Puppy Class Information

Introduction to what to expect with your new puppy

Private In Home Training- 60 minute sessions- 4 weeks               
Puppies 8-14 weeks of age


We are glad you decided to enroll in our puppy class.  The puppy class is  the most important class you will attend with your dog,because it sets the foundation for forming good habits for a lifetime relationship between you and your puppy, that in no time grows to be the adult dog. By setting the foundation you will have a well-balanced dog and a peaceful home.

The timing between 2 and 4 months is short, but very important. Broken down into behavioral phases, this is a critical time of the socialization period.  Time for intense bonding, this is the time when you need to allow your puppy to soak up as much of the world as possible. The socialization is the foundation fore his/her life. 

So what is learned in this early time (the rules)will be the basis for all knowledge in the future. This includes teaching the puppy that you and all other humans in the home are the leader, so it is important to understand the leadership skills required for you to have a successful trained dog. If you do not take the role of the leader the puppy will assert herself/himself as the leader and dog will be difficult to train and bad behaviors will develop.


The class is designed to teach you effective management and handling skills and to develop a puppy’s confidence, attention, response and respect for its family. 

It is so exciting what your puppy can learn from a puppy class.!

Getting a new puppy is exciting, but a little scary at times when you are not sure where to start; especially if you have never owned a dog. From the very moment you bring your puppy home it is important that you set boundaries. It is important for your puppy to learn good bite inhibition, which means teaching your puppy to have gentle jaws. Puppies need to build their confidence and social skills for interacting with other dogs and people, to enjoy being handled by strangers.  

This program is perfect for puppies 8 to 14  weeks of age. Puppies at this age are too young to fully benefit from obedience work, but are still very impressionable and able to understand many positive things through being consistent with routine and repetition! They may not be able to hold an attention span like the adult dog, but beginning with some basic training will start your puppy off right.

By teaching the above commands your puppy will learn to respond quickly and reliably to verbal cues to come, sit, lie down, stand and stay in the midst of heavy distractions and without the reliance of training aids. This program gets things in motion for your puppy to go right into obedience training.


*Please go to  Puppy Class Enrollment  fill out form.



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We start with the evaluation and will go from will be 60-90 minutes. If more time is required additional charge will apply.   We will evaluate and discuss the energy and dynamics of the home and type of training that is best suited for you and your dog.  When I arrive I would like for you to do things as you normally do when someone comes to visit, so I will have a good idea at first impression how the dog reacts to people knocking on the door. Once you select the evaluation and "Buy Now" I will be notified and contact you within the next business day to schedule our consultation.


4 Wk Adult and Puppy Private In (Client's Home)

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Trainer will visit your home each week for a 60 minute session with you.  Homework will be given to work with dog.
Obedience certificate given at end of 4 week session if dog passes obedience criteria.


  • Sit/stay- one minute 25 feet away from dog, and dog does not break command
  • Down/stay- three minute away from dog, and dog does not break command
  • Heel on loose leash- no pulling, lunging
  • Automatic sit- dog will automatically do a sit when you come to a stop
  • Left/right and about turns
  • Threshold work- dog learned to wait at door before exiting


  • Lesson 1: “Come,” “Sit,” and “Extended Sit.”
  • Lesson 2: “Place” and “Extended Place.”
  • Lesson 3: "Heel" Loose Leash Walking, "Threshold Work"
  • Lesson 4: “Down” and “Extended Down.”
  • “Off.” Correct any unwanted behavior
  • Rules and boundaries

Your dog  learns how to have a calm state of mind and understand impulse control.  We work with concept of the 3 D’s: Distance, Distraction and Duration.  Keep in mind that a lot of the 1/1 training is 90% you and 10% trainer. 


8-14 WEEKS 

  • Lesson 1: Crate Training, feeding schedules, house breaking, wait for food, sleep schedules, chewing, biting, whining, leash and collar work
  • Lesson 2:  learning to "walk on leash", "sit", "come", wait for food, jumping, boundaries
  • Lesson 3: How to socialize your puppy, wait for food, sit/stay, down
  • Lesson 4: Combine all commands

Board & Train Information

Our Board & Train Programs are a lifestyle training program, we work with your dog twenty four hours a day, seven days a week at our facility. The programs are designed to give your dog a strong head start by removing bad habits, help diminish anxiety and fear issues. Learn impulse control.

 We put a strong routine into place for both dog and owner.  


We work on rule, boundaries and limitations and manners the dog should have when in company of other people.  We work on real life, real world situations to teach your dog how to behave.

