Dog Training at Swanky Paws
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Owning a dog is a rewarding and enriching experience. At Swanky Paws, we know that the better you and your dog can communicate, the better your relationship will be – and that’s why we proudly offer dog training at our Lawrenceville location.
Our trainers guide and train YOU as you bond with your dog and learn to speak their language.
Our positive dog training classes encourage good behavior through fun, informative group lessons led by expert dog trainers. Classes are a great way to introduce your dog to the basic principals of training. Once your dog completes a class and receives their certificate, they get a discount on future group classes as they continue their education!
Private lessons are available for a more specialized program. Our trainers will develop a training program based on your dog’s one of a kind personality, demeanor, and needs. All dogs must complete an evaluation with the trainer before taking private lessons, to determine which training strategies are appropriate for your dog. Please email email@example.com to set up your evaluation, or call 678-985-0005
Dogs love to please, and they repeat behaviors for which they are rewarded. Positive dog training focuses on rewarding behavior that we want to see repeated, and ignoring naughty behavior so that it isn’t. Our expert trainers use positive reinforcement techniques. Positive reinforcement training is the most effective method, supported by decades of research, to build a loving bond between you and your dog.
We offer a safe, fun environment where dogs can learn the skills they need for safety and comfort in all situations.
For dogs that need intensive training, we also offer board and train options.
We know you are busy, and we understand the need to accommodate your busy schedule, even if that means evening or weekend appointments. We also offer private lessons in your home, at the dog park, or at another location that best suits you.
Consistency, consistency, consistency. Did we say consistency? Timing and consistency are the keys to successful puppy training. Our group puppy class or private puppy packages introduce the basics and start on commands for you to practice at home. You will receive a detailed homework plan, and our trainers will be there every step of the way to support you. We cover basic training introduction, appropriate praise, leash walking, basic potty training, and more, plus plenty of time for puppies to socialize and play.
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is a program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start through basic Training, Socialization, Activity and Responsibility- S.T.A.R! AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an excellent first in-person training class for puppies, and provides a good lead-in to earning the Canine Good Citizen title.
AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program is the gold standard of behavior for dogs in our communities. Not only does CGC training create long-lasting trust between you and your pup, but also ensures you’ll be good neighbors and friends to everyone around you—and, if you’re interested in going beyond the basics, CGC also lays the foundation for other AKC sports and activities like obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events.
We can also administer testing for your dog’s AKC Certification for S.T.A.R. Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, Video Home Manners and Trick Training!
Our trainer will develop a training program based on your dog’s one of a kind personality, demeanor, and size. After completing the evaluation, you will receive a detailed plan and expected timeline, along with supplemental training aids and a suggested equipment list.
Swanky Paws Certifications:
The Swanky Paws Training Team has certifications that are specifically designed to meet your dog’s lifestyle needs. All of our programs include a certificate for dogs who complete them, plus, your dog will be ready to take the next step towards AKC Certification! Our Puppy Power Certification gets your puppy started on the road to success. The Trick Training Courses set your up for their AKC Trick Certification. Swanky Paws Excellent Neighbor Certification lays the groundwork for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification. The Apartment Living Training Program Focuses on behaviors which are essential for a dog living in an apartment or attached home setting. For more information, or to set up your customized program, email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Grooming training is the perfect solution for dogs that have anxiety or behavior issues surrounding the grooming process. Our professional dog trainer will spend a dedicated session working with your dog to solve their unique issues, and then introduce the grooming process in a fun and calming way. Most dogs are able to resolve their grooming issues within a few sessions. Grooming training can be added to any Bathing, Full Grooming, or VIP Grooming service.
We are devoted to working around your busy schedule, even if that means evening or weekend appointments. We can hold private lessons at your work, our facility, or other choice of location.
We will create specific objectives to meet through training, based on what you tell us you’d like to see your dog achieve. We will set realistic, attainable goals, and be there to help your dog realize them!
Ready to take the next step? Give us a call, or contact us for a Free 10 Minute Meet-and-Greet Consultation to discuss your dog’s training plan today.
|Private Lesson Consultation||1 hour to 90 minutes||$175.00|
|Private Lesson||1 hour||$105.00|
|Private Mini- Lesson||30 minutes||$75.00|
|Grooming Training||4-5 hours||$78 + grooming fee|
|Drop-Off Day Training||Full-Day Service||$85.00|
|ACK Certification Evaluation||Varies||$30|
Dogs who have graduated a class and would like to move on to the next class receive a 10% discount!
