Recommended Amount of Classes
The class range often depends on the owner's goals for the dogs. Off leash training and other advanced lessons take longer to develop.I generally recommend that most adult dogs take between 4-6 classes. Puppies need anywhere between 6-12 classes due to their inability to focus for long times and their high energy levels. Remember, every dog has its own personality and requires different amounts of attention (just like children). We will tailor training to your dogs specific needs.
Dog Training with Downward Dog
Divided in two installments
8 classes within
This simplified obedience training eliminates less used commands and instead sticks with the most commonly used ones on a daily basis, the popular “7 Common Commands” system.
“Instead of teaching my dogs 20 commands that they might not be great at, I teach them to be perfect at the 7 most common commands you say on a daily basis which are: Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Off, Heel and no.” - Baylee Ellis
Canine Good Citizen Package
Divided in three installments
12 classes within
Canine Good Citizen test is a nationally recognized program that instills a sense of responsibility and good manners in dogs and owners alike. The heart of the CGC program is the 10-step CGC test.
CGC The test consists of the following practical exercises:
1. Accepting a friendly stranger
2. Sitting politely for petting
3. Appearance and grooming
4. Walking on a loose leash
5. Walking through a crowd
6. Sit and down on command and staying in place
7. Coming when called
8. Reaction to another dog
9. Reacting (or not reacting) to a distraction
10. Supervised separation.
Specialized Training - Service Dog Training
2 day per week month package: $700
3 day per week month package: $1000
This training is unique and will be based on a customized training plan we will help build with you.
Private lessons can be done at your home. These classes last between 1-1.5 hours depending on the dog's energy level. Here the owner will be able to discuss any behavioral issues and receive advice and hands-on training to correct the issues that are happening in the dog's environment.
Downward Dog has simplified obedience training by eliminating less used commands and sticking with the most commonly used ones on a daily basis, effectively forming leveraging the popular “7 Common Commands” system.
“Instead of teaching my dogs 20 commands that they might not be great at, I teach them to be perfect at the 7 most common commands you say on a daily basis which are: Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Off, Heel and no."
"We pride ourselves on our animal training reputation; reputation is everything where I’m from. I get results that make people happy and give them a restored order in their home. Makes it a very satisfying job.” - Baylee Ellis
Private Lesson Rates are: $80.00 per hour
*Offer touchless payment thru Venmo. Payment is required prior to lesson.
I train dogs in the following areas: Happy Valley, Damascus, Sandy, Clackamas, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Boring, Oregon City, and the extended Portland Metro Area.