Dog Training with Homedog

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Our Goal is to Help You Build the Bond You Want with Your Dog Using Positive Reinforcement Dog Training Methods

Just like we want to be the person our dog thinks we are, we want our dog to be the dog we believe they can be. That takes work. Lots of work. Years of work. But it all starts someplace and that place is Homedog.
Dogs deserve our best effort and our goal is to make it easy for you to learn what you need to give training your all. Our dog training classes are designed to address the human component. We will teach you how to train your dog and give you plenty of feedback along the way so you can be sure you are doing things right. You will also be taught how to be a kind, confident pack leader so your worries and stresses don’t become those of your dog.  A lot of the time our feelings and actions influence  our dog’s responses to the situations we find ourselves in. These unconscious actions and feelings, like shortening the leash or your increased breathing or heart rate, can teach your dog to worry when really they don’t need to. We want to teach you to recognize these habits and teach you how to counteract them and instead communicate calm confidence when your dog may be unsure. One of the most challenging parts of training is consistency and finding the time. We will show you how you can seamlessly blend our training techniques into your daily life and help your dog become all s/he can be.
If you are looking for someone to do some of the heavy lifting for you, inquire about our Play and Train program. In this program we will work one-on-one with your dog to teach him/her the commands you choose. At the end of the program we will show you the new commands you can use and instruct you on how to keep up with training.
If you have an issue that is better addressed in your home, a reactive dog, or just want some privacy we offer private lessons in your home or at our facility where the focus is totally on you and what you want to work on.

SEE OUR DOG TRAINING CLASSES BELOW!

Group Dog Training Courses

This 4- week dog training class is for every dog owner who wants to be on basic talking terms with their dog. You will learn what we consider the basic necessary commands to have a happy life with your dog. These are: Watch me, sit, lay down, come when called, stay, drop it, leave it, walk nicely on leash, and touch or “move over here”. We will discuss common behavior issues like barking, jumping, potty training, mouthing/play biting, destructive behavior and any specific issues you have, and how to address them.

Dog graduating her 4 week basic obedience dog training course at Homedog Dog Boarding Resort & Dog Daycare in Columbus Ohio

 

 

4-Week Obedience Course
$130 per dog

Age: 9mo+
Length: 4, one-hour sessions
Price: $130
When: Tuesdays at 6:00. Offered once a month

This class is for every dog owner who wants to be on basic talking terms with their dog. Dogs of all ages can learn new things I assure you! You will learn what we consider the basic necessary commands to have a happy life with your dog. These are:

Commands You Will Learn:
Their name
Watch me
Come when called
Leave it
Sit
Stay
Walk nicely on leash
Lay down
Drop it
Touch (move over here)

We will discuss common behavior issues like barking and jumping and how to address them, mouthing/play biting, destructive behavior and any specific questions you have. We will use positive reinforcement (aka treats) to show our dogs what we want them to do, so bring plenty! You will receive a homework booklet that explains what we are doing and why it works and has detailed instructions on how to do your homework and when.

This class may be combined with the puppy basic obedience class in order to achieve the minimum registration to hold the class.

Age: After Beginner/Puppy Obedience
Length: 4, one-hour sessions
Price: $140
When: Saturdays at 3:00

This class is for the dog/owner pair that has already completed the puppy basic or beginner obedience series or who has the skills outlined in our beginner obedience class description. Your dog should reliably perform those behaviors before you consider this class. This class will teach the advanced obedience commands of place and heel as well as stand and back. We will also work on perfecting the commands taught in the basic obedience series. This means adding distractions and working at increased distances for longer durations. This class is for owners who are dedicated to training and want a truly obedient dog they can control on and off leash. This class is a good stepping stone for those looking to do Rally-Obedience (Rally-O) in the future.

Age: 3mo-8mo
Length: 4, one-hour sessions
Price: $130
When: Tuesdays at 6:00pm or 7:00pm. Offered once a month

The purpose of this class is to teach you and your puppy the fundamental commands that will make living together nice and easy. It is the perfect next step after puppy socialization. In this class you learn the same commands as in the beginner obedience class but at a puppy level and with some puppy specific topics thrown in.

Commands taught are:
Watch me
Come when called
Leave it
Sit
Stay
Walk nicely on leash
Lay down
Drop it
Touch (move over here)
Their name

In addition, we will cover puppy development, potty and crate training, body handling, puppy chewing, introduction to grooming tools and anything else you want to know! As with all my training, we will use positive reinforcement and your puppy will love learning. You will receive a homework booklet that explains what we are doing and why it works and has detailed instructions on how to do your homework and when.

This class may be combined with the beginner obedience class in order to achieve the minimum registration to hold the class.

Age: 8wks-5mo
Length: 6, one-hour sessions
Price: $160
When: Saturdays at 2:00pm

Puppies critical socialization period is when they are 7wks – 4mo old. It is particularly important to socialize them during this time. The purpose of this class is to introduce your puppy to the world in a safe, fun way. This is a continuous class that is offered every Saturday at 2:00. You buy a package of 6 sessions and have 8 weeks to use them.  Each class is broken into quarters, every class has the same structure.

