Dog Training Overview – Our Philosophy

This section provides an overview of the dog training
services we offer and our dog training philosophy.

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When you work with Vicki, you are working with the best!

Over 40 years of dog training experience, Vicki holds the highest credentialed training certifications: CERTIFIED: AKC-CGC, MM, CDPDT-KA, APDT, IACP, Associate Certified Behavior Consultant.

Read on for an overview of her practices and philosophy around dog training.

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Meet Vicki Nourse

Vick Nourse is an Associate Certified Behavior Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

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Our highly qualified trainers train your dog while it stays at the resort for 30 days. Your dog will learn all of the commands on leash. You are welcome to visit anytime.

Cost: $3,499

  • Payment Plan: A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve space; the balance is due at check-in.

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In our classes, you and your dog will learn all obedience commands on and off the leash. Socialization is a big part of our classes, since all the dogs work and play off leash, except when we’re working on leash manners. Our highly qualified and experienced trainers help you to understand dog communication and to see the way dogs see the world.

Cost: $799

  • Payment Plan: A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve space; the balance is due at check-in.

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We show you how to house break your pet quickly and easily.

We will also teach dogs how to use a dog door if you have one.

Cost: $199

  • Payment in full is required to book the appointment.

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American Kennel Club
Canine Good Citizen Test

Cost: $199

One Time Training Sessions

Cost: $199

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Dog Training Has Come So Far!

This training overview is designed to describe our backgrounds as trainers, and to explain that our training philosophy revolves around the fact that animals can now be taught to engage in amazing, reliable behaviors without the pain and force that was so common with animal training methods of yesterday.
However, since dog training is an unregulated field, credentials are optional, but that doesn’t mean that credentials are not important. By selecting a highly credentialed dog trainer, you can be sure that you and your pet will be in safe hands. This is because credentialed trainers use the most current, scientifically proven methods of teaching. They don’t rely on second hand information that may be decades out of date. Credentialed trainers must attend continuing education training to stay current on ever more effective and compassionate training methods.
Belonging to dog training associations is also optional, but it’s a known fact that trainers with reputable affiliations continually avail themselves of new information.
An experienced trainer carries the greatest value of all. Working with an experienced trainer means they can spot issues early and help you and your dog to navigate around common pitfalls. They can save you time, money and heartache. Best of all, experienced trainers have a variety of ways to teach things, depending on the learner, so sessions are fresh, fun and productive!
My Training Philosophy

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