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Dog Training Services

Training packages are open to members and non-members.

Basic Training

4 weeks
$ 2900
  • HEEL – walking on loose leash without pulling
  • PLACE – remain in a defined area
  • SIT – auto sit when heeling, sit on command
  • DOWN – remain in a down with distractions
  • CRATE TRAINING – if needed
  • RECALL – coming when called
  • ALL DAY WORKING GRADUATION
  • IN-HOME LESSON (post-graduation)

Intermediate Training

6 weeks
$ 4350
  • HEEL – walking on loose leash without pulling
  • PLACE – remain in a defined area
  • SIT – auto sit when heeling, sit on command
  • DOWN – remain in a down with distractions
  • CRATE TRAINING – if needed
  • RECALL – coming when called
  • CANINE GOOD CITIZEN CERTIFICATION OR BASIC BEHAVIOR MODIFCATION**
  • ALL DAY WORKING GRADUATION
  • IN-HOME LESSON (post-graduation)

Advanced Training

8 weeks
$ 5800
  • HEEL – walking on loose leash without pulling
  • PLACE – remain in a defined area
  • SIT – auto sit when heeling, sit on command
  • DOWN – remain in a down with distractions
  • CRATE TRAINING – if needed
  • RECALL – coming when called
  • CANINE GOOD CITIZEN CERTIFICATION OR ADVANCED BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION**
  • THERAPY DOG CERTIFICATION**
  • ALL DAY WORKING GRADUATION
  • IN-HOME LESSON (post-graduation)
Certified by
AKC

To Train & Title
Canine Good Citizen

Certified by
AKC

To Train & Title
Therapy Dogs

Certified by
Human Health & Human Services

To Train & Title
Working Service Dogs

What you need to know

Our Training Methods

Studies have shown that you lose a dog’s attention after 15 minutes of training. All of our training dogs begin their day around 6:00 am and train in 15 minute intervals. This process continues all throughout the day with anywhere from 6-10 training sessions a day.

Our training packages begin with 100% positive reinforcement. We teach a dog through repetition and reinforcement, with primary rewards such as treats and secondary rewards such as praise.

While we train obedience with positive reinforcement, once a dog fully understands the behavior, we introduce corrections (consequences). Corrections for every dog vary tremendously. We never correct a dog for something he does not know or understand. A good trainer finds that fine line whereby the correction is just enough to stop willful disobedience.

In addition to pet dog training, The Dog Knowledge trains service dogs for the disabled. Training a dog to open and close a cabinet, retrieve a set of keys, turn lights on and off, sound an alarm, etc. are really only “tricks.” Depending on your dog’s temperament and the training package you select, we have the capability to incorporate fun tricks as a way to get children involved with the family pet and provide mental stimulation for a dog.

Items in bold come under the heading of obedience and all dogs will be expected to master these skills before graduating. Success with additional items listed in each package may depend on your dog’s breed, aptitude, personality, and past experiences.

*Goals you have set for your dog may vary depending on your dog’s breed, aptitude, personality, age, and past experiences. All training packages include an all-day working graduation as well as a lengthy in-home training session, post-graduation.

**”Titles” such as Service, Therapy, CGC, etc are awarded to dogs who have exceptional obedience and temperament.

Dog Daycare and Boarding

Basic Requirements

Shots: Bordetella, DHLPP, and Rabies
Age: 4 months or older (puppies under 4 months old are not fully vaccinated)
Health: All dogs must be in good health and have a yearly negative result on a fecal test
Behavior: All dogs must be non-aggressive to both people and dogs
Spayed/Neutered: Recommended

Membership

One time $150 Sign Up fee, $18 monthly membership (must have one dog in family complete 4 week training program)

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