Puppy obedience training establishes a positive beginning for your new canine companion. We build the foundation in puppy boot camp by addressing issues such as crate training, basic obedience, etiquette, and socialization. We also educate you, the owner, on how to manage puppy behavior, preventing or eliminating bad behaviors like mouthing, play biting, jumping, or nuisance barking.
Our puppy boot camp creates an environment that values proper etiquette and reinforces inherent strengths. We take our puppy camp students on weekly field trips to public and private training sites where they participate in puppy obedience training, socialization, and obstacle courses.
Training a puppy requires the skills, knowledge, and time to build the foundation of good behavior; however, the time and training established in the puppy stage will last a lifetime.
Puppy Camp Level I. - 4 Weeks ($2600)
This is a basic obedience course with all commands trained on-leash. Level one will teach the basics of sit, down, stay, and walking on leash on your left without pulling. This course includes socialization, general manners, and basic on-leash obedience training. This course does NOT include distraction proofing, off-leash training, 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.
Puppy Camp Level II. - 8 Weeks ($4400)
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 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 puppies 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.
Puppy Camp Level III. - 12 Weeks ($6000)
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 wanting the ultimate foundation and level of control both on and off-leash for their puppy. This course is the perfect course for owners that also will be doing therapy dog work when their puppy reaches maturity.
Curriculum includes: Full spectrum foundation training, advanced obedience training (all commands listed in puppy camp 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 (if puppy size and physical maturity are appropriate), waiting at doors, obstacle courses, socialization with other friendly dogs, confidence building, public etiquette, and more.
* This program is ideal for all puppies 3+ months of age that need to respond to commands under high levels of distraction, to follow commands off-leash, or will be engaged in therapy work later on in life.
* No pre-requisites are required for this course.
Owner Training - Included In All Levels of Puppy Camp (priceless)
In order for ANY form of dog training to be successful, it is important for owners to understand how a dog learns from the training, how and when to use commands, and how to handle a dog lifelong in the real world. This graduation training seminar is about 3 hours in length that includes written instruction, demonstrational exercises, and hands on training with you and your puppy in a group setting. Going home you will know the hows and whys of dog training, and will have seen first-hand the transformation your puppy has went through in puppy camp.
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Due to the rigorous training involved, spots are limited. Start dates for this program are as follows:
3/26/2017 - 0 spots remaining
4/23/2017 - 0 spots remaining
5/21/2017 - 3 spots remaining
6/17/2017 - 4 spots remaining
*Last updated on 3/28/2017*
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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 puppy camp, as well as a behavioral questionnaire to learn a little more about your puppy before it arrives.
Note: A $200/month fee will be applied to the puppy camp prices for giant breed puppies needing a colossal size crate.
Effective communication and proper motivation strengthens the bond between you and your dog. We provide clients with a well behaved, obedient canine companion that can walk on leash without pulling, respond to commands, and be a part of the family. Training a puppy requires the skills, knowledge, and time to build the foundation of good behavior, however the time and training established in the puppy stage will last a lifetime.Our facility is conveniently located in Hugo, Minnesota. We are 28 miles from downtown Minneapolis or 22 miles from St. Paul (Twin Cities, MN). We receive dogs from all over the country and can arrange shipping and receiving from the Minneapolis International Airport (MSP). The in-board training or board and train options we provide allow you to enroll your puppy for boot camp even if you are not close to our Academy.
Neuman K-9 Academy is proud to be an active professional level member of the International Association of Canine Professionals since 2007.
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