DAY TRAINING

Dog Lover

$1,125 - Offered as In-person at your Home and Outdoor (for the 1st dog)   *

  • We do all the work for you

  • 4-week long program

  • We come to your home

  • Training happens at your home and outdoors

  • Many behaviors can be addressed

  • Complimentary photos and videos of progress

  • Convenient, you don’t even have to be present for 3 of the training sessions per week

  • It takes a 1/4 of the time to accomplish and fix issues that your dog is displaying
    We do all of the hard work and just show you the hand signals and voice commands at the transfer sessions

  • We show you in the transfer sessions how to use the cues in everyday life, we even go to real life areas to demonstrate the behavior and how to use the cues

  • The reliance on the treat is faded out with the experienced dog trainer instead of you having to make a schedule of frequency of reinforcers that are used on a weekly basis

  • All you have to do is be at the transfer sessions and do maintenance after we are done with the 3 weeks of training!  EASY!

This option is only available on a case-by-case basis.  Please inquire for more information. 

The fast and convenient way to train your dog!

Day Training is particularly great for puppies, newly adopted dogs, and to address more complex behaviors like reactivity towards dogs or noises. It can be overwhelming to care for a brand new member of the household, and we could help lay that important behavioral foundation.

Note: Your first booking includes access to our exclusive Facebook group "The Confident Dog Project".

What is Day Training?

 

Day Training is when we come to your house and do the dog training for you! We work with your dog 3 times a week and at the end of the week we transfer the commands to you so it benefits you the most.  This program is designed for convenience and speed!  We can accomplish fixing the issues that you are having with your dog in a fraction of the time it would take doing it the old fashion way or through group classes.

When you love your dog but you need the behaviors to stop and don’t even know where to start, let alone have the time for it…Day Training is for you.  We schedule an initial consult that is free and we discuss your goals of what you need out of this training.  It is helpful for you to have your concerns listed out for us so we can see all of the issues at once.

Day Training with Two Dads and a Dog is much faster than the typical “We come for an hour each week and show you how to train your dog with homework” or “group class” model.  You don’t even have to be there when we arrive to train your dog.  We are experienced dog trainers and can often times accomplish difficult cases in 1/4 of the time it would take in a group class setting.  Our Day Training program is just 3 weeks long and in that time we can accomplish all of the goals that the other programs we offer include and more!

How it Works
 

Initial Consultation: During this In-person initial consultation ($75), we discuss your training goals, meet the dog and its environment, and asses their qualification for the program (your dog has to be okay around a stranger). It is helpful for you to have your concerns listed out for us so we can see all of the issues at once. This is key for a the management and training plan we will customize for you and your dog. This initial fee will be deducted from the total fee of the package.

 

Weeks 1 - 3: Once you and the trainer agree on the training goals we will begin training in real life problem areas that week. After 3 sessions have been completed we will meet with you to show off your dog’s new commands. Then we go back to training for another 3 sessions, at the end of this period we will have another transfer session where we will show you how the dog behaves in the presence of its stimulus.  We train for another 3 sessions to fine tune any issues and to make adjustments as we need and have a final transfer session after the 3rd set of 3 sessions. In this last transfer session you can meet us in a real life problem area or be at your home where we can really nail down the new commands, instruction on maintenance is given, and the lure (treat/reward) has been removed.

 

Follow-ups: We then come back for an additional 2 sessions to make sure that the new installed behaviors are working and that your life has improved.  We can make adjustments at that time if needed.  In the time it takes for the Day Training program to complete, your dog will have learned the entire suite of obedience and you will be knowledgeable in how to use the commands when you need it the most.

To get started, click the button below to schedule your free in-home consult! Be sure to tell us that you want the Day Training Program! 

$75

Day Training Program is currently limited to the following areas: North Hills Pittsburgh,  City of Pittsburgh, Reserve Township, Ross Township, Glenshaw, Allison Park, Wexford, Lawrenceville, Sewickley, and Northside.

The Day Training Program includes:

  • Three 45-minute training sessions done by an experienced and credentialed Dog Trainer per week for 3 weeks

  • Three 1 hour transfer sessions done at the end of each week.  You will need to be present at least once a week for 3 weeks in a row

  • Two 1 hour follow up sessions to cover any issues that may pop up and to continue the maintenance phase

  • Total sessions for the Day Training Program: 14

What issues can be addressed with the Day Dog Training Program?

  • Aggression Dog to Dog

  • Reactivity

  • Sound Sensitivity

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Resource guarding

  • General Obedience

  • Walking on Loose Leash

  • And many more!

Definitions:

  • Training Session – 45-minute session where the dog trainer (supervised by you or not whatever is convenient) installs new behavior to make your life better

  • Transfer Session – 1 hour where you and your dog trainer meet and the new commands are given to you. You practice with your dog with guidance on how and when to use the new behavior commands

  • Follow Up Sessions – 1 hour where the dog trainer and you meet to discuss any new issues or to make tweaks to the original training plan to ensure a harmonious life with your dog

Why Two Dads and a Dog?

We’re CPDT certified and members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Some of our business values are: (1) commitment to providing values to our customers, (2) make integrity an important part of company, (3) treating all humans with respect regardless of religion, sex, race, nationality or other signifier, (4) protecting clients privacy, (5) providing excellence by delivering the greatest quality of service to clients and customers.