Dogs want structure, guidance and to please us.
They just need us to be clear and communicate consistently.
Let's do it!
CoolWag uses Positive Reinforcement training on puppies and pet dogs that need to learn manners. The foundation of our training programs is modeled around Ian Dunbar, legendary veterinarian, animal behaviorist and dog trainer. Our end goal is for your dog to look to you for guidance on everything, be socialized so that they are comfortable and confidently with the world they live in (people, dogs, noise, etc.). This will enable you to walk your dog in the park or the Downtown Square with hundreds of people. For behavior modification or super stubborn pups, our trainers us the Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive (LIMA) strategy and any tool that we recommend, we discuss with the parents first
OUR CERTIFIED TRAINERS AND FIVE-ACRE FACILITY CAN HELP YOU! WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING SESSIONS:
May be Offered as a group class or a private session
Day School: We can train your puppy while you are at work during a modified daycare (includes potty training and behavioral training)
Boarding School: or we can board your pup and do all the night-time potty training for you as well as the behavioral and potty training during the day.
AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPY &
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC) TESTING
We offer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Series Class and offer CGC Testing through the AKC. We have more experienced certified trainers on staff than any facility in NorthWest Arkansas and we are proud of that!
MANNERS AND OBEDIENCE
Manners and Obedience includes:
BOARD & TRAIN OR PLAY & TRAIN
We can keep your pup in our hotel or in our "home setting" training environment to teach them for you if you are just too busy or you want a more focused training program. This is great for new puppy owners that want them potty trained!
Barn Hunt / Scent Work
ETC... There is no end to the fun sports we can do with your dog.
HELP WITH A SINGLE ISSUE EITHER AT OUR FACILITY OR IN YOUR HOME.
* Walking on a Leash
* Waking off Leash**
* Muzzle Training
* Leave It
If your dog displays unwanted behavior that is a problem for him/her or you, we can work with your to figure out a way to give them an alternative reaction or desensitize them so that it becomes a non-issue.
COMING SOON: DOG ACADEMY
Sign up for a twice-a-week full day session where your pup enjoys a school environment. Alternating between training, playing and enrichments. We require a three month commitment. Your pup will work to diminish separation anxiety, Sit, down, stay, come and place, leash walking issues, learn to swim and have an amazing time while doing it!
HOW CAN WE HELP? WE REALLY WANT TO HELP!
MY DOG WON'T STOP_____ OR WON'T DO THIS____.
Jumping On Me: Basic Manners
Pulling on the leash
Bolting out the door
Trying to Eat the Mailman
He may need Behavioral Modification Therapy?
I WANT THEM TO ENJOY OR EXCEL IN A SPORT OR OTHER ACTIVITY!
Dock Diving: Swimming + Fetch
Fastcat: Chase + Speed
Agility: Jump + Speed + Balance +
Football: Fetch + Catch
Frisbee (Disc): Fetch + Catch
Scent Work: Find things with their nose
WE HAVE TWO SYSTEMS FOR SCHEDULING AND PAYMENT.
1. CoolWag as Head Coach is offered through our daycare, hotel, spa system (PetExec). We will work training your pup into the day/night and do the work for you to continue when you return home with your pup.
2. Parent as Head Coach is offered through our scheduling system (Acuity Scheduling). Here the parent is always present and will benefit from our trainer coaching them and the pup together.
COOLWAG AS HEAD COACH - TEMPORARY UNTIL PUP'S PARENTS TAKE OVER
We work with your dog for you (either during daycare, hotel stay or a drop-off lesson) and transfer knowledge and exercises to do at home to reinforce and encourage progress.
PARENT AS HEAD COACH - COOLWAG CERTIFIED TRAINERS WORK WITH BOTH PARENT AND PUP TOGETHER
We work with you and your dog to reach your goals. You are present during these training sessions or rentals.