Our obedience program was born from the high obedience standards that we have with our retrievers. Clients repeatedly asked that we train their non-retrieving dogs to be better family companions. After much thought, we designed a program specifically built to give you the ultimate pet and family companion.
Having a dog in your life can be such a source of joy, but it can also be a cause of frustration when the dog is untrained. Obedience training teaches your dog to obey basic commands that are necessary for keeping proper control of your dog. It helps to build a better relationship between you and your dog, and teaches you and your dog how to communicate with each other. Training doesn’t just help build a relationship, but it can also help with safety. Working on things like recall can help if your dog is running off or towards a busy road. Training will make having your dog more enjoyable and allow you to do more with your dog.
Training your dog takes daily work and dedication to form the new habits and behaviors you desire. Private dog training is a great option for people to learn alongside their dog, but not everyone has the time to give, or maybe they need results quickly. During our obedience programs, your dog will stay with us full-time in the comfort of our boarding facility and learn directly from our dedicated, professional trainers. Our "board and train" programs allow your dog to receive the adequate repetition needed to instill good behaviors. During their stay, we begin by building a positive bond with your dog and shaping a positive association with everything. After a bond is established, we begin teaching.
Our Obedience Programs Include:
Our trainers are dedicated to giving your dog the best care and training during their stay. We dedicate ourselves to caring about your dog’s health and wellness just as much as their behavior.
Our "board and train" setting is an effective and efficient way to establish an obedience training foundation, control, focus, environmental neutrality, and overall obedience for any dog. To our trainers, every interaction with your dog is a training opportunity. For example, potty breaks during the day offer our trainers the opportunity to incorporate teaching door manners, leash skills, environmental enrichment, and more.
It’s a good idea to begin formal obedience training when your dog is around 5 months old or older. Before 5 months old, most dogs do not have the attention span, or the cognitive ability to benefit from formal training.
Your dog will learn 4 basic commands while on lead:
Sit: sit next to you or at a distance until told otherwise
Heel: sit or walk beside you without pulling
Here: recall, come to you when called
Kennel: Get into or onto a designated place
Your dog will also be taught general manners and what not to do, such as jumping up on people, play biting, etc.
(Additional 1 Month)
For those that choose this option, once your dog has completed On-Lead Basic Obedience, we will move on to teaching your dog to comply with the commands while off lead. The additional time allows us to add lots of finesse to the basic commands. We will also have more time to correct bad behavior and work on general manners.
One of the most important parts of training a dog is teaching their humans. Not only will we be teaching your dog, but we will also be educating you to ensure that the transition from trainer to owner will be smooth. You, the pet owner, will always be the key to maintaining your dog’s manners and skills. Once your dog’s training is complete, we need to ensure that you have the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary. Upon program completion, we will schedule a go-home lesson, during which we will teach you everything that you need to know to continue implementing our training methodologies and techniques. We will role-play and ensure you are confident and clear about how to communicate with and handle your dog.
Obedience training is an ongoing process that shouldn’t stop when your dog leaves our facility. For long-term success, you should frequently set aside some time to work on the commands that your dog was taught. A simple, weekly run-through of your dog’s skills will help keep them fresh in your dog’s mind. If you have any problems or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We want you to get the most out of your dog’s training, and we are always happy to help with any concerns.
Take all of the hassle, confusion and frustration out of teaching your dog how to live and behave in a human world. Send your dog to stay and learn in the comfort of our climate controlled facility. We train your dog, and then we teach you!
150 Cemetery Road, Natchez, Mississippi 39120, United States