Training Programs

 

Now available at your home or at our location

 
 

Faithful foundations (level one)

Do you have a brand new puppy on the way and worry about getting started off on the right foot? Did you just adopt a new rescue dog and want help getting started with basic house manners? Have a dog that is a blank slate with no understanding of obedience? This program is for you!

How does your program help me?

 

The Faithful Foundations program covers what we call, core skills. These core skills are cues that we believe every dog and dog owner should know to tackle the challenges of dog ownership. Don’t know what skills are necessary to teach your dog first? We do, and they are at the forefront of this program!

  • We teach you how to create foolproof verbal cues. No more luring with treats or waving your arms around in a distinctive pattern to get your dog to listen to your instructions.
     
  • Learn how to get your dog to respond to your cues with a happy wagging tail, instead of confusion, dread, or sluggish response times.
     
  • Build a strong foundation and relationship for future advanced training skills or even taking your dog into dog-friendly public places without embarrassment or anxiety.
     
  • Leave with an understanding of how to use these new skills in real-life situations. Never leave training class again wondering how on earth what you just learned benefits you or your dog.
     
  • Learn how to avoid common training mistakes and how to sniff out training myths that aren’t worth your time or money.
     
  • Leave the program with an understanding of how to positively train your own dog – and if you hire us again, hire us again because you like us, not because you need to!
     
  • Have further questions after your program? No problem! All programs come with lifetime phone and email support to assist you with anything you learned during the program.

The Faithful Foundations program is available as a private in-home program taught in the comfort of your own home or a private at-our-location program in northeast Jackson! Just make sure you are within our service area.

We cover all this information in six 1-hour private sessions for just $400.

 

Canine Charm School

Does your canine companion jump on everyone who enters the house or eats off the kitchen counter? Have you let some common problem behaviors like begging for food or barking out the window get out of hand and take hold? Need to take control of your home back before the in-laws visit? Then this program is your saving grace!

How does your program help me?

 

The Canine Charm School program is our Faithful Foundations program on steroids. This program is a solution for dogs that already have practiced bad manners and know those bad manners work! We will retrain you and your dog in the ways of canine etiquette.

  • Learn how to manage unwanted behaviors until your training is complete and get relief from those pesky bad habits right away.
  • Learn how to use a simple dog bed to slay begging at the table, climbing on the furniture, and unwanted jumping on guests.
  • Learn how to use our core training skills to teach your dog what to do, instead of spending years teaching them all the things you don’t want them to do!
  • Have a particular guest that your dog just loves to jump on or a certain piece of furniture they just refuse to leave alone? No worries! This program is a private in-home program tailored to you and your dog’s needs so that we can work through your exact problem in real-time with you.
  • Get help creating boundaries that both you and your dog are comfortable with and that work for your lifestyle.
     
  • Leave the program with an understanding of how to positively train your dog – and if you hire us again, hire us again because you like us, not because you need to!
     
  • Have further questions after your program? No problem! All programs come with lifetime phone and email support to assist you with anything you learned during the program.

The Canine Charm School program is available as a private in-home program taught in the comfort of your own home or a private at-our-location program in northeast Jackson! Just make sure you are within our service area.

We cover all this information in eight 1-hour sessions for just $530*.

*Multiple unwanted behaviors or multiple dogs in the household might require more lessons at the suggestion of your trainer.

 

New Leash On Life (loose leash)

Have a dog that pulls on leash no matter what you have tried? Just need to your dog to have better leash skills in public? Have a dog that walks you? What about a dog that excitedly greets at every dog that passes on walks? This program includes everything you need to know about loose leash walking skills!

How does your program help me?

 

The New Leash On Life program covers foundation skills for loose leash walking. These foundation skills will help you take your walks with your dog to the next level. No fancy equipment needed!

  • We teach you how to create safe leash walking practices for both you and your dog.
  • Learn how to hold the leash, keep control of your dog, and handle high traffic areas or interactions with the public on leash.
  • Build a strong foundation for loose leash walking to help your dog understand heeling is way more fun than pulling.
  • Optional field trips to dog-friendly places for leash walking practice are available for more advanced owners and dogs.
  • Learn how to avoid common training mistakes and how to sniff out training myths that aren’t worth your time or money.
     
  • Leave the program with an understanding of how to positively train your dog – and if you hire us again, hire us again because you like us, not because you need to!
     
  • Have further questions after your program? No problem! All programs come with lifetime phone and email support to assist you with anything you learned during the program.

