Dog Training

AS OF AUGUST 15, 2017 CANINE INFLUENZA VACCINE IS REQUIRED

Is your dog super talented?  Smart?  Problematic? Helpless?  Or all of the above?  Would you like to do more with your dog?  Do you want to understand your dog’s behavior better?  At Dog Days you will work with top professionals in the field of Dog Training and Behavior Modification.  Together we’ll find the right way to get the very best out of your dog.  From changing your dog’s behavior and teaching new skills to getting your dog to perform amazing dog tricks or run the agility course.

You and your dog will be guided and motivated by our certified training staff.  We’ll work with the latest techniques and insights – all based on positive reinforcement.

It all starts with Step-in Puppy classes for young dogs.  You and your dog will work in a safe and fun environment on socialization and all basic obedience exercises. Each class is different giving puppies many new experiences while playfully learning new skills.  Depending on you and your dog’s talent and interest, you can continue your training to higher levels including AKC Canine Good Citizen, and Therapy Dog Classes. For dog enthusiasts there are diverse selections of specialty courses.

Private sessions can be scheduled to take place at Dog Days or at your home. Clients can sign up for training sessions while their dog attends Daycare or Boarding. Whether you want your dog to learn how to walk on a loose leash or how to play a little piano, the sky is the limit for training at Dog Days.

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Training Staff

Training Director Karin Vermeegen

Training Director Karin Vermeegen is certified in the Netherlands as well as in the USA (CPDT-ka) to help dogs and owners understand each other and create harmonious relationships. Although this can be challenging at times, the results are worth it! If anyone can help improve your dog’s behavior, it is Karin. With over 30 years of experience training thousands of dogs all over the world, she knows what Dog Behavior is about. Karin and her staff work with the latest training techniques and insights, primarily focusing on positive reinforcement.

Trainer Britani Campbell KPA-cpt

Dog Trainer Britani Campbell works with dogs every day.  When she is not teaching agility classes, she is working with puppies on basic skills and has a special interest in teaching dogs cool tricks.  She is a graduate from the Karen Pryor Academy, an organization that stands for effective training without any use of pressure or force.  Her KPA-knowledge paired with the rich experience of working full time at DogDays makes Britani an all-around trainer.  Her training skills and enthusiasm help people and dogs perform at their very best.


Classes

New Style Puppy Class

5 Class Package (Includes hand-outs and treats)

THIS IS THE FUN PUPPY CLASS

YOUR DOG WANTS TO ATTEND!

  • Three classes a week you can attend
    • Tuesdays 6 pm
    • Wednesdays 4 pm
    • Saturdays 1 pm
  • For puppies 10 weeks and older
  • Teaches all basic obedience exercises
  • Professional and experienced instructors
  • Hands-on help with individual skills
  • Group exercises for dogs at all levels
  • Socialization with other puppies
  • Inside classes in large air-conditioned space
  • Possibility for outside training in fenced in field
  • Bases on positive and encouraging training methods
  • Every class is different, giving puppies many new experiences

$95.00 for a five class package

$20 for each addition session

*Expires in two months*

*Age appropriate vaccinations required*

Step-In Games Class

New games every week based on agility, Treibball, trick-training, rally-o, dog dance, and nose games.

For all dogs and owners who want to improve skills, bond, and have a great time together.

Participants should be able to perform basic obedience skills such as sit, down, stay, and come when called.  Some games will be off leash.

Every Saturday at 2:30 pm.

Please call (561) 694-7970 to reserve your spot in class – 6 dogs maximum.

Cost: $20

Frisbee Foundations *New!*

Engage your dog with a new style of retrieve in this exciting class! You will teach your dog to perform fun dance moves and retrieve a rolling or flying frisbee all to the beat of music. All dogs should be in good physical shape.

4 weeks starting Monday at noon August 21st (no class September 4th)

Cost: $75

Space is limited please call (561) 694-7970 to reserve a spot.

Weaves and Advanced Agility Skills *New!*

This class is designed to help handlers better communicate with their dogs on the agility course. Handlers will learn to teach independent weave poles to their dogs by using the Channel Weave Method. Handlers will also learn how to efficiently change sides using front, rear, and blind crosses as well as executing handling from a distance.

4 weeks starting Monday at 1:30 pm. August 21st (no class September 4th)

Cost: $75

Space is limited please call (561) 694-7970 to reserve a spot.

Shape and Click *New!*

Open your dog’s mind to offering fun and new behaviors with shape training. No prior training necessary.

4 weeks starting Monday at 3:000 pm. August 21st (no class September 4th)

Cost: $75

Space is limited please call (561) 694-7970 to reserve a spot.

Canine Nose Games

Your dog has this amazing tool: the nose. In this class your dog is encouraged to use his or her nose to find treats, toys or just a scent. Training will be inside and outside. No special skills required.  Any dog can do this and every dog just loves it. The owner can sit back and relax and enjoy watching the dog at work.

