Our Dog Training FAQs are a valuable resource if you are considering enrolling your dog or puppy into one of our training programs.
If your question isn't answered here, please feel welcome to contact us.
In-board training requires that your dog be left with us at Neuman K-9 Academy for the duration of the training.
Our programs enable your dog to learn commands quickly and effectively. Having your dog on-site is a key component to the success of our training.
With consistent and countless repetition of commands, we accomplish much more than a once-per-week program.
Puppy Camp - 12 weeks or older
Boot Camp - 6 months or older
Obedience Training - 6 months or older
Advanced Obedience - 12 months or older
Service Dog Training - 10 months or older
- >> Why consider in-board training?
It is the most efficient and effective method of dog training. In a four-week program, your dog will participate in 60 training sessions.
It would take 15 months of weekly sessions and $2,400 to complete the same amount of training in a private training class.
In an eight-week program, your dog will participate in 120 sessions. It would take 30 months and $4,800 to complete the same amount of training
in a private training class.
Your dog will stay in our home with its own private crate or kennel, and between training sessions, have supervised opportunities to socialize and play.
Unlike some boarding facilities with potential health risks and the stress of barking dogs, the Neuman K-9 Academy is a fenced and gated
property in a country setting. We want our guests to feel at home while living in an environment conducive to dog obedience training.
Dogs are given the opportunity to have an outdoor recess every three hours for a bathroom break and to play with other dogs from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Lights out is at 9:00 PM. Aside from the outdoor activities, the dogs at our facility are engaged
in daily obedience training. This means that aside from recess, they are out of their crates daily, training one-on-one with a trainer.
Boot campers receive additional exercise running on the treadmill and they travel off-site for field trips.
Yes. Just as police dogs and service dogs are trained and turned over to their handlers, we complete the training and turn your dog over to you.
Owner follow through of commands with the dog returning home is necessary to ensure success; upon completion of the program, you will receive one-on-one personalized hands on instruction with your dog. You will also receive a DVD demonstration of your dog performing the commands, printed material outlining the training
(commands, hand signals, and protocol), plus you will receive two hours worth of follow-up handler training.
Dogs will be dogs. No form of dog training
can guarantee that your dog will never misbehave again.
However, our method of training is effective, yet simple and easy for you to follow. We guarantee follow-up assistance for the life of your dog.
We stand behind our training
We use email as our primary method of communicating with owners during the training process. We send weekly updates including photos and a short narrative describing
how your dog is progressing.
We use a balanced approach to training a dog. During the learning phase, we use positive motivation, shaping, and luring -
performing several hundred repetitions of each command and exercise. After each dog learnsthe commands, we transition to a reward based system
phasing out these motivators, making the response to obedience reliable. Once a dog has mastered the commands,
we use a specialized method of proofing and generalization by taking field trips and working under distraction.
Through hands-on training and experience, we have developed a variety of ways to teach commands to dogs and their diverse personalities and temperaments.
We start by finding out what motivates the dog. Then we create conditions for the dog to be encouraged to follow commands that occur naturally
(sit, down, heel). We focus on timing positive reinforcement with the dog intuitively offering a response to a command.
Clicker training is a method of marking behavior with a clicker which is followed by secondary reinforcement (treat).
Clicking a clicker or offering a food treat simply will not stop your dog from chasing down a squirrel.
We do not use clickers for training. In the early stages of training, we mark proper behavior with a release word and reward.
However, as we transition into phase two, the dog learns to perform on command. Our training program is effective regardless of clickers or squirrels.
Yes. However, we believe in first teaching the dog what is expected through positive motivation before any corrective collars are introduced.
We use a corrective collar to emphasize control, not inflict pain. There are three phases of dog training: acquiring information (learning),
proofing or ensuring the dog understands the command, and generalizing (proficiency through consistent execution).
In phase three is when the dog will begin wearing a corrective collar. However, throughout all phases -
we train first and foremost with positive motivation.
We need vet records confirming your dog has received the distemper combination, rabies, and bordetella (kennel cough) shots.
We also require a clear fecal sample dated within 60 days of the dog arriving for training. This information or testing can easily be provided
by contacting your vet.
Yes. We accept all breeds of dogs regardless of size. There is a $200/month fee for dogs enrolled over 100 lbs due to special accommodations needed for a giant size crate, transporting during field trips, and waste clean up.
Once a dog is enrolled we do NOT allow visitation. The trainers are engaged in training exercises, field trips, and activities that would need to be cancelled in order to accommodate owners visiting. Instead we send weekly email updates to each owner including a detailed description of the progress made, and pictures of each dog in training.
Yes. We can train your dog to respond to commands in Czech
for no extra charge.
Dogs are welcome to arrive before or after training camp. However, a boarding fee per/day
Deposits are non-refundable. Once you place a deposit we will reserve a spot for your dog in the month specified.
If an emergency or unforeseen event occurs and your dog will not be able to attend the reserved date, we can transfer the deposit to the
next available month. However, we do require 30 days notice. Click here for Payment Policies
We do NOT offer personal protection or training that would teach a dog to be aggressive toward humans or protective of it's family. We specialize in proper etiquette, reliable obedience, and service dog training.
Our Boot Camps
and Service Dog Training
unlike any other. Our satisfied client base is nationwide.
Each custom-tailored program, whether
, boot camp
positive behavior modification, puppy training
or Service Dog Training
, is centered in repetition, consistency, and reward for
dogs of all ages and personalities. We are certain you will see a positive impact in your dog returning home.
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