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Training Programs for the Doggie in your life

DOGGIEOLOGY 101 INSIGHT

*There are multiple components that go into rehabilitating a dog’s unbalanced behavior. When diving into trying to fix it, it’s important that you have an understanding of dog psychology, how they communicate through body language, and how their state of mind impacts behavior. This is where we come in! Whether it’s through One-on-One Training or our Stay-n-Train Programs, we will teach you how to create rules, boundaries, and put structure into place in a way they understand; show you how to extinguish old toxic behaviors and put new healthy patterns into place. With your mindset firmly in this leadership role, paired with the training and tools that work best with your dog, you’ll be well on your way to achieving all your training goals!

*The Slippery Slope of Inconsistency…

Dogs are yes/no, black/white…they do not do GRAY…
Dogs receive mixed or confusing signals about acceptable states of mind and behavior. (Human pets the excited/jumping dog when getting home from work, but upset if the dog is excited/jumpy when people come over to visit…) This confusion often creates anxiety, stress or attitude issues that cause problems with the dog. These unbalanced states of mind can lead to unwanted pushy, challenging, or destructive behavior, along with nervous and/or fearful behaviors. If they are left to navigate “gray” situations or figure life out on their own, the unwanted behaviors often escalate. Consistency is KEY.

ONE-ON-ONE TRAINING

TRAINED OWNERS. CALM DOGS.

In Home or at the Pack Shack

Did you know? Dogs function best when directed with boundaries, guidance and rules and are consistently held accountable for them.


Rate: $140/hour + *Mileage from Antioch.Visits are generally 3 hours.(Some are longer, some are shorter)  If you h ave more than one dog, multiple dog issues, multiple dogs, or several people that may be practicing the skills, it may go longer.  You will be invoiced for the length of time your trainer is at your home. If the visit is going long, at the 3 hour mark, your trainer will ask you if you’d like to continue. You’ll be invoiced for the amount of time your trainer spends with you and your dog.

Pet/Owner Profile: Poor Manners, Overly Excited, Nervous, Fearful, Leash Issues

Perfect for: New dogs to the home, Puppies, Any dog displaying above behaviors

How it works: You learn simple, effective techniques that create a strong, healthy relationship with your dog. The focus of this visit lies in teaching you how to effectively communicate with your dog and show you how to get your dog deferring to you instead of their impulses for decision-making. This is our signature service and the foundation/framework for your relationship and future obedience training.

*Distances longer than 1 hour from Antioch, add $25/hour

FOLLOW-UP TRAINING

In Home or at the Pack Shack

PREREQUISITE:The Foundation Training is required prior to Follow Up Training

Did you know? Dogs function best when directed with boundaries, guidance and rules and are consistently held accountable for them.


Rate: $115/hour. + *Mileage from Antioch. Visits are generally 1-2 hours. If you have more than one dog, multiple dog issues, multiple dogs, or several people that may be practicing the skills, it may go longer.  You will be invoiced for the length of time your trainer is at your home. You’ll be invoiced for the amount of time your trainer spends with you and your dog.

Pet/Owner Profile: Poor Manners, Overly Excited, Nervous, Fearful, Leash Issues

Perfect for: Dog following up after Foundation Training, Obedience work, Tweaking Foundation Work Issues

How it works: This is a custom service! You tell us what you need! You may need to learn how to incorporate/tweak the leadership skills from the Foundation Training and further deepen the relationship. You are maybe ready to dive deep into obedience training! You can set up one follow up to flush out an annoying pattern or set up many if you want to work on continued obedience.

*Distances longer than 1 hour from Antioch, add $25/hour

STAY-N-TRAIN

DOG GONE HAPPY

Stay-N-Train

Did you know? Dogs thrive in environments where clear parameters, conditions and rules are provided. Holding your dog accountable through consistent direction and leadership puts your dog in a calm, relaxed state.

This is where the teaching can begin.


How It Works

Working, Resting or Playing. This is how dogs roll, so this… Is How We Roll.

