Neuman K-9 Academy's Dog Training Boot Camp is a specialized training program giving you the ultimate level of control. This innovative program is designed for owners seeking an easy to live with companion that can go anywhere, respond to commands, and show proper etiquette towards people and other dogs.
Our Minnesota doggy boot camp begins with obedience training. Your dog will learn to sit, down, walk at your side on leash without pulling,
come on command, and meet people without jumping.
These obedience commands act as a foundation for the other components of our program: physical conditioning, confidence building, and off-site training.
The doggie boot campers in our program have plenty of room to run and grow. We create an environment that values proper etiquette and
reinforces inherent strengths. Boot Camp dogs are engaged in obedience exercises learning impulse control, proper etiquette, physical conditioning,
and pack socialization.
We take our canine campers on weekly field trips to public and private training sites where they participate in drills that simulate real world conditions.
Dog Training Boot Camp is our most popular obedience training program. It is unique and unmatched by anything we have seen nationwide.
Confidence Building - Obstacle courses, environmental stability, and dealing with adversity is why we call this boot camp. Dogs learn to work through various conditions that build confidence such as jumping in/out of vehicles, and going up/down stairs.
Obedience Training (foundation, intermediate, or advanced) - Practical and necessary commands for daily living. Commands to walk at your side without pulling, sit automatically when you stop sit stay, down stay, come when called, wait at doors or in a kennel until released, go into a kennel on command, and more! Dog training commands for this program can be in German, Czech, French, or Dutch upon request.
Proper Etiquette - Boot camp dogs learn to meet and greet humans under control and without jumping (all four paws on the floor). During camp, dogs travel to public places to practice etiquette in a real world environment. These opportunities also give us the ability to teach them proper etiquette like no jumping up, sitting and waiting at cross-walks, or getting in and out of a vehicle on command.
Field Trips - Opportunities to practice obedience drills in a variety of circumstances. Dogs travel away from Neuman K-9 Academy to train in public and private training areas. Boot camp dogs learn how to behave properly, meeting and greeting people or other dogs in public. Distraction proofing and teaching a dog how to behave outside of it's home environment is necessary if you want the freedom and luxury to bring your dog with you anywhere at anytime.
Treadmill Training - Boot camp dogs learn to run on a human treadmill; these workouts improve stamina, tone muscles (incline, intervals, power walking), and will help your dog absorb more in training. We include daily cardio and strength training, unlike any other so-called dog boot camp.
Pack Socialization - A dog needs to be able to co-exist within the pack and have proper play style. Boot Camp dogs in training get to run and play in groups of dogs, learning how to act as a pack, and take direction from human pack leaders - the trainers at Neuman K-9 Academy. Level II. and III. boot camp dogs also learn to come when called even while engaged with other dogs.
Canine Behavior Modification - Custom-tailored training exercises to modify unwanted behaviors (separation anxiety, counter surfing, nuisance barking, etc).
Note: we do NOT accept dogs with behavioral issues of aggression toward humans.
Owner / Handler Training - Each one of our boot camp programs includes handler training and instruction at graduation. We meet one-on-one with each client or family to teach them proper use of commands, hand signals, and follow through to ensure lifelong success with their dog returning home. Handler instruction includes a video demonstration of your dog performing the commands, written instructions, hands on training, and lifelong support of each and every dog that graduates from our course.
Upon completion of dog training boot camp, your canine will receive a certificate of completion in recognition from the Academy.
Boot Camp Level I. - 4 Weeks ($2000)
This is a basic obedience course with all commands trained on-leash. Level one boot camp will teach the basics of sit, down, stay, and walking on leash on your left without pulling. It is for dog owners with younger dogs (6-12 months of age) that need socialization, general manners, and basic on-leash obedience training. This course does NOT include distraction proofing, off-leash recall, or public etiquette.
Curriculum includes: Basic on-leash obedience training, learning to walk on a leash without pulling,
sit stay, down stay, going into the kennel on command, treadmill training and socialization with other friendly dogs.
