Adult Dog Training

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Loose Leash Walking
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Beginning Obedience
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Dog Life Skills
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Grumpy to Great
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Growly to Great

Loose Leash Walking

What is included

 

Are you finding that instead of enjoying your walk with your dog, you are starting to dread it? You might even be at the point where you are making excuses not to walk your dog. Imagine not being worried about your dog dragging you down the street? This program can make that wish a reality.

Together we will train your dog to be more attentive to your response instead of going after everything that stimulates his excitement. This class teaches your dog leash manners so you can go out with your furry friend and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Please note that this program is for dogs that pull on the leash (NOT for reactive dogs. Please see the Growly to Great program).

The class consists of 3 weekly 1 hour sessions in and around your home and neighborhood.

Consultation regarding the best equipment to support you and your dog.

Support – got a question or is your dog doing something unexpected? Call us and
we will be there to support you throughout the training program and for 6 months
afterwards.

Because this is private training that gives us the freedom to practice what you have learned in different situations (like Home Depot or Lowe’s or any of the other pet friendly places around the area.

Graduation certificate & gift – at the end of the program you will want to celebrate your dog’s progress with a keepsake from us.

Pricing – $399 for entire class

BEGINNING OBEDIENCE

What is included

 

Would you like a well-mannered good family dog? A dog who knows the house rules and respects them without you having to constantly nag at them. This program will teach your dog to reliably

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Leave it
  • Drop it
  • Loose leash walking
  • Touch
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Place
  • Watch me

These are the essentials for a well-mannered family dog.

Do you know that in dog language, appeasement gestures like scratching, yawning, play bows, turning head (averted gaze) or body away, licking lips, sniffing the ground, lifting a paw, and such other gestures show that the dog is nonthreatening, or he comes in peace?

While your pup is learning the basics, you will learn how to start “speaking dog” so you know how your dog is feeling/ thinking at any given time. Just by learning how your dog’s mind works, you will be able to problem solve different behaviors that may arise along the way.

This class consists of 6 weekly 1 hour sessions

Support – got a question or is your dog doing something unexpected? Call us and we will be there to support you throughout the training program and for 6 months afterwards.

Because this is private training, we have the freedom to practice what you have learned in different situations (like Home Depot or Lowe’s or any of the other pet friendly places around the area.

Graduation certificate & gift – at the end of the program you’ll want to celebrate your dog’s progress with a keepsake from us.

Pricing – $499 for entire class

DOG LIFE SKILLS-BASIC

What is included

 

This dog training class is structured a bit differently. You drop your dog off at your weekly scheduled time and then return four hours later. Your schedule will be determined after a consultation with the trainer.  Your dog will spend four hours on-site working with a professional Proper Paws dog trainer on obedience training, minor agility training, body awareness training, confidence-building exercises, and doggie games all using positive reinforcement methodology to support the Art of Relationship Inspired Dog Training. The maximum capacity of this class is six dogs total.

Monitored play time is built into the class to strengthen proper play and socializing with other dogs. We strictly monitor play time to ensure everyone is respectful of boundaries.

Within 24 hours of your dog’s day with us, you will receive a Proper Paws Dog Training Report card, letting you know how your dog’s day went. Dog Life Skills day training is an ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR DOGS. Your dog will get to play and have fun, but with set boundaries and limitations with other dogs.

This class is available in packages of 3 weeks, 10 weeks, or 20 weeks (The day of the week and scheduled time will be consistent regardless of the package purchased)

Support – got a question or is your dog doing something unexpected? Call us and we will be there to support you throughout the training program and for 6 months afterwards.

Graduation certificate & gift – at the end of the program you’ll want to celebrate your dog’s progress with a keepsake from us.

Pricing – $225 for 3 weeks, $700 for 10 weeks, $1400 for 20 weeks

DOG LIFE SKILLS-PREMIUM

What is included

 

This dog training class is structured a bit differently. You drop your dog off at your weekly scheduled time and then return four hours later. Your schedule will be determined after a consultation with the trainer.  Your dog will spend four hours on-site working with a professional Proper Paws dog trainer on obedience training, minor agility training, body awareness training, confidence-building exercises, and doggie games all using positive reinforcement methodology to support the Art of Relationship Inspired Dog Training. The maximum capacity of this class is six dogs total.

