- À La Carte Services
1.5 hour appointment
This is a one hour sessions at the location of your choice with an apprentice trainer. The trainer is not yet certified but has completed their education program and is accruing hours needed to take their exam. They will help you improve your training skills on topics you have already covered with a certified trainer and provide valuable feedback on what to work on and how.
Our workshops are a great way to learn how to handle specific issues! You must take the Training Basics Bootcamp or have a private lesson before attending any of the other workshops.
Your dog Any humans that would like to actively participate (kids and adults who are ready to learn are welcome)
A 6-foot standard leash (no extendable or stretching leashes)
Whatever equipment you would like your dog to wear for walking
Lots of treats! We recommend multiple types with varying value to your dog
A training pouch or other device to hold treats while you walk
*if you have not taken any classes or lessons with Notre Dog Academy, you will need to come 20 minutes early to learn the basics and will be charged an additional $10
You will learn:
How to create a language that you and your dog can understand
How to set up your home and your schedule for successful training
Why we use the methods we teach (science!)
Three methods of training
How to begin training: come, sit, how to greet a human, walking on a leash, and more!
You will also learn many bonus tips and psychological principles as topics arise.
Each student will have one-on-one feedback and practice with the instructor and there will be time for questions.
What to bring:
A hungry dog (don't feed breakfast, or feed only a small portion if you are up early)
A regular flat collar
A 6 foot leash
Your dog's crate if possible and a blanket or bed
Something delicious for your dog to chew on (Ideally something that will last at least 30 minutes)
LOTS of treats of varying value (your dog's regular kibble can be one of them!)
A way to carry the treats hands-free (treat ouch, pocket, fanny pack, etc.)
A way to take notes - you will also receive a class summary
A chair if you anticipate needing one
Positive Nail Trims
Anal Gland Expression
Sunday School is available to puppies under 8 months only.
This session is for puppies between 8 and 20 weeks (about 5 months). They must have completed at least two rounds of shots and be dewormed at least one week prior to their first day.
4 follow up sessions with your Certified Canine Behavior Consultant