Dog Training

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OCALA DOG TRAINING

Establishing a strong and healthy bond between you and your dog through obedience training is essential to their overall success as your faithful companion. Our in-house trainer, Mary Parra, is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor and AKC-Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. She has over 300 hours of training experience in pursuit of her Certified Professional Dog Trainer certification. She looks forward to working with you and your dog!

 

Training Courses

If you are new to training at Red Fern, welcome! We are glad you are here. Take a look at our available training options below and submit the interest form at the bottom of this page to get started. Our trainer will contact you to schedule your training consultation! This consultation helps our trainer get to know your dog, their personality, and make sure they are on the best path for success!

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BASIC OBEDIENCE

GROUP CLASS

LENGTH:

7 WEEKS

MIN. AGE:

6 MONTHS

$199

We're all in this together! Our Obedience Group Classes targets basic commands & behaviors to help build a foundation in training as well as a beneficial relationship between you and your dog. Group classes are limited to allow for enough individualized attention from our trainer.

Duration: 7 weeks

Schedule: You and your pup will attend one group class once a week on Saturdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm.

Commands & Behaviors: Sit, down, stay, focus, come, leave it, & loose leash walking.

Included: Martingale collar & training treat pouch.

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IN-DAY

TRAINING

LENGTH:

3 WEEKS

MIN. AGE:

6 MONTHS

$1170

Our In-Day Training is an intensive program designed to teach and recall basic commands and manners through positive reinforcement as well as target problematic behaviors within group play.

Schedule: Check in by 9am on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for group play, enrichment activities, and two 20-minute training sessions with our Red Fern trainer. You (the owner) are required to attend one focus session (Tuesday or Saturday) on both the 3rd & 4th week.

Commands & Behaviors: Focus, sit, down, stay, touch, leave It, drop, loose leash walking, door manners, barking, greetings, high level distractions, and behavior within a play group.

Included: Exclusive access to online command review videos, treat pouch, high value training treats, martingale collar, 6ft leash, and new Red Fern t-shirt!

Board & Train

What is Board & Train?
Board & Train is our fully immersive training experience that achieves results in a short period of time. Your dog will board with us for an extended stay and receive daily training, enrichment activities, and socialization with other dogs. Through consistent routine, positive interactions with our trainer, and exposure to new environments and other well-behaved dogs, your dog will develop good behaviors quickly!

Who should do Board & Train?
Our Board & Train programs are designed for the busy person or family who desires to live with a well-mannered dog but doesn't have the time or expertise to train them. Once your dog comes home, all you have to do is maintain their training foundation! We make it easy by including follow up private lessons with each Board & Train course!

What is special about Board & Train at Red Fern?
Our facility is specifically designed and equipped for daycare (group play) from our trained and experienced staff, to the way we build our play groups, to our beautiful indoor play areas and outdoor turfed paddocks. We believe in the benefits of dog-to-dog socialization and are able to safely provide that daily enrichment to your dog throughout their stay.

With our active daycare program bringing in lots of dogs each day, our trainer is able to use this increased activity to create distraction and better solidify new training behaviors. This also helps prepare your dog for public outings where they will need to be confident in their commands and interactions with new dogs. Check out our Advanced Board & Train course for specific public training!

We also offer full service grooming and include weekly grooms in all Board & Train courses to not only ensure your dog remains clean & healthy throughout their stay, but to also expose them to the grooming environment at their own pace. This is especially helpful for puppies new to the grooming experience!


What does a typical Board & Train day look like?
A day in the life of a Board & Train dog begins with a walk out between 6:30-7:30am then back inside for breakfast. After breakfast, our in-house trainer will complete their first training session of the day. After the first training session, it is time for an enrichment activity, group play, and/or pool time! Next comes an afternoon nap (and lunch for puppies)! After their mid-day nap, they will complete their second training session then participate in an enrichment activity and/or group play. Dinner is served between 4:30-5:30pm! Then an evening walkout and a bedtime biscuit. Now it's time to rest and reset for tomorrow!

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PUPPY BASICS

BOARD & TRAIN

LENGTH:

2 WEEKS

AGE:

4-8 MONTHS

$2520

Overview of Puppy Basics Board & Train.

  • 14 nights of lodging

  • Socialization in puppy playtime

  • Introduction to crate training

  • Daily report card, pictures, & videos updating you on their progress

  • Foundational obedience training (sit, down, touch, walking on leash, & crate training)

  • Training treats provided

  • Weekly grooming

  • Introduction to the grooming environment: bathing, blow drying, nail trimming, shears, & clippers.

  • Exclusive access to command review videos

  • Go home lesson onsite upon checkout

  • Follow up lesson onsite after 2 weeks

  • 10% off additional onsite private lessons within 1 year

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PERFECT PUPPY

BOARD & TRAIN

LENGTH:

4 WEEKS

AGE:

4-8 MONTHS

$4760

Overview of Perfect Puppy Board & Train.

  • 28 nights of lodging

  • Socialization in puppy playtime

  • Introduction to crate training

  • Daily report card, pictures, & videos updating you on their progress

  • Foundational obedience training (sit, down, stay, touch, walking on leash, & crate training)

  • Waiting at doors

  • Novice trick of your choice

  • Training treats provided

  • Weekly grooming

  • Introduction to the grooming environment: bathing, blow drying, nail trimming, shears, & clippers.

  • Exclusive access to command review videos

  • Go home lesson onsite upon checkout

  • Follow up lesson onsite after 2 weeks

  • 10% off additional private lessons within 1 year

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BASICS

BOARD & TRAIN

LENGTH:

2 WEEKS

AGE:

6+ MONTHS

$2100

Overview of Basic Board & Train.

  • 14 nights of lodging

  • Group play

  • Daily report card, pictures, & videos updating you on their progress

  • Training treats provided

  • Daily walks

  • Weekly grooming

  • Basic obedience training: focus, sit, down, touch, leave it, drop, loose leash walking, & door manners.

  • Exclusive access to command review videos

  • Go home lesson onsite upon checkout

  • Follow up lesson onsite after 2 weeks

  • Follow up lesson onsite after 6 weeks

  • 10% off additional private lessons within 1 year

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ADVANCED

BOARD & TRAIN

Sign Up

LENGTH:

3 WEEKS

AGE:

8+ MONTHS

$3360

Overview of Advanced Board & Train.

  • 21 nights of lodging

  • Group play

  • Daily report card, pictures, & videos updating you on their progress

  • Training treats provided

  • Daily walks

  • Weekly grooming

  • Basic obedience training: focus, sit, down, touch, leave it, drop, loose leash walking, & door manners.

  • Novice trick of your choice

  • Field trip training: downtown sidewalks, farmer's market, outdoor cafes, & parks.

  • Exclusive access to command review video

  • Go home lesson onsite upon checkout

  • Follow up lesson onsite after 3 weeks

  • Follow up lesson onsite after 6 weeks

  • 10% off additional private lessons within 1 year

 
 
Training Sign Up Form

Complete the form below and our trainer will reach out to you to get started! If you are interested in multiple courses or have multiple dogs you'd like trained, just let us know in the comment box!

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