Dixie is great and her demeanor is much calmer than before sending
her you. Everyone is very impressed. Also, she is doing well at
not jumping all people. Thanks so much and have a wonderful Sunday."
would not hesitate to recommend even my closest friends to let Eddie
train their dogs."
has been a great experience with Eddie and Zion Kennels. Eddie
is knowledgeable, personable and has the patience to get the best
from your dog. We enjoyed the ability to interact and work with
our dog during training. I would highly recommend Eddie and Zion
Kennels to all."
we need to train our dogs.....
world, our pets live indoors, have wardrobes, travel with us,
and eat gourmet food. Making them part of the family has greatly
improved their standard of living and enriched our lives as well.
The problem with this is that we often lead our dogs to believe
that they have a higher status in the family than we do. When
this happens, the dog no longer knows what his job is, and we
end up creating unstable and/or neurotic pets who behave badly
and project canine aggression, which is upsetting and can be dangerous.
are pack animals and, in a dog's world, a pack must have a
leader. If you do not make a conscious choice to be the leader,
then by default, your dog is. You must train your dog to give
him the structure and
which provide him with security and confidence. And you
must learn how to provide this guidance for your dog.
Does this mean
your dog can’t have fun? Of course not! You do not
have to break a dog’s spirit or rob him of his individuality
in order to establish leadership. Nor do you need to pin
him to the ground or growl in his face. Zion Kennels dog
training programs are designed to help you learn how your
dog perceives our world. We will customize a dog training
program to meet the needs of both you and your pet. You
will see immediate results because you will learn how to
communicate with your dog in a humane manner that makes
sense to both of you.
& TRAIN / DOGGIE BOOT CAMP...
you call it “Doggie Boot Camp”, “Doggie
School”, or "Doggie College" It works. This
program is for pet owners who do not have the time in their
schedule to practice, practice, practice and maintain the
consistency required to change the behavior
dogs. Board & Train programs include basic obedience,
socialization, health and weight loss (if needed), and
problem solving. Each program is customized to fit the
particular needs of your household and pet. The programs
range from a 14 day on lead (leash) Basic Obedience
Training to a 4 week off lead Advanced
Training. Each program includes lessons for
training the handler (you), boarding, daily socialization
with other dogs, daily play times, and of course the
training sessions where the dogs learn all the commands
needed to be a good citizen.
this really work? You bet! Your dog learns to behave in
any environment. Zion Kennels board and train programs
succeed while other board and train programs fail because
we take the time to train YOU.
Program - Medium & Large Breeds Only
This is just for people
wanting an obedient dog. Your dog will also be socialized to
other dogs and all in all be a good citizen.
Obedience – Is a two to three week
board stay program that covers four commands (sit, stay, here,
and heal) on lead starting at 4 months of age
Price : $600.00, 2- 3 week course. Half on drop off and second half on pickup.
Obedience – Is a four to five week
board stay program that covers five commands (sit, stay, here,
heal and down) off lead and hand signal
commands at 6 months of age or older.
Price: $900.00, 4 - 5 week course. Half on drop off and second half on pickup.
for Drop Off
for Obedience Training needs to
be filled out in full.
- Shot Record
from your vet. All dogs must have a
copy of their vaccination records for me to view or
permanently keep. Rabies, Parvo, Distemper, Corona,
and Bordatella (within 6 months) are a must. Giardia
- First payment
preventative is required.
Please bring enough for the dogs entire stay.
is optional. All dogs must be free of fleas
and ticks, or a dose of Frontline will be applied
at owners expense.
Tips For When Your Dog Goes Home!
A good dog's greatest desire is to please you, its master. When
you teach your dog good manners through obedience training you
increase its pleasure in living since you give it a greater
opportunity to be with you and to serve you. You give it a feeling
of confidence in itself and in its master, and you are making
it a better member of the community in which it lives. Every
minute you spend training your dog is going to be repaid to
you in hours of enjoyment in a well-behaved companion who knows
and understands what is expected and who is happy to give back
to you its unswerving loyalty and trust.
secret of training dogs, as well as humans, is to see that they
know and understand what it is you want them to do. Then make
sure that they do it every time you give the command. It is
most important in training to know what a dog can understand
and how you can make it understand it. Here are a few principles
Your Dog Being Good
You need to teach your dog to learn right from wrong, Let
your dog associate pleasure with obedience. Praise and reward
it when it does the right thing. Pats, strokes,
soothing voice tone will soon teach your dog that you approve
of its behavior. To minimize confusion, a dog must also
learn that a stiff "No!" means that its behavior
at the moment is not desirable. Let your dog associate disapproval
with failure and disobedience. This is the basis for all
training methods. The clearer you are in sending messages
of approval and disapproval, the faster your dog will learn.
Most dogs will strive to please you and obey your commands,
so catch them being good both at training and at home.
Dogs are natural born schemers and actors. They will make a
game of out-guessing and disobeying you unless they know they
will win instant disapproval and correction every time they
disobey, as well as approval every time they are obedient. Confusion
arises on the dog's part if you let it get away with a wrong-doing
one time and then correct it for another, Your consistent behavior
wins repeated obedience from your dog, whereas inconsistency
slows or stops the learning process.
Patient And Kind As Well As Persevering
Angry scolding or punishment when your dog is slow to understand
or obey only confuses it and makes it hesitant about trying
new acts for fear of doing them wrong and incurring your displeasure.
A few firm words of displeasure are usually punishment enough.
By being kind, you can heighten your dog's natural desire to
please you, Sometimes a power struggle can occur between a dog
and its owner. If this happens, you must be very patient and
very firm when working with your dog. Making your dog understand
that you are going to win every time it chooses to be dominant
requires much perseverance and energy on your part. If you let
a mistake go uncorrected one time, you are undoing hours of
work, as the dog will constantly be tempted to repeat the undesirable
One Person Trains The Dog Initially
It is humanly impossible for two people to think, talk, and
act alike. Decide which member of the family is going to do
the training and leave that part of your dog's education entirely
up to that individual. After the dog has thoroughly learned
its commands and what is expected of it, then other members
of the household may begin working with the dog. They, too,
must ensure that the dog quickly obeys commands every time.
Your Dog's Attention During Training
Take your dog, on leash, to a quiet place at home when you begin
your homework. That place should be free from distractions by
other people and dogs at first. Talk to it in a cheerful manner
en route, telling it that it is time for "doggie school".
Play with your dog a bit to arouse its interest and to get it
to center its attention on you. Work the actual training procedure
right in with your play. Give a command, make the dog execute
it correctly and then make a great fuss over it. Complete all
the exercises and then end the lesson on a cheerful note with
a command that your dog can do. Try to end the training session
before your dog loses interest. Short, daily sessions are far
superior to long sessions with no work in between. Practice
does make perfect.