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Dog Obedience Training
Columbia Dog Training School
You may speak directly to one of our trainers at 503-964-7609
Columbia Dog Training School has been training dogs in the Portland area and at Charlton Kennels for close to 20 years. In their 30-day obedience program, your dog is boarded at the kennel, receiving daily walks,and training, as well as play, light grooming, and bathing. Eleven basic obedience commands are taught and at the end of the third week and upon completion you meet with the trainer and dog. The end goal is a delightful and well behaved companion.
And because follow-up and consistency are so important, the private follow-up lessons are included.
30-day obedience program fee
The cost for the total program is $900.00, and includes any necessary one-on-one follow-up lessons with a trainer.
About the owner
Jane Smith is the owner of Columbia Dog Training. Dog manners and behavior are her business. In her spare time, she shows her award winning Golden Retrievers, Ben, Copper, Rex, and Abby in Obedience trials.
Always patient and consistent, yet gentle, the trainers can teach most any dog. They will meet with you so that you can learn how to make your dog understand that the new rules apply at home, too. Dogs are so clever and will test you to see if you know the appropriate behaviors, too! The trainers will use lots of treats as positive reinforcement and plenty of encouragement and praise. Behaviors that the trainers cannot address at the kennel are housebreaking (which must be done at home, of course), or very aggressive dogs. Give us a call if you have questions or to make an appointment with the trainers: 503-621-3675.
All dogs entering the training program must be current on these vaccinations: Rabies, Bordetella, Distemper, and Parvo. Your vet may recommend others as well, including Leptospirosis, Hepatitis, and Parainfluenza.
Dog Obedience Refresher Training Course
For those dogs who have already been through our regular 30 day Obedience Training Program at Charlton Kennels, a refresher course is available while boarding at the kennel at a charge of $7.00 extra per day. If your dog seems to be slipping — she doesn't come running when you call, or he's jumping up on the company again — a brief refresher course will help remind your dog of the rules he learned last time. Dogs are furry opportunists and a gentle reminder that they really do know the rules works wonders.