Frequently Asked Questions
Do I just leave my dog with the trainer or do I stay?
Can more than one person in my family attend training class?
We currently welcome two people per dog in our training classes. Having two people come to training class means that both people hear what the trainer says, and can get their questions answered. When everyone is on the same page, you gain the consistency that your dog needs to succeed!
How old does my dog need to be, and what about shots?
Puppies can start as young as 10 weeks old and there is no such thing as a dog too old to come to class! Puppies must have at least 2 sets of shots and adult dogs must be current on all shots, including rabies.
What should I bring to class?
Treats! You want to bring small, soft, chewy treats for training class (look for something pea sized). Your dog will need a collar, and a leash (no retractable leashes, please!!). Harnesses are also allowed, as long as they fit well and your dog cannot slip out of them. For the owners, having a treat pouch you can wear as a belt or hook on can provide a great way to keep your hands free during sessions.
Are there any breeds you don't allow in class?
We do not discriminate by breed! All dog breeds, big and small are welcome in our classes. We love dogs of all types!
Can you keep my dog and train him?
Do you do potty training?
We sure do! You have two options for learning how to potty train your dog.
My dog is aggressive towards people or other dogs. Can you help?
Do you use shock, prong or choke collars?
We say "No" to tools of the past! Our trainers use the most up-to-date training techniques which do not rely on pain to force your dog to obey. Tools like shock collars, prong collars and choke collars have all been researched and are shown to cause fear and aggression in dogs. Instead, we use positive reinforcement dog training which increases your bond with your dog as well as engage them mentally and physically, making training fun and enjoyable instead of scary and painful. Our training techniques lead to a happy, confident and relaxed dog!