TRAINING

We have a unique training philosophy, based on many years of education and experience. We emphasize clear communication and pride ourselves on the innate ability to confidently read each and every dogs’ temperament clearly, which is the blueprint for a professional training program.

 

Issues we can help you with:

Poor obedience | Dog aggression | Food aggression | Territorial aggression | Separation anxiety | Public socializing |

 Introduction of new dog into the home | Potty training

 

 

We believe most behavioral problems stem from poor genetics, and the lack of clear communication between humans and dogs. Our goal is to educate owners on how important of a role they play in their dog’s behavior and that regardless of the age or breed there is still time to learn.

 

Using empathy, we understand that dogs communicate and process information in such a way that makes it unnatural for humans to clearly communicate with them, without some good professional education. Our job is to bridge this gap effectively.

 

No two dogs, or two dog owners, will ever be the same, so you must have the ability to tailor your training program based on the temperament, environment and skill level of both. In most cases, humans and their dogs will go through a learning and conditioning process to prepare and compete with the distractions that come with everyday life. We find that most of the time, the dogs catch on faster than the humans. We believe it is best for your dog’s training to be designed in such a way that he learns most behaviors on his own, we call this self-discovery or spontaneous behavior.  To us, this is one of the most important pieces to the puzzle.  It not only makes certain behaviors are your dog’s idea, but it allows us to manipulate the ultimate reliability.

 

Our love of dogs drives us seek out continued education on a regular basis, which continues to help us progress our program into the best it can be.

 

Consultations:

Our head dog trainer, Jeff Hakanson, will meet with you to evaluate your dog(s) behavior and discuss what would be the best route to take for training. Consultations last about an hour.  Every new client must have a consultation before any training begins.

*Consultations in home: $65-$100 (depending on location)

*Consultations at kennel: $20

*Consults book at least a week in advance & are by appointment only

 

Lock in your space now! Due to high demand, we ask that you pre-pay your consultation fee ahead of time.  Please complete your payment through our online store or call us at 847-634-0722

We meet the training boards minimum certification requirements for the initial training of narcotic detection canines.

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SERVICES & PRICING

Private Lessons

One on one sessions with your trainer where you learn about teaching your dog and work on conditioning behaviors. Private lessons usually last about an hour and will have homework assigned for you to work on at home. In home sessions are based on individual goals and are not timed by the hour. Please allow for up to two hours a visit.

In Home $100-$120

Kennel $60

 

Private Lesson Course

(Includes Training Food and A Clicker)

Most dogs will need 2-3 courses to accomplish your training goals.

Six Weeks $300

Ten Weeks $460

 

Puppy Enrichment Course

Our puppy enrichment course is designed for dogs that are 6-16 weeks old. This program is geared towards starting your puppy with a solid foundation. This course offers a preview of the teaching process. We teach your puppy different enrichment games that will help them learn

our teaching process. We will take the puppy through our obstacle course to build their confidence and ability to conquer new tasks. We will also start socialization and playtime with other puppies their age.

 

The final component of this course is environmental changes. We will take the puppy to various different environments, watch how they react to the change and work the dog accordingly. Some dogs transition from one place to the next with little issue, while others will struggle. Dogs that stress during these changes will be taken and worked in different environments more often. While the puppy is at the kennel, they will be kept in a crate to work on crate and or potty training. If your dog has significant issues with either of these things and you would like assistance, we will have you opt for the enrichment with potty training course.

 

 

PUPPY ENRICHMENT

This course is a day training option. The puppy will come for five days in a row, we recommend that the dog start on Monday and end on Friday. This will include an appointment at the kennel at the end of the course.

$250

 

PUPPY ENRICHMENT WITH POTTY TRAINING

This course is a boarding option. We ask that the puppy is checked in on Saturday and picked up the following Friday. This course includes a crate schedule at the completion of their stay as well as a follow up appointment at your house to work on potty training.

$500

 

 

 

 

Day Training

Dogs will come out 2-3 times during the day for sessions with their trainer. Session length will vary based on where your dog is at in the conditioning process as well as the goal for that day. Playtime is included if time allows. A minimum of two visits per week is required.

Single Day $55

Single Day While Overnight Boarding $30

 

Day Training Course

(Includes Training Food and A Clicker)

Most dogs will need 2-3 courses to accomplish your training goals.

Six Days and One Private Lesson $330

Twelve Days and Two Private Lessons $600

 

2 Week Board and Train

Our two week board and train covers sit, down, stay, place and recall all on leash as well as loose leash walking.

$2000

 

4 Week Board and Train

Our four week board and train covers sit, down, stay, place and recall. All of these behaviors will be taught on leash as well as off leash. We will also teach your dog loose leash walking.

$3000

Potty Training

This service is offered to anyone that is struggling with potty training a puppy, a newly adopted dog or an older dog that has had accidents for years.. This service will include a visit to your house to look at the environment as well as a scheduled write up to adhere

to at home.

In Home Only $65-$100

 

E-collar Class

The e-collar course is required for anyone who is going to be training their dog with remote collar. This course meets separately than a private session and does not include your dog. During this course you will get all the information you will need on how to operate the collar and hands on practice using the remote for the behaviors your dog is learning.

$35

 

Kennel Evaluation

If during your initial consultation your dog is deemed as yellow or red based on our evaluation scale and you are considering day training, we will require a day for kennel evaluation. This day is used to gauge if staying in the kennel is suitable for you dog as well as if your dog can be safely handled by our staff. In the event your dog is not able to be kenneled, we will ask you to pursue private lessons.

$25

 

Day Stay

This is for dogs that will need time to warm up before beginning a day training course. Your dog will come for the day to get comfortable with the kennel and have relationship building time with their trainer without having expectations that the dog is ready for training. This will benefit the dog for when training does begin, as it will begin a positive association with Dogstyle Inc. This is also beneficial as by setting up these days separately from training you are not using sessions off your course when your dog is stressed or uncomfortable and not working.

$15

 

Temperament Evaluation

Different than a training consultation, a temperament evaluation is an hour long meeting with our trainers to have your dog evaluated. Whether you have just brought a new dog into your home and are unsure of their behaviors or you need a court mandated evaluation, we will be able to give you an assessment.

$45

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