Training and Behavior Services

Pets have a capacity for unconditional love. It’s a wonderful trait. But even the most highly trained dog can be unpredictable once in a while. Training Spot group and private classes put our expertise and training to work for you and your pet, teaching you how to reinforce good behavior, and quickly mitigate unwanted issues.

Behavior Consultations

At Training Spot we know how frustrating behavior problems can be because we have lived with and rehabilitated dogs who have come to us with a wide range of behavior problems. Our trainers are known throughout the dog community for expert behavior consultations, evaluating the whole dog to help families develop training plans individualized to their specific behavior problems and home environment.

We can help overcome behavior problems such as:

  • leash reactivity
  • anxiety and fear issues
  • aggression towards people or animals
  • excessive barking
  • inappropriate elimination
  • noise phobias
  • attention seeking
  • and more.

Behavior Consultations include a 2-hour, private consultation with a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner who will suggest a training plan specifically for you and your dog. Phone and email support are provided at no additional charge to assist you in implementing the training plan provided during your consultation.

Consultations are offered at our Training Center located in Eugene. In home visits are available within a 10 mile radius of our training center.

Cost:

  • Behavior Consultation: $150/hour
  • Follow Up Private Behavior Lessons (current clients): $100/hour
  • Travel fee for in-home appointments: $45 for in-home consultations (we are unable to travel further than 15 miles from our training center at this time).
  • A non-refundable reservation fee in the amount of $150 will be collected at the time of scheduling a new patient appointment. This fee will be applied to your appointment at the time of your visit.

Call 541-375-PETS (7387) or e-mail us today to schedule your appointment.

Group Classes

At Training Spot, we keep our class sizes small and pet-parent support high. Classes include expert instructors, a positive environment, heated facility, and after-class support to answer questions via email or over the phone.


Puppy Start Right

Socialization is about creating positive experiences with novel environments, people, and animals during the critical socialization period. Build your puppy’s confidence and create a bombproof dog that loves people, other dogs, car rides, going to the vet, and your active lifestyle.

Session Covers:
Crate training, house training, chewing, preparing for vet visits, basic manners and how to prevent separation anxiety, resource guarding, aggression, and fearful behavior.

Puppies age 8 to 13 weeks

  • 4 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $125
  • Puppy Start Right book by Dr. Ken Martin and Debbie Martin $15 (optional)
  • Please note: puppies must be 13 weeks or younger to start this course. Exceptions may be made for small breed or shy puppies: please contact us for more information at info@trainingspot.us
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Go! Puppy! Go!

Go! Puppy! Go! is a fun class for older puppies who need to learn polite greetings, sit, attention, polite leash walking, patience and impulse control. This course will help prepare you and your puppy for adolescence and the chewing and rowdiness that comes with it.

Puppies age 14 weeks to 6 months

  • 5 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $130
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Good Dog 1

Start you and your dog on the right paw. Focus on attention, strong name response, leash walking, relaxing around other dogs, beginning recall, and polite greetings.

Dogs age 6 months and older

  • 5 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $130
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Good Dog 2

This class continues to build on the skills learned in Good Dog 1. Learn how to teach a reliable recall (how to get your dog to run to you fast), nose targeting, attention around distractions, leash walking around distractions, leave it, and stay.

Dogs age 6 months and older

  • Pre-Requisite: Good Dog 1 and experience with clicker training
  • 5 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $130
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Good Dog 3

This class is great for pet parents who really want to take their dogs training to the next level and learn how build fast, reliable cues. We will work on the 3Ds: distractions, duration, and distance (responding to you when you are farther away).

We also incorporate fun tricks into this class including teaching your dog object names and when weather permits we venture outside!

Dogs age 6 months and older

  • Pre-Requisite: Good Dog 1 and 2 or instructor approval
  • 5 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $130
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Good Dog 4

This advanced course teaches pet parents how to build stimulus control (teaching your dog to wait patiently for cues rather than throw every trick at you in hopes they get it right), continues to work on creating fluent behaviors with a focus on precision, latency, and speed.

