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BOARDING | TRAINING | DAYCARE

doggie dude ranch & training center

BOARDING | TRAINING | DAYCARE

Dog Training Classes – Group and Single

Group Dog Training Classes and More at Dairydell Canine

Dairydell’s Specialty is Dog Training for Women

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Dairydell dog training classes provide practical tips for women on stopping common household behaviors like jumping, barking, digging, counter-surfing and more. Women learn quiet control to change their dog’s behavior (no yelling or bravado). They will take away valuable lessons for becoming more effective in other areas of their life as well.

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Dairydell offers dog training expertise to suit every dog owner’s needs, whether it be professional board and train services or small group classes…Serving the San Francisco Bay Area, Oakland and the East Bay, Northern CA, and Marin, Petaluma, Napa & Sonoma.

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For dog owners with limited time, but the desire to have the best trained dog possible, Dairydell offers its famous Live-In Board-and-Train Finishing School. Dogs are professionally trained while they live at Dairydell, and owners schooled in MAINTAINING the training before taking their dog home.

For owners that wish to train their dogs themselves

 Dairydell Group Training Classes are available. Owners come weekly with their dog, and receive professional guidance on how to train at home. Most classes are limited in size (6 dogs max), to provide the highest level of personal instruction.

GROUP & PUPPY TRAINING CLASSES

  1. All dogs in group classes must be controllable on leash and accept handling by strangers.
  2. Same handler for the dog through the entire course, please!
  3. Dogs showing aggression towards other dogs or humans are NOT permitted in group classes.
  4. No cellphones.
  5. For safety reasons: No children under 12 in group classes. (Children ARE permitted at private consultations.)
  6. For a quick class listing, check our Class Schedule Page.
  7. Training Equipment is custom-chosen for your dog and billed separately from the training fee.
  8. All dogs must be 6 months or older.(Private consultations available for younger puppies.)

MOST CLASSES  =  6 DOGS MAXIMUM *

Group Class Registration

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  • CONSULTATIONS & PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

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  • PUPPY "GOOD START" - Early Puppy Training

    $95 for a 1-hour family session

  • By Appointment - Contact us to schedule or for more Info

    Is your family suffering the New Puppy Blues? Just an hour with one of our trainers will help you put a stop to nipping, jumping on you, the kids or grandchildren, chewing the furniture, not coming when called, house training issues and more!

    This important class will be your puppy’s foundation for the future – and will keep you sane while you raise your new rascal! As a former grammar school teacher, our puppy trainer specializes not only in dog training, but in communicating with children how to relate successfully and safely with dogs.

    Training Equipment is custom-chosen for your dog and billed separately from the training fee.

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  • DOGGIE & ME - Dog Safety for Children

    By Appointment - $95 for a 1-hour family session with a focus on teaching children 4 years and up how to interact more safely with dogs.
  • By Appointment- Contact us to schedule or for more Info

    Developed by Senior Dog Trainer and Educator, Lesley Zoromski,the curriculum is directed to children 4 years of age and older and draws heavily upon Zoromski’s 14 years as a school teacher. She says “In order to learn, children need to be engaged. By incorporating age-appropriate puzzles and hands-on games in an atmosphere of comfort and calm, we have the ability to generate conversation. Through these conversations children have a much better chance of retaining critical safety information."

    Specific safety topics include how to recognize a nervous or unfriendly dog, when it is and is not safe to approach a dog, and appropriate vs. inappropriate dog interactions.

    In addition to safety issues, this family class also helps clarify family responsibilities for care of the family dog and lays out realistic ongoing expectations. Although the focus of the class is on children, all family members attend and participate.

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  • "FIX IT FAST" Behavior Consultations

    $95 - $150 per hour. An hour with one of our trainers or Camilla herself
  • By Appointment - Contact us to schedule or for more Info

    You have a great dog… except for that one issue that continues to drive you crazy.Maybe he jumps on guests, or barks at other dogs on leash. One hour with one of our trainers or Camilla herself can produce unbelievable results! She will explain why your dog does what he does, and more importantly, how to fix it – FAST. If you are having problems with your dog's manners around your young children, let one of our trainers help you in this private class.

    Training Equipment is custom-chosen for your dog and billed separately from the training fee.

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  • PERSONAL TRAINER

    $95 Per Hour Session - By Appointment
  • If Group Classes or Live-In Classes are not for you, let one of our professionals be your Personal Trainer at Dairydell.

    By Appointment - Contact us to schedule or for more Info

    Customize a training schedule with one of our personal trainers, to address your dog's particular needs - be they basic or advanced obedience, or behavioral issues. These personalized sessions are so effective, you may only need a few!

    Training Equipment is custom-chosen for your dog and billed separately from the training fee.

  • DAIRYDELL GROUP CLASSES

  • MANNERS 911 - Quick-Fix Household Control

    Semi-private group class - 3 week course - $90 PREPAID
    Register Below by Selecting the Class You Want or Email info@dairydell.com or Call (707) 762-6111 for more Info

  • Do you dread having visitors because of your ill-behaved pooch? Worried about how he will act when Mom or the grandkids come to visit? No problem! Dairydell has a NEW, super-quick and easy class just for these behavior emergencies. We call it, “Manners 911”

    It’s a 3-week targeted course that focuses on the most common behavior issues owners face, showing you how to turn your dog from Naughty to Nice in no time: no jumping, no counter-surfing, no barking, no wandering off when you ask him to Stay and no ignoring you when you call him to Come.

