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In Home One-On-One Puppy Training

4 private one-on-one sessions to start your pup off on the right foot! Adding a new addition to your household can be overwhelming and although no matter how much research you do enlisting the help of a professional right from the start will lay a foundation of good behaviors for many years to come. Taking the time to raise your young pup right from the start will lead into a well balanced adult canine companion. If you are in the very beginning stages and haven’t chosen your pup yet, we would love to help you choose a pup that is right for your family!

Ages 6 weeks – 6 months

  • Marker training
  • Building engagement
  • Management of your pup
  • Proper socialization
  • Confidence building
  • Crate training
  • Housebreaking
  • Obedience commands (on leash): here, heel, sit, down, place
  • Leash walking
  • Correction command: Off
  • Get access to private KeenDog community and exclusive KeenDog boarding

14 Day Puppy Fundamental School

Ages 10-16 weeks

Two follow up visits: first at our property, second in your home

Send your young pup off to us! Between work schedule, school schedule, sports and/or social life when can you find the time to train your young pup who seems to be getting into any mischievous act they can. They are cute as all get up so you can’t get upset and you know that you aren’t providing clear communication to them as to what is expected. So let us help your young pup gain the fundamental knowledge to thrive in this world we are bringing them into.

  • Marker training
  • Building engagement
  • Management of your pup
  • Proper socialization with other dogs, people and stimuli
  • Confidence building
  • Crate training
  • Housebreaking (*will not be fully house trained at end of program, but will have better understanding and you will know how to continue this beyond the program)
  • Obedience commands (on leash): here, heel, sit, down, place
  • Leash walking
  • Correction command: Off
  • Get access to private KeenDog community and exclusive KeenDog boarding

One-On-One Offleash Training

6 private one-on-one sessions: first 4 done in your home, 5 & 6 done at one of our properties* and/or outdoor location of your choosing per trainer recommendation.
Unlimited group classes
Access to KeenDog Community and Exclusive KeenDog Boarding

Ages 6 months and up

  • Marker training
  • Building engagement
  • Management of your dog
  • Proper socialization
  • Confidence building
  • Obedience commands (on and off leash): here, heel, sit, down, place
  • E collar training; how to properly use an e collar as a tool in your training
  • Leash walking
  • Correction command: Off
  • Unlimited group classes**
  • Get access to private KeenDog community and exclusive boarding

*124 Winners Circle Fort Mill, SC 29707, 9315 Old Bailes Rd Fort Mill SC 29707

**Group classes are held in a variety of settings throughout the Greater Charlotte area – these will solidify your dog’s obedience no matter the environment! Generalizing your dog’s behavior in many scenarios strengthens their understanding of that behavior. Continue to challenge them past the fundamentals and teach tricks, faster positions and position changes, incorporate new skills into your training knowledge and adventure in the community together with confidence and ease!

3 Week Intensive Immersion Program

Monday morning drop offs from 8am – 11am at our location, your dog will stay with us for the week learning our system and go home to you on the weekends, with lessons on Fridays. During the weekend you are responsible for practing what your dog has learned throughout the week so we can continue to build upon their strengths as well as work on their weaknesses the following week. You will receive daily updates of your pup’s progress throughout the program. And if you are on any social platform please let us know as we will be sharing your dog’s journey throughout the process!

Week 1: Marker training, management skills, socialization, how to respond appropriately to leash pressure, teaching obedience behaviors (name recognition, here, heel, sit, down, place) with positive reinforcement – Friday lesson at our location.

Week 2: Continuation of week 1, E collar training to place, sit and walk, adding in more stimuli to knowledge of behaviors, further socialization, and beginning to tackle more dog-specific requests. Friday lesson at client’s home.

Week 3: Continuation of week 1 & 2, E collar training to recalls and downs, continued socialization, every day outings to different environments to solidify commands in a variety of settings. Friday lesson at outdoor venue of client’s choosing.

Upon completion of the program we will do 2 more follow-up sessions with the client as well as Unlimited group classes.

Ages 6 months and up

  • Marker training
  • Building engagement
  • Management of your dog
  • Proper socialization
  • Confidence building
  • Obedience commands (on and off leash): here, heel, sit, down, place
  • E collar training; how to properly use an e collar as a tool in your training
  • Leash walking
  • Correction command: Off
  • Unlimited group classes**
  • Get access to private KeenDog community and exclusive boarding

*124 Winners Circle Fort Mill, SC 29707, 9315 Old Bailes Rd Fort Mill SC 29707

**Group classes are held in a variety of settings throughout the Greater Charlotte area – these will solidify your dog’s obedience no matter the environment! Generalizing your dog’s behavior in many scenarios strengthens their understanding of that behavior. Continue to challenge them past the fundamentals and teach tricks, faster positions and position changes, incorporate new skills into your training knowledge and adventure in the community together with confidence and ease!

 


Commands:

NAME RECOGNITION – look to you for direction when name is given

HERE – recall to handler, come to your front position

SIT – sit and stay where you are, automatic sits at heel position

DOWN – down and stay where you are, extended in house (30+ min)

PLACE – anything with boundaries, go to a specific boundary (bed, crate, car, etc…)

HEEL – walk on left side, nose to knee.

OFF – stop unwanted behaviors

OUT – drop a toy

KEEN – marker word letting your dog know what you liked and free to come in for a reward, builds drive and enthusiasm.

GOOD – lets your dog know that is what you want and to keep doing it, builds duration.

NOPE – lets your dog know that they are on the wrong track

FREE – your dog is free to be released/go away from you

OUR Mission:

At KeenDog our life’s mission is to provide dog training programs that result in obedient and confident dogs that are eager, and enthusiastic to work with you – not for you. Using our unique KeenDog training method, our experienced and dedicated trainers will coach you how to have both on and off leash control of your dog in a way that results in a happy dog who looks to you for guidance no matter what environment you are in.

Our belief is that proper communication in a fun and consistent manner is the key to successful obedience training and behavior refinement. As you learn to communicate with your dog using the KeenDog Training System, you will begin to enhance your life with your dog, instead of your dog hindering it. Private one-on-one sessions, board and train, group classes and real world KeenDog activities are are aimed at building a bond with your dog who looks to you as their leader and best friend, gaining both love and respect from your dog. This innovative approach to dog training will ensure a lifetime of enjoyment for you both.

At KeenDog we use a wide variety of training methods and tools that benefit the dog, as we do not want dogs to be reliant on one training system (think if we only use treats, once that treat goes away so does your dog’s listening skills). We use marker training, lure training, body motion, play, leash training and e collars in our training program. All behaviors are taught in private and then you and your dog advance to our  group classes to continue your skills in real world environments.


OUR TRAINING INCLUDES:

  • Ability to walk your dog on and off-leash with other dogs and people around.
  • Consistently and confidently call your dog back to you no matter what environment they are in.
  • Extended down stays – 30+ minutes
  • Calm indoor behaviors.
  • Automatic side sits when you stop of your walks.
  • Place command – ability to send your dog to a specific boundary and stay there until released.
  • Focus on you, the handler, through severe distractions.
  • Confidence building for skittish, nervous and aggressive dogs.
  • Eliminating unwanted behaviors such as jumping, nipping, chewing, destructive behaviors, soiling in the house and excessive barking.

The KeenDog lifestyle is meant to be one of enjoyment for both you and your dog! We don’t believe that training should stop after you solidify the fundamentals, thus why we offer many group classes that are held throughout the Greater Charlotte area! Training with your dog should be a fun activity for you to do together as a cohesive team.

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