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Training

About Our Pet Trainer

Certified dog trainer Kieli Atherton has attended three of the top dog training schools in the country; the Tom Rose School, Tarheel K9 and the Michael Ellis School. She’s also attended seminars hosted by Cesar Millan and animal behaviorist Ken Ramirez of the Karen Pryor Academy giving her a well rounded knowledge in dog behavior. Starting her career in St. Louis in 2006 she has since trained dogs for basic and advanced obedience, search & rescue, agility, dock diving, scent detection, personal protection and correcting reactive behaviors. Training methods focus on keeping it fun by being fair and balanced with training, understanding what motivates your dog and teaching you how to be consistent with expectations as an owner. Her personal dogs have been trained for search & rescue, hr recovery, dock diving, agility and competition obedience. She currently competes with her Belgian Malinios in PSA, an obedience and protection dog sport.

Our Training Methods

Kieli is experienced in various types of training methods to help dogs with obedience and behavioral issues. Training methods focus on understanding what motivates your dog along keeping it fun for the dog by being fair and balanced with training. Owners will also be taught how to be constant leaders and get the most out of their dogs training.

Accolades

  • Recipient of BEST IN TRAINING 2014 from the New Hampshire Magazine
  • Recipient of BEST IN TRAINING 2015/2016 from Thumbtack
  • Protection Sport Association PDC 1st place High Obedience / High Protection winner
  • 2 time Protection Sport Association 1st place winner, Level 1
  • 3 time Protection Sport Association 1st place winner, Level 2
  • Protection Sport Association East Coast Regional Competition 1st place winner
  • Protection Sport Association National Competition Vice Champion, Level 1
  • Protection Sport Association National Competition Vice Champion, Level 2
  • Recipient of the Protection Sport Association Highest Score in the Nation Award, Level 2
  • 4 time Protection Sport Association highest obedience score in trial award
  • 4 time Protection Sport Association highest protection score in trial award
  • 3 time Protection Sport Association high owner trained award
  • 2 time Protection Sport Association decoys pick dog award
  • 3 Time Protection Sport Association High Club award
  • 4 time Protection Sport Association 1st place winner, Level 2
  • Protection Sport Association National Competition Vice Champion, Level 2

Puppy 101 coming in march

4 Week Group Class for puppies between 6 and 16 weeks

Learn everything you need to know to have a good foundation with your new puppy. During puppy 101 you will learn fun beginner obedience like sit, down, walking on a leash and coming when called. We also discuss potty training, proper crate training and how your dog sees the world to help make the training process as easy as possible. Puppy 101 includes 4 one hour classes.

Private Training Sessions

Private training sessions are a great way to work on obedience training or issues with unruly behaviors. During your one hour lesson, we will show you how to train the behaviors you would like to see from your dog. Work on things such as: House Manners, Greeting Company, Basic Obedience, Leash Manners and addressing Destructive Behavior.

Multiple dogs in the house that need help? Not an issue. That hour is yours to work on whatever it is you need to address.
Individual Lessons & Packages Available.

Individual lesson – 4 pack
In-home lessons – 4 pack

Day Training

Want your dog to stop pulling on their leash? Stop jumping on guest? Come back when called? Sit or lie down the first time you ask but just don’t have a schedule that allows for you to make it to weekly group classes or spend hours training your dog. Let us do the work for you. Day Training is a great option to help busy pet owners fix basic obedience issues or gain on and off-leash reliability.

So what Is Day Training?

Day training allows your dog to have the benefits of a board and train program without having to send them away for weeks on end. Your dog gets dropped off in the morning, trains with a certified trainer and then gets to go home at the end of the day! All Day Training programs include private training sessions for the owners to show you how to apply and maintain your dogs new training.

Want your dog to get some playtime in while training? We have programs for that!

Have a day you won’t be able to drop your dog off for training or be able to pick them up after? Not an issue. We offer shuttle service!

All training programs run Monday through Friday. You can drop off any time before 10 am and pick up any time after 4:30 pm

(Please contact us for pricing and availability. We provide free evaluations)

Day Stay: Day Boarding + Training for your dog

Day Stay Basic:
Start enjoying your walks. Our basic program focuses on ending pulling, jumping, barking and unruly behavior while on leash and around distractions such as people, animals and commotion. Program includes 5 days of training with a trainer, 2 forty-five minute lessons for the owner and a training collar if needed.

Day Stay Intermediate:
Get better basic obedience and take your dog more places. Our intermediate program focuses on leash manners found in our Day Camp Basic program along with sit/stays and down/stays. This program focuses on having a well manned dog in any situation. Program includes 10 days of training with a trainer, 3 one hour lessons and a training collar if needed.

Day Stay Advanced:
Learn how to have on and off-leash reliability. The ultimate freedom for any dog. Our advanced program covers leash manners, sit/stay, down/stay, coming when called and how to get reliability both on and off leash! We can also address ending behaviors such as jumping on guest, steeling from the counter tops, digging or chasing other household pets. Program includes 15 days of training with a trainer, 3 one hour lessons and a training collar.

Camp & Train: Day Care + Training for your dog

Camp & Train Basic:
Start enjoying your walks. Our basic program focuses on ending pulling, jumping, barking and unruly behavior while on leash and around distractions such as people, animals and commotion. Program includes 5 days of training with a trainer, 2 forty-five minute lessons for the owner and a training collar if needed.

Camp & Train Intermediate:
Get better basic obedience and take your dog more places. Our intermediate program focuses on leash manners found in our Day Camp Basic program along with sit/stays and down/stays. This program focuses on having a well manned dog in any situation. Program includes 10 days of training with a trainer, 3 one hour lessons and a training collar if needed.

Camp & Train Advanced:
Learn how to have on and off-leash reliability. The ultimate freedom for any dog. Our advanced program covers leash manners, sit/stay, down/stay, coming when called and how to get reliability both on and off leash! We can also address ending behaviors such as jumping on guest, steeling from the counter tops, digging or chasing other household pets. Program includes 15 days of training with a trainer, 3 one hour lessons and a training collar.

Board & Train

Boarding your dog? Why not take advantage and get some training in too! Let us know what you would like to work on and we will create a training program for you.

Behavior Modificaton

Dealing with dogs that show fear aggressive or dominate behavior towards people or other animals can be a daunting task. Many times guidance from a professional can drastically help this problem behavior or end it all together. Behavior modification training is for dogs that have started to display aggressive behaviors (teeth showing, growing, nipping) over objects or towards people and other animals.
Please contact us for a consultation.
 

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