Obedience & Leash Manners Programs

Giving a Hand

Private
Puppy Groundwork Class

$300 per dog

The Private Puppy Groundwork Class is a tailored 1 on 1 session for you and your puppy. We will devote a minimum 2 hours of in-person instruction to help you and your puppy enhance your communication and increase your understanding of each other.

What’s Included:

  • A pre-class phone or zoom consultation to address any questions or concerns you may have and to discuss puppy management protocols and specific preliminary steps I feel you should take.

  • Access to our OFF THE HOOK Puppy Guides

  • One 2+ hour lessons/demonstrations of basic puppy commands and introduction to leash manners.

  • An after class consult to answer any follow up questions you may have; typically one week post class.

  • Follow up detailed practice program specifically designed for you and your puppy

 

Please Note: Private sessions are held at your home with appropriate COVID precautions if necessary.

Private Lessons
Basic Obedience Program

$995* for 5 sessions
One or Two dogs

At your location - weekly/5 weeks

Appropriate for dogs five (5) months and older

Private Obedience lessons are a great option if you are interested in gaining the knowledge and tools to achieve your training goals. These programs are offered in packages of five lessons, which will be scheduled weekly and held with appropriate COVID accommodations.

In addition to conditioning a communication system your pup will learn polite leash walking manners, your dog will learn to sit/stay, down/stay, place, touch and come/recall. We will also help you with common behavioral issues such as jumping up, nipping, counter surfing or any other issues you need help with.

As with all of our programs, private lessons are designed to coach you on how to shape a balanced, calm and happy state of mind for your dog.

Whats included:

  • Our 5 session packages include one 90-minute introductory session, followed by four 1-hour sessions

  • Clear homework instructions designed specifically for you and your dog

  • Access to us via phone/text/email/zoom to help troubleshoot any issues you’re having during the program

  • Access to our OFF THE HOOK Happenstance Training instructional papers

 

Please Note: Private sessions are held at your home with appropriate COVID precautions if necessary.

Board and Train
Obedience Programs

$1250* for 1 week (Obedience Foundations)
$2400* for 2 weeks (Obedience with distance and optional Off-Leash Foundations)
$3500* for 3 weeks (Obedience with distance and distractions & optional Off-Leash Mastery)

Our Board and Train Programs give your dog a jump start on training by living 24/7 as a member of our pack. We start with a consistent and fulfilling routine for your dog that makes sense for them. Through that structured routine we create a balanced and calm outlook on life for your dog, and teach your dog what is expected of them in our house and in the real outside world.

While your dog is with us we introduce the training, structure and obedience that will help you more easily navigate life together. In addition to polite leash walking manners, your dog will learn to: sit/stay, down/stay, place, touch and come/recall (we add distance to commands with the option of Off-Leash Foundations in the 2 week program, and high level distractions with the option of Off-Leash Mastery in the 3 week program). We will also help you with common behavioral issues such as jumping up, nipping, counter surfing or any other issues you need our help with. We specialize in e-collar/remote collar training, and proper introduction and use of this tool is covered in the 2 & 3 week programs.

What to Expect:

  • Video and photo updates

  • A thorough training session with you and your dog at the end of the program to go over training and show you how to reinforce it

  • Clear homework instructions designed specifically for you and your dog to start practicing at home

  • Access to us via phone/text/email/zoom to help troubleshoot any issues you’re having before or after the program

  • Access to our OFF THE HOOK Happenstance Training instructional papers

  • 6 months of free hands-on follow-up instruction as required

 

Please Note: Aggression and severe reactivity issues require a minimum commitment to our Behavior Modification Programs.

Leash Manners

Leash Foundations (2 week/2 session coaching course) - $300*

Leash Mastery (3 session professional training course) - $500*

Leash Manners is a staple of Dog Training, walking politely on a leash is a skill that all dogs and their handlers must master. The leash walk is a bonding exercise that improves the dog-human relationship and it is, of course, a safety issue for both dog and walker. We also know the dog who walks politely gets longer walks, which is also mutually beneficial to all involved.

Here at Off The Hook Dogs! we provide multiple opportunities for both dog and handler to improve their leash skills as they are included in our programs including our Off-Leash and Behavior Modification Training Camps.

For those who seek only an improvement in their dog's leash walking behavior we also offer two stand-alone courses, Leash Foundations and Leash Manners Mastery, which will solve your issues and get your dog walking by your side calmly and reliably.

Leash Foundations is a private two session course sequence scheduled over two weeks; the first week introduces the requisite skills and protocols, and after you practice for a week we meet again to fine-tune the experience. Improvement is guaranteed!

Leash Manners Mastery is a three session program wherein I come to your home for 3 scheduled training sessions and personally work with your pup, teaching them to walk politely at your side - I do the work in this program and again results are guaranteed!

** Both leash walking courses are offered within a 50 mile commute of South Hadley Massachusetts

Maintenance Lessons

 

$150 per session

At your location

Maintenance Lessons

Once completing any of our training packages, you are entitled to free follow-up phone/test/email/zoom consultations for life and free "tune-ups" for 6 months. Beyond your 6 month "grace period" you and your dog can schedule individual maintenance lessons at anytime.

*Additional Notes

Equipment: Prices do not include the cost of training equipment (Herm-Sprenger Prong Collar/Mini Educator E-Collar). For more information on the training equipment, visit our FAQs page.

4 Cove Island Road

South Hadley, MA 01075

Mail: gtriley1@gmail.com

Tel: 401-332-8669

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