Our Dog Training Programs

Vermont Dog Training - Vermont Dog Pack

Our dog training sessions take place at our training facility:
372 Lake Rd. Milton, VT 05468

If you prefer to do your session(s) at your home or a place of choosing, there are additional fees associated with travel.

Our training method for dogs stems from a system very similar to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) for humans. NLP is about changing thoughts that lead to depression, anxiety, sadness, rage, or fear to something more positive and optimistic. Through our training, you’ll learn how to support your dog in seeing the world in a totally different way.

We accommodate all types of learners and offer lots of help through programs that are designed to give you step by step instructions each lesson. Our clients see results every week! No more feeling like you’re on your own! We offer weekly handouts and videos so you have a clear understanding of our methodology.

We encourage you to compare our programs, lifetime support and testimonials to others because we believe in our value and training to be the last training you’ll ever need!
 

Start Your Dog Training by choosing 1 of the 3 following appointments:

 

1. 2-Hour Dog Training Session

Dog Training Session is at our training facility in Milton and we will get started on your training asap! We will assess your dog and start training your dog with methods specific to his or her needs. If necessary, we will also go over any additional training you might need (depending on your dog) and which training package might be best suited to help you reach your goals in training as well as what the training will involve, how much time spent training, methods, costs and the results you can achieve.

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2. Evaluation

Evaluations take place at our dog training facility in Milton and are a 30 minute consultation. I’de love to meet you and your dog and answer all your questions and give you my assessment of your dog. We will also go over which package would be best suited to help you reach your goals in training, what the training will involve, how much time spent training, methods, costs and the results you can achieve.

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3. Phone Chat

This is a free 10 minute phone chat to talk about what the training would look like, costs and what you’d like to get out of training.

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Dog Training Packages Available after Initial Appointment:

During our initial appointment, we will assess your dog and go over which training package might be best suited to help you reach your goals. Some dogs only need 1 2-hour Session while others need more sessions and a comprehensive package.
 
Here are some of our packages:

 

The “Creating Calmness” Package

Our Creating Calmness Program is a behavior modification program designed to solve the root cause of your dogs problem and get you understanding why your dog behaves the way they do. Together, we help your dog feel differently about life, melting away any stress. We’ll show you how to enjoy having people over to your house again, love walking your dog and help your dog relax around people and dogs.

Our training method considers how the dog feels throughout the training. Together we focus on rewiring your dog’s brain to think positively resulting in calm behavior. We remove negative thoughts and feelings associated with a past event through massaging techniques and food rewards. Rhonda shows you how to stop problem behaviors through creating healthy boundaries and calming techniques (very similar to meditation for people!).

Our Creating Calmness Program focuses on behavioral training. It’s great for dogs that have; dog aggression, people aggression and animal aggression or dogs that; counter surf, jump, pull on a leash, play bite, destructiveness, excessively chew, know commands but won’t follow them, have high anxiety or fearfulness or have separation anxiety.

This package also includes:

• 10 Private Lessons
• Dog Psychology & Communication Handouts & Step by Step instructions with videos
• 5 months of Email / Phone / Text / Video Support
• 3 months of Mutt Mixers, our dog socialization group class
• 3 months of On-Leash Meet Ups
• Access to our online support group on FB
 

The “Well Mannered Dog” Package

Our Well Mannered Dog Program is the Creating Calmness Package plus off-leash obedience. Off-leash obedience happens easily after you’ve taught your dog relaxation techniques. This training is great for navigating the real world in high distractions. Get the most reliable dog on the block with this cutting edge training and with a trainer that holds multiple certifications in teaching and implementing e-collar training. Electronic remote collars are a strong communication system for exuberant dogs that want to have off-leash freedom. Great for the dog owner that wants the peace of mind knowing their dog will come back every time.

This program also focuses on dog socialization. Whatever breed you have, if your dog is mildly to overly aggressive with other dogs, Rhonda will help you socialize them again! Rhonda has focused most of her education on understanding how to socialize dogs safely and successfully. She developed Vermont Dog Pack’s programs with the intention of owners being able to successfully socialize their own dogs. She believes in empowering the owners and tries to let the owners do most of the hands on work in her socialization class called Mutt Mixers.

