Day Training

This service is for people who want quick results and don’t have the know-how or the time to learn how to do the job themselves.

How does Day Training work?

First, we start with a free evaluation

This visit has two objectives: getting to know each-other and setting your specific goals. We’ll talk about what you’d like to achieve with your dog, how long that might take, how it all works and, if you’re interested, fill out the paperwork to get started as early as possible.

Then, we train your dog!

Day training happens between 11am and 5pm, Monday through Thursday. The exact time your trainer will arrive depends on the schedule and location of other clients, but you will be given an approximation at the start of every week
(eg: between 1pm and 3pm).

Your trainer will arrive, either take your dog to an appropriate location or stay on the premises, work on your goals, then leave!

Finally, we have transfer sessions.

Transfer sessions are what makes all of this work. Your trainer will teach you how to reproduce what they taught your dog and how to make sure the behavior stays solid over time. Depending on your specific goals, you may have several small transfers throughout the process, or a single big one at the end.

You can find the price list for our services here.

Dog focus on the trainer, on a loose leash,
Photo by Julie Senécal

Stephen is asking a black dog's paw during a day training session
Photo by Julie Senécal

How long will it take to train my dog?

Below, you’ll find a table with guidelines for the behaviors people usually want trained.

Your trainer may recommend something different based on your specific needs and your dog’s training history. But remember: dogs are living individuals with their own learning ability, emotions and motivations. We cannot guarantee that a result will be obtained after any specific amount of time.

Desired BehaviorRecommended number of weeks
Saying hi to people politely, no jumping (indoors or outdoors)Two weeks
Grooming, one item (e.g.: nail clipping)Four Weeks
Leash walkingFour weeks
Not picking things up off the floorFour weeks
Recall that works in a dog park or at SummitFour weeks
Hosting guests with a polite dog (Go to your mat, Stay, jumping management)Four weeks
Basic obedience (Sit, Down, Stay, Leave it)Six weeks
Puppy package (Socialization, Life Skills and Basic behaviors)Six weeks
Body handling skills (Being picked up, brushed, receiving injections, etc.)Six weeks
Barking or reacting towards dogs/squirrels/etc.Two weeks to start, followed by four or six weeks, depending.
Fear of strangersNot a good fit for Day Training. Private Consultations are better
Separation anxietyNot a good fit for Day Training. Contact Ivy League Dogs