    If you are looking for a cookies-only training program, this may not be the class for you. However, if you want to STOP unwanted behaviors the way a mother dog would quietly but clearly teach her young, you'll be amazed and thrilled! Read more about our Nature-Based training style HERE

    Training Equipment is custom-chosen for your dog and paid for separately at your first class.

    Thursdays at 6pm - LIMIT 4 DOGS PER CLASS

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  • BASICS & BEYOND - A Dog Whisperer Style Class

    INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL DOG TRAINING - Semi-private group class - 7 week course - $215 PREPAID
    Register Below by Selecting the Class You Want or Email info@dairydell.com or Call (707) 762-6111 for more Info

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    Not your typical obedience class!This 7-week “dog whisperer-style” course introduces you to the Dairydell Method® of Natural Dog Training. You will learn how to use canine psychology, body language and leadership skills to teach basic commands, while regaining control of your dog – all without yelling or bribery! See why people are raving about Dairydell. A copy of the book, LIPSTICK AND THE LEASH: Dog Training a Woman's Way is also included!

    Imagine… a dog that doesn’t pull you down the street, jump on your kids or guests, stays where he’s told and comes when he’s called. All this and more can be accomplished in our popular Basics and Beyond class – without raising your voice or excessive treats! So stop dreaming of that perfect dog, and start getting one!

    If you are looking for a cookies-only training program, this may not be the class for you. However, if you want to STOP unwanted behaviors the way a mother dog would quietly but clearly teach her young, you'll be amazed and thrilled! Read more about our Nature-Based training style HERE

    • As a courtesy to the other students, please, NO CELLPHONES.
    • NO CHILDREN UNDER 12 are permitted at this group class for safety reasons.
    • Classes are PREPAID.
    • Sorry, NO CREDITS FOR MISSED CLASSES.

    Wednesdays at 6pm and Tuesdays at 12:30pm - LIMIT 6 DOGS PER CLASS

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  • INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE - PREREQUISITE: Basics & Beyond Class at Dairydell

    Semi-private group class - 6 week course - $180 PREPAID - LIMITED to 6 Dogs per class.
    Register Below by Selecting the Class You Want or Email info@dairydell.com or Call (707) 762-6111 for more Info

    Tuesdays - 6:00pm
    Wednesdays - 11:00am

  • Further "master" the skills that were introduced in Basics and Beyond.Really get your dog walking on that loose leash with heightened distractions. get longer Stays, quicker Sits and Downs and more reliable Recalls under varied conditions. This class is the stepping stone to our most advanced group class -- Ph. Dog!

    Training Equipment is custom-chosen for your dog and paid for separately at your first class.

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  • ATTN Obedience Graduates!

  • ADVANCED (Off-Leash) OBEDIENCE - (6 weeks) ONLY Once a Year

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    PREREQUISITE: Intermediate Obedience Wednesdays 12:15pm and Wednesdays 5:45pm

    Semi-private group class - 6 wks - $180 PREPAID LIMITED to 6 Dogs per class.
    Register Below by Selecting the Class You Want or Email info@dairydell.com or Call (707) 762-6111 for more Info

  • Class includes the following training:

    • Higher distractions, including real livestock!
    • Long line as Freedom tool for hikes in the woods/back property.
    • Greater voice control with hands-free leash work.
    • Recall to field whistle -- in and out of sight.
    • Discussion and demonstration of remote collars, including their safe and proper use for more complete off-leash control.

    Training Equipment is custom-chosen for your dog and paid for separately at your first class.

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  • MORE FUN CLASSES

  • NEW CLASS!

  • TWEENS, TEENS & TAILS: Dog Training for Kids - Tues. 6:00pm (6 weeks)

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    6 Week Class - $195. PREPAID INCLUDES: Basic Training Equipment!.
    Register Below by Selecting the Class You Want or Email info@dairydell.com or Call (707) 762-6111 for more Info

  • By the time kids reach 12 years of age, most are ready to understand and learn leadership skills. And if they have a dog, it’s a perfect learning opportunity!

    We are excited to announce our new class just for kids: Tweens, Teens ‘n Tails! A 6-week dog obedience course that will not only help bring your rowdy Rover under control, but help your child learn things like:

    • The power of quiet
    • Emotional control
    • Empathy and kindness
    • The importance of rules and boundaries
    • How to be consistent
    • The responsibility of follow-through

    NOTE:

    • Open to kids 12 and over
    • A responsible adult must accompany any child under 18
    • All dogs must already be assessed and approved for Dairydell boarding or daycare
    • Limit: 4 dogs per class

    Training Equipment is custom-chosen for your dog and paid for separately at your first class.

    Sorry, No Classes Available Right Now

  • RALLY-GILITY - Obedience Wrapped in Fun!

