The TOP DOG GUARANTEE is simple... I do everything in my power to set you up for success... if you put in the work I guarantee you will get results (unless your dog suffers from underlying medical issues, which we discuss during the evaluation).
Here is the process...
STEP 1. SCHEDULE THE EVALUATION...
Before beginning any program, we will evaluate your dog to determine his or her personality type, aptitude, social development, behavioral patterns and any potential problems. We will then discuss your goals for your dog and recommend the best training approach. The cost of the evaluation is $50 and if you decide to sign up that is applied to the training program you choose.
STEP 2. DISCUSS THE PROGRAMS...
During the evaluation I will detail the programs available for you to learn my system. I don’t believe in passing you off to a junior instructor. I started Top Dog based on a passion to help dog owners and work with dogs so I work with all my clients and dogs... private lessons, group classes and board and trains.
STEP 3. START LEARNING & WORKING...
Once we find the program that fits your situation we get to work! The FOUNDATIONS to FUNCTIONAL Curriculum covers the 5 Basic Commands (SIT, DOWN, HEEL, COME & PLACE) and House Rules (GREETINGS, GROOMING, SELF-CONTROL & FOOD). You will have a basic understanding of Operant Conditioning & the use of common training equipment to bring out the best in your dog.
The FREE DOG Curriculum takes all of the above and adds an "off leash" capability for complete freedom for the dog.
4. SUPPORT BEYOND THE LESSONS...
All clients receive both the manual and access to videos which reinforce the lessons and also provide a resource as you move through the program and beyond. We also have a Private Facebook Group and all clients have access to me via phone/text or email.
SO LET'S GET STARTED!
The "Foundations to Functional" Private Lesson Program consists of 6, 1-hour Private Lessons over the span of 2 months. Due to the flexibility of lessons, this program can be tailored specifically to the dog and client based on information gathered in the evaluation. Some dogs move on to complete the "Off Leash" Advanced Curriculum upon graduation.
The Foundations to Functional Group Class covers the regular curriculum but is done in a group setting of no more than 4 dog and handler teams. This guarantees individual focus on each dog.
The Program consists of 8 weekly lessons that build on the previous lessons and culminates in a skills demonstration.
Our board and train program consists of 3 weeks where your dog will live with me, interact with my family and my dogs. I will personally take your dog through the entire "Foundations to Functional" curriculum and then complete the "Free-Dog" advanced curriculum that focuses on Off-Leash skills.
This program includes work with you and your family which is ultimately what sets the dog up for long term success,
Don't live in the Louisville area? I also offer a distance learning program where I provide online coaching and video sessions to work with you and your dog.
As with the other programs we will cover the Foundations to Functional Curriculum and address any specific issues brought up during the evaluation/intro lesson.