You and your pet will be grateful for the positive changes that professional training brings.
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The Grateful Dogs has many levels of training and incorporates multiple training methods to achieve the best individual outcomes. We offer free training evaluations and will work with you to create a training package that is effective and affordable.
Training sessions combine:
Tricks and Games
We are able to train within your home, at our training site, or a combination of the two. We specialize in helping owners and family members learn the tools that will enable your pet to succeed.
Socialization is not just about meeting new dogs. It is also about new sounds, new places, new people, and new smells.
Almost all training packages include socialization which is a key component in solving many common behavioral problems. Improving interactions with other animals and humans is one of our specialties.
Will your dog listen to you, even though he knows you are wrong? What is your dog's reaction to new experiences? How does your dog learn? These are just some of the questions that are explored during your dog's initial evaluation.
The Grateful Dogs approach to training focuses first on understanding how your dog processes information and solves problems.
Our training evaluations, through cognitive assessment and interaction, provide us with a foundation to create a training package specifically designed for your pet.
Exercise and Play
A tired dog is an easy dog to train. By engaging their mind and their body in play and problem solving, we can get past the puppy energy that prevents your puppy from paying attention to you and make a little bit of training go a long way.
Our training site has a trail that leads to Buehler Park Nature Study Area in Upper Moreland Township in Willow Grove, PA. This is a 7 acre nature trail where we can help dogs to learn to walk on leash while providing a unique experience of sights, sounds and smells.
We also take dogs for walks at other local parks in the region - summer time is great for playing in lakes.
Nature walks are included in all training packages. Sometimes our cat comes along for the walk!