Behavior & Training
Here at Dogology our philosophy is to fulfill the “whole dog”. Just like the body needs good nutrition in order to function at its best, the mind needs stimulation in order to thrive. Training your dog is about much more than just teaching them basic commands. It is about developing a deep bond between you and your dog. One of love, trust, respect and understanding that will ultimately make you and your dog's life easier.
Whether your goal is to modify unwanted behaviors, prevent bad behavior, provide mental exercise, or to learn to communicate more effectively, we can help.
Just like every human is unique, so is every dog. At Dogology we tailor the style and methods of training to suit you and your specific situation. The goal should not only be to make a better dog, but also, to make a better human.
Come by or call our facility for more information about our classes, private sessions and in-home training. We are proud to offer training appointments seven days a week, and have many class options. Our booking office hours are Monday thru Thursday 9am to 4pm and Friday 10am to 1pm. You may also contact us to request more information.
Private One-on-One Training:
In Home Private Training Sessions - Dog behavior is context specific, meaning that a dog will behave completely different depending on the persons involved or the location you are working in. Private one on one in-home sessions between trainer and family is the most effective way to address your dogs behavior because you are addressing it in the setting with which it exists. Instead of bringing the dog to us, we come to you and work with you in the comfort of your own home. Whether you are getting a new dog and want to prepare your family or are looking to modify existing behaviors, in your home sessions are ideal. Please call for scheduling or to speak directly with our training department about the specific issues you would like to address. Prices vary and discounted packages are available. Standard prices are based on a 15 mile radius, locations beyond 15 mile radius will be considered on a case by case basis and additional cost may be required. Please contact our training department to discuss travel that necessitates airfare and lodging.
On Site Private Training Sessions - Come work one-on-one with our professional trainer in our beautiful 1,000 sq ft training room. There are many scenarios that are best suited to this type of personalized training, including: socialization, leash work, treadmill training, command reinforcement and more. Please call for scheduling or to speak directly with our training department about the specific issues you would like to address. Prices vary and discounted packages are available.
Puppy Training Classes:
Puppy Class for Young Puppies
(Age grouping 9 weeks to 18 weeks)
4 weeks | Tues 6pm, Weds 6pm or Sat 10am | $150
Everything you need to know about how to relate to your new best friend. Topics will include potty training, mouthing, commands, mental vs. physical exercise, teaching calm, socialization, problem prevention and building positive relationships. This class is much more than your typical obedience based puppy class and is the foundation for a lifetime of good behavior and effective communication. One hour, small classes, over a four week period held in our climate controlled, safe 1000 sq ft training room. Please call our training department or go online for class schedule and to sign up. *Take both puppy classes and save $25 on Older Puppy Class
Puppy Class for Older Puppies
(Age grouping 6 to 12 months)
4 weeks | Thurs 6pm, Sat 12pm or Sun 2pm | $175
Whether this is your puppy's first training class or they are continuing on from our younger class, make sure your puppy is on the path to good behavior. Topics will include leash walking, recall, potty training, mouthing, commands, mental vs. physical exercise, teaching calm, socialization, problem prevention and building positive relationships. This class is much more than your typical obedience based puppy class and is the foundation for a lifetime of good behavior and effective communication. One hour, small classes, over a four week period held in our climate controlled, safe 1000 sq ft training room. Please call our training department or go online for class schedule and to sign up.
*Take both puppy classes and save $25 on Older Puppy Class
*Perfect Puppy Package- Package includes Puppy Class for Younger Dogs and Puppy Class for Older Dogs. Cost is $300. Discount given on second session.
