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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

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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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Jen Miller started working with dogs over 10 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.

 

Jen has currently been working as a trainer at WOOF! for nearly two years. She was recently promoted to Director of Training and is excited to re-structure and enhance the training experience of the WOOF! Training Academy.  Jen enjoys identifying problem behaviors, teaching owners methods to train their dog, developing a plan of action for the dog and owner, and creating a welcoming and bonding environment.  

 

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 - $250 for 6 week course

Jen Miller- Trainer

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Beyond Basics - Level 2/AKC CGC Prep Class

$250 for 6 week course

Jen Miller - Trainer

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Private, One-on-One Training 
$85 per session at WOOF! Training Academy
   4 sessions for $320 at WOOF!
   6 sessions for $450 at WOOF!
$175 per session at your home
   4 sessions for $640 at your home
   6 sessions for $950 at your home

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Puppy Social Class - $125 for 4 week course 

2 months - 5 months old

Jen Miller- Trainer

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AKC Puppy Star  - $250 for 6 week course

Jess Sides - Trainer

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Place Training Class - $175 for 4 week course

Jen Miller- Trainer

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Crate/Kennel Training - $175 for 4 week course

Jen Miller - Trainer

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Tug Play the Right Way  - $175 for 4 week course

Jen Miller - Trainer
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Loose Leash Walking - $250 for 6 week course

Jen Miller - Trainer

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Recall Skills - $250 for 6 week course

Jen Miller - Trainer

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Dancing with your Dog - $175 for 4 week course

Jen Miller - Trainer

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Introduction to Tricks & Games - $175 for 4 week course

Jen Miller - Trainer

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

Jen Miller - Trainer

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Paint With Your Pup! - $20

All Dogs Welcome

Jen Miller - Trainer

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Rattle Snake Awareness - $160 for 2 hour course
(Second dog from same household is $125)

Jay Smith - Trainer

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