Training

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training and socializing your pet not only makes life easier, but it also helps your pet feel safe, secure and happy.

WE have 3 trainers on staff to help lead the way to an ideal relationship of respect between you and your dog.  

we offer group or individual training year- round to assist you in all of your training needs. from puppy to canine good citizen, we have lots of options!

our facility includes indoor and outdoor areas for training.

Puppy Class

Puppy training classes are essential to ensuring that your dog is properly socialized at a young age and is a great way to set your newest family member on the right path to appropriate behaviors within your family environment.  Classes are taught in a safe, fun and positive environment with time for supervised play and socialization. This six week course is held once a week at our training facility. All puppies from the ages of eight weeks to six months are welcome to join!

PROOF OF CURRENT VACCINATIONS BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN REQUIRED!

Class covers:

·         Attention to name

·         Sit, down, stay, wait and come

·         Beginning loose- leash walking

·         Crate training

·         Potty training

·         Trust exercises

·         Tricks & Games

·         Clicker Training

·         What’s next: training opportunities after puppy class

Cost: $95

Puppy Power Hour

Want to start them out right? We offer playgroups for puppies that are eight weeks to six months of age. This is a great way to help your puppy learn important socialization skills and burn off some of that puppy energy! Playgroups are held Thursdays at 11:00am, drop-ins welcome! Owners to be present at the first playgroup; but may drop-off for additional playgroups.

PROOF OF CURRENT VACCINATIONS BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN REQUIRED!

Cost: $5.00 per session or $20.00 for five sessions

Basic Family Obedience

These classes are fun for the whole family! In this class you will learn how to deal with everyday behavioral issues of the family dog. Loose leash walking, greeting strangers, veterinary visits, excessive barking, chewing and digging are all common issues that can frustrate dog owners. We can help teach creative and practical ways to deal with the most common training issues, even with a busy life schedule.

This six week course is held once a week at our training facility. We welcome all breeds and ages six months and older!

PROOF OF CURRENT VACCINATIONS BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN REQUIRED

 Class covers:

·         Loose leash walking and intro to heel

·         Trust exercises, skills all dogs should know: vet visits and grooming

·         Sit, down, stay and wait

·         Come- the life-saving skill

·         Off, anti-jumping exercises

·         Place or go to your bed

·         Impulse control and settle

·         Leave-it

·         Dog language

·         Clicker training

·         What’s next: training opportunities after basic obedience class

Cost: $95.00

Stay and Train

Stay and Train provides fast results and is an excellent option for those with a busy schedule or when you go on vacation. Your dog will stay in our climate controlled indoor and outdoor kennels and receive daily personalized training in the areas you would like us to focus on.  Your dog gets a minimum of one hour of training each day at an appropriate pace and will enjoy interactive play and structure in a safe and educational environment. Your dog’s Stay and Train program will be personalized to meet the needs of you and your pet. You will also receive one free private lesson upon completion of our Stay and Train program, to transition your dog’s new skills to you in order to help maintain these new behaviors at home.

 Consultation visit required prior to program/ $40

Our philosophy is a well- behaved dog requires a lifetime of reinforcement to maintain good behavior. We recommend participation in continued education training, so your dog’s skills never fail. We can provide this through private training and group classes, or your dog is always welcome to Day Board and Train any day of the week Monday through Friday where we can work on any specific behavior you choose. This is an excellent option for a refresher on obedience and offers mental and physical stimulation. The Pend Oreille Pet Lodge Canine Training Team is here to help you lead the way to an obedient loving companion!

 

Behaviors we can help with during your dog’s stay with us:

Socialization with dogs and people/ Environmental exposure

Sit/ Down/ Stay/ Wait

Loose leash/ Heel/ Come

Leave it/ Drop it/ Back up

Place/ Free- release from hold

Refrain from jumping 

(one or two week programs and day trains available)

Call Monica for pricing: 208-651-0008

Private or In-Home Lessons

Is your dog not quite ready for the "class" setting of group obedience classes?  Is your dog ready for more than a group obedience class?  Whatever the reason, whatever the need; our trainers can help!

