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Every level of training for your furry friend

PUPPY MANNERS

Axis I

Pricing
Board and Train

15 days – $1100.00

Group Obedience Classes

6 weeks – $135.00

Board & Train Boot Camp
Age: 8 – 14 weeks
Time Frame: 15 days
Focus

This program aims to provide instruction and intervene in common behavioral issues before they become ingrained habits. It aims to help puppies during their critical fear development stage, building their resilience and confidence in facing life’s challenges. The program does not use any harsh methods such as pinch collars, shock collars or e-collars.

What is taught?
  • Behavior modification: This program addresses socialization to various external stimuli, desensitization to sounds and visual cues, house and potty training, kennel training, addressing nipping, jumping, and proper body handling, as well as exposure to house-proofing.
  • Foundation cues and basic obedience: The program teaches the basics of obedience, such as the “name game,” food bowl manners, “take it/leave it,” “down,” “sit,” “come,” “doggy zen,” trick cues, introduction to leash, and “sit/down stay” (with varying duration).
Group Obedience Class
Age: 13 weeks and under
Duration: 1 hr for 6 Weeks
Focus

This course is designed to set your pup up on the path to a successful start into this new world.
The class focuses primarily on puppy socialization and proper house mannerisms tied with the
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy criteria

What is taught?

Dog Body language
External stimuli desensitization (sound and visual)
Discussion on house Potty training
Kennel training
intro to leash and collar
Behavior modification: nipping, jumping, body handling
Foundation Cues/Basic Obedience: Name game, down, sit, come, Focus, (trick cue), Leave it,
Wait for food Bowl

THERAPY/SERVICE

Axis IV

Course Info
Focus

This course is designed for advanced training into preparation for a Therapy and Service Dog. Please contact us for more information

What is taught?

Coming soon…..

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Group Class Info
Focus

This course is designed for advanced training into preparation for a Therapy and Service Dog. Please contact us for more information

What is taught?

Coming soon…..

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PUPPY FOUNDATION

Axis II

Pricing
Board and Train

15 days – $1100.00
30 days – $2000.00

Group Obedience Classes

6 weeks – $135.00

Board & Train Boot Camp
Age: 12 weeks and older
Time Frame: 15, 21, 30 days
Focus

This course is tailored to meet the needs of typical puppies that have completed their early socialization period and are displaying typical puppy behavior. The focus is on instilling self-control, and the duration of the course will vary depending on the individual puppy’s temperament and the goals of the owner. The program does not utilize any cruel methods such as pinch collars, shock collars or e-collars.

What is taught?
  • Behavior modification: This program addresses desensitization to external stimuli, such as sounds and visual cues, as well as a refresher on potty training, addressing nipping, jumping, proper body handling, exposure to house-proofing and car rides.
  • Foundation cues and basic obedience: The program teaches the basics of obedience, such as the “name game,” food bowl manners, “down,” “sit,” “come” with an automatic sit, “doggy zen,” expanded “take it/leave it,” walking on a loose leash with mid-level distractions, “shake paw,” “sit” and “down stay” (with mixed duration and distance with mid-level distractions) and reinforcement of cues in public places.

Group Obedience Class
Age: 12 weeks and older
Duration: 1 hr for 6 Weeks
Focus

Foundation learning course establishing an understanding on house mannerisms while teaching
basic foundation cues. A novel exposure to stimuli with limited distraction proofing. Primary
focus is to establish response to cues with puppy play time

What is taught?

External stimuli desensitization (sound and visual) lightly addressed
Potty training refresher
Behavior modification: nipping, jumping, body handling
Foundation Cues/Basic Obedience: Wait for food bowl, name game, down, sit, come with
automatic sit, focus, take it/leave it, walking on a loose leash, sit/down stay, Trick cue.

PAWSITIVE CREATIONS

Axis V

Pricing
Individual Sessions

Single Option
30 min – $40
60 min – $75
Package Options
Four “60 min” sessions – $240
Eight “60 min sessions – $450

Board and Train

Pick out your cues or suggest any that have not been listed: Sit, down, come, stand, leave it, take it, formal retrieve, back, touch, open, go get, wake up to an alarm, walks on loose leash, walks on left/right side, sits automatically when stopping, park it (jumps into vehicle, chair, or furniture), go to mat, sit stay, down stay, stand stay, CGC and CGC Advanced test items tackled, tricks…

Course Info
All ages with a motivation to learn
Training duration: Established based on client’s needs
Focus

Design a course that meets your specific needs and allow us to assess and discuss the duration needed to get your fur-kid on all fours, ready to tackle the world with great obedience

What is taught?

