Do you want to have the best trained dog in Hockessin? Well look no further, because we’ve got you covered here at Delaware K9 Academy. We have the experience, patience, and honesty to work with you to achieve your goals.
If your dog is used to pulling you down the street or blowing you off when you call them, our training is perfect for you. We work on implementing stricter structure, boundaries, enhancing communication, boosting confidence levels, and so much more. To learn more about the services we offer, check out our Services Page and let us know if you have any questions! We look forward to working with you.
What Is Doggy Boot Camp?
One of our most popular training services is our 2-week Boot Camp program. This is often referred to as a “Board and Train” dog training program, as we will take your pup for a full 2 weeks and conduct all the training. Upon the completion of our training, we meet with the owner for several hours, teaching them everything they need to know. This training program is extremely immersive and builds up a well-rounded, neutral, and responsive doggy.
This training program is excellent for the owner who wants the best results possible in the shortest amount of time. While your dog will certainly not be “finished” when they return home, they will have an extremely solid grasp of obedience, structure, and boundaries without you having to teach them anything new. This program is also great for people who just need a little more help. Dog training can be very tricky and requires owners/handlers to have excellent timing. If you’re struggling to work with your dog and train them to your high standards, we may be able to help!
Setting proper expectations is one of the most important parts of working with our clients. We pride ourselves on being up front and we do our best to set proper expectations on end results. You may notice other companies boasting that every dog can be trained off-leash. However, just because you can does not mean you should. These companies will make you believe that aggressive and reactive dogs can be living an off-leash life, which is downright dangerous. Let us help guide you in the right direction and we can help accomplish your goals.
Private Lesson Programs
We have an incredible private lesson program which is an excellent option for owners who want to be more involved in the training process and has plenty of time to dedicate each day to training. It does require a good bit of dedication and the end results are totally up to the owner. That being said, we’re happy to guide you each step of the way.
How do private lessons work?
Our private lesson program consists of four lessons that typically last for an hour. Most clients are scheduling them once a week to continue to make consistent progress and to avoid getting too bored between sessions.
The private lessons are held at our facility just outside the City of Wilmington, so we are local to the Hockessin residents seeking help with their dog. Each week you’ll come back to our facility and we’ll add a little bit more to the training plan. If you need more time, that’s no problem! We love to work at our clients’ pace.
Practice Builds Consistency
Some owners will come back in for the next lesson and communicate how the training got a little boring. Our response is simple: Good!!! If you ever become bored with your training, that likely means you have done enough repetitions to move on to the next thing. This could be increasing distractions and go out to a park or introduce new commands for your dog to practice. You could achieve this success from 500 repetitions, 1,000 repetitions, or even 5,000 repetitions. Each dog is so unique which is part of the fun!
Bringing home a new puppy is extremely exciting, but can sometimes be stressful. We are on a mission to make raising a puppy as easy and fun as possible. There are so many unique tips and tricks that we can offer in order to make the transmission home as smooth and painless as possible.
When you begin your research on raising a puppy online, you will find hundreds and hundreds of articles and videos on exactly what to do. The problem is, nobody has your dog that is front of you. Things that work for a puppy in a video online may not work for you.
Let us help you by creating a customized training program for you and your pup. Let us do some hands on training with you to figure out the best way to communicate with your new dog. Remember, you’re raising a future adult dog, not a puppy!
Should You Hire Us?
Many people will try their hand at dog training on their own, which is extremely admirable. Owners want to have a successful relationship with their dog, but it can be extremely tricky at times.
Whether you are considering private lessons at our facility or are interested in our famous Boot Camp program, we have options that can help. To find out more about what we have to offer, fill out the contact form on this page or check out the About Us section to learn more!