If you and your dog live in Newark, Delaware and are dealing with some nuisance behaviors, let us give you a hand! Many people struggle with a dog who pulls on the leash, does not come when called, and jumps on guests as they come in the home. This doesn’t have to be the norm, though! Let us help to get you and your pup on the right track. We have fully customized training programs to fit everybody’s needs. Whether you want to be more involved in the training and sign up for our private lesson program or send your dog to Boot Camp, we are confident we can achieve your goals.
2-Week Boot Camp
Have you ever wondered about an immersive and intense training program for your dog? We have created an amazing Boot Camp program for owners who are looking for just a little bit more. The way our 2-week Board & Train program works is pretty simple. We’ll take your dog for 14 days, conduct all the training for you, then teach you how to maintain everything on the back end. Your dog will not come back as a robot, so they are still going to need some maintenance work. The best part is, however, you won’t have to teach them anything new. They will already understand what are our expectations are. They will already understand the foundational obedience skills that we taught them. They will know how to walk on a loose leash in public and with heavy distractions. Let us do the heavy lifting for you, so that maintaining everything on the back end is as easy as possible. Our goal is to always get to an amazing spot with our Boot Camp training that accomplishes all your goals. However, we know that 2 weeks is a relatively short timeframe, so we expect the doggy graduates to continue to excel and progress even after they come home.
We understand that giving your dog up for 14 days can be tough, so we make it a littttle bit easier with plenty of updates. We like sending daily updates including pictures and videos to keep you in the loop on what we are working on. We love to take our training pups out to new places for new adventures, so tag along for the adventure and enjoy the updates we send! Owners love seeing the progress we make each day, so this is sure to give you some peace of mind. If you’d like to get signed up for Boot Camp, please be aware that we are typically booked out 2 months in advance. If you’d like to secure your spot, please fill out our Contact Form so we can get you scheduled!
We have created an incredible 4-lesson program that is perfect for the owner that wants to be a bit more involved in the training process. Many owners like doing the work themselves, so our private lesson program is great for owners who have the time and energy to dedicate time to training each day between our lessons. During our private lessons, we will introduce a variety of new concepts, training tools, and obedience commands. Your job is to go home and practice! Every day, you will make great progress and your dog will continue to get better and better. It is an awesome feeling to see your dog picking up the concepts and beginning to master the basic obedience commands.
This private lesson program is also great for getting private time with a trainer to ask all the questions you want. If you do not know how to handle a certain situation, our trainers can help. We are here for you every step of the way so you never have to feel like a burden. We love answering questions because it means you are practicing! If you have any questions about our private lesson program or want to learn more, check out our services page here!
Why Is Delaware K9 Academy the BEST?
There are several options in the Northern Delaware region for dog training. It can become overwhelming trying to figure out which trainer to select. While you can certainly interview trainers and meet for consultations to see who you get along with best, we always recommend reading reviews on Google. Check out what our clients have said about us on Google to see why we were voted the BEST dog trainers in Delaware!
– We Focus On More Than Just Obedience
While obedience training is extremely important to have a well-mannered dog, that’s not the only thing you need to be focusing on. During all of our training programs, we focus on a variety of different things, including confidence building, engagement, trust, and respect. Building a strong relationship with your dog is one of the most important things you should be focusing on. If you are interviewing trainers to hire, make sure you ask them about how they focus on relationship building compared to obedience!
– Lasting Results
We are training dogs for complete lifestyle changes. We understand dog psychology extremely well in order to shift how the dogs think. Focusing on why dogs do the things they do is extremely important to make substantial changes that stick. If we can teach dogs to be more neutral, more respectful, and more responsive, we can expect the new changes to be more ingrained in their minds. If you happen to get too laxed with the rules and structure that we have implemented in training, we can always get you back on track. Dogs don’t forget, but we need to continue to maintain what they know in order for it to become a habit. Consistency is key, but we are always around to help get you back on track when needed!
– Our Perfect Reputation
We spend all our energy and effort into creating a lasting relationship with our clients. We treat everybody like family and we do everything possible to make training an extremely positive experience. We understand that our prices aren’t the cheapest around, so we certainly make sure it’s worth it. We want to make sure you are getting what you paid for, so we do everything in our power to get as far as possible with your dog.
Whenever we are working with our clients, we treat the dogs like our own. We love every single dog that comes through the door with our whole heart, even the ones with some nuisance behaviors! Our goal with every dog is to make them as great as they can possibly be. Let us show you why we have the reputation we do!
Ready To Work?
No matter the issues you’re looking to work on, we’ve got your back. Let us provide you with some options and help come up with a game plan that works for both you and your dog. No 2 clients are the same, so let us treat you like the unique handler/dog pair that you are! Check out our services page for a description of our training programs along with pricing and let us know how we can help!