Pet Hotel | Dog World Sarasota

There are no “Hard to Train Dogs.”

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Training Demonstration

Behavior Consultation

Behavior Consultation | Dog World Sarasota

Because obedience training is not always the answer to correct unacceptable, and problematic behaviors, you may want to schedule a consultation with Dog World Sarasota to learn how to curb even the most severe problems.

Did you know that 80% of all behavioral problems your dog may exhibit are related to the ability to effectively communicate with them? We can teach you the best way to communicate with your pet. Schedule a consultation today.

Correcting unwanted behaviors is Dog World Sarasota's specialty. We can help you isolate the root cause and develop a plan of action to correct any unwanted behavior. The goal of a Behavior Consultation is to find solutions to existing problems.

Accelerated Obedience Program

Accelerated Obedience Program | Dog World Sarasota

This is hands down the fastest and most effective program we offer! A perfect alternative to in-home lessons. Designed for the person who wants a well mannered dog but doen’t have the time needed for training. During this 3 week course, your dog will have the benefit of many fun filled lessons throughout the day. We will create a custom program, which will take into consideration the breed, age, lifestyle and individuality of your pet. Your dog will learn at its own pace, which will keep the learning exciting and fun. As soon as your dog grasps the idea of a command (this could be in seconds sometimes!) we are able to recognize this and move to the next level. Our goal is to always keeping the lessons interesting and stimulating for your dog. There will be times when your dog will need more time to understand a new command, this is normal. In these situations patience, time, repetition and a variety of positive approaches will help your dog succeed and maintain its confidence as they are learning.

All basic commands will be obeyed reliably. If your dog has already established some bad behaviors, removing him/her from their own familiar environment will absolutely help speed up the acceptance of the new rules in the house. You are welcome to stop by and even watch a training session.Videos of training and your dog’s progress will be sent to you while your dog is with us.

One of the most common questions about the Accelerated Program is: Do I need to train my dog myself so it will obey me? The answer is No. At the end of the training course we will teach you how to keep your dog obeying the commands they already know. We will have several lessons with you, including at your home if needed. A good analogy is you don't need to know how to build your car to drive it – it is the same thing with your dog. We'll teach you how to "drive" your dog after the training is completed. We love dogs, which is why we do what we do and we want to reassure you that your dog will be treated as one of our own during their stay with us.

How can you tell? … By the tail wag of course!

Obedience Classes

Puppy Basics Group Classes

Daytime, evening and private classes available – For more information, please contact us.

Class is $150.00 for 6 weeks 1 hour Class per week

Basic Obedience and the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program

In the basic class your dog will master the basic commands on leash in a class setting.

Adult Class $150.00 for 6 weeks 1 hour Class per week
Age group between 6 months and older. We will teach you how to train your dog the basic commands

  • Heel
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Come

Dogs will learn how to handle distractions from other dogs in the class. Each week you will be given homework to practice. This class will prepare your dog for the AKC 'Canine Good Citizen' test. The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program is sponsored by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and is open to all dogs, mixed breeds as well as purebreds. Goals of the CGC Program are to teach responsible dog ownership to owners and provide basic training and good manners to dogs. The 10 step CGC test will be conducted at the end of the basic obedience session. Owners of dogs that pass may send to AKC for a certificate that is suitable for framing. A full description of the test may be found at the AKC web site at www.AKC.org.

The basic Adult Class is for dog that have no major behavior problems, dogs with mild aggression, fears and phobias are welcome, but if you are not sure if group class is the way to go with your dog, please talk to one of our trainers to see which program may work best for you and your dog. This class has no restrictions on what training equipment is used. We would make sure you understand the pros and cons of each training collar and use the ones you feel most comfortable with. Our system is very flexible, our goal is to have a well-mannered and happy, reliable dog after the graduation!

AKC Competition Obedience and Rally O Classes

Daytime, evening and private classes available – For more information, please contact us.

Class is $150.00 for 6 weeks 1 hour Class per week

AKC Novice/Open Obedience

This class introduces and prepares you and your dog to earn your Novice Obedience Title. We will introduce you to the basics of competition dog sports with an emphasis on fun and perfection. Classes will focus on important skills for Novice AKC exercises - attention, beginner to advance heeling with figure 8’s, stays, recalls with fronts and finishes, stand for exam, recalls, long sits & downs. Rules and regulations, entering a show will be addressed. Beginning Open skills may be addressed depending on class skill level. Skills will include Learn how to teach your dog to retrieve a dumbbell on the flat and over a jump as well as proper training of the broad jump, heeling exercises and out of sight long sits and downs.

Rally O Basics

Rally O Basics $200.00 for 6 weeks (Limited time introductory special) 1 hour Class per week

Rally (or Rally Obedience) is a competition sport in which the dog and handler, as a team, complete a course moving at a brisk pace. The team is judged and timed. This dog sport draws on obedience behaviors that are useful in "real life" situations with your dogs. In Rally O, a dog and handler move briskly from station to station in a course. Each station along the route holds a sign indicating what behavior(s) to perform (e.g., sit-down-sit) before the team can move on. No course is the same so Rally O is exciting and new every time you do it.