Our unique STAY-N-TRAIN experience will provide your furry best friend with the structure and guidance that they crave and need. Staying with us 24/7 throughout the stay-n-train, providing clear rules, do’s and don’ts, standards of behavior; holding them accountable through consistent direction and leadership; we are able to effectively communicate and bring dogs to a calm, relaxed state.

Rate:

1-Week Stay-n-Train: 

1 Week with Ecollar: $1,500
1 Week without Ecollar: $1,260

Pet/Owner Profile: For dogs 6+ months of age. No human or dog aggression issues. Requires more responsibility on the owner to continue the patterning of commands and behaviors at home.

In this program, your dog will learn the following skills and commands, all on the leash:

  • Heel/stopping/sitting (no pulling, barking, excited silliness)
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Place Command (short stays)
  • Recall (on lead) 
  • Crate Training
  • Waiting for Food
  • Waiting at Thresholds (doors, car, crate, etc.)
  • Walk in “follow” mode; monitors your pace

2 Weeks: $2,750

Pet/Owner Profile: For dogs 6+ months of age. No human or dog aggression issues.

We use the Ecollar to communicate with your dog by teaching at low-level pressure. It is gentle remote communication and is one of the best ways to develop and relay information to a dog. In this program, your dog will learn the following skills and commands on and beginning off leash, using the Ecollar:

  • Heeling/Stopping/Sitting -Leash/Beginning Off-Leash (no pulling, barking, excited silliness)
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Place Command
  • Recall/Come
  • Duration work (stays on Place with distractions)
  • Crate Training
  • Waiting for Food
  • Waiting at Thresholds (doors, car, crate, etc.)
  • Walk in “follow” mode (monitors your pace, starts/stops when you do)

3 Weeks: $3,700

Pet/Owner Profile: This option includes everything in the 2-Week stay and is for dogs that have any dog-dog aggression, resource guarding issues, and/or human biting.

Thorough patterning of the new behaviors. More time may be required to achieve desired results.

  • Heeling/Stopping/Sitting -Leash/Beginning Off-Leash (no pulling, barking, excited silliness)
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Place Command
  • Recall/Come
  • Duration work (stays on Place with distractions)
  • Crate Training
  • Waiting for Food
  • Waiting at Thresholds (doors, car, crate, etc.)
  • Walk in “follow” mode (monitors your pace, starts/stops when you do)
  • Out (drops and disengages with object)

4 Weeks: $4,560

Pet/Owner Profile: This option includes everything in the 2 & 3-Week stay and is for dogs that have any dog-dog aggression, resource guarding issues, and/or human biting.

Thorough patterning of the new behaviors. More time may be required to achieve desired results.

  • Heeling/Stopping/Sitting -Leash/Beginning Off-Leash (no pulling, barking, excited silliness)
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Place Command
  • Recall/Come
  • Duration work (stays on Place with distractions)
  • Crate Training
  • Waiting for Food
  • Waiting at Thresholds (doors, car, crate, etc.)
  • Walk in “follow” mode (monitors your pace, starts/stops when you do)
  • Out (drops and disengages with object)

PUPPY 101 TRAINING

THE FOUNDATION OF CALM

Did you know? Puppies need structure, routine, dog socialization and play.


We offer both At-Home and Day Training options. Our puppies programs are for pups between 10 weeks and 6 months of age.      

TRAINING IN YOUR HOME:

Puppy Primer: Pups (4 months and under)

Rate: $140/hour (most visits last ~2 hours) + *Mileage from Antioch.

One Foundational/Framework Home Visit. This visit will help you set up the structure needed for your pup to understand the boundaries and rules of the home while establishing yourself as the kind, gentle, intentional leader that their mother was prior to you becoming their pack leader. You’ll be well on your way to having a calm pup you can take anywhere!

Follow Up sessions are available to begin obedience training; we also recommend joining our pack here for occasional daycare to keep your pup off leashed socialized!

