Dog Training

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.


Classes

New Style Puppy Class

6 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
    • 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

$125.00 for a six class package

$25 for each addition session

*Expires in two months*

*Age appropriate vaccinations required*

PRIVATE FUN RUN!

Private Fun Run!

 

Just you and your dog in our fenced in training field.  You can let your dog run freely or get your dog through our low obstacle exercise course with tunnels, jumps, and bridges.

15 minutes per dog / owner team

  • No contact with other people
  • Gate will be opened and closed before and after each session
  • Dog Days supervisor will be at a safe distance on the other side of the fence
  • No need to enter the building – go from parking lot directly to training field
  • Bring your own treats
  • Fresh water will be available

FOR CURRENT DOG DAYS CLIENTS ONLY

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – CALL (561) 694-7970 TO SCHEDULE

Hours: Every day 8:00 am to 10:30 am and 3:40 pm to 8:00 pm

Price: $15 per session

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

CALL (561) 694-7970 TO SCHEDULE A SESSION

PHONE / VIRTUAL TRAINING

Chat with the trainers!

For clients who don’t want to leave their home Dog Days offers 25 minute phone consultations or virtual sessions with our trainers.  Get advice on how to keep your dog entertained, how to respond to certain behaviors, housebreaking issues, or stress and excessive barking.

Talk about puppy training and how to work on your dog’s overall behavior.  Expert and useful tips that can make the time you spend with your dog now even more special.

Price: $35 for up to a 30 minute session

CALL (561) 694-7970 TO SCHEDULE A SESSION

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.

Mondays at 10:00 am and 5:00 pm starting January 6th

Six Sessions $125

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.

Call to sign up to attend.

Offered:

Tuesdays at 4:30 pm.

Thursdays at 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.

Starts Wednesday February 5th at 5:30 pm with classes each week until March 4th.

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!

Saturdays at 4:00 pm February 1st to March 7th

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!

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.

Saturdays at 4:00 pm January 4th to 25th

$25 per session

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: $95

Training session with owner at DogDays: 1/2 hour $45, 1 hour $85

Training special for dogs staying at DogDays: 1/2 hour $40

Private Expert Behavior Modification

1 hour in-home session: $125

1 hour session at DogDays: $105

1/2 hour follow up in-home session: $70

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