Monitored play time is built into the class to strengthen proper play and socializing with other dogs. We strictly monitor play time to ensure everyone is respectful of boundaries.

Within 24 hours of your dog’s day with us, you will receive a Proper Paws Dog Training Report card, letting you know how your dog’s day went. Dog Life Skills day training is an ENRICHMENT PROGRAM FOR DOGS. Your dog will get to play and have fun, but with set boundaries and limitations with other dogs.

The Premium Dog Life Skills package includes a one on one 15 minute walk with the trainer while focusing on loose leash manners.

This class is available in packages of 3 weeks, 10 weeks, or 20 weeks (The day of the week and scheduled time will be consistent regardless of the package purchased)

Support – got a question or is your dog doing something unexpected? Call us and we will be there to support you throughout the training program and for 6 months afterwards.

Graduation certificate & gift – at the end of the program you’ll want to celebrate your dog’s progress with a keepsake from us.

Pricing – $270 for 3 weeks, $850 for 10 weeks, $1700 for 20 weeks

Grumpy To Great

What is included

 

This class is for the dog that is in the early phase of adversely reacting (mild to moderate) toward people or other dogs. They may be barking, lunging, pulling or even screaming at other dogs or people on walks.  These are signs of a dog who may be fearful, or unsure of other dogs, humans, or really anything in their environment. They can also be an indication your dog lacks confidence.

With this program we can turn things around, so your dog is more comfortable and confident around both people and dogs. Start looking forward to walking your dog instead of feeling like you are heading out to battle. In addition, we will teach you to “speak” dog so you can identify a potential issue before it becomes a situation.

This class is very similar to our more advanced class, Growly to Great. We understand that it is often difficult to determine the level of “reactiveness” your dog may be exhibiting. Not to worry, we will make sure you are placed in the right class. After meeting you and your dog, we will also recommend what equipment (for walking your dog) we think would work best according to your specific situation.

WE NEVER USE OR RECOMMEND PRONG, SHOCK, CHOKE, OR E-COLLARS!! 

The entire class consists of six 1 hour sessions with a flexible schedule. In addition to our time together, we will support your learning outside of the actual sessions with written homework supporting the lessons covered during class.

Support – got a question or is your dog doing something unexpected? Call us and we will be there to support you throughout the training program and for 12 months afterwards.

Graduation certificate & gift – at the end of the program you’ll want to celebrate your dog’s progress with a keepsake from us.

Pricing – $599

Growly To Great

What is included

 

This class is for the dog that is adversely reacting (moderate to severe) toward people or other dogs. They may be barking, lunging, pulling or even screaming at other dogs or people on walks.  These are signs of a dog who may be fearful, or unsure of other dogs, humans, or really anything in their environment. They can also be an indication your dog lacks confidence.

With this program we can turn things around so your dog is more comfortable and confident around both people and dogs. Start looking forward to walking your dog instead of feeling like you’re heading out to battle. In addition, we will teach you to “speak” dog so you can identify a potential issue before it becomes a situation.

This class is very similar to our entry level class, Grumpy to Great. We understand that it is often difficult to determine the level of “reactiveness” your dog may be exhibiting. Not to worry, we will make sure you are placed in the right class for you and your pup. After meeting you and your dog, we will also recommend what equipment (for walking your dog) we think would work best according to your specific situation.

WE NEVER USE OR RECOMMEND PRONG, SHOCK, CHOKE, OR E-COLLARS!! 

The entire class consists of six 1 hour sessions with a flexible schedule. In addition to our time together, we will support your learning outside of the actual sessions with written homework supporting the lessons covered during class.

Support – got a question or is your dog doing something unexpected? Call us and we will be there to support you throughout the training program and for 12 months afterwards.

Graduation certificate & gift – at the end of the program you’ll want to celebrate your dog’s progress with a keepsake from us.

Pricing – $699

Important Information

By enrolling in this class or any classes offered by Proper Paws Dog Training, you explicitly agree to our policies outlined in our Client Service Agreement document.