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Basic Adult Dog Training Course

$250 6-Week Course Plus an Orientation Class

Our Basic Adult Dog Training Course is designed to provide adult dogs with the essential skills and behaviors needed for a well-behaved and happy companion. Whether you have recently adopted an adult dog or wish to refine your dog's training, this course is ideal for establishing a strong foundation of obedience and improving their overall manners.


Led by our experienced and certified trainers, the Basic Adult Dog Training Course focuses on positive reinforcement techniques to create a positive and enjoyable learning experience for both you and your canine companion. We believe in building a strong bond between you and your dog while teaching them important cues and behaviors.


Throughout the course, your dog will learn fundamental obedience cues such as sit, down, stay, come, and walking on a loose leash. We emphasize consistency and clear communication, teaching your dog to respond reliably to these commands in various environments and distractions.


In addition to obedience training, the course addresses common behavioral challenges such as jumping, barking, and leash pulling. Our trainers will provide effective strategies and techniques to manage and modify these behaviors, helping your dog become a well-mannered member of your family and community.


Socialization is also a key component of the Basic Adult Dog Training Course. We create controlled and supervised opportunities for your dog to interact with other dogs and people, ensuring they develop good manners and appropriate social skills. This helps them become more comfortable and confident in different social situations.


Our trainers will provide you with valuable guidance on responsible dog ownership, nutrition, exercise, and general care, helping you ensure your dog's overall well-being and happiness.


The Basic Adult Dog Training Course is suitable for adult dogs of all breeds, sizes, and training backgrounds. Whether your dog is a rescue or has been a part of your family for years, our course can be tailored to their specific needs and abilities.


Join us at Hero Hounds for the Basic Adult Dog Training Course and unlock your dog's full potential. Together, we'll enhance their obedience, improve their behavior, and foster a strong bond based on trust and effective communication. Prepare to enjoy a well-behaved and harmonious relationship with your adult dog.

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Advanced Foundations

$250 6-Week Course Plus an Orientation Class

Take your dog's training to the next level with our Advanced Foundations Course. This specialized program is designed to build upon the basic obedience skills and behaviors your dog has already mastered, providing them with a solid foundation for advanced training and real-life situations.


Led by our experienced and certified trainers, the Advanced Foundations Course focuses on fine-tuning your dog's obedience, enhancing their impulse control, and introducing more advanced cues and behaviors. It is perfect for dog owners who want to challenge their dog's abilities, expand their training repertoire, and achieve a higher level of reliability and responsiveness.


During the course, we will further refine and reinforce the basic obedience cues such as sit, down, stay, come, and walking on a loose leash. Our trainers will work closely with you and your dog to ensure precise execution and reliability of these cues in various environments and distractions.


In addition to obedience, the Advanced Foundations Course introduces advanced cues and behaviors such as heel, leave it, go to your place, and more. We focus on improving your dog's focus, attention, and response to commands, setting the stage for off-leash control and advanced training in the future.


The course also addresses advanced impulse control, teaching your dog to stay calm and composed in challenging situations. We work on exercises that enhance their self-control, patience, and ability to make good choices, preparing them to navigate real-life scenarios with confidence and reliability.


Throughout the course, our trainers will provide personalized guidance, feedback, and support. We believe in a positive reinforcement-based approach, fostering a strong bond between you and your dog while promoting their enjoyment and enthusiasm for training.


The Advanced Foundations Course is suitable for dogs that have already completed a basic obedience course or have a strong foundation in obedience cues. It is ideal for those who are interested in pursuing advanced training, participating in dog sports, or simply want to enhance their dog's obedience and reliability in everyday life.


Join us at Hero Hounds for the Advanced Foundations Course and take your dog's training to new heights. Together, we'll build upon their existing skills, expand their training repertoire, and develop a stronger, more reliable bond between you and your four-legged companion. Prepare to witness your dog's growth and enjoy a higher level of obedience and responsiveness in all areas of their training.

