Dog Training

Professional, Positive & Proven Dog Training in Farmington, NY

Finger Lakes Pet Resort’s dog trainers use proven and positive techniques to reach your goals. Our customizable training programs are designed to produce the results you want, no matter your dog’s breed or age. We’ve seen it all. Plus, we offer a variety of programs to suit any pet parent’s busy schedule. Whether you need a brush-up on manners, obedience training, an intro to canine sports, or even therapy dog training, we’re here to help!

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Obedience Training: Level One

Family Manners Class is Beginner Basic Obedience for Adult Dogs

What is this class? 

The Finger Lakes Pet Resort Family Manners Class is level 1 beginner class for adolescent puppies & adult dogs (over 4 months of age) who have taken no previous training classes. Family Manners Class provides training of practical skills to improve the bond between people and their canine companions through positive reinforcement. Some of the real-life skills introduced in Finger Lakes Pet Resort's Family Manners Class are settling, coming when called, walking politely on leash, politely greeting people and more. Our Family Manners class will teach you how to train these skills using effective, reward-based methods. Reward-based training methods minimize the use of punishment and are fun for both you and your dog! Please note: this class is not a behavior modification class and will not address behaviors such as excessive barking, resource guarding, reactivity towards dogs or people, or aggression towards dogs or people.

Who is it for? 

Dogs 4 months of age or older who have not taken a previous training class. Dogs must not show aggression towards other dogs, aggression towards people, excessive barking or unmanageable leash pulling.

What do I need?

Proof of current vaccinations including distemper combo & rabies. We strongly recommend that your dog have the Bordatella (Kennel Cough) vaccine. Your dog must also have lived in the household for 7 days prior to orientation.

How long does it run?

6 weeks - the first class is a human-only/dog-less orientation class. 45-minute classes.

​Cost?  $130

How do I sign up?

Call Finger Lakes Pet Resort to purchase your spot (585) 398-3647 or stop in.

Classes - New Classes Starting Soon

  • Mondays at 6:15pm starting 1/21/19 - FULL
  • Sundays at 6:15pm starting 1/27/19 (No Class 3/3) - FULL
  • Thursdays at 6:30pm starting 2/7/19
  • Sundays at 7:15pm starting 2/10/19 (No Class 3/3) - FULL

*The first class is a human-only, dog-less orientation class.

Private Classes

We are currently unable to accept new private lessons clients. Please email paula@fingerlakespet.com for recommendations of trainers in our area who are accepting private lesson clients. If you are a current private lesson client of ours, you may also contact us to schedule a lesson.

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Obedience Training: Level Two

Impulse Control - "Under Control"

Upcoming Classes:

Sundays at 6:15pm starting 3/17/19

Class Goals

  • Teach your dog to wait for the things in life he would much rather just take for himself.
  • Teach your dog that rewards can become available to them through you.
  • Build your dog’s focus and reliability in high distraction situations.
  • Dogs learn to wait calmly in a stay until released to a number of things: opportunity to go outside, food bowl, toys, treats, opportunity to greet people, etc.

​​​​4-weeks: $90

Reliable Recalls - "Here Fido!"

Upcoming Classes:

TBA

Class Goals

  • Understand why your dog may not always come when you call and what to do about it.
  • Learn how to build a fast, reliable recall.
  • Build your dog’s focus and reliability in high distraction situations.
  • Learn how to make recalls fun and exciting for your dog.

​​​​4-weeks: $90

Polite Greetings - "Say Hello!"

Upcoming Classes:

TBA

Class Goals

  • Understand why your dog may not always come when you call and what to do about it.
  • Learn how to build a fast, reliable recall.
  • Build your dog’s focus and reliability in high distraction situations.
  • Learn how to make recalls fun and exciting for your dog.

​​​​4-weeks: $90

Loose Leash Walking - "Out For A Walk"

Upcoming Classes:

Thursdays at 7:00pm starting 3/21/19

Class Goals

  • Learn how to make choices that lead to a successful walk.
  • Know what to do in the face of unexpected distractions.
  • Develop and practice the handling skills needed for walking in an environment with distractions.
  • Build your dog’s focus and reliability in high distraction situations.
  • Build confidence and skills that allow you to enjoy walks with your dog.

​4-weeks: $90

Tricks - "Old Dogs, New Tricks!"

Upcoming Classes:

TBA

Class Goals

  • This class is for dogs who are 2 years of age or older (there is no age limit!)
  • Get your older dog back into class for training.
  • Challenge your dog to learn new tricks while refreshing some old skills.
  • Tricks and skills taught in this class include: shake, spin, stay, weaving your legs, sit pretty, roll over, come away from distraction, change position from a distance and in motion, walk backwards, jump onto surface, bang - you're dead, crawl, bow, and more...
  • Learn how to train your dog using a variety of positive reinforcement based methods.
  • Practice at home with your dog between classes so that tricks can be improved over the class session.

​6-weeks: $130

Boredom Busters

Upcoming Classes:

TBA

Class Goals

  • Have fun with your dog!
  • Teach your dog new tricks.
  • Learn simple ways to enrich your dog's life through games.
  • Tire out your dog even on rainy/snowy days.

​4-weeks: $90

Prerequisite for all Level Two Classes

  • 4 months of age or older
  • Can work along side dogs and people without fear or reactivity
  • Completion of Family Manners or Puppy Pre-K, or equivalent training
  • Proof of up-to-date vaccinations
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Important Information for all Obedience Training classes

You must have your vet fax your dog’s most recent vaccination records or bring a copy to the first class. We do accept proof of titer tests in lieu of vaccinations. Talk with your vet to determine the best vaccine protocol for your dog. Our fax number is (585) 924-0209.

Behaviors NOT acceptable for a class setting are: Dog aggression, aggression towards people, obsessive barking and unmanageable leash pulling.  If your dog displays any of these behaviors, please contact us to discuss the best option for you and your dog.

  • We do not offer make-ups for missed classes.
  • We do not offer refunds for classes or private lessons.
  • Private lesson packages expire 6-months from purchase date.

Supplies to bring to class

  • Your dog and family members
  • Proof of current vaccinations (distemper & rabies are required, bordatella/kennel cough is strongly recommended)
  • About 100 small soft stinky treats (think: meat, cheese, hot dog - cut up into pea-sized pieces)
  • Treat pouch
  • 6ft leash and collar
  • Your dog’s favorite toy
  • Stuffed Kong or bone
  • A towel, blanket, mat or carpet square for your dog to rest on

Please do not hesitate to email or call us if you have any questions: reservations@fingerlakespet.com or (585) 398-3647.

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Puppy Training

Free Dog Training Evaluation

The skilled trainers at Finger Lakes Pet Resort can design a personally-tailored training experience for your dog. Because of our wide array of options and staff of trainers, we’ll help determine the best course of action for your individual needs.

It begins with a free training evaluation at our Farmington, NY facility. You’ll meet with one of our certified trainers and discuss your specific goals and challenges. Call us today to book your free evaluation!