After your dog returns home the trainer will come to you within the next week to follow up on your in-home issues. The dog will learn manners like stopping at doors and gates, stopping at curbs and not running in the street, and to come in and lay down in “place” on its bed, blanket, or rug. This makes the dog much more pleasant to be around when you are trying to get things done around the house. Extra in-home lessons are available upon request.
Third, the process for you will take half of the number of weeks, and half of the time per day to complete, as compared to a do it yourself program. Most of the issues trainers run into with clients have to do with a lack of follow-through. Life happens, and it is quite common for clients not to follow through like they should daily.
Dog training is very similar to hiring a personal trainer to get you in shape. If you don’t put in the work when the trainer is not there the job will not get done. Luckily, the difference in dog training is that the trainer can actually do half of the work for you. If this was possible with a workout program we would all be in better shape. The trainer can in fact work out your dog for you in an intensive BOOT CAMP™ program. It is our job to do just this at the kennel every day 365 days per year. In addition to being consistent with the daily training of your dog, the trainers have many options for working around distractions. They can work the dogs around the other dogs that are in for training. We have 3 cats who love to come into the training room while the dogs are training. They know that if the dogs are there it is because they are working on stay commands. The cats will walk right up and rub on them. Training down the breezeway f the horse barn is another option. Our horses love to watch the dogs train! All of these options for distractions are generally something that the clients cannot easily replicate.