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AKC Canine Good Citizen

$250 6-Week Course

The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Course is a specialized program designed to help dogs become well-mannered, obedient, and socially responsible members of the community. This course follows the guidelines set by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and is specifically designed to prepare dogs for the AKC Canine Good Citizen certification.


Led by our experienced trainers, the CGC Course focuses on teaching your dog the skills and behaviors necessary to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluation. This evaluation assesses a dog's obedience, manners, and temperament in various real-life situations.


Throughout the course, your dog will learn and master ten essential skills required for the CGC evaluation. These include accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, walking on a loose leash, walking through a crowd, staying in place, coming when called, behaving politely around other dogs, remaining calm during supervised separation, reacting appropriately to distractions, and demonstrating good manners in public.


Our trainers will guide you and your dog through each skill, providing step-by-step instructions, demonstrations, and hands-on assistance. We use positive reinforcement techniques to encourage and reward desired behaviors, creating a positive and enjoyable learning experience for your dog.


In addition to mastering the individual skills, the CGC Course also focuses on improving your dog's general obedience, impulse control, and socialization. We create controlled and supervised opportunities for your dog to interact with other dogs and people, helping them develop good manners, appropriate social skills, and confidence in various social settings.


Upon completion of the CGC Course, you will have the opportunity to take the official AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluation. Our trainers will provide guidance and support to help you and your dog feel confident and prepared for the evaluation.


The AKC Canine Good Citizen certification is widely recognized and serves as a testament to your dog's good behavior and training. It opens doors to various activities such as therapy work, service work, participating in dog sports, and serving as a well-behaved companion in public settings.


Enroll your dog in the AKC Canine Good Citizen Course at Hero Hounds and give them the opportunity to become a Canine Good Citizen. Together, we'll lay the foundation for a well-behaved, obedient, and socially responsible dog, enhancing your bond and creating a positive impact in the community.

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AKC Canine Good Citizen Test

$25 for 1 Attempt

Taking the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate your dog's training achievements and showcase their good behavior. The CGC test evaluates your dog's obedience, manners, and temperament in real-life situations, serving as a testament to their training and responsible ownership.


During the CGC test, your dog will be assessed on ten essential skills, including accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, walking on a loose leash, and reacting calmly to distractions. The test also evaluates their behavior around other dogs, their ability to stay in place, come when called, and maintain composure during supervised separation.


Our experienced trainers will guide you through the testing process, providing support and guidance to ensure you and your dog feel confident and prepared. We will help you understand the test requirements, demonstrate proper techniques, and offer tips to help you and your dog perform at your best.


The CGC test takes place in real-life settings, simulating common situations you may encounter in public. It provides an opportunity for your dog to demonstrate their good manners, obedience, and social skills, showcasing their ability to be a well-behaved and reliable companion.


Passing the CGC test is a significant achievement and a reflection of the dedication and hard work you have invested in your dog's training. It opens doors to various activities and opportunities, such as therapy work, service work, participating in dog sports, and serving as a well-behaved ambassador in public settings.


Taking the CGC test is not only about obtaining a certification; it is also about strengthening the bond between you and your dog. It represents the trust, communication, and teamwork you have developed through your training journey, creating a deeper connection and mutual understanding.


At Hero Hounds, we offer support and guidance to help you and your dog succeed in the CGC test. Our trainers will provide you with the necessary tools, knowledge, and confidence to excel during the evaluation, ensuring a positive and successful experience for both you and your furry companion.


Prepare for the exciting journey of taking the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. Together, we'll showcase your dog's training accomplishments, celebrate their good behavior, and demonstrate the benefits of responsible dog ownership. Get ready to proudly show the world the amazing bond you share with your well-behaved and CGC-certified dog.

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Private Lesson (Virtual Or In-Person)

$75 Per Hour In Person, $50 Per Hour Virtual, $350 6-Week Lesson Pack In Person, or $325 6-Week Lesson Pack Virtual

Experience personalized and focused training with our Private Lesson program. This one-on-one training session with our certified trainers offers a tailored approach to address your specific training goals and challenges, ensuring efficient progress and a customized training experience for you and your dog.


