Dog Training Boot Camp

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 places, respond to commands, and show proper etiquette.

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.

Boot Camp is our most popular obedience training program. It is unique and unmatched by anything we have seen nationwide.

Dog Training Boot Camp

Doggy Boot Camp Training Curriculum:

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. 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.

Handler Training - Each one of our boot camp programs includes handler training and instruction at graduation. Handler training is a daylong seminar and hands-on training process 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 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.

Boot Camp Dog Training - Group Obedience Boot Camp Dog Training - Agility and confidence Dog Training Boot Camp - Group Socialization

8-week Boot Camp $4600

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). 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.

12-week Boot Camp $6200

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 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, 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. This graduation training seminar is about 3 hours in length that includes written instruction, demonstrational exercises, and hands on training with you and your dog 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 dog has went through in boot camp.

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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 - 7 spots remaining
02/02/2020 - 12 spots remaining
03/01/2020 - 14 spots remaining

*Last updated on 11/17/2019*

Get Started

To register:
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.

Continued Education and Dog Boarding

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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Dog Training and Behavior

Effective communication and proper motivation are the foundation for a well trained canine companion. We provide clients with a well behaved obedient canine that can walk on leash without pulling, go into public places, meet and greet people under control, and be a part of the family.

Our dog training boot camp is conveniently located in Hugo, Minnesota. We are 28 miles from downtown Minneapolis or 22 miles from St. Paul (Twin Cities).

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).

Neuman K-9 Academy is proud to be an active member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

We are certain you will see a positive impact in your dog returning home.

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Boot Camp Dog in Training

Learning to run on a human treadmill is a fun part of the physical conditioning in boot camp.