Off Leash K9 Training now offers in-home, no credit check, zero interest financing on ALL Dog Training Packages!
AKC S.T.A.R., CGC, & Community Canine Certified
Therapy Pets Unlimited Certified Evaluator
Dog Training Packages
For puppies under 5 months old:
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Class:
This package includes 6 lessons, 30 minutes in duration, that are all positive reinforcement based to get your puppy started off on the right paw! We cover topics relating to health, nutrition, vaccines, first aid, and of course all the basic commands a puppy needs to thrive! When your puppy graduates class, they leave eligible for their S.T.A.R. certificate from AKC. This program is $300.00
Need a 1 – Hour Puppy Consult to determine the best training course? $100.00
Obedience courses for dogs over 5 months old:
E-Collar: Each one of the following packages includes our Off-Leash K9 Training E-Collar plus a 15 foot training leash.
**The Basic Obedience Package: This includes the Off-Leash K9 Training E-Collar, a 15 foot leash, and includes FOUR lessons (taught one per week for 4 weeks) for $600.00. By the end of this package, your dog will be able to be outside, off-leash, with distractions listening on command.
Basic Obedience Commands:
- “Come,” “Sit,” and “Extended Sit.”
- “Down” and “Extended Down.”
- “Place” and “Extended Place.” (Your dog will sit on a location that you choose, like his bed, a park bench, a rock, a mat, etc.)
- “Break” Your dog is expected to maintain the command given until you give this release command.
- “Heel” They will walk right beside of you, either consistently on your left or right side, either on or OFF the leash. AND Bonus: Will not pull you down the street on his leash!
- “Off” Command is used to keep your dog from jumping on you, other people or other dogs. In addition, we use this command for breaking dogs from counter surfing or trying to climb out of their kennel or crate.
Extended sit, down, and place means your dog will REMAIN in the down, sit, or place position until YOU tell them to “break” (release them).
Your dog must finish our Basic Obedience Package before we will teach them any advanced lessons! The Advanced Lesson package includes Extended Distance Obedience. Your dog will be sitting/downing on command from 50+ yards away from you.
This package is $400.00 and includes 4 of the following lessons:
- “Heel” command: They come running, go around you and sit down right beside your left or right leg
- “Watch” command: Stare at you until you release them. This is a good command to use if your dog is easily distracted by other dogs, balls, people, and is either aggressive or timid.
- “Through” command: Your dog will go in between your legs and sit down.
- “Stand” command: They will assume a standing position on command.
- “Front” Command: Your dog will come running and sit directly in front of you no matter where they are.
- “Touch” Command: Your dog will run up and jump up and touch anything you point to……
- “Directional” Sends: You can point your finger and your dog will go “place” on anything you point to, without you having to walk over to the object.
**Basic and Advanced Obedience Package: This package is for those who really want their dog to be fantastic and impressive to all! This includes 8 lessons for $900.00. You save $100.00 by paying for the Basic Obedience Package and 4 Advanced lessons up-front!
OLK9 In-Home Training: These packages are the same as above, except WE come to YOU! Basic Obedience: $800.00 (4 lessons, electronic collar, and leash) Basic and Advanced Obedience: $1200.00 (8 lessons, electronic collar, and leash) *Pricing includes traveling within 25 miles of Asheville, NC.
**2-Week Board and Train Program: We keep your dog for 2 weeks and make them a superstar! We pick your dog up at your front door step (as long as you live within an hour of Asheville, NC) and we do ALL the work for you. By the end of their session, your dog will know all 7 basic commands, and you won’t need to go through the brain damage of teaching commands to them (or dedicating 45 minutes to an hour EVERY day for a month on training). During your dog’s stay, they will live with one of our certified trainers as if they were one of their own – going everywhere and being a member of the pack! During the day, your dog will go where our trainer goes, and you will get photo and video updates during the entire 2-week session (so you know what they are learning and doing). At the very end, we spend 2 hours with you showing you how to maintain that training at home, but the best part of this package is that is comes with a lifetime guarantee!! So should you ever need help or support, all you have to do is give us a call and come see us free of charge for the rest of your dog’s life. This package is $2800.00
***Dogs with aggression or reactivity issues are NOT eligible for this program – but ARE eligible for our Aggressive Dog 2 Week Board and Train Program – explained below.