Packages are available for Private, In-Home Private, and Day Training! Receive a discount when you purchase multiple sessions.
* Grooming training prices are subject to change and may incur an additional handling fee, no guarantee on finish time or ability to complete groom.
* Prices are subject to change and may incur an additional handling fee, please consult with the trainer if you are unsure about what is best for your dog.
|BOARD AND TRAIN: All board and train stays include multiple training sessions per day.|
|1 Week Board and Train||7 Days||$735.00
+ Boarding rate
|3 behavior issues or commands, plus 1 private follow-up session|
|2 Week Board and Train||14 Days||$1,355.00 + boarding rate||6 behavior issues or commands, plus 2 private follow-up sessions|
|Add individual training sessions to your scheduled boarding.|
|Board and Train Add- On||As Needed||$85.00|
*Boarding rates vary based on suite size and luxury level. Ask the trainer for details about which suite is right for your pet.
|Trick Training Lesson||1 hour||$105.00|
|Trick Review Lesson||30 minutes||$75.00|
|Swanky Paws Trick Certification Level 1||(5 Tricks)||$20|
|Swanky Paws Trick Certification Level 2||(10 Tricks)||$20|
|Swanky Paws Puppy Power Certification||1 Hour / 4 Week Course||$349|
|Swanky Paws Excellent Neighbor Certification||1 Hour / 6 Week Course||$539|
All dogs who receive Swanky Paws Certifications will be prepared for AKC Certification Evaluation!
|In- Home Service||Duration||Price|
|In-Home Private Training Consultation||75- 90 minutes||$245|
|In-Home Private Obedience||1 hour||$145|
|In-Home Private Obedience Mini-Session||30 minutes||$85|
|In-Home Basic 6 Lesson Package||1 Hour/ 2-6 Weeks||$715.00|
|In-Home outside 10 mile radius||$35.00
Pets vary and all listed prices are approximate. The prices listed are examples of typical prices, but are not exact.
Additional services may be added at check-in.
Spa services, daycare charges and add-on prices are not included in price.
Meet the Swanky Paws Training Team
Head Trainer Alexandria Jett teaches group classes, private training sessions, and drop off and boarding training at Swanky Paws, as well as in-home and off-site training. She is a certified AKC evaluator, and also teaches S.T.A.R Puppy and Canine Good Citizen. She loves trick training, and actively participates in several dog agility sports. A major part of her training philosophy is that just as no two dogs are the same, no two training paths are the same, and she enjoys tailoring each training program to meet the needs of the individual dog.
Alexandria started her training career in a unique place; the exotic bird world. Then, she found her true calling in dog training, and has incorporated her experiences working in veterinary, kennel, and grooming environments to understand the fundamental needs of dogs, and their motivation to succeed. As the adventure continues, she is focused on continuing education to broaden her knowledge and skills.
In 2017, Alexandria found her passion for the behaviors and mental stimulation in dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes. Starting with an apprenticeship at a local pet store, she learned about reward-based training and the importance of creating a bond with our puppies. Her love of dog training continued to grow, and she dedicated herself to learning the most current, proven and effective dog training methods from top trainers. Since then, she has worked as a certified trainer in both large corporate and smaller private training facilities. She has had the opportunity to work with puppies and adult dogs ranging from group classes to American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen. True to her focus on continuing education and expanding her skills, she is currently working towards additional professional certifications through The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior.
Now that she has joined the team at Swanky Paws, Alexandria plans to continue working towards her dreams of making everyone’s home a marvelous place to be with their dogs. In her free time, she likes to create music with string instruments, draw, paint, and take her furkids on journeys to explore and learn.
Magda has been a member of the Swanky Paws team since 2015. While she loves all aspects of dog life, Magda has found her true passion in training. Besides training her own pets, Magda has used her aptitude for communicating with dogs to assist many Swanky Paws clients. Her Grooming Training sessions help nervous or reactive dogs to settle in and accept – even enjoy!- the grooming process.
As a child, Magda loved dogs so much that she would often try to catch and train strays wandering in her neighborhood! Since moving to the USA from her native home of Poland in 2004, Magda has studied under several trainers. She has a true natural instinct and talent with dogs.
Magda currently lives in Duluth with her 100 lb Rottweiler, Zorro, and teaches group and private classes at Swanky Paws.