*Distances longer than 1 hour from Antioch, add $25/hour

OUR PUPPY DAY SCHOOL PROGRAMS:

BRING OUT THE BEST

Did you know? Follow, Thresholds, and Wait for food are the foundational skills and framework for establishing leadership for all obedience training done at Doggieology101.

Puppy Preschool

Puppy Preschool is a structured program including:
Play time with other puppies, Practicing social skills with other dogs and with humans. One and one work with a trainer; Following the Leader (human) Enrichment and Games that will build confidence.

Owners will get videos each day of what we’re working on, what they can do to practice and a tutorial at the end of the week with a trainer. 

*Beginning Age 10-13 Weeks
Tuesday-Friday – Location: Doggieology101 *Drop off @9:00AM

4 days- 2:30 pick up$5004 days- 5:30 pick up$580
8 days- 2:30 pick up$9608 days- 5:30 pick up$1040
12 days- 2:30 pick up$132012 days- 5:30 pick up$1400
16 days- 2:30 pick up$171016 days- 5:30 pick up$1790

Puppy Elementary

Puppy Elementary is a structured program including:
Play time with other puppies, Practicing social skills with other dogs and with humans. One and one work with a trainer; Following the Leader (human) Obedience, Enrichment and Games that will build new skills, deepen their confidence and enhance the relationship with their owner.

Owners will get videos each day of what we’re working on, what they can do to practice and a tutorial at the end of the week with a trainer. 

*Beginning Age 14-18 Weeks
Tuesday-Friday – Location: Doggieology101 *Drop off @9:00AM
4 days- 2:30 pick up$5004 days- 5:30 pick up$580
8 days- 2:30 pick up$9608 days- 5:30 pick up$1040
12 days- 2:30 pick up$132012 days- 5:30 pick up$1400
16 days- 2:30 pick up$171016 days- 5:30 pick up$1790

E-Collar Academy Day Training | With Daycare
Beginning Age 17/18 Weeks
Tuesday – Friday drop off & pick up between 8 AM & 6 PM

Click here to learn about Ins and Outs of Ecollar

8 Day Program Rate: $1,200
16 Day Program Rate: $1,960

REQUIRED: Your pup must have completed at least 8-12 days of Puppy Preschool and/or Puppy Elementary to receive the foundation prior to doing The ECollar Academy. 

The 8 Day program is the perfect solution for the dog owner that is looking for an Intro to E-Collar training Program that digs into the always needed recall, a stress-free heel and a calm relaxed Place command (Think OFF switch) without their dog doing the overnight option. These three commands are the foundation/framework of all obedience work done here at Doggieology101. They are the stepping stones that allow our clients to develop a deeper connection while incorporating a command structure with their dog.

The 16 Day option goes deeper into all the commands and gives your pup a greater understanding of this fabulous tool that begins the magic of off leash reliability! We specialize in low level communication-style ECollar Training. Our unique training approach honors their instincts and psychology through masterful leadership then teach obedience through a variety of tools/leashes/collars that further communicate what we want.

There will be a strong component of owner commitment to maintain and reinforce the lessons, structure and commands so the dog can retain what was learned and potentially expand his/her ecollar communication repertoire in the future.

Ecollar Skills Taught: (8 day program)
– Heel
– Place (The Sit and Down command is an added benefit because it’s a requirement for Place)
– Beginning Recall
– Beginning Come With Me (Dog walks within your orbit)

Ecollar Skills Taught: (16 day program)
– Heel
– Place
– Recall
– Sit
– Down
– Come with Me

What’s Included?
– Mini Educator E-Collar ET300
– Up to two 60 minute sessions to teach/transfer info
– Training videos with your dog


***This program is for dogs that do not have any serious issues regarding resource guarding, aggression with other dogs, other animals or humans. If your dog is showing signs of these issues, they may fall outside the scope of the program and you should contact us to discuss before signing up. 


Refresher Training at the D101 Pack Shack

Rate: $95

Perfect for: Dogs that need a little refresher, a little tweaking here and there on the commands.