The purpose for the board and train programs are for dogs  that need the one on one constant training, exhibit anxiety, fear anxiety, dog aggression, fear aggression towards other dogs and people as well as structure and obedience.

You will bring your dog to my facility and  your dog will be trained in its basic obedience commands.  We  work with your dog to be off-leashed trained. To do this we will train with an e-collar to have your dog be successful. The program is effective and  includes day to day structure, rules, socialization, and supervised play.

This program includes a 1 - hour consultation on the first day, at the end of the program plan to be together for a 1-2 hour follow-up where we will transfer all of the information, techniques, and strategies to you to insure continued success, then a 1-hour follow-up  two weeks later along with a 3 month follow up.

Commands that will be taught are: ​sit/stay, down/stay, recall (come command), place command, threshold control (waiting to go out a door, load in and out a car), walk politely on leash, crate training, how to change dogs state of mind from fear and anxieties that resulted in lunging at humans and other dogs, biting humans/dogs, growling and pack order by implementing leadership skills. 

To ensure that you are successful  we pick real life situations for your dog that teaches him to stay focused on you, walk at your pace, learn how to ignore distractions . All breeds are welcome regardless of size as long as they do not have a red zone bite history towards humans.

**If your dog has real severe aggression issues,  I will recommend a trainer that works with red zone cases on a day to day basis.

Our board and train programs offers an intense training program, 7 days a week.  The program is developed to eliminate unwanted bad behaviors and create structure for your dog by implementing obedience on a daily routine, that will be successful for you and your dog.  Your dog will be trained to understand boundaries, rules, socialization and supervised playtime with other dogs.   

During your dogs stay  it is at the trainer’s home.  All exercise, play, and training is conducted under the trainer’s direct supervision.

Trainer will stay in touch with you throughout the Board and train by sending videos and photos of work that is being done.

 Private Lessons

You must notify DePaul K9 Academy in writing , email or by text within 48 hours of your scheduled appointment or you will be charged 1/2 of the first session scheduled .


Board & Train One Week Previous client's

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 Your dog need to reminded of his obedience training?  This is to reinforce your dog's obedience skills, work with behaviors, and daily structured walks. Impulse control, rules and boundaries. Also if your dog has been off leashed trained (e-collar) we will freshen dog on foundation work.

This one week board and train is only for DePaul K9  Academy's past clients. 

2-Week Board and Train

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DePaul K9 Academy's two-Week obedience Board and Train experience is our most popular program!  It's an intensive lifestyle program that is effective by working with your dog 24/7 in our training routine.  Includes daily structure, obedience, rules, boundaries and limitation,socialization, and supervised play.
For owners who are looking for excellent obedience (under high levels of distraction) as well as to improve their canine-human relationship. 

 After completion, owner will receive a 2 hr one-on-one session to detail  and show owner everything dog has been learning, and how to properly handle them.


  • 2 Weeks of intense Training
  • Guaranteed Commands
  • Sit (& Extended Sit)
  • Place (& Extended Place)
  • Heel (On and Off-Leash Walking)
  • Down (& Extended Down)
  • Down - from Distance
  • Off
  • Handling Multiple Distractions in Multiple Environments
  • Greeting Manners - Door Manners - Meal Manners
  • Does not include e-collar ( order through us and receive a discount)
  • After completion, owner will receive a 2 hr one-on-one session to detail everything their dog does, and how to properly handle them.  

3-4 Week Board and Train Behavior Modificati

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Program is designed for dogs that are  not human or dog aggressive or  have extremely  high levels of fear and anxiety. This is  because these types of behaviors take more time to work out. A two week Board and Train does not give myself or the dog enough time to to reprogram his/her mind. In our programs we focus on obedience as well as behavior rehabilitation. It is important to have your dog in a calm state of mind in order to achieve them to hold their commands around some basic distractions. This is because the dog is not in a calm state of mind.

In addition, obedience work will be enforced.  Once the dog understands what you are asking with clear communication you will have a well-balanced dog.


This behavior modification package is for dogs with severe behavior problems like:

  • Dog-to-Dog Aggression (Not severe)
  • Intense Food and/or Resource Guarding
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Fear Issues/anxiety
  • Reactivity On-Leash
  • Extreme Crate/House Soiling (Bathroom) Issues
  • OCD issues (tail biting, chasing shadows, chasing lights, excessive barking, etc)

 Please contact me so that we can discuss the severity of your dog’s aggression to determine of this is the right program for your dog.

