Our Training Philosophy
Our training philosophy is to adapt positive reinforcement and behavior shaping techniques that work for each individual dog. This method is based on establishing and reinforcing solid fundamental behaviors the dog can later rely on as training advances. While others use the word "NO" to point out undesirable behaviors, we use it to teach the dog that hearing this word only means he/she is missing out on the fun!
A training evaluation of your dog is free if you visit us. If you prefer, we can also travel to you for only $50.00. The evaluation allows us the opportunity to become familiar with the needs and training goals of both you and your dog. It also allows us to assess the dog's temperament and personality, and see how well they work with new people. We will also discuss your goals and expectations of the program.
Our Puppy Training Program (PTP) will Work to Modify/Teach the Following Behaviors
- Recall/Come on Command
- Basic Leash Heeling
- Jumping on new People
- Wait at the Door
- Stay in Place on Command
- Sit & Stay until Released
- Puppy Mouthing Management
- Pulling on the Leash
- Aggression Control
- Crate Training
- Off-Leash Training (optional)
- Unwanted Barking
- Stay away from furniture
- Housebreaking/Potty Training
- E-Collar Training/Introducing (optional)
We are well aware that everyone's needs are unique. That's why our Five weeks Puppy Training Program (PTP) is designed to accommodate all your needs, in a convenient way. To work around your busy schedule, we offer a free pet pick-up and drop-off service, side-by-side with our unlimited follow-up for the life of your dog.
We teach five basic commands: sit, lay, stay, come and on-leash heeling. The commands are taught verbally and on leash. We also work to counter condition behavior problems. Some common behavior problems are housebreaking, chewing, digging, barking, bolting, jumping and mouthing. Once the dog has completed the training, we bring you and your family in for a one-hour orientation. Training the owners is the most important part of our obedience program! After the orientation, your dog returns home with you and you will schedule a time for follow-up lessons.
*One follow-up lesson is included with the program. After that, you can schedule as many sessions as you like.
**All our services are offered at a special rates to all of our puppies parent's!
Planning on a Vacation?
Our TWO-WEEK BOARD & TRAIN makes going on a vacation even more fun! Fantasize about coming home from a nice vacation to meet your "new", well-behaved companion who will be dropped-off at your convenience.
Schedule too Hectic to Train?
We hear you! That's why we developed our TWO-WEEK BOARD & TRAIN to accommodate your stressful work days so you can have more time to your family and to yourself. Come back home and enjoy having fun with your well-mannered dog.
Ready to Schedule?
Please complete our Pre-Schedule questionnaire to help us answer all of your concerns.
By enrolling the dog and upon placing a deposit for any of DFW K9 training programs, the client (dog owner) fully consent they have read and agrees to all of the following:
Trainer agrees to provide Program/Service for Client. The goals are;
•To train Client Dog(s) based on the training curriculum of the contracted Program/Service
.•To demonstrate and guide Client how to train/work with Dog, enforce the taught behaviors and show Client how to administer the right type of correction when needed.
Client understand Trainer will make every reasonable effort to help Client achieve training and behavior
modification goals but makes no guarantee of Dog’s performance or behavior as a result of providing
professional animal training. Client understands that he/she and all members of the household must follow
Trainer’s instructions without any modification, train/work with Dog on daily basis as recommended, and
constantly reinforce training being taught to Dog in order to retain taught behaviors. Client is required to share
with Trainer a minimum of one, two-minute recorded training session on a daily basis for the first two weeks after
the Dog's return to Client. Client understands, similarly to teaching a human a new skill set, dogs learn at
different paces, regardless of breed. Training Program/Service duration only represents the minimum estimated
time required to teach a dog with a minimal level of conflict specific Program/Service training curriculum. In the
event of Dog not meeting training standards within Program/Service contracted duration, Trainer will suggest a
remedy to overcome such situation. If Trainer believes extra time is needed to achieve the training curriculum,
Client will be responsible to pay for the additional time needed based on Trainer flat daily or weekly rate,
depending on the additional time needed. In the event Client does not agree with Trainer suggested remedy,
Trainer will return Dog to Client after receiving Service/Program agreed-on cost in full and provide Client with
guidance to assist Client in completing the training on their own.
Waiver, Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement:
As Client of DFW K9 I acknowledge that dog training and certain activities with dogs are potentially dangerous and involve
the risk of serious injury and/or property damage. I further acknowledge and assume full responsibility for any such risks
whether foreseen or unforeseen. I hereby release, waive, discharge and agree not to sue DFW K9, its facility, or any of its
officers, instructors, agents or employees from all liability to myself, my personal representatives, heirs, administrators, dogs
and assigns for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or demands therefore on account of injury, sickness, loss or
death to my Dog now and forever, arising out of our related to participation and/or instruction in said course, activities, or
any other related operations that may occur, whether caused by the negligence of the releases or otherwise. I also agree
to abide by all Program/Service policies of DFW K9. Shall my Dog need any Vet or emergency service(s), I fully authorize
DFW K9 to take immediate actions to help with such situation without the need for my consent. Since it is my Dog, I will be
100% responsible for any financial cost associated with such situation(s). I authorize DFW K9 the absolute rights to use any
training equipment/gear they see appropriate and needed for training, based on their professional discretion.
My Dog(s) is current and will remain up to date with immunizations for Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus and Bordetella (kennel
cough), and I will provide DFW K9 with most recent copy of Dog vaccinations record and Rabies certificate. If my Dog is not
current on any required vaccination required by DFW K9, I authorize DFW K9 to administer such vaccine and I am aware I
will be 100% financially responsible for the cost of such vaccine(s).
As Client of DFW K9, I will keep all my interaction at a professional level. If I am not satisfied with any part of Program/Service
offered by Trainer, I will inform DFW K9 with the reason(s) of my dissatisfaction and give DFW K9 a reasonable time to fix the
issue(s). I will not belittle or depreciate DFW K9 in person, over phone/video conversation or on any online platform,
including social media.
I give full permission for DFW K9 to record and publish photos and videos of myself, my family and/or my Dog during pick-up,
drop-off, meeting and/or training for use on social media and other marketing platforms.
Termination of Service/Program:
As a Client of DFW K9, I understand and agree that the provided Service/Program is unique, tailored and customized to my
Dog, and once the Service/Program commences it cannot be paused or discontinued. I also understand that if I do
choose to pause or discontinue the Service/Program for any reason I will immediately be responsible to pay for the agreed
Service/Program cost in full before my Dog is returned. I am also aware that DFW K9 retains the the right to charge an
additional $50 per night for any additional night my Dog remains at their facility, in addition to a $100 drop-off rescheduling
fee, for which I will be responsible to pay in full prior to drop-off.