We do it all for the love of the dog
A properly trained dog is a happy healthy pet and nobody understands that better than Northern Sky Obedience Academy. Our goal is to provide you and your four-legged family member the best one on one dog training available in your area. All puppy and adult dog training services are individually tailored to fit your pet's personality and meet your needs.
While professional one on one dog training may cost more than conventional club training or large group classes the benefits greatly outweigh the additional investment. Large class enviorments seldom provide the results you desire due to the lack of individual attention. The benefits of professional and individual dog training include:
* one-on-one training designed to meet your dog's personality, aptitude, social development, and your family's goals
* all of the attention during your training session will be focused on you and your dog
* training sessions can be scheduled to match your calendar
* continuing assistance is always available
* you will be working with a professionally trained and experienced certified dog trainer,one familiar with various training methods and problem solving techniques.
* you and your dog will not get lost in the circus atmosphere of group sessions, club training or pet store classes
"We do it all for the love of the dog"
Whether your dog has a pedigree, was adopted from an animal shelter or neighborhood stray you fell in love with, Northern Sky Obedience Academy offers a full-line of dog training services designed to help make your best friend even better.
Leash Manners will improve your walking experience by elminating pulling, lunging or tangling
Basic Manners/Obedience Skills teach your pet new appropriate behaviors while eliminating bad behaviors. Your dog will learn to walk politely on leash in two positions, sit, down, stay and the foundation for a reliable recall (come). Most problem behaviors can be addressed during your sessions without any additional charges
Advanced Obedience Training prepares your dog for off leash freedom. We continue to work on the basics, work under higher distraction levels and at increased distances, and introduce new skills like Sit and Down in Motion (potentially life saving skills' Finish, Come to Heel, Stand for Exam, Place (go to bed) and many more.
Off Leash Freedom - Is the final step in the training process.This set of lessons include all training mentioned in our Basic and Advanced lessons at even greater distances as we continue to assist you in the development for the level of training you and your dog need to enjoy life without the constraint of a leash.
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In addition to our obedience programs we offer a variety of speciality training including service dogs.
Why leave your pet home alone when we can provide plenty of walks, play time and lots of affection. This program is for any dog who has attended at least one session with us.
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Lodge and Learn - Alternative dog training for busy pet owners
If busy schedules leave you little time to attend classes Northern Sky Obedience Academy will train your dog for you! Taking a vacation? Whether it's a week or a month Northern Sky Obedience Academy will cater to your dog's every need while providing the best possible training experience. Lodge and Learn programs are fast, effective and economical alternatives to train your pet.
* Please note we are not responsible for any dogs refusing to leave!
Northern Sky Obedience Academy offers a large selection of Lodge and Learn programs, each include free follow up sessions for you to learn what your dog has been taught. We also offer, should the need arise, free additonal support. Our programs vary from seven to thirty days. *Any speciality training such as service dogs or scent detection require longer stays and additonal charges.
Level 1 - (10 day program) Teaches your dog all basic on leash obedience skills including; sit, down, stay, how to walk politely on leash without pulling or lunging plus build the foundation needed for a reliable recall (come when called). Any problem behaviors such as jumping on guests, dashing out doors and excessive mouthing are addressed during this program too. *Two hours of private instruction on the day of pick up, two additonal free follow up sessions and unlimited support are included in this package.
Level 2 - (21 day program) Includes all skills listed in our Level 1 program plus additonal training commands. We also build the foundation for potential life saving Emergency Cues. Training at this level is conducted under higher levels of distractions and at increased distances. Our Level 2 program includes two hours of private instruction when you pick up your dog, two free follow up sessions and continued support should the need arise.
Level 3 - (30 day program) All skills listed in Level 1 and 2 are taught during your dog's stay. We begin to teach your dog what outdoor life can be like without the constraints of a leash. Level 3 includes a two hour private go home lesson in order for you to learn what your dog has been taught, three free follow up sessions and continued support should the need arise. As with all aspects of dog training it is imperative you work with their dog at home to further develop and solidify off leash control.
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Educational Pet Care Classes
Canine First Aid - Would you know how to stabilize your pet during a medical emergency? Our two hour class first aid class provides you with invaluable information and hands on training for a variety of emergency situations until professional veterinary care can be found. We recommend this class for ALL pet owners, canine professionals, boarding kennel staff, animal control officers, pet sitters, police k-9 handlers, groomers, search and rescue teams, day care providers, shelter volunteers. dog walkers and foster/rescue organizations.
Canine Massage - Canine massage has been used by canine professionals for decades to help calm rambunctious behavior, ease stress in anxious or fearful dogs and in some cases help decrease aggression.