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In Person Obedience 8 Week Program —
Our obedience program in Idaho Falls is a program unlike anything you’ve seen before. Throughout this course, we use real-world distractions so your dog can learn to obey in their normal day-to-day lives. As the course progresses, so do the distractions.
In this 8-week dog training program, we cover all the basic commands and build the foundation of your training so you can teach your dogs precisely what you expect.
Available Every Spring & Autumn in Idaho Falls, Idaho
Come learn in a large group setting(30-35 dogs and handlers!) how to build a relationship with your dog and see what off-leash freedom could do for you, your family, and your adventures. While we focus on the basics, our primary focus is teaching you how to communicate and work WITH your dog. Building trust is a two-way street–as you build trust with your dog through consistency and leadership, they bring trust by following commands ensuring safety and the ability to live the life you dream of, whatever that may look like for you.
This program, like anything else, will only give you what you take from it. The results you’re hoping for will come with hard work, out-of-class practice, consistency, and using the tools and training we share with you. So come to class every week ready to work hard, enjoy your dog, and create a new and exciting different relationship with your dog.
ALWAYS PART OF THE SCOTCH PINES FAMILY
We genuinely love our clients, and training with us means you become a member of the Scotch Pines Family.
Upon graduation, you receive a free pass to our group program so you can continue any training you may still need or drop in for a refresher anytime you’d like.
Our 8 Week In-Person Obedience Program tuition is $400.00 and includes:
Our programs and courses give you a powerful structure and foundation to train and turn your dog into a well-mannered canine citizen that can enjoy life off the leash. This foundation also opens the door for mutual respect and trust between you and your dog.
With each of our clients, we teach you how to work on behaviors, teaching your dog what you expect them to do in different circumstances, how to listen to you, and what it means to be praised. We also teach you how to communicate healthy correction to your dog using tools that replicate their own types of body language, however only after we teach them the behavior we expect.
Ultimately, we want to help you and your dog have the healthiest and happiest relationship possible because we know that happy dogs help families and homes be happy too. In our experience, building your relationship with your dog on respect, trust, clear expectations, and feedback creates the most loving, connected, and happy result for you and your dog.
- Once a week in-person class & training for 1.5 hours
- Exposure to real-world distractions to build your dog’s foundation
- 1-on-1 Consultations Paid Via Zoom if you want more personalized help
- Class Q & A’s, (Meeting with Sarah before class begins and utilizing Joe’s knowledge during the class time to have your personal questions answered.)
- Online Forum to Post Questions Throughout the Week
- Videos for Commands Covered
- Videos to Cover Common Behavioral Issues
Upon Graduation, you receive full access to our in-person program FOR FREE to continue your dog’s education and take refresher courses as needed.
*(diploma does not transfer to a new owner if the dog is rehomed)
Your program fee also covers the cost of the specific tools you need to be in our training program.
- Training Collars
- Training Lines
- Off Leash Equiptment
*(6 foot leash not included)
Times to expect Equipment fitting
You come to class on week 1 and are fitted with equipment for weeks 1-5 and then fitted with off-leash equipment on week 6.
We will give you all the tools you need to train your dog in our in-person programs.
We bring 8 years of personal experience and the tried and proven Scotch Pines Method to the table to teach you how to:
Teach Your Dog What You Expect from Them So They Know How to Behave Consistently
Realign Your Focus So Your Dog Trusts You While You Train Them
Develop Mutual Respect
Keep Your Dog Focused When They’re Faced with Distractions
Get Your Dog to Listen to You
Keep Your Dog Safe
Have Your Dog Follow Your Commands - Come, Sit, Stay, Heel, Down, and Bonus Commands
Teach Your Dog to Calm & Settle
Take Your Dog Off-Leash without Fear or Hesitation
Trust Your Dog Around Other Dog(s) & Humans
Have a Happy Life with Your Dog(s) by Your Side
What We Expect From YOu When You Participate In Our Programs
Training a dog to listen takes lots of repetition, just like strengthening your body, learning to juggle, and doing something that takes dedication and focus. But, if you follow our program and put in the time and effort, you are well on your way to having a well-trained dog that listens the first time you ask for the rest of their lives.
Training Your Dog for 30 Minutes a Day
Follow the Training as Presented
Be Kind to Yourself Through Each Step
Lean Into the Experience
Showing Up Prepared for Class (Equipment, Focused, Ready to Learn)
Frequently Asked Questions About our in-person dog training course in Twin Falls Idaho
What should I expect during the first class during this program?
Our first week starts with a bit of chaos; dogs come into class pulling owners, and almost all feel overexcitement. But then, the barking stops, and within 5-10 minutes of class, we start to see the calm. Of course, the main part of that session is getting our dogs to focus on us, so as we leave the first class, we see dogs walking calmly next to their owner just by playing a simple game.
Are family members allowed to attend classes?
All well-behaved family members are welcome. However, we ask that no young children are in the class area, especially babies, even if they are in a stroller. For the safety of your children and the dogs attending class, no children can be running through the training area. Your dog requires 100% of your attention during their training, so please arrange childcare as needed.
Can I join a program that has already started?
Once a program has begun, you are unable to join the program and will have to wait to attend the next available in-person training program. It’s essential that your dog gets off on the right foot so they can put their best paw forward and achieve the success we know they’re capable and deserving of.
Does our dog have to be spayed or neutered to attend in-person program?