The New Leash On Life program is available as a private in-home program taught in the comfort of your own home or a private at-our-location program in northeast Jackson! Just make sure you are within our service area.

We cover all this information in six 1-hour private sessions for just $400*.

*If your dog is barking, lunging, growling, or chasing cars/cats/etc. on walks, we recommend a custom behavioral modification program to reach your training goals instead.

 

Do you have a dog that just doesn’t come back when called? Can’t call your dog away from the fence line when it is time to come inside? Scared your dog might find himself in a bad situation, and you won’t be able to call him back? This program is for you!

How does your program help me?

Faithful Recall (come when called)

 

The Faithful Recall program covers advanced training for “coming when called,” or as us dog trainers call it, recall. For safety and convenience, this is something every owner should teach their dog.

  • We teach you how to create a fast recall and make sure your dog comes running next time you call.
  • Learn how to get your dog to respond to your cues with a happy wagging tail, instead of confusion, dread, or sluggish response times.
  • Build a strong recall foundation in various situations and learn how to prevent your recall training from disappearing over time.
  • Leave with an understanding of how to use these new skills in real-life situations. Never leave training class again wondering how on earth what you just learned benefits you or your dog.
  • This course will also prepare your dog for participation in off-leash dogs sports such as Agility, Flyball, Frisbee and Lure Coursing.
  • Optional field trips to dog-friendly places for recall practice are available for more advanced owners and dogs.
     
  • Leave the program with an understanding of how to positively train your dog – and if you hire us again, hire us again because you like us, not because you need to!
     
  • Have further questions after your program? No problem! All programs come with lifetime phone and email support to assist you with anything you learned during the program.

The Faithful Recall program is available as a private in-home program taught in the comfort of your own home or a private at-our-location program in northeast Jackson! Just make sure you are within our service area.

We cover all this information in six 1-hour private sessions* for just $400.

*If your dog is chasing cars/cats/people/etc. or escaping, we recommend a custom behavioral modification program to reach your training goals instead.

 
 

Dog Sports Programs

 
 
 

Looking to have some fun with your dog or want to earn either Do More With Your Dog! or AKC Trick Dog titles? This program can be modified to fit any level trick dog to help you achieve your goals. Our trainer is certified by both Do More With Your Dog! as a Trick Dog Instructor and by the AKC as an evaluator for their trick dog program, so whatever title you are after, we can help you achieve it and compete the exam for it.

How does your program help me?

Clicks and Tricks (Trick Dog Titles)

 

The Clicks and Tricks program can cover almost any trick your heart desires. As long as it is physically possible for your dog, we can help you teach it. 

  • We teach you how to create foolproof verbal cues. No more luring with treats or waving your arms around in a distinctive pattern to get your dog to listen to your instructions.
  • Learn how to get your dog to respond to your cues with a happy wagging tail, instead of confusion, dread, or sluggish response times.
  • Build a relationship with your dog based on fun through this program and increase your chances of getting compliance when doing obedience cues.
  • Tricks are excellent mental stimulation and keeping your energetic dog from eating through your house out of boredom.
  • Pick from novice tricks like sit pretty, roll over, or play dead or go for the gold and choose to spend your session time working on one showstopper trick like skateboarding.
     
  • Leave the program with an understanding of how to positively train your dog – and if you hire us again, hire us again because you like us, not because you need to!
     
  • Have further questions after your program? No problem! All programs come with lifetime phone and email support to assist you with anything you learned during the program.

The Clicks and Tricks program is available as a private in-home program taught in the comfort of your own home or a private at-our-location program in northeast Jackson! Just make sure you are within our service area.

We cover all this information in six 1-hour private sessions for just $400*.

*Some tricks take longer to teach than others. So, keep in mind many novice tricks can be taught to most dogs in a six session program. However, if you select a more advanced trick, we might work on that one trick the entire program.

 

The Agility for Fun program concentrates on helping owners get into agility without any pressure to compete or learn complicated agility handling moves. The focus of this program is to teach agility equipment in safe and nonjudgmental manner while using it to exercise your dog and give you and your dog an outlet. Since this program is taught in your backyard on our portable agility equipment, there is no better way to get reactive or fearful dogs into agility without the pressure of a large class.

How does your program help me?

Agility For Fun (novice agility)

 

The Agility For Fun program can become as advanced or as laid back as you wish since it is a private program. We just ask that you have a fenced in backyard large enough for our equipment.