* No pre-requisites are required for this course.
Boot Camp Level II. - 8 Weeks ($3800)
This course is designed for owners seeking a canine companion that can go into public places under control, respond to commands under distraction, and come when called (off leash) – even at the dog park. This course includes obedience training in public places, impulse control, distraction proofing, confidence building, and learning to get in/out of a vehicle on command. If you have plans to participate in the Canine Good Citizen program this camp is for you!
Curriculum includes: Intermediate obedience training, off-leash recall (come when called), formal heel position, go to your bed (place), down from a distance, getting in or out of a vehicle on command, sitting when you come to a stop at a crosswalk (automatically), walking past people & dogs under control in public places, treadmill training & physical conditioning, waiting at doors, obstacle courses, socialization with other friendly dogs, and more.
* This program is ideal for all dogs 6+ months of age that need to be able to come when called off-leash, and have good manners at home as well as in public places.
No pre-requisites are required for this course.
Boot Camp Level III. - 12 Weeks ($5400)
This course is the highest level of obedience training offered by the Academy. It is ideal for owners that want absolute control at home, in public, on-leash, off-leash, or in a high traffic environment. This program is recommended owners seeking complete off-leash control, or behavioral modification, or for mentally stable dogs that will later work as a therapy dog or sport dog.
Curriculum includes: Advanced Obedience Training (all commands listed in level 1 and 2), off-leash heeling, off-leash recall (come when called) with distractions, formal heel position, go to your bed (place), down from a distance, treadmill training & physical conditioning, field trips in high traffic places, walking past people and dogs under control, getting in or out of a vehicle on command, waiting at doors, obstacle courses, socialization with other friendly dogs, behavior modification, public etiquette, and more.
* This program is ideal for all dogs 6+ months of age that need to respond to commands under high levels of distraction, to follow commands off-leash, or need behavior modification. No pre-requisites are required for this course.
Owner Training - Included In All Levels of Boot Camp (Priceless)
In order for ANY form of dog training to be successful; owner follow through of commands and proper reinforcement is imperative. At graduation we will meet with each owner or family and teach them the commands, hand signals, and how to follow through with commands to maintain the training lifelong. The success of our boot camp comes from proper training for your dog and proper training for you. Owner training is included with any program offered by the Academy.
Boot Camp Enrollment:
Boot Camp is our most popular program. Due to the rigorous training involved, we have limited availability. Boot camp dog training start dates are:
1/3/2016 - 1/30/2016 (0 spots remaining)
1/31/2016 - 2/27/2016 (0 spots remaining)
2/28/2016 - 3/26/2016 (4 spots remaining)
3/27/2016 - 4/23/2016 (11 spots remaining)
**Last updated on 2/1/2016**
Can't wait? Click here for a stand-by reservation.
To register: We require half the tuition be paid as a non-refundable deposit to reserve a spot in the course. The remaining balance is due at the time of pick up and/or graduation. Once a deposit is placed, we will send you the list of the required items to accompany your dog at boot camp, as well as a behavioral questionnaire to learn a little more about your dog before it arrives.
Note: A $200/month fee will be applied to the boot camp prices for dogs over 100 pounds or large sized dogs needing a colossal size crate.
Graduates of our boot camp training program are eligible to return at a later date for refresher training, continuing education, or boarding. This is an exclusive program made available to graduates of our training program, giving owners a more productive option to boarding at the local kennel. This is a great way to improve what your dog has already learned, plus we provide a familiar environment, refresher training, and lots of exercise!To see recent graduates of the academy click here --> Dog Training Video and Pictures Gallery
The in-board training or board and train options we provide allow you to enroll your canine companion even if you are not close to our Academy. We receive dogs from all over the country and can arrange shipping and receiving from the Minneapolis International Airport (MSP).
We are certain you will see a positive impact in your dog returning home.
But don't take our word for it! See what clients are saying about Neuman K-9 Academy Dog Training Boot Camp!
Photo of doggy boot camper Rosco during a confidence building exercise.