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Having ONLY the dog trained may be less expensive at the beginning; however, the results won't last in the long run. Dogs are not autonomous— they possess personality, flaws, and cannot be programmed for perfect performance. Our goal is to teach you how to communicate your needs and expectations efficiently by rewarding good behavior and electing consequence for poor performance.Find out more
Our goal is to teach you how to more effectively and efficiently communicate your needs and expectations to your dog. Of course, it will be easier because we have effectively taught your dog a new "language" while in training with us. Now we teach you that same language. By the time he or she leaves our home for your's, you will have a better understanding of your dog and a more effective way to communicate with him or her so that the training we have done will last a lifetime.
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My dog had a baseline foundation of commands; however, he struggled to perform these commands at will and sometimes seemed disinterested. That is where Dillon came in. After working with Dillon, there is now a consistency. My dog is willing to perform commands when asked, walks at my side without pulling whatsoever and is focused on me when walking at my side and can perform a heel. He also now enjoys being on his “place” and will hold commands until being told he is free to do so. Dillon is flexible, easy to reach, and really wants to see the dogs he works with and the families he works with succeed after reintegrating the dog into the home. Dillon was available to answer all questions we had. We cannot recommend Dillon enough! He is professional and responsive.
Food. Feeding instructions. Gwaltney Hotdogs 3lb packages. 1 package per week your dog is here. So if your dog is here for four weeks, we ask for four packages. We also ask for a paper copy of your dog’s vaccination records.
The best age to start the training is between eight and 12 weeks of age, because that’s the puppy’s critical socialization window. It’s when puppies are super impressionable so socialization, exposure and confidence building are very important. That said, if you do early socialization yourself, then anytime in the two to six month age range is great. Puppy training makes a huge difference so the more you do, the better!
Yes. We are happy to accommodate any special diet requests, raw food diets, medication needs etc.
We guarantee we’ll do our job, and we guarantee your dog will be trained. But we can’t control you and we can’t make you follow-through once the dog is home. Ninety-nine percent of our clients do an amazing job with their dogs once their dogs are home. They follow-through, they ask questions if they have them, and they see great success.
Every once in a while, we have clients who think their dog is a robot and will obey commands regardless of inconsistency or lack of follow-through on their part. Dogs aren’t robots and they aren’t perfect. We are doing the hard work. All we ask is that you maintain it. And we give you specific, customized, written and verbal instructions to help you do so! Listen to your trainer, and your dog will do great!
Some other trainers seemingly disappear after the dog has gone home. They don’t return your calls or follow-up with you. We’re not them! We care about you and your dog. We put a lot of hard work into your dog’s training and want to make sure we’ve done and continue doing everything possible to help you succeed. Follow-up lessons are included in most of our board & train programs, and after that we are always available by phone or email to answer any questions you might have.
Many of our clients continue sending us updates and happy stories months and years after their dog has graduated. We’re in this for the long haul and want you to know you can always count on us. We’re here for you!
Yes! This helps us to further generalize the dog’s training and allows us to answer specific questions clients have in regards to their home set-up and environment. In everything we do, we strive to set dogs and their owners up for success.
Both. We generalize our training. That means, once we’ve taught the dog the commands he or she needs to learn, we have him work for multiple handlers in multiple locations around a myriad of distractions. Generalization is a key aspect to training that many other trainers don’t do. Our handover process is very smooth. We ensure that the training transfers so everyone is happy and the dog can be successful at home.
No. In all our years of training, no dog has ever forgotten his owners. They may not realize their owners are in the room right away, during midway lessons for example, but once they see/smell them they are always happy to see them.
The way we train is fun for dogs, so in their minds their whole day is fun! Depending on the dog’s specific training goals and needs, we will do a combination of obedience, agility, urban agility, treadmill training, clicker training and more. Many owners see how much fun their dog is having and wonder, “Will he want to come home?!”
As much as it needs! We work with dogs often throughout the day. For example, a puppy might receive 15 short training sessions in one day plus a field trip and play time with other dogs! A rehab dog may do longer sessions to work through behavioral issues, but will still be worked with often throughout the day. On average, board & trains do multiple sessions per day for a total of 1.5 to 3 hours of training (sometimes more).
That depends! If your dog is overweight then yes, we will put your dog on a diet. If your dog is underweight then no, we will increase your dog’s food intake to help your dog gain weight. If your dog is a good weight, we will maintain your dog’s weight. Our in-home board & train is different from a stressful kennel atmosphere. Dogs aren’t surrounded by loud, barking dogs and overworked/underpaid kennel workers. They are part of our packs and have a great time visiting us for training!
In the rare case that something happens to your dog, we take care of your dog like one of our own! We contact you so that you can take your dog to the vet, or we get your permission to take your dog to the vet ourselves. We’ve trained 100s of dogs in board & train, and we’ve had 0 accidents ever happen. We would like to keep it that way, this is why we dont take everyone that calls. Because our numbers are so low, we are able to keep a close eye on dogs. This is how we keep dogs safe and healthy! We always know where they are, what they’re doing, what their stool looks like, if they’re eating and drinking enough etc.
Absolutely! We send post to social media and, in some cases, we text photos and videos to our clients. We want you to always know how your dog is doing. That said, we do ask that you don’t ask for daily, detailed updates. We are busy training and want to use our time wisely. You can always ask for a quick update, but lengthy updates are usually sent weekly.
Yes! Any programs longer than two weeks offer midway lessons. This is an opportunity for you to visit your dog, spend time with, and learn from the trainer. For programs shorter than two weeks, we do not offer midway lessons, but if you really need to see your dog we can make it happen!
In our program, your dog lives with the me the trainer at our licensed facility attached to our vet. We’ve found this is the best way for dogs to get round-the-clock care and individual attention, a trusted individual is with your dog 24/7.
"We recently adopted a 2 year old American Stafford Terrier. She is a very rambunctious 50 lb girl. When visitors would come over she would jump all over them and we couldn’t stop her. We reached out to Dillon at Full Potential K9 for help. Dillon came to our home to assess our girl and it was amazing. He had her listening to him immediately. We initially signed up for a 2 week board and train. After the 2 weeks Dillon brought her home to show us her progress. He did wonders with her and we agreed that she needed an additional week to solidify her training. He brought her home after the 3 weeks and she was a different dog obedient wise. We had a family member come over and visit before Dillon left to see how she would react. He gave a command for her to stay on her bed and when they came in the door she didn’t move but you could see that she was happy to see the person, tail wagging. They went over and greeted her and she remained on her bed. He explained the continued work that will be necessary. Dillon is very professional and knowledgeable about training and you can see that he cares about the dogs. We appreciate all the help he has given us and highly recommend his service."