Training Formats

Venture Dog Training offers training solutions to fit a variety of schedules and budgets. These services apply to our all of our specialty courses, including Puppy Problems, Obedience Skills, and Behavior Modification. Click on our course tab to learn more!

Private Lessons

 

Traditional one-on-one lessons in your home, on your schedule.  A trainer will meet with you and your dog once a week, with email and phone support in between.

Pros

  • Trainer comes to you and environment is familiar for your dog

  • Easy for entire family to attend

  • Trainer can demonstrate with your dog.

  • Time commitment, not just for lessons, but for practicing between lessons

  • Minimized but still present Covid risk

Cons

 

Day Training

Trainer works directly with your dog for you, with or without your participation during lessons. Comparable results and time commitment to a board-and-train program.  People learn how to work with their dog by practicing at the end of sessions with the trainer.

Pros

  • Trainer teaches your dog directly, learning can be more efficient

  • Your attendance is not required, can be scheduled when you are busy with work or other commitments.

  • Unlike board-and-train, your dog learns in his home environment and isn't away from family during that time. 

  • Expense - more expensive than private lessons, but cheaper than board and train programs.

  • Less one-on-one instruction for the humans in the family.

Cons

 

Virtual Learning

One-on-one instruction via video conferencing on your phone or computer. 

Pros

  • Affordable

  • Zero Covid risk

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Minimal distractions for dog in their home environment. 

  • Less hands-on help from trainer

  • Requires some basic technical knowledge. 

Cons