10 classes. One fee. Results.
90 minute sessions. Train in the real world. Live in the real world.
The basics. And so much more.
Your dog can be the dog of your dreams.We’re here to make your dog the best companion you’ve ever had.
We don’t train schutzhund, flyball, agility, or conformation.
We don’t bribe your dog.
We build a relationship based on mutual respect and love.
We make your life better.
We make your dog’s life better.
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Our Training Style is Different
Some trainers get awfully carried away with the amount of commands they aim to teach. We don’t find that teaching your dog the dictionary is any more effective than a few simple, all-encompassing commands that directly affect a dog’s behavior.
Click through the slides to see what we teach:
A dog with a skill-set that allows them to focus and function in the face of distraction is a dog with good manners. “Jumping on people”, “Gets so excited”, or “Runs out the door” are not problems that exist in a vacuum. They are problems that we fix with a methodical and proven curriculum.
A dog that’s focused on you can’t be focused on the things that get them into trouble. Focusing on you is a responsibility that gives them purpose and a “job” while keeping them safe.
Loose leash walking and eventually no-leash walking. Being freely at your side, aware of you and following your lead, yet enjoying their stroll.
Come to you on command. Every time. No matter if they’re chasing ducks, playing with their best doggie-friend, or being pet on by the ice cream man…they will return to your side, instantly.
Rosie Dane Dog Training was created in the hope that I can give everyone the opportunity to own a dog as great as my own. I know from dog after dog that I have personally owned and trained that any dog can be the perfect dog if you handle, treat, and train them a certain way. No matter the temperament, no matter the pre-existing problems, any dog can be taught to behave the way you want them to.
We use time-tested training methods to produce dogs that are happy, reliable, calm, and stable. We draw from various methodologies to create a curriculum that truly produces the ultimate all-around companion animal. Through us you’ll achieve any amount of control you envision and overcome any issue you’re facing. We look forward to working with you!
Why Will Our Curriculum Work For You?
- How we compare:
- Group Class:
- Private Lessons:
- Curriculum Length:
- Training Facility:
- Continuing Education:
- Behavior Modification/Private Lessons:
We think our curriculum is the best of all worlds. We emphasize reliable training in reliable situations with proven methods. Check out the features listed here to see how we stack up to the competition.
Our Take: The benefit of a group class is the distraction it provides. Different people and different dogs allow your dog to get used to the various stimuli that your training must hold up in front of. 90 minutes gives us ample time to cover the lesson and handle each dog individually. We can provide individual instruction to each handler, then critique those crucial first attempts at the exercise. There’s time to use the other members of class as distractions
Our take: The benefit of a private lesson is to have someone closely hold your hand throughout the training. We also offer traditional private lessons on an “as-needed” basis.
Our take: We’ve found it takes 4 to 6 months of holding YOURSELF to a new standard before your dog’s standards change (remember: the dog is easy, it’s hard to change people’s habits!) But usually there’s no reason to be in class for 24 weeks. We’d rather give you the tools so you can start using them, not come to class forever. Our curriculum involves an orientation, 8 group lessons, and a graduation. At the end, 80% of students obtain their Canine Good Citizen certificate. Just over 2 months of work and you’ll get every tool you’ll need to develop a Rosie Dane dog. Training a dog doesn’t happen overnight. It is a process that requires consistency and time, but life’s about refining your trained dog, not going to class.
Our take: Training facilities provide shelter from the elements and a fixed location to find class every week. However, they have a TERRIBLE drawback: Because dogs learn through very acute and specific patterns, they learn that they are held to the standard more consistently when you’re at the training facility. When class ends and the instructor says, “Ok, now go do your homework at a pet store!” it doesn’t go quite as smoothly! Handling that bout of resistance often dissuades you from “public lessons”. But when do you need this training to be reliable? IN PUBLIC. So we train in public. We train at parks and stores that allow us. We train near railroads, playgrounds, dog parks, ducks, geese, and squirrels. You will have me holding your hand every step of the way while you battle the real world distractions you’ll actually have to deal with. Your dog won’t have a pattern to put together: he’ll learn that obedience is a lifestyle, not a series of tricks.
