The Perfect Time to Train

Happy Trails Pet Center Obedience Canine Training is offered by Ray Gorniak & Rachel Hutcheson. Ray & Rachel saw that their unique approach to dog training was a natural extension of the work they already do at Happy Trails Pet Center.

Training is life enhancement for dogs. Training builds a strong and positive bond between you and your beloved dog. The more behaved your dog is, the more life experiences you will get to share with your dog. Training also is a way for you to communicate and provide structure (mental and physical stimulation) in your dog’s life.  The training that we offer promotes positive dog behaviors, evaluate dogs’ dispositions and temperaments to be able to develop training plans that meet owners’ and dogs’ needs, implement appropriate training methods to enforce and maintain learned behaviors through training sessions with owners and dogs, teaching dogs to obey commands using various techniques that are best suited to each dog individually.

Have questions about training? Email Ray at rayk9train@gmail.com

 

Walk Doctor Program Puppies (6 months or younger)

$85
  • For puppies under 6 months of age it is recommended to teach your puppy the fundamentals of maintaining attention and confidence while being trained. Puppies have a very short attention span. This program introduces a puppy to being properly on leash and helps set the standards for structured walk. During this program your dog will learn wait, release, and heel command. Walk Dr. is performed at our location and can be performed at your residence. Please call 678-402-5025 for a phone consultation, and to discuss methods of training, and your goals for your dog while walking on a leash. Pricing and number of sessions based upon in person consultation.

Walk Doctor Program Adult Dogs (6 months and older)

$85
  • Does your dog pull on the leash? Does your dog sniff everywhere or likes to chase things while on a leash? Does your dog mark every sign, bush or other random objects while on a leash? Does you dog become distracted by other dogs or people while on a leash? If you have answered yes to one or yes to majority of the questions. The Walk Doctor Program will provide structured leash walking. It is you who takes your dog on a walk. It is not your dog who takes you on a walk. During this program your dog will learn wait, release, and heel command. Walk Doctor is performed at our location and can be performed at your residence. Pricing and number of sessions based upon in person consultation.

2 Week Board & Train

$1750
  • This program is designed to save you time and develop a training plan that meets yours and your dog’s primary needs. This program focuses on implementing, enforcing and maintaining learned behaviors. Throughout their training dogs will learn to obey commands using various techniques that are best suited for your dog. Please call 678-402-5025 for a verbal consultation and to obtain any additional information about the Two-Week Board and Obedience Training. All participants most pass an evaluation at our facility and be current on Rabies, Bordetella, and Parvo/Distemper vaccines prior to the evaluation. During the verbal consultation we will discuss in great details all services that are included and other services that will be offered during the Two-Week Board and Obedience Training.

2 Week Board & Train In Home Follow Up Session

$75
  • Follow appointment is to ensure that the training achieved during the two-week board and train is being transferred properly into the household.

3 Week Board & Train

$2500
  • This includes all obedience commands. Obedience training ensures the fundamentals that is needed for you to have complete control of your dog. This type of control is crucial to your dog when he or she is participating in off leash. Off leash training also includes on-site training and off-site training. Please call 678-402-5025 for a verbal consultation and to obtain any additional information about the Two-Week Board and Obedience Training. All participants most pass an evaluation at our facility and be current on Rabies, Bordetella, and Parvo/Distemper vaccines prior to the evaluation. During the verbal consultation we will discuss in great details all services that are included and other services that will be offered during the Three-Week Board and Obedience Training.

3 Week Board & Train In Home Follow Up Session

Free
  • Follow appointment is to ensure that the training achieved during the two-week board and train is being transferred properly into the household.

1 Hour In Home Private Training Sessions

$85
  • Coverage area is a 10-mile radius from Happy Trails Pet Center. Additional millage fees will be charged for residences that are located outside a 10-mile radius from Happy Trails Pet Center. One hour in home private sessions are designed to help you as the owner implement commands and to learn how to properly establish communication with your dog. These types of private sessions cover obedience training, confidence training, potty training, and crate training. Please keep in mind that more than one in home private session maybe needed to cover all the training that is requested. Please call 678-402-5025, for a verbal consultation. During this consultation we will discuss in detail plans to meet your needs and goals for you and your dog.

Leash Reactivity Training

Price determined after consultation
  • All requests must be summited via email at rayk9train@gmail.com or a phone consultation. Pricing and number of sessions based upon in person consultation. Leash Reactivity can be the following: Showing teeth or growling at other dogs, adults, children, and objects while on a leash. Showing signs of fear or nervousness while on a leash (people, noises, objects, and dogs).

Minor Behavioral Modification Training 1 Hour Private Sessions

Price determined after consultation
  • This type of training must be performed at your residence. All requests must be summited via email at rayk9train@gmail.com or a phone consultation. Pricing and number of sessions based upon in person consultation. Must show proof rabies vaccination prior to arrival to first scheduled appointment. Resource Guarding- guarding of people, areas, food, toys or other objects. Signs of resource guarding are showing teeth, growing, side eyeing, lunging, snapping, barking and protecting valued objects or food. In home reactivity (barking, growling, showing teeth, protecting places of entry), when people come to visit your residence. This also applies to windows when outside stimuluses are present and being reactive to children

Obedience Commands we teach:

Wait - (waiting at a doorway or car door before entering)

Recall- (come to me, using their name as an attention getter)

Sit & Long Sit

Down & Long Down- (laying down on the ground)

Place- (A designated location your dog will stay in until released for the designated location)

Crate Training- (giving your dog the ability to go in and stay in their crate peacefully) Optional

Off- (used when jumping on people or jumping up on furniture)

Leave it- (used when your dog is about to engage an unwanted situation or about to grab something with their mouth and auditory stimulation)

Drop It/Out command- (used when your dog has something in its mouth/out means to back away from the item)

Release Command- (granting your dog to be released from a down, sit, wait, or place command)

Leash Training- (training your dog the proper techniques for walking on a leash with heel command) No pulling, Barking, Sniffing or Marking

Confidence Training

Ask Us About Training

The dog you have today does not have to be the dog you have tomorrow.