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What dog skills and behaviors will serve your family best?

Whether you’re dreaming of dog training for good manners, clever skills and/or a truly amazing bond, we can help!

Your furry friend’s actions – both “good” and “bad” – stem from a unique blend of individual personality and canine instincts. Working with those traits, rather than against them, is the first step in helping you and your dog develop trust and rapport.

At White Mountain College for Pets our professional instructors bring over 70 combined years of experience providing a gentle, yet effective approach to all forms of dog training:

Not sure which dog training is right for you? Just ask us!

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Puppy Training

The Right Start Puppy Training Program

Between 8 and 16 weeks of age is the most critical developmental time in a puppy’s life. This is when puppies are hard-wired to absorb and evaluate the world and all the experiences it offers!

Get your puppy’s life off to the best start with a well-rounded education in our comprehensive group program, that features so much more than just classes:

  • Resources and bonus materials;
  • Video training and uploads for at-home interactions;
  • Active online community for questions, updates and student interaction.

14-Week Group Training Program:

  • Module 1: 6 weeks – Exposure and development
  • Module 2: 8 weeks- Lifestyle skills, manners and self control exercises
  • Module 3: Social skills and communication development
  • Bonus – Tools to help with chewing and teething.

Puppies must be between 8 weeks – 12 weeks at the start of the FIRST Module 1 session. Read more about our Puppy Training philosophy.

TUITION: $1,200
Payment Plan is Available

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Dog Obedience Training

Group Foundation Obedience Program

An 8-week comprehensive program utilizing the latest advances in behavioral science to deliver skills fast and efficiently. Your dog will develop good manners and the fundamental skills for a happier life with your and your family, including how to:

  • respond to basic commands;
  • properly walk on a leash;
  • focus and avoid distractions;
  • socialize successfully with people and animals.

This course provides a perfectly balanced variety of video lessons, live group instruction, real life distraction opportunities and coaching to keep you and your dog centered on the path of awesomeness.

Imagine the freedom afforded by a well behaved dog… a dog that doesn’t jump on guests, steal food from the table or drag you down the street. This can be your life; and it’s not as difficult as you might think.

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Customized Dog Behavior Training

When your dog’s behavior is disrupting your life, it’s stressful! Maybe you’ve tried all the tips, but simply can’t stop their behavior. The truth is, many behavior issues are just NOT simple.

The root may be a medical cause; a complex chain of learned responses; anxiety with multiple triggers; or something even less obvious. And sometimes a behavior we consider an issue might be normal to the dog.

As professional behavior consultants we consider all those possibilities. We peel back the layers of your dog’s issue, and offer sound steps to begin modifying the dog’s behavior. Our skilled trainers work closely with you from start to finish to make sure that you and your new partner kindle the best relationship possible.

What is a dog behavior issue?

Actions with the potential to cause physical or mental harm to a person or another animal:

  • Biting & Nipping
  • Digging
  • Destructive Chewing
  • Inappropriate Urination
  • Aggression
  • Possessiveness
  • Jumping
  • Anxiety
  • Fear/Phobias
  • Begging
  • Stealing Food

To get started, help us understand the issues you’re having; complete this form and we will contact you to schedule a consultation:

Behavior History Form

Therapy Dog Training

A wet nose and a furry head can really brighten a person’s day! But specific therapy dog training is needed in order for your dog to serve in care settings, e.g., hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, mental institutions and schools.

  • Step one is earning the Canine Good Citizen certificate by passing a test in the 10 fundamental skills.
  • Step two, available after earning the CGC certificate, is being trained on the specific requirements for the Therapy Dog Test.

Our Therapy Dog training program is customized to ensure your dog develops the skills they need to pass complete the Therapy Dog certification process. (If you believe your dog already has the 10 Fundamental Skills listed, we can go right to the CGC certificate test!)

10 Fundamental Skills for Step One

  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting politely for petting
  • Appearance and grooming
  • Walking on a loose lead
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Sit and Down on command and Staying in place
  • Coming when called
  • Proper reaction to another dog
  • Proper reaction to distraction
  • Supervised separation
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Dog training is an enjoyable experience with College for Pets. We work closely with you from start to finish to make sure that you and your canine pal kindle the best relationship possible.

– Mike Robertson, Owner

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