Dog Training for the Real World

A dependable training program that empowers your dog to function as a responsible citizen in the real world

Notice:
Price increase coming January 1. 2023 training booked before 1/1 is at old prices.

Well-behaved dog = happy owner

Even if your dog seems perfect, training can help him or her sail through life's stresses. Whether your pup is a nervous rescue or a pampered purebred, he or she needs dog training that will help them overcome any issues and thrive in a world of distractions. Our dogs deserve the same quality of education we provide for our two-legged kids. Our resident dog trainer, Jayme Feary, has a reputation for turning out stable, balanced dogs. When you enroll your dog in a Woofers Canine College course, your dog will graduate with a degree in living life well.

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Better Behavior Starts Here

Basic Obedience - $950        Most Popular
Residential Course
Two-week Semester

Your dog’s introduction to becoming a better pup, this course will teach your dog basic on-leash life skills, such as “sit,” “down,” “stay,” “come,” and learn to walk nicely while on leash. Dog obedience at this level lays a stable foundation for more difficult tasks in the future.

Advanced Obedience - $950
Residential Course
Two-week Semester

In the Advanced Obedience course, your dog will learn to obey the command “down” while moving, advanced stay, and off-leash work, such as the recall command (“come”) with distractions and heeling. Advanced obedience training is essential if you want a dog that will obey you in any situation.

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Total Recall - $950               Most Popular
Residential Course
Two-week Semester

 

Come right now no matter what. Even if you're off leash, some distance away, or distracted by turkey, deer, or a ham sandwich. Total Recall is the "come command on steroids." Take your dog anywhere and never have to worry about s/he running off and not returning. Enjoy the freedom of taking your dog to the dog park, on trails, or to the lake knowing s/he will come instantly when called.

Intro to Group Play - $200               Popular
Experiential Course
Training Happens During Day Play

Best dog socialization training around. Your dog will learn how to interact safely and enjoyably at doggy daycare. You bring Fido to several sessions of Woofers Day Play, and our trainer teaches him or her how to get along and enjoy the experience. The number of sessions depends on how quickly your dog gets comfortable. Day Play charges in addition to training.

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Good Citizenship & Socialization - $950
Residential Course
Two-week Semester

If you want a well-adjusted dog that you can take anywhere you go, this course will teach your pup to get along with other dogs, new people, and new places.

Private Sessions - $110/session

If your dog needs one-on-one attention, you can enroll in private, one-on-one training sessions where you and your dog will be the center of attention.

Specialized Dog Training for Behavioral Challenges

We specialize in solving behavior problems such as barking and whining, marking, house training, pulling on the leash, jumping on people, digging, ignoring, and other issues. If your dog needs rehabilitation, it’s always best to call us first to discuss your situation. After our conversation, we’ll schedule a no-cost, in-person evaluation, after which we’ll prescribe a training plan including the cost.

Telephone/Zoom Dog Training - $85/session

When you can’t come to our Sturgis, SD location, we can come to you through the phone or Internet. Whether you just want to learn to teach your dog to sit and stay or train your dog not to pull on his or her leash, distance sessions can help you conquer your dog’s various challenges.

Jayme Feary

Head Trainer

Woofers Canine College

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Our trainer, Jayme Feary, has worked with clients coast to coast. He has taught animal shelters how to foster a quiet, calm environment so potential adopters will spend more time perusing animals. In his former community he was a go-to trainer for dogs no one else could help. Judges would sometimes turn to him as a last resort before deciding to euthanize a dog.

Jayme is known for his practical, real-world techniques and his post-training support for dog owners so they feel empowered to keep their dogs moving forward. Because of his unique approach, he requires owners and their dogs meet with him in person before agreeing to take a dog into training.

Jayme's tight schedule means his training slots are limited, so we always suggest people plan ahead as far as possible.

He is here to help however he can. Give him a call and let him know your needs.

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 Pricing

Woofers Canine College Courses* --- $950 per course + boarding includes 2-3 post-training coaching sessions with owners. Introduction to Doggy Daycare--$200--is taught while your dog participates in several sessions of Day Play (daycare charge additional). 

Private Sessions --- $110 / session

Videoconference Sessions --- $85 / session

Specialized Behavioral Training --- Fee depends on the type of behaviors covered, as well as your dog's age and breed.

Payment Plans

If paying for training all at once is a strain, you may arrange a payment plan that fits your needs. Talk with us about details.

*Includes training and follow-up coaching

All dogs can learn new tricks.

1. Lots of attention, discipline, and love

At Woofers, we focus on positive reinforcement training -- rewarding good behaviors more than disciplining bad ones. We create a comfortable environment for your dog to learn new behaviors and skills without fear.

2. Safe, effective training that turns any dog into an ideal citizen

Effective training relies heavily on the confidence of the owner. Through Woofers training, you will learn how to command good behavior and your dog will learn to obey the first time, every time — in any situation.

3. Communication and coaching that will turn you into a confident pet parent

We don’t just train your dog and turn you loose; our training method educates you to be an effective handler that can handle all kinds of situations, with training tips that work in the real world.