The TOP DOG GUARANTEE is simple... I do everything in my power to set you up for success... if you put in the work I guarantee you will get results (unless your dog suffers from underlying medical issues, which we discuss during the evaluation). Here is the process...
Before beginning any program, we will evaluate your dog to determine his or her personality type, aptitude, social development, behavioral patterns and any potential problems. We will then discuss your goals for your dog and recommend the best training approach. I will teach the core elements of changing behavior in dogs and explain how these can help you.
The cost of the evaluation is $50 and if you decide to sign up that is applied to the training program you choose.
During the evaluation I will detail the programs available for you to learn my system. I don’t believe in passing you off to a junior instructor. I started Top Dog based on a passion to help dog owners and work with dogs so I work with all my clients and dogs... private lessons, group classes and board and trains.
Once we find the program that fits your situation we get to work! The FOUNDATIONS to FUNCTIONAL Curriculum covers the 5 Basic Commands (SIT, DOWN, HEEL, COME & PLACE) and House Rules (GREETINGS, GROOMING, SELF-CONTROL & FOOD). You will have a basic understanding of Operant Conditioning & the use of common training equipment to bring out the best in your dog.
The FREE DOG Curriculum takes all of the above and adds an "off leash" capability for complete freedom for the dog.
All clients receive access to the video manual to help reinforce the lessons and also provide a resource as you move through the program and beyond.
Once the program is successfully completed I offer lifetime support via phone, text, email and if necessary more lessons.
The "Foundations to Functional" Private Lesson Program consists of 1-hour Private Lessons every two weeks over the span of 2 to 3 months. Due to the flexibility of lessons, this program can be tailored specifically to the dog and client based on information gathered in the evaluation. Some dogs move on to complete the "Off Leash" Advanced Curriculum upon graduation.
Get started right with your new puppy! The first 6 months can make or break a dog. This is the course that ensures a successful start and a promising future for your puppy!
The PUPPY FOUNDATIONS Private Lesson Program consists of 1-hour Private Lessons every two weeks over the span of 2 months and follows your dog from wild puppy to trained teenager.
Our board and train program consists of 3 weeks where your dog will live with me, interact with my family and my dogs and I'll update you throughout the whole process. I will personally take your dog through the entire "Foundations to Functional" curriculum to include the "Free-Dog" advanced curriculum and then follow that up with Private Lessons to make sure you understand your dog's new skills.
The online learning option allows you to complete the FOUNDATIONS to FUNCTIONAL at your own pace through the online course with or without individual coaching from John.
Group classes are typically offered in Spring, Summer and Fall sessions. It is a small group setting (usually no more than 4 dogs) to allow for individualized attention and meets once. week for 8 weeks.
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