We offer a variety of different services to suit your needs. Whether you're thinking of bringing home a new puppy, have an existing family companion who needs to learn some manners, have an interest in taking your dog to hospitals or schools for therapy dog work, or you need a service dog to assist you in gaining back your independence, we can help!
order to show our appreciation to those who choose to adopt, we offer a
10% discount on all private services, with proof of adoption from any
shelter or rescue organization.
10% Discount is available to anyone who is current or retired Military,
current or retired Police Officer, and current or retired Fire
Fighter/Paramedic. Discount is for all private services.Puppy Primer: 8 session training, starts as soon as you get your new puppy!
-Prevent Resource Guarding
-Basic Obedience Commands
-And more! Basic Obedience & Manners: 8 session training for dogs 4 months and older.
-Loose Leash Walk
-Leave It/Take It
-And more!Board & Train
-This is a premier service for those who don't have the time to work with their dog on behavior issues, just want a head start on their puppies training, or are going away and would like their dog trained while being boarded.
-Training is done at my home, located in Royal Palm Beach, on a fully fenced property sitting on 1.3 acres.
-Board & Train is more affordable than you think! The cost is no more than what a boarding kennel charges. While you are away enjoying your vacation, your dog will be worked with multiple times a day on any behavior issues and/or obedience commands you desire.
-NEVER any extra charges for more play time, one-on-one time, etc.
-For those pups who like to swim, they will have access to a large, saltwater pool, always under strict supervision!
-No extra fees to give daily/weekly/monthly meds, including oral or sub-q. Walk & Train
-Your dog will get their exercise and learn basic obedience during these training sessions.
-Great way for your companion to learn how to walk nicely on a leash. No more pulling!
-Instructions for you to follow up with the training your dog is receiving every week.
-Availability for feeding and giving medications while you're away, at no extra charge. (Contact for details on this service.)
-Discounts for multiple dogs. Canine Life & Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.)
-C.L.A.S.S., or Canine Life And Social Skills, is an educational program
to promote training focused on the use of positive reinforcement and
to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine companions.
-C.L.A.S.S. is a three-level evaluation for students to demonstrate the
real-life skills of their dogs, as well as a knowledge assessment of
the students’ understanding of basic dog handling and care.
-Developed by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) based on input
from both dog owners and non-dog owners, shelter workers, and
professional dog trainers, C.L.A.S.S. benefits pet owners, dogs, and
everyone in the community!
-Please visit the website: My Dog Has CLASS
for more information on this fun program!Temperament Evaluations
-Includes video of entire evaluation as well as full write up of all findings.
-Includes Training/Behavior Modification Plan that can be instituted by the facility trainer(s) or the pet owner.
-Price breaks for shelters/rescues/breeders that need multiple dogs evaluated.
-Discount for re-evaluations, if they are needed.
-Can be done for personal pet owners prior to adoption or purchase of new dog, or for existing pets. 50% off evaluation if combined with a training package. Therapy Dog Training
-Must show proof of previous training (Minimum: Basic Obedience.)
-Must have passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluation or plan to have the dog evaluated at the end of training. I can do the CGC Evaluation as part of your training.
Service Dog Training
-Train your own companion dog to assist in your every day needs in order to help be more independent.
-Must have a disability as outlined by the ADA
(Americans with Disabilities Act.)
-Group Service Dog training will be done through Sunshine State Service Dogs.
Service Dog Evaluation
-We will evaluate your personal dog for potential service dog capabilities.
-We will locate a dog for you that shows potential to be a Service Dog based on your needs through one of our preferred shelters or rescue groups. We can work with a breeder, if that is your decision, but we feel there are plenty of suitable dogs in shelters that can be trained to be a working service dog.
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluation
This is free for clients who go through a 6-8 week training package
-Evaluation only is available!
All training programs are based on the needs of the dog/owner.
-Aggression (Leash, Dog-to-Dog, Human)
-Resource GuardingHow To Greet Dogs
-A presentation for young children on how to greet strange dogs.
-Children learn how to prevent and avoid dog bites.
-Learn the difference between a dog that is ok to greet and not ok to greet, based on body language cues. A wagging tail does NOT always mean the dog is nice and happy!
-Fun and highly informational. Includes handouts.
-Great for groups like schools, churches, day cares, etc.
-Talk can be given with or without a live dog. Dogs used are Canine Good Citizen & Therapy Dog certified. Otherwise, a stuffed dog is used for the presentation.
Separation anxiety special! Do you have a dog that barks, whines, paces or becomes destructive when left alone? Learn how you can treat and/or prevent separation anxiety in your companion. This in-home training program is
guaranteed to help your dog overcome his/her fear of being left alone.
Includes the handbook "I'll Be Home Soon!" Rest assured your beloved
pet will be happy and content while you're away.
Normally this program costs $250 for four sessions but for the first 10 people who sign
up I will drop the price to $200 when paid in full. Combine this with another program
(Basic Manners, Puppy Primer, Canine Good Citizen, Therapy Dog, etc...)
and save even more!
Melody Owens, CPDT-KA
Phone: (561) 373-3882