Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.
Orhan Pamuk, Author, My name is Red
Owning a doggie daycare and boarding spot means we see all kinds of dog behaviors and understand how we can help dog owners be their best! Positive reinforcement training along with helping dogs understand what they can't do is our training approach.
Dog owners need the right tools to make them the best they can be, and dogs need the proper tools to help them navigate the world around them and with us humans!
We offer a variety of programs from training while in daycare, at home training and we have a new program of canine development options for daycare and boarding pups - to break up daycare and to help engage their minds.
Our trainer, Geoff Smith is also a Supervisor at Whole Dogz. He has been training for over 15 years and has Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, AKC Star Puppy, and AKC Trick Dog training certifications. As the owner of rescue dogs, and after work in veterinary field, Geoff saw too many untrained dogs surrendered. Owning a dog is an amazing responsibility, and training owners leads to better K9 understanding and can help you both reach your full potential. So take the leap to being a better dog Mom or Dad!
We offer a variety of training options, during daycare, at home or board and train:
30 minute phone consultation for personalized advice on your specific issues/concerns and development of action plan of next steps: $45.00
Private Consultation: One one one private consult to focus on specific issues of concern. This is followed by an action plan customized to your situation. $150.00
AKC Star (Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility) Puppy: 6 week class for puppies 12 weeks - 6 months. Beginning obedience, responsible ownership, basic manners, good play styles, important health information for new dog parents, and more. $255.00
Advanced STAR Puppy: 6 week class for dogs 6 months - 1 year. Learn more obedience cues, calmly, staying calm when away from owners, etc. $255.00
Canine Good Citizen: This 6 week class is for dogs of all ages, learning all CGC behaviors such as sitting regardless of what stranger approaches, ability to be groomed, ability to walk through a crowd, sit stay, come when called, etc. $325.00
Confidence Building During Daycare: 6, 30 minute sessions working on building dog confidence through fun and games. $475.00
Reactive Pup: 5, 30 minute sessions customized to your situation and designed for dogs that are reactive to people or other dogs. $385.00
Leash Manners: 6, 30 minute sessions working on your pup's leash manners and skills
From Rescued & Rowdy To Calm and Collected: Don't take a rescue pup home without signing up for this class! This teaches you the dog necessities from food, setting up your home to receive your new pup, potty training, how to teach your new pup the manners needed to make you all create a comfortable home. Includes 4 private sessions, 3 ,15 minute phone check ups, 2 day training (while in daycare) handouts & homework, treat pouch, etc. A portion of proceeds will be donated to your favorite rescue group! $800
Board and Train: If your pup is planning on spending its holiday with us, then why not add some intense training while you are at it. Your pup will receive multiple training sessions each day, according to the behaviors and issues you have personally discussed prior drop off. You will receive 2 private lessons to teach you what we have taught your pup! $1500 (in addition to boarding fees).
Canine Development Camps During Daycare/Boarding:
Dogs need to have their minds engaged, learn new tricks, develop new skills! These camps are scheduled M-Sat and include: Active Learning which includes free shaping, and active games; Cooperative Care - helping your pup meet new people, be groomed, etc.; Nosework: help engage your pup's mind by playing a variety of nose work games; Agility: our agility room includes a sandbox, tunnel work, weave poles, hoops, and other equipment; Learning to Play: not all dogs come with the intuition of knowing how to play with others. This play time will help your pup learn cues that should tell them to stop playing, learn proper play styles, etc. Call or email to get a monthly program calendar.
We also offer other training options, call or email us to get additional information and to find start dates for classes.