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Spring Training at Springfield Starts April 28th – Book Now!

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CONSULTATION

Your Canine Training Specialist may request to meet with you and your dog for a Consultation. Training Consultations are 30 minute meetings that enable your Specialist to learn about your dog’s history, daily routines, and typical behavior. This will help you and your Specialist to develop a personalized Training Plan that will address your specific needs and concerns.

 Let’s Set Them Up For Success!

Consultations must be scheduled in advance. The cost of your Consultation will be automatically applied to the training service of your choice.

PRIVATE TRAINING

Private lessons allow you to be present and active while receiving one-on-one guidance from your Canine Training Specialist.  The goal is to build trust between you and your pet, encourage positive behavior, and strengthen your bond.

Your Specialist will begin your Private Lesson service by meeting with you and your dog for a thirty minute consultation. This meeting will allow your Specialist to get to know you both, listen to your concerns and assess your training needs. Your Specialist will work with you to create a Training Plan that addresses the specific behaviors you want to see in your dog in a way that is tailor-made for him or her.
Private Lessons may include a range of exercises, including behavioral work, learning tricks, or even agility training. We offer a variety of packages to better suit your needs.

Private Lessons are an excellent choice for pet parents looking for more individualized instruction from their Canine Training Specialist. Private Lessons are also great for parents with irregular schedules, dogs that perform more consistently in smaller groups, and training that is directed towards a specific set of skills or behaviors.
Each Private Lesson lasts one hour. Lessons may be purchased individually, or in packages of three or five.

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Our Stay & Train program can be tailored to suit the individual needs of you and your canine companion. In this program, your dog will receive intensive one-on-one training from our Canine Training Specialist while boarding at our luxurious facility.

Your Specialist will begin the program by meeting with you and your dog for a thirty minute consultation to get to know you better, listen to your concerns and assess your training needs. Your Specialist will work with you to create a Training Plan that is unique to your dog and addresses the specific behaviors you want from him or her.

Once your Training Plan has been developed and your dog has checked in, the training sessions will begin. Each day of his or her boarding stay, your dog will receive four to eight training sessions, each lasting fifteen to thirty minutes. These short but frequent sessions keep your dog focused and motivated throughout training, and help to further solidify the positive behaviors you want to see. Your canine will have one “free” day each week of the stay, when he or she can take it easy while being lovingly pampered by our caring staff.

The recommended length of your dog’s Stay Stay & Train will be dependent upon his or her individual training needs, but most tend to stay with us for one to two weeks. During this time, your Canine Training Specialist will maintain open communication with you regarding your dog’s progress, and may provide you with digital photographs and/or videos of your dog while training.
At the end of your dog’s stay with us, we will meet with you for a Departure Session, when your Specialist will not only explain and demonstrate the new behaviors your dog has learned, but will also empower you with the tools and knowledge necessary to maintain the training at home.

After your Departure Session, you will have up to three weeks to redeem a complimentary Follow-Up Session with your Specialist. During this session, your Specialist will assess your dog’s progress since returning home, and continue helping you to generalize his or her new behaviors into your everyday life.

Services Included in Stay & Train Package:

  • Thirty Minute Consultation
  • Daily Training Sessions
  • Departure Session
  • Follow-Up Session
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GROUP TRAINING

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Basic dog Training

Beginning your dog’s training and socialization at a young age is a crucial part of development for him or her, and will jump-start your dog’s success on the path to becoming an obedient, well-mannered canine!

In our Puppy Preschool course, your Canine Training Specialist will guide you through all of the joys and hurdles of being a Puppy Parent:

  • Gain knowledge and insight into the way dogs learn, helping you to better communicate with your puppy.
  • Learn more about your puppy’s life stages and how they affect his or her learning and growth.
  • Understand the power of patience and fun when training your dog.
  • Learn the most effective and efficient ways to potty train your puppy (one of the most important factors in your pup’s early stages).
  • Receive resources and tips regarding basic first aid and common grooming tasks that can be completed at home.

