Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to frequently asked questions about dog training & obedience classes

Absolutely! We have multiple levels and teams for play so as long as the trainer feels it is safe for your dog to join, we have many options.
Absolutely!!! We have our regulated play sessions which is dog park style so the clients stay there while their dogs play. The difference between us and the dog park, is we are completely regulated. All of our dogs are temperament tested to place them in the right team play. In addition, all dogs are completely vaccinated and we also have an experienced team member in the play to ensure things don’t get out of hand with rough play. Safety for you, your dog, and our staff is our priority.
We only use agility for confidence building and mental stimulation. We do not use agility for competition. We have a 4 week course that will teach you and your dog how to use the equipment and we also have open agility to allow clients to use the equipment for an hour as they wish.

We do not offer a board and train program as we feel there are a lot of factors that will limit a dog’s ability to learn new things as well as retain what they have learned. Change of sleeping habits, food, and being pulled from their normal routine can all be factors that can cause stress on a dog. We do however have a Canine Results Training Program that will still allow the same training program, however the dog stays in the comfort of their own home. The assigned trainer will work with your dog 1-2 times a day, 4-6 days a week, depending on the program planned out between you and the trainer. We have a 3, 4, or 6 week program. We have sessions with you throughout the program to ensure you are aware of where we are with the training which will allow you to be consistent with our efforts.

We can help minimize and even eliminate most types of behavioral issues from mild to extreme. Each issue is different in nature and origin which means the plan will vary with each client. An in-depth consultation will be crucial for the trainer to determine your detailed behavioral modification plan.

You can start as early as 8 weeks after their first round of vaccines. The earlier you start the better so you can address each stage your puppy goes through appropriately. This will help set a good foundation, early routines, and good habits in the household. You will however want to be cautious as your puppy is still not completely vaccinated so keeping them out of high traffic areas is safe. Often times starting early, the safest option is in-home lessons.
Congratulations on your new goals with your dog! Absolutely! We have multiple trainers who are certified through the AKC and can train and test your dog for all CGC levels. This includes Star, Canine Good Citizen, Urban, Community, and even Trick!
We have a day train program that allows us to work one to one with your dog in a 4 hour block. We include access to videos and notes on what is worked on to allow you to continue our training methods at home. We even have an option for pick up and drop off if needed.
Our obedience courses are all 6 weeks long and are 1 hour in length. We offer basic, intermediate, and advanced level courses. We also offer trade classes which are only 3 weeks long. These classes include Puppy Pre-K, life skills, obstacle courses, and restaurant etiquette classes.
We have a fun 3 week class just for this! The first 2 weeks are spent prepping in our training center and the final week takes place at an actual restaurant where you get to enjoy a fun meal on us!
A therapy dog is a dog who has been trained to greet and socialize with people in different situations. This might include patients at hospitals, first responders, kids at school, memory care facilities, and many more situations. The therapy dog’s role is to help people through those social skills cope with multiple situations they may be facing. Though there is normally much training that goes into a therapy dog, they do not have any special rights when it comes to public access. A service dog is trained in obedience, public access, and task work directly assisting a person with their disability. Most service dogs will perform a minimum of 3 tasks to assist their handler with their daily living needs. Service dogs have rights into public access where other dogs do not have access to.
The groomers groom their dogs in a straight through process, meaning there is no kennel time and no other dogs for them to work on. This results in much less time needed and less stress for both the groomer and the dog! The owner is called 15-20 minutes before their dog is done to allow drive time to pick up.
There are many positive reinforcement tools that allow us to work on challenging dogs in our grooming salon. If your dog is a biter, that ok too! Muzzle training does not have to be a scary thing for your dog and our staff can show you some great options on how to keep our staff safe, and your dog comfortable and happy.
All Stage performs balanced training which allows us the use of many tools to assist our clients. We push the importance of positive/reward based with puppies to allow us a strong foundation, trust, and communication with the dogs first thing. Unfortunately, we do not always get our dogs at a young impressionable age. We often see dogs who are extremely human aggressive, dog aggressive, have killed other animals, or are deemed dangerous or vicious through a hearing with animal control and the city/county. Though our work with these dogs are reward and positive based, there are many tools that will allow us to have a different levels of communication while working with these extreme and dangerous situations. We work with the clients preference in training tools during the training process and focus on education and working closely with our clients the entire way through. We work with the client’s preference in training tools during the process and ensure they are using the right tool for the dog, the person, and just as importantly, the situation.
Between the grassy areas, lakes, rivers, and mountains, there are many places where your dog can come into contact with a rattlesnake. Even if you get your dog vaccinated, it only buys you time! We want to help train your dog in rattlesnake aversion. All Stage has paired with Snakeout for this clinic that will be offered many times from the spring to fall time of the year. The treatment of both the dogs, and the snakes are very important! The rattlesnakes used for training are live, well cared for, and humanely muzzled during the training process with the dogs. This allows the dog to affiliate sight, smell, and sound from the snakes. The tools used for the training can vary from using sound, vibration, or a low level-stimulation. Each situation is different and tailored specifically to the dog and their needs. Perfect timing is important to ensure your dog has correct association with the rattlesnake and creates a proper response of avoidance. No training is 100% as there are many situations that could alter the outcome of the snake encounter, however there is great results from the training clinic. It is often recommended to repeat this clinic 2-3 times (once per year) as a refresher if you are in a high risk area.

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