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Obedience Training

Membership LengthTotal PricePrice/Session
(Based on full use of membership)
1 month$185$15.40/session
(a total of 12 sessions per level)
2 months$300$12.50/session
(a total of 24 sessions per level)
3 months$425$11.80/session
(a total of 36 sessions per level)
6 months$785$11.21/session
(a total of 70 sessions per level)
1 year$1,400$9.33/session
(a total of 150 sessions per level)
Single Class Pass$20This is great for trying out what we offer before committing to a membership
Class LevelDescription/Skill
BasicsYou will learn all of your key skills such as sit, down, come, stay, leash walking, proper greetings, and more!
Distance and DistractionsTake your key skills and make them more reliable. Work on skills like stay, come, and leash walking outdoors and with distractions. Stay with distance /out of sight will also be covered.
Real World and CGC PrepWe will ensure reliability! We will wean off of treats, increase distraction levels, and prep for the Canine Good Citizen Test.
Therapy Dog PrepThis course will prepare your dog for Therapy Work! It is open to all dogs at level 3 or higher.
Tricks!Learn super fun and practical tricks with your pup! This is a great way to bond with them on a deeper level. You can also earn Trick TITLES! Trick classes are open to any dogs at Level 2 or higher.
ClassDescriptionPricing
In-Person (30 minutes)You will be present with your dog to work on issues$45.00
In-Person (60 minutes)
You will be present with your dog to work on issues
$75
Drop-Off SessionDrop-Off your pet for Daycare or Boarding and have our Professional Trainer work on your concerns while you’re at work or on vacation! This includes a consultation to explain what we learned.$50
(Initial Session)
Additional Drop-Off Sessions
Add on extra sessions during your pet’s stay (up to 4 per day)$25
(Per each additional session)

Scheduled Classes

Training Policies
All of our training classes are taught with force free training methods that are backed by science. These methods are based on knowledge of animal learning theory to truly help your pet understand and want to cooperate with you.

In order to participate in training classes, all dogs must be current on the required medical services before attending classes. Proof of performed medical services will be required at time of Registration. If you received vaccinations or testing from a clinic other than Chester Animal Clinic we ask that you have it sent (via email or fax) to West Chester Pet Resort.

If you’ve had services updated after we receive your pet’s history, you may bring proof of them to class with you. We will make every effort to ensure you are aware of any services that are overdue prior to registration for the class, however it will be your responsibility to get the services updated and ensure that we receive an updated vaccine/medical services history from your Veterinarian. If an updated services history is not received your pet will not be able to participate in the Class.

Feel free to bring treats or toys you wish to use in your training sessions. Please do not bring long lasting treats. You want to be able to give training rewards quickly.

We require that at least one person attend classes for each dog (excluding drop-off sessions). For instance, if you enrolled two dogs into a class, at least two people need to attend with those dogs.  The trainer will not be able to hold your dog for you during training exercises. We encourage families to participate together in the training education and process. We do ask that small children be left at home and at least one of the adults involved in the Class be 18 years of age or older.

CANCELLATION POLICY: All Private Training appointments must be cancelled at least 12 hours in advance or you will be responsible for 50% of your session’s cost. For in-home visits, you must cancel at least 24 hours in advance or you will be responsible for 50% of your session’s cost. If you cancel less than two hours before your scheduled appointment, you will be responsible for the full session price.  Group Classes are only refundable up to the start time of your third scheduled class.

As a courtesy to our guests, we ask that if your pet has been vomiting, hacking, coughing, sneezing, lethargic, experiencing diarrhea, or are just not themselves that you keep them at home. We want to minimize our guests exposure to sick pets. We want to ensure we are caring for healthy pets and not spreading any potential infections or illnesses. If they are sick they need to be seen by their doctor and kept in the comfort of their own home.
Revised: January 2019

Have you always dreamed of having a well-mannered dog but simply don’t have the time or experience to get there yourself? Or, perhaps you’re going on vacation and would like to come home to a better behaved pup. Here at West Chester, we understand completely! That is why we are introducing our Training ReTreats

Our Training ReTreat is a stay with us for a minimum of 7 nights/8 days. During this time your dog will learn a multitude of behaviors to make your lives together more enjoyable. They will also receive luxury boarding for the week in one of our deluxe suites. All of our Training ReTreat behaviors are taught using only force-free and positive training methods. These methods are backed by science and ensure the most efficient and reliable training results. Your dog will come home wanting to listen and enjoying every minute of it! 

If you are interested in learning more about our Training ReTreats and the skills you’ll learn, please click the link below: 

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West Chester Pet Resort is now thrilled to offer Training ReTreats! The Training ReTreat is an intensive training program where your dog will stay with us for a full seven nights (8 total days). In this time, they will learn all of the following behaviors: 

  • “Look” – A great cue to help your dogs focus on you and not on distractions! 
  • “Touch”/Hand targeting – a cue to redirect your dogs and assist with leash walking skills and recalls! 
  • Sit 
  • Leave It and Drop it
  • Down (as in laying down)
  • Proper leash skills
  • Stay
  • Door manners
  • Come when called
  • On Your Bed / Place -a cue teaching them to go to their bed or a designated area until released. 
  • Proper greetings  – Saying hello without jumping! 

If your dog already knows one of the behaviors mentioned above, please let our trainer know in advance as we can increase the difficulty and efficiency of your course. In addition to these behaviors, all Training ReTreat packages will include a detailed report card and a full consultation so you can continue moving forward and practicing at home. 

All of our Training ReTreat behaviors are taught using only force-free and positive training methods. These methods are backed by science and ensure the most efficient and reliable training results. Your dog will come home wanting to listen and enjoying every minute of it! 

In addition to training, for the price of our ReTreat, your pup will also get three daily playtimes while staying with us in one of our deluxe suites. This ReTreat is a fantastic option to get your dog some structured training while you are already boarding or planning a trip. Additionally, it is a great option if you and your dog need a little extra help but your schedule is too busy for a group course. 

Since your pet will be staying with us during their ReTreat, we do require they meet all of the boarding vaccination requirements. Due to the growing popularity of our training program, we do also require that all Training ReTreats be booked in advance.

Please call or email us today with any questions and to book your ReTreat! 

In addition to training, for the price of our ReTreat, your pup will also get three daily playtimes while staying with us in one of our deluxe suites. This ReTreat is a fantastic option to get your dog some structured training while you are already boarding or planning a trip. Additionally, it is a great option if you and your dog need a little extra help but your schedule is too busy for a group course. 

Since your pet will be staying with us during their ReTreat, we do require they meet all of the boarding vaccination requirements. Due to the growing popularity of our training program, we do also require that all Training ReTreats be booked in advance. Please call or email us today with any questions and to book your ReTreat!