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We all want the best behaved pup on the block.

Take advantage of our convenient, in-resort training options.

Dog Training

Why not brush up on those training skills while your pet is already staying with us? Our In-Resort Trainers are here to help work on those frustrating habits like jumping, barking, and mouthing, and we can work with your dog while you’re out of town. Upon your return, we will conduct a private session to teach you how to continue the training at home. How about that for convenience? To schedule a training session for your pooch, contact us today.

 

Obedience Training

Our trainers are all members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and have extensive training knowledge and experience. Whether this is your first dog or you are a veteran pet parent, we will help you learn to clearly communicate with your dog.  Paradise 4 Paws believes in Positive Reinforcement because training your dog should be an enjoyable experience for you both. This method builds trust and strengthens relationships that last a dog’s lifetime.

Training Options

Board & Train  │ Group ClassesSeminars │ Private Lessons

Board & Train – In-Resort Training

Popularly known as Board & Train, In-Resort Training provides an opportunity for your pooch to learn while you are away. We focus on positive reinforcement, often utilizing small high-value treats* to reward your dog’s good behavior. Results are not guaranteed, but we will work on fundamental skills to get your pooch well on his or her way. Our commitment to you is that we will communicate openly and frequently to keep you updated on your pooch’s progress and adapt the program as needed. All effective dog training includes strengthening the bond between you and your dog. After each program, we will provide follow-up training recommendations so that you can continue the training at home. Additionally, all training programs can be combined with in-home private lessons, depending on both your needs.

*High-Value Treats: These are generally soft and stinky treats, but can be anything your dog really loves that is sure to  motivate him or her even amidst great distraction. They need to be small pea-sized pieces or have the ability to be broken up into smaller pieces.

New to Training?  Please contact us for any New Training Client Specials.

Enrichment

Make your dog’s stay at Paradise 4 Paws extra-special with some dedicated one-on-one time with a skilled trainer! In addition to quality time with a trainer, these activities can aid in building confidence and improving the overall quality of your pooch’s overnight stay or daycare day.

  • Add-on to Overnight Stay or Daycare
  • Includes two 15-minute sessions per day with a certified trainer
  • Please provide treats or purchase treats from our retail area at check-in. We recommend the equivalent of 150 pea-sized high-value treats* per day

In two 15-minute sessions a day, our trainer will spend quality time with your dog doing any of the following structured enrichment activities (chosen at the trainer’s discretion with input from you, the pet parent):

  • Fetch
  • Nose-work
  • Confidence Course
  • Learning Puzzle Toys
  • Tricks
  • General Manners to help overall stay:
    • Attention Exercises
    • Recall
    • Sit for doors and gates
    • Sit or Down for food bowl
    • Go to bed in room when door opens
    • Walking on Leash and “What’s That?” Game
Enrichment Price
Daily Rate $35


Puppy JumpStart

Get your puppy’s training started on the right “paw” while you are away! We can’t give your dog a magic pill and take all the puppy crazies away, but we can help provide him or her with a solid foundation for future learning. Dogs have several phases of learning, and often one of the toughest is the “acquisition” phase, where your puppy first begins to learn basic behaviors such as Sit, Down, Stay, etc. Let our certified trainer get your puppy through the hard part, and then, during a private lesson, he can transfer the skills to you so that you can continue building through consistency and repetition.

  • For Puppies up to 6 months
  • Add-on to Overnight Stay
  • Includes four 15-minute sessions per day with a certified trainer and one Private Lesson with you, your dog, and the trainer
  • Please provide crate if you would like crate-training.
  • Please provide treats or purchase treats from our retail area at check-in. We recommend the equivalent of 150 pea-sized high-value treats* per day.

Puppy JumpStart training includes a combination of the following:

Socialization sessions with household objects.

Crate acclimation sessions (Please bring your pup’s crate if you would like us to work on crate-training during his or her stay.)

Food aggression prevention sessions: trading chew object or food bowl for food

JumpStart on behaviors:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Find it
  • Leave it
  • Go to Place
  • Leash Walking

We will work on getting these behaviors introduced to your puppy through several short sessions throughout the day.

Puppy JumpStart is offered in 3, 5, 7 and 14 day packages:

Puppy JumpStart Price
3 Day Package (includes one private lesson) $399
5 Day Package (includes one private lesson) $549
7 Day Package (includes one private lesson) $699
14 Day Package (includes one private lesson) $1,249


Adult JumpStart

Take advantage of your dog’s stay in Paradise to get started on some new skills and/or re-introduce some skills that he or she has become a little “rusty” on! Results will vary depending upon your dog’s starting point, but we can help provide a solid foundation for future learning. Let our certified trainer work with your pooch during his or her stay, and then, during a private lesson, he can transfer the skills to you so that you can continue building through consistency and repetition.

  • For Dogs 6 months and older
  • Add-on to Overnight Stay
  • Includes four 15-minute sessions per day with a certified trainer and one Private Lesson with you, your dog, and the trainer
  • Please provide treats or purchase treats from our retail area at check-in. We recommend the equivalent of 150 pea-sized high-value treats* per day.