During the Private Lesson, you will work closely with our experienced trainer who will provide individualized attention and guidance. We begin by conducting a comprehensive assessment of your dog's current abilities, temperament, and specific training needs. Based on this assessment, we will create a personalized training plan that aligns with your goals and suits your dog's unique personality and learning style.


Whether you're looking to address specific behavior challenges, refine obedience cues, or teach advanced skills, our Private Lesson is designed to meet your training objectives. Our trainer will guide you step-by-step, demonstrating proper techniques and providing hands-on assistance to ensure you understand and execute the training exercises correctly.


The Private Lesson allows for focused attention on your dog's training progress, ensuring that they receive immediate feedback and reinforcement. We use positive reinforcement techniques to encourage desired behaviors and build a strong foundation of trust and understanding between you and your dog. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and skills to continue training effectively beyond the session.


In addition to addressing specific training goals, our Private Lesson also offers an opportunity for you to ask questions, seek guidance on general dog care, behavior management, and receive expert advice on any concerns you may have. We believe in providing a comprehensive training experience that equips you with the tools and knowledge to nurture a happy and well-behaved dog.


Private Lessons are ideal for those seeking individual attention, customized training plans, or for dogs with specific training needs. They are suitable for dogs of all ages, breeds, and training levels. Whether you have a new puppy, an adult dog, or a rescue dog, our Private Lesson program can be tailored to meet your unique requirements.


Invest in your dog's training journey with our Private Lesson program. Through personalized instruction and expert guidance, we will help you and your dog achieve your training goals, strengthen your bond, and create a harmonious relationship built on trust and effective communication. Get started on your training journey today and experience the benefits of one-on-one training!

Day Train Program

$200 for 1 Full Day of Training

Our Adult Day Train Program offers the perfect solution for busy pet owners who want to enhance their dog's obedience, behavior, and overall quality of life. Designed specifically for adult dogs, this program provides a structured, educational environment that promotes positive learning and personal growth.

Program Highlights:

1. Professional Guidance:

Your dog will receive expert training from our certified and experienced dog trainers. Our trainers are well-versed in positive reinforcement techniques, ensuring your dog learns in a friendly and effective environment.

2. Customized Training Plan:

We create a tailored training plan to address your dog's unique needs and your specific training goals. Whether it's basic obedience, addressing behavioral challenges, or advanced skills, our program is flexible to meet your objectives.

3. Behavioral Problem Solving:

If your dog faces behavioral issues like reactivity, anxiety, or fearfulness, our trainers employ effective methods to address and resolve these problems, providing a safer and happier life for your dog.

4. Obedience Training:

Our program offers basic obedience training, including cues like sit, stay, come, and leash walking. Your dog will develop a solid foundation of obedience through positive reinforcement techniques.

5. Structured Learning:

We provide a structured learning environment that helps maintain consistency and clarity in your dog's training. This structured approach accelerates learning and ensures that your dog understands and retains their training.

6. Convenient Schedule:

Our day program allows you to drop off your dog in the morning and pick them up in the evening, making it convenient for your busy lifestyle. Your dog benefits from focused training while you manage your daily activities.

7. Daily Progress Updates:

Stay informed about your dog's progress through daily reports, photos, and videos. You can witness the positive changes your dog is making during their time in our program.

8. Owner Involvement:

We encourage owners to attend additional training sessions to learn how to reinforce and maintain their dog's new skills at home. This partnership between owner and dog is essential for long-term success.

9. Continued Support:

Our commitment goes beyond the program. We provide ongoing support and resources to ensure that the training continues to have a positive impact on your dog's life.

Elevate your dog's skills and enjoy a more harmonious and fulfilling relationship through our Adult Day Train Program. Witness the transformation as your adult dog becomes a well-behaved and obedient member of your family.

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