Obedience classes are broken down by age and ability.
*Puppy Kindergarten 12-24 weeks old *Puppy Plus 6mo-1 year *Basic Obedience 1+ Years old or any dog that has completed our 2 prior classes
All Obedience classes are 8 weeks long and come with the following things with varying levels of challenges and distractions:
-Introduction Class (Handler Only) -Leash Manners -Sit -Down -Stay -What “No” really means -Heel -Creating a safe space Advanced Obedience is for dogs over the age of one that have completed (at minimum) our Basic Obedience class with a passing score. We cater our Advanced Training classes to the dog and handler team goals making it a one of a kind experience every time.
There are limited spots in classes. Depending on age range and breed of dog, they typically range from 4-6 dog and handler teams so that we can make sure you are being given the most help and guidance.
The price for any of our training class packages is $160.00
Play and Train
Do you have a dog that has energy to burn and has some training that you’d like to accomplish? We have the perfect program for you!
Play and Train is similar to doggie daycare but with a few innovative differences.
We only accept 5 dogs per day. All dogs need to be good with other dogs and must go through an evaluation with us to make sure that we can create a cohesive environment for them to not only run around and play, but to learn in. All dogs that participate in our Play and Train program will have two 20-30 minute training sessions during the day with us working towards your goals and what you’d like to accomplish. We will work with you to build a training plan and then work with you once per week for 30 mins to show and guide you through how to accomplish the behaviors that we are helping to train into your pooch.
All Reservations can be made by calling our office- we do require a 48 business hours notice of cancellation for any scheduled play and train you may have so that we have adequate time to adjust our schedule. If you cancel in less than 48 business hours we will count that session as “attended” and you will not be refunded that session. We do understand that emergencies happen and ask that you call us and let us know so we can accommodate if necessary.
All Play and Train Packages come with 2 baths and weekly nail trims to make sure that we are helping you to help your dog to stay healthy. Additional grooming can be purchased as well.
Packages start with 10 sessions for $250.00. We also offer packages of 20 sessions for $400.00 (These packages do expire, 10 session package expires 12 weeks after date of purchase and 20 sessions expire 6 months after date of purchase)
We highly recommend and strongly encourage you to use these sessions at least weekly for best results. Sessions are counted by the day.
It's the best of both worlds, doggie daycare, exercise and training all in one. Not only will your best friend come home with new skills, you will have the tools to help them be the best that they can be.
Board and Train
Our Board and Train program is one of our most sought after training options here at Gemfire Kennels. We pride ourselves in doing the best by you and your dog. We offer many options to get you and your best friend keyed in and ready to be amazing members not only in the family and home setting but in the community.
We have three options for Board and Train Our first option is a 2 week stay where we spend 2-3 sessions per day working on basic manners and obedience for your pooch with daily in depth care checks as well as weekly nail trims, ear cleaning and a bath before they go home. We do require that you come to the facility two times as we show you how to work with your dog as we want you to be able to get the best results possible. This program comes with 3 free 45 minute private training lessons following your dog’s stay with us to address any challenges or questions you may have.
Our second option is a 4 week stay where we spend 2-3 sessions per day working on basic or advanced behavior training and modification as needed, as well as our standard care routine of daily health checks, weekly nail trims, ear cleaning and two baths (one mid-stay and one before your best friend comes home). We require that you come “visit” and learn how to work with your dog four times during their stay with us so we can set you up to succeed. This program comes with five private training sessions as well for FREE.
Our third option is our 6 week stay for dogs that need an extra helping hand with issues ranging from separation anxiety to aggression. This will only be offered on a case-by-case basis to dogs that need more help than our standard training programs can offer. A free initial consultation will be required.
All dog and handler teams that have completed our Board and Train program will receive a lifetime discount of 20% on all future services with us (10% on holidays). This includes, but is not limited to: boarding, grooming, private lessons, etc.
Our Board and Train Programs range in price from $1200-$2500 depending on the level of intensity and your training goals.
Private Lessons range in price starting at $45/session, there is a multiple session discount. Please inquire about our Private Training by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Free Behavioral Evaluations - required for all Board and Train, Play and Train and Private Lesson prospects. Behavior Modification (This is on a case-by-case basis and we’d love to discuss options for you and your dog that are available.)
We are very firm believers in training the dog in front of us, we don’t subscribe to any one particular training method here at Gemfire Kennels. We are what is considered “Balanced” Trainers- we set the bar for you and your dog while providing you all the necessary tools and resources to help you accomplish your training goals. We are advocates for teaching you to speak dog and communicate clearly and concisely with your dog- we want to see you succeed!
Feel free to reach out and inquire, via phone or email about any of our training programs that we offer.
We’d love to set-up a FREE evaluation with us to make sure we are hearing your goals as well as making sure that we are getting you and your dog into the best program for your needs. To schedule an evaluation please call the Office so that we can assist you further.