Day Training

~At this time only a modified version of the Day Training Packages is available due to the limited number of days per week available to train. Most programs would involve less days per week over a longer period of weeks. Please email or call us to discuss what your training goals are and to check on availability.~

Puppy Socialization Package

Price: $2,000*

Includes:

  • A total of fifteen sessions between the trainer and puppy. There will be three sessions per week. Each session will be one-hour-and-fifteen-minutes long.
  • Travel by car and on foot to nearby locations where socialization can take place.

For Who:

  • This package is designed for any puppy owner who values quality puppy socialization to help the puppy develop into an adaptable and well socialized dog that is well prepared to to handle life as they grow. The sessions are most valuable if begun when the puppy is between eight and sixteen weeks of age; although, puppies of all ages will benefit.

The following will be addressed:

  • Handling: Helping the puppy enjoy human touch, such as mouth opening, paw handling, gentle restraining, and petting
  • Meeting Strangers: Introducing the puppy to over a hundred individuals of all ages and demographics to avoid suspicion or timidity with people
  • Home Appliances: Making loud and strange objects, such as vacuum cleaners and hair dryers fun and normal to help avoid future timidity and reactivity
  • The Vets’ office: Helping to remove the fear of going to the vets
  • Mature, adult dogs: Introducing well behaved adult dogs to the puppy to help teach the puppy proper dog-to-dog interaction, respect, and confidence
  • Other puppies: Playing with other puppies in groups in order to learn bit inhibition, normal dog-to-dog interaction and proper submission and dominance behavior without fear or bullying
  • Nature: Exposing the puppy to different outdoor locations to build ease and confidence around obstacles, animals, and new smells. These encounters will help prevent over reactivity or fear as an adult
  • Shopping Centers: Exposing the puppy to different places where they can encounter crowds, cars, shopping carts, isles, people, animals, and other new experiences to build confidence and ease for a variety of situations
  • Traveling: Helping the puppy form positive associations with car riding and decrease anxiety associated with car sickness, as well as encouraging proper travel habits such as settling down while the car is moving.
  • Different Surfaces: Introducing the puppy to different surfaces, such as linoleum, wood, concrete, mulch, grass, and other surfaces in order to prevent a fear of strange surfaces
  • Special Requests: May include introduction to birds, cats, groomers, water, elevators, and buses. Certain special requests may incur additional fees

Single Topic Day Training Package

Price: $1,040 plus the cost of any tools needed*

Includes:

  • A total of nine lessons between the Trainer and the Dog. There will be three lessons per week, with each lesson being one-hour-and-fifteen minutes long. They will take place during the daytime at the dog’s place of residence or at a nearby public location as a part of the training environment. During these lessons the trainer will work alone with the dog to teach it the intended commands and behaviors
  • A total of three transfer sessions between the trainer, the owner, and the dog. There will be one transfer session per week, with each session being one hour long, and it will take place at the end of the dog’s training week. During these sessions the trainer will go over with the owner what the dog has learned that week and teach the owner how to maintain it
  • One follow up session. There will be one follow up session, taking place approximately two months after training has commenced. The purpose of this session will be to assess training retention, address any simple issues, answer questions, and refresh any areas needed

For Who:

  • This package is only for those wanting to address a simple obedience need or behavior problem**

 

Basic Obedience Day Training Package

Price: $2,045*

Includes:

  • A total of eighteen lessons between the trainer and the dog. There will be three lessons per week, with each lesson being one-hour-and-fifteen minutes long. They will take place during the daytime, at the dog’s place of residence or at a nearby public location. During these lessons the trainer will work alone with the dog to teach it the intended commands and behaviors.
  • A total of six transfer sessions between the trainer, the owner, and the dog. There will be one transfer session per week, each session will be one hour long, and will take place at the end of the dog’s training week. During these sessions the trainer will go over with the owner what the dog has learned that week and teach the owner how to maintain it
  • One follow up session. There will be one follow up session, taking place approximately two months after training has commenced. The purpose of this session will be to assess training retention, address any simple issues, answer questions, and refresh the dog’s training
  • One treat pouch
  • One 20′ or 30′ training lead

