Canine Boot Camp
Hi, I'm Cherish Danforth and I have a had a passion for animals since before I can remember. Some of my of earliest memories I was helping heal injured birds, catching turtles and snakes. I was not always as educated in the proper care of animals as I am now but my love and respect for them remains the same. I have a heart for those animals that are misunderstood by humans causing them to be euthanized, surrendered, and abused. In 2014 I started a local rescue group for pit bull like dogs. Most of the dogs I have taken in have been cruelty cases from abuse to dog fighting. I see what most don't see, I step into their world and view it from their eyes. Over the years I have learned to communicate with dogs in a way that has really opened my eyes to how to train them. I am now and will forever be learning from these amazing creatures that God created in his image, a true creature of unconditional love. I have been studying animals since 1995 and working professionally with them since 2007. I believe teaching the owners of these animals to understands their thinking and language is key to strengthening their bond for a life time. Being a pet owner takes hard work and commitment just as it does for children, but asking for help when times get tough or for guidance to be the best parent you can be is one of the best steps you can take for your companion. I am a mother of three girls, 7 dogs , 1 cat and a temporary mom to numerous rescues through our non profit. I still learn things everyday from my canine friends, most importantly live in the moment. They have taught me what a leader means to them and the fine line between being feared and respected by a pack. I'd love to meet you and your dog and assist in your relationship whether it be starting a puppy off on the right foot to helping an old dog change problem behavior. I feel the longer I train the more I learn. I believe trainers and educators carry a responsibility to constantly educate ourselves and our clients to be the well balanced leaders in our dogs lives. Educating yourself is the first step. I believe in being a balanced trainer , meaning my training style is not based purely on positive training but combining every situations with real life consequences. Every action has an equal reaction. I take the tools I use seriously and use each tool with respect and knowledge of their use. I pride myself in educating owners on how to create an amazing bond with their pet by learning how to communicate and become fair pack leaders.
Beginning Canine Basics
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN
Responsible Owners, Well-Mannered Dogs
The AKC's Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, "CGC" after their names.
Beginning Canine Basics ( 1 yr – up ) $150.00
6 weeks training / once a week + 1 mandatory orientation class + optional CGC testing day
Everyone wants that dog that listens and knows how to act in public right? Did you know every dog wants a compassionate, fair, responsible leader to spend their life with? This class will teach your dog the basic commands but more importantly how to build a foundation for a great relationship with your dog. You will learn the importance of understanding what your dog is saying as well as how to communicate effectively to him/ her. We will also do activities as a group such as problem solving and pack walking. Canine Good Citizen Testing will be done on another day after classes have ended
Daycare & Train
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Daycare and training can be a wonderful way to keep your dog actively and continuously learning while your away for the day. We can work on basic commands, leash manners, jumping, nipping, food aggression, crate training, socializing, and lots more while your away. I will work with your pet through numerous mini sessions throughout the day as well as a daily walk.
*Price does not include daycare *
See trainer for schedule and details
4 sessions (4 hrs training + reviewing with owner) $150
8 Sessions (8 hrs + review with owners) $250
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
The First Step in Training
You and your puppy attend a class at least 6 weeks long to earn the STAR certificate and gold medal. S.T.A.R. stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsible dog ownership.
S.T.A.R. Puppy Training Program (4mo. – 1yr) $125.00
6 weeks training/ once a week + 1 free Mandatory Orientation class
Teach your puppy basic commands as well as how to make friends and problem solve. You will learn how to communicate with puppy and become a responsible leader he/ she looks up to. Each class includes AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Testing by an AKC Canine Evaluator and a certificate of completion.
Scheduled Group Sessions – See staff for info
Do you have a crazy schedule? All of 6 week group sessions can be offered in private one on one sessions as well through a six week courses. We can also train in private sessions for behavior modifications issues such as begging, guest behavior, crate training, leash reactivity or any other need that suits your specific situation best. Most importantly we can help you become a great pack leader and build your relationship with your pet.
In home consultation (Family Involvement Encouraged) $150 for up to 2hrs
In -Home Dog Training with specific homework and lesson plans following evaluation
3 sessions $ 180
6 sessions $330
9 sessions $ 500
S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
This program is a more intense training and is offered only a few times in a year in October, January, February and March. During your pets stay they will be housed overnight and learn daily routines such as participate in training, exercising and playing through out the day. They will receive structured care as well as 7hrs of training a week for 3 weeks. This program is individually designed to fit your pets needs. They program can teach basic commands, work on behavior modification, crate training, and a variety of other things as well. This program includes a 1 hour consultation on our starting day, a 2-hour follow-up at the end of the program where we will transfer all the information, techniques, and strategies to you to insure continued success and a follow up 1hr in home session to help you and your pup transition
Prices: 3 week Boot Camp = $1500.00 ( $600 boarding /$1,050 ($50hr) Training + free bath at departure + 4 hr owner training/eval)
Additional week $400
Optional CGC Testing $30