Household K9 Training offers two types of dog training programs, private sessions which are one on one sessions and board and train programs in which your dog lives with me for an extended period of time for training. Please familiarize yourself with the different board and train programs as well as the private sessions below to better understand what they entail. If you need help deciding which program is right for you and your dog, please visit the FAQ page for a more detailed explanation between a board and train and private sessions. If you still need help deciding after that, feel free to fill out a contact form and I will be in touch with you shortly to further discuss which service is right for your family.
ENJOY THE WALK
This package includes two private sessions, which will each be one hour long for a total of two training hours. I will cover: introducing the prong collar to your dog properly, teaching your dog how to walk on a loose leash without pulling, and addressing any mild reactivity (barking/lunging). The walk I teach is structured meaning your dog will learn how to walk right by your side, at your pace, and automatically sit when you stop. You will have homework to practice after the first session. If you simply want to enjoy the walk with your dog but are currently struggling, either being pulled down the sidewalk or dealing with reactivity (your dog reacting by barking, growling, lunging towards other people, dogs, etc), or both… this program is for you!
2 Private Sessions
$250 (includes prong collar/slip lead)
BOARD AND TRAIN
During the board and train program your dog will become a member of my household, living with me in a 24/7 training environment. I only take in a small number of dogs at once so your dog will get the time and attention they deserve and require. They will be living with a dog trainer learning all about by rules, structure, guidance, and leadership the moment they walk into my home. Your dog’s state of mind will change for the better, creating a more calm, balanced, and obedient dog. Although training truly never stops when they are here, I personally work with your dog multiple times one on one each day in the form of formal obedience training. On top of that, they will be living with me and my personal dog practicing being calm in a home environment. They will be on go on daily structured walks and have plenty of playtime & socialization once they are ready. The end of their time here is spent proofing their obedience in the real world through public outings/field trips to make sure they understand their good behavior is expected everywhere.
Each board and train program includes one on one training with me, you and your family! This is the most important part and when I transfer all the knowledge and confidence you need to keep up with your dog’s success once you bring them back home. An additional follow up session after your dog arrives back home can be provided at no additional cost if needed. You will also receive updates of your dog’s progress through social media and detailed documentation with instructions on what we went over during the go home session. As always, I am available for phone/email support anytime after the program if you should have any questions or concerns. I do everything I can to empower you with the knowledge and tools necessary to live a happy and balanced life with your dog!
Curious to see what your dog will be doing their board and train? Visit the Household K9 Facebook page to see videos of current board and train dogs!
I offer three options for board and train programs depending on your dog’s age & need.
BASIC OBEDIENCE PROGRAM
The basic obedience program is my most popular program which is 2 weeks and for dogs 6 months of age and older with no severe issues. The type of dogs for this program include your typical happy go lucky dogs that are just hyper, don’t seem to listen, have no prior training, pull on the leash, jump up on people, etc. If your dog has crate issues, separation anxiety, leash aggression, please look into the rehabilitation program. Your dog will be trained both on and off leash using a slip lead/prong collar and a low level ecollar.
The rehabilitation program is usually 3 weeks but can be up to 5 weeks (depends how severe the issues are) and for dogs 6 months of age and older. Dogs that belong in this program struggle with issues such as anxious/nervous/fearful behavior, separation anxiety, crate issues, resource guarding food, toys, owners, and/or leash reactivity (jumping, growling, barking, lunging at other dogs/people on walks). Your dog will be trained both on and off leash using a slip lead/prong collar and a low level ecollar.
The puppy program is a 7 day board and train geared for dogs between the ages of 4 to 6 months. During their stay with me, your dog will learn all about basic obedience and calm house manners on leash. This program is a great head start to get your pup walking on a leash nicely, being well-behaved and polite in the house, as well as the early stages of impulse control and recall. Your pup will create great habits and a structured routine while they live with me. If you are still struggling potty training your puppy, the structure within this program helps with that as well. Then I train you the owner how to keep up with your dogs new found success!
Regardless of the program you choose, your dog will know the following basic obedience commands:
-Heel (loose leash walking)
-Place (calm on command)
-Waits for food
-Waits at thresholds (crate door, house door, car door)
I will also eliminate any unwanted behaviors you may be experiencing such as: jumping, counter surfing, nipping, chewing, barking, whining, crate behavior, etc.
Basic Obedience Program (2 weeks)
$1800 (Price does not include the ecollar which ranges from $200-300)
Rehabilitation Program (3-5 weeks)
$2700 for 3 weeks (Price does not include the ecollar which ranges from $200-300)
+$500 for each additional week needed
Puppy Program (7 days)
$900 (Price includes a prong collar)
For past clients only, I offer structured boarding so whether you’re going on vacation, out of town for work, going away for the weekend or need someone to watch your dog for the holidays, don’t worry your dog can come back for boarding. Benefits of boarding your dog with me include:
- Having their training maintained. I keep up with the training we both worked so hard to obtain. In the event you are struggling with certain things, I can brush up and refine your dogs obedience commands as well.
- I am already familiar with your dog and they are familiar with me and my home!
- Your dog will continue that structured routine they were used to here during training which includes, structured walks, crate time, place time, and supervised socialization / play time with other dogs.
- Just as you were used to getting daily updates while they were training with me, I will also be posting photos or videos on your dog during their stay!
Need to board your dog with me? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the dates!
$40 (per night per dog)
*discounted rates available for stays longer than 5 nights