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Private Lessons, Group Classes & Virtual Programs Available

Puppy Obedience Class

  • 6 Week Class
  • Puppy's 12 weeks & older
  • We cover attention, focus, touch command, marker word, come, sit, down, stay,  waiting at door. begin going to your place/bed, etc.  

Basic+ Obedience Class

  • 6 Week Class
  • Dogs 5 months old & older
  • We cover attention, focus, distance recall, leave it, drop it, auto sit, go to place, loose leash walking and other obedience skills and the introduction of Intermediate Obedience skills including introduction to CGC Test.  

Intermediate Obedience Class

  • 6 Week Class
  • Pre-requisites needed: puppy or basic class.
  • Must know sit/stay, down/stay, stand and recall.  Will continue to work on distance recalls with distractions. automatic sits, loose to no leash walking, leave it, drop it, walking in figures and healing.

OTHER SERVICES

Private In-Home Dog Training

Big Sky Dog Training will come to your home (or a location of your choosing) for a private 1 ½ hour initial training lesson. At this lesson, we like to have as many family members in attendance as possible. Besides meeting you and your family, we will evaluate your dog or puppy’s issues and teach you to train using positive, reward-based methods. Our training methods do not include harsh techniques, and have been known to be successful where other trainers have failed to get positive results.

Before the first session, you will receive a registration form e-mailed to you. We usually ask you to complete the form and keep it till we arrive for the lesson. The Registration Form includes many check boxes that will identify areas you want to work on, like; general behaviors, commands, socialization and comfort, grooming, nutrition, health, and house manners.

First, we review the registration form with you and answer all questions and concerns, then we discuss your objectives for the first lesson and see if we can achieve them. Our responsibility is to educate and demonstrate appropriate ways to handle your current problems, along with circumventing potential behavior troubles or issues.

Whether you have a puppy or an adult dog with specific behavior or training problems you want to be addressed and fixed, we also review and go over the must-have behaviors for a well-mannered companion dog. It is not just the dog who learns—it is you and your whole family.

No minimum number of lessons is required. We provide a custom training program for each dog and family. The ideal age to start private puppy training is 8-9 weeks old. Personal training for an older puppy to adult dog is really - anytime. Keep in mind, the sooner you start training, the better. And yes, older dogs can learn "new tricks/commands." It's never too late to start. 
Note: Dogs must have been vaccinated accordingly to their age.

Puppy Head-Start Program

We will come to your home (or location of your choosing) for a private 1.5-hour initial lesson to meet you and evaluate your puppy's training needs. This lesson includes training specializing in all the important aspects of puppy training, which includes housebreaking, nipping/biting, jumping, chewing on household items, crate training, pulling on leash, separation anxiety, etc.

No minimum number of lessons are required. The puppy's age is usually 8 weeks or older, but there is no age restriction.

Equipment Consulting and Shopping

Have Montana help you shop for your new dog or puppy. We provide a detailed shopping list, know the best places to shop, know where the deals are, and how to save money. We call ourselves the Consignee Dog Trainer, this is one of the reasons why.

Pre-Purchase or Pre-Adoption Evaluation

Have Montana, at Big Sky Dog Training help you find your new puppy or dog. Whether you want to adopt, or you decided to purchase a puppy or dog from a breeder. She will review your wants and needs and perform an assessment of every dog you are interested in and match you & your family to the perfect dog or puppy. Temperament tests are available upon request.