Susan Cole - Calm Family Dog Training

Training Programs Available: 

Puppy Basics Jump Start - Stay and Train Program - Do you have a new puppy at home? This program is for puppies aged 4 - 6 months old. This is the time when dog’s are developing and learning all about the environment and how to appropriately act, largely based on the experiences it has during this time period.

  • Training at our facility

  • 1 week program

  • 1 private lesson (at our facility - go home session)

  • Beginning Obedience (On Leash) - place, sit/stay, down/stay, come, loose leash walking, door/food/crate manners

  • Handling exposure - for vets and groomers

  • Avoid behaviors - such as jumping, biting, counter surfing

  • Training collar, leash, and place cot included

  • Lifetime support guarantee

  • Email/phone support

Short Program -  Are you struggling with one particular problem with your dog?  You  may qualify for this program.  Is your dog, for the most point, well mannered and attentive, but you are still struggling with a specific problem.  For example, your dog is excellent in the house, around your family, but becomes a basket-case when guests arrive. Or your dog is great on walks, until he sees a squirrel.   With this customized and focused session, we can resolve simple issues for many dogs.  

  • Private Training in your home

  • up to 3 hour session

  • Customized to address your particular issue with your dog

  • Training collar and leash included

  • Email/phone support


Private In Home Training Program - Do you need help getting your dog to listen to you?  Do you feel like you repeat commands over and over again and your dog only listens when he or she feels like it?  Does your dog listen to you, but only for a short time?  For example, does your dog stop doing something when you say to, only to start up again as soon as you turn around.  With our Private In Home Training Program, we will evaluate your dog and create a plan to address your goals.  This program covers general on-leash obedience commands and can also address problem behaviors, such as barking, jumping, chewing, digging, etc.

  • Private Training in your home

  • Weekly sessions (each 1 hour) (usually completed in 4 sessions)

  • Customized to your dog

  • Basic On-Leash commands included - place, sit/stay, down/stay, come, loose leash walking

  • Problem behaviors - addressed, learn to avoid - such as, barking, jumping, chewing, digging

  • Training collar, leash and place cot included

  • Email/phone support


Stay and Train Program - Do you not have time to do the initial training of your dog?  Do you want your dog trained quickly, so that you can have a more relaxed and less stressful life at home with your dog? Do you want to be able to bring your dog with you to more places and know that your dog will behave and listen to you.  Our Stay and Train program is an intensive program where your dog will stay in our facility. We will create a structured environment for your dog, utilizing basic commands and specific protocols, such as crate manners, waiting at thresholds and waiting for food to establish a solid foundation.  We also utilize state of the art e-collar training into this program.  We work at very low levels to communicate with your dog which will create the basis for true off leash reliability. (see Video of Stay and Train below) This program is not for dogs which display more serious behaviors such as aggression or separation anxiety.

  • Training at our facility

  • 2 week program

  • 1 private lesson (at our facility - go home session)

  • Includes 2 field trips - for practicing in the real world

  • Commands taught - place, sit/stay, down/stay, come, loose leash walking, wait at thresholds, wait for food, crate manners

  • Problem behaviors - addressed, learn to avoid - such as, barking, jumping, chewing, digging

  • Training collar, leash, long lead and place cot included

  • E-Collar training * - (basis for off leash reliability)

  • Lifetime support guarantee

  • Email/phone support

*cost of e-collar - not included

Structured Boarding  - Available Only to Prior Training Clients.

Phone/Skype Consultation - For those outside of my service area, I am happy to discuss the training issues you are having. I will provide step by step training advice. Or I can also provide you the name of a trusted dog trainer in your area.

email CalmFamilyDog@gmail.com to schedule 


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