Dog Training is actually more complicated than it sounds! If it was easy, all of our dogs would be perfect and not acting like jail break-ers, counter surfers, distance sprinters, or Olympic high jumpers. We have proven our methods get results at an affordable rate AND we can train more for your money. The question is: what is it you want your dog to do or not do that will determine the kind of trainer to hire for your immediate need? Come join our pack of over 2000 trained dogs and counting CHOOSING FROM TWO AKC CERTIFIED OPTIONS: 2 day a week Daycare Dog College OR Stay and Train Boot Camp!
Both programs: Our Certified Dog Trainer works your dog in the Pack of trained dogs here at the Farm. This provides a psychological balance AND faster results, making a more complete train. We have to fix how they see themselves first(psychology), THEN start fixing or adding in commands, then adjusting behaviors. Our Assessment up front will tell you all this information, then your decide how involved you wish to be. Nothing like Nature to give your dog some Farm Fun in a safe way for all animals! As always, our training work is guaranteed. (PLF programs are approved through the Knox Count Court system. You might have to contact the Animal Control division until the "list" is updated to all judges. Payment is YOUR responsibility. We are in no know way affiliated with the county offices. Call asap regarding our next sessions. Proper certificates will be issued for the courts upon completion at PLF discretion.)
(Side note: Huskies have one of the highest prey drives of all breeds. To see a Husky OFF LEASH walking through a flock of chickens, should impress you. Even the most well trained K9 police dog cannot do that!)
Here are the basics for DAYCARE DOG COLLEGE: You train your own dog with PLF guiding you both along the way, while we exercise, socialize, and shape the basics. It's 12 weeks from start to finish, with 2 days a week of daycare on a set schedule. After we test where your dog is (maybe they already know the basics, and now they need Advanced Dog College OR the Off Leash Farm Extreme) Your certifications on graduation are BOTH AKC Puppy Star AND AKC Farm Dog!
To get an overview, watch this short clip:
Behaviors Addressed to then teach you to manage: Counter surfing, energy management, socialization with other dogs, interactions with strangers, riding in the car, greeting a guest at the door, pulling on the leash, multiple dog household issues, basic dog instinct for house training, migration dog instinct, fearful biting behavior, over excited behavior, basic and advanced obedience, distance training, separation anxiety, breaking out of crates or digging out of yards, excessive barking, commands with no food bribes, ignoring all forms of distractions, following SILENT hand signals, complete focus on you, behavior and handling in a public place, YOUR energy management when handling ANY dog, and we can address individual dog needs brought up at the initial assessment to see how to address YOUR dog's individual personality quirks. Once YOU complete this program, you are now a dog handler and NOT just a dog lover, ready to go on and complete big things having taken the final exam OR have a dog you enjoy and that is not stressing you out! There is no "the dog will listen to the trainer but not to me" here, as long as YOU are committed to learning how and seeing it through.
ORRRRR.....FOR THOSE LIVING FURTHER DISTANCES AWAY: 2-6 week Cage Free Boot Camp: Your dog becomes a "Farm dog" for the allotted time and we do all the work and address any/all of the above. 3 different handlers are used to help with the dog's understanding of performing, anywhere/anytime YOU ask. Come back in 2 weeks and we will work with you to get the dog listening to your directions with a guarantee of train. We will discuss your desired AKC Certification based on the dog's age and your goals at that time.
Call us with what you need managed in your dog. MANNERS MATTER!!! Testing for the AKC Puppy Star, AKC Farm Dog, or AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is done here as well and are worked into your choice of training goals. Not everyone needs a "therapy dog" but they do need a dog that does not pull hard on the leash at every distraction or comes when called, even while off the leash.
Now having trained over 3000 dogs and counting, we are certain one of our programs will fit your dog--OR if not, we are happy to refer you to a trainer that will if we don't address what you are looking for. Dog training is like anything else, you pay for what you get. We work for quality in results then guarantee the train WITH YOU as the handler. There is no "the dog will do it for them but not for me."
All forms of payment are accepted except check and American Express. Payments are accepted in advance of enrollment. Payment due in full at pick up for Boot Camp. No exception.
Please Note: Don't fall into the "Have my dog trained while I am on vacation" trap! We find owners won't do the required reading/homework in preparation to have their dog returned home to them. Remember: this is your dog, and what you put into it on it's return home, is what you will get out. Schedule your dog's training when you know you will be able to do your part.
"I couldn't believe the difference in my dog! He went from growling at me to looking at me intently as though he were trying to read my mind!" -Sharon D. owner of Romeo
"We did it! Breeze tested and passed the CGC exam with flying colors!" - Knox Co Animal Control officer