Teamwork and fun will be emphasized in this class! And, yes, you can talk to your dog! Rally O supports the growing trends to involve all family members, including children, in raising terrific pets. Anyone can do Rally Obedience. The exercises introduced in this class will give dog owners the opportunity to work on attention and basic maneuvers and learn the AKC Novice and Advanced signs while building a great working relationship with their canine partners. Dogs entering this class should have basic obedience. Please call in advance if you would like an readiness evaluation.
Class size is limited to 6 dogs.

K9 Scent Training

Daytime, evening and private classes available – For more information, please contact us.

Class is $150.00 for 6 weeks 1 hour Class per week

Our scent training classes use the same foundation training methods we use to train Law Enforcement Detection K-9's but are designed for pet dogs and owners who want to have fun with their dogs. This easy to learn activity builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

Our scent training classes use the same foundation training methods we use to train Law Enforcement Detection K-9's but are designed for pet dogs and owners who want to have fun with their dogs. This easy to learn activity builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise.

Puppy Basics

Puppy Basics 101 $150.00 for 6 weeks (Limited time introductory special) 45 min per class per week

It's never too soon to start teaching your puppy. This class is designed for young puppies 16 weeks to 6 months. We will "teach you" to give your puppy a great foundation for a happy and well behaved dog. The program teaches you how to communicate with your puppy, teach your puppy to "want" to please you. Your training with your puppy will be fun and rewarding for both of you. This class is a great way to build the foundation to our Basic Obedience Class

Training will include:

  • Puppy Socialization
  • Name Recognition
  • Introduction to collar and loose leash walking
  • Basic commands as appropriate for the puppy's age - sit, down, stay, recall "Come is FUN"
  • Crate Training
  • Owner education of Do's and Don'ts with your puppy for household manners
  • Puppy games - building your relationship
  • Hand signals
  • Basic learning theory: luring | shaping | reward | timing | criteria | proofing / handling distraction | getting and keeping focus | rate of reinforcement
  • Prevention topics: House-training | crate training | socialization | anti-jumping | bite inhibition | handling | food guarding
  • Motivating your puppy: Use of food and toys as rewards
  • Use of: Body posture, leash handling, tone of voice

Training at Your Place

Training at Your Place | Dog World Sarasota

This is our in home training program. One of our instructors will come to your home and work with you and your dog. Lessons will promote understanding and obedience with your dog and build a bonding relationship to have a happy well-adjusted member of your family. Our in home lessons will address a variety of training issues such as jumping on people, coming when called, pulling on the leash, unwanted barking and crate training.

We strive to make all our dog obedience training a rewarding and enjoyable experience for you and your dog.

One on One lessons at Dog World Sarasota

Bring your dog to our facility for one on one lessons tailored to fit you and your dog. Each lesson is approximately an hour. We can cover basic and advanced obedience and/or solve any behavior problems you may have such as:

  • Basic Manners to Advanced Obedience
  • Dashing through doors
  • Anxieties, Fears, & Phobias
  • Housebreaking / Potty Training
  • Chewing & Destructive Behavior
  • Behavior Modification
  • Biting & Aggression
  • Off-Leash Training
  • Problem Solving
  • Puppy Training
  • Reliable Recalls
  • Socialization
  • Confidence Building Exercises
  • Board & Train / Boot Camp
  • Properly giving Praise & Corrections
  • Crate Training
  • ... and much more!

Beginner Dog Sports

Agility

We offer several different levels of Agility training. Classes and individual lessons are available. Check the events page for upcoming Agility Seminars.

Schutzhund/ IPO

We offer several different levels of Schutzhund training. Individual lessons and Training seminars available. Check the events page for upcoming Seminars.

Mondio and French Ring

We offer several different levels of Ring Sport training, similar to the Schutzhund training , we only offer one on one lessons for ring sport at this time.

AKC Obedience and more

We offer group classes and one on one lessons.

Personal Protection and Guard Dog Training

Personal Protection and Guard Dog Training | Dog World Sarasota

For this course you need to contact us and let us evaluate your dog before we begin this type of training.

Training Schedule

  • Puppy Basics
  • Daytime and evening class
    times available
  • 6 weeks
  • Cost $150.00
  • Basic Obedience and the
    Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
    Program
  • Daytime and evening class
    times available
  • 6 weeks
  • Cost $150.00
  • AKC Competition Obedience
    and Rally O Classes
  • Daytime and evening class
    times available
  • 6 weeks
  • Cost $150.00
  • K9 Scent Training
  • Daytime and evening class
    times available
  • 6 weeks
  • Cost $150.00