Don't Fear the Doorbell.

Our Philosophy

Here at A Walk In The Park, we want to offer training that is practical and science-based, so we know it works! We want to shape a well-mannered dog that will grow into a good companion.

We want you and your dog to be happy so that you have a positive and long-lasting relationship. The training services that we offer are the best way to achieve that relationship.

We offer a multi-level training class for puppies and adolescent dogs that grows with you and your puppy as soon as it is ready to start learning. We also offer individual training sessions here at the ranch as well as private in-home training as great place to start for adult dogs or dogs that have specific behavioral issues that you need help addressing.  

Our experienced trainers give helpful insight into a dog's thinking process.  We use positive reinforcement for teaching basic commands and for modifying problem behaviors.  Ongoing counseling is available to advise and address persistent challenges.

Many customers find our free Sunday dog walk events to be a great opportunity to practice good behavior.

 

To Get Started

If you are interested in getting signed up for one of our training services, please start by creating an account with Gingr (here).

Please be aware that we will need current veterinary records faxed, dropped off at the ranch or uploaded through your Gingr account. This does include a current vaccination for canine flu. Sign up for the level of training service you are interested in. 

For the multi-level training for puppies and adolescent dogs, there will be an Open Enrollment period. This means that you will be able to sign up for this service for a period of time before it closes again. Once open enrollment has closed, there will be a free orientation class for participants in all levels. At orientation, you will receive all of the introductory material so that you know what to expect from class. Once all participants attend the orientation, your first class will begin the following week. 

 

Package Options

Multi-Level Training for Puppies and Adolescent Dogs:
Levels 1, 2 and 3

Level 1, Puppy Socialization Seminar (age 12 weeks - 5 months) - $100:

Next Seminar is Monday July 30th, from 6pm till 8pm

  • Develop social skills
  • Learn to adapt to new places and situations
  • Introduction to basic obedience

Level 2, Group Class Basic Obedience for Puppies (age 5-12 months) - $225:

Classes start July 31st at 7pm till 8pm, then are scheduled for the following dates: Tuesday August 7th, 7pm till 8pm, Tuesday August 14th, 7pm till 8pm, Tuesday August 21st, 7pm till 8pm, Tuesday August 28th 7pm till 8pm, Tuesday September 4th, 7pm till 8pm and Tuesday September 11, 7pm till 8pm.

  • Continue developing social skills
  • Basic obedience
  • Proper leash walking
  • Introduction to fun tricks

Level 2, Group Class Basic Obedience for Adult Dogs (age 1 year and up) - $225:

Classes start July 31st at 7pm till 8pm, then scheduled for the following dates: Monday August 6th, 7pm till 8pm, Monday August 13th, 7pm till 8pm, Monday August 20th, 7pm till 8pm, Monday August 27th, 7pm till 8pm, Monday September 10th, 7pm till 8pm and Monday August 17th, 7pm till 8pm.

  •  Continue developing social skills
  • Basic obedience
  • Proper leash walking
  • Introduction to fun tricks

Level 3 (age 6-12 months) - $225:

  • Proofing basic obedience learned in Level 2
  • Continue developing social skills
  • Learn new skills to keep your dog mentally and physically challenged

 

Individual Training - $250

Three (3) 45-minute sessions with 1 follow up session at the ranch

  • Basic commands
  • Assistance with excessive barking, jumping, etc.
  • Behavior modification

 

At-Home Training - $350

Three (3) 45-minute sessions with 1 follow up session

  • Basic commands
  • Assistance with excessive barking, jumping, etc.
  • Behavior modification

 

Puppy Daycare Package - $200

5 days of daycare (to be scheduled within a 14 day period) each with ½ of onsite basic training.

 

Grooming Readiness Package for Puppies - $100-$150
(price based on size of dog)

Grooming can be a stressful experience if it isn’t approached properly. We want your puppy to enjoy coming here for grooming! Our grooming practices focus on positive experiences so that your puppy has a more enjoyable experience and therefore, a high-quality groom. This package offers 4 visits in which we start with an easy service and add services each visit until your puppy is ready for a full groom. Dog sizes: under 15 lbs -$100, 15-35lbs - $120, 35-55lbs - $130, 55+lbs - $150

  • 1st visit: Brush-out
  • 2nd visit: Brush-out + Bath
  • 3rd visit: Brush-out + Bath + Nail trim
  • 4th visit: Brush-out + Bath + Nail trim + Coat Clip
 

Rates

Multi-Level Classes for Puppies and Adolescent Dogs

  • Level 1 - $100
  • Level 2 - $225
  • Level 3 - $225

Individual Training – $250
Three (3) 45-minute sessions with 1 follow up session at the ranch

At-Home Training – $350
Three (3) 45-minute sessions with 1 follow up session

Puppy Daycare package - $200
5 days of daycare plus ½ hour of training each day

Grooming Readiness Package for Puppies - $100-$150
4 grooming visits designed to help your puppy prepare for regular grooming services.

Dog sizes:

  • Under 15lbs - $100
  • 15-35lbs - $120
  • 35-55lbs  - $130
  • 55+lbs - $150
 

 
 

Apply for Training Services

To enroll for training, you will need to register your pup through an app called Gingr. Get started today!

 
 

 

What Our Pup Parents Have to Say

 
 
Dirk provided invaluable training...

"Lucky for us we met Dirk 10 years ago when our Henry was just a puppy. Dirk provided invaluable training for our family AND our dog. Dirk has been extremely reliable and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend!"

Peggy Herman

 Dirk has made such a difference...

“Dirk has made such a difference in Loki. People are amazed with the difference in his behavior. He loves going there and we love that he plays all day and isn't in a kennel at night. We would highly recommend AWITP!”

Jen Carpenter