prevents a fearful dog. Fear can lead to aggressive behavior down the road.
  • Climbing
  • Working for Meals
  • Kennel Training
  • Leash Skills – Learning communication through the leash.
  • Beginning Obedience – Sit, Down, and Place (Stay)
  • Door Manners
  • No Biting
  • No Jumping

At the end of the program, we do a one on one session, with you and your pup. We will cover everything that was learned during your pup’s stay with us. This session also covers, how to continue working with your pup, when you get home.

This program will set up you and your dog, for success!

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One Week Base Line Board and Train: $675.00

This program is perfect for dogs that do not have serious behavior or aggression issues, which would require longer stays. In our one week program, we offer structure, guidance, and obedience, in a very engaging environment. We will focus on the time consuming repetitions that are required, in the initial foundation work, most dog owners do not have the time to do.

In this program, your dog will learn the training basics, under light, to moderate distractions.

  • Focus on Handler – We teach your pup to focus on you, not on everything around it.
  • Walk on a Leash – – We teach your pup to walk slightly behind you, on your left side.
  • Sit with Duration
  • Down
  • Place with Duration – Place means, stay in a defined area until released.
  • Basic Recall Work
  • Threshold Manners – Your pup will be taught to not rush out doors, or go out before you.
  • No Jumping
  • Proper Greeting of People
  • Proper Greeting of Other Dogs
  • Kennel Manners
  • Food Manners

In addition to these skills, we also work on your dog’s state of mind. A calm dog makes a happy dog, a happy owner, and reduces stress in the home. We achieve this, through impulse control. Nearly every dog has a problem with impulse control. If something interests them, they go check it out. Whether it is food on the counter, a knock at the door, or the arm of your sofa; it has to be investigated, and usually acted upon. Teaching a dog to turn off, and ignore the need to investigate, will change the dynamics of your home and your relationship, with your dog.  

*Correction collar is not included in the price of training.

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Two Week (14 Day) Complete Board and Train: $1,550.00

This program is designed to take your dog’s obedience and behavior, to the next level. We first teach your dog communication and obedience, with a leash. The leash is a very important part of the training process. After the dog is leash trained, we use a low-level electronic communication, to communicate with your dog. If trained properly, your dog views the E-Collar, as an extension of the leash. It gives you more control of your dog, at a distance. It gives your dog more freedom, when outdoors.

The dog will learn the following:

  • Focus on Handler – We teach your pup to focus on you, not on everything around it.
  • Walking, calmly and properly on a leash, for long distances, ignoring distractions.
  • Sit with Duration
  • Down with Duration
  • Place Command for Long Durations – Place means, stay in a defined area until released.
  • Recall with Distractions
  • Interaction with Other Dogs – learning how to calmly interact with other dogs
  • Interaction with Humans
  • Threshold Manners – Your pup will be taught to not rush out doors, or go out before you.
  • No Jumping
  • Kennel Manners
  • Food Manners
  • Off-leash walk
  • Recall – Having your pup come to you, on command.
  • Impulse control – Teaching your pup not to react to outside distraction or stimulus.

In addition to these skills, we also work on your dog’s state of mind. A calm dog makes a happy dog, a happy owner, and reduces stress, in the home. We achieve this, through impulse control. Nearly every dog has a problem with impulse control. If something interests them, they go check it out. Whether it is food on the counter, a knock at the door, or the arm of your sofa; it has to be investigated, and usually acted upon. Teaching a dog to turn off, and ignore the need to investigate, will change the dynamics of your home and your relationship, with your dog.  

At the end of this program, your dog will be taken into the public, to be proofed, in real life situations. Some of the places we go to are Main Street in Downtown Memphis, Bass Pro at the Pyramid, and pet/feed stores.

This training package includes a 1-hour training session, at the end of their stay.  In this session, you will be taught how your pup learns, and how to continue the behaviors at home.  It also includes a one-hour refresher session at our facility, about two weeks after their stay. In this session, we will help you brush up, on your training protocols, and address any new behaviors the dog may exhibit, after returning home.  

*We will also address any other issues discussed prior to training.

*This program will take advantage of the technology available with an Elecrtronic collar, unless you request, in advance, that we do not use one. Please discuss the pros and cons of the E-Collar, before booking. E-Collar not included in the price of training.  An E-Collar Technologies collar can either be purchased from us for $169.00, or online. If you are purchasing online, please know, the brand matters.

*The two-week Board and Train program does not cover aggression or severe behavior issues.

