Top Dog K-9 Academy
Questions & Answers
Question: My dog lives
in the house at home. How will he/she adapt to living in a kennel, while
Answer: Since all dogs are
placed with a playmate of the same age and temperament, your dog will
think he/she is at a "play-ground". However, if you prefer we
will make arrangements for your dog to stay indoors while he/she is here
for training or boarding.
Question: If my dog is
being trained by someone other than myself, then how will my dog know
to obey my commands?
Answer: After we have completed
your dog's obedience training, we will give you a complete hands on instruction
session when we deliver him/her back home. (This only applies to the Board
& Train Program).
Question: Will my dog miss
his/her family while away for training or boarding?
Answer: Not at all. At Top
Dog we place all training and boarding dogs with another dog of the opposite
sex who have similar temperaments and who are around the same age. We
do this so that all dogs have playmates to play with. This helps eliminate
the stress of being in a strange location.
Question: Will the trainers
be using spike/prong collars to train my dog?
Answer: Absolutely not.
Although some kennels use these training devices, we at Top Dog feel it
is totally unnecessary for obedience training.
Question: What type of
training will my dog be receiving?
Answer: At Top Dog we use
the AKC's Canine Good Citizen Program exclusively. The AKC has spent much
time, money, and energy to develop a certified obedience program that
is structured to the "Family Owned Dog", and it is our belief
that our customers deserve a standardized certified training program.
Using a non-certified program would not give the customer the benefits
of "regulated" minimum standards. With the CGC Program, the
AKC sets the qualification standards, not Top Dog.
Question: Are there any
warranties or guaranties with the training programs?
Answer: When you select
our "Board & Train" program, the training is guaranteed
for the life of the dog. However, with the other three programs we cannot
guarantee the training since we are not doing the actual training (the
dog owner is responsible for the training on programs two, three and four)
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