This class is fully enrolled. Please call for future classes.

Cost: Three weeks $59

Advanced Obedience/Teenage Refresher

Bringing basic skills to a higher level plus adding some new behaviors to your dog’s list. Focus on calm behavior, bonding and creating a well balanced dog. Dogs must be familiar with cues like: sit, down, stay, come and leave-it.

Please check back or call for future classes.

Amazing Dog Tricks *New!*

Do you want to have fun teaching your dog some cool tricks like “play the piano” or “roll over”? You’ll be amazed at your dog’s potential.  Any dog can be turned into a trick dog.  Amaze your family and friends at home or on youtube. Participating dogs should be able to focus while around dogs and other people, no other skills or prior training needed.

4 weeks starting Monday August 21st (no class September 4th)

Cost: $75

Space is limited please call (561) 694-7970 to reserve a spot.

Recreational Agility

Just getting your dog through an obstacle course without the element of competition. Work at your own level and at your own pace.  Have an hour of fun with your dog. Something your dog will look forward to All friendly dogs are welcome to join. This will be the most forgiving agility class you can join.

Offered:

Tuesdays at 10:30 am., noon, and 4:30 pm.

Wednesdays at 10:30 am.

Thursdays at 10:00 am. and 1:00 pm. THESE CLASSES ARE FULL

Saturdays at 11:00 am.

Classes may be added.  Please call if you are interested.

AKC Canine Good Citizen / Therapy Dog Intl.

For everybody who wants to have their dog officially certified. This course prepares dog/owner teams for the official AKC exams for Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International. Participating dogs, besides having good basic obedience skills, must be friendly towards people and other dogs and enjoy being petted.

Classes are weekly beginning Wednesday February 8th at 5:30 pm.

THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please call to be put on the list for the next class IN April.

Cost: $95

Upcoming test date: Wednesday March 15th at 6:00 pm.

AKC Evaluator Lindsey Smith

AKC Trick Certification Primer Class

Cost: $20 per session

2:30 pm. August 26th, September 9th and September 16th

Test date: Wednesday September 20th at 7:00 pm.

Space is limited please call (561) 694-7970 to reserve a spot.

Agility Fun Run

This is a great opportunity to learn or practice your agility skills in a different environment and have some fun with your dog. The agility instructors will provide maps of the predetermined courses, walk you through it and answer any questions you might have.  Treats and seating will be provided.

Cost $10 includes two 2 minute runs.

Saturday, February 18th 9am-12:00 pm

LAST CALL AT 11:30 am

Please check in at front desk

Rally-O

Obedience made more entertaining. In this class owners and dogs learn how to follow a course with signs that ask for certain obedience exercises. This is a competitive dog sport. Dogs learn how to focus on the handler and handlers learn how to make their dog perform at its very best. Participating dogs must have basic obedience skills.

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm Starting January 11th

Cost $57 for 3 weeks

Treibball

Treibball is an exciting new dog sport that originated in Germany. Now more and more European countries are becoming interested. Competitions are being held everywhere and is starting to catch the attention of the American dog clubs, trainers and owners.

The large balls are also called ‘Rolling Sheep’ – the dog has to bring the balls home to the handler, without damaging them. In Treibball classes a lot of attention will go to working at a distance. It asks a lot of the dogs to stay focused while working alone in the field. Working towards the goal of actually doing Treibball, is a bonding experience by itself.

Treibball was invented by the Dutch trainer Jan Nijboer, who lives in Germany. It is a sport open to all breeds of dogs. It is not exclusively for Herding breeds. All dogs can excel at this, as long as they communicate with the handler be able to listen to cues and to follow off leash instructions.

Treibball is easy on the dog’s body and because of that it is suitable for young as well for older dogs. Working on Treibball skills can easily be done at home with the help of one large yoga ball.

Please call to be put on the list for the next class.

Training Workshops

Please check back for future workshops.

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Private Classes

Private Puppy Training

Puppy Primer in-home Package: $235 includes three puppy sessions at your house, one play date at DogDays, and written guidelines.

Single in-home Puppy Sessions: $85

Single Puppy Primer Session at DogDays: 1/2 hr. $40, 1 hr. $75

1/2 hour Puppy Primer Session for Dogs Staying at DogDays : $35

Puppy primer sessions will help you with house training, chew control, basic obedience, and creating the right environment for your puppy.

Private Basic Training

Private in-home training package: $235 Includes three sessions in-home covering all basic obedience exercises, one session at DogDays, and written guidelines.

Single in-home training session: $85

Training session with owner at DogDays: 1/2 hour $40, 1 hour $75

Training special for dogs staying at DogDays: 1/2 hour $35

Private Expert Behavior Modification

1 hour in-home session: $110

1 hour session at DogDays: $95

1/2 hour follow up in-home session: $60

1/2 hour follow up session at DogDays: $50