Dog Training at Paradise Pets
Training at Paradise Pets
Mental Enrichment – $30/day
1:1 play-based interaction with the trainer designed to reduce physical hyperactivity and encourage dog-positive behaviors. Key lessons may include scent work (using the dog’s sense of smell), using puzzles and interactive toys, and unique skills like color recognition, reading cue cards, and simple tricks. This add-on is especially beneficial for no-mingles, dogs with injuries or age-related concerns, and dogs with extra energy to burn by teaching them to use their brain energy instead of physical stamina to tire themselves out.
1:1 interaction with the trainer and demo dog (a dog specifically selected for their behavioral balance and ability to gently socialize) to expand the social circles of dogs with group anxiety, mild/moderate reactivity, or intact dogs that cannot mingle with the playgroups. An evaluation with the trainer is REQUIRED prior to enrollment to ensure the safety of all participants and demo dogs.
1:1 therapeutic training session with the dog and trainer. Encourages dogs to eat the food provided during their stay using a variety of techniques including hand-feeding, puzzles/games, snuffle mats, and treat-dispensing toys. Helps dogs overcome anxiety-related food aversions and avoids the need for supplemental feedings and additives during their stay. Also beneficial for dogs that eat too quickly and cause digestive upset. Feeding therapy can be added to a single meal or each mealtime per owners request.
In-Home Add-ons Consultation – 45 Minutes – $65
Future Group Classes
- Puppy: 10 weeks – 5 months of age (at time of enrollment) Key lessons include house training, puppy biting/teething, foundational behavior skills (sit, down, wait/stay, come/recall, leave it/drop it, and basic leash walking), and early social development with other classmates. Families are encouraged to attend sessions together (including children) for maximum benefit. Please note: some dogs in this class may be fearful or reactive to very small children. Always supervise and encourage children to be calm and cautious when interacting with other dogs in class.
- Beginner: 5+ months of age (at time of enrollment) Key lessons include impulse control, foundational behavior skills (sit, down, wait/stay, come/recall, leave it/drop it, and basic leash walking), socializing with adult dogs, and behavioral interventions as needed. Families are encouraged to attend sessions together (including children) for maximum benefit. Please note: some dogs in this class may be fearful or reactive to very small children. Always supervise and encourage children to be calm and cautious when interacting with other dogs in class.
- Intermediate: All ages–must complete puppy OR beginner (or show comparable skill level) Enhanced leash skills (direction changes, pace changes, non-verbal cues, etc.) and reduction of treat-based rewards. Lessons are designed to amplify communication between owners and dogs and provide reliable responses in high distraction situations.
- Advanced: All ages – must complete puppy OR beginner, AND intermediate (or show comparabel skill level) Building additional reliability and self control. Key lessons include long distance commands, distracted/duration stays, and resisting temptations. May also include some elements of off-leash training when appropriate.
- Mental Enrichment: All ages A play-based, dog-led approach to dog training that focuses on mental stimulation and bonding with owners and handlers. Dogs are encouraged to learn fun new skills such as color recognition, object discrimination, scent work, and reading cue cards among other enjoyable lessons. The best part of this class: there’s no wrong answers here! Dogs are welcome to get creative with their approach to each new skill and use their natural instincts to solve problems and earn rewards. This encourages dogs to develop self-soothing behaviors that they can use in real life situations, reducing overall stress and anxiety and producing more predicable reactions to commands.
- Off Leash I: Evaluation required Key lessons include the “Big 5” basic commands: sit, down, wait/stay, come/recall, and leave it/drop it. All lessons are conducted off leash, providing a much higher distraction rate and “real life” situational practice. Prior completion of an on-leash puppy or beginner course is strongly recommended.
- Off Leash II: Prior completion of Off Leash I Building upon the skills learned in Off Leash I, this course adds in additional distractions such as toys and food, as well as incorporates new skills such as “go-to”(identifying specific targets/people), complex command sequences, and generalization (ensuring the dog responds the same way in every situation).
Upcoming Group Classes
$150.00 / 5 weeks / 1 hour sessions
|Course Type||Start Date||Class Time|
|Brain Builders||Saturday 3/25/23||12:00 PM|
|Puppy||Saturday 4/1/23||11:00 AM|
|Puppy||Thursday 4/13/23||6:30 PM|
|Beginner||Tuesday 4/18/23||6:30 PM|
|Intermediate||Saturday 4/22/23||1:00 PM|
|Brain Builders||Thursday 4/27/23||7:30 PM|
|Beginner||Saturday 5/6/23||12:00 PM|
|Puppy||Saturday 5/27/23||2:00 PM|
|Beginner||Tuesday 5/30/23||6:30 PM|
Space is limited and classes will fill up fast.
Ask a staff member, call (309) 662-0880 or email: Trainer.ParadisePet@gmail.com to secure your spot today
Starting on Monday, January 30, 2023 we will have drop-off training services on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Training services for Monday and Friday are still available but will have to be scheduled in advance. Thank you!