 We would all like this corrected in just a week's time, but it does not happen that way, it was not overnight your dog developed this issues so you can understand it will take time to correct the problems through intense training on a day to day basis. These dogs need to learn howto trust in your leadership but implementing rules, boundaries and limitations.This can only be accomplished by removing the dog from the environment which they are accustom to and places that may trigger those behaviors.  By putting them in a home where there is structure from the beginning and with a balanced pack, this is the beginning of re-shaping your dog's state of mind and how he sees the world.   Included with this board and train you will receive the basic skills that are in the two week program along with a 30 minute consultation on our first meeting day.  At the end of the program you will have a 2-hour follow-up so we can go over all the information , techniques and strategies to help you the transition back to your home for you and your dog to have success as you move forward. Within 1-2 weeks after your dog goes home we will meet for a final 2  hour  follow-up. 

Each dog receives a top-of-the-line Educator E-Collar, as well as a prong/training collar (not included) Cost is $170-$280 depending on your dog's needs.  Herm Sprenger Prong Collar $20-$25


Face Time or Skype Consultation 60 Minutes

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If you live in a different location or locally, we offer face time/Skype consultations. You will be able to chat with Carol in a one-on-one session about your specific issues at hand. During your session, Carol will address and assess your situation and coach you on plenty of strategies to work with and implement into life with your dog.​​  Click on the "Buy Now" button and Carol will be notified and  within 24 hours to schedule your session. 

Board and Train Policy

All training sessions  are at my location. 

For clients who have completed our Board & Train program and are interested in further training opportunities, one-hour training sessions are available for $1

Board and Train dogs will be picked up & dropped off by the client (owner).

Board & Train Policy

Once accepted for the Board & Train program and you book your time you will need to go online to pay through PayPal  The full payment is due in order to secure your dog’s reservation.

WAIVERS          ******General Policy******

  1. DePaulK9 Academy, LLC will endeavor to create as safe environment as possible for the training and boarding care of the dog(s) identified as (the dog), and will offer a safe, sound and responsible training, care and post-boarding training instructions.
  2. Owner agrees, however, that all animals may exhibit unpredictable behaviors and that DK9 Academy will not be liable for the actions of the dog that are outside the control of DK9 Academy training
  3. Owner agrees to allow random stool samples to insure safety of the kennel. 
  4. Owner agrees that the recommendation by DK9 Academy training of any product or service is NOT a guarantee of performance or Owner's satisfaction with that product or service.
  5. DK9 Academy agrees to indemnify and hold Owner harmless from and against any claims of injury, expense, costs, loss of damages caused by the gross negligence or willful misconduct of DK9 Academy training while the dog is in sole custody, care and control of DK9 Academy training.
  6. Owner acknowledges that DK9 Academy has no control over the dog when the dog is not in the exclusive custody, care and control of DK9 Academy training. 
  7. Owner agrees to indemnify and hold DK9 Academy training harmless from and against all claims of injury, expense, costs, loss of damages caused by the actions of the Dog when the Dog is NOT in the sole custody, care and control of DK9 Academy training.
  8. Owner fully understands the tools and techniques that are used to train and modify the behavior of their dog and agrees to the tools and techniques which include Prong Collar, Bark Collar, Remote Training Collar, Slip Lead, Pet Convincer, Muzzles, Flat Buckle Collar, Martingale Collar. 
  9. The collars will be purchased before the board and train. Herm Sprenger Prong Collars are $20 and the E-collars (E Collar Technologies) range from $179- $$225, depending on the type of e-collar we are using for your dog.

 ****Payment and cancellation Policy****

Payment Policy: Payment 100% in full at time of signing contract to book board and train program

Cancellation Policy: If the client chooses to NOT continue training after receiving approximately 50% of services, a refund WILL NOT be issued.  If the trainer feels that the client will not listen to training advice or follow instructions, DK9 Academy can at sole discretion, choose to cancel the training contract and issue a partial refund will be given minus $500.00.

Photos/Video Release (All Clients)

I hereby assign and grant to DK9 Academy the right and permission to use, reproduce and distribute, and publish the photograph(s), film(s), videotape(s), audio and video recording(s), electronic representations(s) and/or sound recording(s) made of me and /or my dog(s) at any time during the training and/or boarding of my dog(s) by DK9 Academy, , and I hereby release DK9 Academy or any person that represents DK9 Academy from any and all liability resulting from such use, reproduction, distribution, and publication.