First Quarter- Training Time
In the first 15 minutes you will work with your puppy to get and keep their attention and practice the basics of training. This includes starting luring, name recognition, sit, and come when called.

Second Quarter- Puppy Playtime
In the second 15 minutes your puppy will play with the other puppies in attendance. I will point out signs of good play and bad play and show you when and how to interrupt a play session before it gets out of hand.

Third QuarterPeople Socialization
In this quarter we will pass the puppies around so they get to hang out with new people. You will handle any puppy but your own for this quarter. The people will gently touch the puppy’s ears, feet and tail, take them for a little walk away from their owner and play with them.

Fourth Quarter- Object Socialization
In the last quarter your puppy will get to explore new things. There will be different toys, textures, and objects for them to explore and get comfortable with. This can include things like bikes, sand, vacuum cleaners, stairs, kids’ toys, chairs, strollers, you name it!

Age: After Basic Obedience
Length: 4, one-hour sessions
Price: $140
When: Saturdays at 4:00

This class is for the dog-owner pair who needs a challenge and wants to have some fun! Your dog should know the commands taught in the basic obedience series before you consider this class. The plan is in 4 weeks to teach you about 10 tricks. I have a list the class can choose from but definitely bring your suggestions! We will use positive reinforcement to teach our dogs what we want them to do so bring lots of treats! This class should be super fun! It’s perfect for those really smart breeds that love to learn, bored dogs, and people who like to show off their awesome training skills.  Here are my ideas of what to teach:

Roll over
Spin
Bow
Weave around you legs
Sit up
Speak
High five
Stand between your legs
Fetch/get it
Shake
Stand
Toy names
Find it
Hug
Bang!
Open door
Close door
Dance
Jump through a hula-hoop

Age: After Puppy or Beginner Obedience
Length: 4, one-hour sessions
Price: $150
When: Saturdays at 5:00

If you want to play with your dog and call it training this is the class is for you! Really though, this class is for dog-owner pairs who are looking to have a lot of fun, gain some confidence and learn communication skills. We are going to introduce your dog to all sorts of obstacles and teach them how to get through them. The course of agility obstacles/ playground equipment is designed to teach your dog body awareness and build their confidence as well as being fun to do. We will spend our time getting your dog comfortable with each obstacle and teaching them to confidently complete it. This class is purely fun, and uses all sorts of obstacles. We will not be learning/using competition agility standards.

Group Dog Training Classes

Our classes are a great way to focus on a specific behavior, reinforce training from previous courses, learn tips/tricks and share resources with other dog owners. Classes are for a variety of topics including manners, intro to basic obedience, puppy and tricks. Our training classes are held on Saturday and are 1-hour long. Our goal is to provide each guest with information that can be easily used in their day-to-day life and doesn’t require a ton of time, money or additional resources.

Dogs participating in a manners dog training class at Homedog Dog Boarding Resort & Dog Daycare in Columbus Ohio

 

 

1-HR DOG TRAINING CLASS
$35 per dog

For new and potential puppy owners, a discussion of all things puppy. Learn as much as I can teach you in 1 hour about raising a puppy. From chewing to crate training to house training to basic obedience we will talk about all the important things you need to know when raising a puppy. For current and potential puppy owners. Puppies need not attend but will be showered with love if they do. This class is held the 3rd Saturday of each month at 1:00. E-mail training@homedogresort.com to sign up.

After the basic obedience class, test yourself by coming to this class designed to be distracting. Get help if you are struggling.

Learn how to teach your dog “manners” – you will learn how to teach your dog NOT to jump on guests, steal food, pull on the leash or any other behaviors you deem unacceptable. This class is offered the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1:00. For more information visit homedogresort.com or check out the training album on facebook. To sign up e-mail training@homedogresort.com.

Build confidence, improve communication, have a blast! We will use agility and playground equipment and teach your dog body awareness.

It’s all about fun here! Learn tricks so you can show off you and your Homie’s bond at your next party or gathering!

Private Dog Training Lessons

This option is best if your dog has trouble focusing, is reactive, you want some privacy or have an issue that is better addressed at your home. We offer private lessons that can be held in your home or at our facility where the focus is totally on you and what you want to work on. Private lessons in your home may be subject to additional charges based on distance.

Our Dog Trainer working with a dog in a private dog training lesson

 

 

Private Training Session(s)
$65 per hour (contact us for quote)

Play & Train

Our classes are a great way to focus on a specific behavior, reinforce training from previous courses, learn tips/tricks and share resources with other dog owners. Classes are for a variety of topics including manners, intro to basic obedience, puppy and tricks. Our training classes are held on Saturday and are 1-hour long. Our goal is to provide each guest with information that can be easily used in their day-to-day life and doesn’t require a ton of time, money or additional resources.

Puppy playing with a food puzzle doggy daycare at Homedog Resort located in downtown Columbus, Ohio's Brewery District

 

 

Play & Train (45 minutes per session)
$35 per dog (in addition to daycare/boarding rates)
5 Sessions – $165 per dog (in addition to daycare/boarding rates)
10 Sessions – $300 per dog (in addition to daycare/boarding rates)