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 Saturday September 29th , from 11am till 1pm

  • Develop social skills

  • Learn to adapt to new places and situations

  • Introduction to basic obedience

Level 2, Group Class Basic Obedience for Puppies (age 3-12 months) - $225:

Classes for 2019 start Monday January 14th at 7:00pm till 8:00pm, then are scheduled for the following dates: Monday January 21st, Monday January 28th, Monday February 4th, Monday February 11th, Monday February 18th and Monday February 25th.

Our next session starts on Monday March 4th at 7:00pm till 8:00pm, then are scheduled for the following dates: Monday March 11th, Monday March 18th, Monday April 1st, Monday April 8th, Monday April 15th and Monday April 22nd.

The following session starts on Monday April 29th at 7:00pm till 8:00pm, then are scheduled for the following dates: Monday May 6th, Monday May 13th, Monday May 20th, Monday June 3rd, Monday June 10th and Monday June 17th.

The next session starts on Monday June 24th from 7:00pm till 800pm, then are scheduled for the following dates: Monday July 8th, Monday July 15th, Monday July 22nd, Monday July 29th, Monday August 5th and Monday August 12th.

The following session starts on Monday August 19th from 7:00pm till 8:00pm, then are scheduled for the following dates: Monday August 26th, Monday September 9th, Monday September 16th, Monday September 23rd, Monday September 30th and Monday October 7th.

The final session of 2019 starts on Monday October 14th from 7:00pm till 8:00pm, then are scheduled for the following dates: Monday October 21st, Monday October 28th, Monday November 4th, Monday November 11th, Monday November 18th and Monday November 25th.

  • 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 Monday January 14th at 7:00pm till 8:00pm, then are scheduled for the following dates: Monday January 21st, Monday January 28th, Monday February 4th, Monday February 11th, Monday February 18th and Monday February 25th.

Our next session starts Monday March 4th at 7:00pm till 8:00pm, then are scheduled for the following dates: Tuesday March 12th, Tuesday March 19th, Tuesday April 2nd, Tuesday April 9th, Tuesday April 16th and Tuesday April 23rd.

The following session starts on Monday April 29th at 7:00pm till 8:00pm, then are scheduled for the following dates: Tuesday May 7th, Tuesday May 14th, Tuesday May 21st, Tuesday June 4th, Tuesday June 11th and Tuesday June 18th.

The next session starts on Monday June 24th at 7:00pm till 8:00pm, then are scheduled for the following dates: Tuesday July 9th, Tuesday July 16th, Tuesday July 23rd, Tuesday July 30th, Tuesday August 6th and Tuesday August 13th.

The following session starts on Monday August 19th at 7:00pm till 8:00pm, then are scheduled for the following dates: Tuesday August 27th, Tuesday September 10th, Tuesday September 17th, Tuesday September 24th, Tuesday October 1st and Tuesday October 8th.

The final session of 2019 starts on Monday October 14th at 7:00pm till 8:00pm, then are scheduled for Tuesday October 15th, Tuesday October 22nd, Tuesday October 29th, Tuesday November 5th, Tuesday November 12th, Tuesday November 19th and Tuesday November 26th.

  • Continue developing social skills

  • Basic obedience

  • Proper leash walking

  • Introduction to fun tricks

Level 3 proofing class- $300:

  • Proofing basic obedience learned in Level 2

  • Continue developing social skills

  • Learn new skills to keep your dog mentally and physically challenged

Level 3 classes are scheduled for the following dates:

Classes start on Thursday May 2nd from 7pm till 8pm, then are scheduled for the following dates: Thursday May 9th from 7pm till 8pm, Thursday May 16th from 7pm till 8pm, Thursday May 23rd from 7pm till 8pm, Thursday May 30th from 7pm till 8pm, Thursday June 6th from 7pm till 8pm and June 13th from 7pm till 8pm.

The next session will start on Thursday June 20th from 7pm till 8pm, then are Thursday June 27th from 7pm till 8pm, Thursday July 11th from 7pm till 8pm, Thursday July 18th from 7pm till 8pm, Thursday July 25th from 7pm till 8pm, Thursday August 1st from 7pm till 8pm and Thursday August 8th from 7pm till 8pm.

 

Leash Walking Clinic - $100

This one day clinic will help participants gain an understanding of how to deal with issues they may be experiencing while walking their dog. These issues may include inattention, pulling or barking. We will show how to teach the dog by approximating the training and creating a positive association with the experience. Participants will learn to recognize triggers that cause their dog to pull and bark and through application of these training methods, dogs will no longer be triggered by them because they learn that there is more value in placing their attention on their owner than on those triggers.

Clinics are scheduled for the following dates: Saturday April 27th from 11:30am till 1:30pm, Saturday May 11th from 11:30am till 1:30pm, Saturday June 15th from 11:30am till 1:30pm, Saturday July 20th from 11:30am till 1:30pm, Saturday August 17th from 11:30am till 1:30pm, Saturday September 21st from 11:30am till 1:30pm and October 12th from 11:30am till 1:30pm

Target Training Clinic - $130

The targeting behavior is not one you tend to find in a traditional basic obedience class, but it is a great technique that trainers and dog owners can utilize to teach just about any behavior. A “target” behavior is not only incredibly useful, it is also versatile and fun. There are many uses for “target” because you can use it to mold more complex behaviors such as taking plastic bottles to the recycling can or even help teach a very basic behavior to a wary or fearful dog such as simply putting on a collar.

This one day clinic will be held on the following dates: Saturday April 27th from 2pm till 4pm and Saturday May 11th from 2pm till 4pm.

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