Our doors are always open to your dogs, whether spayed or neutered. Females who are not fixed and in heat are welcome, except for our week 1 class. If you find this applies to you, all you have to do is attend week one without your dog for the instructions and equipment and work with them throughout the week; we will be here to happily welcome you back to week 2 for the in-person program.
How old does my dog need to be to start training?
We start working with dogs as young as five months old. We want to ensure your dog is fully vaccinated to keep them healthy and add a little more maturity and focus. Five months isn’t always the best fit; some dogs do better when they are a little older. We ask that you come prepared to take extra breaks if you decide to come through when your dog is 5-7 months.
Are older dogs welcome in training?
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but we know better. Any age can be trained if given the proper tools, time, and consistency. We’ve had dogs 12 years old in our program that graduated and went on to spend the rest of their lives being the best canine companion they could be!
Is there an age requirement for handlers?
We believe that responsible pet ownership can start at a young age, 12 to be exact! We welcome our younger pet owners to take this program, leave the frustration behind, and raise exceptional canine citizens they can genuinely enjoy and grow with.
Do you offer refunds?
We never want to see you or your dog in a training that isn’t the right fit for you which is why we have a no questions asked refund policy available up to one week from your start date.
Will a training collar–chain or prong ruin my relationship with my dog?
No! When used correctly(and we show you how!) they can be a fantastic tool–Just ask Kathryn!
Hello! My name is Kathryn and my husband, Matt, and I are the parents of three goofy dogs: Kimber, 10yr old female lab/maybe border collie mix; Angus, 5.5yr old male lab/pit mix, and Wylie, 3yr old first generation labradoodle.
We took Kimber and Angus through Sarah’s in-person course fall of 2019 and it was amazing! Kimber has always had anxiety issues and just by being in the course, she learned it’s okay to relax. Angus was a rescue with a big heart but a stubborn streak, and the class really helped us improve our relationship with him. My only regret is that we didn’t keep up on the progress we made (building a house on our own in 2020/21 made that a lesser priority), and now we have some refresher work to do with Kimber and Angus. I’m sure they’ll pick it back up quickly, though!
Now it’s Wylie’s turn to do the course. He’s an odd combo of highly reactive/protective, very visually stimulated (hello prey-drive!) and super eager to please/submissive. He’s definitely more my dog than Matt’s (Kimber is 100% dedicated to her daddy, Angus loves everyone and everything, lol!), and I’m really looking forward to the deeper trust and bond going through this course with Wylie will bring us. Given how reactive Wylie can be, I love having the opportunity to get the basics down with him in this zoom course and then reinforce it all with the added distractions of the other dogs and owners at the in-person session this fall.
Funny story – even though we’ve been slack working with our pups, Kimber and Angus still have very fond memories of it all. When I got our chain collar and long line and other equipment out and brought it in the house, they were crazy excited and kept trying the stick their heads in the collar while I was attempting to out it on Wylie. Goofy dogs.
Speaking of – Wylie hates anything around his head (we had to put a t-shirt on him when he was neutered as he fought all e-collars we tried so much we were concerned he’d pop his stitches). I knew the chain collar going on and off would be a challenge, so we’ve spent this last week slowly building up to it and praising, praising, praising when he shows even the slightest acceptance. Now he willingly sticks his head in the collar when I open it up. Of course, I’m sure the fact that the other two dogs want to wear it has helped as he thinks he’s getting a special treat they’re not.
Looking forward to getting started!
Testimonials & Dog training Success stories
This training is amazing. My dog Ellie and I recently completed Sarah’s 9 week obedience class. I can not say enough about it. The dog I started with and the dog I was able to train is amazing. I recommend this to anyone with a dog!!
Even if you have trained your dogs yourself in the past I think it is great to refresh with a professional and gain a different perspective on techniques. Especially since every dog is different and might have different needs. The extra fine tuning is nice too. The group setting helps you learn from each other and helps give you confidence in yourself. And you gain new friends! It also helps you stay honest with yourself and accountable. Sarah is very honest, professional, personable, and is there if you need her. If she doesn't have an answer to a concern she works with you to find it. She cares about your success because she wants you to be happy with your dog the rest of their life. She gets to know your dog and you. Highly recommend!
Highly recommended! When I started nine weeks ago I thought I wouldn't get this far. I worried that I wouldn't be able to train my dog to be off leash. But here we are. It's graduation day and we're there. An amazing transformation. Sarah is an amazing trainer. She knows her stuff and helps every single one of the class members improve. She's our trainer for life. So grateful I made the commitment.
We took our energetic Weimaraner and have been absolutely thrilled with the results, Sarah was absolutely wonderful helping answer questions before, after, and outside of class. This class was the best investment we could've made into our dog becoming the best family dog possible. It was worth every penny and then some! We cannot recommend it enough and absolutely will not hesitate to take any future dogs we get as well!
Oh my gosh Sarah... I’m not sure how to thank you! I never, ever would have thought Macho could lay in a sea of dogs! Even as a pup he has never been a social dog.. he’s just never liked other dogs and has had aggressive tendencies right from the beginning! I was so nervous about the “dog pile”, but because of the training you taught us to teach and trust him... he rocked it! I’m so impressed with each class! You’ve helped us to know how to handle touchy dog situations with the proper reprimand! Im so proud of how far he has come!! You told us from night one you would know if we were all doing our homework.. and it’s so true.. if you put in the work, you will succeed!! I’m certain we will come back after graduation to refresh!!! With dog piles of gratitude!!!!
The Voigt Family!!! (2018)