Dog Training

Our owner, Dawn, is a certified dog trainer through CATCH Trainers Academy, one of the premier dog training schools in the country. Our philosophy is that a well-trained dog strengthens the relationship and bond between owner and dog. We use positive reinforcement and force-free techniques to help you teach your dog to be their very best! Our practices are built on solid science and we encourage dogs to learn through cognitive enrichments. Our dogs do so much for us, why wouldn’t we want to do the very best for them!

We offer a wide variety of services, from Classes (on a limited basis), private in-home sessions, private sessions in your home while you are at work, training walks and cognitive enrichment walks. Working with basic obedience, puppy socialization, and behaviors, we come alongside of you and teach you how to help your pup!

Would you like to trade your old dog training equipment for great discounts? Milwaukee Paws Pet Care is a participating member in Project Trade and we want to swap great discounts on our most popular services for your choke, prong, and shock collars or any other qualifying pet gear. Contact us to learn more!

Initial Consultation ($125)

Typically 60-90 min in length.  This session allows us to gather important information on your dogs background and history, current routine, your philosophy of training, and what issues you would like to see resolved.  Note, that this session is mostly information gathering and meeting with family members- it sets the stage so we can effectively create a training plan.

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Private Sessions ($80 per session)

Training done in your home with pet and owner present.  This allows us to see the behavior you are most concerned about in your environment so we can help create training and management strategies personalized to help you!  Training sessions are typically an hour in length.

 

During a typical training session, we will discuss techniques, why we are using a particular management or training technique and demonstrate how to do them properly.  Owners are given time to practice the techniques as well.

Day Training in your home ($100 per day)

Sessions are approximately two hours- best done a minimum of twice a week.  These are ideal for clients who would like their dog trained but are very busy with daily work and life schedules.  We will come in to the home and work with your pet while you are away.  Day training sessions include potty breaks, a quick walk and time to play as well as training basic cues, manners and working on behaviors.  In addition, you will receive a typed report of what we worked on with video examples to make it easy for you to practice between sessions!  Every two weeks, one session will be devoted to meeting with the family to review the dogs progress and show you how to maintain the newfound manners in your pup!  All sessions are completed in your home so your pup learns the rules in your home!

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Virtual private lessons ($90 per hour)

For those who are not yet ready to venture out or have new people into your home, we can do training sessions through a virtual platform!  You and your pup remain in your home, we stay in our home office and walk you through what you need to know.  This is a wonderful option for owners who are immunocompromised or feeling ill.

Training Walks ($50 per walk)

If you find Fido is a bit much on the leash and it affects you taking him for walks, this is the perfect option for you!  Walks are 45-60 min in length and include teaching basic leash manners, basic cues such as sit, stay, wait and leave it along with loose leash walking.  We work on teaching your pup to be better mannered, so you and your pup can enjoy walks, eating out at local patios or hanging out in the park!

Need walks 3-5 days a week?  Our training staff will work with our walkers to reinforce what is being taught to your pup.  The training walks are billed at $50 per walk, but the remainder of the walks during the week are billed out at our normal walking rates (link to dog walking rates here).  Once the dog has learned leash manners and is walking nicely, he will be transitioned to regular walks only.

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Enrichment Walks ($40 per walk)

All dogs need enrichment and exercise.  Our enrichment walks accomplish both of these at one time!  Our training staff will create a plan and oversee specially trained walkers.  These walkers are specifically trained in reinforcing basic cues, and providing a wide selection of enrichment activities for your pup- some while on new adventures, some in your home- but all fun for your pup!  We recommend at least one enrichment walk per week- especially for higher energy or bored dogs. These are great to help build confidence, lower anxiety and calm nervous energy in dogs.

Behavioral Issues (price varies- call for more information)

Behavioral issues in dogs require special care and planning.  We will work with you to determine the best course of action for management and training with your pup.  We also have a network of specialists we can (and do) refer to if needed.

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Long Lead Adventures ($60 per session)

Dogs love to run, hike and swim. While we do not advocate that dogs be off leash when not in a secured area (Like a fenced in back yard), we do recognize the benefits of a fun workout in nature for them!

Long Lead adventures  are 1.5-2 hours long and includes hiking, swimming, or playing in the park with a lead that is 15, 20, 30, 40 or 100ft!  It allows dogs to run and explore while still being safely tethered to a staff person.   We will work on recall with your pup while they get exercise!  This is a wonderful solution for active dogs with less than perfect recall.