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Household Skills

Express Dog Training Classes

Teach Your Dog the Basic Skills to Thrive in Your Home

Dog Training Classes for Those on a Strict Budget

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  • positive review  There aren’t enough stars to leave to express how wonderful we think Bo is, and his training methods. We were ready to give up our 14 month Flatcoated Retriever. Through his kind training methods we now have a another family member. Thanks Bo A BILLION stars! The Battista Family

    Brenda Battista Avatar Brenda Battista
    September 28, 2019
  • positive review  he is a very good trainer and I will tell anyone who needs help I already did so I hope he gets more business bc he is the best and cheap compared to most people

    Roger Dye Avatar Roger Dye
    February 18, 2019
  • Arnold is a 9 month old yellow lab mixed with husky. His energy is endless! 4 months ago I was getting complaints about my pup barking. 2 months ago I received behavior notes from Arnold’s day care. Since we started training with Bo we haven’t received any noise complaints and Arnold is able to go to two days at day care now. I’ve learned a lot from Bo. Arnold and I have a better bond now than we have before. I still have a lot of work to do but I have all of the tools I need thanks to Bo!

    Samantha Ball Avatar Samantha Ball
    March 16, 2018
  • We just had our first training session with Bo. HE IS AMAZING! Teddy's first test came shortly after Bo left, when a visitor came to the door. One quick bark, no growling! WOW!

    Tracy Schoonover Terry Avatar Tracy Schoonover Terry
    July 18, 2017
  • We had our fist class with Bo a few days after we brought Gytha home at 10 weeks. At 5 months, we're doing Bo's group class, and we're doing really well! Bo is an amazing trainer — sure, he's great with the dogs (he's their best friend, I'm not even chopped liver), but he's also great with people. If you're on the fence, just do it. As long as you put in the work, you and your dog will flourish with Bo's guidance.

    Ren Rieskamp Avatar Ren Rieskamp
    November 28, 2017
  • positive review  I have nothing but good things to say about Bo and his training. I was feeling very helpless with my dog Duke and his behavioral issues and am very glad I found his website online. Bo came to our house to work with our dog Duke. He asked tons of questions to understand what we wanted out of the training, and to understand Duke and what his needs were as well. By the fourth session I had seen a ton of improvement with Duke, and also feel more confident having the tools to help set him up for further success. I highly recommend contacting Bo for any of your dog training needs!

    Rebekah Tisdale Avatar Rebekah Tisdale
    June 20, 2019
  • positive review  Excellent personalized training. I recommend his 6 week in-home class. No is patient and responsive to our particular situation.

    Liane Felton Avatar Liane Felton
    August 27, 2019
  • Bo is amazing! He is full of information. He was able to work with our puppy who is leash reactive, and get her to happily meet another dog is less than 40 minutes! So awesome! I am so thankful I found him to help us, especially since other trainers told us they couldn't.

    Karleigh Kramer-Britt Avatar Karleigh Kramer-Britt
    July 5, 2017
  • positive review  I would highly recommend Bo. He was great with our 2 somewhat unruly rescues. He was even able to work with the one that was fearful of men. Bo taught us several techniques that have helped us tremendously with their behavior. It was definitely money well spent!

    Duane Sue Nettum Avatar Duane Sue Nettum
    October 12, 2018
  • Our puppy became a whole new dog with Bo's help!

    Brandon Zweifel Avatar Brandon Zweifel
    February 9, 2018

Let's Train Your Dog Quickly so It Knows What to Do

Private Lessons at Economy Pricing

Since you aren’t sharing my time with others in a group class, you have my complete attention and focus. I can spend time with you as you learn how to work with your dog. 

2-Session Packages

Keep the time commitment short. In just one or two weeks, you will learn how to teach your dog a series of skills that go a long way in the family setting. 

Force-Free, Science-Based Methods

My approach to training goes beyond mere concern about behaviors. It takes into account the wellbeing of the whole dog, including physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. Rather than forcing a dog to do something through intimidation, fear, pain, or violence, I teach you how to move a dog from the inside out by leveraging the power of positive desire. 

Household Skills Class #1

2 Private Sessions: $125

Skills Learned

Session 1: The Very Basics

Positive interuption, Sit, Down, Focus

Session 2: Attention and Orientation

Recall, Loose-leash walking

Each class is 45 minutes to an hour. Since these are private lessions, feel free to ask questions. 

*All prices are for online classes. In-home classes available for additional cost.

Note: Aversive tools that leverage intimidation, fear, pain, and violence are not allowed in my classes. So, no choke chains, prong collars, or shock collars. Removal of the tool is required for participation. 

Household Skills Class #2

2 Private Sessions: $125

Skills Learned

Session 1: Impulse Control

Leave it, No jumping/Polite greeting, Touch

Session 2: Settling Down

Mat work, Stay

Each class is 45 minutes to an hour. Since these are private lessions, feel free to ask questions. 

*All prices are for online classes. In-home classes available for additional cost.

Note: Aversive tools that leverage intimidation, fear, pain, and violence are not allowed in my classes. So, no choke chains, prong collars, or shock collars. Removal of the tool is required for participation. 

Order of Events

The classes must be taken in order. After finishing Household Skills Class #1, you may sign up for Household Skills Class #2.

We will start going over the agenda at the beginning of class. If you have questions during class about the material, please ask. If you have questions outside of the material, please leave those until the end. 

Enrollment

If You're Ready, Let's Get You on My Call Calendar

Before we begin working together, I need you to set up an free assessment call (yes, I offer a free assessment) with me to make sure this class is right for you and your dog. Select a time on the calendar when you know you will be free. When you fill out the form, make sure to say you are looking at the “Household Skills Class”.

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