Foundation Programs

Building a strong foundation for you and your dog

SongDog’s all positive reinforcement based, board and train, obedience and socialization training in beautiful Northern Michigan. We offer this program in 2 and 3 week options. The training takes place on our 86 acre Farm, we affectionately refer to as “The K9 Compound” and all around Northern Michigan. Our space has been designed specifically as an enriched environment for training dogs.

Foundation Program Puppies

2 Week Foundation Program – $2,000.00

This is perfect for your new puppy or dogs under 1 year of age. While we will obviously be working on basic obedience such as leash manners, refrain from jumping and long sit stays, we will also be working on so much more.

We will be developing your dog’s confidence. We will be developing a “learning set” which means, learning how to learn. We develop a communication system for you and your dog. Your dog will be socialized with other dogs and will experience a wide range of environmental conditions and challenges which build confidence and facilitates generalization of learning.

Our goal is to build a strong foundation to serve you and your dog for a lifetime. This program includes 2 Transfer of Training sessions at the Farm and 6 months of post training consultation. Follow up sessions can be in person here at the Farm or phone, email, facetime.

Foundation Program Dogs

3 Week Foundation Program – $3,000.00

This option is perfect for someone who wants a bit more refinement in their dog. We recommend that dogs over 1 year of age consider the 3 week program.

While we continue the progression of the basic obedience commands, we will also start to work on more complex skills such as “place” (find your spot, lay on your spot and stay on your spot until released). The 3 week time frame gives us an opportunity to work on impulse control, situational awareness, proprioception and behavior minimalism.

Your dog will come home attentive, organized and calm.

Our goal is to build a strong foundation to serve you and your dog for a lifetime. This program includes 2 Transfer of Training sessions at the Farm and 6 months of post training consultation. Follow up sessions can be in person here at the Farm or phone, email, facetime.