I hereby authorize the reproduction, sale, distribution, copyright, exhibit, broadcast, and/or electronic storage of any and all such photograph(s), film(s), videotape(s), audio and video recording(s), electronic representation(s) and or sound recording(s) without limitations at the discretion of DK9 Academy and I specifically waive any right to any compensation I may have for any of the foregoing.

Physical Activity Agreement:

Your dog will be staying in my home and not living outside. Your dog spends a good amount of time in the outside world doing lots of things around lots of natural objects, dirt, grass, cement, trees, fencing, bushes, swimming, interacting with lots of other dogs, and humans. It is likely that your dog is going to get scratched, bumped, or bruised. Your dog will most likely get some wear and tear on him/her. Things are bound to happen even though we have taken special care in designing our facility and maintaining a high standard of safety and cleanliness. This is just like when you were a kid going out to play and would come back home with scratches or cuts, because you were having fun and exposed to the outdoors.

As Owner, you acknowledge and understand that there are certain risks involved in pet training, boarding, and care. You release, indemnify, and agree to hold DK9 Academy harmless from any and all manner of damages, claims, loss, liabilities, costs or expenses, causes of actions or suits, whatsoever in law or equity, (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and related costs) arising out of or related to the services provided by  DK9 Academy.

DK9 Academy will endeavor to create as safe an environment as possible for the training and boarding care of the dog(s) identified above (the "Dog" and will offer only sound, safe and responsible training, care and post boarding training instructions.  Owner agrees, however, that all animals may exhibit unpredictable behaviors that DK9 Academy will not be liable for the actions of the dog that are outside of the control of DK9 Academy.  Owner agrees to allow random stool samples to insure safety of the facility.  Owner agrees that the recommendation by DK9 Academy of any product or service is not a guarantee of performance or Owner's satisfaction with that product or service.

Pick Up/Drop Off

Board and Train-dogs will be picked up and dropped off by owner only, unless written permission is given to DK9 Academy for another person to handle your dog.

Pick Up- We will work with you and your dog to show you the type of work and training that took place while your dog was with us for B&T. We will also explain how you are to continue implementing the training into you and your dog's every day life.

Follow up Lessons- This will help transition of your dog back into your home and help maintain a high standard for behavior we have at our facility.

One hour  for  7 day B&T

Two hours for 14 day B&T

Three hours for 28 day B&T

Drop Off-We will schedule a time for the drop off for B&T.

Your dog will need to be on a leash/collar that the dog cannot slip out of when getting out of your car and onto our property, then to a staff member. It is possible your dog will be scared, nervous or excited and this can lead to your dog trying to escape the collar and possibly running into the road which is unsafe, so be sure you have hold of your leash and the collar cannot slip off your dog.

The Hand-Off

When you get to our place and hand off the dog to us, you are NOT to hug your dog, kiss or bend down and make high pitch sounds to your dog, this just causes your dog to get too excited about your leaving.

All submitted information is confidential and will not be shared with third parties.

Proof of Vaccinations for all Board & Train program include:

Rabies, Distemper, Bordatella, Negative Fecal Float and Flu Vaccine

By hitting SUBMIT button you agree to all the terms outlined above in the General Policy and Payment/Cancellation Policy in the contract. A copy of contract will be available at time of drop off for you to sign.

Stella's homecoming after a 2-week board and train.  Kids were elated to see her!
Stella's homecoming after a 2-week board and train. Kids were elated to see her!

E-Collar Training (Off-Leash)

We specialize in state-of-the-art, low-level, communication-style E-Collar training. Our E-Collar program is very effective and the most soft and gentle remote training to communicate with your dog.  The collar has different levels, we work with  low level pressure on and off and is most effective and the most humane approach to dog training. This collar is a great tool for dogs to be trained off leash and found to be most effective for dogs that are going deaf or are deaf.  Deaf dogs need to be retrained on hand signals and different ways to approach them, so they do not feel threatened.  There is a vibration mode that works great to train deaf dogs on this tool.  

Each dog that is trained with an e-collar we us top-of-the-line!  Mini Educator E-Collar, as well as a Herm Sprenger prong/training collar. The Herm Sprenger are the best prong collars on the market. *Prices do not include e-collar or prong collar. The e-collar ranges in price from $179.00-$289.00, depending on the needs of your dog. Prong Collars range from $20-$50 depending which one is chosen.

My name Is Queso! I was really excited when my owner trained me on the e-collar!! Freedom!
My name Is Queso! I was really excited when my owner trained me on the e-collar!! Freedom!