ADULT DOG TRAINING

Professional Dog Training

Let us do the hard work for you. Your puppy will live with two professional trainers, children, and dogs IN A REAL HOME AND NOT IN A KENNEL for the duration of your chosen program so that we can set a positive foundation with consistency and reinforcement. We limit the number of dogs in for training at a time, so your dog gets PLENTY of attention and training time as our top priority.

All Breed Dog Training

We have experience working with dogs of all ages, breeds, and sizes in areas from basic through advanced obedience, competitive training, as well as all kinds of problem behavior rehabilitation. While we are confident and happy to work with any dog, we specialize in energetic and high drive dogs, particularly German Shepherd Dogs. Yes you CAN teach an old dog new tricks, and we are here to help!


ADULT DOG TRAINING PROGRAMS

Adult Dog Level 1: 3 Weeks

$1,785 ($85/night)

This 21 day introductory program focuses on Home Manners and On Leash Obedience Skills.

Obedience Skills

  • Formal Heel – no pulling loose leash walking
  • Sit and Stay on command
  • Bed and Stay on command
  • “Free” or “dog’s Name” to release from command
  • Name Recognition & Introduction to Recall
  • Drop/Out toy on command
  • Sit at Doors and Sit for feeding

Home Manners & Problem Prevention

  • Build Mutual Trust and Respect and establish clear and fair communication
  • Default to positive alternatives to problem behaviors (ie. come and sit in front, not jump)
  • Stay off furniture, OR Only with invitation and off on command (owner preference)
  • Four on the floor during human interaction
  • CALM behavior inside, play time is for outside
  • Socialization: Regular exposure and outings to different and new situations to build confidence
  • Calm behavior for frequent grooming and handling
  • Object differentiation of approved dog toys vs. off limit human items
  • Encourage chasing, biting, and fetching of approved toys and chewing bones
  • No begging or stealing- kitchen manners

Adult Dog Level 2: 5 Weeks

$2,800 ($80/night)

35 Day program focuses on Home Manners and On Leash Obedience Skills.

This an extension to the Adult Dog Level 1, 3 week training. This additional 14 day advanced program builds on the skills learned in Level 1 or Puppy Advanced Learner. Your dog will advance to further proofing of learned exercises, and exposure to increasingly challenging situations and distractions while gaining more trust and freedoms around the house. The additional 2 weeks of training also gives your dog more time and experience living with the new life rules and consistency he has learned, so that the skills will transfer back home seamlessly.

Advanced Obedience

  • Formal Heel – no pulling loose leash walking
  • Sit and Stay on command (3 minutes)
  • Down and Stay on command (5 minutes)
  • Bed and Stay on command (2+ hours)
  • More Outings, transfer of skills to new places
  • Work for both Male/female handlers, intro to working with children
  • Continued Practice and Proofing of Obedience Skills
  • Increase duration of stays and distance from handler

Home Manners & Problem Prevention

  • Build Mutual Trust and Respect and establish clear and fair communication
  • Default to positive alternatives to problem behaviors (ie. come and sit in front, not jump)
  • Stay off furniture, OR Only with invitation and off on command (owner preference)
  • Four on the floor during human interaction
  • CALM behavior inside, play time is for outside
  • Socialization: Regular exposure and outings to different and new situations to build confidence
  • Calm behavior for frequent grooming and handling
  • Object differentiation of approved dog toys vs. off limit human items
  • Encourage chasing, biting, and fetching of approved toys and chewing bones
  • No begging or stealing- kitchen manners

Extra Services:

  • Puppy or Dog Selection Help & Temperament Testing: Contact Us for Details
  • $75/night- Refresher Training & Home Boarding (Graduates Only)
  • Home away from home, and brush up on training skills whenever you need a place for them to stay.
  • $100/hr- Private Follow-Up Lessons (graduates only)
  • $2/mile- A trainer will drive to conduct a Follow-Up Lesson in your home (local clients only)
  • $500- Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off Service (both ways) to SEA or PDX
  • $750/day +Travel Expenses- Fly out a trainer for private Follow Up Lessons in your home (graduates only)

WHY US?