How it works: Your dog will come to D101 for the day get the all the perks of socializing with the other daycare dogs AND will receive 60 minutes of training

*Prerequisite: Your dog must have had some sort of baseline training with us: (Initial Foundation Training or one of our Training Programs

Brass Tacks 101 at the D101 Pack Shack

Rate: $125

This is meant for specific behavioral issues or concerns needing work expressed by existing clients or staff.

How it works: Your dog will come for a three hour block for some intense training, some potential socialization depending on goals for the day.

This will be a 3 hour session; when you sign up, we will let you know if you have an AM time (9-12) or PM time (12:30-3:30).

*Prerequisite: You must have done some kind of training with us. (Initial Foundation Training or one of our Training Programs)

Leslie F.
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Carla is a MIRACLE worker and dog genius!

She took my incredibly reactive dog and turned him into a well behaved little guy!

We have work to do implementing all the training but the tools Carla and Doggieology101 provide you with are by far the best training tools and techniques we've ever experienced!

Programs: One-on-One (Shadow), The Tilly (Raven), 3 Week Stay-n-Train (Shadow)

Leslie F.

Morgan B.
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Our 2 dogs went to 3 weeks of the stay-n-train program. They are now at home and we've had zero aggression issues, zero peeing/pooping inside (which was a MAOR issue for one of our dogs) and a much orderly house! Now that the dogs are back, we realize how out of control our household was before. Even just going on a walk feels less chaotic.

Melissa was great - she was VERY patient and explained things in a way that all of us (kids, included!) could understand. We appreciated her knowledge and honesty.

We know we'll go back to Doggieology 101 for boarding and refresher training. We were apprehensive about the cost, but it has been well worth it!

Programs: 3 Week Stay-n-Train (Teddy), 3 Week Stay-n-Train (Bodie)

Morgan B.

Adonna P.
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We adopted a 10 year old German Shorthair pointer with a few issues. The most severe ones were guarding us from other dogs, dog reactivity. guarding us at night, and recall. After a fight between our neighbor's dog and our Bella it was time for some major interventions. What we were doing was not working. We talked with our neighbor and he recommend Doggieology 101 to us. We are so thrilled that they did. Melissa, Suzanne, and Carla are amazing. trainers. Bella is now a calm and happy dog who returns when we call. They gave us personal at home instructions while she was at their 2 week training program. We are still in 90 day training period but we determined to not ruin all of Doggieology's hard work. They are still available to answer questions or to stop by and help if we are losing our way.  Expensive program but so worth every penny.  Oh and when Bella goes out and the neighbor dog is out they just ignore each other!

Adonna P.

Alexandra H.
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Beau came back today a different dog - calm, listening & went on walk perfectly.

Program:  2 Week Stay-n-Train (Beau)

Alexandra H.

Brad & Kim R.
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Carla was excellent.  I would recommend anyone that is having issues with their pup to call Carla.  She is so patient, easy to talk to and very knowledgeable of what dogs are feeling, thinking.  I really didn't think she would be able to help with our Okie, but she did, and I know it was only one session but wow we have a lot to work with now and I believe it will definitely help all of us and Okie.

Thank you so much Carla

Programs: One-on-One (Okie), The Charlotte (Beau)

Brad & Kim R.

Jay Z.
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Love this place!

Program: 3 Week Stay-n-Train (Teddy)

Jay Z.

Jose A.
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Melissa gave a great training class for both my dog and myself! She explained the philosophy behind the training and gave practical exercises I can do at home to reinforce and further the training. After a 3 hour session I can already see a difference in my dog’s behavior! I’d recommend this training to anybody who wants to better understand their dog!

Program: One-on-One Session (Jesse)

Jose A.

Kevin H.
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They have helped me with three dogs needing different degrees of training from basic training at home to their three week stay and train program.   Excellent training for the dogs and excellent teaching for the owners.

Program:  3 Week Stay-n-Train (Tux)

Kevin H.

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