Dog Training in Phoenix

Dog Training Services in Phoenix/Chandler, AZ

Serving Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Mesa, Gilbert and Tempe, AZ

In Home Dog Training

Most premiere private dog training class where Mark travels to the clients home, and trains/observes the dog and handler in their own home environment. Will learn but not limited to: Sit, leave it, off, stay, down, come, walking on leash (heel), using a doggie door, socialization with other dogs, off leash control and anxiety/aggression redirect, dog agility intro. IDEAL for customers who are looking for a higher level of personal service and attention for their dog.

At My Home Dog Training

Dog training class held at Mark's home outside on the NE corner of Ray & McQueen, in Chandler, AZ. Will learn but not limited to: Sit, leave it, off, stay, down, come, heel, OFF leash prep., and dog agility intro. IDEAL for customers who are having challenges with their dogs behavior outside on walks or for reactive dog challenges.

Group Dog Training

Basic command/social class. (6) dog maximum held at Mark's home outside on the NE corner of Ray & McQueen, in Chandler, AZ. Dogs can attend as long as they are calm-submissive, non-aggressive with other dogs on and off lead. Will learn but not limited to: Sit, leave it, off, stay, down, come and heel. IDEAL for customers who are looking for basic dog obedience while socializing their dogs with other dogs.

Puppy Training

Jump start puppy training class on how to care for a new puppy! Will learn but not limited to: Potty training, biting control/redirect, "home puppy proofing", acclimating your puppy to your home environment, socializing with other people and dogs, "tin-man" leadership posture, grooming (i.e..coat, nails, teeth,) health and nutrition (veterinarian visit expectations and feeding requirements will be covered here,) and introductory basic commands: sit, leave it, off, come and stay. IDEAL for customers who are 1st time dog owners or who need more consultation on the ownership of a dog.

GENERAL DOG TRAINING QUOTE

I’d be happy to help you all with calm-submissive behaviors, POTTY training, ANXIETY 101, pack acclimation, aggression prevention, and my other standard obedience training.  Having a background in human/dog Psychology, I’m confident I will be able to help you with your dog’s given challenges AND development.   

We will do a mixture of general command work, lead work, agility, and dog/dog/human social interaction to achieve our training goals.  ALL training is positive/reward reinforcement | SEE: My Dog Training Method

FOR AGGRESSIVE AND ANXIETY CASES — PLEASE NOTE:  IF YOUR DOG IS PRE-DISPOSED TO AGGRESSIVE/PROTECTIVE BEHAVIORS OR SEVERE ANXIETY ISSUES, THEY MAY NOT BE 100% CORRECTABLE.  IF THIS IS THE CASE, IT WILL BE MY JOB TO SHOW YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HOW TO MANAGE AND DESENSITIZE THESE BEHAVIORS.

*I am FULLY PFIZER COVID vaccinated.  We’ll meet for class keeping an adequate distance from each other.*

RATES

Private IN HOME

$625 4wks/1hr weekly (Beginner) OR $1225 ($25 discount) 4wks/1hr/2x weekly (Beginner/Advanced).

Private AT MY HOME

$475 4wks/1hr weekly (Beginner) OR $925 ($25 discount) 4wks/1hr/2x weekly (Beginner/Advanced) Chandler-Ray/McQueen – outside at my local park.

GROUP training

$150 4wks/1hr weekly meets at my home outside at my local park Sundays 9am. Beginner obedience class. Dogs must not bark incessantly or show aggressive behavior towards other dogs. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR NEXT GROUP CLASS START DATE. 

IN HOME classes are the most personal, premiere dog training service with the BEST training results.

ALSO:  ‘In Home’ training includes FREE refresher Group guest classes!!

I own (3) Australian Shepherds.  MY DOGS WOULD ALSO BE INCLUDED WITH TRAINING IF NEEDED FOR SOCIAL EXPOSURE.

Why You Want Professional Dog Obedience & Behavior Training

Our dog training courses are focused on giving you the education to develop your dog(s) to their fullest potential through repetition and routine. The exercises and knowledge provided will be useful throughout the entire lifetime of your dog.

All training is force free and positive using only human Voice and Posture (whistles will be used in Advanced training). We may occasionally instruct a mild “correction” on the scruff, but nothing that would not happen naturally in the wild or with a dog packs instinct in mind. We teach visual cues simultaneously with verbal commands.

Doggie Steps Dog Training offers In Home – At My Home – or GROUP dog training classes. Normally within only a few days you will notice a positive change in your dog! DOGGIE STEPS training techniques to motivate and condition your dog will include: treats, loving praise, posture, and tone of voice. Dogs respond best to varied tonal frequencies, and we will teach you to use your voice to make a lasting connection with your dog.

Dog Training Commands Used By Professional Dog Trainers

Sit

The "home base" of all dog training commands. Use when feeding, treating, exiting the front door, or crossing the street.

Leave It

The command used to "halt" a dog from eating or smelling unwanted items.

Off

Most often interchanged with "down" the off command is used for any UNWANTED jumping or removal from furniture.

Down

Used to have a dog lay down. I use this primarily for discipline or calmness.

Stay

The command used to have your dog remain idle in a steady position.

Come

One of the most important dog obedience commands. Essential in the recall of your dog.

Heel

Used to have a dog remain at your side, behind the tip of your toe, during a walk or recall finish. Try to keep your dog on the SAME side, every walk to establish consistency.

Dog Training Tips - Sit, Drop, and Off

Fiddo won’t sit?

First off, remain calm. Dogs feed off of our energy so try not to stress out around your dog. Get down on one knee, and slowly raise a treat above your dog’s nose. As the head raises up to follow the treat, gravity will slowly set the butt down. Praise with treat and repeat 10x per day with your dog.

Fiddo won’t drop your shoe?

Dogs can learn through training how to pick up and drop objects.  I call this “give and take” or “up and DROP”.  I use this method when training sporting dogs to release game birds.  With a squeak toy, get your dog’s attention.  Next, command “take” and let your dog bite and hold the toy.  Then, command “drop” and release the toy from your dog’s jaws.  Praise with treat and repeat 10x per day with your dog.

Fiddo keeps jumping on you?

No dog is perfect.  Dogs get excited and show this love for people by jumping.  Dogs learn by routine, so, practice when greeting your dog, approach with a verbal greeting, but NO physical contact for the first 2-3 minutes.  If your dog attempts to jump on you, turn sideways (less surface space to land on) and command OFF.  When all four paws are on the floor, treat and praise. Repeat 10x per day with your dog.