Neuman K-9 Academy's Dog Training Boot Camp has quickly become the Nation’s leading dog boot camp. This is a specialized program that has been modeled after the same in-board training process used for working dogs in critical situations, where responses to commands are a matter of life and death.
Our team of trainers will teach your dog how to respond to obedience commands in public places, walking on leash past other dogs, proper etiquette, and household manners.
This full spectrum learning process includes owner training, a necessary part of ensuring a dog maintains these skills lifelong.
The 10-acre campus gives boot campers plenty of room to run and grow. We create an environment that values proper etiquette and reinforces inherent strengths. Dogs in training are engaged in obedience exercises learning impulse control, proper etiquette, physical conditioning, and pack socialization.
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, going over agility equipment (A-frames and dogwalks), and going up/down stairs.
Obedience Training (on and off-leash) - 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 to not jump on humans, sit and wait at crosswalks, or getting in or 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. Distraction proofing and teaching a dog how to behave outside of it's home environment is necessary if you want the freedom and safety to bring your dog with you places when you travel.
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 during the training process.
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. Dogs in our boot camp also learn to come when called even while engaged in play with other dogs or on a nature hike.
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.
Video Proof - At the end of boot camp, we create a YouTube video of your dog, demonstrating their ability to wait in a kennel, run on a treadmill, respond to obedience commands for male/female trainers, both onsite and in a public place. This video illustrates our high standard of training, proving your dog's ability to follow commands.
Handler Training - Each one of our boot camp programs includes handler training and instruction at graduation. Handler training is a daylong seminar, with hands-on training for owners. Each client or family will learn about the training their dog has received, how/when to use the commands, and proper reinforcement of the training. Handler instruction includes a YouTube seminar of the instruction, as well as a video demonstration of the owner's dog performing the commands, written instructions, a daylong seminar + hands on training, 2-hours of post course completion coaching (group or private session), and lifelong support from the Academy.
Upon completion of boot camp, your dog will receive a certificate of completion in recognition from the Academy.
This course is designed for dog owners seeking a solid foundation of obedience and good manners. Dogs will learn to respond to commands under intermediate distraction, and how to 'come' when called (off-leash). This course includes obedience training in public places, impulse control, intermediate 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 leash manners in public places.
* No pre-requisites are required for this course.
This course is the highest level of obedience training offered by the Academy. It is ideal for owners that want the highest level of control at home, in public, on-leash, off-leash, or in high traffic situations. 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 the 8 week camp), 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 (on campus only) or need behavior modification.
* No pre-requisites are required for this course.
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.
Owner Training - Included In All Levels of Boot 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. Handler training for the owner(s) is a day-long process where we teach how and when to use the commands, how a dog will continue to learn lifelong, and the owner's role of influencing and reinforcing their dog's behavior returning home. The success of our camp comes in two forms; training for the dogs AND training for the owners.
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:
12/08/2019 - 0 spots remaining
01/05/2020 - 3 spots remaining
02/02/2020 - 9 spots remaining
03/01/2020 - 14 spots remaining
*Last updated on 12/11/2019*
1. Submit a Training Enrollment form (see yellow button above)
2. We will email you a Docusign contract & payment authorization form for the deposit. The deposit is 50% of cost of the course. Sign the Docusign and provide payment (Visa/Mastercard) for the deposit.
3. A behavioral questionnaire, health form, and list of required items will be emailed to you. Complete the questionnaire and have your vet sign the health form. Both need to be returned a week before camp begins.
4. Arrive on the scheduled start date with your dog and items.
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!
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In 2007, when our boot camp course came to be, we were one of the few in the Midwest offering this service. Over the years, we have seen franchise pop-ups, and other trainers imitate this course. We have created the industry standard, often referred to as the ‘Ivy League' of dog training schools, and for good reason. We include a comprehensive learning process for dogs, utilizing all four quadrants of operant conditioning, distraction proofing, impulse control, physical conditioning, pack socialization, and more. We provide video proof of every dog that graduates from our Academy, published (publicly) to YouTube. We also understand the importance of owner training; ensuring a lifetime of happiness, freedom, and the ability for dogs to go more places, and be a bigger part of the family.
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