“My dog is so smart”. We have heard pet parents say this time and again. Our response? “You have NO idea.” Humans are constantly underestimating their dog’s intelligence and abilities. The difference between their dog and the ones performing on TV? Nothing but time. At Prep School, dogs are pushed to reach their full potential by a staff of canine experts with nothing BUT time to spend on YOUR dog.
For 4 hours each day, canine students are divided into classroom packs of 6-12 with one trainer for every 6 dogs. This ratio allows dogs to be challenged with their peers as distractions while still leaving room for individualized instruction when needed. The concentrated instruction is then supplemented with guided off-leash training (for socialization and exercise) and an enforced nap (for mental stability and growth). As if that weren’t enough, the curriculum itself is designed to raise the bar on how obedience is taught and utilized. Commands are introduced in a variety of ways and then reinforced with real-life applications (check out the @packemthodprep Instagram stories for a sample of this). Students are kept on their toes with a curriculum that changes each week AND the addition of extracurricular activities outside the basic Sit, Down, Stay (EX: new tricks every month, new desensitization activities every 10 days…ever seen a dog introduced to a blow-up T-Rex Suit? We have!).
Parents are kept in the loop through INCLUDED at-home tutoring sessions and the students leave school each day tired, and satisfied. The Prep School Method wasn’t built in a day. It was created by a team of canine professionals and honed for over 2 years so you can truly have the dog you keep bragging about.
- All Day Care & Formal Training
- 3-5 Days/Week 8:00am – 6:30pm
- Highly Experienced and Certified Instructors
- Small Student/Teacher Ratios
- 4 Periods of Concentrated Education
- 2 Leash-Free Recesses for Exercise & Socialization
- 1 Nap for Mental Development
- Monthly In-Home Tutoring
- Proficiency at all basic dog obedience commands.
- Respect for other dogs, as well as a knowledge of their social cues and boundaries.
- Increased confidence around different people, dogs, and situations.
- Improved responsiveness to dog training commands around distractions.
- Impulse control and good decision making skills in a social environment.
- Self-calming mechanisms in high arousal situations.