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Dog Training

Dog Training

Sit. Stay. Learn!

Professional, customized training for your dog that gets results

Shondra with dogs

Got a dog who needs better manners? A canine with a bad habit? We can help!

Sheabel Veterinary Hospital offers private dog training lessons with Certified Canine Behaviorist Shondra Morrison, where your pet will learn commands, great manners, develop confidence and more. We offer consultations and evaluations, reduced-cost training packages, and the Canine Good Citizen Test!

Training takes place at our hospital and times and dates can be arranged directly with us.

What Happens During Training?

In addition to mastering the basic commands such as “sit”, “stay”, “down” and “stay in place”, your dog will learn impulse control, reliable recall, and loose leash walking. Most importantly, training establishes a closer relationship between you and your dog, which builds confidence and helps your pet be more engaged with you.

Pricing:

Consultations & Evaluations – $65*

*Fee is waived if 3 or more lessons are booked at the time of evaluation/consultation.

Individual Customized 1-Hour Lessons – $80

Book multiple lessons, learn more, and save!

3 Lessons – $210

6 Lessons – $400

10 Lessons – $650 (includes Canine Good Citizen test*)

  • If appropriate for your dog, each lesson will also include a playgroup session.
  • Payment is due at the time of booking.

*Canine Good Citizen is a nationally recognized program that instills good manners in dogs and shows that owners have a sense of responsibility.

Ready to have a happier, better-behaved dog? Call us at (859) 269-PETS to book professional training for your pet!

Puppy Preschool

Sullivan Grad

The Puppy Preschool is open to dogs 8 to 20 weeks of age, which is an extremely important time in your puppy’s life. Truly, the importance of the kind of group socialization we provide cannot be overstated when it comes to making sure your pup grows into a confident, trustworthy adult dog and family companion.

Students enrolled in our Puppy Preschool will spend time interacting with other dogs, meeting new people and learning valuable life skills. We promote positive behaviors and correct negative behaviors in a Fear Free setting, with the goal that every puppy be a successful graduate!

This program is a four-week mini-training program and includes the following weekly goals:

Week 1

  • What’s my name? – Name recognition and eye contact when their name is called.
  • SIT and DOWN – Responding to verbal commands and hand signals.
  • COME and LET’S GO- Learning to follow on a loose leash and come when called upon.
  • LEAVE IT- Learning the basics of redirecting focus away from toys and treats.

Week 2

  • What’s my name? – Name recognition and eye contact when name is called.
  • SIT and DOWN – Responding to verbal commands and hand signals.
  • COME and LET’S GO – Learning to follow on a loose leash and come when called upon.
  • LEAVE IT- Learning the basics of redirecting focus away from toys and treats.
  • WAIT- Pausing at doorways to let the owner cross the threshold.
  • STAY- Maintaining a position with low to moderate distractions.

Week 3

  • What’s my name? – Name recognition and eye contact when name is called.
  • SIT and DOWN – Responding to verbal commands and hand signals.
  • COME and LET’S GO- Learning to follow on a loose leash and come when called upon.
  • LEAVE IT- Learning the basics of redirecting focus away from toys and treats.
  • WAIT- Pausing at doorways to let the owner cross the threshold.
  • STAY- Maintaining a position with low to moderate distractions.

Jake the dog in a graduation hat

Drop-off time for Puppy Preschool: 7:00 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Doggy Day School and Puppy Preschool let out at 4:00 p.m. If you need to pick up your student at a later time, SVH has extended business hours and can accommodate if you let us know in advance.

Pricing: $100/week when paid in full upfront 

NOTE: Pets must be spayed or neutered and be up to date on vaccinations. See required vaccinations here:

Puppy