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“Daniel has been training our Rottie for 2 years. He has learned so much and Daniel never runs out of new things to teach him.
Our dog looks forward to going to ‘school’. If you want consistency with dog training, this is the place to go. Daniel will work with your dog until he/she gets it right!”
   
At Bark Avenue Playcare, Inc. we believe that strong obedience training is one of the best investments you can make in your dog. Over the course of your dog’s life, proper obedience training will pay dividends far greater than the initial cost of the program. Not only is a well trained dog a joy to live with, but a well trained animal is also less likely to exhibit negative and often times costly behavior.

Our training philosophy revolves around your dog’s natural desire to please you as the leader of his/her pack. Our program is designed to help your dog understand basic human communication through consistency and repetition. One of the keys to successfully training your dog is to develop a consistent pattern of communication.

We believe that pack structure plays a large part in training. In a wild pack, the Alpha controls almost every function of the pack. By using this natural instinct, we can harness our dog’s natural drives and desires and create a healthy and enjoyable relationship. This will also go a long way towards solving problem behavior, such as toy or food aggression.

To help you achieve the Alpha position in your “pack”, you will be taught a few basic principles of pack structure that will enable you to maintain the training we will give your dog. Mainly, this consists of controlling the resources that your dog requires, much as a wild Alpha dog would. In a nutshell, we will show you how giving your dog a job can reduce or eliminate problem behavior.

We also believe that training should go beyond “conditioned response” and that our dogs are capable of making some decisions. If this is not taken into account, the dog may decide to do something other than what is asked of it.

Another important benefit of attending a training program is the socialization your dog will receive. A dog that has not been properly socialized will tend to be less obedient in any situation where he/she does not feel comfortable. By bringing your dog into new situations while building your dog’s obedience skills, you can be more confident that your dog will obey you in a wider range of situations.

Our On and Off-Leash Obedience programs are set up so that your dog will come in two or three days a week. The programs run for four to six weeks each depending on your dog's progress. When you drop your dog off for the first day, he/she will be separated from the other dogs, in order to become accustomed to the sights, sounds and smells of our facility. As the dog becomes more comfortable with the facility, he/she will be integrated in to a playgroup for socialization and exercise (based on sociability). When his/her turn to be trained comes, a designated trainer will work with your dog for about 30-45 minutes. Your dog will receive one to three training sessions each time they are here depending on their progress. When you come in to pick up your dog, we will review the days lessons with you in a private lesson. As the program progresses, we will spend extra time with individual owners to work on any areas where their dog may be having trouble.

Daycare is FREE on training days with On or Off-Leash Obedience Training. Bring your dog in to see us during our OPEN HOUSE Saturday’s from 1:00–2:00 contact Daniel to set up your FREE Introductory Training Session*. Get 3 FREE Daycare Days for your dog by referring a friend who signs their dog up for On or Off-Leash Obedience Training. Take advantage of 50% OFF your dogs FIRST GROOM at Bark Avenue!!! For dogs BOARDING three or more nights, we offer 50% OFF GROOMING during their stay with us.

Bring your dog in to see us during our OPEN HOUSE Saturday’s from 1:00–2:00 OR contact us to set up an appointment.

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