Pet Dog Training Programs
ThunderHawk Canine is a full service training facility. Our programs include private sessions, group classes and Board 'N Train options. We can help you address the most simple training issue or the most complex behavior disorder. Our methods include pure motivational teaching, coupled with added distraction to get the consistency and reliability that you desire. Our goal to to help you create a dog that is happy, non-stressed and loves to work with you.
All of our group classes are currently taught through Cookeville Leisure Services (180 CC Camp Road, Cookeville, TN 38501). Whether you are raising the perfect puppy, in need of good manners, looking to spend some quality time with your four-legged family OR training for therapy dog certification - we have a class for you. Check out our Class Schedule for descriptions and start dates of our large variety of fun classes!
ThunderHawk Canine's private sessions are geared to fit into everyone's schedule and be very affordable. Often times, our pets exhibit behaviors that would be best addressed one on one. If you cannot make the group class, we can teach any of the other classes in a private setting. Sessions conducted at our facility cost just $25. Sessions in the cities of Cookeville or Algood, cost only $35. Prices vary outside of that geographic range. Day and Evening appointments available.
We offer private instruction agility training utilizing AKC style equipment. We can adjust everything to the perfect size for all breeds, and experience levels. Agility is a wonderful way to exercise both yourself and your dog, and establish a bond through work that is unique to this type of work. Our agility instruction is motivational only, so come ready to have fun and play with your dog.
"Every interaction is a teaching interaction - so what is your dog learning right now??" Consistency is the number one tool in effective dog training. By having ThunderHawk Canine provide a consistent learning environment for your pet, they experience less confusion and much faster results. Our In-Board Program starts at just $25 per day.
Our complete basic training package includes 4 weeks of basic obedience training (if these skills take longer it is at no charge to you). Skills such as sit, down, sit stay, down stay and loose leash walking are the basics taught. Also covered are fundamental skills in appropriate K9 interaction during normal day to day activities such as feeding time, and respectfull greetings "no jumping". We also provide free follow up sessions at your home to transfer the training to you after your dog has been finished which is key to our success. Price of this package is $700.00
Additional skills can be added on a as need basis. Training will at the daily rate of $25 per day. Examples of some of our additional skills include, recalls, place command, formal heeling, remote collar training, and foundation housebreaking skills. If you have a specific need just ask we can help.
Remote collars must be purchased prior to any training requiring its use. Ask us for information on purchase.
Whether you are looking for a complete obedience package, or just some educational time while your family vacations, every dog thrives in the In-Board training Program!
Personal or Sport Protection Training
The goal of personal protection is to teach dogs how to recognize a threat towards their owner or handler and refine a dog's natural protective instincts to provide a controlled defense for owners and their property against personal assault or burglary. This does not change the personality of the dog. The dog's behavior is the same towards your children as well as your guests.
Dog sports take training to a whole new level. We have successfully competed in multiple venues, as well as Judge and Decoy. If you are looking for something to do with your dog, maybe protection sports are for you. Dogs must be evaluated for proper drive and temperament before any protection work can be done. Obedience and control is our number one priority at all times.