Training during shelter in place order
We are currently offering 3 services:
day training (3 or 6 hours)
board & train
Supervised playtime with an instructor. Puppies learn great boundaries and play with dogs of all sizes, ages and breed. Puppy socials help them grow into a confident puppy ready to enter teenage hood.
Our puppy socials are specifically designed to provide your puppy the enrichment and socialization he/she requires with other puppies. These socials are held at the store in a clean and sanitized space. The socials are supervised and we provide education about dog play and interactions. Our focus is to allow a healthy and safe play amongst puppies.
We will focus on reinforcing good behaviors during the playtime and provide a positive environment and encounters with new people and other dogs. The social will take place at our house. There is a limit of 6 puppies per group. 3 instructors are present.
Shy puppies: 8-16 weeks old
Active puppies: 9-24 weeks old
Teenagers: 24 week and older *only for puppies that have been to socials
Shy puppies: 12 - 1 pm
Active puppies: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (full)
3:00 - 4:00 pm
Cash or Check (Smith Dog Training), Venmo: @Nathalie-Mosbach or PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/smithdogtraining/25.
Day Training: $60 for half a day (3 hours) / $100 for a whole day (6 hours)
Day Training is between 10 am-4 pm. The Day Training is only available during the COVID19 shelter in place time and lasts for 3 or 6 hours depending on your choice. This is daycare and training in one. Currently we offer this service on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Before your puppy goes home we will wipe them down to minimize any possible transmission. If you are sick with any respiratory symptoms at all, we ask to please let us know immediately. If you are sick and quarantined at home and your pet needs care, please contact us and we will work together to make a plan to help your pet and provide possible alternative care. If any of our members become sick we will cancel the Day Training immediately.
The Day Training will consist of socialization with other puppies, training one-on-one (video to show what we practiced) and giving them the socialization they so badly need in the first few weeks of their lives. You can sign up for 1 or 3 days per week. I'm currently able to offer these on Monday through Wednesday (Wednesday start is 10:30 - 4:30 pm).
Behaviors we cover:
sit, down, stay, recall
manners: not jumping up, calming down, drop & leave it
specialty behaviors (veterinary handling, grooming, medical equipment, obstacles, house and crate training)
social skills (during play)
other typically puppy behaviors
for our shy dogs growing confidence in a new environment
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: Monday and Wednesday are full. 1 spot available on Tuesday morning and afternoon.
3 hours: 10 am-1 pm or 1 pm-4 pm (Wednesday: 10:30 am-1:30 pm or 1:30 pm-4:30 pm)
6 hours: 10 am - 4 pm (Wednesday 10:30 am - 4:30 pm)
For more info please contact me: Contact us
Expectations for Training:
Dogs are living beings and behavior is dependent on many variables. The result of training a dog is dependent on each individual dog (breed/temperament/etc), past training experience and exposure, dog owner/handler experience, consistency of following management and training protocols and much more. Ethically we cannot give you any guarantee but we will absolutely do our best to provide you an estimate of what you can expect if you follow through with our management and/or training plans.
The drop off and pick up procedure:
Drop off. Please be on time.
Please drive up to the house and wait in the car.
If another client has pulled up as well please stay in car until we come to your car
Have your puppy on a leash that we can access without you needing to leave your car.
You will receive a recording of your training within 24 hours of your pup staying with us
Pick up. Please be on time. You may always pick your pup up earlier. Please text us ETA.
3 hours: $60: Cash or Check (Smith Dog Training), Venmo: @Nathalie-Mosbach or PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/smithdogtraining/60.
6 hours: $100: Cash or Check (Smith Dog Training), Venmo: @Nathalie-Mosbach or PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/smithdogtraining/100
Social: Cash or Check (Smith Dog Training), Venmo: @Nathalie-Mosbach or PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/smithdogtraining/25.
All Training and socials are followed up with pictures and videos. Day Training comes with an overview of what we practiced with video links.
Day Training& Social Area:
It will be in my house mainly in my living room. We use Rescue to daily clean the area. https://www.viroxanimalhealth.com/rescue-concentrate.
We are operating under the following order: https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/DiseaseInformation/novel-coronavirus/Pages/order-health-officer-033120.aspx
13. Definitions and Exemptions.
For the purposes of this Order, “Essential Businesses” are:
xxii. Home-based care for seniors, adults, children, and pets;
What you need to know about COVID19:
Terms of Service:
One time sign up:
Directions to my house: 22500 Prospect Road, Saratoga, CA
Exit Highway 85 at De Anza Boulevard. (From northbound 85 turn left on De Anza Blvd. and from southbound 85 turn right on De Anza Blvd.)
Travel on De Anza Blvd. (towards the mountains) about 0.5 miles. Turn right on Prospect Rd.
At the first stop sign, turn left and cross the railroad tracks to remain on Prospect Rd.
Follow Prospect Rd. for 1.3 miles, turning left after the Saratoga Country Club, until the preserve parking lot is reached.
Stay on paved road. Pass STOP signs saying “Authorized Vehicles only”. We are the first house on the left side. 22500
Drive up driveway and park