Adult JumpStart training involves the following:

JumpStart on behaviors:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Find it
  • Leave it
  • Go to Place
  • Leash Walking

We will work on getting these behaviors started and/or re-introduced to your pooch through several short sessions throughout the day

  • Start creating more consistency with the basic skills by working with your dog in different environments throughout the resort
  • Teaching the above skills for rewards other than treats, e.g., toys, attention, rewarding activities.

Adult JumpStart is offered in 3, 5, 7 and 14 day packages:

Adult JumpStart Price
3 Day Package (includes one private lesson) $399
5 Day Package (includes one private lesson) $549
7 Day Package (includes one private lesson) $699
14 Day Package (includes one private lesson) $1,249

 

Group Classes

Paradise 4 Paws offers a variety of Training Classes.  Our Classes all have a small group size to still meet your personalized needs. We also encourage requests – if you have a specific training concern, let our trainer know. It is likely that other pet parents have similar concerns and we will create a class around that topic.

Workshops Date/Time
Leash Walking TBA

The focus of this class will be only on Leash Walking and Leash Manners. One of the biggest difficulties dog parents often face is teaching their dogs how to walk nicely on a leash. This intensive workshop will cover from beginning to end, how to walk your dog comfortably and confidently.

Don’t see the Workshop you are looking for – email us for Workshop requests.

 

Group Classes Date/Time
Puppy Pre-School TBA

Getting your puppy’s training started off on the right paw is one of the most important things you can do to build a long-lasting relationship with your dog. This class focuses on socialization to all things a puppy will encounter in a human family which will build confidence in how they experience their new home. We will also address puppy mouthing, crate and potty training and appropriate puppy play while we introduce them to a few basic behaviors that encourage them to focus on you. Let us help you get your pup started on a lifetime of success! Puppies 8 weeks – 5 months old. 6 week course. One hour per session. $250. See our FAQs for vaccination requirements.

 

Group Classes Date/Time
Fido Foundations TBA

Not sure where to begin? How about with the basics! This class focuses on 4 specific skills: SIT, DOWN, STAY and GO TO PLACE. We’ll also address common issues such as jumping, “counter surfing” and greeting. This class is structured for dogs over 8 months old who have never taken a class or need a refresher on basic skills. For dogs 8 months or older. 6 week course. One hour per session. $250. See our FAQs for vaccination requirements.

 

Don’t see the Group Class you are looking for – email us for Group Class requests.

Seminars

Seminars are for humans only and are in a classroom format where, in one hour, you an learn about a specific training topic.  Please let us know if you have a topic you would like us to cover.

Seminars Date/Time
Leash Walking TBA

One of the biggest difficulties dog parents often face is teaching their pooches how to walk nicely on a leash. We recognize that this is a common and frustrating issue. Our In-Resort Trainer will cover from beginning to end, the canine behavior background for common leash-walking issues and how to address them. You will leave with the knowledge to confidently lead your well-behaved pooch down the sidewalk. Please bring your current leash(es) so our trainer can evaluate the pros/cons and suggest the type of leash which can make your time with your fur baby “a walk in the park” (pun intended). To suggest a seminar topic – email us.

Private Lessons

If you and your dog thrive on personal attention, our Private Lesson packages allow the luxury of training in the comfort of your own home. You and your dog will learn to develop the loving, cooperative relationship you desire at a time that fits into your schedule. Our experienced private trainers will work with you one-on-one in your own environment. Private Lessons are perfect for the new dog parent, the busy family and anyone else who enjoys a fast-paced, self-directed learning environment.

Private Lessons In Paradise At Home
1 Session $100 $125
3 Sessions $285 $325
5 Sessions $450 $525
10 Sessions $850 $1,000
Resort Extras

Check out these additional services that will make your trip even more seamless and your pet’s stay even more enjoyable…

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Overnight Accommodations

Whether it’s enjoying alone time in their private, spacious suites, having a slumber party in one of the lounges, or relaxing on the full-size human bed in the Top Dog Suite, we provide the ultimate in lodging for your pooch. Our overnight suites include:
  • Playtime during the day in play area with bone-shaped splashing pool
  • Premium bedding and nightly tuck-in service
  • Separate wing of the resort for small dogs that is specially designed for those petite pooches – complete with small dog play area and miniature bone-shaped splashing pool
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Doggie Daycare

Daycare is the perfect option for that dog who loves running, jumping, chasing and splashing! Drop your dog off to play while you’re at work or out running errands and enjoy a quiet evening with an exhausted, happy pooch.
  • Daycare available 7 days a week from 7:00am to 7:00pm
  • Half Day (<4 hours) and Full Day (4+ hours) options
  • Playgroups separated by size and temperament
  • One-on-one individual playtime available for those not suited for playgroup
  • Supervised by well-trained pet-loving team
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