  • We teach you how to create foolproof verbal cues. No more luring with treats or waving your arms around in a special pattern to get your dog to listen to your instructions.
  • Learn how to get your dog to respond to your cues with a happy wagging tail, instead of confusion, dread, or sluggish response times.
  • Build a relationship with your dog based on fun through this program and increase your chances of getting compliance when doing obedience cues.
  • Agility is great exercise and mental stimulation for dogs, that is fun for humans too.
  • Whether your goal is to compete one day or just to have fun in your backyard, this program can be as advanced or laid back as you or your dog require.
     
  • Leave the program with an understanding of how to positively train your dog – and if you hire us again, hire us again because you like us, not because you need to!
     
  • Have further questions after your program? No problem! All programs come with lifetime phone and email support to assist you with anything you learned during the program.

The Agility For Fun program is available as a private in-home program taught in the comfort of your own home or a private at-our-location program in northeast Jackson! Just make sure you are within our service area.

We cover all this information in six 1-hour private sessions for just $400*.

*This program is an excellent program to re-enroll in over and over again because agility is such a vast sport, you can always keep learning.

 

Our Stunt Dog Training program covers the skills needed to begin your show career through Do More With Your Dog! new dog sport called Stunt Dog, which is debuting in March 2018. Stunt Dog competitions are a mix of obedience, tricks, and showmanship. If you have ever wanted to get on the ground level of a dog sport, now is your chance.

How does your program help me?

Stunt Dog training (DMWYD)

 

Taught by a certified Stunt Dog Judge, the Stunt Dog Training program can be for any level of stunt dog competition you and your dog need and help you perfect your performances.

  • We teach you how to create foolproof verbal cues. No more luring with treats or waving your arms around in a distinctive pattern to get your dog to listen to your instructions.
  • Learn how to get your dog to respond to your cues with a happy wagging tail, instead of confusion, dread, or sluggish response times.
  • Build a relationship with your dog based on fun through this program and increase your chances of getting compliance when doing obedience cues.
  • Learn about a new dog sport and get a head start on training before anyone else.
  • Learn how to teach tricks and obedience at the same time, without feeling like you are stuck in a traditional obedience class.
     
  • Leave the program with an understanding of how to positively train your dog – and if you hire us again, hire us again because you like us, not because you need to!
     
  • Have further questions after your program? No problem! All programs come with lifetime phone and email support to assist you with anything you learned during the program.

The Stunt Dog Training program is available as a private in-home program taught in the comfort of your own home or a private at-our-location program in northeast Jackson! Just make sure you are within our service area.

We cover all this information in six 1-hour private sessions for just $400*.

*This program is an excellent program to re-enroll in over and over again because stunt dog is such a vast sport, you can always keep learning.

 
 

Behavioral Programs

 
 
 

Custom behavioral modification programs are for families with more challenging dogs. All training conducted within your home to make the dog feel safe and secure during the consult. The most pressing behavioral issues are addressed with a customized behavior modification plan created with your dog’s needs in mind.

We typically suggest starting with at least eight 1-hour sessions* for $530, but how many sessions your dog will need depends on the issues and severity of the issue. All of these programs must be within the client's home due to the nature of the concerns.

What do we consider a pressing problem behavior in need of a customized behavioral modification program?

    Behavioral modification

     
    • Reactivity
    • Aggression
    • Resource Guarding
    • Fears and Phobias
    • Escaping
    • Separation Anxiety
    • Under Socialization
    • Hyperactivity
    • Handling Related Issues
    • Adult House Soiling
    • Littermate Syndrome
    • Cat or Small Animal Chasing
    • Car Chasing

    Have further questions after your program? No problem! All programs come with lifetime phone and email support to assist you with anything you learned during the program. This program is currently only available as an in-home training program.

    *Multiple unwanted behaviors or multiple dogs in the household might require more lessons at the suggestion of your trainer.

     
     

    Other Programs

     
     
     

    All group class information is under our "Classes" link in the navigation bar at the top of this page.  The group classes schedule is on the "Events" page. We run group classes outdoors in Brandon, MS during Spring and Fall. Each class runs for six 1-hour classes and costs $200.

    Right now we offer three curricula for group classes and they run at various times based on interest and trainer availability: 

    • Beyond Sit: Obedience Around Distractions
    • Level Up Your Dog: 15 Cues In Six Hours
    • Dog Sports Foundations

    Group Classes

     

    Long distance training is for clients that are not within our service area or people who just need the support of a trainer to supplement their personal dog training. We have clients locally who also use phone and Skype sessions to create potty training plans or prepare for the adoption of a new dog.

    We offer long distance training advice and support over Skype video or traditional phone sessions by the hour for $25 an hour.

    Long distance training