Ruff House Pet Resort offers several, affordable training programs designed to meet the needs of all our guests. Whether you choose Private Lessons, Group Classes, Camp and Train, Board and Train, Canine Manners or Puppy Lessons we have a training program that is right for you!
As an Animal Behaviorist, Ruff House Pet Resort's Training Manager, Kristi, is certified through CPDT and is a member of APDT and ABMA. She has trained a variety of breeds and sizes and is educated in many training methods.
FREE Consultations are offered Tuesday through Saturday by phone or in person.
*For training prices please refer to our Price List page of the website.
Group Obedience Classes
A Certified Instructor will outline the tools for success through group class. This allows your dog to socialize with other dogs, ask questions, and practice with some direction and feedback. If you want to take an active role in the training of your dog we recommend that you enroll in a training class.
TESTING- Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
Thursday November 17th- call for available times
Saturday November 19th- Call for available times
Saturday December 3rd- Call for available times
CLASS- Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
Thursdays-Next start date January 5th 6:00pm
Saturdays-Next start date January 7th at 9:00am
CLASS- AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
Saturdays-next start date January 14th at 10:30am
Board and Train
Let your dog spend a few weeks at Ruff House Pet Resort and you will be glad that you did! In addition to group play and exercise, guests will receive daily private lessons, with a dedicated trainer. Our goal is to build a solid training foundation through correction of bad behaviors and rewards for good behavior. Guests receive positive reinforcement for motivation and conditioning and social skills through group play. Upon check-out customers observe a check-out lesson that includes details for training follow up and scheduling of your final at home review lesson!
Canine Manners "Brush Up" Lessons
Canine Manners is one of our most popular training programsoffered during boarding. Guests choose the number of days their dog is trained during his stay and which specific manners they want taught. Our certified trainers work with guests one-on-one and in a group to ensure they are learning good manners; no jumping or pulling on leash, sitting before meals, door crashing, walking nicely on leash, and barking when appropriate.
Camp and Train
Camp and Train provides an opportunity for guests to socialize as well as the structure of a daily training program. During training camp, guests will play in a group and learn appropriate social behavior. Camp and Train includes two (or three) consecutive weeks of day care and training with homework assignments for the owner and a final check-out lesson. This allows customers interaction with their dogs and our trainer and lets you see the progress on a daily basis.
A trainer will meet with you to discuss your dog's behavior issues. You'll receive one-on-one lessons working on specific issues that are relevant to you and your dog's needs. Help with housebreaking, excessive barking, door crashing, jumping on people, and off leash training are some of our most common requests. We are skilled at advanced training issues and will be glad to discuss your particular needs or concerns with you. Private lessons will help you build a strong bond with your dog and let you become a leader that your dog will look up to for guidance and direction.
We offer private lessons at Ruff House Pet Resort or in the convenience of your home. Prices vary depending on the location.
Puppies need a basic foundation and a routine to develop good habits. The best thing you can do for your puppy is to provide him with the basic tools for a successful and long life. Dogs form habits at a young age. Puppy lessons include; temperament assessment, house breaking, biting/chewing, separation anxiety, crate training and basic do's and don'ts.
Puppy lessons are offered in the convenience of your own home.
*Requirements: (puppies must be 8+ weeks of age and have at least the first 2 sets of shots.