Now! Any age is a good age to begin training. If you have a new puppy, training can start as early as 8 weeks of age. Senior dog? No problem! It turns out that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. Training your dog helps to ensure that your pet becomes, and stays, a lifelong companion. Regardless of your dog's age, we can help!
At Central Pet we understand that no two dogs are alike. Because of this, we offer individual training at home or on site, group classes and our famous Board & Train program. We cover basic obedience, all levels of agility, Canine Good Citizen, therapy dog readiness, scent work, snake & toad avoidance and more! Request to join a class or call our trainer today for a consultation to discuss your goals.
It works! Our dog trainer has load of experience with dogs and understands that every dog is unique and that cookie-cutter training doesn't work for every pet. We get to know you and your pet personally; your personalities, wants and needs. This allows us to customize each lesson to your pup in a way that they relate to. Our years of proven results speak for themselves! Interested in learning more? Contact our trainer today!
Yes! In order to recommend the correct class or style of training, we offer professional and thorough consultations to get to know both you and your pet. Contact our trainer to schedule yours today!
Great question! Let's first start by saying that the safety of your pet is always our #1 priority! Our dog trainer is experienced in many different forms of dog training but generally does not utilize shock collars or e-collars outside of our Rattlesnake & Toad Avoidance classes. During these 5-10 minute annual sessions, we utilize an e-collar solely for the safety of your pet. (A split second scare is much safer for your pet than a rattlesnake bite!) While the use of shock collars & e-collars can be done ethically and responsibly, it does not change how you personally feel about them and we would never have a client utilize one if they weren't comfortable.
We feel strongly that you should be 100% comfortable with our training methods. While chain collars might be a good fit for some, they are definitely not a good fit for others. As we get to know both you and your dog, our trainer will make personalized recommendations for you and your dog.
We ask that you bring your dog in on a leash and collar or harness. During your first training session, our trainer will let you know if there are any tools or treats that she recommends to aide in your dog's training.
Training fees are charged on a per-dog basis. On occasion, there may be a discount for a second dog from the same family and our staff will be sure to let you know when such an opportunity arises! Should you want to train more than one dog at a time, we ask that you bring one human handler for each dog in attendance.
That's entirely up to you! We make training recommendations based on your dog's specific needs. Contact our trainer for a professional and thorough consultation to discuss your options and make an educated decision.
Our group classes run for 5-6 weeks, depending on the class. Individual training sessions usually take place one hour at a time and are not bundled into any set number of visits. Our Snake & Toad avoidance classes take about 15 minutes and we recommend taking a refresher course once a year, as needed. Lastly, our Board & Train programs are 3 or 7 days, during which your pet will board with us and train daily.
We know that life doesn't always go as planned! If something comes up and you miss a class, simply let the trainer know. There is usually a 6th week optional class for clients who may not have made it to every appointment. If you know in advance that you will miss one or more of the class dates, inform your trainer so that we can help you stay on track and get the most out of your dog training classes.
Our group classes are held on site at our Tucson or Amado locations.
Absolutely! In fact, occasionally, we hold group classes just for this. If you're looking for a fun way to share some quality time with your pet while teaching them something new, the you'll love this class!
If your dog is deaf, blind, missing a limb or suffering from a mental or physical disability, it doesn't mean they can't be taught! While they may lack the means to perform as well as some of their counterparts, they still enjoy the challenges and rewards of dog training. (And the personal time with you!) Call our trainer to discuss your pet's special needs and we'll be sure to help you find a good fit!
Our trainers have a special place in her heart for our less-amiable guests. They have worked with numerous dogs who display aggression for one reason or another and has been able to rehabilitate and find forever homes for many of them. If your dog displays and aggressive tendencies, contact our trainer to discuss their history. We'll help find the right setting and approach to get your pup on the right track!
While this doesn't happen often, it can occur when pet parents struggle with maintaining the consistency needed to retain their pet's training. Don't feel bad! Training is a lifetime commitment and it can be easy to let things slide when those big eyes look up at you. If you feel your pet needs a refresher, contact our trainer and discuss your concerns. Many times, these scenarios are resolved through only 1 or 2 one-on-one sessions where our trainer can identify the missing link and help you to resolve the issue.
We want to ensure that everyone who attends our classes gets the attention they need. Because of this, we keep our classes small and usually cap them at 8-10 people.