Foundations Training

Ideal for: Newly adopted dogs and puppies, dogs that have minor behavior problems such as pulling on walks, stealing unauthorized food/toys from counters, jumping, excessive barking and general lack of listening skills.

At Finn Family Dog Training, we believe when we expect more of our dogs and become the leader they need, we can eliminate the most common behavior problems out there.  We use commands as a way to build your relationship with your dog and keep your dog in a calm, attentive state of mind. 


What to expect with the Foundations Training Program: 

First Session: Designed to set you and your dog up for success by teaching you the foundations of a happy walk.  We take all the guesswork out of what you need to do to successfully walk your dog. After a strong foundation is set, we'll apply what you learned and go for a structured walk together.  99% of pulling and shenanigans on the walk can be corrected during our first lesson.

Second Session: Through the place command, we will teach your dog how to stay calm even in the loudest and liveliest of homes.  When you can trust your dog to listen, they can be part of the family more often instead of being banished to a bedroom or the backyard.

Third Session: Taking the place command one step further, your dog will learn to sit and lay down until they are released by you and also to come on command-even around distractions.  Through each command, we are getting to the root of your dog's behavior problems and teaching them new habits.  We can't proof them for every situation but we can teach them to look to their humans for leadership and direction-no matter what else is going on.

Fourth Session: We will work together to troubleshoot any problems that you encountered after three weeks of being your dog's leader, fine tune the commands and even go on a field trip-meet at a dog-friendly store, go for a hike or wherever you want to hang out with your dog but you didn't think it was possible-until now.

Post-Training:  After our four weeks together, we will move into our continuing education portion of training.  When you train with us, you have a trainer for the life of your dog.  We are in this together for the long haul. 

  • As a client, you are invited to join our private, client-only Facebook page where we can problem solve together, meet other clients experiencing similar experiences with their dogs too and be part of our awesome Finn Family community. 
  • We would also love to see you at our bi-monthly group lessons to fine tune anything you'd like to work on with your dog. 
  • Need boarding for your next trip? Have your dog stay with us and we can continue their training while you're away.  We will keep up all the hard work you've put into getting the most ideal version of your dog.

 

Program Includes:

  • 4 -one hour sessions, once a week
  • Herm Sprenger Prong Collar
  • Real-world problem solving 
  • A personalized plan to help you achieve your goal of your ideal dog
  • Membership to our continuing education group lessons/pack walk
  • Access to our VIP Facebook group
  • Boarding privileges
     

** for best results, program must be completed in a 60 day period**

Investment: $675


Behavior Modification and E-Collar Training

Ideal for: Dogs who are really struggling with separation anxiety, nervousness, aggression towards other dogs or humans on the leash, guarding toys/food by growling or biting at other dogs or humans or for families that want to have off-leash reliability for hiking, camping and having more adventures with their dogs.

Behavior Modification and E-Collar Training starts with the same foundational training for the first four weeks.  On the fifth lesson, tailored to your dog's specific issues. we dive in to specifically address any naughty behaviors your dog may be having with while also adding the benefits of low-level modern e-collar training.  This program will teach you everything you need to know to build a strong relationship and off-leash trust with your dog.

 

What to expect with the Behavior Modification Training Program: 

First through Fourth sessions are the same as the Foundations Training Program (above)

Fifth Session: We will introduce the e-collar, teach you how to use it and teach your dog what it means.  After your dog understands what the e-collar is asking of them, we will then layer the use of the e-collar with all the commands learned on the prong collar in the first four lessons.

Sixth Session: We will specifically address any behavior problems that have not been solved by your dog's new routine and the commands your dog now knows.  We will continue to work with the e-collar to make sure you are super comfortable using it correctly and introduce the "come" command for that off-leash reliability.

Seventh Session: We will continue to address any trouble you've run into during the course of training.  If your dog needs more help in crowds, we will venture to a location with lots of people.  If your dogs gets weird around other dogs, we will go practice our walk near a dog park.  Each session is designed to set your dog up for success and specifically address the concerns you're having. 

Eighth Session: We will work together to troubleshoot any problems that you encountered over the course of the last two months of being your dog's leader, and practicing peace on the streets and in the home.  If everything looks good, we will do something fun with your dog- go for a hike, agility work at an empty playground, etc.

 

Program Includes:

  • 8- one hour lessons, once a week in your home
  • E-Collar Technologies Mini Educator e-collar 
  • Off-leash reliability through e-collar training
  • Real-world problem solving 
  • A personalized plan to help you achieve your goal of your ideal dog
  • Membership to our continuing education group lessons/pack walk
  • Access to our VIP Facebook group
  • Boarding privileges
  • Herm Sprenger Prong Collar

** for best results, program must be completed in a 90 day period**

Investment: $1175


 
 
 
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Board and Train

Ideal for: The busy family and/or professional that wants to jump start their dog's training, is interested in training with the e-collar, looking for more than just a boarding solution while away and dogs with extreme behavior problems.

The Board and Train program covers similar issues as the behavior modification private lessons program but is structured a little differently.  Your dog spends two solid weeks, immersed in an environment with lots of structure, leadership and good influences to set him up for success.  He will learn basic obdeience and unlearn those naughty behaviors that have made life challenging.  to specifically address any naughty behaviors your dog may be having with while also adding the benefits of low-level modern e-collar training.  This program will teach you everything you need to know to build a strong relationship and off-leash trust with your dog.

We specialize is helping with:

  • Mild to severe separation anxiety
  • Leash reactivity 
  • Nervousness/Fear
  • Mild to Moderate Dog Aggression

Program Includes:

  • Two week board and train
  • Unlimited private follow up lessons until you feel comfortable being your dog's leader
  • Off-leash reliability through e-collar training
  • Membership to our monthly pack walk
  • Personalized plan to help you reach your dog training goals
  • Access to our VIP Facebook group
  • Access to a professional dog trainer for the life of your dog
  • Boarding privileges
  • Herm Sprenger Prong Collar

Investment for 2 week Board and Train: $1275 + E-Collar ($150)

Additional week(s): $450/week

 

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