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Doggie Boot Camp (South Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, and NE Minneapolis Locations Only)

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We do the training for you!

A professional trainer can train your dog better and much faster than doing it yourself with the help of lessons from class or in your home. We provide professional skill, knowledge, patience and of course repetition, repetition, repetition.


What's Different with Our Program:

 

1 - You don't have to send your dog away.
Our program is a Monday - Friday "work day" program. You get to pick up your dog each day and enjoy a peaceful evening with a satisfied, tired pooch from her day’s activities.

2 - Convenient city locations.
South Minneapolis and St. Louis Park

3 - Work with your dog's trainer during the program.
Twice a week you will work with your dog's trainer on practicing the skills your dog has learned. This strengthens the transition of the training from us to you. You are also able to give us feedback with areas you may be struggling with so we know where to put more focus.

4 - We send a trainer to your home at the end of the program
In-home training sessions are included with our Basic Obedience program. These in-home sessions show you how to utilize your dog's training to get the behavior you want in your home environment. Each session is 1 hour at your home. We have trainers available for you Monday - Friday afternoons.

Click here to read our amazing Boot Camp Testimonials!


Training Environment:

Our indoor training facility for boot camp is 3000 square feet where we can structure separate areas for one-on-one training, off-leash play, and crated nap time. Your dog will spend multiple sessions in each area throughout the day.

Walking training in the Basic Obedience Program will be done outdoors in the immediate neighborhood of the training facility past the bus stop, stores, houses and dogs for real life environmental distractions.


Exercise and Socialization:
If you have a dog who can safely play with other dogss, your dog will participate in playtimes during the morning drop-off hours between 7:00 am and 9:00 am and again in the afternoon. For dogs that cannot play with other dogs, they will be given short playtimes with a staff member.
     
     









 

  Puppy Start-Up Program - 2 Week Boot Camp - $645
Have a new puppy under 5 months?  Help them get “off on the right paw” with our our 2 Week Puppy Start-up Program.  Our Coaches will introduce and lay the foundation for commands they will need throughout their life (see below). Additionally your puppy will get important human and dog socialization multiple times a day during the 2 week program.  Puppies MUST be 5 months old or younger at the start of the program.    
  • Name - learning name recognition
  • Sit & Down - basic obedience
  • Drop It - release various items in their possession
  • Walking Foundation - for leashed walks
  • Wait & Impluse Control - waiting to be released from crate, at doors
  • Come - Indoor Recall - with some distractions in our indoor facility
  • Go to kennel - helping pups learn to relax and enjoy their kennel, a valuable life skill!

An In-Home training session can be added for $115, if desired. Contact office@thek9coach.com to purchase and schedule this session.

To sign up for the Puppy Start-Up Program, please start by selecting your desired location below. Once you've completed the registration form and payment, we will process your enrollment and send an email confirmation with your start date (click here to see current start date options for each location). Puppies must be under 5 months old at start of program.

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  Basic Obedience Program - 4 Week Boot Camp, 2 In-Home Personal Training Sessions - $1495
In our 4 week Basic Obedience Program, we will teach your dog 12 reliable behaviors. Your dog may already know "sit" but does your dog sit when people enter the house? Reliable means your dog responds to the command despite distractions. This program is for dogs over 5 months old. Behaviors taught:
  • Name - reliably turn head toward handler
  • Sit - a reliable sit even when distracted
  • Down - a reliable down even when distracted
  • Stay - a reliable stay even when distracted
  • Walk - at your side for leashed walks
  • Boundary training - teaches your dog to stay away wherever you establish, at anytime, until you invite your dog
  • Wait - to be released from crate, at doors
  • Come - Indoor Off-Leash Recall - with distraction of dogs, playing, thrown toys in our indoor facility.
  • Go to your bed/mat - a nice portable "stay station" you can bring with you around the home or elsewhere.
  • Leave it - do not touch item dog is showing interest in
  • Drop it - release items out of your dog's mouth
  • Watch me - used to proactively look at you while a distraction occurs or goes by.

Two in-home follow-up training sessions are part of this program. These in-home sessions show you how to utilize your dog's training to get the behavior you want in your home environment. The sessions are yours to schedule, but we encourage you to schedule your first session for the week after your camp ends to make the most out of your dogs training.

Please email office@thek9coach.com before your dog's start date to make sure you get your first appointment scheduled the week after your program. Appointment times are available Monday through Friday at 1, 2, 3 or 3:30 pm. Sessions are 1 hour long.

To sign up for the Basic Obedience Program, please start by selecting your desired location below. Once you've completed the registration form and payment, we will process your enrollment and send an email confirmation with your start date (click here to see current start date options for each location). Dogs must be over 5 months old at start of program.

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Boot Camp Refresher - 2 Week Boot Camp- $645
This program is for graduates of our 4 week Basic Obedience Program. Have you lost control? Want to get your Graduate back? Bring your dog back for a two week refresher course. We will check all the behaviors and make sure they are back to where they were or focus on the ones you are struggling with the most.

We highly encourage you to schedule an In-Home Training session at the end of your 2-week refresher training. You can add an in-home visit for for $115. Contact office@thek9coach.com to purchase and schedule this session.

