Services

Howl-N-Bark Training center is open for group classes or private training! Check below to see which option best fits you and your family!

All my services put your animals’ needs front and center in a safe and caring environment. I can work in a variety of ways depending on the needs of you and your pet. Take a peek below at the detailed descriptions of all the services I provide. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Please contact me.

Puppy Drop-in!

Getting your puppy ready for the real world using properly guided play sessions and introduction to novel people and items. This “class” is a drop-in that lets you bring your puppy to my training center for 1 hour to run and play while expending some extra energy and have positive exposures while doing it! **This is not a drop-off daycare class- human parents stay with your puppy and enjoy the fun with your furry family member!** This class meets on a specific day but can be attended as your schedule allows without the constraints of a weekly class schedule.

**Registration is required prior to attendance. Please email me with an expression of interest!

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Puppy Basics with Socialization

This is a continuous enrollment class – which means when class has at least 2 puppies but not more than 6 puppies, classes will continue each week for a maximum of 5 consecutive weeks per puppy. If there is not at least 2 puppies, class will not be held.  

Your new puppy’s first class and maybe the most important in his life! Designed for puppies 8 weeks to 16 weeks at the start of class. Puppies older than 16 weeks should enroll in Canine Manners 1.

Puppy socialization is a time sensitive phase- making the most of this limited, precious period by exposing them to unfamiliar situations, people and other dogs is imperative.  During this small window of time, you are highly influencing their adult temperament and personality. No other time in their lives will be as influential. Classes provide a highly educational Puppy 101 for humans along with working and playing off leash allowing the puppies the best chance to interact with other puppies, humans, and the environment.

Puppy Basics with Socialization Program often covers

  • Basic skills (e.g. attention, leash walks, coming-when-called, polite greetings, routine handling, safety equipment)
  • Socialization and preventing aggression
  • House-training and management
  • Crate training and separation prevention
  • Nipping, mouthing and chewing
  • Grooming, veterinary and handling prep
  • Equipment essentials

American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior: Position statement for puppy socialization:  PDF handout

Classes meet for 1 hour each week for 5 consecutive weeks and cost is $125 + tax

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Group Classes

Group training is my most popular service, which I’ve been developing and perfecting since I started Howl-N-Bark Training. Group training gives you the option to have your dog in a class setting and learning with other dogs. I will train you to train your dog to become a valued member of the family by getting them started with routine obedience tasks like Sit, Recall, and Leash walking skills. Howl-N-Bark Training classes are for those who want to learn how to lead, care and connect with their dog to achieve control & cooperation, not submission. No type of electronic collars, prong or pinch collars of any type, nor any type of chain collars will be used or permitted. (They are not necessary to train a dog to a high standard) The training is based on a system of rewards and positive reinforcement.

Classes are 1 hour long and meet weekly for 6 consecutive weeks unless otherwise stated at the time of signing up.

Cost of class is $130 + tax – click the link below to see when the next class is starting.

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Real World Leash Walking Skills

Learn how to apply the leash walking skills of a well behaved dog to real world examples when we start at the training center and then practice in real world settings. 

This is a 4 week class where weeks 1 and 2 are at the Howl-N-Bark Training center and weeks 3 and 4 take you out to a real world setting with real world distractions. This class will help your dog learn how to walk nicely on leash but then practice with distractions and how to adjust when a situation arises during walks. 

Class is 4 weeks long and meet for 1 hour each week.

Cost of class is $145 + tax – click the link below to see when the next class is starting.

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Private Training

Private training is the one-on-one service for the working family as meeting and training will be set up to meet your needs and time. I work closely with each one of my clients and their animals to implement a proven problem solving process. I know you have a busy schedule, so I will customize a plan that suits your lifestyle. Training plans consist of basic obedience skills (leash walking, recall, and stay) or problem solving concerns like nipping, jumping, or house training. * If you have one or two things you think you and your dog need work on but don’t need a full 6-week class, then private lessons are for you. Contact me to discuss your best option!

Cost at your home: $110 consultation (90 minutes), $60 each meeting afterwards (60 minutes)

Package pricing at your home- 4 sessions 60 minutes each $200

Cost at Howl-N-Bark Training center: $80 consultation (90 minutes), $50 each meeting afterwards (60 minutes)

Package pricing at Howl-N-Bark Training Center – 4 sessions 60 minutes each $150

Total number of sessions vary with your pet’s training needs.

Call or email to schedule today!

Behavior Consulting

If your dog is struggling with anxious, fearful or aggressive behaviors towards other dogs or people, I want to help you and your dog feel safer, calmer and more in control.  Behavior Consulting with Howl-N-Bark Training may be a great option for you to implement proven problem solving skills, building attention and communication between you and your pet, and guidance to reduce stress and unwanted behaviors. Sessions can be done in the comfort of your own home or at my training center with personalized management plans to fit your pet’s needs and your lifestyle.  

Cost: $160 for 90 minute consultation, each meeting afterwards is $100 and 60 minutes

Call or email to schedule today!

American Kennel Club – Canine Good Citizen Class (CGC)

This is a class for owners who wish to take training to a step beyond the basics. The CGC is a test consisting of 10 stations at which the dog and owner must perform a different task that an obedient dog should be able to perform in public. Successful completion of all stations endows the dog with the title Canine Good Citizen by the American Kennel Club. This class will prepare your dog and you for the (optional) test which is given on the last class of the session.  Many pet therapy groups require the CGC title as a prerequisite for joining their group. You may sign up for just the CGC test for a fee of $20 (contact Howl-N-Bark Training to be put on the Test Only List).

**Prerequisites: In order to enter the CGC class, dogs should already be able to walk on a loose leash, perform sit, down, come and stay and not be aggressive or reactive to other dogs or people.

Cost of class is $130 + tax, meets for 6 consecutive weeks for 60 minutes each session. CGC test is performed during the 6th week.

**Registration is required prior to attendance. Please email me with an expression of interest!

American Kennel Club – S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

S.T.A.R. puppy program will help your puppy, purebred or mixed breed, become a well-behaved and healthy member of your family and the community. Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsible Ownership (S.T.A.R.) are what every puppy needs in order to have a good life and this class will help you every step of the way! Puppies who graduate from S.T.A.R. classes have the foundation to be successful in the AKC s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program and succeed in more advanced activities.

Please read the AVSAB’s (American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, http://www.avsabonline.org) statement on puppy classes and socialization. Click the link below to go directly to the article on puppy classes and socialization. Please let me know right away if the link doesn’t work. 

**Registration is required prior to attendance. Please email me with an expression of interest!

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