FAQ's about Bow Wow Behavior Buddies
How do I contact a Behavior Buddies trainer?
Check with your local Camp or Home Buddies to find a Certified Behavior Buddies trainer in your area. If you do not have a Camp or Home Buddies that is local to you, please contact the corporate office at 877-700-BARK (2275) to find the closest Behavior Buddies trainer to assist you and your pup with behavior modification.
How much does training cost?
Training costs vary depending on whether you are looking to participate in a group class, in-home or in-Camp training. You will want to contact your local Camp or Home Buddies to find a Certified Behavior Buddies trainer in your area. If you visit your local Camp or Home Buddies web site, you can view the costs of their classes and private training sessions.
What do I need to do as the dog’s owner during the training sessions?
For training to be effective, you must take an active role in working with your dog on the plan that your Behavior Buddies trainer gives you. If you are considering training, it is obvious you are ready to make the changes necessary for you and your dog to have a great relationship, so getting signed up for your first training session is the best move you can make. After that, your trainer will discuss with you what you will need to do to accomplish your goals.
Our Behavior Buddies training program offers both obedience classes and private training. The location of your class will depend on the training option you choose and your Behavior Buddies trainer will let you know whether training will be in a Camp Bow Wow location, off-site location or your home.
How do I know whether I need an obedience class or private training?
If your dog is in need of socialization, manners or you are dealing with behavior issues, a series of obedience classes is probably sufficient. If you have more extensive issues, such a leash reactivity, aggression or resource guarding, you will most likely need private lessons. You will want to consult with a Behavior Buddies trainer so they can take an assessment and help you pick the right setting for your dog’s training.
Your Behavior Buddies trainer will select the training methods that will work best for your canine’s personality, driver, temperament and specific issues. If you take an active role in the training program, you will see positive changes in your canine’s behavior. Should your dog’s behavior alter after you have completed your training program, you should contact your Behavior Buddies trainer for a follow up.
How does a Board-and-Train work?
Board-and-Trains are a great way for your dog to receive training while they are staying at Camp Bow Wow. If you are on vacation or gone for a few days and your dog is staying at Camp Bow Wow, you can have a Certified Behavior Buddies trainer train your dog on specific behaviors. Once you return to pick up your dog, the trainer will have a session with you to show you the dog’s progress and give you instructions on how to maintain the work they have done with your dog.
How do I find a schedule for your Obedience Classes?
Each Camp Bow Wow or Home Buddies training program has their own schedule of classes. Contact your local Camp Bow Wow or Home Buddies for a schedule of days and times of their classes. You can locate your local Camp or Home Buddies here (link to find a location near you).
You can either contact your local Behavior Buddies Trainer, or call our Corporate Houndquarters at 877-700-BARK (2275) and speak to our Behavior Buddies Program Manager and they will be glad to answer any additional questions you may have.