To sign up for the Boot Camp Refresher Program, please start by selecting your desired location below. Once you've completed the registration form and payment, we will process your enrollment and send an email confirmation with your start date (click here to see current start date options for each location). Dogs must have completed our 4 week Basic Obedience Program in order to enroll in the Basic Obedience Refresher course.

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Advanced Off-Leash Recall - 2 Week Boot Camp, 2 In-Home Personal Training Sessions - $1095
This program is for dogs who have completed the 4 Week Basic Obedience Program and have a solid foundation in the basic obedience commands, including a motivational recall, can come out of dog play indoors, and have a positive relationship with training.

Two in-home sessions come with this program. You will have short checkouts with your trainer on Mondays and Fridays, however your ability to get a successful recall from your dog is centered around your use of the in-home sessions. The first one is at your home the week following your program. The second one your trainer will meet you at another outdoor environment to ensure you know how to utilize your dog's training for reliable off-leash recalls in highly distracting scenarios.

Please email office@thek9coach.com before your dog's start date to make sure you get your first appointment scheduled the week after your program. Appointment times are available Monday through Friday at 1, 2, 3 or 3:30 pm. Sessions are 1 hour long.

This specific program, unlike our other programs, is structured around the use of an electronic collar to aid in reliability of the behavior. The unit is included in this program and will be provided to you.

To sign up for the Advanced Off-Leash Recall Boot Camp program, please start by selecting your desired location below. Once you've completed the registration form and payment, we will process your enrollment and send an email confirmation with your start date (click here to see current start date options for each location). Dogs must have completed our 4 week Basic Obedience Program in order to enroll in the Advanced Off-Leash Recall Boot Camp program.

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South Minneapolis Location
November 25th (3 spots, Any Program except Off Leash Recall)


St. Louis Park Location
November 25th, (1 spot Puppy Start-Up Program)
November 25th, (2 spots, Any Program except Off Leash Recall)
December 2nd (3 spots, Any Program except Off Leash Recall)

NE Minneapolis Location
December 2nd (1 spot, Any Program except Off Leash Recall)
December 16th (1 spot, Any Program except Off Leash Recall)
December 30th (2 spots, Any Program except Off Leash Recall)


     

     

Program Days - Monday through Friday
South Minneapolis Boot Camp Holidays 2019: We will be closed Thursday November 28th and Friday November 29th. Your program may be shorter if it falls over these holidays, but your dogs training results will remain the same. If your program is affected by these closures, make up training will be scheduled with the office once you have registered. South Minneapolis will also be closed for a winter break between 12/23 and 12/27 (which will be a skip week for all dogs enrolled over that time frame, your dog will still receive all 2 or 4 weeks of training depending on your program).

St Louis Park Boot Camp Holidays 2019: We will be closed Thursday November 28th and Friday November 29th. Your program may be shorter if it falls over these holidays, but your dogs training results will remain the same. If your program is affected by these closures, make up training will be scheduled with the office once you have registered. St Louis Park will also be closed for a winter break between 12/23 and 12/27 (which will be a skip week for all dogs enrolled over that time frame, your dog will still receive all 2 or 4 weeks of training depending on your program).

NE Minneapolis Boot Camp Holidays 2019: We will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Wednesday, December 25th. Your program will be shorter if it falls over these holidays, but your dogs training results will remain the same.


Morning Drop Off
Drop Off Times: Drop off anytime between 7:00am and 9:00am.

Afternoon/Evening Pick Up
You will meet with your trainer at pick-up two times each week: Mondays and Fridays at the South Mineapolis and St Louis Park locations and Mondays and Thursdays or Fridays at the NE Minneapolis location. You will select a checkout time between 3:00pm and 6:00pm when you drop off your dog in the morning, on a first come, first served basis.

On the days you are not meeting with your trainer, you can pick up anytime between 4:00pm and 6:00pm.
Locations
Currently, we offer Boot Camp at three of our locations in the Twin Cities: South Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, and NE Minneapolis. We do not offer Boot Camp at our St. Paul or West St. Paul locations.

South Minneapolis: 5405 42nd Ave S

St. Louis Park: 6500 West Lake Street

NE Minneapolis: 3968 Central Ave NE

     
     

Kyle
Boot Camp Manager
Lauren
Training Manager
Jess
South Minneapolis Trainer
Brandon
South Minneapolis Trainer

Jenny B
St Louis Park Trainer
Sarah B
St Louis Park Trainer
Kirsten
St Louis Park Trainer
Karla
NE Minneapoils Trainer
 
     
     
Cancellations
Cancellations for any program must be received at least one week prior to your start date in order to receive a full refund.
Welcome Email & Vaccinations
After registering, we will contact you via email confirming your start date in a Welcome Email. The email will also include a list of what to bring, where to drop your dog off each day, as well as requesting vaccination records. Bordatella is required for Boot Camp.
Missed Days
Due to our strict limit on the number of dogs per trainer, any missed days during the program will be forfeited.
Questions?
Click here to read our FAQ on Boot Camp. You can also contact the office if you have other questions about Boot Camp.