It's More Than Training. It's About Forming a Relationship.

At Prairie Path, it’s our goal to improve dog/human companionship. A good relationship starts with understanding and respect and should be reflected in how both behave toward each other. Our programs start here: finding the balance between consequence and reward. This ‘Balanced Method’ simulates real, everyday scenarios that allow your dog to make a choice. The result is understanding good choices are rewarding.  We strive for a relationship that is honest and achievable for today’s dog and owner. We’ve designed programs to make your decision easier when it comes to forming a happy, healthy relationship between you and your dog.

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Puppy and Basic Training Packages

Our beginner training courses are designed to get pups off on the right paw.

Pre-School

A 1 hour coaching session that will cover the following topics:

potty training  •  house puppy proofing  •  play biting  •  social skills  •  kennel training    boundaries  •  keeping calm  •  nutrition

You’ll spend time building a training plan  with your trainer and have the opportunity to ask questions to set your pup and yourself up for success!

Kindergarten

Our Kindergarten class is an extension of our Pre-School program. We’ll start with a coaching session on the topics listed above with the inclusion of leash handling. Your trainer will follow up with two additional 1 hour sessions:

•Introduction to Training – In this session you’ll begin to start working on training prep. Before you can start any training your puppy needs to know how to be a good listener. You’ll focus on teaching them their name, basic commands (down, sit and stay) and leash handling. You may have already gotten started yourself!

•Review and Reinforce – Your third and final session will review your progress, review the training plan and work on reinforcing their newly learned skills and curb bad behaviors. Questions are welcomed as well.

Pre-School

Suggested Age:
8-12 weeks

In-Home Visits: 1

$99

 

Follow-up Visits: For additional add-on sessions inquire with your trainer.

Additional Cost for Follow-up Visits: Speak with your trainer.

 


 

Kindergarten

Suggested Age:
3-6 months

In-Home Visits: 3

$269

 

*$179 for 2 additional visits if your dog has already attended Pre-School

Follow-up Visits: For additional add-on sessions inquire with your trainer.

Additional Cost for Follow-up Visits: Speak with your trainer.


 

**Includes review session with AKC certified reviewer

Dog Training Packages

Our main training courses are designed to give a dog and owner a solid training foundation. Each additional level will not only teach new skills but provide significant improvement to technique and execution.

Associates

Suggested Age: 4 months +

In-Home Visits: 6

In-Home Follow-up Visits: 2

Commands Taught:
Basic

Includes:
Leash & Training Collar


Board & Train option available.

Bachelor’s

Suggested Age: 4 months +

In-Home Visits: 12

In-Home Follow-up Visits: 4

Commands Taught:
Basic and Advanced

Included Equipment:
Leash & Training Collar


Board & Train option available.

Master’s

Suggested Age: 4 months +

In-Home Visits: 15

In-Home Follow-up Visits: 6

Commands Taught:
Basic, Advanced, and Off-Leash

Included Equipment:
Leash & Training Collar


Board & Train option available.

PhD

Suggested Age: 4 months +

In-Home Visits: 21

In-Home Follow-up Visits: 6

Commands Taught:
Basic, Advanced, Off-Leash, and Custom

Included Equipment:
Leash & Training Collar


Board & Train option available.

Basic Commands: Sit, down, stay, heel, auto-sit, come
Advanced: Place, finish heel, leash-walking
Off-Leash: Learns to perform basic and advanced commands off-leash
Custom: In addition to having a true mastery of learning all of the basic and advanced skills, including off-leash, owners work with the trainer to decide on a special trick or two a dog can do to “show off.”

AKC Certifications
We are proud to offer AKC Certifications at the end of some of our programs. All of our training classes except for the Puppy Pre-school are designed in such a way that upon completion a trainer can work with your dog to pass an AKC exam. AKC certifications are recognized worldwide and are proof of an owner’s commitment to their dog’s good behavior and the dog’s accomplishment. Ask a trainer or visit American Kennel Club’s website for more information.