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In contrast to the big-box pet store trainers, at Value Dog Training we are not a “one-size-fits-all” methodology of how to train a dog.

Typically, our in-home dog obedience training is complete with just one 3-hour session. Yes! Just three hours and you are on your way to a calm, content dog. How does that happen? Call for a FREE 15 Minute Consult 916-201-7080

Let’s take a look at how the big box, eight sessions of one-hour-per-week dog training courses work:

First week: You attend class, your dog does not.
Second Week: Learn to sit, followed by socialization with other dogs
Third week: Relearn how to sit, learn recall (“here”) command; and socialize with other dogs
Fourth week: Focus on the puppies/dogs who still haven’t learned how to sit, attempt to work with the one dog who has started nipping at the other dogs.

Unfortunately, after weeks and weeks of training sessions, most owners are lucky if their dog remembers what the word “sit” means. But what about many of the other issues dog owners encounter?

Have you ever encountered these dog obedience issues?

Dog Obedience Training (here, wait, jumping, counter surfing; etc.)
Dog Behavior Modification (Leash Etiquette, Excitable Behavior, Destructive Behavior, Separation Anxiety.)
Potty Training

That list doesn’t even include some of the less common issues we have seen. These include a dog who would attack the sweeper every time it was turned on and even a dog who was terrified of the garage door! Call for a FREE 15 Minute Consult call 916-201-7080

Why our in-home dog obedience training is successful! At Value Dog Training, we tailor training sessions to your dog’s needs. To do that, we need to see them in their natural habitat – your home. At home, your dog is comfortable with his family and not stressed because he is surrounded by strange, barking, nervous dogs. How can you learn how to answer your door without doggie-drama anywhere but your own home? Your home presents unique challenges and situations that can’t be reproduced in a store environment.

That’s why we come to you. But, you may ask – a few hours? Really? Dogs are simple creatures. Not stupid, but simple. They communicate in simple terms; they have simple questions with simple answers. Once we teach you how to communicate with your dog in a way they understand, the rest is, well…simple!

Our dog obedience methods are easy. We use the basic training and along with you being in control of your dog. You learn how to communicate with your dog and, yes, you might need some extras. At Value Dog Training, we do use shock collars, prong collars, and chain chokes. We do not believe in hitting, but we do believe in a firm and assertive voice if needed.

Communication between dog and owner based upon mutual respect is our goal!

What happens after the in home dog obedience is complete? After training, you are encouraged to contact us with questions, concerns or any issues anytime the need arises . You are never alone even after training. Call us the next day or 3 years later – we will answer your questions and address any concerns.

Please contact us today for a FREE 15 Minute Consult call 916-201-7080 so we can discuss any issue you’re encountering, and schedule an appointment.