Pick out your cues or suggest any that have not been listed: Sit, down, come, stand, leave it, take it, formal retrieve, back, touch, open, go get, wake up to an alarm, walks on loose leash, walks on left/right side, sits automatically when stopping, park it (jumps into vehicle, chair, or furniture), go to mat, sit stay, down stay, stand stay, CGC and CGC Advanced test items tackled, tricks…

AKC TESTING & CLASSES

Situation-based

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Training duration: Dependent on situation
Focus

Challenge your puppy or dog in the various skill tests designed by the American Kennel Club. Canine good citizen demonstrates your dog has manners in public settings

AKC-CGC Canine Good Citizen

AKC-S.T.A.R PUPPY– less strict for puppies- Per AKC requires group class

AKC-CGCU- Urban testing

AKC- CGCA -Community Canine (advanced version of cgc)

AKC-ATT- American Temperament Test. Perfect for evaluating a dogs response to various environmental stimuli. Gauges how shy or confident your pup is. **Requires registration on AKC Events Page on AKC website.

DOGGIE INITIATIVE

Axis III

Pricing
Board and Train

15 days – $1100.00
30 days – $2000.00

Group Obedience Classes

6 weeks – $135.00

Board & Train Boot Camp
Age: 6 months and older
Training duration: 15, 21, 30 days
Focus

This course is designed to address problematic behaviors that have been acquired through learning. It aims to address issues such as excessive pulling on the leash, impulsiveness, possessiveness over resources, and teaching basic obedience. Additionally, it aims to build confidence in adolescent dogs during their secondary fear stage and prepare them for the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen test. The duration of training will be tailored to the specific behavior of the dog. For more advanced training, please visit Pawsitive Creations. The program does not employ any harsh training methods such as pinch collars, shock collars or e-collars.

Potential cues taught?

  • Behavior Modification: This program addresses desensitization to specific body handling such as paws, ears, or other sensitive areas, jumping, nipping, potty and kennel training, and exposure to being in the house and car rides.
  • Foundation cues/basic obedience: The program teaches the basics of obedience, such as the “name game,” food bowl manners, “down,” “sit,” “come” with an automatic sit, “doggy zen,” expanded “take it/leave it,” loose leash walking with defined position to implied sit (with mid-level distractions), “down/sit stay” (with mixed duration and distance with mid-level distractions), “go to mat,” “wait at door,” “park it” (jumping into chair or car), and multiple trips to dog-safe and approved public locations.
Group Obedience Class
Age: 6 months and older
Duration: 1 hr for 6 Weeks
Focus

This class is focused on establishing a response to foundation cues while helping the pet
parent gain an understanding of the nature to the dogs natural responses to the environment. This
class touches on house mannerisms, basic foundation cues with an added focus on dog body
language and how it impacts problem solving future reactions to the environment for those who
had a rough start.

What is taught?

External stimuli desensitization (sound and visual)
Behavior modification: nipping, jumping, body handling
Foundation Cues/Basic Obedience: Name game, wait for food bowl, down, sit, come when
called, focus, trick cue, take it/leave it, loose lease with automatic sit, down/sit stay, wait at door.

DAY CAMP TRAINING

Axis VI

Posh City (South County STL)
Location: St Louis
Age: Any
Duration: M-F 6am -5pm
Focus

This is a Mon thru Fri bi-weekly commitment. Drop your dog off in the am and pick up by the end of the day to spend the evenings at home with the family. Pet Parents should expect to plan a short session during each pickup to go over each day’s lesson plan.

Pricing based on package. This ranges from a 2 to 8 week program. Mixture of Trainer focus during the day and Pet Parent follow through with homework in the evenings. Success rate based on owner.

What is taught?

Courses cover walking on a loose leash, sitting and laying down on cue, responding to come when called, learning to stay in place in a sit or down position. Understanding a leave it cue to ignore dangerous or valuable items including food. Entrance and exit door boundaries, jumping in a car, Socialization, preventative fear responses to new stimuli ….

Sebastien’s Pet Salon (Lake St Louis)
Location: Lake St Louis
Age: Any
Coming soon
Focus

This is a Mon thru Fri bi-weekly commitment. Drop your dog off in the am and pick up by the end of the day to spend the evenings at home with the family. Pet Parents should expect to plan a short session during each pickup to go over each day’s lesson plan.

Pricing based on package. This ranges from a 2 to 8 week program. Mixture of Trainer focus during the day and Pet Parent follow through with homework in the evenings. Success rate based on owner.

What is taught?

Courses cover walking on a loose leash, sitting and laying down on cue, responding to come when called, learning to stay in place in a sit or down position. Understanding a leave it cue to ignore dangerous or valuable items including food. Entrance and exit door boundaries, jumping in a car, Socialization, preventative fear responses to new stimuli ….

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