Private lessons will help you take your dog to the next level of obedience or will help you to work on specific behavior issues.  Such as aggression, excessive barking, submissive/inappropriate urination and much more.  Private lessons can be held at either the comfort of your own home or at our Pend Oreille Pet Lodge training facility.  Our trainers will do a client needs assessment and behavior evaluation of your dog on the first visit.  From there, we will develop a short and long-term training program to meet your goals.  Regardless of your dog’s breed, age, personality or history, we can create a customized dog training program that will fit your dog and lifestyle.

Call for pricing!  

Rally Obedience

AKC Rally is a team sport where you and your dog navigate through a course of 10-20 different signs. Each sign provides instructions of various obedience commands. The dog and handler move continuously throughout the timed course with a clear sense of teamwork. It’s all about working as a team while performing the skills, with the dog under control. This sport is perfect for building trust, focus and communication between you and your dog while keeping life fun and engaging.  This six week course is held once a week at our training facility. We welcome all breeds and ages six months and older!

PROOF OF CURRENT VACCINATIONS BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN REQUIRED!

Beginner Rally Obedience Class

Cost: $95.00

Drop-in Rally Obedience available every Thursday at 2:00 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm

Cost: $10 per session or $35 for four sessions

AKC Canine Good Citizen/Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Inc.

Canine Good Citizen course with official CGC testing at graduation!  The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program is the gold standard of behavior for dogs in our communities. This class will prepare your dog for everyday situations and proper etiquette in the home as well as in public. Participants who successfully pass all 10 parts of the test earn a certificate from the AKC.  Two additional weeks of instruction offered to those who pass CGC testing and wish to register with Alliance of Therapy Dogs, Inc.  This six week course is held once a week at our training facility. We welcome all breeds and ages 6 months and older!

PROOF OF CURRENT VACCINATIONS BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN REQUIRED

Class covers:

·         Greet a friendly stranger

·         Sit politely for petting

·         Welcomes being groomed, brushed, allows paws and ears to be handled

·         Loose- leash walking, attentiveness to owner

·         Moves politely through a crowd

·         Sits, lies down and stays in place

·         Comes when called

·         Behaves politely around other dogs

·         Reacts with confidence to distractions

·         Can be left with a trusted person

Cost: $95.00 ($5 paperwork processing fee for those who choose to obtain CGC certificate)

Scent Work

Dogs have a sense of smell that’s between 10,000 and 100,000 times more acute than ours! The sport of scent work uses your dog’s natural ability to sniff and turns it into a rewarding game. The handler has to rely on the dog’s nose to locate the target odor for success. This sport is based on the work of professional detection dogs such as drug dogs. In AKC Scent Work, dogs search for cotton swabs saturated with the essential oils of Birch, Anise, Clove and Cypress. Teamwork is necessary! When the dog finds the scent, they have to communicate the find to the handler.  

With these skills you can teach your dog to locate deer antlers, morel mushrooms, lost keys or even family members!

No previous obedience is required for class.  

This six week course is held once a week at our training facility. We welcome all breeds and ages six months and older!

PROOF OF CURRENT VACCINATIONS BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN REQUIRED!

Scent Work Class

Cost: $95.00 (includes scent work kit for class)

Drop-in Scent Work available every Friday at 10 am 

Cost: $15 per session or $50 for 4 sessions

Glenna Hendrix

Glenna has a certificate in canine social and psychological development, in addition to being a professional pet groomer. Glenna has helped owners and pets gain understanding and confidence with everyday issues as well as fear and aggression in the family dog since 1999. She has helped develop a training program to meet the needs of the local community. When not teaching or grooming, she enjoys leading her local 4-H group dog project, training or competing in Rally Obedience and spending time with her family and seven dogs. Call Glenna at 208-610-2171.

Monica Mosqueda

Monica is a certified professional dog trainer and technician at Pend Oreille Veterinary Service. Monica has taken extensive classes to be able to train dogs in obedience, search and rescue, protection, agility, schutzhund, narcotic search and much more! She has trained under some of the top trainers in the world and is very committed to the safe, humane and proper training and care of the canine. She has served North Idaho’s canine/owner population since 2004 and looks forward to helping you with all your training goals. Call Monica at 208-651-0008 to learn how she can help your family!