Albuquerque West Dog Training

Two Week Courses

Including 300 series e-Collar ($349 value)

One Week Course - $799
Two Week Course - $1,399
Two Week Board-In Train - $1,999
Extra Day Add-on - $199
Road Manners Course - $299
Reactivity Package (9 lessons) - $950

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Obedience Programs – Training Includes the Following Each Week (15) 30-minute One-on-one Sessions. 30 Hours of Socialization. Your Weekly 1 hr Class with the Trainer. This comprehensive program is designed to teach obedience in the presence of distractions. Our professional trainer will have (3) one hour one-on-one training sessions with your dog each day. We teach all the commands you’ll need and also focus on leash work to help with excessive pulling. Your dog is taught to hold commands until you free them as we simulate real-life distractions that really challenge them.

There are three main training programs we offer. These include:

One-Week Puppy Training Course: This course is offered as a daily pick-up and drop-off option, or as a board and train option. This course is typically catered towards puppies, although pet parents can also use it for basic/beginner training for older dogs. Commands in this course offered will include: Come to sit, sit, down, leash manners, off, and others per pet parent request. All commands will be done in duration as well.

Two-Week Full Training Course: This course is also offered as a daily pick-up and drop-off option, or as a board and train option. This is our most popular course, and tends to yield our best training results for dogs 6 months and older. Commands in this course include: Come to sit, sit, duration sit, down, duration down, distance during sit, distance during down, heel, place, off, and others per pet parent request. All commands are done in duration.

Reactivity Dog Training Package: This course consists of 9 extensive sessions; usually spread out over a 2 to 3 week period. This program is fully done on-leash. Commands in this course include come to sit (on a long lead), down, duration down, heel (leash manners), place, off, and others per pet parent request. Most importantly, this program will focus on de-stimulation of areas where your dog is showing reaction (IE – increased focus on fences for dogs that are fence reactive, increased socialization in a one-on-one capacity for dogs reactive to other dogs, etc.)

In addition to these packages, we also offer several add-on courses for those who have passed our one or two week programs. These add-ons include: Road and car manners, in-home lessons, field trips (stores, parks, etc.), extra day add-ons, and off-leash lessons.

Day-class customers will drop their dogs off in the morning and pick them up in the evening just as they would normally for daycare.Teaching you how to communicate with your dog is just as important to us as teaching your dog commands, so included in this program is a one-hour session each week with our trainer to learn what was taught to your dog as well as how to reinforce our training at home. There are several great tips and tricks we will give you to help with raising your pup and we can help address any specific questions you have. Your dog will have an assigned trainer and they will work with them exclusively. Each trainer only is assigned a maximum of four dogs per week, so they get to know your dog very well.

When not with the trainer, they will be socializing in the daycare area. Socializing is a unique benefit that Dogtopia offers and is hugely important to your dog’s development. Our award-winning daycare is truly one of a kind! In the playrooms, dogs will gain confidence as they spend hours each day learning how to interact with dogs of various breeds and temperaments. Our certified Canine Coaches are observing and they will reinforce the training commands like their verbal recall, their sit, and their stay. We encourage good play habits and help break bad habits like jumping on people, mouthiness, face barking, and much more. Our trainers set very clear boundaries with the dogs and we want to help you set those same boundaries. Please contact us to schedule your training by calling 505-365-1512. Please see the videos made by our trainer to explain the classes and the benefits of each command. Two-Week Day Train Course – 5 Days per Week. Drop off in the morning and pick up in the late afternoon. Drop off in the morning and pick up in the late afternoon. Board & Train – Your dog will board here during the training program. One or two courses available.

Aspen Hotchkiss, Certified Dog Trainer

Aspen is an AKC Certified Dog Trainer and has been with Dogtopia since December of 2022.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

Seeing the amazing changes our dogs make through each training session. I get to see families thrive with their their furry family members, and how confident they become when they are able to communicate and have a stress free time with their dogs in any situation.

What’s your most challenging part?

Not getting to see the dogs regularly after they graduate. As a Certified Dog Trainer, we build strong bonds with each dog we train. I miss them all when I’m not with them every day!

What’s your training specialty?

My passion is therapy work and behavioral cases. I love seeing and helping dogs through these transitions and seeing the positive outcomes the owners and dogs take with them into being able to enjoy their lives together. It’s always so rewarding!

How many dogs do you have?

I have 2 dogs. Kirby  and Peanut!

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

If I’m not training with dogs, I’m either at home cuddling with my own pups or out in nature taking pictures with them. I also enjoy the occasional long boarding and camping trips!

If you had one piece of advice to give all dog owners, what would it be?

The more you teach your dog, the more you will also learn from your dog! Every situation will be as unique as your dog!

Elora Bruce, Certified Dog Trainer

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