Your puppy’s growing mind will be kept active and nurtured as he or she learns:

  • How to respond to his or her name and focus on you.
  • The “Sit” and “Down” commands, taught from their foundations in order to establish consistent, reliable responses from your puppy.
  • To immediately return to you when given a verbal recall command (this exercise could save your dog’s life!).
  • How to walk on a loose leash, staying within an invisible bubble around your body.

Your puppy student will also experience positive and pleasant exposure to a variety of new things by participating in our Obstacle Challenge and Pass the Puppy games. Now is the best time to get your dog used to different sounds, textures, people, and other stimuli, to prevent negative reactions towards them later in life.

Socialization is also a key part of your puppy’s early years! Your Canine Training Specialist will encourage proper interaction between the Puppy Preschool students, monitoring their play and helping you learn what is appropriate for your dog.

All students will also have the opportunity to take a Field Trip into Daycamp, where they can meet other dogs under the close supervision of our Counselors. All dogs entering Daycamp receive an initial evaluation to ensure they are comfortable and able to properly socialize with others.

Your Puppy Preschool Training Success Kit includes the following:

Starter Bag of Real Meat treats

Puppies love these easy-to-eat gourmet treats! They are all natural, grain-free and made of 95% real meat, with multiple flavor options available.

Rapid Rewards Treat Pouch

This pouch is the perfect way to quickly reward your pup’s behavior with a tasty treat! Made of durable, machine washable material, this pouch has a total of five different compartments, ideal for storing multiple types of treats plus other useful items such as waste-bag dispensers, training clickers, cell phones, etc.

Mendota Command Slip Collar

This comfortable, easy-to-use slip collar is the perfect beginning training tool for dogs of all ages. It is strong enough to redirect your puppy’s attention, but gentle enough to guide him or her through training in a positive way. Slip collars are available in a variety of sizes and colors.

Our Puppy Preschool course is open to puppies aged eight weeks to five months old. Your puppy does not need to be spayed or neutered to attend this class. All puppies attending the class must have a worming vaccination and at least one distemper/Parvo combination vaccination.

Puppies four months of age or older must have an up-to-date rabies vaccination.

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Our Beginner Obedience course leads you on a wonderful path towards being the proactive owner of a well-mannered dog. It is open to dogs of all ages; however, females in season may not attend.
Your Canine Training Specialist will guide you through teaching your dog multiple obedience commands, building behaviors from the ground up to ensure their strength and reliability. You will learn to teach your dog to do the following:

  • Go into the “Sit” position on a verbal command, and stay in the position until asked to do otherwise.
  • Go into the “Down” position on a verbal command, and stay in the position until asked to do otherwise.
  • Return to you immediately when given a verbal recall command (such as “Come” or “Here”).
  • Promptly focus on you when being called by his or her name.
  • Walk on a loose leash at your side.
  • Immediately respond to a verbal “Leave It” command when approaching something you want him or her to avoid.
  • Go to a “Place” bed when given the verbal command, and remain quiet & polite while on the bed, only coming off when given permission to do so.
  • Obey an “Off” verbal command when jumping up on people, furniture, or other animals.
  • Continue to obey commands despite increased distance, duration, and distractions.

Your Beginner Obedience Training Success Kit includes the following:

Starter Bag of Real Meat treats
Dogs love these easy-to-eat gourmet treats! They are all natural, grain-free and made of 95% real meat, with multiple flavor options available.

Rapid Rewards Treat Pouch
This pouch is the perfect way to quickly reward your dog’s behavior with a tasty treat! Made of durable, machine washable material, this pouch has a total of five different compartments, ideal for storing multiple types of treats plus other useful items such as waste-bag dispensers, training clickers, cell phones, etc.

Mendota Command Slip Collar
This comfortable, easy-to-use slip collar is the perfect beginning training tool for dogs. It is strong enough to redirect your dog’s attention, but gentle enough to guide him or her through training in a positive way. Slip collars are available in a variety of sizes and colors.

Available for Purchase:
Starmark Dog Zone Pro-Training Bed
Used in boundary training, this elevated pet bed is our recommended choice in teaching your dog the “Place” command. This easily assembled bed provides orthopedic support while helping to prevent your dog from exhibiting negative behaviors. Its durable fabric is machine washable and stain resistant. The bed is available in multiple sizes and colors.

