Dog and Puppy Training Programs

Programs that Fit Your Needs

Start With a Phone Call

Every client and dog has unique needs and circumstances. I like to start with a phone consultation to get a sense of the issues and goals you have for your dog. From there, I can determine the best options to fit your needs and budget (see list of services).

Give your dog a chance to be the best they can be.

Give me a call and tell me about your dog.

Save on 3 & 4 week boarding and training programs… 

10% discount for puppies 6 to 12 months, rescue dogs, people over 65, students, & military personnel.

15% discount for young puppies up to 6 months. Save 3% for cash payments.

Phone consultations are always free, as are evaluations.

Give me a call. I might even have a tip you can try after we talk!

  747-322-2365

Dog and Puppy Training Programs

With decades of dog training experience, Duane will help your dog to become the best dog you’ve ever had.

Private Lessons

Learn to train your dog yourself!

One-on-one training sessions customized to focus on you and your dog’s specific needs.

Learn in one lesson what some trainers take weeks or even months to teach.

The initial lesson is 90 minutes and additional lessons are 60 minutes.

Starting from

$300

Ultimate Board & Train

Let me do the initial training for you!

Program Highlights Include:

  • Nightly boarding & daily bootcamp training
  • Supervised socializing & play
  • Lots of love and calmness training
  • Follow-up lessons to improve your own handling skills

Starting from

$1,600

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are focused on teaching YOU to train your dog. With my expert hands-on guidance, you will learn what works for your dog in terms of strategies, tools, and rewards. Find out what you’re doing wrong, doing well and could be doing better.

All clients start with a 90 minute initial lesson that dives right into training. For many families this will be the only lesson needed to get things under control. If needed, additional lessons are 1 hour each. By the time you’ve finished your Private Lessons, some examples of things you can expect your dog to do are:

  • Have good manners in all social situations with people and other animals.
  • Come without hesitation every time you call.
  • Walk calmly on a loose leash through a crowd of people.
  • Automatically stop at all streets for permission before crossing.
  • Wait for permission before exiting the front door of your house.

Private Lesson Rates In Granada Hills:

Initial 90 minute lesson: $300

Additional 1 hour lessons: $200

Duane specializes in personalized board & train programs conducted in his home, working with each dog individually as well as around other dogs and people. The focus is first on behavior balancing, centering their demeanor by providing consistent feedback while they live in a home environment like they’ll be returning to. Duane has the ability to do more with your dog in less time, which results in your dog returning so much calmer, better behaved and responsive that you may wonder if it’s the same dog. While each dog’s training is different, a typical day may include walking to the local school and being around children; visiting a local park to work on sitting calmly while meeting people and dogs; visits to a nearby pet store to learn socialization skills and to listen around lots of distractions. All programs (1, 2,  3 & 4 weeks) include visiting O’Melveny Park.

Most dogs need from 2 to 3 weeks, depending on their behavior and your goals. After your dog’s training is complete, you and your family must agree to receive follow-up lessons to ensure a smooth transition back to your home. Follow-up lessons are included at no extra charge for the lifetime of your dog. 

Ultimate Board & Train Rates:

1 week: $1600, 2 weeks: $2,800, 3 weeks: $3,900, 4 weeks: $4,800

 

Ultimate Board & Train

Ultimate Board & Train

Duane’s specialty is personalized board & train programs conducted in his home. He works with each dog individually as well as around other dogs and people. Duane first focuses on behavior balancing, centering their demeanor by providing consistent feedback while they live in a home environment like they’ll be returning to. Duane has the ability to do more with your dog in less time and many dogs return so much calmer, better behaved and responsive that you may wonder if it’s the same dog. While each dog’s training is different, a typical day may include walking to the local school and being around children; visiting a local park to work on sitting calmly while meeting people and dogs; visits to a nearby pet store to learn socialization skills and to listen around distractions. All programs (1, 2, 3 & 4 weeks) include visiting O’Melveny Park.

Most dogs need from 2 to 3 weeks, depending on their behavior and your goals. After your dog’s training is complete, you and your family must agree to receive follow-up lessons to ensure a smooth transition back to your home. Follow-up lessons are included at no extra charge for the lifetime of your dog and are often essential to achieve success.

Ultimate Board & Train Prices:

 

1 week: $1,600, 2 weeks: $2,800, 3 weeks: $3,900, 4 weeks: $4,800