The Well Mannered Dog Program is great for dogs that need to learn how to relax through the Creating Calmness techniques but also exhibit some or all of the following; running off, not listening outside, pulling and lunging on a leash and are aggressive with dogs and people. Our strong NLP communication system for fearful and hyperactive dogs and our off-leash control through e-collar training is what sets us apart from the competition as we can clearly communicate to the dogs from a distance. This sets them up for success and redirects unwanted behavior if we need to. Our training has our clients achieving happier dogs and better relationships because of the clear communication and freedom they gain. Rhonda helps you and your dog achieve fast positive results all while having fun during the training process!

This package also includes:

• 14 Private Lessons
• Top of the line dog training equipment
• Detailed Handouts of our method and supporting materials
• DVD & Instructional Videos
• 8 months of Email / Phone / Text / Video Support
• 6 Months of Mutt Mixers, our dog socialization group class
• 6 Months of On-Leash Meet Ups
Access to our online support group on FB
 

The “Perfect Pet” Package

This program offers unlimited lessons for 10 months & lifetime support for the owner that needs a reboot for their highly anxious or aggressive dog. This is a total transformation of you and your dog and designed for the motivated dog owner. You’ll get everything in the Creating Calmness Program, our Well Mannered Dog Program plus the chance to execute all the techniques in more situations and environments inside and outside, even hiking on trails. The lifetime support, unlimited lessons and the free year of our Mutt Mixers, make this program one of our most popular options.

The Perfect Pet Package will get you and your dog hiking off-leash, walking peacefully downtown, socializing again with your friends and their dogs and just about anything else you’d like to do with your dog companion so you can have that perfect relationship you always wanted.

This package also includes:

• Unlimited Lessons for 10 months
• Top of the line dog training equipment
• Detailed Handouts of our method and supporting materials
• DVD & Instructional Videos
• Lifetime Email / Phone / Text / Video Support
• 1 year of Mutt Mixers, our dog socialization group class
• 1 year of On-Leash Meet Ups
Access to our online support group on FB
 

The 2 Week “Best Friend” Board & Train

• Dog lives with us like family for 2-3 weeks
• Daily training sessions
• Individualized personal attention
• Daily photo and video updates on what your dog is working on
• 1 year of free Group Classes after the completion of the program

Do you want us to teach your dog how to be your Best Friend? We offer a home environment that is a relaxing and peaceful alternative to the kennel experience. Your dog will live with us like family and sleep with us in our bedroom. They will learn while having the most fun possible! We send you lots of updates because we usually work with just 1 board and train dog at a time. The program is the same as the Perfect Pet Package except I do all the work for you and you just maintain when your dog goes home. Same results just less work for the owners. You’ll receive all the same perks of the Perfect Pet Package like creating a calm dog, basic manners (off // no jumping on people // quiet on command // waiting at thresholds // eliminate play biting // housebreaking // drop items) and basic obedience (sit on command // down on command // stay on command // go to place // heel // recall). Your dog will get tons of socialization and training opportunities as we use the dogs for different trainings through out the day when clients come over for one on one lessons. Rhonda works with the remote collar to achieve reliable commands that are easily transferable over to the owners as well as lots of positive reinforcement training and an advanced communication system called perception modification. This program is great for young dogs as well! Please see our testimonials of how easy it is for clients to achieve the same results as us.

When you pick up your dog we have a 3 hour take home session to set you up for success. This program also includes 2 additional 1 hour lessons at our facility.

This package also includes:
• Top of the line dog training equipment
• Detailed Handouts of our method and supporting materials
• DVD & Instructional Videos
• 6 months of Email / Phone / Text / Video Support
• Access into Mutt Mixers
• 1 day at Dog Camp for off-leash socialization
• Free Lifetime Email / Text / Phone / Video Support
• Free  Lifetime Access to our Meet Ups for Socialization & Obedience in high distractions
• 1 year of free Group Classes after the completion of the program
 

The ‘Puppy’ Package

There is so much to know about having a well behaved puppy! We focus on basic obedience and engagement. Engagement is more important than our dogs obedience because it’s an ATTITUDE. We WANT our dogs to want to engage with us and think we are the coolest thing since sliced bread. The training is focused on our dogs choosing appropriate and calm behavior when loose, off-leash recall, loose leash walking, lots of playing and showing you how to increase their desire to want to play with you and polite greetings with people. There is also an emphasis on how to stop unwanted barking, mouthing, how to potty train, crate train and handling exercises.
 


 

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