our services

consultations - private lessons - stay & learn

Our mission is to Build Relationships One Well Trained Dog at a Time. Therefore, we can begin our relationships with an in-home dog training consultation. Consults are scheduled at your convenience and typically take about an hour.

During the consultation, Adam will listen to your needs and concerns while assessing your dog. He will discuss his training philosophy and will describe the exercises that he feels will achieve your goals. Putting that all together, he will recommend a plan that meets your goals and budget. 

Our Private Dog Training Lessons are great because each one is custom tailored to you. We can meet at your home, a park, or public place that best suits your needs. We work at your pace and book lessons as you need them. We will not force you to commit to a set time each week. Lessons are offered individually or in three-packs.

During a typical private lesson, Adam will begin by training your dog in front of you. This is so he can jump-start the exercise with your dog and teach you all of the steps to the exercise. Then he will coach you on becoming your dog’s trainer. You will also receive typed out training guides to refer to as well as access to tutorial videos.

Stay and Learn

This is our most in-demand dog training program. Often called Board and Train, Training Camp, In Kennel Training, or Doggie Boot Camp, our Stay and Learn training has become very popular. With this program, your dog stays with our trainer and receives training throughout the day, day after day. Upon completion of the training program, Adam will meet one on one with your family.  In this Go-Home lesson, he will teach you systematically all that your dog has learned.

It is at this vital step that your dog will see that you know and expect what Adam has taught your dog, and more importantly, your dog will see that you have the same skill set and ability to implement the training. Training enrollment is dependent upon the age and temperament of your dog, as well as your goals. The typical dog benefits from a two-week enrollment in Stay and Learn training. 

What we can do

Adam’s experience of 23 years in the animal care industry plus a formal education in dog training from the premier dog training school in the country allows him to serve you in a vast variety of ways. 

  • Pre-purchase consulting
  • Litter selection advice
  • Puppy potty training
  • Puppy crate training
  • Imprinting techniques
  • Puppy Builders (a program where Adam raises your puppy)
  • Puppy obedience training
  • Helping children learn to interact with puppies

We are just as comfortable teaching you family pet to walk calmly on leash as we are preparing you to win an obedience competition. Some of the topics we routinely cover are:

  • Puppy obedience
  • Basic manners
  • Focus and Engagement
  • Walking on a loose leash (Heeling)
  • Sit stays and Down stays
  • Climb or Place training
  • Fast recalls (Come/Here)
  • Fetch
  • Formal retrieves (for competition or Service Dog)
  • Not jumping
  • Jumping on command
  • Stand for exam
  • Socialization
  • Teaching children how to train their dog
  • Protection
  • Specific Odor Detection (K9 Nose Work)
  • Agility
  • Confidence building
  • Crate training
  • Riding in the car
  • Overcoming stairs
  • Dog aggression
  • Human aggression
  • Defensive behaviors
  • Crate training
  • Insecurity
  • Fearfulness
  • Resource guarding
  • Pack structure
  • House soiling
  • Nail trim phobia
  • Leash based aggression
  • Collar smartness

Looking for a new hobby or wanting an advantage heading into a competition? We can help.

  • AKC Obedience
  • AKC Rally
  • K9 Nose Work
  • IPO/Schutzhund
  • Agility
  • Therapy Dog
  • Canine Good Citizen prep
  • Field Trials