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Dogs love to Learn


At Ryker Professional Dog Training, you and your dog will love learning together in a comfortable and supportive environment around other dogs and dog lovers. When you enroll in a program at Ryker, you receive personalized attention from a knowledgeable, friendly trainer. They will help teach your dog essential socialization skills as well as show you how to reinforce these healthy behaviors at home. You’ll both be having a lot of fun while you learn! Ryker provides a range of training options to meet the needs of different dogs, from puppies to problem pooches.

Training Packages

There are times in life when training a dog is just better off left to the pros. Whether you want your new puppy to have the best possible start in life with reliable housetraining skills, quality manners training to ensure good behavior at home and prevent future problems or you already are experiencing a behavior problem and require serious behavior modification to remedy an aggression problem – or you fall anywhere in between – we have caring, competent staff to care for your best friend and provide a personalized program to meet your needs. Ryker Dog Training looks forward to partnering with you to improve your pet’s behavior long term!

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Behavior Modifications

Does your dog bark, lunge, become reactive or aggressive towards other dogs or people? Does your dog become so frightened that he just freezes in place? Does your dog have separation anxiety? If your dog has these or any other major issue, our Ruff Edges program is the right fit for training.
This program is designed to give you the tools to train, control, relax and refocus your dog.

Class Length: 4 one-hour private lessons at Ryker Dog Training plus a 30 day program for you to implement at home

Pricing:
$700

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You have 6 weeks from the purchase of your Ruff Edges training package to complete your 4 private lessons. If you do not complete your 4 private lessons within the 6 weeks, your training package will expire and you will forfeit your remaining lessons and balance.

Do you want a dog that lays calmly while you enjoy coffee or lunch out on a patio?
Do you want a dog that walks nicely on a leash?
Do you want to come home to a tired dog at the end of the day?

Day Training at Ryker Professional Dog Training provides all the benefits of Day Care combined with a dedicated, one-on-one 1-hour training session with one of our trainers.

Our Day Training program can focus on specific issues you are struggling with or your dog will be started on our Every Day Manners program that includes (but is not limited to!): place, down, sit, come, learning to treadmill, waiting at thresholds (including crate thresholds and doorways), and walking nicely on a leash; all while addressing problem behaviors like jumping and nipping.

Our trainers will update you at the end of the day with what you need to reinforce at home – we lay the foundation for you! We also continue to proof your dogs’ commands by working them with distractions, such as other dogs playing around them, or working them at River Park.

  • Please note that we do not handle aggression cases in our day training program

However, if your dog has been through one of our training programs, but needs a refresher or a little extra help; please contact us.

Day Training Rates (Days do not need to be used consecutively, can be used the minimum of 2 times per week)

Pricing:
20 – Day Package:
$1,100 ($55/day
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30 – Day Package:
$1,500 ($50/day)
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Does your dog know the basics, but struggle with walking nicely on a leash? Our Walking Manners program will help your dog learn loose-leash walking without dragging you or knocking you over. You will be able to enjoy walks with your dog while they ignore every day distractions. We only address Loose-Leash Walking in this program, we DO NOT address Basic Manners or any type of aggression or reactivity.

  • Price: $450 for 3 lessons scheduled with your trainer.
  • Prerequisites: Dog MUST know Sit command.
  • You have 5 weeks from the purchase of your Walking Manners training package to complete your 3 private lessons. If you do not complete your 3 private lessons within the 5 weeks, your training package will expire and you will forfeit your remaining lessons and balance.


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    Every Day Manners is the perfect course to strengthen your dog’s practical social skills as well as develop a better working relationship between yourself and your dog. Here your dog will combine the basic “Sit”, “Stay” and “Come” with duration work in order to master the art of loose-leash walking, Waiting at doorways, ignoring distractions and other essential aspects of good behavior.

