Beach For Dogs provides varied options of dog training services to help your pet become a well-behaved family member. Whether you have a puppy who needs to start obedience training or an adult dog with a behavioral issue, our team of skilled trainers will provide you with assistance.
Our dog training sessions are built so that your dog can learn the necessary behaviors and become well-trained. We work to find your dog’s weaknesses and show you how to correct the problems. Our class sessions take advantage of our facility and real world experiences. Be prepared to take your dog out onto the streets to see how much he or she is picking up during the canine training class.
We believe that you’ll be surprised and excited at the changes your dog can make when enrolled in our classes. To make dog training an enjoyable and fulfilling activity, our approach is positive, rewards-based, fun and effective. We believe in Cesar Milan and Dr. Brian Hare’s Philosophy.
Cesar Millan’s Philosophy
Our training philosophy and Cesar Millan’s are similar. We will not only train your dog, but we will also train you to become a dog whisperer.
Millan’s work focuses on handling a dog with what he calls “calm-assertive energy”. He approaches dog behavior by teaching dog owners to establish their role as calm-assertive pack leaders. According to Millan, dogs have three primary needs: exercise, discipline and affection — in that order. In other words, it is the owner’s responsibility to fulfill the dog’s energy level through challenging exercise; then to provide clearly communicated rules, boundaries and limitations; and finally, to provide affection.
Learn more about how our training services reflect Cesar Millan’s strategy.
Dr. Brian Hare’s Philosophy
Dr. Brian Hare is an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University in North Carolina and a member of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, which is a division of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, founded the Hominoid Psychology Research Group while at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and subsequently founded the Duke Canine Cognition Center when arriving at Duke University.
His research consistently received national and international media coverage over the last decade and has been featured in the Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Economist, The New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic, Time, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Nature, Wired, Science magazine, CNN and ABC (Australia). He has been a frequent guest on radio programs including the BBC and American National Public Radio. He has also been featured in multiple documentaries from production companies such as National Geographic (U.S.), BBC (U.K.), Nova (U.S.), RTL (Germany), SBS (Korea) and Globo (Brazil). Dr. Hare is frequently invited to give lectures on his research on dog intelligence. For example, in 2009 he gave the keynote addresses at the annual conferences for both Assistance Dog Training Society and Association of Pet Dog Trainers, which are both among the largest dog training societies in the U.S.
Ask the Experts!
Need help right away but can’t make it to our facility? We can set-up a phone consultation for you with one of our professional trainers. Phone consultations are useful if you need help immediately but can’t make it in for a private lesson. Clients who move out of town find them particularly useful.
The following issues are some of the most common:
- Puppy Selection – Advance planning is the key to a great relationship with your puppy. Discuss which breeds are best for you; learn what traits to look for in a puppy; find out what supplies to have on hand before bringing your puppy home.
- Crate Training – If your puppy is keeping you up nights, let our experienced trainers help. They’ve personally trained hundreds of puppies and know what really works.
- Housebreaking – This can be one of the most frustrating issues for new puppy owners but it doesn’t have to be. Tell us what’s happening and we can help you structure your puppy’s environment for success.
- Introducing a second dog – Not sure how to introduce a new dog to your existing canine (or feline) household can design a plan that works for your family.
You are only charged for the time you use. Each phone consultation is figured in 15-minute increments.
Price is $85 – $100 per hour.
Call our store nearest to you today to schedule your phone consultation!
Burr Ridge: 630-632-4979
$50 Per Day for Dog Training
$30 Per Day for Daycare
All Training Classes Take 4 weeks, 5 days a week
Basic Training Program ($995, 1 month)
Basic Training perfects the behaviors of sit, stay, place, heal, off, down. We stop the jumping and the pulling when you’re walking your dog.
We fix anything that stresses you or your family. At the end of Basic Training, your family should have one focused message to your dog and zero stress in your household.
Off Leash Program ($995, 1 month)
This is a second level service after Basic Training, that does everything plus more than in Basic Training, but without a leash. Fully remote control and your dogs behaviors from up to 400 yards away. There is no need for an invisible fence. If you want to go the park, sporting events or even restaurants; your dog will be right by your side and behaving perfectly.
Top Dog Program ($995, 1 month)
After completion of Top Dog, your dog qualifies as a full emotional support dog where you receive certification documentation signed off by certified trainers, as well as a doctor. You are legally allowed to keep your dog in any apartment, with no additional security fees or expenses.
Borden Train – ($995, 1 week)
The board and train program is one full week, five full days and nights where we focus intensely on all training. There are expert dogs around your dog. This training service contains all of Basic Training service and/or OffLeash Training services within one week. This can be completed in our private homes or at any one of the Beach For Dogs’ facilities. Borden Train is popular with people who do not want to make the daily commute back and forth dropping off in the morning and picking up at night.
In addition, shortly before your start date you will have a phone consultation with one of our trainers to discuss your goals for the program. We are committed to your dog’s success, so it is important that we know your expectations.
Behavior Modification- (1,000 per week)
Fix any problem/issue ASAP