For Who:

  • This Package is recommended for those wanting a full basic obedience course

Commands Covered:

  • Loose leash walking
  • Come
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stand
  • Stay
  • Heel on leash
  • Leave it
  • Waiting at exit doors
  • Attention
  • Following

Intermediate Obedience Day Training Package

Price: $4,200*

Includes:

  • A total of thirty-six lessons between the trainer and the dog. There will be three lessons per week, with each lesson being one-hour-and-fifteen-minutes long. They will take place during the daytime, at the dog’s place of residence or at a nearby public location. During these lessons the trainer will work alone with the dog to teach it the intended commands and behaviors
  • A total of twelve transfer sessions between the trainer and the owner and the dog. There will be one transfer session per week, with each session being one hour long, and it will take place at the end of the dog’s training week. During these sessions the trainer will go over with the owner what the dog has learned that week and teach the owner how to maintain the training
  • One follow up session between the trainer and the owner and the dog. The session will take place two months after training has commenced
  • One treat training pouch
  • One 20′ or 30′ training lead
  • One 50′ training lead

For Who:

  • This package is for those wanting a full basic and intermediate obedience course

Commands Covered:

  • All the commands in the basic obedience package
  • Loose leash walking around high distractions
  • Heel around high distractions
  • Come with distractions and distance added
  • Long Down Stay (Settling) and Down Stay with distractions
  • Moving Sit and Sit with distractions
  • Further generalizing the Leave It command
  • Increasing Attention with distractions
  • Increasing voluntary Following
  • Along with the above commands the dog will also be rewarded for calm behavior, self-control, respect, and responding and focusing quickly when highly excited, referred to as “Jazz up and Settle Down”

Advanced Obedience Day Training Package

Price: $6,380*

Includes:

  • A total of fifty-four lessons between the trainer and the dog. There will be three lessons per week, with each lesson being one-hour-and-fifteen-minutes long. They will take place during the daytime, at the dog’s place of residence or at a nearby public location. During these lessons the trainer will work alone with the dog to teach it the intended commands and behaviors
  • A total of eighteen transfer sessions between the trainer and the owner and the dog. There will be one transfer session per week, with each session being one hour long, and it will take place at the end of the dog’s training week. During these sessions the trainer will go over with the owner what the dog has learned that week and teach the owner how to maintain the training
  • One follow up session between the trainer and the owner and the dog. The session will take place two months after training has commenced
  • One treat training pouch
  • One 20′ or 30′ lead
  • One 50′ lead
  • One Educator E-collar (E-collar training is optional and will be thoroughly discussed and the owner allowed to feel the stimulus levels before being used on the dog to ensure it is something that the owner is completely comfortable with. We do not use high level stimulation for obedience proofing, we work at the lowest level that the dog indicates he or she can feel and respond, and lay a foundation of obedience without the use of an E-collar before ever utilizing the E-collar for proofing for off leash reliability. Our goal is an off leash reliable dog, who clearly understands the training, and continues to thoroughly enjoy training).

Commands Covered:

  • All commands covered in the basic and intermediate obedience
  • Heeling off leash
  • Automatic settling during stops on walks
  • Out (going out of an area)
  • Increasing voluntary Following off leash
  • High distraction come from a distance off leash
  • Sit from a distance off leash
  • Down from a distance off leash
  • Improving hand signal response

Packages can also be purchased in six week increments for the price of $2,485 per six week course for basic, intermediate, and advanced courses once the previous level course has been completed. For the best training retention it is recommended that courses take place within a short time of each other. For unique situations outside of those mentioned we would be happy to work with you on creating a program that fits your needs, simply contact us.

 *For all traveling services $5 will be added for every 5 miles over the initial 15 miles in drive distance per session

**Due to the nature and complexity of people related dog aggression, it will be at the sole discretion of LIFE Dog Training to refuse training cases that are deemed to be best suited for a trainer that specializes in such cases.