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A healthy relationship with your dog begins with manners and obedience training. It helps create a deeper bond and a more rewarding relationship, which can help lead to a stress-free environment. Sorenson Kennels recognizes every dog is different, and will work with you to create a customized training program for both you and your pet. Our skilled trainers focus on positive, motivational, praise and reward based training. The rate of progression varies greatly depending on age, temperament and owner expectations.
To best serve you and your dog, Sorenson Kennels offers several different types of training programs. These programs are customized to meet your needs.
To find out what type of training best suits your needs and goals, sign up for a free evaluation at our kennel. This gives you the opportunity to meet with one of our trainers and have your questions answered. It also allows the trainer to assess your dog and come up with a customized plan to help you achieve the goals you have for your dog.
Boarding and Training
This is a 2, 3 or 4-week program that focuses on foundation obedience as well as any specific behavior issues you may be experiencing. Marker/clicker training is utilized to introduce your dog to the meaning of the commands. Marker training, a science based training method, uses motivational, reward based techniques to teach commands. Not only will we be teaching your dog, we will also be educating you to ensure that the transition from trainer to owner will be smooth. You, the pet owner, will always be the key to maintaining your dogs manners and skills. Because we want you to be as successful as possible, we include 3 months of group classes at no charge. This is a great way to continue the learning as well as maintain what your dog already knows.
Skills covered in this program include:
- No Jumping
- No Biting/Nipping
- Leave it
- Loose Leash Walking
If you are having obedience or behavioral problems with your dog, we also offer private lessons for you. Dogs of all ages can benefit from the professional guidance that the private one-on-one lessons offer. Along with private lessons here at the kennel, we also offer private In-home lessons with one of our trainers to address behavioral problems inside your home.
If you are going out of town and need to board your dog, you can enroll your dog in the “refresh” program. For your dog to qualify he or she must have previously been through one of our training programs. While being “refreshed” we can maintain or sharpen up your dogs training while you are out of town.
Obedience training is an ongoing process that shouldn’t stop when the dog leaves the kennel. For long term success with the obedience, owners should frequently set aside some time to work on the commands that were taught at the kennel. If you have any problems or questions, please do not hesitate to call. We want you to get the most out of your dogs’ training, and our trainers are always happy to help with any concerns.