Charm School Programs

*4 week package

Core Studies
Advanced Sit/Stay in public
Advanced Down/Stay in public (Adding distance, duration, and distractions)
Advanced Come (Adding distance and distractions)
Walks on a loose leash
Leave it
Drop It

Life Skills
Meets people without jumping
Sits for petting
While on leash, no lunging at other dogs, people, cars, bikes, joggers, etc.
Allows handling of ears, feet, muzzle, and tail
Allows simple grooming

Manners
No counter surfing
No begging at the table
No mouthing
No nuisance barking
No destructive behaviors when supervised
Enters crate willingly
Accepts collar and leash without a fuss
Allows toys to be taken away with out a fuss
Sits until released after food bowl is placed on the ground
Gets off furniture when asked or gently guided
Stops playing with others when asked or gently guided
Rides in the car without bothering the driver or other people
Takes treats gently
Calm during sweeping, vacuuming, and other normal activities
Sits while the door is opened/closed if told to stay
Remains in car when door opens if told to stay

Behavior Modification
For all types of behavior problems, including house training, aggression, and separation anxiety

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*2 Week Program

Core Studies
Sit/Stay
Down/Stay
Come
Walks on a loose leash
Leave it
Drop It

Life Skills
Meets people without jumping
Sits for petting
While on leash, no lunging at other dogs, people, cars, bikes, joggers, etc.
Allows handling of ears, feet, muzzle, and tail
Allows simple grooming

Manners
No counter surfing
No begging at the table
No mouthing
No nuisance barking
No destructive behaviors when supervised
Enters crate willingly
Accepts collar and leash without a fuss
Allows toys to be taken away with out a fuss
Sits until released after food bowl is placed on the ground
Gets off furniture when asked or gently guided
Stops playing with others when asked or gently guided
Rides in the car without bothering the driver or other people
Takes treats gently
Calm during sweeping, vacuuming, and other normal activities
Sits while the door is opened/closed if told to stay
Remains in car when door opens if told to stay

Behavior Modification
For all types of behavior problems, except house training, aggression, and separation anxiety

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* Abbreviated Charm School

This shortened program is great for dogs just needing a quick refresher, or for those that want the best of both worlds:  Get your dog off to a great start with an abbreviated Charm School visit and  continue with private,  in-home lessons.  Many clients choose this option when they need to kennel their dog for vacation.

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Puppy Raising Program

Do you have a busy schedule? Would you like to ensure that your puppy receives the best possible introduction to city life from highly trained and experienced dog professionals? Let us help you raise a happy, social, confident puppy.

At this important stage in your puppy’s life, our positive training techniques focus on exploring, encouragement, socialization, relationship and confidence building – everything you need to prepare your pup for a happy, stress-free life.

Charm School puppies live in a loving home environment. For puppies over 8 weeks old we will custom design a feeding, watering and house breaking routine to meet your schedule and that of your dogs.

During this time, your puppy will also be learning house skills such as waiting to go out the door, being crated for safety, sleeping and veterinary visits, basic commands and general good behavior. Our aim is to provide you and your pup with the right foundation for life within your family.

Your puppy will be house trained and taught good habits and manners that will last a lifetime. They will accompany us to the park and local stores that welcome dogs. Your pet will be socialized to different sights and sounds, children, people of different sizes and ethnicities, and lots of different dogs in a safe, controlled manner.

In addition to exposing your puppy to new experiences in a safe environment, we use gentle, positive methods to teach your puppy to accept a collar and leash without a fuss, accept necessary handling (ears, feet, tail), simple grooming, nail trimming, relinquish treats and toys, valued items, inhibit bites, enter his crate willingly, take treats gently, be calm during sweeping, and other normal activities, sit for petting, lie down on command, come when called, follow their human on leash, and more!

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*Programs are all on leash unless specified. Off Leash Programs are available by special request–call for more information. Training is customized for your individual needs. You can choose from traditional training or learn how to use an electronic collar for your dog.