Sometimes owners and dogs need a “jump start” in training, or a boost, to help them accelerate to a higher level. Our two week Boot Camp program is useful for those owners who are having difficulty giving their dogs the training time they need, or have behavioral problems that need more intensive attention. Boot Camp is also recommended for those owners who have challenging and specific goals for their dogs that go beyond regular obedience, such as Bird Dog Training or Service Dog Training.
This accelerated learning program develops a dog’s ability to its highest level to learn various behaviors; specific training exercises will vary with the needs of each dog. For dogs who are here to work on specific tasks: aggression, fieldwork, agility etc., trainers will review particular goals with the owners before scheduling.
Dogs receive individual training with our professional trainers throughout each day and can be scheduled for additional exercise sessions or playtime to enhance socialization skills. The regimen of training and boarding allows us to provide a very structured environment where situations are carefully established and monitored. This enables us to make the most of your dog’s interactions and experiences.
While your dog is here they will have their own training journal, updated daily with the progress made or problems encountered during training. At the end of the two week Boot Camp your dog will take home a “report card” that reviews the work they have done.
Though our two week Boot Camp program is a highly effective method of teaching good dog behavior, in order to retain these good behaviors in the home environment, the owners must be part of the training process. “Dogs are only as good as their masters.” We strongly recommend that you take advantage of the included Private Lesson when you pick up your dog. The lesson at pick up provides you the opportunity to work with the dog trainers to show you what your dog accomplished during training and how to transition what they’ve learned from Misty Pines to your home. After completion of Boot Camp, private lessons and or group training classes lend themselves for you and your dog to learn the skills necessary to keep behaviors sharp.
In some situations, trainers may recommend a longer stay to accomplish more challenging and difficult goals with your dog.
Once trained, private lessons or class structure lends itself well for you and your dog to learn the skills needed to keep behaviors sharp.
|Boot Camps:||Regular Price:|
|2 weeks Obedience and Manners Boot Camp||$1500|
|2 weeks Bird Dog Boot Camp||$1750|
|2 weeks Service Dog Boot Camp||$1750|
|2 weeks Behavior Problem Boot Camp||$2500|
If you are interested in scheduling a Boot Camp for your dog, please call our office at 412.364.4122 and our office staff will walk you through the process.
Download and print out our behavioral fact form. Please fill out the form and bring it with you when dropping off your dog for training.