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Obedience Training

Dog Obedience Training by Conifer Canine

Our certified, experienced, and professional dog obedience training leads to reliable results. Tired of being pulled along by a rambunctious dog? Done being scratched by a jumping dog? Using only humane and motivational techniques in our training, we work with the dog – not against him. Dogs respond well to our reward-based training, seeing their instruction as nothing slavish but rather as an enjoyable opportunity. We have many beautiful success stories which authenticate what we do!

Statistics reveal that 96% of dogs surrendered to Shelters have never had obedience training. Reliable obedience training works! Contact us today to schedule your appointment.

All appointments are on Eastern Time.

Private Lessons

These lessons are held at our facility, are approximately half hour in length, and can deal with the particular issues your dog is offering, and/or basic to advanced obedience. This course requires a great deal of commitment by the client in order to complete the desired goals. We will show the client what needs to be done with the dog.  The client then needs to return home and train the dog until the next appointment. Weekly appointments seem to work best in the private lessons.
$35 for approx. half hour session, due at each session.

Puppy Pre-School

These lessons are designed for the puppy that is 8-16 weeks of age. They are held weekly at our facility. These lessons deal with house-training, nipping, other puppy issues, and very basic obedience training. Sessions are approximately half hour in length. There are no refunds for missed appointments. Cost is $280.

In-Kennel training

This is by far our most popular dog obedience training option.  In these courses, your dog stays at our facility and is trained by our certified trainers. The dogs are given individual runs in our climate-controlled kennel, several training sessions a day, as well as several exercise and play times.  Healthy interaction with other social dogs is a part of their day as well.  We keep you informed with your dog’s progress by weekly email updates.  When the dog is picked up, we will show you what the dog has learned and send you home with a packet of information regarding the training.  After the dog is taken home, clients are responsible to maintain the training the dog has received (the aforementioned packet will help with this).  Results of training are enhanced when all members of the household are involved and “on the same page.”  Free follow-up is included.  We offer both Basic on-leash training and Advanced off-leash training.  The in-kennel training can begin any time your and our schedules can get together. A deposit of half the training price is due when the dog is dropped off; the balance is due at the time the dog is picked up.
dog trainingAcademy:  Basic on-leash Training is a three week course for $550.  The Academy includes one-on-one training with you when you pick up the dog.  Lessons include the Heel, loose leash walking, Sit, Down, Off, Stay, and the Recall. We will also work with behavioral issues the dog shows us while it is here (such as jumping, nipping) to help produce a mannerful individual. We keep you informed with your dog’s progress by weekly email updates.  Dogs will need to be at least four months old to be enrolled in the Academy.  The Academy comes with the training materials you will need to maintain your dog’s training once he/she returns home.

Boot Camp:  Advanced off-leash Training is a three week course for $850.  Lessons include the Heel, loose leash walking, Sit, Down, Off, Stay, and the Recall – all of these completely off leash.  We will also work with behavioral issues the dog shows us while it is here (such as jumping, nipping) to help produce a mannerful individual.  We keep you informed with your dog’s progress by weekly email updates  The Boot Camp includes one-on-one training with the client when the dog is picked up.  The dog must have had our On-Leash training or equivalent prior to enrollment and be at least 6 months old.  The Boot Camp comes with all the training materials you will need to maintain your dog’s training once he/she returns home, as well as a packet of information you can refer to as needed.  Free follow up is included as well.

Flex Package:  Basic and Advanced Training is a six week course for $1300.  It includes both the Academy and Boot Camp (both on-leash and off-leash training; see above) as well as one-on-one training with you when you pick up the dog.  Weekly updates are given to the client during the dog’s stay with us.  The dog will need to be at least 6 months old to become enrolled in the Flex package.  The Flex includes the training materials you will need to maintain the dog’s training once he/she returns home.  Some clients find it helpful to get their dog trained while they are on a vacation, which tends to save boarding fees etc.

What do you need to bring to your in-kennel training appointment?

  • Bring a copy of your dog’s shot records for us to have on file.  He/she will need to be current on at least rabies, the distemper booster, and Bordetella (kennel cough). If you would like us to administer flea and/or heart-worm prevention during the stay, please bring those preventatives with you and let us know the date you want it administered.
  • Bring enough food for the length of the stay. At check-in, we will ask you how much and how often you are feeding your dog.
  • A deposit of half the training price. The balance will be due when the dog is finished. We accept cash, check, credit/debit card.
  • You MAY bring a doggie bed, toys, or items to make your dog feel more at home. These are not required.

Petersburg, Indiana Training Appointments:

The Petersburg training facility is located right on IN-57, box number 6523.  This is immediately south of the IPL power plant (1/2 mile south of IPL entrance), on the same side (west) of the road.  Look for the sign.  Follow the driveway on the left and you’ll soon enter the parking area.  This facility is on the Eastern Time zone.

Spencer, Indiana Training Appointments:

The Spencer facility is located at 717 Beaver Hollow Rd.  From SR 231/67, turn west onto Coon Path Rd.  Go almost a mile and turn right onto Beaver Hollow (the road sign is currently down after a car accident).  Look for a row of mailboxes.  Conifer Canine will be one half mile on the left.  We are only a total of 1 1/2 miles off of SR 231/67.

What can I expect from a Conifer Canine dog training program?

Going on Vacation?

Choose one of our in-kennel training options and save the cost of boarding your dog while you’re away. For the price you will typically pay for boarding, you can have your dog trained. It’s a win-win situation! A super value! Schedule a drop-off today at one of our Indiana locations: Spencer or Petersburg. Custom-length plans are available.

Customer Quotes

“Thanks for your patience with my dog.”

“Every time I have a question, I can count on great, experienced advice from you.”
“Is this the same dog I dropped off 3 weeks ago? What a change!”
“I can’t believe the difference you’ve made! He actually listens.”
“You did a great job explaining her training. And it’s good to know we can call you if an issue does arise.”
“He is now a solid member of our family. We appreciate the value.”
“You did a wonderful job with him. We are grateful.”
“I really appreciated the email updates each week. It was nice to hear of the progress she was making during her training.”
“Even though we missed him while he was away we realize it was in his/our best interest to get him some solid training.”
“This is a five-star, stellar program!”

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