Did you know most dogs at the shelter are there because of a lack of training? Dogs are born knowing how to speak dog. They spend at least 8 weeks, if they're lucky, learning the ins and outs of canine communication with their mom and siblings, until one day they're suddenly in a home with people who don't speak canine, and who are trying their best to enforce a whole new set of rules they can't understand. We're here to break that language barrier. Training is not just an activity involving the dog, but one that involves training his or her people as well. Training is about clear and effective communication. Communication that is consistent, fair, rewarding, fun, reliable, and not only makes your pet a loved member of the family, but also keeps them safe, healthy, and happy too!
Unlike many of the cookie cutter training companies out there, Gateway Canine LLC focuses on training the individual dog. Training based not only on what motivates your dog, in ways they understand. But also with methods and programs that fit your needs as the owner!
30 minute evaluation session with your pet's personal trainer and you!. This session is required for all clients enrolling in a day training program or a private lesson program. Also ideal for anyone unsure of where to start with your pet's training. This is not a training session, but a meet and greet session to help set up a training plan designed just for your pet. No charge for this service at this time. Evaluation sessions are not currently required for enrollment in group classes. We do require 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
One on one, 45 minute session with yourself, your pet, and your pet's personal trainer. Pet owners do most of the training while being guided by our trainers. Private lessons are available for special cases and situations only. An evaluation is required before signing up for a private lesson program. *bulk training packages expire 3 months after purchase.
One Lesson... $100.00
Five Lessons... $450.00
Ten Lessons... $850.00
We offer several group classes every month touching on several different subjects! From obedience, to tricks, to fitness, and more! All pets must show proof of current vaccinations including Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, and Bordetella. Puppies under 16 weeks are required to have received 2 rounds of the DHPP vaccine, and the Bordetella Vaccine. At 16 weeks and older they will be required to have the Rabies vaccine. Classes are limited in size to guarantee every student receives individualized attention. Non-refundable deposits of half the cost of the class, and preregistration are required to hold your spot as our classes do fill up very quickly. Call us at 636-748-2119 or message us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/gatewaycaninellc with any questions or to get started!
Basic Obedience Group Class
This is our most sought after class! We'll focus on basic obedience skills such as sit, down, climb, walk on a loose leash, coming when called every time, heel, and more! We'll discuss canine communication, problem solving, and manners every dog should know. We'll be teaching fun games to do at home to keep your pet calm and happy, while keeping training fun. Both positive, and balanced training methods will be addressed and used throughout the class. This class is the perfect starting point for any age of dog, for puppies and for adults. All breeds are welcomed too! Dogs with any aggression or reactivity to humans or other animals are better fit in our Day Training program to keep all our students safe. New classes start monthly but fill up quickly. This is a 7 week course at $200.00. See calendar or facebook page events for times and dates.
Intermediate Group Class
This 6 week class is the perfect choice for dogs that have finished a beginner's course, or who can demonstrate basic obedience skills such as down, sit, heel, and come when called. We focus on advanced distractions while training, heeling skills and finishes, off leash beginning work, hand signals and more! $150.00. Dogs must have finished a beginner's course with us, or can demonstrate foundation skills.
Tricky Dog 101
We go beyond cute puppy tricks in this fun 6 week class! Learn how dogs learn, and how to make your dog LOVE to learn again through games, play, tricks, and enrichment! Dogs also have the opportunity to earn their AKC Novice Trick title, and their Do More With Your Dog novice title as well! $150.00. Pre-Registration is required. No prior skills required.
Manners, puppy mouthing, potty training, socialization, fear periods, puppy safe toys, games and more! Get your pup started today on an awesome future! Class is limited for pups 8 months and younger, and focuses on all things puppy! (not a substitute for base obedience classes, but sit, down, and loose leash walking will be started). 6 week class, $150.00. (This class is currently not available, we recommend starting with our basic obedience class for all pups! Let us know if you'd like to earn your pup's puppy star during our basic obedience class, we'll help you work on the requirements there!)
Day Training is Gateway Canine’s drop off training option. Dogs stay with our trainers during the day, and go home with you every evening. This allows for more focused training, and sometimes quicker results without your pet staying away from home for extended periods of time.
Bronze Packages (10 days)
Silver Packages (15 days)
Gold Packages (20 days)
Frozen Kong Treat… $4.00 per treat.
Training Supply Bundle… (Prices may vary)
Extra Lessons… 30 minutes for $45
Maintenance Brushing… $10 per session.
Novice Trick Title (with DMWYD)… $50
Nail Trimming Training… $5-$10 per session.
