Training Approaches

Each family and each dog have a unique story and unique needs. Here are the ways that we've helped thousands of dog owners thrive with their best friend by their side...

  • INDIVIDUAL TRAINING

  • IN-KENNEL TRAINING

  • GROUP CLASSES

  • WORKSHOPS

 
  • Individual Training

    Getting off on the right paw has major benefits when it comes to dog training. We often refer to puppy training as "setting the sail" so that we can have an enjoyable trip. We address potty training, crate manners, nuisance behaviors and lay the foundation for future obedience. With these (3) in-home sessions we will ensure that you have the right environment, philosophies and tools/techniques to set you up for both short term and long term success. An ounce of prevention is worth it's weight in gold.

    3 Session Puppy Starter Package $329

    "We love the opportunity to guide our clients through our proven, evidence-based approach which has helped thousands of dog owners achieve their desired results. We help you replace those challenging, undesirable dog behaviors with a well mannered demeanor and obedient companion. We offer the support and education you need to achieve your desired goals."

    • 45 min. - 1 hour in length, *be completed within a 10-week period* located in your home.

    • Includes all necessary training equipment (high-end treat pouch, long lead, 3 travel fees and Knowledge Base Training Packet *retail value over $115

    • 10% off any Future Training Programs 

    • Additional Email & Phone Support for 1-month post completion

    • Access to our Members Only Video Page at www.k9heeling.com

     

    **Additional fees will apply for travel beyond 20 miles**

    Single Session ($150/hr)

    Typically scheduled for 1 - 2 hours for those needing just a little direction and guidance in one or two specific areas. 

    5 Session Training Package: 1 on 1 with a trainer ($775)

    Since we take an approach that is geared towards the education of our human clients (as well as the dog) we are able to create massive improvement in the dog's behavior in a relatively short time.  If you are looking to take your relationship to the next level or perhaps there are a few behaviors that you would like to "adjust" consider this package as an opportunity to gain an understanding of dog behavior and how to improve it.

    These 5 sessions can be dedicated to your specific goals and will have a focus on creating a clear line of communication between you and your dog so that you can build and grow from a solid foundation. 

    • 45 min. - 1 hour in length, *must be completed within a 10-week period* located at our facility

    • Includes all necessary training equipment (high-end treat pouch, long lead, phase 2 Precision Training Collar and Knowledge Base Training Packet *retail value over $95)

    • Additional Email & Phone Support for 1-month post completion

    • Access to our Members Only Video Page at www.k9heeling.com

     

    **Off-site sessions available upon request w/ associated fees**

    12 Session "Off Leash Reliable" Package: 1 on 1 with a trainer ($2095)

    In our systematic and battle proven training program you will go from an everyday dog owner to a fully capable Dog Ninja.  By understanding the way dogs behave and the way they learn you'll be able to strategically put yourself into a leadership role.  Then, with clear communication and practice, you'll feel confident that your dog understands what you expect from them in any given situation.

    With that type of foundation we will graduate to challenging scenarios and off-leash control.  This includes multiple training tools and 6-months of follow up support via email and phone. 

    • 45 min. - 1 hour in length, *completed within an approx. 5-month period*

    • 3 off-site sessions ($75 value) (can be located at the owner’s residence w/in 20 miles *further distance travel fees may apply*)

    • Includes all necessary training equipment (high-end treat pouch, long lead, phase 2 Precision Training Collar, Knowledge Base Training Packet and Remote Training E-Collar *retail value over $295 value)

    • Additional Email & Phone Support for 3 month post completion

    • Eligibility for future Boarding as well as participation in our Large Group Socials

    • Access to our Members Only Video Page at www.k9heeling.com

    **Additional off-site sessions available upon request w/ associated fees**

    FaceTime Training Sessions: 1 on 1 with a trainer ($95/session)

    Whether it's a distance issue or just more convenient to work together remotely we've got you covered.  We were a little hesitant to do this at first, however, it's been working out very well for our long distance clients.  There is something about being able to coach you through the training without physically being there to "disrupt" the dog that has made these sessions very successful.

    **Off-site sessions available upon request w/ associated fees**

    **If you've got minor nuisance behaviors you're curious about or you need some major information to make some major changes don't hesitate to call.

 
  • In-Kennel Training Options

    This program will be tailored to your needs where the stay is under 14 nights. We utilize this program on a case by case basis to ensure the best outcome for you and your dog. It is often paired with individual sessions or future in-kennel programs. Equipment is not included in this package and will be recommended based off the desired goals. 

    Narrowed Focus Train & Stay ($150/night)

    "Let us put the work in.  We have been blessed with a beautiful property that we've been tailoring for roughly 6 years to create the most effective and fun environment for dogs."

    In this program your dog will stay in our training facility we call The CalmPound. We are situated on 5.5 acres of protected forest land alongside our home residence. It is nestled on a small part of the Eastern Shore of Maryland called Eden which is just minutes south of Salisbury, MD. The focus and duration of this program will be customized specific to your dogs needs and goals. Our trainers and staff work diligently during your dog’s stay to lay the foundation and fundamental principles that will create a more clear and obedient mind set. We then educate you, the dog owner, so that the transition home is a success.

