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Dog Training

We’d love to be entrusted with helping you train the best dog ever!

Training the Best Dog Ever

Training your dog is so much more than teaching them a few tricks or practicing a series of learning exercises. It’s developing a relationship and communication strategy with your dog so they can truly become “man’s best friend.” Here at Gagnon’s Pet Resort, we respect the human-animal bond and teach dogs using behavior management and positive reinforcement. Our focus is not on punishing bad behavior, but we strive to ensure that pets know those behaviors are not rewarding. We also focus on socialization, which is an extremely important but often overlooked part of training.

Our training team will take the time to evaluate your dog and train them according to their individual personality. We are a licensed and insured dog training facility in the State of Connecticut, and we’d love to be entrusted with helping you train the best dog ever!
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Our Dog Training Services

We offer a variety of services to meet your needs. All classes are five weeks long and meet for one hour once a week unless otherwise noted. All dogs must have proof of current Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations to be eligible for our services.

Our training services include:

Private In-Home Training

This is perfect for working on specific negative behaviors and ideal for dogs who are fearful or reactive. The cost for an hour of in-home obedience training is $150, and the charge for working on reactive or fear issues is $200. An additional travel fee applies if we need to travel more than 20 miles to reach you.

Basic Obedience

This five-week course is appropriate for dogs of all ages who need help with their listening skills at home or in public. It is intended to help you better understand your dog’s behavior and improve communication with your canine companion so they can better understand what you want from them. The basic commands and skills your dog will learn during this course include sit, down, stay, leash walking, leave it, and come when called. Each class is one hour long and takes place one night per week for five weeks unless otherwise noted. The fee for this class is $175 per dog.

Intermediate Obedience

This course focuses on taking basic obedience skills to the next level. The goal is to have your dog “off leash” trained. Some classes are held in public areas to simulate areas you may visit with your dog. To ensure individual attention, this class is limited to eight dogs per session. The total fee for this class is $175 per dog.

Canine Good Citizen Certification

This is a program intended to promote responsible dog ownership and encourage owners to train well-behaved dogs. The total cost for this five-week class is $175 per dog, which includes the test fee.

We also offer one-on-one training sessions at the resort.

One-Hour Reactivity Training

$150

One-Hour Basic Obedience

$100

One-Hour Reactivity Training

$150

One-Hour Basic Obedience

$100
Please note that if you are seeking reactivity training in-home or at our resort, you must complete our Fearful/Reactive form.

Obedience Classes Calendar

Sunday

March 5th
9:00 am

Sunday

March 5th
10:30 am

Tuesday

March 7th
7:15 pm

Wednesday

March 8th
7:15 pm

Thursday

March 9th
7:15 pm

Saturday

March 11th
9:00am

Saturday

March 11th
10:30 am

Obedience Classes Calendar

Sunday

March 5th
9:00 am

Sunday

March 5th
10:30 am

Tuesday

March 7th
7:15 pm

Wednesday

March 8th
7:15 pm

Thursday

March 9th
7:15 pm

Saturday

March 11th
9:00am

Saturday

March 11th
10:30 am

Dog Training in Colchester

For the best dog training in Colchester and the surrounding areas, including Hebron and Salem, look no further than the skilled and highly qualified trainers right here at Gagnon’s Pet Resort. Contact us today to learn more or to enroll your canine companion in one of our classes.

Dog Training in Colchester

For the best dog training in Colchester and the surrounding areas, including Hebron and Salem, look no further than the skilled and highly qualified trainers right here at Gagnon’s Pet Resort. Contact us today to learn more or to enroll your canine companion in one of our classes.
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