Obedience & Rehabilitation

Board & Train programs

For Pet Dogs  

We only accept 1-2 dogs per month for board & train programs. This way your dog will get quality time with our trainer.

Thank you for choosing The Refined K9 for your Dog Training needs. We offer holistic training programs centered on the relationship between the dog and the owner; instead of just sits and downs. We aim to build your dog into the ‘Whole dog’: a confident, fearless, stable, environmentally sound, mannerly companion.

Please start with a FREE consultation over video chat to see if you need to begin with a behavior program, or an obedience program. We look forward to working with you and your dog! 

See you soon!

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Foundation Obedience

Foundation Obedience Program

 Included in this program:

·       This program is designed to give you complete and reliable on-leash control of your well-adjusted pet dog. 

·       This program is not intended for dogs with any known aggression issues, fear issues, reactivity, or intense energy levels. 

·       The Program focuses heavily on engagement activities and working towards a goal of complete focus on the handler. 

·       Your dog will learn the following commands: 

  • Informal heeling with auto sit,

  • down,

  • sit,

  • wait/stay (with dropped line),

  • and loose leash walking. 

·       During this program we will diversify obedience by introducing distractions to work toward a goal of neutrality to the surrounding environment. Your dog should be focused on you after this program.  

·       This program uses treats/toys/paychecks to get your dog working; bond building exercises and play activities to strengthen the dog’s awareness of working as a team with his/her owner, and builds the line of communication between the owner and the dog. 

·       This program includes field trips for your pup, and is perfect for the owner who is looking for reliable control of their dog. The recommended age of your dog to begin this program is 6 months or older. 

·       This program includes 1 day of private lessons at pick up, where the trainer will instruct you through proper leash handling and correct use of each command.

You may combine Foundations & Advanced for a 30 day obedience program that aims toward off leash reliability.

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Advanced Obedience

Advanced Obedience Program

 Included in this Program:

·       This program is intended for pet dogs looking to take their foundation obedience to the next level.

·       This program is designed to give you complete and reliable control of your well-adjusted pup. 

·       This program is not intended for dogs with any known aggression issues, fear issues, or reactivity issues. Please reserve a space for our Behavior Solutions program before attending this one. 

·       A Remote E-Collar (Dogtra Brand) is optional and an additional cost onto the program price.  

·       This program focuses on engagement activities and working towards a goal of complete focus on the handler.

·       Your dog will learn the following commands: 

  • Loose leash walking,

  • Informal heeling with auto sit,

  • Sit,

  • Down,

  • Wait/stay,

  • and Recall

  • all of these commands will also be taught ‘in motion’, meaning if your dog is moving, or you are moving— he will stop where you ask to sit or lie down & wait for you to release him.

·       During this program we will diversify obedience by introducing distractions to work toward a goal of neutrality. Your dog shouldn’t be reacting toward any outside stimulus after this program, and completely focused and engaged on you.

·       This program uses treats/toys/paychecks to get your dog working, and other items that will activate your dogs natural drives. You will be instructed on how to continue using them after you pick up your dog. This program focuses on bond building exercises and play activities to enrich the relationship between dog and owner. 

·       This program includes field trips for your pup. The recommended age of your dog to begin this program is 6 months or older. 

·       This program includes 2 days of private lessons, where the trainer will instruct you through proper leash handling and correct use of each command. 

You may combine Foundations & Advanced for a 30 day obedience program that aims toward off leash reliability.

Contact for Availability

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Rehabilitation from Tool overuse/abuse

“Reboot” Program  

 Included in this Program: 

 ·       This program is intended for the rehabilitation of pet dogs that have undergone previous training programs that may have caused anxieties related to improper e-collar or prong usage or other stresses related to tool abuse or overuse. 

·       This program uses treats/toys/paychecks to get your dog working, and other items that will activate your dogs natural drives. You will be instructed on how to continue using them after you pick up your dog. This program focuses on bond building exercises and play activities to enrich the relationship between dog and owner. 

·       This program is focused on ‘rebooting’ your dog, and allowing him freedoms to become a more relaxed, stable, confident dog that can re-learn obedience and manners using the least amount of stress possible. 

·       This program does not cover any obedience commands or leash manners. We are strictly focused on allowing your dog to achieve a more peaceful life so that they can become more confident and capable on the end of the leash, and out in public environments. You will be coached on your dogs body language and how they are interacting with their environment

·       Included in this program are 2 full days of private lessons with our trainer where she will coach you through continuing the reboot/rehab process and then your dog will be invited to attend the foundation program after this program to relearn his/her obedience and manners in a more ethical manner. 

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