in Plano, Texas
Customized Board and Train
Obedience training is the heart and soul of Cosmic Canine and the foundation of all our services and programs. Everything in a dog's life, good or bad, is rooted in the foundation training the dog received.
The foundation or "basics" are critically important to a dog's ability to properly handle all life situations. The foundation gives a dog something to fall back on when overly stimulated, stressed, in a high drive state, or facing an intimidating new situation. The stronger the foundation, the better the quality of life for you and your dog.
Our goal in our training programs is to give your dog the strongest obedience foundation possible in the allotted program time frame. Following the training program, and just as important, we teach you the skills to continue to progress. Ultimately, it is our mission to give you and your dog the skills and foundation to handle real-world situations and give you both the best quality of life and relationship possible.
Dog training is a skill that takes years to develop and more years to continue perfecting. In addition to that skill, trainers must also have the ability to teach the clients and transfer the skills to them. Our trainers are passionate about their work and go above and beyond to help both dog and owners.
During our off-leash obedience board and train packages, your dog will receive training in the following skills:
Proper social behaviors
Understanding of Negative and Positive Markers (this allows you to communicate what you like or don't like to your dog)
* Obedience programs are generally 2 to 3 weeks depending on your goals and the dog's needs. Dogs needing help with behavioral issues may be better suited for our behavioral training programs.
Our off-leash programs come with one remote training collar. Often called "shock" collars, this is an incorrect description of the stimulation. We invite all our clients to feel the remote collar stimulation before training starts. Remote collars are an excellent and completely humane tool when used correctly. It provides direct communication to the dog without the use of a leash. Remote collars can be used on communication level stimulation and tone that causes no pain to the dog.
For those clients who are still uncomfortable with the remote collar and just want their dog to learn some basic skills. We also offer a 12 day on-leash program. This program teaches all the basic skills on-on leash. Leash walking, sit, down, place, door manners, positive and negative markers, basic good manners, and recall foundations.
At the end of the program, we will have a very deep understanding of your dog and his or her individual personality. As each dog is different, we will explain to you what are reasonable expectations for your dog and how to best manage any particularities of the breed or genetic predispositions. Not all dogs are the same, not all dogs have the same needs, therefore we do not treat them the same. It is similar to understanding that not all children can be a basketball star.
While the final picture varies from dog to dog, our job is to bring out the best in your dog and show you how to have the absolutely best relationship. Our ultimate goal is to give people and dogs the best possible quality of life together.
Training your Dog: We train your dog! You get updates from the trainer to keep you in the loop training progress and any issues we encounter. You are welcome to call us to check on your dog as well!
Training You: At pick-up day, our trainer will spend time showing you everything your dog has learned. They will work with you until you feel comfortable that you learned all the skills your dog knows and how to maintain them. You will have homework to take home and practice. Our trainers are available for private lessons with our former clients to make sure you keep up your good habits and training!
Throughout our off-leash dog training in Dallas, Texas, we’ll give your dog a foundation of behaviors and knowledge using motivational techniques. By the end of our program, your dog will have a wealth of knowledge of good behaviors to fall back on and choose from in daily life. This knowledge on its own give dogs more confidence and comfort in life. The remote collar is introduced into the program at a comfortable communication and working level. This allows your dog to understand off-leash communication and gives your dog the fun and freedom of being off-leash without losing control.
*See more details about our training philosophy here.
We also address any particular issues/concerns you may have with your dog during this program.
**If you are having more serious aggression issues with your dog, see our Aggressive Dog Behavior Modification Program page.