Creekside Den Home Training Advantages


In Home Training

Your pet will become part of our pack and learn how to properly behave in a real house with kids, toys, and daily activity- not in a warehouse type training building.

Relaxation & Cuddles

Your dog will get lots of free time in the house, where they will be pampered and cuddled just like home.

Experienced & Certified Trainers

Your dog will live in a home where both adults are certified trainers with 12 years of experience. The kids are also great little helpers who have grown up with dogs and training since they were born!

Natural Environment

Our DEN is located on 2 acres along Scatter Creek, which gives us and the dogs a stress free and peaceful atmosphere.

Aiport Pickup / Transport

We frequently have dogs flown to us for extended stay and training. We are close to Seattle Airport, and Portland International Airport- we can even help with flight details and bookings!

See What Others Are Saying

  • Max finally got his XXL raised bed. Munching on a bully stick and lazing around while Grandma cooks dinner. He's been doing great! Grandma is very pleased and we all are. Thank you very much. Max is doing very well. I have taken him on three long formal walks since we picked him up, and he does exactly what he is supposed to. I tell people he has been formally trained and they want to know where, so I tell them Creekside Den. You have made a believer out of me.
    Carrie
  • She did very good today. Re-introduced seamlessly. Thanks
    Joe D.
  • Hi Kerry,
     Thanks so much for checking in! Baci is doing great - We are practicing new tools - ie BED - throughout the day and she is getting much better at them.  We went to the park this weekend and Baci attempted to go up to little children and say hi! Clearly her time with your daughter made strides in getting Baci used to small humans :)
    Thanks again for everything!!
    Jacinda M.
  • I cannot thank Kevin enough for training our angels. They are completely different dogs and I would recommend him to anyone. Kevin worked with our dogs on their aggressive behavior and I feel much more confident handling and being in control of both of them. I am truly amazed at how much their behavior has changed and how quickly Kevin was able to do this in such a short amount of time. Thank you Kevin!!
    Hilde Cobb
  • Sophie learned so much and is doing great at home- thanks Kevin!
    Gloria Gonzales
  • Kevin – Great job with Daisy and Ivy! Saturday the carpet cleaning guys came -I put Daisy and Ivy in place on their Kuranda beds and they stayed! even with strange men in their home with funny tools and kind of scary noises! It was amazing. Then the pest control guy came and while they were in place he walked all around them. They didn’t move. It was so nice not to have to control two bouncing jumping puppies with the service men there. Thanks for all you did. You Rock!!!
    Cindy Pace Tripp
  • I have to say it is amazing what Kevin has done with Kane! Thank you Kevin!!!
    MELISSA HALL
  • Kevin – You have changed our lives. Bella is so much more confident and adjusted. She really does know her commands. She was so glad to see me when she got home. Pictures to follow via email. Again all our thanks to you with kisses from Bella. She will be back!  
    Eloise Jackson Howell
  • Wanted to thank Kevin Coombs for all the help with our dog, Ringer. After the 4 weeks in-house training he is so well behaved and polite, it is amazing. He really is a different dog. Looking forward to continuing his training. Thanks for all your hard work! “  
    Renee Kockx-Maghielse
  • Hey Kevin-Bentley is doing SO well. I took her to the vet yesterday and there was a dog there that was growling and charging at her and she just SAT there!!! YAY!!! We even get compliments on how well behaved she is when we are out on walks. Thank you so very much!!  
    Heather St. John
  • “Beautiful dog, and great work. I can tell you from personal experience that any dog who has worked with Kevin has basically been to dog college! I can highly recommend Kevin if you have a dog in need of training, and can recommend any dog who has received that training! He essentially helped save my dog’s life by training him for 4 weeks prior to my adopting him!”  
    David White