  • Price: $600 for 5 private lessons scheduled with your trainer.
  • Prerequisites: Dog MUST know Sit command.
  • You have 7 weeks from the purchase of your Every Day Manners training package to complete your 5 private lessons. If you do not complete your 5 private lessons within the 7 weeks, your training package will expire and you will forfeit your remaining lessons and balance.


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    Now that your dog has completed basic obedience, we can work on more advanced life skills. This course will teach your dog to wait at the door with distractions, meeting and greeting people, good table manners and much more. This course can also be tailored to focus on any specific behavior issues you wish to address; such as barking, jumping or rushing the door.

  • Price: $600 for 5 private lessons scheduled with your trainer.
  • Prerequisites: Dog MUST know Sit command.
  • You have 7 weeks from the purchase of your Beyond the Basics training package to complete your 5 private lessons. If you do not complete your 5 private lessons within the 7 weeks, your training package will expire and you will forfeit your remaining lessons and balance.


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    Problems with dogs are usually defined as behavioral or obedience issues. Obedience issues are generally addressed in our ‘Every Day Manners’ or ‘Beyond the Basics’ programs. Behavioral issues are generally very specific. When problems have already developed and you need assistance to determine the appropriate course of action, In-home private lessons are the way to go. If your dog has reactivity or aggression issues, they need to come through our Ruff Edges program.

    The following are just some of the typical behavior issues we address:

    • Barking
    • Pulling on Leash
    • Jumping
    • Fears/Phobias
    • Counter Surfing
    • Shyness/Under Socialization
    • Submissive Urination
    • Hyperactivity
    • Noise Sensitivity

    Pricing:
    3 Lesson Package $600
    Plus travel over 5 miles from our facility
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    5 Lesson Package $850
    Plus travel over 5 miles from our facility
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    * Rates may vary depending on severity of issue.

    A Board & Train is an option for solving a variety of problems. Your dog will live with one of our trainers and receive a customized training program. Board & Train dogs live in the trainer’s home and often travel to work with them. Training can happen more quickly because the “conversation” between the dog and trainer is very clear. A Board & Train can be very helpful to jump start a dog’s training.

    A Board & Train is an option for:

    • Potty Training
    • Every day manners
    • Excessive Barking
    • Aggression
    • Separation Anxiety
    • Fears/Phobias
    • Resource Guarding
    • Shyness/Under Socialization
    • NSubmissive Urination
    • Reactivity
    • Hyperactivity
    • Touch Sensitivity
    • E-collar Training

    Pricing:
    7 Day Puppy Board & Train – $1,150
    * Additional $25/day disinfecting fee if a puppy DOES NOT have all of their Parvo shots completed.
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    14 Day $1850
    NO aggression/reactivity issues
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    14 Day $2850
    With aggression/reactivity issues
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    * Time required for specific problems will be determined and agreed upon by the trainer and the owner.

    Cancellation Policy

    We work very hard to meet the needs of our client’s busy schedules. Should you need to cancel your lesson, please do so with at least 24 hours notice. A notice less than 24 hours will require a $60 cancellation fee.



    Puppy Socialization & Trainings

    Early socialization and training is essential for puppies’ development into healthy, well-adjusted adult dogs. That’s why Ryker developed our Puppy Socialization and Training program with the input of veterinarians, leading behaviorists, professional dog breeders and experienced canine trainers. Our group classes are held in a safe, controlled environment that makes learning obedience and social skills easy and fun for your puppy.

    We disinfect our facility with a veterinary grade parvocide the evening before our puppy classes, so the Preschoolers are the first ones on the floor for the day. We do recommend that you carry your Preschooler into our facility and set them down once you reach the training floor.

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    ***Due to the COVID-19 protocols, all puppy classes will resume 6/28/20 with a 2 person/puppy maximum. If this doesn’t work for you, our Puppy Day Training Program is available for your puppy during the week.***

    You have 8 weeks from the purchase of your Puppy Preschool training package to complete your 6 classes. If you do not complete your 6 classes within the 8 weeks, your training package will expire and you will forfeit your remaining lessons and balance.This class is for puppies who DO NOT have their Parvo shot series completed.

