Von Asgard K-9 Center offers a wide variety of specialized training programs; however, our "K-9 BOOT CAMP" programs have been the foundation of our success as Florida's premier dog training facility. Our "K-9 BOOT CAMP" training programs are like no others. They have been singled out for excellence on national television and written-up in a number of dog publications. These unique obedience and behavior modification programs are board & train programs that teach both the pet dog, as well as, his owner.
The dog is boarded at Von Asgard K-9 Center for a minimum of 14 full days and is trained multiple times each day during his stay. While at "K-9 BOOT CAMP", your dog receives all the "DUDE RANCH" boarding features (click on "K-9 DUDE RANCH" boarding to the left), such as, "Super-Sized' kennels, three on leash hikes each day, a "free-running" play session & etc. Each day, multiple short 15 minute training sessions are scheduled. They are interspursed around the three on leash hikes and the play period so that the dog is out of his kennel each hour, approxmately 9 times-a-day. It truely is like sending a child off to a high-activity summer camp, or to Marine Boot Camp.
By training multiple times a day for short periods of time, in the course of a seven day week we will have up to 35 training sessions with your dog while utilizing only his prime attention span. Successful training can quickly be accomplished with such a intensive, focused schedule.
We train using "Motivation", "Consistancy' and "Repetition" combined with our variation of Operant Conditioning through the professional application of "Marker Training". Most trainers "teach" your dog to do something . . . We develop the "habit" of him doing things correctly.
PLEASE NOTE: An “Evaluation” is MAY required in order for you to enroll you dog in the 2 week - K-9 Boot Camp program below.
In this minimum 14 dayK-9 Boot Camp Board & Train Program, your dog will receive the following training:
1.)Voice Commands (in foreign language, if requested) - Respond to “Voice” commands (beside English, if you wish, we can train your dog in German, Dutch, French, Czech or . . . ?)
2.)Focused Attention - Demonstrate that he gives automatic focused attention by looking calmly up into the face of the handler.
3.)Snap Sit - Accomplish a very snappy "Sit", with an automatic focused attention.
4.)Quick Down - Show he will do a consistent and quick “Down”.
5.) Solid Stay - Demonstrate his settling into a real solid, automatic stay with the "Down" command.
6.)Release Command - Show he will do that solid stay until the release command "Okay" is given.
7.)Reliable Recall - Demonstrate the "Here" command showing his Recall (Come) by him coming quickly and ending with a "Sit" with an automatic focused attention right in front of handler.
8.)No Pulling When "Flexi-Heeling" (Walking) casually either On-Leash Next To The Handler or out to Varying Distances Out In Front Of The Handler - Show, with the "Easy" command, on a casual walk, that the dog walks nicely at whatever distance the handler wishes, on a loose leash, without any pulling and that he turns when the handler does. Invented at Von Asgard K-9 Center, our award winning "Flexi-Heeling" offers an enjoyable walk whether at your side (like heeling),near you or out in front of you. When compared to the repressive drill team-like competition heeling commonly taught, this flexibility adds a new dimension.
9.)Walk Past Other Dogs - Show, with the "Easy" command, that the dog, while walking on-leash, can walk by other dogs and ignore them.
10.)Crate Trained - Show that the dog has learned to love his "Special Spot" (his crate), like a kid loves a tree house, by pointing and using the "Place" command.
11.)Polite Greeting - Use the "Off" command to demonstrate a Polite Greeting on-leash with the dog not bothering or jumping up when meeting people.
12.)Polite Door Manors - With the "Easy" command, demonstrate that the dog will sit and wait when going through a door or a gate.
13.)Polite Table Etiquette - With the "Easy" command, demonstrate that the dog will sit and wait till commanded to eat.
14.)No Jumping - Show that the dog has learned the "Off" command and does not jump up on people or things.
15.)Distractions - Work these exercises while under slight distractions.
16.)"Invisible Leash" - Introduction to and understanding of the E-collar.
17.)Two Hour Graduation Program - When our training has been completed there will be a 2 hour Graduation Program to catch you up with what your dog now knows and all the commands and how to handle him.
18.)Lifetime Training Guarantee - Receive Von Asgard K-9 Center’s 3 way lifetime training guarantee. See below for details.
19.)An "Invisible Leash" Remote Collar (with several other helpful equipment items) -is available at an extra cost of $300 from Von Asgard.
K-9 BOOT CAMP - 3 Way Lifetime Guarantee:
To our knowledge, Von Asgard K-9 Center is the only training organization to completely guarantee the success of its 2 Week - K-9 Boot Camp program.
Von Asgard K-9 Center's - 2 Week K-9 Boot Camp Lifetime Guarantee covers all its basic enumerated exercises.
1.)A "K-9 BOOT CAMP" TRAINING GUARANTEE that provides free lifetime training help to keep your 2 Week K-9 Boot Camp graduate sharp on all the basic exercises he mastered when he originally graduated. Just call Von Asgard for a free private training appointment at Von Asgard K-9 Center for your 2 Week K-9 Boot Camp graduate, if you need help. Von Asgard K-9 Center is open 7-days-a-week.
2.)A 2 Week K-9 BOOT CAMP - GRADUATE receives a free "Refresher Course" each time he is boarded at Von Asgard K-9 Center. We do this for the life of the dog. Each time you return to pick up your dog after boarding, his K-9 Boot Camp training will be just as sharp as the day he originally graduated at no additional cost to you.
3.)Von Asgard's 2 Week K-9 BOOT CAMP lifetime guarantee is transferable should your "K-9 Boot Camp" graduate ever need to be re-homed. The lifetime guarantee extends to the new owner for the life of the dog, provided the new owner attends a free program to acquaint him or her with the training the dog received originally at the 2 Week K-9 Boot Camp.
"2 WEEK K-9 BOOT CAMP" PRICING:
Our unique 2 WEEK K-9 BOOT CAMP - board & train program is NOT expensive.
Our comprehensive 2 WEEK K-9 BOOT CAMP - board & train program is $1,995 and INCLUDES . . . a minimum (14) days boarding & a 3 Way Lifetime Guarantee.
NOTE: After the 14 days, if any additional training is required to complete K-9 Boot Camp, client will only be charged a special discounted price of $875/week with multiple training sessions each day.
A PAYMENT PLAN IS AVAILABLE: Now you can break the balance into more manageable monthly payments. This flexible payment plan is customized just for you. Call Linda at 941-322-0705 Ext. 700 for all the details.
Discounts Available: Von Asgard K-9 Center, Inc. offers a 10% discount when training Multiple Dogs.
Von Asgard K-9 Center requires a deposit to set up a reservation. The total bill, less the prepaid deposit, is due at check-in. We accept most debit and credit cards, as well as, your personal check. “Long Term” boarding is billed to your card in 30 day increments. Should a medical situation arise while your pet is in our care, you agree to give Von Asgard permission to contact a Vet, to give care, and to medicate your pet appropriately in your behalf. Animal or animals not picked-up or that remain unpaid for over thirty days, unless other arrangements are made, shall become the sole property of Von Asgard K-9 Center.
Call today to reserve a spot on the training roster for your recruit. We will gladly put some "spit & polish" in him for you . . . "Semper Fi"
Von Asgard K-9 Center 35571 State Road 70 East / P. O. Box 331, Myakka City, FL 34251
Toll Free: 800-797-2954
(We take calls from 9AM to 9PM - 7 Days-A-Week)
Serving Florida's gulf coast area from the Tampa to Fort Myers