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Day school for your dog! Get a jump start on your dog’s training. Our  with professional trainers work directly with your dog during this intensive 8 day program. 

Your Dog can Join our Pilot Program!

Be one of the first to enroll your dog in our new pilot program – Manners Boot Camp – Day  school for your dog. In this 2-week program your pup will be trained by our experienced, professional trainers.  Our Great Puppy Day School for pups under 16 weeks of age has been a huge success. Many clients have been asking for a similar program, but geared toward older puppies and adult dogs.  Our new Manners Boot Camp is exactly that!

Your dog’s customized training plan can include our Manners 1 behaviors: loose leash walking, polite people greetings, coming when called, leave it, sit, down, stay, settle/place. Your trainer will create a personalized training plan based on your goals and your dog’s pre-existing skills. We will also provide your dog with multiple walks, daily enrichment activities, socialization with new people, and dog play, if appropriate. 

Space is limited so grab your spot now! In this program you’ll drop your dog off at our Richardson location between 7:30 – 8:30 am and pick up between 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Monday – Thursday. We do require all pups to be up to date on vaccinations and be approved for the program through one of our complementary Class Readiness Evaluations. We are piloting this program exclusively at our Richardson location, starting on Monday, August 19th.

We are offering special pricing for this pilot boot camp. The total cost of the program, while we’re piloting, is just $1,440 (regular price will be $1,520). This includes 2 private lessons with your pup’s trainer. To get more information and/or reserve your spot contact Levi (levi@whatagreatdog.com). 

What to Expect from Manners Boot Camp

Our highly skilled, professional trainers are here to make training much easier for you and your family. This 2-week drop-off program provides a safe and structured environment where your dog gets the training, socialization and enrichment needed  in order to become a confident, well-rounded companion for your family. We use positive, reward-based training methods making training a FUN experience for your dog. Here’s what you can expect:

Great Manners

In Manners Boot Camp, we’ll train the behaviors that matter most to you.  We will typically cover many of the behaviors trained in our Manners group classes, plus we can focus on areas that are particularly challenging for you and your dog.  Here are typical behaviors which can be included in your dog’s customized training plan

  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Mat Work
  • Come when Called
  • Leave It
  • Polite People Greetings
  • Focus & Attention
  • Crate Training
  • Drop It
  • No Jumping

You'll Also Receive:

  • Two 40-Minute Private Lessons to help transfer all the skills your dog has learned to you. 
  • A copy of our Manners 1 guidebook and access to instructional videos for all the behaviors trained.
  • Daily updates in our dedicated Facebook group for Manners Boot Camp attendees.   
  • Daily report cards on your dog’s progress, as well as verbal updates from your dog’s trainer. 

Enrollment Information

  • Puppies must be 16 weeks or older at the start of the program. There is no maximum age for dogs in this program. 
  • Proof of vaccination and parasite status are required.  Puppies / Dogs must be current on vaccinations, including a Bordetella vaccine within the last 6 months, AND have a clean fecal report that is within 7 days of their starting the program.
  • Dog must attend a complementary Manners Bootcamp Readiness Evaluation to determine if this program is a good fit. Note: Dogs need to be friendly to strange people and not reactive to strange dogs. Dogs must also be able to crate quietly. 
  • Manners Boot Camp will run Monday – Thursday for 2 weeks
    Drop-off from 7:30am – 8:30am / Pick-up from 4:30pm – 5:30pm. 
  • During this initial pilot, Manners Boot Camp is just $180 per day.  The full amount of the 8-day program is at the discouted rate of $1,440 and is due at time of enrollment. Space is limited.
  • NOTE: While we’re piloting the program it is only available at our Richardson location.  If you are interested in enrolling in this program at a later date or at our Frisco location, please join our interest list (by emailing levi@whatagreatdog.com).

For further information, or to enroll in the program please contact levi@whatagreatdog.com