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Dog Training Services

Enriching Lives Using Reward-Based Teaching Methods

Camp Bow Wow® dog training services are specially designed to enrich your pup. Our premier dog training services offer flexible programs for every dog. The training methods we use are designed using only reward-based techniques to ensure your pup has the most enjoyable learning experience. Our classes and dog boot camps are exciting, effective, and enrich canines of all ages and behavior levels.

Training Programs

Regardless of their age or behavior level, your dog’s health and happiness can be improved through training activities. We provide numerous fun and engaging enrichment training programs that boast numerous benefits.

Our training programs and dog boot camps help:

  • Maintain your dog’s sharp mind and skills
  • Build a stronger bond between your dog and your family
  • Channel energy into appropriate tasks
  • Improve behavior in public spaces

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Dog Obedience Classes

Camp Bow Wow’s dog obedience classes are split into levels to help both you and your four-legged family member learn at a progressive pace. Our reward-based training methods will help ensure that your dog attains the level of obedience most pet parents only dream about.

The three levels of our obedience classes are:

  • Level I—Basic: Builds the foundation of reliable commands like sit, down, leave it, come when called, and leash walking.
  • Level II—Intermediate: Learn how to get your dog to heel by your side, go to their mat, and add distance plus distractions to all their behaviors.
  • Level III—Public Polishing/CGC Prep: This level teaches your dog to sit when you greet a stranger, heel in a crowd, and more. They will now be prepared for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) exam.

Camp Bow Wow is where a good dog can be a great dog!®

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How Old Should My Puppy Be for Dog Obedience Training?

We love to work with puppies and have classes designed for the youngest pups. The age range for our puppy training is usually around 10 weeks old to 4 months.

If you want to start obedience training at home, puppies can begin to recognize basic cues like sit and stay around 7 to 8 weeks old. Generally, this is also the right age to begin socializing them around other humans, other dogs, and even other animals.

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In-Camp & Private Training

Get more play in your stay at Camp! We offer premier care with no hidden fees. Whether your dog is here for the day or overnight, they'll play all day with furry friends and get lots of TLC from our Camp Counselors. With Camp Bow Wow, you get the best care at the best value because your pup's day of Camp includes:

What's Included:
  • Day Camp included in overnight stays
  • All-day play in indoor and outdoor play yards
  • Individual cozy cabin and nightly Campfire TreatTM for Overnight Campers
  • No charge for medication administration and other special requests
  • Lots of individual attention and TLC from Camp Counselors

Dog Training FAQs

Camp Bow Wow® is proud to make flexible, fun, and effective training a reality. We offer reward-based training programs that will satisfy all your pup’s needs! We realize you may have many questions regarding our dog training services, which is why we have provided answers to our most frequently asked questions for your convenience.

What type of training methods do you use?

Camp Bow Wow Certified Trainers only use reward-based training methods. We believe dogs deserve to be rewarded when they do well rather than making them work to avoid negative outcomes. To us, rewards can mean praise, food, treats, or even a toy your dog loves. Our team uses clicker training in obedience classes to inform our four-legged students when they’re doing a behavior correctly. Clicker training allows dogs to learn quickly, and when they do, we slowly remove the clicker and treats. This is a fun, rewarding, and effective training method for both our dogs and their humans.

How much do your dog training services cost?

The cost of dog training varies depending on whether you are interested in in-Camp, private, or group training. Get in touch with your local Camp for more information about our training costs.

How do I know what type of training my dog needs?

We recommend you consult with one of our Camp Bow Wow Certified Trainers to determine the type of training your dog needs. Once we understand your goals, we can help you choose the right training service that will help you achieve them.

Where does training take place?

Most training sessions take place at Camp. Our programs offer both private training and in-Camp training during your pup’s stay. The location will depend on the type of training you choose. Some of our Camps offer off-site training. One of your local Certified Trainers can inform you about where your trainings can or will take place.

How do Play & Trains work?

This is a great way for us to train your dog while they are staying at Camp with us. Whether they are here for the day or staying all night, you can request to have one of our Certified Trainers spend one-on-one time going over specific behaviors with your pet. Our trainer will take the time to go over your dog’s progress with you when you come to pick them up. We can also give you instructions as to how to help them maintain the progress they have made.

How do I find a schedule for your obedience classes?

Get in touch with your local Camp Bow Wow to learn more about the dates and times of obedience classes.

What are the requirements to attend training?

Dogs must be up-to-date on Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella. Other vaccinations may be required based on the Camp location. If your pup is participating in training during their day care or boarding stay, they must have passed the Camper Interview.

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