Aggression/Anxiety Management Dog Package: Our aggressive dog package (which also helps dogs with major anxiety) aids in the stabilization and management of aggressive dogs for re-entry into the family unit, and control at home and in public. This package includes 7 lessons with the final 8th lesson being an optional in-home lesson. This program is $1050.00
Aggression/Anxiety Management Dog 2 Week Board and Train: We keep your dog for 2 weeks and help them stabilize into the manageable family member they are capable of being! We pick your dog up at your front door step (as long as you live within an hour of Asheville, NC) and we do ALL the work for you. By the end of their session, your dog will know all 7 basic commands included in basic, and you won’t need to go through the brain damage of teaching commands to them (or dedicating 45 minutes to an hour EVERY day for a month on training). During your dog’s stay, they will live with one of our certified trainers as if they were one of their own – going everywhere with them and working on desensitization to the things that set them off in the past! Your dog will go where our trainer goes, and you will get photo and video updates during the entire 2-week session (so you know what they are learning and doing).
At the very end, we spend 2 hours with you showing you how to maintain that training at home, but the best part of this package is that the obedience comes with a lifetime support guarantee!! So, should you ever need help or support, all you have to do is give us a call and come see us free of charge for the rest of your dog’s life. This package is $3400.00
Go BEYOND obedience with one or more of the following:
Service Dog Evaluation: Do you currently have a medical need for a Service Dog? Believe you have the perfect candidate at home? In our 30-minute private Service Dog Evaluation, we will put your dog to the test and talk to you about their drive, aptitude, and temperament as it relates to your training needs and goals. This evaluation is $50 pass or fail, with the fee waived if you enroll in any Service Dog program!
Service Dog Selection Assistance: Because we know that finding the right dog capable of Service Dog work can be extremely difficult for the average person, we have innovated a novel approach to evaluating adoptable dogs in shelters and rescues for the job! Through very careful screening that looks at drive, aptitude, temperament, physical ability, and health – we are able to narrow down dogs that have what it takes to safely and confidently navigate public areas while focusing on you and the job they have been trained to do! While this program does require a fee related to the training itself, the fee is credited right back to your training when your adoption takes place. Contact us for more information!
Mobility Support Service Training: Do you have a dog 60+ lbs that is healthy enough for service work? Do you have a disability that affects your mobility. This 8-session course includes all 7 commands included in the basic obedience course (above) but also prepares your dog for real world scenarios as well as some advanced commands (like stand) that will help your dog assist you on command! This includes the e-collar and a 15ft training leash. This program is $900.00-$1300 for classes and $2800+ for Board and Train options.
Autism Support Service Dog Program: Autism can leave the world confusing and difficult to navigate for children and adults alike – which is where our Autism Support Service Dog Program comes in to help. Do you, or a close family member struggle with repetitive speech or movements? The inability to speak when overloaded by sensory input from what is going on in the immediate vicinity? How about the urge to get up and leave the room or area you are in (for different reasons that sometimes you can’t explain?
This course will not only give your dog the ability to focus on you or an affected child and listen in all environments but will also teach your dog to actively interrupt that repetitive speech or body movement, comfort you when you feel overwhelmed, and trail (using scent) an autistic individual that has left their caregivers without warning. This program can run $1300 – $2500 for classes, or $4100+ for a Board and Train and classes combination program.
Diabetic Alert Service Dog Program: Are you a Type 1 insulin-dependent diabetic in need of a service dog that will actively alert you prior to suffering a debilitating low in blood glucose? Do you have a hard time knowing when your sugar may be dropping, and worry that you may be a victim of a low while sleeping or just going about your daily activities? Finally, are you ready to take your dog (or help us find you a dog FREE of charge) and dedicate yourself to a 6 month – 1-year training program to help get some control back in your life?? We are here to help! This program includes Basic Obedience (including a complimentary CGC evaluation), and up to a year’s worth of weekly scent training sessions and consultations to help you and your dog learn to alert at home, in the car, while walking down the street, in an elevator, and (for dogs capable of it) while you sleep! This program includes an e-collar during Basic Obedience, but the CGC will need to be passed without it (and we will help you wean your dog from the collar to get the same obedience with it and without it). Scent work continues after the CGC has been completed and can last 4-10 months before a true active alert is attained (depending on the age of the dog and how hard the handler works at home). This program generally runs $5,000 – $15,000 but the price will vary by dog and handler needs.
