University of Pet’s training is based on the scientific principles of operate conditioning, which concentrates on positive reinforcement.
In the simplest terms, positive reinforcement means rewarding the dog for doing the behaviors you want in order to get him to do those behaviors more often. By linking visual cues to motivating rewards, your dog learns that good things come to him when he responds to you. Not only is it scientifically proven to be the most effective way to train, but it is also the most humane and fun for both you and your pet. It also builds a stronger bond through better communication and lifelong learning.
Private one-on-one instruction covers basic dog obedience to advanced obedience in and around the house, with on and off-leash control. We like to train with everyone that will be training the dog. You will learn how to effectively communicate with your dog and solve basic behavior problems that the dog may be having. After on-leash skills are mastered, you will learn voice control over your dog from a distance, hand signals and distraction control. Many people fail to realize that you can not work on a behavior issue if your dog does not know basic commands. We incorporate the command to control the behavior.
We offer Therapy Dog Training which would include an AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification. If you have a dog that is on of the breeds that insurance companies have on their "black" list such as Dobermans, Pit Bulls, Rottweilers ect, obtaining the Canine Good Citizen Certificate insurance companies will underwrite your policy and possibly give you a discount. For more information, please click below.
After your dog has passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen, you may wish to consider pursuing the very rewarding service of volunteer pet therapy in your local community. There are a number of pet therapy organizations to choose from (e.g. Love on a Leash, Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Therapy Dogs International, Pet Partners, etc). We are available to help you navigate this process, too. Should you and your dog become a certified pet therapy team, you would then also be eligible to apply for the AKC Therapy Dog Title.
Dog Training Prices
It is best for us to come to your home for an evaluation to determine your dogs training needs. On your initial consultation we will give you training solutions and recommendations. You can then do them on your own or hire us for future training sessions. We will discuss prices with you at that time. Packages are available to provide discounts. There is a fee for the initial Evaluation/ Consultation Training Session of $150. This session is also know as a Starter Session.
*Dog Training rates are based on the number of sessions needed to achieve specific goals for your dog. Dog Training sessions are $150 per session and sessions can be anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half depending on the dog and what we need to accomplish. Discounts are provided for packages of 5 or more for $495 (Making it $99 a session). Most training requires a minimum of 5 sessions. We also offer phone support after training at no additional cost. Payment can be made in (2) installments half at the first session and the remainder at the last session.
*Rates are subject to change and if we are traveling more than 45 minutes from the Bushkill, PA area. Please contact us for more information or to book an appointment. Our schedule is very flexible to accommodate your needs. We like to work with the entire family or whomever will be working with the dog.
If you are interested in training classed we suggest you contact Meg at Fulcrum Training and tell her David sent you. http://www.campkcs.com/train.html
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Nova Lea graduating from Puppy Education with her Pet Parent Anjali