    14 Day On-Leash Foundation Program ($1995)

    This foundational program will have your dog coming to stay on our property for two weeks to become a more mannerly and calm K9 Heeler through our first 2 phases of training. The owners will be guided on phase 1 & 2 of our training system and in turn be able to have a calm, relaxed dog inside and outside the home. The foundation will be laid such that owners will be able to greet people and dogs without being pulled around and have the basic commands to ensure a more happy and cohesive relationship between you and your dog.​

    • 14 Nights at our facility w/ 24 hr care including multiple 1 on 1 training sessions a day

    • Includes Training Equipment: Phase 2 Precision Training Collar & 15 ft. training lead ($70 value)

    • Multiple picture, video and social media updates throughout your dog’s entire stay

    • 1.5 - 2 hr Take Home session w/ the owners at the conclusion of the program at our facility to offer education on the foundation principles and phases 1 & 2 of the training system (can be at your residence- *travel fees may apply*)

    • Courtesy Follow Up Training Session per Owner request at our facility used w/in 2-months of program completion*In-Home Follow Up session available with applied Travel Fees*

    • Includes all necessary training equipment (long lead, phase 2 Precision Training Collar, Knowledge Base Training Packet *retails at over $70 value)

    • Includes Grooming Services prior to conclusion of their stay (Bath, Nails, and Ears cleaned $50 value)

    • Eligibility for future Boarding as well as participation in our Large Group Socials

    • Access to our “Members Only Page” which contains training videos & instruction on e-collar usage ($Priceless)

    3 Week Train & Stay Package ($2850)

    This program is designed for any dog over 6 months of age or older.  They will stay on our property for three weeks to become an off leash K9 Heeler through our 3 phases of training. The owners are involved throughout the program and will learn how to apply the training systems such that your dog will greet dogs and people appropriately inside and outside as well as reliably return to you when called even when there are high distractions in the environment. 

    • 21 Nights at our facility w/ 24 hr care including multiple 1 on 1 training sessions a day

    • Includes Training Equipment: Phase 2 Precision Training Collar ($55 value)

    • Multiple picture, video and social media updates throughout your dog’s entire stay

    • Mid-way 1 hr Session w/ the owners at our facility to offer education on the foundation principles and phase 1 & 2 of the training system

    • Courtesy Follow Up Training Session per Owner request at our facility used w/in 2 months of program completion*In-Home Follow Up session available with applied Travel Fees**

    • Includes Grooming Services prior to conclusion of their stay (Bath, Nails, and Ears cleaned $50 value)

    • Eligibility for future Boarding as well as participation in our Large Group Socials

    • Access to our “Members Only Page” which contains training videos & instruction on e-collar usage ($Priceless)

    2:2:2 Train & Stay Package

    ($3395)

    This program is designed for any dog over 6 months of age or older. Your dog will come to stay with us for 2 weeks to learn phase 1 & 2 of our training system. We then teach the owners how to implement these principles and allow 2 weeks for practice and engagement w/ the family. This builds YOUR confidence & skills; then your dog returns  for the final 2 weeks our training system to complete phases 2 & 3. This program leaves you feeling equipped and ready to go on life's adventures while having a fully off leash reliable companion.​​

    • 4 full weeks at our facility w/ 24 hr care including several training sessions a day

    • Includes Training Equipment: Phase 2 Precision Training Collar & 15 ft. training lead ($70 value)

    • Multiple picture, video and social media updates throughout your dog’s entire stay

    • 1.5 - 2 hr Mid-way Take Home Session w/ owners to teach Phase 1 & 2 of the training system (located at our facility)

    • One FaceTime session by request in the interim of the 2 stays for support

    • 1.5 - 2 hr Final Take Home Session w/ owners to teach Phase 2 & 3 of the training system (located at the owner’s residence w/in 30 miles)

    • Courtesy Follow Up Training Session per Owner request at our facility used w/in 2 months of program completion*In-Home Follow Up session available with applied Travel Fees**

    • Includes Grooming Services prior to each of the Take Home Sessions (Bath, Nails, and Ears cleaned $100 value)

    • Eligibility for future Boarding as well as participation in our Large Group Socials

    • Access to our “Members Only Page” which contains training videos & instruction on e-collar usage ($ Priceless)

    *Length of in-kennel stays can vary and shorter customized packages can be arranged based off goals and expectations*

    **Remote Training E-Collar purchased separately retail price varies depending on model *average price $199**

    **Remote Training E-Collar purchased separately retail price varies depending on model *average price $199**

    A continuous four week minimum may be recommended for more severe cases of dog aggression, human aggression, or anxiety issues. 

 
  • Group Class Options

    All dogs and handlers benefit from on-going training and support. These sessions are designed to give dog owners the opportunity to practice and fine tune their handling skills in a more challenging, yet controlled environment. Our qualified trainers will be able to give applicable feedback, to the group as well as individually, to ensure each dog-handler team improves.

     

    We are currently planning our next round of Group Classes.  Keep an eye out for the upcoming schedule.

  • Workshop Options

    Our Workshops cover a wide range and provide opportunities for pet owners to focus on specific topics including foundation style dog training, leash manners, developing a better understanding of dog language, remote training collars and more.

     

    We are currently planning our next Workshop.  Keep an eye out for the upcoming schedule.

 

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