Dog Training

If you want to attend a class, please call 561-694-7970 to secure your spot. You can pay by phone prior to class or use your card on file.

About Our Training

Do you need help with your dog?  Do you want to understand your dog’s behavior better?  Would you like to do more with your dog but you don’t know how? The Dog Days training team is a small group of top professionals in the field of training and behavior modification.  You and your dog will be expertly guided in hands-on private or group sessions.  You will be introduced to new and different ways to work with your dog to eliminate or soften unwanted behavior and to bring out the very best in your dog.

Our large climate controlled indoor training area will make you and your dog feel safe and depending on the weather there is the possibility to work outside in our large fenced-in training field!

Every dog and every breed can learn new skills at any age.  The Dog Days training staff will help you to figure out what would be the right protocol for you and your dog.  Would you benefit from running an agility course or would private sessions be better?  Do you want your dog to walk nicely on a leash or are you looking to show off with some complicated tricks?  Do you want to help your dog overcome fear, separation anxiety or shyness?  Trust the Dog Days trainers to come up with the right solution.

Dogs staying at Dog Days for boarding or daycare can add training sessions to their dog’s stay at a special price: $45 per session or $125 for a three session package.  Please reserve training in advance.

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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.

Senior Trainer Alexa Ballester

Alexa is the face of a new generation of dog trainers.  Highly skilled and actively involved in dog training from the moment she was old enough to hold a leash.  Talented and passionate about dog behavior, Alexa became Karin’s protegee.  After getting her bachelors degree in special education from the University of Miami, Alexa worked as a teacher in Boston.  She came back home to Dog Days after following her heart and choosing to work full time with dogs.  Alexa is an experienced agility trainer.  She is available for private sessions and teaches several popular classes at Dog Days.

Senior Trainer Madison McPoyle

Madison has taken care of animals her whole life and has a degree in biology. Her analytical thinking paired with great compassion for dogs makes her a dog trainer who stands out and is appreciated by all. Her calm demeanor makes even the most anxious dogs feel safe in her presence.

Over the years Madison has worked with hundreds of dogs and owners in their homes and at Dog Days. She teaches several fun classes. She is the person the staff members go to with questions about dog behavior. Dog Days is proud to work with a high level Senior Trainer like Madison.


New Style Puppy Class


Please call 561-694-7970 to reserve your spot.

This is the class your puppy wants to attend!

Five classes a week you can attend:

  • Tuesdays at 6pm
  • Wednesdays at 4pm
  • Saturdays at 1pm


  • 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
  • Indoor classes in large air-conditioned space
  • Possibility for outside training in large fenced in field
  • Based on positive and encouraging methods
  • Each class is different giving puppies many new experiences

$195 for five session package

Must be used for five consecutive weeks

*Age appropriate vaccinations required*


Board and Train

Leave your dog at Dog Days for two or more nights and your dog will receive extensive training during his or her stay.  You will receive videos of your dog’s progress with demos of training techniques so you can follow up at home.

$160 per day (two day minimum)

$1,050 for one week

$1,960 for two weeks

Doggie Day Camp

Doggie day camp assigns your dog to a trainer for the day.  Besides socializing and playing with other dogs your dog will train throughout the day.  Dogs must me dropped off before 9:00 am and picked up after 5:00 pm.

Price: $140

Private Social Distance Lesson


Private training session with social distancing now available!

Only one client and dog in training room at a time with distant instructions from the trainer.  Bring your own treats.

Price: $45 for half-hour session


Phone, Zoom, Facetime Session

Receive valuable instruction and insight in a one on one conversation on the phone, Zoom, Facetime or Whatsapp.  You can discuss your dog’s behavior with an experienced trainer without leaving your home.  Get advice on how to keep your dog entertained, how to respond to certain behaviors, housebreaking issues, stress or excessive barking.  You will get easy access to the trainer’s expertise and knowledge.

$45 for sessions up to 30 minutes

$85 for sessions up to 60 minutes


Teenage Class

This class is for young dogs ready to move on after finishing puppy class.  Refining basic skills of dog and owner.  Find out what your dog’s specific talents are.  Add new skills and behaviors to your existing repertoire and learn how to guide your teenager on the path to becoming the adult dog of your dreams.

5 Week course Wednesdays at 5:30 pm

Call in advance to reserve your spot (561) 694-7970

5 Sessions $195

Backside Jump Workshop

Sending your dog over the backside of a jump?  It’s a specific skill that helps you keep up with your dog in agility class!  For three weeks we will be focusing on sending your dog behind the obstacle from a couple of meters away or even further!  Learn how to run less as a handler and teach your dog how to do the work for you!

This class is for more experienced dogs and owners who are ready to bring their skills to the next level!

Limited space is available. Must sign up. No drop-ins.

Times TBA Please call

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

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.

To ensure social distancing a limited number of participants are allowed.  Please call 561-694-7970 to reserve your spot every week.


Tuesdays at noon and 4:30 pm.

Wednesdays at 2:30 pm.

Thursdays at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

Saturdays at 11:00 am. and 2:30 pm.

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.

New dates will be announced.

Call to enroll!

Cost: $25 per session

AKC Evaluator Lindsey Smith

AKC Trick Certification Primer Class

No prior training needed for this class!

All dogs can do tricks.  Treat your dog to this class and let your dog surprise you!  Have an hour of fun and go home with an amazing trick or two.  Is your dog more experienced?  You can get him or her ready for the AKC trick certification test!

New dates will be announced

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

Cost: $25 per session or $125 for 6 sessions

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.

Please call for our next Fun Run!


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.

$25 per session


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: $299 includes three puppy sessions at your house, one play date at DogDays, and written guidelines.

Single in-home Puppy Sessions: $105

Single Puppy Primer Session at DogDays: 1/2 hr. $45, 1 hr. $85

1/2 hour Puppy Primer Session for Dogs Staying at DogDays : $45

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

Private Adult Dog Training

Private in-home training package: $299 Includes three sessions in-home covering all basic obedience exercises, one session at DogDays, and written guidelines.

Single in-home training session: $105

1 hr. training session with owner at DogDays: $85

1/2 hr. follow-up session at DogDays: $50

Private Expert Behavior Modification

1 hour in-home session: $135

1 hour session at DogDays: $105

1/2 hour follow up session at DogDays: $60