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Training

Training

A message from the trainer:

Hello, my name is Sydney Swanson! I graduated from NDSU in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a minor in Business Administration. I have been working in the dog industry since 2015. In these years, I have shadowed, mentored and worked under a number of trainers & groomers at dog facilities. I have focused on learning and getting as much hands-on experience as possible. My true passion is obedience training. I love watching dogs learn and work, all while guiding the owners. I would love the opportunity to be a part of your dog and you learning and growing together!

Experience:

  • Obedience Training: 4 years
  • Grooming Assistant: 2 years
  • Member of the IACP
  • Canine Good Citizen Title
  • Many hours of personal studying, research, and reading
  • Seminars Attended: Michael Graham, Lucas Lesofski, & Matt Morgan

Training Methods
I am a balanced trainer, meaning I use a variety of tools, depending on your dog’s needs and goals. Including: treats, praise, toys, pinch collars, e-collars, slip collars, martingale collars, long lines, etc.

If you have any questions you can reach me at:
prairiedogfargotraining@gmail.com
701-356-5353

Day Training

Drop off between 7:00am-8:00am
Pick up between 4:00-5:00pm

Day Training Consists of:

  • 1 on 1 training (2-3 sessions)
  • Socialization
  • Enrichment
  • Indoor/Outdoor work
Training Form (PDF)

Evaluation

Our trainer will meet with you and your dog to discuss and determine which one of our training programs will work best for your goals.

*Always required for NEW CLIENTS for Beginner and Advanced Programs*

Duration: 30 minutes

Price: $20

Programs

Important:

  • All programs are obedience-based and are NOT for aggressive behaviors
  • All programs require the owner(s) to take all of the information they have learned from the program, to work and continue with the training at home.
  • All packages are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Payment is due in full at the time of booking.
  • Our trainer is a balanced trainer and multiple training tools may be used safely & properly during training.
  • Missed Training Days
    • If it is due to the fault of the owner, the dog will NOT be able to make up the training day.
    • If it is due to the fault of Prairie Dog being closed and/or the trainer being unexpectedly out, the trainer will reschedule that training day to their next availability.

Requirements

  • Proof of vaccinations
  • Training Form
  • Evaluation *For NEW Clients looking for Beginner and Advanced programs*
  • Consecutive dates scheduled; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays
  • 1 hour go home lesson scheduled on the following Wednesday

Puppy ProgramAge: 3-5 Months

$ 320

Per Month

5 Days + 1 Hour “Go Home Lesson”

This is an introduction program where our trainer starts with the basics of obedience and provides you with the knowledge and skill to continue and work on training at home.

 

Puppy will be learning

  • Socialization with puppies & humans
  • Kennel training
  • Introduction to leash work
  • Introduction to sit, down & come

Included with Program

  • Training Booklet
  • Certificate
  • 1 hour private “Go Home Lesson”
  • Long Leash

Beginner Obedience ProgramAge: 6 Months & Up

$ 655

Per Month

10 Days + 1 Hour “Go Home Lesson”

This program is where our trainer starts a good foundation of these commands, on leash. Then also providing you with the knowledge and skills to continue to work on the training at home.

 

Dog will be learning:
*All on Leash*

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Heel
  • Come
  • Place

Included with Program

  • Training Booklet
  • Certificate
  • 1 hour private “Go Home Lesson”
  • Pinch Collar & Leash

Advanced Obedience ProgramAge: 6 Months & Up

$ 955

Per Month

15 Days + 1 Hour “Go Home Lesson”

This program is an advanced version of the beginner program. Our trainer will be working on the dog having a solid understanding of these commands with an introduction to e-collar and some off leash work. Our trainer will provide you with the knowledge and skills to continue the training at home.

 

Dog will be learning:
*All on Leash*

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Heel
  • Come (on & off leash)
  • Place
  • Kennel

Included with Program

  • Training Booklet
  • Certificate
  • 1 hour private “Go Home Lesson”
  • Pinch Collar & Leash

E-Collar ProgramBeginner or Advanced Program Graduates ONLY

$ 480

Per Month

8 Days + 1 Hour “Go Home Lesson”

In this program our trainer will be introducing the e-collar and will be using it to teach an off leash recall (“come”). Our trainer will also start off leash work with the commands the dog has learned in the beginner obedience program. E-collar is not included, but information on where to buy the one used in training will be provided.

 

Included with Program

  • Certificate
  • 1 hour private “Go Home Lesson”
  • E-collar Informational Booklet

Refresher Packages

Working on specific problems the dog and owner are struggling with or just a refresher on the basics.

1 DayPrevious Clients Only

$ 50

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4 DaysPrevious Clients Only

$ 190

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6 DaysPrevious Clients Only

$ 270

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Enrichment Day

1 DayPrevious Clients Only

$ 50

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Enrichment Activities Include:

  • Kongs
  • Snuffle Mats
  • Puzzle Games
  • Small Play Groups
  • Lick Mats
  • Pool Activities
  • * MORE to come*