Imagine being able to walk your dog down the street on a slack leash with no anxiety that another dog will show up or someone will skateboard by. Imagine being able to sit down to dinner with guests without having to apologize for your dog’s behavior. Imagine giving a command and your dog actually listens. Imagine you understand your dog better in order to be the most effective and respect-worthy leader of the house...
We believe that good dog training starts with a good dog owner. Which means, a lot of the training we do here at YDT, is teaching dog OWNERS how to teach their dogs. Having a dog isn’t something you just do, it’s how you live. And our goal is to give you the right tools to do so successfully.
There are several courses of action you can take with training, but some may be better suited to you and your lifestyle and particular dog situation. Before any training begins, a consultation is required to determine the best course of action and to ensure that we are a good fit.
TRAINING EVALUATION / CONSULTATION
Before any training program begins, we do require you to book a $50 consultation with our trainer. During this time, you can discuss any issues your dog is having, your goals and evaluate whether Your Dog Trainer is the right fit for you and your dog. The consultation fee will be put towards your program costs should you choose to move forward.
How it Works: Would you like a dog training professional who has been training for over 40 years to come to your home to help teach you how to train your dog? Then this is for you.
In-Home lessons are by far the most effective way to train your dog. With this program, you’ll receive 1:1 time with our trainer in the comfort of your own home for 1 hour per week. Not only is this more convenient for you, but it also helps us see any issues in action in the dog’s own environment. This will be beneficial in creating a plan and aid in teaching YOU how to teach your dog and how it relates to your day to day.
Your dog will learn basic obedience training (sit/stay, down/stay, stand/stay, down at a distance, return to sit, heel on a slack leash with automatic sit, come command (recall with heel finish) and “Swing” which is a return to your side and how to apply it to your house situation. Additionally, In-Home training covers behavior problems such as chewing, digging, barking, jumping on people, mouthing and play biting, car manners, house manners, housebreaking, street boundary training.
Each week you will receive homework to practice during the week until your next lesson. Your dog’s success will largely depend on the work that you put in and practice what your trainer has taught. (Suggested training time per day on your own for best results: 15 - 30 mins) Most programs are 8-12 lessons. Aggressive behavior may require more lessons.
Per Lesson / $200
4 Lessons Package Pre Paid - $750 ($50 Savings)
How it Works: If you would prefer to have your lessons on site, we also offer private lessons here at Your Dog Trainer’s facility. While still learning from one of our seasoned trainers, you’ll be learning and practicing in our large grass area, faux living room and kitchen area to simulate “at home” situations, as well as street training.
With this program, your dog will learn basic obedience training (sit/stay, down/stay, stand/stay, down at a distance, return to sit, heel on a slack leash with automatic sit, come command (recall with heel finish) and “Swing” which is a return to your side.
Though we won’t be able to actively work on at home behavioral problems such as: chewing, digging, barking during these private lessons, your trainer will be able to give advice and homework to address any of those issues. Behavior issues that CAN be actively worked on during these on site private lessons: jumping on people, mouthing and play biting, car manners and street boundary training.
Each week you will receive homework to practice during the week until your next lesson. Your dog’s success will largely depend on the work that you put in and practice what Roger has taught. (Suggested training time per day on your own for best results: 15 - 30 mins) Most programs are 8-12 lessons. Aggressive behavior may require more lessons.
Per Lesson / $175
4 Lessons Package Pre Paid - $650 ($50 Savings)
IN-KENNEL TRAINING (AKA DOGGY BOOTCAMP)
We understand that some dogs need a little more repetition and could benefit from a more immersive experience that you might not have the time to dedicate to initially. Our In-Kennel training is a good way to kick start your dog’s training.
How it Works:For 25 days, your dog will stay here at the kennel with us. During this time, your dog will learn all the basic obedience commands: sit/stay, down/stay, stand/stay, down in the distance, return to sit, heel on a slack leash with automatic sit, come command (recall with heel finish) and “Swing” which is a return to your side and the principles of boundary training. If you are training a puppy, we can also work on crate and potty training.
In-Kennel training really only works effectively when the owner is trained as well as the dog! This is why, at the end of 25 days, upon pick up, this program includes a “Go-Home” Lesson. During this lesson, the trainer will familiarize you with the commands and teach you the proper way to handle your newly trained dog.
Yes, they will know the commands, however, since dogs aren’t computers — meaning, they don’t just turn on and off instantaneously — it is imperative to be educated and understand the psychology behind the training in order to have the best success with your dog’s training.
To Note: Due to the nature of the training being in-kennel rather than in-home, there may be some limitations on what behavioral issues can be addressed and solved within the 25 days.
25 Day In-Kennel Training - $1,125 + boarding fees (based on size of your dog, to be paid at time of drop off) To note: 25 days is the standard amount of time for our in-kennel training program. Our trainer will work with your dog for this designated amount of time and get as far as possible, however, depending on the initial evaluation, your dog may require more time to learn the basics.
Includes: One Go-Home lesson which takes place at time of pick up, additional follow up lessons should be booked separately.