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Intense Dog Boot Camp Training Program
For owners who have difficulty in accomplishing the above tasks and find themselves overwhelmed by their dog's current behavior, we offer Boot Camp.
Please Note! Basic Obedience Training on or off leash does NOT include behavior modification if your dog has major issues including aggression, extreme fear, unstable reactions and more. Please call to discuss your dog's problems if they are extreme and require a customized behavior modifcication and rehabilitation program.
This intense training program lasts between 2 and 6 weeks depending on your dog's needs. Dogs stay with us during this time, are exercised daily, then trained individually by our pro staff using our precise timing, corrections and praise, enabling dogs to learn proper manners, respect and obedience. We especially provide all types of distractions to simulate real world situations!
This time away from their families allows us to remove the dogs from an environment that have promoted their unwanted behaviors and provides a new setting to focus on structure, discipline and teach proper obedience, using fair, consistent techniques.
The two week program is an on-leash only program teaching dogs how to walk politely and correctly at heel on leash. We focus manners and on-leash obedience to include heel, sit, down, come to heel and go to a place.
The electronic collar off-leash program is our most popular and successful program.
This course covers the above on-leash program but then we take two to four more weeks to condition the dogs with patient and repetitive techniques teaching the dog to fully understand the reinforcement of well-timed e collar stimulation. The e collar uses mild discomfort to motivate the dog to increase his compulsion to do the commands. It is done after the leash work because the contact pressure of the e collar replaces the pressure previously used by the leash. It becomes a very easy transition for the dogs to understand. Collar reinforcement is properly used in each case as low or tough as needed in order to motivate that individual dog, just like you would have tugged on the leash. Quickly, the dogs respond to the commands only and avoid stimulation altogether. Simply stated, dogs learn to control their own destiny and behave obediently and quickly to their owners!