Training and Behavior
Our training philosophy is about establishing good leadership and clear communication through positive training methods. No choke chains, no e-collars! We focus on what your dog can do, not what we want them to stop doing!
We offer personal training designed to suit your specific needs. Our professional trainers can educate you and your dog on everything from puppy manners to aggression issues. To address behavior issues, please see our section on behavior modification.
Basic OBEDIENCE GROUP LESSONS:
Our small class setting of seven dogs (max) in a class is held on our enclosed training field. This is a 6 week course and is $240. This is not a class for excessively leash reactive dogs. That typically requires one on one behavior modification so we can get to the root of your dogs specific issues. However, that issue is fixable in most cases and can be discussed with the trainer to see what is best for you. Having a small class allows us to address the specific developmental needs of your pup, while still working in a class environment. Philosophy and techniques are geared toward positive reinforcement. This is a treat/clicker based approach. We want to motivate and inspire your dog to learn. Training with love and guidance, but structure and mutual respect, is the best way to establish a trusting partnership. We DO NOT use choke chains in this class or corrective techniques. Our trainer will speak with you before you join the class to make sure the class is a good fit for you and answer questions. The class curriculum covers the following commands: "Come", "Sit", "Down", "Off",
"Leave It", "Place", "Stay", Impulse Control, and Walking Etiquette.
NEXT CLASS SESSION: START DATE WAS 6/6/23. We are in the middle of our current session. Because of summer heat and travel for most people, class will resume in September. We offer private training and flexible scheduling at IDMD or at home, as a bridge to get you started on basic skills. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm. Email Lundy@idigmydog.com to register or ask questions.
Puppy Social is designed to guide and teach you how to socialize your puppy with other dogs and strangers. It will also help your puppy get acclimated to new environments and experiences as a way to build their confidence. Each class is $30. For more information, contact Jaime Rosier at PUPPYSOCIAL@IDIGMYDOG.COM
SPECIAL NEEDS TRAINING:
We offer personalized training for your special needs K9; deaf, blind, physically impaired - our trainers can educate you on how best to connect with and train your dog. Every training lesson is tailored to you and your dog's specific needs.
BOARDING AND ON-SITE TRAINING:
For those clients with schedule constraints who would prefer a more consistent and intensive training course, consider our boarding and on-site training program. One of our experienced trainers will work with your dog individually to address basic obedience or specific behavior issues. During the training process, our trainers work with your dog daily and update you on his progress. After boarding, we keep appointments with you to review and to ensure that the training your dog has received will be smoothly implemented at home. Please contact us for extended boarding and training rates. EMAIL: LUNDY@IDIGMYDOG.COM
$120... per hour for on site training
$140... per hour for in home training (within an 8 mile radius)
$180... for Initial Consultation on site (takes 90 minutes)
$210... for Initial Consultation in home (takes 90 minutes)
$240... 6 week group course (classes are 60 minutes each)
$150... starting rate for board and train
$90... per hour for first swim lesson and evaluation (on site)
$50... per 30 mins for follow-up swim lessons (on site)