Our take: As noted, you’ll have all the tools you’ll need by the end of our curriculum. There is nothing more you’d ever need to create a stable, calm, reliable companion, even when off-leash. But we recognize that your training doesn’t end. It requires an additional two to four months before everything becomes rock solid for you and for your dog. For those that want a class format to keep them structured throughout those months and beyond, we offer Graduate Classes to help you practice and hone all you’ve learned, as well as an option to retake the core-course again. For one payment equal to the cost of a single class, you’re welcome to come back through the curriculum again, as involved in the exercises as you were the first time through.
Our take: Whether it’s trauma, timidity, a feral dog, house breaking, or aggression, we work with it all. No one is ever “failed”. The only way we don’t solve your issues is if you quit. No matter how bad your dog is, we’ve seen worse and fixed it. Our behavior modification is based on the way dogs naturally communicate with each other and gets to the core of the issue. Our goal is to get everyone into a group setting. We’ll work for 4 – 8 weeks on your particular issue and then transition you to a group setting to put everything to the test. 90% of the students that require muzzling end up working off the muzzle before we’re done with them. Click here for more information regarding our private classes.
Cost has always been important to us. We are very competitive compared to other courses. We are outrageously competitive when it comes to the content offered. There is no other 8 week class that will advance your dog as quickly as we do. The perfect dog you want is just around the corner.
Each training program begins with an orientation where you’ll meet me, my dog, and our methodology. You’ll hear how we train and why we train the way we train. You’ll get preliminary exercises to prepare you for future lessons. Those group orientations are held on Friday nights at the Fern Creek Community Center. Please go to our sign-up page to reserve a spot.
Alternately, we do accommodate private evaluations if your needs require it. There is a nominal charge for in-home evaluations.
Graduate ClassesOffered April through November
- Billed individually.
- Available to those who have completed 10 weeks of private or group classes.
- Lesson plans range from preparations for therapy dog work to off-leash refinement.
- Courses expand upon advanced lessons and are ad-hoc, catering to whatever fits the students who come out.
Group ClassesOffered March through November
- The fastest way to the dog of your dreams.
- Orientations are held at the Fern Creek Community Center.
- Utilizing flexible scheduling, you’ll have your choice of multiple classes each week. Does Monday work best for your schedule this week? We’ll see you Monday. Sunday works better next week? We’ll see you then.
- Class size is limited, so book your evaluation early.
- Need to retake a particular lesson? Schedule got hectic and you got thrown off-track? Come back through the entire curriculum anytime for free!
Specialty TrainingOffered year-round
- Price for 4 private lessons. Cost for other packages vary.
- The advantage of private lessons is the ability to tackle a particular issue that’s outside the realm of our normal curriculum.
- Don’t think you have the time or the resources to train your dog? Let us help you with our Board and Train or “While You’re Away” services. We’ll train your dog to the level you want and ensure that control transfers to you seamlessly.
Scheduling For Group Classes
From March through November, we are always accepting new clients!
ORIENTATIONS ARE HELD AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE FIRST GROUP LESSON.
Don’t wait until the last minute to schedule your class! We get overly booked during the “crunch time” of each month and if we can’t fit you in you could be waiting a month to start class. The orientation will let you determine what kind of training your dog will need and let you meet me, meet my methods, and meet my dog. If you don’t like me or don’t want your dog to behave like mine, then you won’t owe me a thing. Otherwise we’ll begin building a solid relationship between you and your dog right away. We’ll also give you homework to do before you first group lesson so that you’ll be ready to move forward when you get into a group setting. THERE ARE NO DOGS PRESENT AT ORIENTATIONS. OWNERS/HANDLERS ONLY.
We’ll be trialing a winter class at a small facility this year. Class sizes will be reduced and scheduling will accommodate the holidays. So if you’d like to train while it’s chilly out, or if your dog just prefers the cold, go here to sign-up!
New group classes start as demand requires. Classes are offered on a “flexible scheduling” model, where you’ll have 2 classes and 2 days to choose from. If you ever need to change days, we make it easy and convenient to do so. The difficulty of dog training pales in comparison to the difficulty of scheduling and we’ve found that this model eliminates scheduling conflicts. If something happens during your training where you have to miss a full week, we’ll just bump you back to the class that started after you so you can pick up where you left off.
Below is a list of the upcoming start dates of the next classes (each day and time is listed). These dates represent what would be your orientation and the times of future classes.
Orientation: Friday January 5th at 6:30
- Saturday, 1/13 at 1:15
- Sunday, 1/14 at 1:15