Do you do attack dog training?
No. Whenever I see even the slightest amount of danger my dogs and I run in the opposite direction as fast as we can.
What separates Rob’s Dogs from other training companies in Phoenix?
Quite a bit but here are a few things.
-We have proof our methods work. We have posted countless videos of dogs that have gone thru our programs on our Instagram page (www.instagram.com/robsdogsllc) Feel free to check them out. There aren’t any other trainers in town that can compete with our before/after videos. We can get your dog to listen to you ON or OFF a leash around distractions at parks, stores, restaurants etc.
-We aren’t done until you are happy. Meaning we guarantee we will achieve the results we agree upon or we will continue working with you for free!
-We get results FAST! You will not need to go to countless lessons for months-years to get amazing results. A lot of the time people get better results within one lesson than they did with 20+ lessons with other methods.
-We are straight shooters. We have no problem telling someone their goals aren’t realistic if we feel like they are. Even if it means losing a potential client.
-A lot of our training is done at parks and shopping centers. It is so important to make sure your dog listens in different places! Whether you do our Board and Train or Private lessons with you and your dog, we’ll be out and about training (not just at our location)
-We have hundreds of combined 5 star reviews from happy customers on all platforms such as google, yelp, Facebook.
Can I train two of my dogs at once? And is there a discount?
We can definitely train two dogs at once in any of our programs and there are discounts. For our Private Lesson option there is a 70 percent discount for the second dog if they share the same lessons. You would just need a helper to handle your second dog. If you don’t have a helper then we’d have to train them in separate lessons and there wouldn’t be a discount.
For our Board and Train we can also train them at the same time. If they are smaller dogs and get along they can share a kennel, so there would be a 10 percent discount for both dogs. For the discount they would need to stay with as at the same time. If they are larger breeds, or if they do not get along and need to have separate kennels there would be a 5 percent discount instead of the 10 percent.
What methods do you use?
We are what you call a Balanced Trainer. We do believe in rewarding dogs for good behavior, but we also believe in correcting their bad behavior. It’s proven that dogs learn best with positive reinforcement training. However, if you just teach your dog sit, it doesn’t mean they will do it every time you ask them to. Just like it’s simple to teach a child to clean their room, getting them to do it everyday is another story. With our methods we have the perfect mix where your dog will enjoy training, but will also listen every time you ask them to! The type of corrections we use vary from dog to dog. We will go over exactly what is best for your dog during our free evaluation.
Do you offer financing?
Yes we do! We offer financing thru Lending USA.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. We accept all major credit cards.
Private Lesson FAQ
How much do Private Lessons cost?
To get an exact price and to start one of our programs we’ll need to have an in person evaluation with your dog (the website talks all about this) Private lesson programs run between $1500-$1995 depending on your dog and the level of training you’d like to do. We do not charge “per lesson.” We will continue to work with you until you achieve your goals we agreed upon during the evaluation (we just ask that you do your homework between lessons) We also offer free phone support between lessons, and will even meet up with you between lessons if there is something you are struggling with that we can’t explain over the phone.
What if I just want to do 1 lesson without doing a program?
We work with people whose goals are to have a wonderfully trained dog who they can bring places and have their dogs follow commands perfectly. Being we can’t teach you everything needed to know in one simple lesson, we do not have an A La Carte Private Lesson option.
What’s required of me if I do your Private Lesson Program?
You’d need to do exactly what we show you in the private lesson every day between lessons. You’d need to practice at least one hour every day until your dog is trained. Then you’d need to use your dog’s training daily, even after your last lesson with us so your dog’s training doesn’t regress.
How often are Private Lessons?
Usually once per week. But if you need more time between lessons to practice we can do them every other week.
What days do you do Private Lessons?
We Private Lessons Wednesday thru Sunday from 8am-4pm in the winter, and 5am-1pm in the summer. We are closed Monday and Tuesday.
Do you come to my house for Private Lessons or do I come to you?
Coming to you isn’t usually the best option for various reasons, but is possible if you are experiencing issues that only occur at home. We can discuss everything during the evaluation. The evaluation is at our location here in Phoenix (Arcadia area) If you are unable to bring your dog to us for the evaluation please let us know.
Board and Train FAQ
Can you Board and Train my dog when I leave town?
Yes of course!
How much does your Board and Train Program cost?
To get an exact price we’d need to do our free evaluation mentioned throughout our site. All of our programs are tailored to your dog and their specific needs. Prices are determined by how long you’d like us to train your dog per day, how long you’d like them to stay with us, if they need special medical care while here, if they are okay with other dogs, etc. To get a wonderfully behaved dog that you can be proud of you can expect to pay $3,500. However, some dogs maybe more if you’d like advanced training, or if they have some severe issues we need to work with.
Where do the dogs stay in the Board and Train Program?
They stay in a pristine indoor climate controlled facility in Phoenix (Arcadia area.) We have someone here overnight to make sure the dogs are safe and to make sure all the dogs are quiet and not keeping other dogs awake. You are more than welcome to see where the dogs stay during the evaluation. We are very proud of our facility.
How much time do you spend training a dog during the Board and Train Program?
That depends on how much energy they have and how much time you’d like us to train them. When they are not being trained they are either on the treadmill, taking potty breaks, or relaxing after all their hard work in their kennel where they can watch other dogs being trained.
Does my dog need to be crate trained in order to do the Board and Train Program?
No. But if you need us to crate train your dog we definitely can.
Do I need to spend time with my dog after training? Or do you do everything for me?
Behind every well trained dog is an owner who practices with their dog. Even if it’s just on walks or when they are hanging out at home. If you don’t enforce your dog’s training, they will just know a bunch of commands they’ve figured out they don’t have to listen to. We teach you how to manage your dog’s training, it’s up to you to do it. The Board and Train is a great option for those who want a jump start, but you dog will not be a robot and will need you to be part of their lives.
My dog bit a child/dog. Can this be solved?
We can certainly help manage your dog. For instance, if your dog follows commands and listens to you they won’t be able to run off and bite someone. However, if the dog or child ran up to your dog there is no guarantee they won’t bite. I usually tell people that if they have an aggressive dog that lives with children or other dogs, then the best idea is to re-home the dog with someone who doesn’t have dogs/kids.
Do I need to crate my dog?
It depends on your dog and the issues you have. During the evaluation we’d be able to let you know if crating is necessary.
Do you do refunds?
Once you schedule training with us we dedicate time for you and your dog in our schedule. That being said, we have a no refund policy.