Psychiatric/PTSD Response Service Dog Program: Do you have anxiety attacks that make daily tasks difficult? Not know when they are going to occur? Perhaps you have night terrors that make it impossible for you to get a good night’s sleep? If you fit one or more of those categories – we can help you! Our 8 to 12-week course includes basic obedience, testing for your CGC, anxiety alerts as they are happening, turning on lights for you at night on command, and even closing a door on command to help you feel more secure when needed. This program runs $900 – $1300 for classes, or $3700+ for a Board and Train and classes combination program
Therapy Dog Development/Emotional Support Animal Course: Is your goal to have your dog become a therapy dog or perhaps just well-behaved enough to serve as your Emotional Support Animal? This specially designed 8-lesson course prepares you and your dog for their therapy dog testing and certification (on the therapy route), or to be a well-behaved family member able to comfort you when needed (the ESA route). This includes the e-collar and a 15ft training leash. This program is $900.00.
Scent Work courses for competition, medical alert, or just for fun:
Scent Work Starter Package ($300): This includes 5 private 30-minute sessions to give you and your dog a basic understanding of how Scent Work works. Generally, in these 5 sessions, your dog will be able to start doing multiple container searches with environmental objects around as distractions. Additionally, your dog will have a firm understanding of how to conduct a proper search and to be able to properly alert the handler that a target odor has been found (paired with a reward).
Scent Work Proficient Package ($450): This includes 10 private 30-minute sessions to give you and your dog a basic understanding of Scent Work! After completion of these 10 sessions, in general, your dog will be able to conduct independent searches, acquiring and targeting on just the odor (without the immediate presence of a reward).
Scent Work Board and Train ($2400): Your dog will come and live with one of our trainers for 14 days – where they will achieve all of the items listed in the proficient package. They will be treated as a member of our own family during their stay, while also being worked in many short sessions daily to ensure that they graduate their B&T session able to conduct an independent search and alert on odor alone (without the presence of a reward).
**Some dogs may rapidly excel at nose work and do even more advanced searches in the sessions, and some dogs may need more sessions to complete the curriculum. Scent Work is all positive reinforcement and training is conducted at your dog’s learning pace for optimum results and to ensure the dog is conducting thorough and accurate searches. These packages will NOT certify you in any way to conduct searches for law enforcement or on government property – but is only for those interested in private use such as home entertainment and fun, or even scent work competitions.
Tracking and Trailing: Are you interested in sport tracking or trailing? Are you interested in being part of a local search and rescue team? Do you just want a fun/engaging outdoor activity to mentally and physically stimulate your dog? Do you want a closer bond with your dog? If you answered yes to any of these questions, check out our tracking and trailing courses!
Option A) FOUR 1-hour PRIVATE sessions over 4 weeks, where you bring a friend to help us lay trails for your dog to follow! Your K9 will learn how to exchange prey drive for hunt drive, while you learn basic odor concepts to help you get started Tracking and Trailing the right way! – $600
Option B) FOUR Day Seminar – Just like option A, but in a fun fast-paced GROUP environment! **Subject to dates and availability. Please call 865.258.0415 for more information.**
**Our most popular packages
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We are certified CGC evaluators! This is a certification program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a very nice certificate from the American Kennel Club. You and your dog will practice the CGC exercises: Accepting a friendly stranger, Sitting politely for petting, Appearance & grooming, Out for a walk (loose leash walking), Walking through a crowd, Sit and down on command and Staying in place, Coming when called, Reaction to another dog, Reaction to distraction and Supervised separation. This class is perfect for continuing your dog’s education. You and your dog will work toward creating a better relationship while your dog learns to listen to you consistantly. As you work with your dog to teach the CGC skills, you’ll discover the many benefits and joys of training your dog. Training will enhance the bond between you and your dog. Whether your dog is ready to for the certification, or you want us to help get your dog ready for the certification, contact us!