Train Your Pup in Rochester, MN

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Our owner, Dani, has been training dogs for almost all her entire life, so offering dog training services through Pooches and Palomas comes naturally. This training program helps both owners and animals learn positive behaviors. It's our goal to help you find a good balance in your relationship with your dog.

Bring your pooch in today for dog training services in Rochester, MN.

Learn the right methods when training your dog

Positive reinforcement training is the best path toward healthy and happy dogs. This form of training involves rewarding pets for good behavior instead of punishing them for bad behavior. Our puppy training services can turn your excitable puppy into a well-behaved dog.

Dogs can learn:

  • Commands like "sit," "stay" and "lie down"
  • Appropriate ways to greet new people
  • How to interact with other dogs
Come to puppy training services today in Rochester, MN.

Let us train your dog while you are away at work.

Pooches and Palomas prides itself on providing high touch, individualized education for each of the pups in their care. Because of this, they limit their slots to 8 dogs per day. Our quiet low stress environment is the perfect environment for dogs to learn new skills. Reserve your VIP day training slot today.

2 day a week requirement.

Pooches Pre-K

8-16 Weeks

Program Length - 4 Weeks

Socialization is very important for our puppies. and not just with other dogs that correct well to puppies but for our puppies to get used to different sounds, surfaces and textures. So in Pooches Pre K we will be working on just that. Socialization to different environments as well as exploring many new things. practicing good play that is not over the top and learning how to have an "off" switch. In Puppy Pre K we will focus on many introductions.

Introductions to:

  • Surfaces, Textures, Noises
  • Neutral dogs who are soft and correct appropriately to puppies
  • Enrichment toys
  • Vibrations for Nail Dremeling
  • Play with taking breaks
  • Husbandry/ Handeling
  • Walking on a lead
  • New Environments (This can be difficult due to covid. Included in the 4 week pre-k program is 4 field trips to different environments. pet stores, hardware stores...etc.)

Basic Behavior Introductions:
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Hand Target
  • "Bed"
  • Loose Leash Walking

This 4 week program is too short of a time to master all of these behaviors listed above. We recommend continuing to novice after completing Pooches Pre-K Program to continue the training.

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Pooches Kindergarten

Ideal for puppies over the age of 12 weeks looking for exposure to new environments and manners

Program Length - 6 weeks

This program is ideal for dogs that are over 16 weeks. We will focus on manners, exposure to other environments and meeting neutral dogs. In Pooches Kindergarten we will work on name recognition, recall, sit, down, stay, hand touch, leave it, and loose leash walking. as well as crate comfort and place training.

A bath as well as a nail trim is included in this program.

x2 clickers will be given on the first day and a bag of training treats with a food dispensing toy.

daily report cards will be sent out daily, with photo/ video updates on training.

**unfortunately, we are unable to take any dogs that are reactive to humans or other dogs.

Novice

Ideal for puppies over 12 weeks and dogs that need a solid foundation of behaviors

Program Length - 12 weeks

This program is ideal for dogs that need a solid foundation of behaviors. In novice, we will work to build on recall, stay, hand touch, leave it, and loose leash walking. We will start to add in some distractions to the environment and impulse control. We will also work on crate comfort and place training.

In Novice we do include 3 field trips to 3 different environments.

x2 clickers will be given on the first day and a bag of training treats

You will receive a Blue- 9 Balance Harness as well as a Blue-9 KLIMB in this program.

daily report cards will be sent out daily, with photo/ video updates on training.

**unfortunately, we are unable to take any dogs that are reactive to humans or other dogs.

Intermediate

Builds off of NOVICE level, adds fluency to behaviors

Program Length - 12 weeks

This program is for those who have completed Novice and are ready to build on the behaviors they have learned. In intermediate we will work on reliable recall, eye contact, sit with distractions and with duration, down with impulse control, stay, hand touch, leave it, and loose leash walking. adding duration to place training.

​In intermediate we do include 3 field trips to 3 different environments.

x1 fun feeder toy, x1 Blue 9 inspire training treats and treat pouch

daily report cards will be sent out daily, with photo/ video updates on training.

**unfortunately, we are unable to take any dogs that are reactive to humans or other dogs.

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POOCHES PRE-K:
NOVICE:

POOCHES PRE-K
Program length: 4 weeks

8 FULL DAY- $515
4 FIELD TRIPS - $180

TOTAL: $695

POOCHES KINDERGARTEN
Program length: 6 weeks

12 FULL DAY- $775
3 FIELD TRIPS - $150

TOTAL: $905

NOVICE
Program length: 12 weeks

24 FULL DAY- $1650
3 FIELD TRIPS - $150

TOTAL: $1,800

INTERMEDIATE
Program length: 12 weeks

24 FULL DAY- $1650
3 FIELD TRIPS - $150

TOTAL: $1,800

** Ask us about paying monthly

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