Refresher classes are only available to dogs who have already completed a 20 day or more course. No private lessons are included with refresher classes.
1 day… $50
5 days… $250
To help our trainers get to know your pet better we have an extensive form for everyone to fill out. This form helps the trainers know what your pet might already know, what might motivate them, any issues they might have, etc. It's also helpful to help owners remember things they might want the trainers to know, that they might have otherwise forgotten. All evaluations will need to have the form filled out in advance to save time, and for safety in their evaluation session. You may submit the evaluation form via email using this link: Yhttps://form.jotform.com/211885409000045 Or you can print a PDF using the blue link below, or you can pick up a hard copy from us in person during normal business hours. PLEASE DO NOT SEND IN THIS FORM UNTIL YOU HAVE SCHEDULED AN EVALUATION. Our program will not send it through to us without an appointment scheduled. This is not a contact form.
Our trainers are certified AKC evaluators! Below are the current titles and certifications we can help you and your pet work towards and achieve. Testing is available during community testing days (posted on our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/gatewaycaninellc ), through private sessions, or during select classes. Extra fees may apply for private lessons. Each test currently costs $30.00. Preregistration and vaccination records are required. Please feel free to call us at 636-748-2119 or Email us for any questions. You can also find more information on the Variety of AKC test options on their site at www.akc.org (*texts in quotations below are borrowed directly from the American Kennel Club)
"AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an excellent first in-person training class for puppies. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy provides a good lead-in to earning the Canine Good Citizen title. "
Gateway Canine currently can help your pup earn their STAR during our basic obedience group class. Make sure to let us know at registration that your pup is working on this achievement!
"CGC is a ten-skill training program that’s open to all dogs–purebred and mixed breed–that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners and obedience, instilling the values of responsible ownership, and strengthening the bond between you and your dog at home and out in the community.
After mastering the ten skills, passing the CGC test together, and taking the Responsible Dog Ownership pledge, you and your pup will join the proud ranks of over 1 million dogs who have earned their Canine Good Citizen award– accomplishment that’s definitely worthy of extra belly rubs!"
The CGC is available during class through preregistration, private lessons, during day training, or in special testing sessions. Extra fees may apply.
"The AKC Community Canine program is all about ensuring you have a well-behaved dog while you’re out and about in the community. Where CGC happens in a simulated environment, the 10-step AKC Community Canine test is conducted in real life situations—like walking on a busy sidewalk or through a local park–giving you and your dog the confidence to enjoy everyday to the fullest, no matter what comes your way."
This test is included in our Therapy Dog Program at no extra cost.
"Trick dog training is a great way to provide your dog with physical and mental exercise. Going beyond the skills in your CGC training, you and your dog will learn how to high five, or try more advanced tricks, like training your pup to jump into your arms. For someone brand new to dog training, trick dog training might seem like a big leap, but your CGC training provides a great foundation for you and your dog to begin with easy tricks and progress to more challenging activities together. By earning the CGC title first, you only have to perform 5 tricks from the Novice checklist to earn an AKC Novice Trick Dog title, commonly called “CGC + 5.” "
AKC has a host of other events, titles, sports and more from things to do at home, to specialized events. We are constantly continuing our education and updating our classes and events. Check back often to see the latest and newest!
We know ton are excited that we're dipping our toes in the conformation ring this year. We are still learning the ins and outs and will not be offering classes at this time. We can however assist with lessons to practice inspections and distractions for the show. Call us for more information.
Emily is a certified (CTDI) trick dog instructor through the world renown Do More With Your Dog! A certified Canine Conditioning Coach, and a certified Stunt Dog Judge. DMWYD titles and training are available in their prospective classes, or as private lessons. Every title done through our organization help earn us credits for new equipment and education! Call or message us for more details!
Gateway Canine LLC welcomes all breeds, and mixes 8 weeks and older! Please consult your veterinarian about suggested vaccines, and time tables for your young pup. All adults must have printed proof from their veterinarian of having current Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, and Bordetella vaccinations. Tags and hand written puppy record books are not adequate proof. Our policies are strict to ensure the safety of both your dog, yourself, and our staff and community.
Gateway Canine LLC reserves all right to refuse service for any dog that is a danger to other pets at our facility, visitors, customers, or our staff.
Dogs aren't the only ones who can cause problems. Abusive owners and harmful training methods and equipment will not be tolerated.
All training cards (lessons bought in bulk) expire 3 months after the date of purchase. Classes are not transferable to other pets, friends, or family members.