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Training At The Lodge

At the Lodge, we believe that training is one of the best ways to strengthen your bond with your dog. Some dogs, especially puppies, need guidance to learn the skills and control they need to be happy and safe in your family and community. Inability to successfully interact with people and other dogs leads to frustration, worry, and sometimes safety issues.

Introducing: The Academy

The Green Beagle Lodge Academy offers versatile training programs created to help owners recognize the meaning behind their dog’s behavior and to better understand their needs, thoughts, and desires. Working together with one of our expert trainers, you can learn how to develop skills with your dog and strengthen your relationship. This ultimately leads to a better understanding of your dog and builds the foundation of obedience and canine good citizenship.

Training hinges upon confidence, persistence, and clear communication. Our Academy will help you, as your dog’s guardian, to shape their behavior and bring out the best in them. A well-trained dog has fewer limitations when they learn how to be more trustworthy around children, strangers, other dogs, and personal property.

With flexibility in mind, we offer four different types of training: 

Group classes are a great way for both you and your dog to learn together! You will be coached by our expert trainers on how to teach your dog basic obedience behaviors as well as troubleshooting common training problems. Group class might be for you if you just need some help with the basics or are just getting started on training with your dog. A dog who is non reactive or aggressive to other dogs or people is a great fit for a group class.

Group class is also beneficial for many dogs because of the social contact and exposure they get to outside distractions from other dogs and people.

Group Class Pricing

$175.00

(per 6 week class)

Private training can take place at either the Lodge, your home, or a public space and can be scheduled for daytime or evenings. Private training is especially beneficial if your dog has behavior issues you need help with like leash reactivity, resource guarding or another specific training issue.


Private classes may be a good fit for you if your dog is too fearful or aggressive for group classes or if your schedule doesn’t allow for group classes.

Private Training Pricing


1/2 Hour Session: $75.00
1 Hour Session: $125.00
+$50.00 for off-site visit

Daycare training allows our expert trainers to work individually with your dog while they are at the Lodge for daycare. This option is great for a dog who is having trouble learning good social skills with other dogs.

We highly recommend coupling this training with at least one Private Training lesson (at least ½ hour) to ensure sure you understand how to support your dog as they navigate interactions with other dogs. This can help you understand what your dog may be experiencing that is causing reactivity or aggression towards other dogs and help you with management and training skills to address those behaviors.

Daycare Training Pricing

$75.00/hour

Our Board & Train program is an intensive program designed to teach your dog basic manners and obedience skills while staying in the comfort of our Lodge. A two week Board & Train program is recommended to build a strong foundation that you can continue to build on after they go home. One week programs are also available.

Each Board & Train program begins with a discussion about the training goals you would like to focus on, and to make sure your dog is a good candidate for this type of training. The trainer will help you to identify training goals and  go over their training process with you. While your dog is being trained at the Lodge, you will receive written updates detailing their training as well as training videos so you can see your dog learning.

After the two week Board & Train is completed, you will have a follow-up private lesson during which our expert trainers will transfer the skills your dog has learned to you, and coach you in how to continue to reinforce the behaviors they’ve learned. A second private lesson will be scheduled two weeks after the end of the Board & Train to ensure that your dog is continuing their learning and to help you troubleshoot any training issues that have arisen after their return home.

Please reach out to our trainers at the Chapel Hill location for more details or scheduling. They can be reached via our Contact Us page or at training_ch@greenbeaglelodge.com.

 

Board & Train Pricing

$1500.00/2 weeks

(not including boarding costs)

Want to see dates for upcoming classes? View our regularly updated calendar.

A Class Fit For All

Group Classes


This puppy class is based on the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) S.T.A.R. Puppy Program and is geared for very young or small breed puppies. Puppies that successfully complete this course can earn the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction. Owners may request a certificate from the AKC and be listed in the AKC’s S.T.A.R. Puppy record.


The core principles of the program are:
Socialization
Training
Activity
Responsibility

 

Class size: Up to 6


Requirements:

– S.T.A.R. Puppy class participants should be 9-20 weeks or under 15 pounds at the start of class and must be current on age-appropriate vaccinations. Attendance is required in all 6 classes in order to earn the S.T.A.R. certification. Students may schedule one make up class if necessary.


During our S.T.A.R. Puppy Obedience course we will be teaching and practicing the following:

• Basic Commands: Settle, Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Leave It, Drop It, Place, etc.
• Coming When Called
• Loose Leash Walking
• Proper puppy play and socialization
• Grooming & Veterinary care
• Agility playground
• Owner responsibilities
• Planning for Future Training

Our Puppy classes are the first step to raising a well-behaved furry family member! Puppies are taught basic obedience commands in a course geared towards their limited attention span. Focus will be on engaging your puppy in learning and building your relationship.
This course is very dependent on the humans who live and interact with the puppy on a regular basis, so classes are for your two-legged family members as well.

Class size: Up to 6

Requirements:
– Puppy class participants should be 4 months to 10 months old at the start of class and must be current on age-appropriate vaccinations.
– All attending puppies must have a negative fecal exam within the last 6 - 12 months (Your vet's preference).