Our Beginner Obedience course is open to dogs of all ages; however, females in season are not permitted. Your dog does not need to be spayed or neutered to attend this class. All dogs attending the class must have up-to-date rabies, distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations.

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Our Intermediate Obedience course is the next step for dogs who have graduated from our Beginner Obedience or Puppy Preschool courses. Together, you and your Canine Training Specialist will take your dog’s training to the next level by further proofing and generalizing the commands learned in Beginner Obedience. Your Specialist will guide you through gradually adding various levels of distractions, as well as distance and duration, to the commands your dog has previously learned. The inclusion of these three factors in your dog’s training not only improves the reliability of your dog’s positive behaviors, but also ensures a prompt response from him or her.

Your Specialist will also guide you and your dog through the following:

  • Transforming your loose leash walking skills into a verbal “Heel” command
  • Having your dog sit automatically at all doors
  • Raising expectations for all previously learned commands
  • Transferring the “Place” command to a different object
  • Strengthening the Recall command, using increased distance and distractions
  • Properly maintaining previously learned behaviors and proofing them for reliability in real-life scenarios

Your Intermediate Obedience Training Success Kit includes the following:
Starter Bag of Real Meat treats

Dogs love these easy-to-eat gourmet treats! They are all natural, grain-free and made of 95% real meat, with multiple flavor options available.
Rapid Rewards Treat Pouch

This pouch is the perfect way to quickly reward your obedient dog’s behavior with a tasty treat! Made of durable, machine washable material, this pouch has a total of five different compartments, ideal for storing multiple types of treats plus other useful items such as waste-bag dispensers, training clickers, cell phones, etc.
Mendota Command Slip Collar

This comfortable, easy-to-use slip collar is the perfect training tool for dogs. It is strong enough to redirect your dog’s attention, but gentle enough to guide him or her through training in a positive way. Slip collars are available in a variety of sizes and colors.

30-foot Nylon Long Lead
This durable, extra-long lead is an excellent tool to use when adding distance, duration, and distractions to your training. The long lead will enable you to keep your dog safe and under control as you increase your distance from him or her, teaching your dog to remain obedient regardless of life’s many distractions.

Our Intermediate Obedience course is open to dogs of all ages. If your dog has not attended Olde Towne Pet Resort’s Beginner Obedience class, he or she must test into Intermediate Obedience. Your dog does not need to be spayed or neutered to attend this class. All dogs attending the class must have up-to-date rabies, distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations.

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Taking part in our Beginner Agility course is an amazing way to build your dog’s confidence and strengthen your bond together as you both get exercise and have lots of fun! Agility is an extremely popular sport that can be enjoyed competitively or simply for pleasure. It requires concentration, patience, and coordination, but is sure to increase your dog’s willingness to work with you as you overcome many challenging obstacles as a team.

Your Canine Training Specialist will teach you and your dog how to safely navigate through our outdoor Agility course, one obstacle at a time. Your dog will receive lots of rewards and encouragement along the way, helping to significantly raise the level of confidence in him or her.

Beginner Agility students will be introduced to multiple obstacles:

  • Jump Poles
  • Tire Jump
  • Tunnel
  • A-Frame
  • Dog Walk
  • Weave Poles

Your Beginner Agility Training Success Kit includes the following:

Starter Bag of Real Meat treats
Active dogs love these easy-to-eat gourmet treats! They are all natural, grain-free and made of 95% real meat, with multiple flavor options available.

Rapid Rewards Treat Pouch
This pouch is the perfect way to quickly reward your agility champion’s performance with a tasty treat! Made of durable, machine washable material, this pouch has a total of five different compartments, ideal for storing multiple types of treats plus other useful items such as waste-bag dispensers, training clickers, cell phones, etc.

Portable Water Bottle
Keep your dog hydrated on the agility field with this 25 oz stainless steel portable bottle. The bottle also includes a handy travel bowl and holder with an adjustable strap.

