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IMAGINE: THE ONLY TRAINING YOU AND YOUR DOG WILL EVER NEED

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A DOG WHO IS AN EXEMPLARY CANINE GOOD CITIZEN IN THE CITY AND ON THE TRAILS?  No one should have to live with a dog that attacks people or dogs, runs away, terrorizes guests, or pulls on the leash. We can help! No dog or family is the same, period. That is why we offer an intensive, results-oriented, comprehensive, and customized curricula. Each program is thoughtfully designed to meet you and your dog's unique needs and goals.

 

We utilize a multi-pronged, thoughtful approach that focuses on healing the whole dog and empowering their owners. We strive to foster an inclusive environment where your dog listens with AND without a leash, with the ultimate reward being freedom and more privileges- not treats. Your dog will learn huge amounts of impulse control (yes, even around balls, cats, squirrels, and food), healthier coping mechanisms, and they will develop a newfound accountability for the choices that they make.

 

The Loyal Hound will inspire SERIOUS CHANGE in your dog’s behavior, and transform your life as you know it. During your time with The Loyal Hound, your pup will learn to be self-aware as they move through their world and to live constructively, with grace, in yours. 

FREEDOM AND PEACE OF MIND ON & OFF-LEASH

HOW IT WORKS

Following an in-depth phone consultation, we will place your dog into the appropriate Program, customized to your specific needs and goals. Here are some options below: 

PRIVATE TRAINING PROGRAMS

"POISED POOCH" TM 

 

… For LEASH REACTIVE dogs who pull, bark, lunge, and otherwise make walks stressful, dangerous, and embarrassing!

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Would you like to experience the joy of one-handed walks in busy areas, relaxing on patios and outside at dog-friendly restaurants, and long walks throughout the busiest of city parks with your canine companion? Without reactivity or aggressive outbursts? Then this is the program for you! This package is comprised of THREE, 60-min ONE ON ONE sessions.  We will assess the nature of your dog’s leash aggression, and determine the best training tools and techniques to communicate with the dog. We work in REAL LIFE situations, in public, that were once daunting and stressful for both dog and human.  You will learn how to properly manage, handle, and communicate with your dog successfully in a real-world setting.

After the program, your dog will be able to walk calmly, with a loose leash, past strange dogs, cars, squirrels, bikes, and people!

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"REFINED ROVER" TM  

 

… For owners in need of ON-LEASH ESSENTIALS!

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Have you ever wanted to enjoy a relaxed stroll with your dog in busy areas with high levels of environmental distractions? Enjoy a brewery or outside restaurant, patio, or coffee shop with your dog at your side, ignoring all dogs, humans, and distractions that may be going on around you? Stop unwanted problem behaviors in your home or when guests come over? Then this intensive program is for you.  Comprised of FIVE 60-min ONE ON ONE sessions, we will leave you with a dog that can:

 

  • Walk on a loose leash, without reactivity or aggression toward people, animals, dogs, bikes, scooters, or other triggers and distractions in busy public spaces

  • Exhibit calm, neutral behavior in public & in the home; ability to settle and a built-in “off” switch

  • Hold place command (implied stay on a dog bed) when guests come in, while you eat, etc.

  • Understanding of the word “no”; great for stopping nuisance behaviors such as barking, counter surfing, digging, inappropriate intensity, jumping on people, etc

 

In this program, your pup will learn through relationship-based training to follow commands because he loves and respects you - not because he gets a cookie. Affection and inclusion are the ultimate rewards! You will be left with a dog who you can take in public and have out when guests come over without the risk of embarrassment and stress. 

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"LOYAL LASSIE" TM

 

… Intended for dogs with a bite history on dogs or humans, *OR*, for owners in need of both the ON AND OFF LEASH ESSENTIALS!

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This is our most intensive non-boarding program, comprised of SIX 60-min ONE ON ONE sessions. Upon completion of this package, you will have a dog that can:

 

  • Walk on a loose leash, without reactivity or aggression toward people, animals, dogs, bikes, scooters, or other triggers and distractions in busy public spaces

  • Off-leash recall with HIGH levels of distractions

  • Exhibit calm, neutral behavior in public & in the home toward strangers; ability to settle and a built-in “off” switch

  • Hold place command (implied stay on a dog bed) when guests come in, while you eat, etc., off-leash!

  • Understanding of the word “no”; great for stopping nuisance behaviors such as barking, counter surfing, digging, inappropriate intensity, jumping on people, etc

Need help deciding which option is right for you and your dog? Let's talk!

Did you know that The Loyal Hound offers UNLIMITED follow up sessions with all of our programs?

We believe strongly in both the caliber of our work, and the dedication of our clients. However, we want to ensure that our clients feel that this investment is a worthwhile one! Training equipment (prong, and/or e collar, etc) is also included in all of our packages.

GROUP CLASS

 

This package is intended for dogs WITHOUT any aggression or severe reactivity issues. These classes are capped at ten dogs total, and take place at Sloan Lake Park at noon on designated Saturdays. This class is comprised of FIVE 60-min GROUP sessions, roughly one week apart. 

 

Our group classes are a great option for clients looking to give their young dog a good foundation, or for an older dog with "selective hearing" who needs a refresher! Dogs must be a minimum of six months old to enroll. This is an economical, hands-on program for owners to learn the magic of balanced training, and how to properly use training tools to communicate both "yes" and "no".  Our curriculum will teach your dog on/off leash control, basic manners in public, on the trails, and inside your home.   All training equipment (prong & remote collar) are included in the class tuition. We recommend you bring a pouch filled with your pup's favorite treats! After these classes, your dog will be able to:

  • Walk on a loose leash, with neutrality toward people, animals, dogs, bikes, scooters, or other triggers and distractions in busy public spaces

  • Off-leash recall with HIGH levels of distractions

  • Exhibit calm, neutral behavior in public & in the home toward strangers; ability to settle and a built-in “off” switch

  • Hold place command (implied stay on a dog bed) 

  • Understanding of the word “no”; great for stopping nuisance behaviors such as barking, counter surfing, digging, inappropriate intensity, jumping on people, etc

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Not sure if a group class is right for you and your dog? Contact us to ensure that this package will be the best fit!

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