This class is for pet parents who want really reliable cues!

Dogs 6 months and older

  • Pre-Requisite: Good Dog 1, 2, and 3 or instructor approval
  • 5 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $130
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Agility Anywhere

Brought to you by the fabulous Micaela Frank of Rockstar Dog Training, Agility Anywhere will turn you and your dog’s world into an agility obstacle. This non-competition agility class is for all ages and skill levels.

Learn foundation agility skills, fun tricks, and how to teach your dog anything. Dogs should be able to settle on a mat within 10 feet of other dogs, be familiar with a clicker, and have basic leash skills.

  • Pre-Requisite: Good Dog 1 and 2 or instructor approval
  • 5 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $130
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Feisty Fido 1

Does your dog bark, growl, or snap at other dogs or people on leash? Our Feisty Fido classes are specially designed for dogs who need some extra help with their social skills.

In Feisty Fido classes or in private behavior training, you will learn safe handling skills to make walks more enjoyable right away, how to teach your dog appropriate alternative behaviors (instead of barking at fluffy), and much, much more. Our goal is to help you and your dog learn how to work together to manage their social needs without aggression.

If your dog has been aggressive with people we require you to start with a behavior consultation to keep your dog and other students safe.

  • 6 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • First session is without dogs unless otherwise specified by your trainer
  • Cost: $289
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Feisty Fido 2

Owners need to be experienced using a marker (e.g. a clicker, or the word “yes”), should have strong leash handling skills, a fairly good understanding of what their dog’s triggers are, and knowledge about dog body language.

Dogs must have a reactivity threshold of 50 feet or less without barking or lunging.

  • Pre-Requisite: Feisty Fido Level 1 or instructor approval
  • 5 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $240
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Wallflowers – Small Group

This small group class has been designed specifically with our shy canines in mind.  Limited to 4 dogs to provide extra personal attention in a safe and quiet environment.  Dogs will learn to be calm in a new environment, pay attention to you, to build confidence around other dogs and distractions, to enjoy life more!

  • Pre-Requisite: Dogs need to be non-reactive/aggressive towards other dogs or people. If you have questions about whether this is the right class for you contact us.
  • 5 sessions, 50 minutes per session
  • Cost: $240
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Private Training

Private training is ideal if you:

  • Want a personalized training plan developed specifically for you and your dog.
  • Have training needs specific to your home
  • Want one-on-one attention
  • Have a busy schedule and can not attend group classes

Private lessons are available in your home or at our training center located in Eugene, Oregon. Travel fees apply if you live over 10 miles away from our training center and we are not able to travel farther than 25 miles.

  • Private Lessons $100/hour
  • Travel Fee: $35 if more than 10 miles away from our training center in Eugene.
  • Call 541-357-PETS (7387) and get started today.

Package 1 – $380

Initial 1 – 1.5 hour lesson and three 1-hour private lessons

Package 2 – $540

Initial 1 – 1.5 hour lesson and five 1-hour private lessons

Package 3 – $680

Initial 1 – 1.5 hour lesson and seven 1-hour private lessons


Home School

While you are away for the day your dog can learn good manners and have fun with their very own personal trainer. Home Schooling is a great addition to our private training packages and will accelerate your dogs learning.

Our highly skilled trainers are able to work with your dog one-on-one to help your dog get past problematic behaviors by doing all the training ourselves. We then have weekly or bi-weekly transfer session to show you what was done, and how to maintain the behaviors.

Dogs learn:

  • leash walking skills
  • to come when called
  • basic manners: sit, down, and polite greetings
  • fun tricks to impress your friends
  • and more!

Package pricing available, individual sessions $65 per hour.

Package 1 – $630

This package is ideal for owners who want to accelerate their dogs training but will be doing the majority of their dogs training.

  • 1 Home School session per week and 1 private lesson per week

Package 2 – $660

  • 2 Home School sessions per week and 2 private lessons during the month

Package 3 – $870

  • Ideal for owners who want to accelerate their dogs training but would like their dog trained for them.
  • 3 Home School sessions per week and 2 private lessons during the month

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