Hello! At Willow Ridge Kennel we offer puppy training and adult training services.

Scroll down to see what we offer. 

****Puppy Training****

Here at Willow Ridge we offer a 4 week puppy training program. Puppy training starts at 8 weeks old. 

The course will consist of the following:

CRATE TRAINING- We use both the enclosed(plastic) and wire crates. The enclosed crate is actually a better crate for dogs as they are den animals and like the security that the crate gives. NOTE- The 4 week training course most pups should be sleeping 4-5 hours at a time but not a guarantee. I say just as with kids all pups train differently. No pup is the same! But the pup will be comfortable and well adjusted to being crated. I also crate in the car. No pups ride loose when going for a car ride. 

POTTY TRAINING- We will work on potty training as that goes hand in hand with crate training. We will give certain commands and set a schedule for the puppy to succeed once in their new home. The puppy will NOT be fully potty trained as they are still too young to hold it for more than 3-4 hours at a time when asleep and 1 hour at a time when awake. But that is where we come in and help with setting a schedule and already setting the foundation of potty training. 

SOCIALIZATION- We will take your puppy out to puppy safe stores and expose them to do things as part of the family. We expose them to safe fun environments so they have a great start at being a well rounded dog. They will go on car rides, go shopping, meet people of all ages, and introduced to our extended families dogs and friends dogs, and maybe meet a horse or 2! They will experience farm life and city life as long as it's safe for the puppy.

BASIC COMMANDS- We will teach the puppy Sit, Come, Down, Wait, and Place. We will work on teaching them their name if they have one. We will work on leash training as well. If we see jumping or being too mouthy we will address that as well and teach the new family what they need to do once they pick up their puppy. We want to send home puppies with manners and basic obedience that will make life as easy as possible when welcoming a new member to the family.

We will send videos once a week to show the progress of the pup's training. Pups will have all age appropriate shots and dewormings while still in our care at no extra charge.

Rates-$1000 a month **A deposit(half the balance) is due at 4 weeks of age. Remaining balance due at 8 weeks old**

Weather permitting water work can be done for an extra $100. We will get the pup swimming and fetching a bumper. If we dont get the pup swimming and fetching no charge. 

****Adult Training****

Here at Willow Ridge we do offer adult training for any breed of dog. It could be just simply teaching basic obedience to helping break bad habits. No dog is too old to learn! Dogs must be up to date of vaccines and have a health check by a vet saying the dog is healthy and able to participate in training.  **We do not work with aggressive dogs.**

Adult training is a 4-8 week course. 

Your dog will learn the basics. Sit, Down, Come, Wait, Stay, Place, and Heel.

If your dog needs to learn not to jump we will teach them that jumping is not ok. 

If your dog needs to learn to be crate trained we can do that. Note: If your dog destroys our crate(s) you are responsible for replacing the crate with the same crate or one of equal value. You are more than welcome to bring your own crate. 

If you would like your dog ecollar trained we can train them to the ecollar. 

We will send videos once a week of the dog's progress.

Rates-$1000 a month **Paid at dropoff**

Weather permitting water work can be done for an extra $100. We will get the dog swimming. If we dont get the dog swimming no charge. 

Any food, medicines, supplements, blankets, and bones/toys must be provided by the owner.

If you are interested in training please send me an email willowridgekennel@yahoo.com or give me a call at 270-234-6358