Services Offered

Our Current Offerings

Confident Canine Dog Training

203-240-5675    info@CTDogTrainer.com

849 Main Street, Monroe CT 06468

Confident Canine Offers the Following Services (Details Below):
  • Private Lessons/In Home Visitations
  • 2-4 Week Intensive "Boot Camp"
  • Puppy, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Level Training
  • AKC Certification- Canine Good Citizen and S.T.A.R. Puppy
  • Rally-O and Competition Clubs
  • Grooming Services


Private Lessons/In Home Visitation- Starting at $85/Hour

 

We offer private lessons and behavior consultations for dogs of all ages. To meet your needs, these services are offered at your home, at our location, or at a "meet up" spot where we can work with typical distractions your dog may encounter. These one hour lessons are a great way to get the focused attention you need to help you succeed with your dog.


As part of these meetings you will:

  • Get personalized instruction based on your unique needs
  • Be able to ask whatever questions you may have
  • Be offered advice on how to improve your life with your dog
  • Have the chance to work your dog with our demo dogs (as available by schedule and need)
  • Receive a follow up packet with continued advice based on your needs
  • Have a follow up "check in" via phone or email (your preference) to check on how things are going


Requirements:

  • All dogs must be at least 8 weeks old
  • For interaction with our demo dogs all medical records for all dogs present during the meeting must be current, and proof of records must be provided prior to meeting


2-4 Week Intensive "Boot Camp"- $75 a Day


We do all the work so you don't have to! Your dog spends 2-4 weeks living with us and our dogs. Unlike boot camps offered elsewhere, your dog will spend a significant amount of time interacting with other dogs and people in a variety of environments.


Before boot camp, we will:

  • Hold a consultation with you regarding your dog and your needs
  • Learn how you live with your dog, and how you would ideally like to see your dog fitting in with your family
  • Create a personalized training plan so you know exactly what you can expect


During boot camp, your dog will:

  • Have supervised access around a typical, but dog safe, household
  • Spend significant amounts of time interacting with our trained demo dogs
  • Train between 3-5 hours a day, depending on our training plan, in a number of different environments to simulate real world experiences
  • Make use of our training tools including our fenced in play area's, our AKC Competition equipment, our on site grooming station, and our Canine Treadmill


After boot camp, you will receive:

  • A typed summary of your dogs time with us and next steps for you to take
  • A video diary of select trainings we did with your dog so you can see how we had success
  • A personalized reference video tutorial of continued work you can do with your dog
  • A 2 week follow up to ensure everything is going smoothly and to answer any questions you may have
  • Any agreed upon training tools as previously discussed in the training plan


Puppy Class- $165/ 6 Week Session

Our puppy class is a great way to introduce you and your pup to the dog training world. Puppies get exposed to some basic obstacles, get playtime, and start learning skills like paying attention, sit, and down.


During this class you will:

  • Learn how to gain and keep your dogs attention
  • Work on your basic commands, such as "sit" and "down"
  • Practice walking with your puppy on leash to prevent pulling from a young age
  • Learn to identify basic body language in your dog, and work on improving your own body language when communicating with your dog
  • Correct problem behaviors, such as nipping, excessive barking, and unwanted chewing
  • Socialize your dog with other dogs


Class Requirements:

  • A 6 Foot Leash
  • A Buckle Style Collar (No Snap Collars, they can break!)
  • All dogs must have completed all rounds of vaccinations before starting class, and must be under 6 months old
  • All medical records must be current, and proof of records must be provided before the first class


Beginner Class- $165/ 6 Week Session

 

Our beginner class is designed for owners and dogs who have little to no experience in basic commands. the focus of this class is teaching your dog to pay attention to you and your commands. We do this by helping them realize the benefits they can receive by always listening to you.


During this class you will:

  • Learn how to gain and keep your dogs attention
  • Work on your basic commands, such as "sit", "down", and "stay"
  • Practice your on leash handling of your dog, focusing on keeping them in the proper "heel" position
  • Learn to identify basic body language in your dog, and work on improving your own body language when communicating with your dog
  • Correct problem behaviors, such as nipping, excessive barking, and unwanted chewing
  • Socialize your dog with other dogs


Class Requirements:

  • A 6 Foot Leash
  • A Buckle Style Collar (No Snap Collars, they can break!)
  • A pinch or prong collar (strongly preferred)
  • All dogs must be at least 5 months old before beginning class
  • All medical records must be current, and proof of records must be provided before the first class


Intermediate Class- $165/ 6 Week Session

 

Our intermediate class builds on our beginner class. During intermediate class we will continue refining and expanding on the basic commands from beginner class, while also improving our leash work. This class will also begin to introduce "recalls", or the ability to summon your dog upon command.


During this class you will:

  • Improve your basic commands while a) learning how to signal the dog to different positions (ex. sitting in front versus sitting on your side) and b) working them from various distances relative to the dog
  • Work on intermediate commands, such as "heel, "come front", "come", and "wait"
  • Continue working on leash handling and keeping your dogs attention while adding in common distractions
  • Learn to call your dog from various distances, including short distances off leash


Class Requirements:

  • Completion of the "Beginner Class"
  • A 6 Foot Leash
  • A Buckle Style Collar (No Snap Collars, they can break!)
  • A pinch or prong collar (strongly preferred)
  • All medical records must be current, and proof of records must be provided before the first class


Advanced Class- $165/ 6 Week Session


Our advanced class builds on our intermediate class. Advanced class takes your well mannered dog and takes them to the next level. This class will introduce more off leash work, the ultimate test for your dog in paying attention to you before anything else. This class will also begin prepping your dog to earn their "AKC Canine Good Citizen" certification, should you choose to pursue it.


During this class you will:

  • Learn new handling skills, including competition techniques which can be used as fun games with your dog
  • Work on advanced commands on and off leash, such as "jump, "come to side", and "go to"
  • Continue working on "stay" and "wait" while on and off leash, and in the presence of higher levels of distraction
  • Learn to consistently call your dog to you off leash, including from a longer distance


Class Requirements:

  • Completion of the "Intermediate Class"
  • A 6 Foot Leash
  • A Buckle Style Collar (No Snap Collars, they can break!)
  • All medical records must be current, and proof of records must be provided before the first class


Rally-O and Competition Clubs- $15 Drop In Fee


Rally-O Club and Competition Club are unique offerings to Confident Canine. These meet ups allow you to come and work your dog using our AKC approved competition equipment. Instructors will be present to give direction, explain signs, layout sample courses, and help work your dog. Locations vary, but are generally held outside to simulate most AKC sponsored events.


Grooming Services- Pricing Varies


Dirty dog? Nails need trimming? Time for a hair cut? No problem! Just leave your dog with us and we'll handle the rest!