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3 Week (21 Day) Advanced Board and Train: $2350.00

Do you want your pup to go further and do more? In our 21 day program, that’s exactly what we’ll do. In this program, your pup will learn the same skills, as with the one and two-week programs. In addition to those skills, your pup will learn to navigate this big, bad world. In the three week program, we use the final week to get your pup out on the town. The entire third week is spent training outside of the training center, in the real world. Over the years we have developed amazing relationships with different businesses throughout Memphis. These great folks allow us to bring and train pups inside, and outside of these places. If you have specific locations you would like us to train your pup in, let us know. We will do our best to use the exact location, or duplicate it as closely as possible.

The dog will learn the following:

  • Focus on Handler – We teach your pup to focus on you, not on everything around it.
  • Walking, calmly and properly on a leash, for long distances, ignoring distractions.
  • Sit with Duration
  • Down with Duration
  • Place Command for Long Durations – Place means, stay in a defined area, until released.
  • Recall with Distractions
  • Interaction with Other Dogs – learning how to calmly intreract with other dogs
  • Interaction with Humans
  • Threshold Manners – Your pup will be taught to not rush out doors, or go out before you.
  • No Jumping
  • Kennel Manners
  • Food Manners
  • Off leash walk
  • Recall – Having your pup come to you, on command.
  • Impulse control – Teaching your pup not to react to outside distraction or stimulus.
  • *Entering strange places calmly and confidently
  • *Staying calm, in a new environment
  • *Holding down, for long periods of time in a new, busy environment
  • *Navigating crowds confidently, looking to you for guidance
  • *Downing from a distance

*Proper dog socialization – your pup will be socialized with other dogs that are in the program. This socialization is done in a controlled environment, and only with dogs that have been proofed in a social environment.  

This program takes impulse control and focus, to an entirely different level. Teaching a dog to not give in to outside stressors, can be pretty difficult, even in a controlled environment. Teaching them to not give into these stressors, in a new and unknown environment, can be difficult for you, the owner. By spending the final week training in various public settings, largely takes the work and frustration out of it, for you.

This training package includes a 1-hour training session at our facility, at the end of their stay.  In this session, you will be taught how your pup learns, and how to continue the behaviors, at home. It also includes a one-hour refresher session, about two weeks after their stay. In this session, we will help you brush up, on your training protocols, and address any new behaviors the dog may exhibit, after returning home. This package also includes a session with you and your pup in a public setting. You can use this session as the second or third follow up, your choice.  

*We will also address any other issues discussed prior to training.

*This program will take advantage of the technology available with an Electronic collar, unless you request, in advance, that we do not use one. Please discuss the pros and cons of the E-Collar, before booking. E-Collar not included in the price of training.  An E-Collar Technologies collar can either be purchased from us for $169.00, or online. If you are purchasing online, please know, the brand matters.

*This three-week Board and Train program does not cover aggression or severe behavior issues.

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3 and 5 Week Behavior Modification Board and Train: $3,650.00 – $5,750.00 Respectively

This program is designed for dogs that have serious behavior problems; such as dog aggression, fear aggression, human aggression, fear issues, anxiety, separation anxiety, resource guarding, and biting.

The dog will learn the following:

  • Walking, calmly and properly on a leash, for long distances, ignoring distractions.
  • No pulling, scanning, barking, lunging, sniffing, or reacting, to other dogs and/or distractions.
  • Sit with Duration
  • Down with Duration
  • Place Command for Long Durations
  • Recall with Distractions
  • Interaction with Other Dogs
  • Interaction with Humans
  • Threshold (Door Manners)
  • No Jumping on People
  • Kennel Manners
  • Food Manners
  • Dog Aggression Issues – biting dogs, lunging at dogs, barking at dogs, improper greeting, and social skills.
  • Separation Anxiety
  • High Anxiety/Fear and other issues, due to this state of mind – biting, growling, attacking humans or dogs.
  • Human Aggression
  • Teaching the owner leadership skills with the dog.

It is very important that your pup is muzzle trained, before coming to training. After you book your training, we will send you a detailed how-to video. If you have any problems, we will be available for support and guidance.

Dog aggression is something we take seriously. Whether it be human aggression or dog on dog aggression, it’s serious. During training, we work first on your dog’s state of mind. We teach your pup communication and correction, through the leash. Dealing with aggression is not an overnight process. The foundation is laid during training, but what really changes the dog is what happens after the dog gets home. During our one on one sessions, we will give you protocols to put in place when the dog goes home.

Unlike the other programs, we will have a one on one session with you, and your pup, halfway through their program. During this session, we will begin to show you how to communicate with and handle your pup, on a leash. Midway through training, your pup will know the basics, and how to respond to the leash.

