Do I train my own dog or get a dog from a program?

Board and Train is That’s My Dog!’s most effective dog training program. Your dog spends two weeks with our trainers and learns how to be a well-mannered member of the family. Get your dog trained while you’re away!

Training should be fun and enjoyable for you and your dog. The most common problem

I took a puppy class and it helped tremendously!!! The trainer was more than willing to answer any silly little question that i had (and anyone else in the class – believe me there were a lot!) She emailed us tasks & additional info too. I saved the emails & still refer back to these sometimes. Katrina was more than willing address any problems I was having with my pooch. The techniques that we were taught I still use. Recently I travelled up state where i had my dog off leash (which freaked me completely out) then i just used some simple targeting tasks we were taught in class . After a day i was completely calm with her off leash & every time I call her she comes running! This is something i dont think i would have been able to achieve on my own. Taking the class was definetly the best thing I could have done for my puppy!

How much does owner service dog training cost?

This is what I personally consider to be crucial, and always strive for when training my own dogs: Therapy dogs are not service dogs. Service dogs are dogs who are specially trained to perform specific tasks to help a person who has a disability. An example of a service dog is a dog who guides an owner who is blind, or a dog who assists someone who has a physical disability. Service dogs stay with their person and have special access privileges in public places such as on planes, restaurants, etc. Therapy dogs, the dogs who will be earning the AKC Therapy Dog™ title, do not have the same special access as service dogs.

Dog A, rescued adult from animal shelter, 2 years training time:

Owners/handlers may use praise and encouragement throughout the test. The owner may pet the dog between exercises. Food and treats are not permitted during testing, nor is the use of toys, squeaky toys, etc. to get the dog to do something. We recognize that food and toys may provide valuable reinforcement or encouragement during the training process but these items should not be used during the test.

Why is it important that I’m involved in the service dog training?


professional trainer is what you need. The way it works starts with you calling me by phone, (texting or emailing doesn't work as I need to ask you a lot of questions to give you the best idea of how many sessions and therefore the cost), then I will come to you and train you how to train your Dog.Our training begins with Introduction to Dog Training, a course open to anyone interested in learning about modern methods in dog training. This class is offered at no cost and is the starting point for further dog training classes.You are going to have your dog for many years so why not have an experienced qualified trainer help you to have a dog that you can take on walks without pulling your arm out of it's socket or barking at everything, digging.....jumping.....chewing.....I can go on.Our group dog training classes offer you and your dog the opportunity to work together in a group setting while learning obedience, socialization, and handling. You and your dog will have fun learning with others in a light-hearted, positive and fun environment. Group classes are designed with quick access and flexibility in mind. Wagmore Canine Enrichment also offers topical seminars, AKC Canine Good Citizen and STAR Testing. All of our dog training classes are planned and overseen by certified dog trainers. Please check our news or sign-up page frequently for the latest seminar topics and schedules. Please note: Group classes are not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions. All dogs and puppies participating in group classes that are 16 weeks and older must have proof from a Veterinarian of current Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella and Rabies Vaccinations. Puppies under 16 weeks of age must have proof from a Veterinarian current vaccinations and boosters for Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella. You must attend Introduction to Dog Training in order to attend classes with your dog. Register for this course on-line or in person at our office.