During our Puppy Beginner Obedience course we will be teaching and practicing the following:
• Basic Commands: Settle, Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Leave It, Drop It, Place, etc.
• Proper Greetings & Manners
• Coming When Called
• Loose Leash Walking
• Importance of Grooming
• Advice On Future Training

Our Beginner Obedience class is for the growing puppy who has completed a puppy class, for the dog that is starting out with no prior training experience, or for the dog who needs a refresher course. This class introduces owners to the foundations of dog training and communication with their dog. Through each lesson we will continue to build your relationship with your dog.

Beginner Obedience is very dependent on the humans who live and interact with their dog on a regular basis, so the learning in this level is just as much for us two-legged family members as it is for our dogs. This class is for anyone who would like a well-behaved companion as well as those who may want to participate in dog sports in the future.

Class size:
Up to 6

Requirements:
– Dog participants should be at least 6 months of age or have already completed a puppy class.

– They must be current on their Rabies, Bordetella, Distemper-Parvo vaccinations, and have a current negative fecal exam.


During our Basic Beginner Obedience course, we will be teaching and practicing the following:

• Basic Commands: Sit, Down, Stay, Leave It, Drop It, Place, etc.
• Proper Greetings & Manners
• Coming When Called
• Loose Leash Walking & Heeling
• Importance of Grooming
• Advice On Future Training

Intermediate Companion Obedience is for the dog that is experienced with prior training classes and for the pet owner who wants to strengthen the bond with their dog through a variety of distractions. This class builds on the foundation of Beginner Basic Obedience while testing the dog’s ability to focus through challenges and distractions.


Class size:
Up to 6


Requirements:

– Graduation from Basic Beginner Obedience, or instructor’s permission is required for enrollment. Dogs must have a reliable recall and a solid sit stay for a duration of at least 20 seconds.
– Dog participants must be current on their Rabies, Bordetella, and Distemper-Parvo vaccinations and have a current negative fecal exam.


During our Intermediate Companion Obedience course, we will be teaching and practicing the following:

• Fine tuning and expanding on commands learned in Basic Beginner Obedience
• Increasing difficulty with distractions, distance and duration (ie longer stays, further away)
• Beginning off leash work including recalls, heeling, signal cues, etc.
• The fundamentals of how to teach and build on any command
• Problem solving: Tailored training toward specific areas you wish to improve with your dog

Advanced Obedience is for the dog that is working to expand their obedience training past the intermediate level and for the pet owner who wants to continue to enhance their dog’s skills. This class continues to build on the skills taught in the Intermediate Companion Obedience class while increasing the dog’s ability to focus through more difficult challenges and distractions.


Class size:
 Up to 6


Requirements:

– Graduation from Intermediate Companion Obedience, or instructor’s permission is required for enrollment. Dogs must have a reliable recall and a solid sit stay for a duration of at least 1 minute.
– Dog participants must be current on their Rabies, Bordetella, and Distemper-Parvo vaccinations and have a current negative fecal exam.


During our Advanced Obedience course, we will be teaching and practicing the following:

• Fine tuning and expanding on commands learned in Intermediate Companion Obedience
• Increased difficulty with distractions, distance and duration (ie longer stays, further away with distractions)
• Linking multiple commands together
• Off leash work including recalls, heeling, signal only cues, etc.
• The fundamentals of how to teach advanced commands and build on any command
• Problem solving: Tailored training toward specific areas you wish to improve with your dog


In this course, we will practice and prepare you and your dog for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. This test will be given on the 6th week of class. The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test is an AKC title your dog can earn by completing the 10 required test items successfully. This class is for the dog that is experienced with prior training classes and for the pet owner who would like to earn the CGC distinction for their dog. The CGC title is an important precursor to dogs becoming therapy dogs, service dogs, or just a well behaved family member. Students can also work towards earning the CGC Advanced, CGC Urban, or AKC Trick titles for their dog.

Class size: Up to 6


Requirements:

– Intermediate Companion Obedience or equivalent or instructor’s permission is required for enrollment.
– To earn the CGC title your dog will need to be registered with the AKC but any dog, even mixed breeds, can be registered and we can help you with that process if needed.
– Dog participants must be current on their Rabies, Bordetella, and Distemper-Parvo vaccinations and have a current negative fecal exam.


During our CGC Prep course we will be teaching and practicing the following:

• Accepting a friendly stranger
• Sitting politely for petting
• Appearance and grooming
• Walking on a loose leash
• Walking through a crowd
• Sit and down on command and stay in place at a 20-foot distance
• Come when called from a 10-foot distance
• Reaction to another dog
• Reaction to a distraction (ie loud noise)
• Supervised separation from owner

Register Your Dog Today!

All classes are $175.00/dog and last 6 weeks. Please complete the form linked below to register your interest in attending a class. Our training department will reach out to you shortly to confirm their placement.

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Saturday: 08:00am – 05:00pm

Sunday: 02:00pm – 07:00pm

Holiday Hours

Closed:
Christmas Eve: Sunday, December 24th

Christmas Day: Monday, December 25th

New Year’s Eve: Sunday, December 31st

New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1st

 

Modified Hours:
Thanksgiving Eve: 7:00am – 2:00pm

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