Please know, everyone in your household will need to be on board with the training and aftercare. Your life and household will largely revolve around the dog for several weeks, possibly months, after training. It is important, for the dog’s success, he/she follow the same protocols and structure used, in training.    

At the end of this program, your dog will be taken into the public, to be proofed, in real life situations. Some of the places we go to are Main Street in Downtown Memphis, Bass Pro at the Pyramid, and pet/feed stores. We have to know your pup is of sound mind, while around new stressors.

ONE-on-ONE sessions included:

The 3-week training package includes one, 1- hour, mid-training, one-on-one session, with the dog and owner, at our facility.  It also includes, a 1-hour, go-home session at the end of the dog’s stay. In addition, there is one additional 1-hour, one-on-one, refresher session, good for 6 months. In these sessions, we will help you brush up on your training protocols, as well as, address any new behaviors the dog may exhibit, after returning home.  

The 5-week training package includes two, 1-hour, mid-training, one-on-one sessions, with the dog and owner, at our facility; and a 1-hour, in-home session, at the end of the dog’s stay.  In addition, there is one, 1-hour, one-on-one refresher session, which is good for 6 months, after training. In this session, we will help you brush up on your training protocols, as well as, address any new behaviors the dog may exhibit, after returning home.   

*We will also address any other issues discussed prior to training.

*This program will take advantage of the technology available with an Electronic Collar. Please discuss the pros and cons of the E-Collar, before booking. E-Collar is not included in the price of training.  An E-Collar Technologies collar can either be purchased from us for $169.00, or online. If you are purchasing online, please know, the brand matters.

*It is important to know, the E-Collar will not be used on high levels, to correct aggressive behavior. Aggression cannot be remedied with immediate, high-level corrections. The dog has to be taught an alternative behavior. The dog also has to learn what the E-Collar means, before any correcting level stim can be used. Correcting on high levels with the E-Collar, or with any training tool, can cause the dog to become more agitated, increasing the drive, behind the aggressive behavior.

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One-on-One Sessions – Previous Clients: $85.00 at our Facility, $175.00 in Home - Single Sessions

During these sessions, we can address any problems you may have with your dog.

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One-on-One Intro to Leash and Prong, New Clients - 2 Sessions: $225.00 at our Facility, $325.00 in Home

With this program, your pup will learn the basics of leash pressure. You will learn how to use the leash, to communicate with your dog. We will walk you through exactly how your dog learns. By the end of the first session, your pup will be walking on the leash, without pulling.  

You will be given homework to do before the second session.

During the second session, we will introduce your dog to place, and teach you how to use place, to create a calm, relaxed state of mind. In addition, we will do more leash walking and leash handling techniques. The leash really is the secret weapon of training.

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One-on-One E-Collar Sessions – New Clients, 4 Sessions: $375.00 at our Facility – $475.00 in Home

Do you want the freedom of E-Collar for your pup, but don’t know how to start? This program will get you and your pup off to a great start.

Most of the frustration with the E-Collar revolves around getting the dog acclimated to it. The second thing that hold everyone back is, what levels do I use, and how do I know? We will solve both of those problems for you.

During these sessions you can expect your pup the learn:

  • E-Collar Heel
  • E-Collar Sit
  • E-Collar Place
  • E-Collar Down
  • Intro to E-Collar Recall

In addition, you will understand the difference between working and correction level, as well as, how to determine those levels yourself. If your pup has some basic training, this program can get you to the next level, pretty quickly. The E-Collar is a game changer!

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Stay and Train Sessions: $65.00 per day

If you and your pup have already been through one of our Board and Train programs, you are eligible for this program. It is a great way to brush up on your pup’s training.

Simply drop off your pup in the morning, and pick up the same evening. We will go over what your pup learned, during its previous stay, as well as new skills.

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Shadow Program: $1,250

Do you want to work your dog through an entire one week program?

Are you interested in dog training, and a possible career?

Are you a dog trainer and want to get better at training dogs, and developing your business?

We offer a shadow program that runs 5 days. You can either do them back to back or do one day a week, for five weeks.

During this program, you will work directly with Terry. He will meet you at your level, and teach you the ins and outs, of dog training. This a hands-on program. Not only will you train your dog, if you want to bring one, you will also work dogs that are already enrolled in the program.

You will handle dogs in various stages of training, from beginning to advanced.

This program isn’t all about the dog, it’s about you! During our time together, we will work on leadership, communication, and personal development. Everything will be done in a very light, low stress, low-pressure environment. You can be super knowledgable, or know very little about dog training. Regardless of your skill level, you will get a lot from this program.

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