Training & Services

At the Distinguished Dog, our training philosophy follows the science-based, modern techniques achieved through positive reinforcement training. Positive reinforcement consists of a stimulus (reward) that is added to the environment immediately after the desired behavior has been exhibited. Simply put, I change behaviors by rewarding “good” behavior and not reacting to the “bad” behavior.

The Distinguished Dog supports and guides pet owners who are struggling with puppy behaviors, reactive “aggressive” dogs, shy/fearful dogs, as well special needs (deaf, blind, etc). Our training techniques will never leave you doubting your actions. Our goal is to strengthen the bond between humans and dogs to create a long-lasting relationship through fun and rewarding training.

Welcome Home/New Dog Consultation

Ready to welcome a new dog into your home? The Distinguished Dog has matched hundreds of families with a new dog, and we’d love to help you find your best match.

$400

  • The Distinguished Dog will help determine what type of dog may be a best match for a family based on their needs.
  • Attend meet and greets with family and prospective dog and provides support with introducing a new dog to other pets in the family and/or introductions with children.
  • Help in setting up a home for success for an already selected dog.
  • Phone and email support for the first month with a new dog.

Puppy Foundations

New puppy! Now what? This program is designed to not only help you survive those first few months with razor sharp teeth, potty accidents and chewed shoes, but we also begin to build skills that are vital for all puppies and humans.

$160

  • Limited to 4 puppies per class
  • Designed for puppies 10 weeks – 5months
  • 4 week class that meets each week for 1 hour
  • Includes a complimentary clicker
  • This class includes:

    o Housetraining

    o Crate training

    o Nipping/Biting/Chewing

    o Overall Body Handling and Confidence building

    o Name

    o Touch

    o Sit

    o Intro to Down, Off and Recall

Basic Manners

Fast, fun and effective training that is designed to train your jumpy, pulling dog who never comes when called into a pup your proud to have friend and family socialize with.

$240

  • Limited to 4 dogs per class

  • Designed for puppies/dogs 6 months and older

  • 6 week class that meets each week for 1 hour

  • Includes a complimentary clicker

  • This class includes:

    o Touch

    o Sit and Down

    o Recall

    o Settle/Place

    o Loose Leash Walking

    o Leave it

    o Off

    o And more!

Intermediate Manners

Great! Now your pup will sit, stay and come, but only in the confinement of your home. The intermediate class continues to build on the basic commands by adding distance, distraction and duration in an outside environment to ensure your pup responds as well outside as he does inside.

$240

  • Limited to 4 dogs per class

  • Designed for puppies/dogs 6 months and older that have completed Basic Manners

  • 6 week class that meets each week for 1 hour

  • This class includes:

    o Building the Reliability of all Basic Manners Commands

    o Improving Behaviors under Distraction

    o Teaching commands from a Distance

Advanced Manners

Once the basics are mastered it’s time to take the show on the road. It is one thing for your pup to behave perfectly in your living room or in our controlled class environment, but the goal is for your pup to be well mannered in public too. In the Advance Manners class we fine-tune the skills learned during basics, out within the public!

$240

  • Limited to 4 dogs per class
  • Designed for puppies/dogs 6 months and older that have completed Basic Manners
  • 6 week class that meets each week for 1 hour
  • This class includes:

    o Building the Reliability of all Basic Manners Commands

    o Improving Behaviors under Distraction

    o Teaching commands from a Distance

Trick Dog Class

Want to be the life the party? This is for you! In this class, you’ll not only learn some new tricks, but you will also have the option to work to earn a Trick Dog title. During this class you will have more freedom to work on tricks that YOU want to teach with help from the professionals.

$240

  • Limited to 4 dogs per class

  • Designed for puppies/dogs 6 months and older that have completed Basic Manners

  • 6 week class that meets each week for 1 hour

Shy Dog Class

Is your dog more of a bashful wallflower? This class is geared toward dogs that are shy and/or fearful with new people, objects and/or situations. We will teach basic cues and manners, but also work on confidence building and exercises for the shy dog to help him/her blossom and be more comfortable and confident in their surroundings.

$240

  • Limited to 4 dogs per class

  • Designed for puppies/dogs 4 months and older

  • 4 week class that meets each week for 1 hour

  • Includes a complimentary clicker

Reactive Dog Class

Is your dog vocal, excitable or reactive when seeing another dog on a walk? We know how stressful and frustrating it is to have the dog who “makes a scene” around other dogs. This class is geared towards dogs who are reactive on leash around other dogs. We will focus on changing your pup’s attitude towards other dogs in public as well as give you the confidence to easily handle your pup in any situation.

$240

  • Limited to 4 dogs per class

  • Designed for puppies/dogs 4 months and older

  • 4 week class that meets each week for 1 hour

  • 1 private session (60mins) prior to class start date

  • Includes a complimentary clicker