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Dog Training Services

Our training philosophy is based on canine psychology. Dogs are pack animals and it is important for them to utilize their mental energy in order to be balanced, happy and confident in their pack role. Much of the training involves "shaping". With shaping, one task is broken down into several smaller steps. This type of training encourages your dog to use their mental energy to achieve the task and positively encourages your dog to offer desirable behaviors on their own. All dogs need training to help them realize their potential, fulfill their pack role and achieve balanced behavior. The primary goal of training is to open a line of communication, mutual respect, and trust between you and your dog, while bonding through the training process.

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Basic Obedience "In-Home" Sit and Train (Puppy to Adult)

Your dog will be trained in the comfort of your home. In home training is desirable because it is a low distraction environment and allows beginner dogs to keep focused. This package includes 6 in-home Sit and Train lessons in basic obedience covering 7 training commands: "Come", "Sit", "Place" (boundary stay), "Heel" (with side sit), "Down", "Off" (for jumping), a Release Command of your choice, as well as behavior solutions, name recognition and crate training. Each session is one hour in length, scheduled once a week (with or without owner present) for six consecutive weeks. A Basic Obedience Certificate is awarded upon completion of the course. A one hour review session with the owner will be scheduled for owners not present during the course, and a video of all commands will be provided to the owner upon completion of the training program.

**In Home Training is available on select days, please email us for availability.


Basic Obedience "Daycare" Stay and Train (Puppy to Adult)

Have your dog trained while you’re at work! Your dog will be trained while attending daycare at Perfect Pets, 3 days per week, for 2 weeks, totaling 6 lessons. Your dog will receive two training sessions per day (30 minutes each), morning and afternoon, totaling 1 hour of one-on-one training while attending daycare.

This package includes 7 basic training commands, covering the following: "Come", "Sit", "Place", "Heel"(with side sit), "Down", "Off" (for jumping), a Release Command of your choice, as well as name recognition and crate training. A Basic Obedience Certificate is awarded upon completion of the course. A one hour review session with the owner will be scheduled and a video of all commands will be provided to the owner upon completion of the training program.

**Your dog must be a part of our daycare program and have an evaluation prior to training.


Advanced Obedience "In-Home" Sit and Train (with owner)

Advanced Obedience "Daycare" Stay and Train (with or without owner)

This option is for dogs who already know the basics. The advanced obedience program is 6 weeks long and includes adding distractions to the basic obedience commands listed in the above packages, as well as "Stay", "Come to heel" , "Leave it", "Sit" and "Down" at a distance, "Wait" at doors, hand signals, and "Place" with added duration. An Advanced Obedience Certificate is awarded upon completion of the course. A one hour review session with the owner will be scheduled for owners not present during the course and a video of all commands will be provided to the owner upon completion of the training program.

**Your dog must have a basic obedience certificate, or be able to perform all basic obedience commands in order to qualify for this program.


Basic and Advanced Combo, Sit and Train

Basic and Advanced Combo, Stay and Train)

This 12 week course covers all Basic Obedience and Advanced Obedience. A certificate for each program will be awarded upon completion of each course. Be prepared to practice daily for at least 30 minutes.


Basic Obedience Stay and Train (Puppy to Adult)

Includes Training, Boarding & Daycare

This package includes 5 consecutive days of daycare and overnight boarding with our trainer at Perfect Pets. Your dog will receive two training sessions per day (30 minutes each), morning and afternoon, totaling 1 hour of one-on-one training while attending daycare. Throughout the rest of your dog’s day at our facility they will be on the playground socializing with other dogs, and working with our handlers, providing physical and mental stimulation. This package includes 7 basic training commands, covering the following: "Come", "Sit", "Place", "Heel"(with side sit), "Down", "Off" (for jumping), a Release Command of your choice, as well as name recognition and crate training. A Basic Obedience Certificate is awarded upon completion of the course. A one hour review session with the owner will be scheduled for owners not present during the course and a video of all commands will be provided to the owner upon completion of the training program.

**Your dog must be a part of our daycare program and have an evaluation prior to training.


Additional Training Programs:

4 week Beginner Tricks and Available In-Home or at Perfect Pets Doggy Daycare

This course is all about having fun and bonding with your dog. It helps build confidence in shy dogs and is great mental exercise for dogs of any age. Yes, even old dogs can learn new tricks! 13 Basic Tricks are included in this package: "Shake", "Rollover", "Hand & Chin Target", "Spin" (left and right), "Leg Weave", "Take a Bow", "Speak", "Hoop", "Jump", "Crawl", "Paws Up", "Sit Pretty", "Tidy Up Your Toys". Beginner Tricks includes one hour in home or daycare sessions once per week for four weeks. A Beginner Tricks Certificate is awarded upon completion of the course. The Beginner Tricks course requires completion of the Basic Obedience Program. Be prepared to practice daily for at least 30 minutes.

À la carte Training available per hour

Customized to you and your dog’s specific needs.