Want to learn the art of dog training? Our 5-day intensive shadow program allows you to shadow and study under Stephanie and our staff during their daily training schedules.
This is an intensive program for dog trainers looking to sharpen their skills, shelter and rescue staff looking to better help the dogs in their care, or dog enthusiasts looking to increase their knowledge of dog training and behavior. It consists of 5 consecutive 8-hour training days.
This program comes with a core curriculum, but we can also cater to specific requests. Topics of study include but are not limited to: foundation training, basic and advanced obedience, classical conditioning, operant conditioning, counterconditioning, leash pressure, spatial pressure, e-collar applications, appropriate use of training equipment, dog behavior and psychology, and behavioral rehabilitation for issues such as fear, anxiety, aggression, reactivity, and resource guarding.
Students will be able to observe board and train activities (both in the facility and on field trips), classes, private sessions, and client education. Students will work hands on with the facility's helper dogs (students can bring their own dog or their own client's dog if they choose to). They will also receive business, public speaking, and social media coaching.
WORKING SEATS (6 Total Per Program)
Student and Dog (Student working with their own dog):
Dog must board with the student.
A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking and the balance is due the start day
Student Only (Student working with Method K9 helper dogs):
A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking and the balance is due the start day.
OBSERVATION SEATS (10 Total Per Program)
Student Only (No Hands-On Training):
A 50% deposit is due at the time of booking.
AVAILABILITY FOR 2023:
May 15th - 19th, 2023 (6 working seats and 10 observation seats)
*This service requires an interview with Stephanie. If you are interested in attending this program, please email us at email@example.com with your name, phone number, and the program dates of your choosing, and why you want to be part of the program. Once received, we will schedule a 15 minute phone interview.