if you see any other trainers mentioning Boot Camp™ on their website they are trying to piggyback off of our Trademark because it is a SO popular. Having been in business for over 40 years, and having TRADEMARKED this style decades ago, it has become a popular term in the industry. Many trainers don’t even know what they are referring to when they are using this term.
Boot Camp is a 2-4 week intensive course that involves total immersion training around other dogs, cats, horses, and people. Multiple trainers will work with your dog so the dog will not become overly attached to just one.
You are given our book DOG TRAINING 101 to read while your dog is at BOOT CAMP. You will receive at least 3 texted photos, videos, and updates each week and have access via text or phone call to your trainers daily from 8 am-8 pm.
Upon pick up, you will have an orientation, demonstration, and hands-on lesson at the facility. Two weeks later we will come to your home for a lesson if you are located within 70 miles of our facility. This will begin your transition period where the trainers teach you to work with your dog at the facility and in your home.
You will watch your dog work without him knowing you are there. You will then begin to learn with your dog that day when you take him home. You will have several of these lessons at our facility open for you to take at no additional charge throughout the following year. This is our ongoing support program.
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.
First, your dog begins the training journey with professional trainers who know how to make the training easy for your dog to learn. Our trainers understand how dogs learn, so we can make amazing progress with your dog in a short period of time. This makes the process easy for your dog in comparison with you attempting to learn and do it yourself.
Second, when your part begins it is much easier for you to learn with a dog who has already been trained. The process will be physically easier on you and emotionally more rewarding.
You will find it much more enjoyable to work with a dog that already knows what you want and has learned to enjoy training.
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.
When clients found out that owner George Duet was a retired Army Drill Sergeant they started telling friends they were SENDING THEIR DOG TO BOOT CAMP™.
The name stuck and we eventually trademarked that slogan. In addition, we always have at least a couple of trainers that are active or retired military.
We are proud to serve our military families and offer a DISCOUNT for ACTIVE DUTY or RETIRED MILITARY.
There are many copies out there, most of these don’t have any military background at all. Don’t be fooled. We are the original.