Our Beginner Agility course is open to dogs of all ages, but for safety reasons, we recommend dogs be at least one year old to attend. Your dog does not need to be spayed or neutered to attend this class. All dogs attending the class must have up-to-date rabies, distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations.

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Our Intermediate Agility course is a direct extension of Beginner Agility. Now is the time to expand upon your dog’s ability to navigate challenging obstacles by stringing them together in sequences. Your Canine Training Specialist will guide you as you improve communication and teamwork with your dog, building upon your skills as a handler.

Intermediate Agility students will learn to perform a number of different obstacle sequences, including but not limited to:

  • Jump Poles & Tire
  • A-Frame & Tunnel
  • Tunnel & Dog Walk
  • Weave Poles & Jump Poles
  • Jump Poles, Tire & A-Frame
  • A-Frame, Tunnel & Dog Walk

Your Intermediate Agility Training Success Kit includes the following:

Starter Bag of Real Meat treats
Active dogs love these easy-to-eat gourmet treats! They are all natural, grain-free and made of 95% real meat, with multiple flavor options available.

Rapid Rewards Treat Pouch
This pouch is the perfect way to quickly reward your agility champion’s performance with a tasty treat! Made of durable, machine washable material, this pouch has a total of five different compartments, ideal for storing multiple types of treats plus other useful items such as waste-bag dispensers, training clickers, cell phones, etc.

Portable Water Bottle
Keep your dog hydrated on the agility field with this 25 oz stainless steel portable bottle. The bottle also includes a handy travel bowl and holder with an adjustable strap.

Our Intermediate Agility course is open to dogs of all ages, but for safety reasons, we recommend dogs be at least one year old to attend. If your dog has not attended Olde Towne Pet Resort’s Beginner Agility class, he or she must test into Intermediate Agility. Your dog does not need to be spayed or neutered to attend this class. All dogs attending the class must have up-to-date rabies, distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations.

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Our CGC course is an excellent way to strengthen the existing bond you have with your dog as you learn and train together. This eight-week course is designed to fully prepare you and your dog for the official AKC-approved Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. Dogs that pass the CGC test are entitled to either an AKC CGC title or certification.

Your dog’s passing of the CGC test not only exhibits you as a responsible pet owner, but also showcases your dog as a well-mannered, obedient, and respectful member of society. The training your dog receives in this course can also go a long way in improving his or her socialization skills, manners in public, basic obedience, and ability to stay calm in new situations.
During this course, your Canine Training Specialist will guide you through perfecting your dog’s performance of the following test items:

  • Accepting a Friendly Stranger
  • Sitting Politely for Petting
  • Appearance and Grooming
  • Out for a Walk
  • Walking Through a Crowd
  • Sit and Down on Command & Staying in Place
  • Coming When Called
  • Reaction to Another Dog
  • Reaction to Distraction
  • Supervised Separation

After successful completion of the course, your Specialist will administer the CGC test. After passing the test, your dog’s achievements will be celebrated with a photo shoot and goody bag full of AKC-official CGC merchandise!

Your Canine Good Citizen Training Success Kit includes the following:

Starter Bag of Real Meat treats
Learning dogs love these easy-to-eat gourmet treats! They are all natural, grain-free and made of 95% real meat, with multiple flavor options available.

Rapid Rewards Treat Pouch
This pouch is the perfect way to quickly reward your dog’s polite behavior with a tasty treat! Made of durable, machine washable material, this pouch has a total of five different compartments, ideal for storing multiple types of treats plus other useful items such as waste-bag dispensers, training clickers, cell phones, etc.

Mendota Command Slip Collar
This comfortable, easy-to-use slip collar is the perfect beginning training tool for dogs. It is strong enough to redirect your dog’s attention, but gentle enough to guide him or her through training in a positive way. Slip collars are available in a variety of sizes and colors.

Our Canine Good Citizen course is open to dogs of all ages. Your dog does not need to be spayed or neutered to attend this class. All dogs attending the class must have up-to-date rabies, distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations. Attending this course is not a requirement for taking the AKC CGC test.

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