(Ages 9 to 20 weeks)
Every Sunday | 11 am | $10
Puppy socialization is essential to the proper development of your dog. The more exposure your puppy has to different experiences the better socially equipped your adult dog will be later in life. One crucial area of proper socialization is their relationship to other dogs. Between the ages of 3 and 12 weeks old your puppy will be far more accepting of new experiences. Past the period of about 18 weeks, it becomes increasingly more difficult to redefine a negative association into a positive one. Unfortunately, not all socialization is equal and placing your puppy into an unknown environment can just as easily establish a negative relationship with that experience if not handled correctly, as it can a positive one. That’s why at Dogology we have developed puppy playgroups with experienced handlers who will monitor play so that each puppy can express their feelings and be guided through them in order to develop a positive link with all different types of canine personalities. Playgroups are held in our 1,000 sq ft training room and are limited to the appropriate number for the different sized groupings. Cost is $10/puppy
Puppy Playgroup Requirements:
Puppies aged 9 to 20 weeks
Up to date on age appropriate core vaccines
Healthy, friendly, and social puppy
It is very important that proper socialization not be limited to simply our puppy playgroup and our experienced staff will be happy to discuss with you other ways in which to build on their development. Please call our facility to sign up or check our website or Facebook for dates.
NEW offering: Puppy Academy: Day Camp for puppies
Each Tuesday and Thursday we are now offering a day drop off opportunity to puppies up to 20 weeks of age. While at camp our trainers work on socialization, basic commands, appropriate play, polite behavior, crate games and more. Its a full day of fun and learning for your puppy whether you are at work, need time to yourself or want your puppy to start off on the right foot. Prevent behavior problems from developing by exposing your puppy to positive play experiences and group training during this crucial period. Bring home a very tired puppy! $30/day. Please call our training department for more information or to sign up.
Pre Dog Ownership Consultation-
Thinking about getting a new dog? Bringing a new dog into the home can be an exciting time but it can also come with a lot of questions, even for previous dog owners. The relationship you build with your dog begins the minute you first meet them and even in a matter of days, behavioral patterns can be established. Whether you are considering a new puppy or an adult dog, be confident you have the tools to make the right choice for your home. A one-hour consultation is offered, please call for scheduling. Cost is $50.
Specialty Training Classes:
Leash Work Session - Exercise and leadership are the foundations for good behavior in your dog. Your dog was born to walk and not fulfilling this desire can undermine even the most behavior conscious owner. The difference between enjoying a walk with your dog and not, is often a matter of having the right tool and knowing proper leash technique. Whether your dog just needs a little fine tuning on their leash manners or you want to walk the neighborhood without having to run away every time another dog comes into view, these sessions can help. This is a one-hour private session with two trainers on hand. For leash reactivity, other dogs will be provided by training staff. These sessions are open to all ages of dog, and all types of leash behavior. REACTIVE DOGS WELCOME! Please call for pricing, availability and scheduling. Owners having completed this session, and with approval from training staff, are then welcome to partake in our Sunday Pack Walks.
Pack Walk- **For Clients who have worked with our trainers previously** Sundays from 11am to 1pm meet with Ben and Mike, our behavior modification specialists, at varying locations for a structured pack walk. These walks are well paced, multiple miles, and in scenic surroundings. What better way to spend your Sunday morning than reconnecting with your dog for some walking therapy. This is a relaxing training session on the move. This is the perfect opportunity once a week to not only mentally and physically exercise your dog but to expose them to other dogs in a safe and controlled walking environment that is comfortable for both you and them. Because this group will contain owners and dogs who may be insecure or reactive, there will be specific etiquette that must be followed to allow individual owners and dogs to build confidence at their own pace. These rules will be laid out at the beginning of each walk or during discussions prior and for the comfort and safety of everyone, must be followed at all times. Come practice your training in a judgement-free and controlled environment with lots of comfortable exposure to other dogs and people. Call Dogology for rules of joining and to be added to the email list. $20/dog
TrainerCare is like a mini boot camp for your dog. While you are out running errands, in a meeting, or just taking a little time to yourself, drop your dog off at our facility for a one on one private session with one of our trainers. During this time we can reinforce commands, take them for a structured walk, practice scent work or agility, teach them to walk on a treadmill or just learn some new tricks. Coordinate with your friends and have them drop off their dog too for a small private trainer monitored playtime. TrainerCare is specifically designed for dogs who are not able to go to traditional daycare or for owners who wish to fulfill their dogs physical and mental exercise requirements without a full day commitment. Cost is $50/hr, please call for scheduling.