  • Price: $160
  • Class Length: Weekly for six weeks (flexible attendance)
  • Prerequisites: Puppies must have current veterinarian-recommended vaccinations
  • Dates: Sundays at 11:00am
  • Bring: Leash (no retractable leads!), collar/harness, small treats and blanket/rug/dog bed

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    Puppy Preschool enrollees may roll over any unused sessions to the next class level – Puppy Kindergarten

    Do you need help with housetraining? We have you covered! See Puppy Day Training

    ***Due to the COVID-19 protocols, we have temporarily postponed all puppy classes. However, our Puppy Day Training Program is available for your puppy during the week.***

    In this class, puppies learn to socialize on and off-leash with other puppies, people and safe, adult dogs. This is critical to preventing fear-based aggression issues, inappropriate greetings (which may result in aggressive responses from other dogs) and other social problems in adulthood. Puppies also learn the basic commands of “Place”, “Sit”, “Down”, “Come”, “Stay”, and how to walk comfortably and confidently on a loose leash. In addition, this class provides solutions to problem behaviors that are common during this developmental stage, such as jumping, biting, stealing food and other objects and housetraining mishaps.

    You have 8 weeks from the purchase of your Puppy Kindergarten training package to complete your 6 classes. If you do not complete your 6 classes within the 8 weeks, your training package will expire and you will forfeit your remaining lessons and balance.

    If your puppy turns 6 months old before they finish their 6 puppy classes, they will be aged out of class and their balance will roll over into Day Care, Day Training, or one of our private lesson packages.

  • Price: $160
  • Class Length: Weekly for six weeks (flexible attendance)
  • Prerequisites: Puppies must have current veterinarian-recommended vaccinations & have completed their Parvo vaccines
  • Dates: Sundays at 12:00 pm
  • Bring: Leash (no retractable leads!), collar/harness, small treats and blanket/rug/dog bed

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    If your puppy is already 6 months old or older, they are too old for puppy classes. Don’t worry though, we have our Every Day Manners or Day Training programs to help!

    Do you need help with housetraining? We have you covered! Visit the Day Training page for pricing details!

    If you are unable to attend our Sunday puppy classes, don’t worry, we can still help you and your puppy! Our Puppy Day Training program is a great choice to get your puppy socialization and training on a weekly basis.

    Coming to our facility twice a week for 6 weeks, your puppy will learn the basics as well as have plenty of play time with dogs of all sizes and ages. Puppies attending our puppy classes that meet once a week for 6 weeks attend Day Training twice a week for 6 weeks – a total of 12 Day Training days.

    Pricing:
    12 – Day Package: $720 ($60/day)

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    **12 Day Packages must be used within 2 months of purchase date.**

    ** If your puppy does not have their full set of Parvo shots, there is a disinfecting fee of $25/day **

    Ryker’s puppy classes are taught by an approved AKC Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Program Evaluator. When your puppy completes six weeks of puppy classes before turning one year old, he or she will be eligible to enroll in AKC’s S.T.A.R. Puppy program! S.T.A.R. stands for “Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsibility,” and provides an incentive for owners to start training their dogs while they are young to make sure they learn lifelong good behaviors. To have your puppy qualify for the S.T.A.R. Puppy Program, just let your instructor know you are interested.

     

     

    Ryker Dog Training Facility

    Ryker offers the finest dog training facility in the Fresno region. Our well-lit, fully matted, temperature-controlled training area measures approximately thirty by forty feet – providing more than enough room for your dog to get physical while he learns. This indoor space is completely safe, secure, and a trainer is always present to supervise all activity. This allows you to work with your dog off-leash without fear that he will run away and get lost, injured or into trouble. To protect your dogs’ health, we sanitize the training area with the same types of professional-grade cleansers and disinfectants veterinarians use to prevent disease transmission in their examination rooms.

    Ryker Dog Training Facility
    Ryker Dog Training Facility