Diablo Kennels offers training in Puppy Socialization, Basic
Obedience, and Herding.
Buying a puppy should be more than an impulse decision. If the
perspective buyer begins with a qualified trainer “before” the
purchase, many hours of problems can be avoided or sometimes
eliminated altogether. The “Successful Beginning of a new Puppy’s
Life” starts before the puppy comes home.
encompasses the 1st moments in the house to an obedient
puppy at the age of 6 months. It eases or eliminates those bad
behaviors such as house wetting, jumping, or digging…while
establishing good habits and manners. The cost of this course is
$250.00 for as many lessons as necessary.
Any new puppy
should be an obedient puppy. The only question is when that
training should begin. Most dogs can successfully begin this
training between 4 and 6 months of age. I train through “praise
The course is a
compilation of those exercises that would equate to an AKC CD title.
(Companion Dog) However, there is more to obedience than just the
exercises. I teach more than exercises. I teach my clients to speak
“Dog” and the course is the equivalent to the 1st 3
Chapters of the book of “Dogalese”. It includes feeding, proper
human/dog contact, and areas of that contact that go well beyond
sitting or heeling.
I offer a complete
course that will create pleasing behavior in every area. The cost is
$150.00 for puppies under the age of a year or $250.00 for all dogs
over a year. I will do “in house” training or take your dog here at
the kennel. The cost for both is $250.00 for as many sessions as it
takes and in Kennel also includes a minimum of 5 days boarding
costs. You will also have to do at least 1 or 2 sessions for me to
teach “you” what I’ve taught your dog.
Jennifer Root is highly qualified to work with your dog in Herding.
She has put titles on some of the best-known dogs in the German
Shepherd breed. Those abilities have allowed her to take them beyond
the “Tested Titles” right into Started, Intermediate, and other
Trial Titles. She is experienced in AKC, ASCA, and AHBA Herding
Jennifer travels to
many Trials each year in CA, OR, and sometimes even to Canada. The
cost is $35 per hour plus facility fees, or we will keep your dog
here at the kennel for $300 a month plus the hourly fee and expenses
traveling to and from the event.