Would you like your dogs to be calmer, more relaxed and more responsive? Would you like to set them up for success? If the answer to all these questions are “Yes!, consider the training at Fat Cat's!
Day Training is offered Monday thru Friday during normal business hours.
Excludes weekend and Holidays
Day Training- Dog is dropped off and training is done with a AKC registered Trainer and reviewed with the owner as needed on skills the dog learned while at day training. This ensures continued progress here and in the home.
Daily Rate: $35 per day per dog
Day Training include:
Day Boarding Fee
Training Sessions-(several throughout the day)
Lesson Overview- (as needed)
Single Board and Train- Excludes weekends and holidays. For someone that wants a foundation, these dogs typically have no major issues and what issues they do have, their owners are willing to work on with our support and the obedience foundation.
Daily Rate: $63 per day
14-Day Board and Training- The "Full Meal Deal" of our training program. We not only teach all of the words on our list, but also additional skills are added to the program.We will also address any specific issues you are having with your dog, from aggression to housetraining. Your dog will be taken on field trips to local stores, and parks as well as have a training follow up session in the clients home if needed. Friendly dogs will get to play with other training dogs in our play session. The dog with aggression towards other dogs will get time outside to play with staff.
Program Price: $800
Pick the best option for your needs. Not sure where to start or what to do? We can help.
Basic Manners- come, sit, wait, down, socializing and walking. This is good for dogs that need a start somewhere. Training is tailored toward dogs passing an AKC- CGC evaluations. (Evaluation fees are not included)
Refresher Training- for dogs that already have training, but need to continue reinforcement so they don’t forget what they are know.
Advanced Tricks Training- for dogs that get bored easy and for clients that want dogs to show off new skills. Basic skills along with new more advanced skills will be worked on. Training is based on linked skills
Training and socialization at Fat Cat's is the cornerstones of a positive dog-parenting experience. In our years of research, we’ve discovered that a combination of obedience training while day boarding is the key to a positive dog-parenting experience.
Our dog training professionals embrace our reward-based pawlosophy that focuses on fun and positive reinforcement. Classes encourage stronger relationships and build a foundation for good canine citizenship to develop happy, social and well-rounded dogs.
Some of our educational offerings include:
Canine Good Citizen testing
Leash Training for Puppies
Our Training Philosophy
We follow two Golden Rules.
Golden Rule #1: Reward what you want.
Golden Rule #2: Stop rewarding what you don’t want!
Promotes calmness and relaxation. It rewards not just desired behaviors (e.g.: sit, down, stay, leave that other dog alone…), but also the state of mind we desire (relaxed) and the energy we desire (calm). An understanding of energy—basic levels of it, how to direct it to our advantage, what to do with too much of it and how to recognize different types—is absolutely vital if you wish to get the best from any dog. Knowing how to engage and direct him, how to match your response to his behavior, and how to bring out his best in groups all require an understanding of energy. Identifying the energy level and state of mind underlying our dogs’ behaviors allows us to address the problems involved and not just the symptoms
Promotes good “follow–ship.” It is always less stressful for dogs to be the followers of calm, clear, confident and consistent decision–makers than it is for them to be the decision–makers (especially when they may not make the best of decisions). Most dogs are followers by nature. In any situation, given a calm and confident decision–maker who provides for their needs, they will gladly follow.
Canine–intuitive. Taking a more canine–centric than human-centric approach. Fat Cat's along with Manners PUPlease honors the way dogs think and the way they communicate with each other. Body language is really the name of the game. Dogs express themselves clearly through their posture, positions, movement and energy. They read our posture and the positions we take, plus how we use movement and the energy we project…and they interpret them in the unique context of their species. With dogs, it is not so much what you say but how you say it.
Uses good routines. Routines and small rituals are important to dogs, and in almost any environment, good ones can help them thrive while problematic ones set them up for stress and failure. Spending a little extra time up front to establish thoughtful routines saves time and prevents issues later, in a positive and very practical way, at Fat Cat's as well as in households. How do you know when a dog’s behavior reflects a routine or a ritual, either his or your own? A good hint is when you describe him as “always” doing something, for better or worse, in a particular manner. Changing behaviors you don’t want into behaviors you love can be easy when you change bad routines into better ones.
Works moment–by–moment. (No lesson plans needed.) Moment to moment is how you practice training, both in a facility and home, not simply at a set time on a given day in a given environment. It will help you to get your timing right, and it will help you move on when bumps in the road occur (everyone experiences them.) You might even start to view certain problems as challenges you are ready to surpass.