Public Access Training

Training overview

Public Access Training starts with a dog’s mastery of the basic obedience program and builds on that  curriculum with an additional layer of training that makes the dog an expert in navigating public places with his or her human. During this program your pup spends time daily with his or her training venturing out into the world to practice their work. When not training your dog is back at Canine Academy, enjoying the attention of our dedicated Care Team. At the end of the program, you will work with your trainer through several hands on lessons designed to provide you with the confidence to employ your dog’s new skills in both home and public environments.  


Recommended for

The program is recommended for any pup (of any age) who accompanies their human to public places and should therefore know how to navigate those places. Prior obedience training is not required, since that is built into the first part of our Public Access curriculum. Your trainer is looking forward to working closely with you to identify your dog’s specific public access needs and help deliver a dog that is ready for their public debut! 

Skills Learned

In our Public Access program, your dog will learn the following skills and commands 

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How it Works

The Canine Academy Positive E Collar training method for Public Access is broken down into three phases: 

Our facility will act as your dog's home away from home while they are in training. For the next two weeks, your pup will receive hands-on lessons from your dedicated trainer. This will include an introduction to our remote e-collars, followed by incrementally adding distractions while reinforcing new commands. 
We believe successful training happens through a repeated sequence of exercise, obedience, and affection, which is how your dog’s days will be structured at our campus. During Phase 1, your dog will be given time to acclimate to their new surroundings, meeting their fellow trainees with games of fetch in our large, fenced-in play field. Their first night on campus they will be tired and ready to relax before their training begins.

At the end of the onsite training portion of our program, your dog will be confident, tired, and happy. Phase 2 is all about creating continuity of learned commands through daily repetitions and practice when they go home. To set you up for success in this transition, your trainer will spend ~2 hours with you at the end of your pup’s stay, teaching you the basics of our methodology and providing you with the tools to continue reinforcing your pup’s learning. 
1 and 3 weeks following pick up, you and your trainer will have the opportunity to meet at again, usually at a designated public place, for follow-up lessons and progress check-ins. The goal of these lessons is to ensure both you and your pup are reaping the full benefits of training, and to provide an opportunity for you to ask questions or troubleshoot any problems you may be having. 

90 days after training, our goal for you and your pup is that all commands are completed successfully 80-90% of the time and that you graduate from daily use of the e collar, using it only during high adrenaline or high-risk situations, such as off-leash walking.  

As an added benefit, you receive:

  • Access to our “Board and Proof” program, which provides your pup with a tune-up on training during a short stay at our facilities. 
  • Lifetime access to our group classes for free!

Commitment & Support

Every dog leaving our boarding program must achieve a “good” or “excellent” result against our training standards [link to sample report card]. Your trainer will discuss your dog’s progress at the end of Phase 1 and ensure every dog receives a passing score.  

Part of what makes our results special is the commitment we make to supporting your dog’s long-term success. Our program is designed with scheduled follow-up appointments to make sure that your new skills are transitioning 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 the rare occasion our 90 day support program hasn’t met your needs, Canine Academy offers a support escalation process to help diagnose and provide solutions to any potential problems. 

Pricing & Enrollment

This package includes two stays at our facilities with a dedicated trainer, a customer go-home lesson and access to our training and support library, a follow-up onsite lesson with your trainer, lifetime group classes, and a remote e-collar you will take home with you. Please contact us for pricing and enrollment dates.