    6 Week Class - $180. PREPAID Tuesdays 6pm
    Register Below by Selecting the Class You Want or Email info@dairydell.com or Call (707) 762-6111 for more Info

  • This only-at-Dairydell class combines the fun of agility, the control of obedience and the excitement of a rally course.If you have a new agility dog, this class will help improve your control and ability to direct him through a course. If you have a dog already trained in basic obedience, Rally-gility will make obedience FUN, as we add skill through the weave poles, tunnels and more to his otherwise dry repertoire.

    The "rally" element of Rally-gility means that each week a "rally course" is set for the dogs, with numbered cones that call for a certain obedience or agility activity at each one (I.E. "Sit" at cone #1, "Heel Right" at cone #2, "Weave Poles" at cone #3, etc.) VERY fun, and a great way to keep your dog's obedience or agility skills sharp! During Winter months, the course is held indoors, so weather is not a concern.

    Try it - you'll be hooked!

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  • SNIFFER DOG - Beginning & Advanced Classes


    6 Week Class - $180. PREPAID
    Register Below by Selecting the Class You Want or Email info@dairydell.com or Call (707) 762-6111 for more Info

  • Imagine! Having your dog help find your keys or cellphone!Instructor Lesley Zoromski was fortunate enough to meet and train with Dr. Debby Kay - renowned pioneer in the field of scent detection work. Dr. Kay currently works with the BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) as a contractor with the US government, training dogs the world over to detect explosives and other dangerous materials.

    Our class curriculum is patterned on the same foundation training techniques used in teaching bomb dogs– but instead of graduates searching for explosives, class dogs will learn to find more innocuous scents for fun. Imagine learning how to teach your dog to find your keys or cellphone!

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  • Build on the basic skills your dog has learned from the Beginner Sniffer Dog class, or introduce them to the world of hunting truffles!

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  • OWNER INFORMATION

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  • Phone & Email Contact

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  • VACCINATIONS

  • We require class dogs be current in their Rabies, DHPP and CIV vaccinations. Bordatella vaccination is optional. But no coughing dogs are allowed in class.

  • CHILDREN UNDER 12

  • All our group training classes are designed for adult instruction (including the Owner Classes on Saturdays for board and train clients.) Due to safety restrictions, children under 12 are not permitted at any of our group classes. For those clients with small children wanting additional family training sessions, we are delighted to schedule these separately with one of our experienced trainers.

  • DAIRYDELL Photo Release

  • I authorize Dairydell, Inc. to photograph and/or video my dog or me and to use these images in future books, videos, promotional or educational materials, and hereby waive my claim to any compensation for such use.

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  • DAIRYDELL General Release of Liability

  • I, the legal owner of this dog, or its handler, understand that in consideration for participating in the training and activities authorized by this contract, that I am releasing, waiving, discharging and covenanting not to sue Dairydell, Inc., (hereafter referred to as Dairydell), its officers, owners, promoters, trainers, employees, sponsors, clients and each of them, for losses or damages and any claim of damage of any kind on account of sickness, death, loss or and/or injury to my dog or any other dog or person, as a result of negligence or otherwise, while the dog is on Dairydell's premise, or after it leaves Dairydell. Dairydell accepts NO dogs into GROUP classes that have shown aggression toward humans - even towards vets. If I have withheld information from Dairydell regarding any aggressive behavior or tendencies in my dog, and my dog causes injury or loss to another dog or person, I will defend and indemnify Dairydell, Inc. from any resulting claims, demands, lawsuits, losses, costs or expenses, including attorney's fees. I understand and expressly agree that this release, waiver and agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of California and that I have carefully read this release and know the content of the release, and sign this release as an act of my own free will, and that the terms of this release are contractual in nature and are not just a recital.

    If I am the handler of the dog in classes, I also acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to participate in dog training activities with Dairydell, Inc. I am aware that there are inherent risks and hazards involved in activities with and around dogs, and I am voluntarily participating in these activities with knowledge of these potential dangers. I am not relying on Dairydell or its staff, volunteers, management or owners, to prevent such occurrences. In order to participate in Dairydell classes, demonstrations or other activities, I am fully informed of such risks and hazards, and agree to assume all risks of such occurrences. I agree not to bring children under 12 to any group class. I hereby waive any and all claims or action that I, or my guardians, representatives, or assigns may have against Dairydell, and agree to release Dairydell from any and all liability for personal injury to myself, my dog, children in my charge, or harm to property caused directly or indirectly by acts that might occur while at Dairydell classes, events, and activities. I further agree to indemnify, defend and hold Dairydell harmless for damage, loss liability or expenses, including legal costs and attorniey’s fees which result from any damage caused by myself, children in my charge, or dog(s) that I own or handle.

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  • CANCELLATION POLICY

  • GROUP CLASSES: All group classes are prepaid. SORRY, NO REFUNDS.

    I have read and understand the cancellation policy stated above

  • Please FAX vet records to (707) 773-3363

    If you have problems with this form, Call (707) 762-6111 to register and pay.

    Thanks for Training with Dairydell!

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