Professional Training with Positive Reinforcement
Build a solid foundation for continued growth and success by enrolling your puppy or older dog in our Training Camp. Learning basic verbal cues and being rewarded for good manners will help shape your dog into a happy, well-behaved companion and family pet.
*The Farm will never use any aversive dog training tools or methods such as electronic (e-collars) or choke collars. We believe it’s imperative that training is enjoyable. We want your dog to love working and training. Using pain and fear to achieve behavior is unacceptable and negatively affects your dog’s quality of life as well as potentially contributing to aggression.
Training Camp at The Farm:
An immersive experience where your dog receives training, socialization (if allowed), and play sessions during the day coupled with luxury boarding at night.
Introduction to Basic Manners – 5 days/4 nights (Monday-Friday) $1,750
Basic Manners Plus – 10 days/8 nights (Two consecutive Monday-Friday periods). $3,500
1st Week-Introduction to Basic Manners*
Week one will focus on “sit,” “down,” “stay,” and “come” on verbal cue. We will consistently practice door and leash manners throughout the week, and discourage unwanted behaviors (jumping up, chewing leashes and leads, excessive barking, etc.) by encouraging the appropriate ones. If your dog already knows any of these cues we will continue to reinforce those while moving forward at your dog’s pace. The introduction course will get you and your dog off to a great start!
*Continuing into the 2nd week is highly recommended to build more reliable, consistent behaviors
2nd Week-Basic Manners Plus
We will continue advancing the behaviors learned in Introduction to Basic Manners, adding duration, distance, and distractions to make those behaviors more consistent and reliable in various situations. We will focus on off-leash walking and recall. “Leave it,” and “touch” will be added to the verbal cues.
On completion of the program, and with proper communication from you, your dog will be responsive to “sit”, “down”, “stay”, “come”, “leave it,” and “touch” on cue. Leash and door manners will also improve. Their success moving forward will depend entirely on you. At the end of each week there will be a Handover Meeting with you to train in the methods used to achieve the wanted behaviors. Only with consistent practice and maintenance in everyday life can these behaviors be maintained. Our trainers will also be happy to chat or email with you to provide basic training support and help you keep on track for the lifetime of your dog.
If your dog is particularly sensitive or nervous, or suffers from any anxiety issues, we strongly recommend getting your dog familiar with The Farm environment ahead of time so that he/she can take on these new challenges in stages. Our ability to train your dog is entirely dependent on the amount of focus your dog can bring to the training sessions. If a dog is nervous about being in a completely new environment, the training cannot be as successful and in some cases can be impossible. Options to habituate your dog to the environment would include Lodging or Adventure Day Care.
Plus: THR!VE Nutrition Plan
Our nutritional add-on service offers the opportunity for a review of your dog’s current diet, and a healthy transition to a new diet while staying at The Farm. For details and to set up a consultation with Tiffany, click here!