RESIDENT BEHAVIOR CAMP
What is Resident Camp
Resident Camp is professional help for you and your dog!
Sometimes called "in-kennel" training, Camp is where we do all the training for you, and then teach you how to maintain it. Your dog resides at our luxury training school where they attend daily training, social and play sessions. On completion their training is transitioned back to you.
Partners Dog Training School is proud of the results we obtain at Resident Camp.
Resident Camps’ success lies within the fact it is more effective to train you with a dog we have already trained.
We emphasize “Follow-Up” with you to ensure you are able to do what we can do.
Types of Resident Camp
There are three types of Resident Camp, each one structured around the types of problems it addresses
- Option 1 - Training Camp (more info)
- Option 2 - Behavior Camp (See below)
- Option 3 - Aggression Camp (more info)
What is Behavior Camp
Want the absolute best education for your dog?
This intensive training program is perfect for those looking to invest in a top-of-the-line education.
Dogs with serious behavioral issues are also placed in Behavior Camp.
It focuses on what is and is not’t acceptable using extensive food-reward-based conditioning, respect and praise.
Behavior Camp also includes agility and obstacle training for your dog.
This builds strength, stamina and endurance; and also reduces the chance of injury during strenuous training.
Behavior Camp has extensive follow-up to achieve the best possible result for your dog and family.
All our working dogs, law enforcement, search dogs and protection dogs undergo this training program.
If you feel your dog does not require a program as extensive as Behavior Camp, then look into Resident Training Camp
What does it not cover
Behavior Camp does NOT cover aggression, serious behavior problems, separation anxiety or housebreaking problems.
If you are having aggression issues, or your dog has injured another dog or person, there is help available. (Read more)
What are the age restrictions
- Minimum age is about six months
- There is no maximum age restriction
Are there any breed restrictions
- We train ALL BREEDS and MIXES
- We will also work with Wolf Hybrids under certain situation
Types of Problems Addressed
Behavior Camp is our elite training program for our top dogs.
It is also the program that addresses more serious behavioral issues, such as the following:
☐ Lunging at or excessive jumping up on people
☐ Resists or fights the leash
☐ Territorial behavior towards dogs of people
☐ Prey drive directed towards people
☐ Prey drive directed towards animals or other dogs
☐ Mouthing where the skin is broken
☐ Serious uncontrolled barking issues
☐ Serious separation anxiety
☐ Insecurity or extreme shyness
☐ Housebreaking issues (subject to evaluation)
☐ Possessive behavior
☐ Resource guarding
☐ Destructive behavior(guideline only - subject to evaluation)
How does Camp work
Step 1: Consultation and Check-in your dogs
Come in and visit with one of our staff. They will document your needs, dogs background and history. We will need copies of your veterinary records. Dogs must be up to date, including Kennel cough. If your dog is on any medication, bring that as well. Contact your vet or us if you need more info. We will also give you a written instruction of what is expected of you. Remember, you are a part of your dogs' success in training.
Step 2: Training and Demonstrations
Your dog will commence their training. Dogs have one to three sessions a day, and also get fed according to their training routine. While dogs sleep in their kennels, they will also learn to be crated in between training sessions. Dogs also experience socialization and supervised play groups. All dogs also have outside exercise time at least twice per day.
During the training period, we would like to see you once a week for a demonstration session. During this time, your trainer will go over what has been happening, what we have had success with, and where we are having difficulties. Remember this is your dog, so you need to know what is going on. While we try and accommodate everyone's schedules, please try and work with us when the kennels are busy by keeping to your scheduled times. There is no cost for demonstration sessions.
Step 3: Transition
This is the exciting part of your dogs education!
On completion of training, you will enter your transition period. This consists of a sit down meeting with our staff, a demonstration session, a structured introduction to your dog and then a personal one-on-one training session between you, your dog and your trainer. This is also the time for you to learn what you need to know to successfully transition your do into your home. We will help you with commands, explain behavior to you and show you what to do.
Partners Dog Training prides itself on our transition process, considered my many to be the main reason for our exceptional success rates.
Step 4: Follow-up classes and / or lessons
After your transition session at the school, you will take your dog home, where you will follow up with all the suggestions we have offered. This may include crate training, monitored playtime with other pets, supervised training with children, structured "free" time in the home, and a few other things.
We strongly recommend you follow these suggestions. No matter how good your dog is with us at our school, its how they behave in your home that really counts, so please, please, please, follow-up!
You will also have the opportunity to attend group classes at our school on Wednesdays or Saturdays.
These classes are FREE and are for YOU!
Your success is directly related to your attendance of these classes as it gives us a chance to monitor your progress.
Failing to follow-up with training is the number one reason for dogs "failing".
If you are unable to attend follow-up classes, then arrange for a private lesson at your home. (There is a cost for this)
In some cases, we recommend a combination of home follow-up AND group class follow-up.
We will even stage "personal group classes" for clients with aggressive dogs, to help them transition to our general classes.
Camp has been extremely successful for thousands of dogs!
We look forward to seeing you and your dog enjoy the same success!
How long does training take
If your dog is coming to us for our Elite Behavior Training Camp, then we need to discuss exactly what your needs and goals are.
We all have different goals in life, and we are happy to guide and help you achieve yours!
If your dog is coming to us for Behavior Camp related to serious behavioral issues you may be having, then we suggest three to four weeks. It really depends on what issues you are having, how old your dog is and how long the issues have been present. There is no way we can give a definitive answer, as most cases involve a well established pattern of behavior. While you can teach an old dog new tricks, it takes a little longer and requires a recognition of motivation and reward.
We are also happy to start training, and evaluate how training is going after a week or two. At that time you can make an informed decision on what you would like to do.
If the duration is an issue, then chat with us about other alternatives.
How much actual training is done every day
Behavior Camp includes:
- Food reward based training
- Three formal training sessions per day
- Two crate training sessions per day
- Two outside play times for exercise per day
- Agility training session (as needed or agreed upon)
- Obstacle training sessions (as needed or agreed upon)
How do I Sign Up for Behavior Camp
Behavior Camp candidates MUST complete a Behavior Evaluation with a Senior Instructor.
If your dog is coming in for behavior issues, we need to know exactly what is happening.
This is for your and our safety, and allows us to work with you knowing ALL the facts.
We understand that this is a stressful decision for you, and that there is always a fear if you disclose something to us, we may not take your dog in for training.
Truth is, we don't turn away dogs that need help, so please relax, and be open with us.
Please remember as professional behaviorists we are here to help you.
And as dog lovers we will do whatever we can to find solutions for you!
If your dog is coming in for our Elite Behavior training package, then we need to know what your needs are.
Contact Partners Dog Training at 480 595 6700 to schedule an appointment