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CANINE UNIVERSITY


Canine University is Creekside’s unique day training program. It is our solution for clients who struggle with aspects of the more standard overnight board-and-train program. Your dog’s entire day is a controlled training experience, optimizing their time with us, in order to see the fastest and most effective results. And the best part, your dog will go home with you at the end of the day.
 
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"Best Trainers anywhere! Fin has totally enjoyed this and not having to do a Board and Train has been a wonderful expierence."

Dea O'Hopp/Client

General Obedience Intensive

A detailed obedience program for the average dog

Behavior Modification Progam
Customized for more difficult dogs and specific issues.

Fun & Games: Training Through Play

Using play and other "games" to advance training and further enrich your dogs life.

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General Obedience Intensive

In this program, your dog will get dropped off daily at our location to work one-on-one with a trainer all day.  You will also be an active part of the process. You will be brought up-to-speed by receiving daily updates, handouts, and videos about what we have been working on, allowing you to learn at home while your dog learns with us. At the end of each week, you will get a private lesson with a trainer as well as a 60-minute lesson at graduation and a 30-minute private lesson a week later. Along with training, your dog will participate in fun enrichment activities 
 
FOR YOUR DOG:
  • Leash Skills: Your dog will go home with a full understanding of a proper heel
  • Stays: Your dog will learn how to perform and maintain a sit stay and a down stay.
  • Place command: Your dog will learn a proper boundary stay to help with in-home behaviors and maintaining a relaxed mindset.
  • Recall: Your dog will learn to come when called.
  • General Manners: We will address problem behaviors like jumping, barking, hyperactivity, mouthing, and biting.
  • Real-world application: Your dog will get to master their skills in the real world by going on training field trips. 
  • Enrichment: Your dog will enjoy enrichment activities to boost confidence and keep them thinking
FOR YOU:
  • Each day you will receive an email complete with customized updates and instructions on what your dog has been working on that day.
  • Dailey handouts and videos for you to follow along with and use as reference for any assigned homework.
  • Access to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and connect with others enrolled in the program.
  • Daily review with a trainer at pick up.
  • Multiple one-on-one coaching sessions with a trainer.
    • 30-minute “check-in” lesson after each five day period. 
    • 60-minute "go home" lesson at the completion of the program and
    • 45-minute "follow up" lesson a week later. 

Honors Program: 12-day program $2450)This is the perfect kickstart to your dog’s education. In the two-week program your dog will gain a fundamental understanding of all the above skills and begin the process of committing all that information to muscle memory.  Towards the end of the program, they will begin receiving real-world application of said skills. This program comes with a total of two and a half hours of private training! 

 

Advanced Placement: 18-day program- This is our most recommended program $3350The eighteen day program will cover the same information as the two-week, but it will challenge your dog further. The length of this program allows you and the trainers the time to help your dog gain a more concrete understanding of the information, which allows them to further the process of committing that information to muscle memory. In this program your dog will also experience increased real-world applications and get to float in and out of group classes when appropriate. As a result, this is our most popular and recommended program. This program comes with a total of three hours of private training!

 

College Prep: 18-day program + Advanced Group Class-$3350 (50% off group class)Upon completion of the Advanced Placement program, you and your dog will enroll in our Advanced Group class in order to gain real-world experience together. This program comes with a total of two and a half hours of private.  

 

Bundles: You will receive 10% off on your Obedience Intensive Program when you bundle it with Puppy Kindergarten.

Bundle 101: Puppy Kindergarten + Honors Program 

Bundle 102: Puppy Kindergarten + Advanced Placement 

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Our customized hybrid programs combine our University day training programs with our private one on one coaching in order to optimize your time with a trainer and get owners hands on quickly. These programs are ideal for problem areas that require more specialized training.  These programs are a minimum of 7 days combined with a minimum of two hour long private sessions. It will be determined in your free training consult if a longer program and more private sessions are needed.

 

Seven Full Days: $1750

Seven Half Days: $1050 

Two Private Sessions: $200

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 There is a misconception amongst many dog owners that play is something that is seperate from training or happens as a reward when training is complete. The goal of this program is to teach you and your dog how to use play as part of your daily life, as well as an essential part of your training routine.When done correctly it will not only play a role in general learning, but also build a motivated and enthusiastic dog. This in turn will create a motivated and enthusiastic owner. 

This 10 day day training program comes with two hours of one on one coaching and a complete set of instructional videos.

10 Day Program: $2000

Obedience Intensive add on: 15% off

Just the Basics add on: $150

*Dog's must have limited basic obedience skills to participate. If they don't, our three session Just the Basics program will get them up to speed.

What is play?

Play is any activity that creates a positive outlet for your dog to express some form of natural drive. 

 

Is play training?

YES! Play itself is a form of “training” and training should include “play.” This creates a dog motivated for work. REMEMBER PLAY DOES NOT REPLACE OBEDIENCE AND BEHAVIOR WORK. IT ENHANCES THEM.

 

Won’t play during training break my dogs focus?

Not when done right. When structured correctly play will build motivation and relationship which will in turn build focus.

 

Isn’t “tug” a negative or detrimental activity to engage in?

Absolutely not. Tug is an excellent way to provide a positive outlet for dogs when used appropriately. 

 

What if my dog doesn’t like a certain type of activity?

Who cares! Play comes in all shapes and forms. In this program we will be figuring out what floats your dog’s boat?

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