Boarding / Short Classes

While you are on vacation . . . . get your dog some education.  
     These courses are available while your dog stays at Sandy Hill Kennels.

THE BASICS

Minimum 7 day total stay          $145  Instructors:  Debbie Poloka

Refresh, strengthen, or teach the basic commands:  Name Recognition, Sit, Down, and Stay. Fluency in these behaviors  are the foundation for continued training.  If your dog already knows the commands, then the goal is to have your dog respond to the verbal command more consistently.   For dogs with little or no experience in basic obedience, then the goal is to have the dog performing with hand signs and verbal commands.  Prior discussion with me is required before training starts. (Minimum 7 Day total stay required.  Two week notification before your dog's boarding, if possible.)

IMPROVED RECALL

Minimum 7 day total stay          $145  Instructor:  Debbie Poloka

A strong recall is one of the most important aspects of training your dog.  If your dog comes to you only when it feels like it, then this course is for your dog.  Using positive motivation and reinforcement to improve and accelerate your dog’s recall.  This course will strengthen this most important of all dog behaviors. Prior discussion with me is required before training starts.  Please mention any distractions or specific difficulties you have in calling your dog back to you. (Minimum 7 day total stay required.  Two week notification prior to your dog's stay, if possible.)

LOOSE LEASH WALKING

Minimum 7 day total stay          $145  Instructor:  Debbie Poloka

Most dogs naturally pull on the leash when walking while distracted.  The goal is to teach your dog to respond to leash pressure by slowing down, not pulling harder.  If your dog pulls frequently, the goal will be to have your dog not pull on an isolated walk with mild distractions.  If your dog walks fine but only pulls in the presence of other dogs, the goal would be to have an improved loose leash walk under those circumstances.  If your dog’s emotional response is too great toward other dogs, individual training may be required and I will contact you. A preliminary discussion is required with me prior to starting the loose leash walking training.  (Minimum 7 day total stay required.  Two week advanced notice prior to boarding, if possible.)

To schedule a short course while your dog is boarding, please inform Debbie before making your reservation for your dog’s stay at debbiep.star@gmail.com or (412)596-6263.