The Highest Standard of Dog Training Obedience
Even the most energetic, distracted, or stubborn dog can show a dramatic improvement in behavior in as little as one week with professional obedience training. Following your pup’s training with us, our dedicated team of trainers will work with you to ensure that your results stick. Canine Academy graduates stand out in a crowd based on their patience, attentiveness to owner, and reliable off-leash behavior. During training, our trainers consistently seek out distractions for your dog, so that you get a reliable, obedient dog no matter where you go.
Each dog in our program must pass a progress assessment prior to the end of their intensive training phase. No student leaves our program until they receive a “good” or “excellent” score on each of the skills required by a Canine Academy graduate. But your dog’s growth doesn’t stop there. Over the next 90 days, you can expect continued improvement in patience and attentiveness, even when you graduate to daily life without your e collar remote.
Before and After Training Results
One standard of excellence, delivered three ways. Canine Academy offers our basic obedience program with three unique ways to partner with us. Whether you choose a full board-and-train program, private lessons with your dedicated trainer, or a hybrid of the two, you can expect the same results (and support!). Here is just a sample of Canine Academy’s basic obedience results. You can expect the same standard of excellence no matter which program you choose.
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Training Results That Last a Lifetime
We commit to supporting your dog’s long-term success. Canine Academy’s programs include scheduled follow-up appointments for 90 days. This schedule ensures that your new skills transition well to your home life. Additionally, our trainers are available for support during scheduled office hours, and welcome all graduates back for free group classes.
On rare occasions a customer needs more support from Canine Academy to navigate any unexpected problems. In situations where our 90-day support program hasn’t met your needs, we offer the following escalation procedure:
Phone or Video Call
First, we conduct a phone or video call to diagnose the problem and offer guidance. (Many times we find the dog is not performing to the expected result because the dog owner is making mistakes with his/her role. We can usually diagnose these problems over the phone or with a video call.)
Group Classes and Office Hours
If that call fails to get results, we invite you to attend a group class or a trainer’s “office hours” so we can see the dog in action and attempt to triage the problem.
Third, we will schedule an onsite lesson to troubleshoot further. We will assign homework for you to continue progress on your own at home.
In-Home lessons or Board and Train
If none of the above tactics have worked, we will offer you a series of in-home lessons or a three-night board and train to remediate problems and get your dog back on track.
Making Tails Wag | Customer Testimonials
Our 8 month BerneDoodle finished board and train with Matt. The experience was wonderful. We received daily pictures and the class we received with Matt was very rewarding. I can’t wait to continue to use what our puppy was taught. Thank you Canine Academy
The staff at Canine Academy exceeded my expectations,
and then some! My almost 2 year old golden retriever is very easily distracted and prefers chasing a squirrel over listening to my commands. After one on one time with Maggie, Kiko has completely changed gears. Maggie’s calm and patient demeanor with not only Kiko, but myself as well, truly made for the best experience. I can’t thank Maggie or the entire staff enough for what they did for Kiko and all the other pups that they work with!
This dog training location is incredible! The facilities are
They have a good attitude, are excited to help and learn about your dog. The team is personable, knowledgeable, and prepared to assist the dog owner with any goals they may have with their dog. I am able to walk my dog (she’s only 6 months old) off-leash without having any concern that I cannot control her regardless of the distractions that may be presented. I would absolutely recommend Top Dog Training by Terry Cook everyday and to every dog owner...
We sent our 8 month old Boston terrier Princess to their 30day training for [public access]. Her trainer Maggie did a excellent job with her she went above and beyond what was necessary. I would recommend Top Dog Training to everyone. They have the best trainers and their staff is very polite and helpful. Maggie would send us pictures daily of Princess and let us know how she was doing. I want to say Thank You Maggie for your excellent work with Princess
I had a dog I could not control while walking. She pulled and she was walking me. When I picked my dog up, I was so surprised at how she conducted herself walking on the leash. She learned so many things during her training, I highly recommend if you need a dog that needs training pursue contacting Terry Cook. [The] facility is phenomenal.
Oliver, my 6 month old, miniature Australian Labradoodle
went to their 10-day board & train and all I can say is they did phenomenal! Maggie was Oliver's trainer and she did an outstanding job. The amount of compliments I get for his behavior is a true testament to how well Maggie trained Oliver. We were able to fly across the country, be in high traffic areas and Oliver was always on his best behavior. If you are considering sending your dog to a board & train I HIGHLY recommend Maggie. This was one of the best investments I have made and I promise that you will not be let down!
Dog Training Frequently Asked Questions
An off-leash dog refers to one that is able to communicate reliably with their handler at distances and without the control of a traditional leash. These dogs should typically have excellent recall skills, a tight heel at the owner’s side when called for, reliable response to handler redirection, and an understanding of distance boundaries set by the handler. Typically this result is impossible to achieve without the consistent use of an e collar over weeks or months, and often the dog should continue the use of the collar for life. However, at Canine Academy, we are able to deliver off-leash results in as few as 8 days. Better still, our trainers work with you for 90 days to help transition your dog to daily life without the ecollar.
A dog trainer can help you control your dog’s behavior, communicate effectively with your dog, and build your dog’s confidence. This can reduce dog reactivity and symptoms of separation anxiety, as well as reducing unwanted behavior. Many dog trainers use basic obedience methods – that means teaching the dog a small set of commands to help them know exactly what to do. A good trainer will also help you to become a confident dog handler. That means you’ll learn how to use those commands together to navigate your dog through any situation. To make sure you reap all of the benefits of professional dog training, make sure your trainer has experience with your dog’s breed and temperament, and that your trainer uses positive reinforcement training. Also, it’s critical to ask your trainer how they will prepare you to be a better dog owner.
Dogs interact with the world around them in a way that’s unnatural (and sometimes annoying!) to their human companions. Dogs love frequent barking, snatching for food or treats, jumping up to greet, or chasing the cat. The reward is obvious! But their owners don’t. That’s why it’s so important to teach your dog an “off” command. This command means “ignore that.” The problem with the off command is that it doesn’t tell the dog what to do instead. Here, a dog handler should pair a redirection with the off command. For example “off” and then “come,” can remove your dog from temptation and prevent continuous barking. If the dog is sitting at your side, it cannot also be barking out the front door at the postal carrier!
An off-leash dog isn’t just a way to get attention at the park. It’s also an assurance of a dog that is safe, well-exercised, and secure. Dogs that undergo off-leash obedience training have opportunity to practice recall and walking skills. This creates an assurance that the dog will return to your side and stay there, even if there is danger or distraction nearby. Further, dogs that are walked off-leash get much more exercise than their tethered counterparts. Those extra steps back and forth within a safe radius can add extra miles to that morning stroll. The extra exploring that an off-leash dog is allowed also fosters mental stimulation. Increased safety, physical and mental balance are reason enough to consider the benefits of professional obedience training.