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SOUTHERN UTAH'S LEADING

All-Positive Training Academy

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Our Classes
 

WOOF! Training Academy uses all-positive, reward based training techniques.  We'll never use punishment, e-collars, prong collars or any technique that creates a fearful dog.

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Director of Training

Jess Sides

Meet our New Trainer
Testimonials and Pics of our Graduates!

Here's what WOOF! Academy graduates have to say about us

 

The Benefit of Small Group Training Classes

 

We're often asked if private 1-on-1 or classes in groups are better.  We offer both, and both have their perks.  The obvious benefits of a private session are:

• Personalized focus, specific for your dog

• Undivided attention from the trainer

• Pace of the instruction based on your dog's progress.

 

Group classes have some advantages over private lessons: 

• Play-training in small groups builds socialization skills

Your dog will learn to become calm around other dogs

• Builds confidence around new and different people

• You'll get to meet other dog owners, making new friends

• Less expensive & more instruction time for your money

 

But which ever you choose, training should be fun and positive, where you can develop a trusting relationship with your dog. Reward-based techniques are vastly superior to training by punishment, such as with the use of shock collars, prong collars and fear. And a 'vibration' or 'stimulation' collar is still using fear and a negative behavior approach. A well-behaved companion is worth the effort you put into training. It will create a calmer household and make your life easier. WOOF! Training Academy is a group of qualified instructors and dog handlers who are passionate about what they do and want to offer the best training experience possible.

Our Director of Training

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Jess Sides started working with dogs 16 years ago earning her keep as a part-time kennel attendant picking up poop and supervising groups of dogs. She was quickly promoted to full-time and was soon taken under her boss's wing. She learned by watching, participating, taking seminars with Brian Killcommons, Jenifer Vickery and becoming certified in canine CPR and first aid. Jess looks at every dog and owner differently and takes in to consideration the dog and owner's lifestyle. Jess says. "Dog training has become my love and passion and I feel like it's in my blood. I've worked with dogs and owners with disabilities, I've trained basic obedience, intermediate, advanced, CGC, dogs with behavior and aggression/reactivity issues and I even owned a dog I brought back from certain euthanasia. I will always try and continue to learn new things and advance in my field, currently now working with all- positive reinforcement here at WOOF! Training Academy. I look forward to meeting new clients, dogs and humans alike".

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Jen Miller started working with dogs over 7 years ago.  After 20 years of managing real estate and raising her daughter, she was ready to fulfill her real passion.

 

She started working as a dog handler at a large boarding facility. Her duties included handling 20-50 dogs in the play area and conducting one-on-one play for dogs that were not a good fit for the large group play. Other responsibilities included bathing and keeping dogs hydrated and fed.

 

Jen also helped the vet techs with giving medication and assisting the veterinarian when needed.  She was quickly promoted to Assistant General Manager and managed a staff of 10-15 employees.  She is certified in Pet CPR and First Aid.  Jen also volunteered with German Shepards of Orange County and Irvine Animal Shelter for many years.

 

Having recently moved from California, she is excited to join the WOOF! Pack. She is currently running the Fit n’ Fun program at WOOF! and studying with Jess, our Director of Training to become a trainer and increase her knowledge of dogs.

 

When not working, Jen enjoys hiking, biking with her husband and painting.  She is currently in search of her next dog to add to the family.

 

Training Classes

Basic Manners - $200 for 6 week course

Jess Sides OR Jen Miller- Trainer

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Beyond Basics - Level 2/CGC Prep Class

$200 for 6 week course

Jess Sides - Trainer

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Private, One-on-One Training 
$85 per session  at WOOF! Training Academy
$150 per session at your home.
4 sessions for $250 at WOOF!

Jess Sides OR Jen Miller- Trainer

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Puppy Social Class - $100 for 4 week course 

2 months - 5 months old

Jess Sides OR Jen Miller- Trainer

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Puppy Pre-Basics - $150 for 4 week course

Jess Sides - Trainer

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Place Training Class - $150 for 4 week course

Jess Sides OR Jen Miller- Trainer

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Crate/Kennel Training - $150 for 4 week course

Jess Sides - Trainer

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Loose Leash Walking - $200 for 6 week course

Jess Sides - Trainer

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Recall Skills - $200 for 6 week course

Elizabeth Knight - Trainer

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Dancing with your Dog - $100 for 4 week course

Jess Sides - Trainer

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Introduction to Tricks & Games - $100 for 4 week course

Jess Sides - Trainer

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Ruff & Rowdy Reactive Dog Training Class
Private Classes Only -INQUIRE 
$250 for 3 week course

Jess Sides - Trainer

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Paint With Your Pup! - $20

All Dogs Welcome

Jess Sides - Trainer

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Rattle Snake Awareness - $160 for 2 hour course

Jay Smith - Trainer

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