Training Services

There are a variety of different training services I offer, including private training that takes place on my property, in-home training that takes place at your location of choice, or boarding and training that takes place at my house. Read more about the different options below. Make sure to contact me if you have questions or want help deciding on a service. 

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In the video at the bottom of the page I teach you the pros and cons of selecting a dog training service. All dog training services come with their pros and cons, which should effect the service you choose. Once you have chosen a service, it's up to you  to accept the pros and cons, as well as do your best to minimize the cons and maximize the pros. Please watch the video!!

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In-Home Dog and Puppy Training (or at your location of choice)

This is the most extensive service that Steve offers. Below is a brief list of all of the different types of behaviors that can be trained in private training:

  • all forms of aggression (barrier, possessive, dog to dog, dog to human, territorial, etc.)
  • basic obedience (sit, down, stand, come, walking on leash, heel, etc.)
  • house training (potty and chew toy training, crate training, jumping/mouthing, etc.)
  • free roaming country dog (no more: getting hit by cars, chasing livestock or running deer, etc.)
  • all forms of anxiety (separation, storms, fireworks, gunfire, etc.)
  • all forms of fear (men, children, other dogs, new objects, etc.)
  • introducing new dog to your home (to other animals, kids, etc.)

If you don't see your problem on this list, simply reach out to Steve to ask if he does the training that you're interested in. 


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Private Training (at Steve's location/house)

This is a service is for people who have a dog that needs individual attention that can't be provided in a group class but at a price that is cheaper than private at home dog training. 

Below is a brief list of all of the different types of behaviors that can be trained in private training:

  • all forms of aggression (barrier, possessive, dog to dog, dog to human, territorial, etc.)
  • basic obedience (sit, down, stand, come, walking on leash, heel, etc.)
  • house training (potty and chew toy training, crate training, jumping/mouthing, etc.)
  • free roaming country dog (no more: getting hit by cars, chasing livestock or running deer, etc.)
  • all forms of anxiety (separation, storms, fireworks, gunfire, etc.)
  • all forms of fear (men, children, other dogs, new objects, etc.)
  • introducing new dog to your home (to other animals, kids, etc.)

If you don't see your problem on this list, simply reach out to Steve to ask if he does the training that you're interested in. 


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Group Classes

This group class is designed to fill in the gaps that other group classes leave behind.  The purpose is to help the average dog owner teach their dog functional and useful commands,  which will be used in your day to day and week to week life with your dog. The focus of the class will include the following:

  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Heeling
  • Come when Called
  • Ignoring Distractions
  • Leave It
  • Stay
  • Place

This group class meets two days per week for six weeks and is offered every couple of months. For more information on the group class and whether your dog would be a good fit, click the contact button below and Steve can answer your questions. Group classes are located at Creekside Pet Center; to sign up for the group class, call Creekside at (573) 256-7387.


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Boarding and Training

Boarding and training is where Steve houses your dog for a week or more in his home and with his dogs to work on training. What sets his boarding and training apart from others are the services he includes, which are: 

  • less time in a kennel: many boarding facilities keep your dog in a kennel for most of the day and take it out for one or two training sessions, but with Here for the Dogs boarding and training, your dog is treated as one of Steve's own while it is being trained
  • personalized dog training videos: explaining (and showing) what sort of training we've done, why we've done it, and how you can implement it (which is necessary for keeping the changes in place when your dog returns home)
  • socialization with other dogs: your dog will be spending ample time with Steve's well-trained dogs, which is highly effective in helping your dog to make changes and learn better ways of socialization
  • highly individualized training: this goes without saying, but your dog will get lots of one-on-one attention and special attention to the behavior you want to remedy

If you're interested in boarding and training, reach out to Steve today with any questions and/or to get dates set up. 


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Finding Your Perfect Dog or Puppy

This is a unique service in that Steve will travel with you to various locations (i.e. shelters, breeders, foster groups) and provide guidance on the dogs and puppies that you see. He'll do brief assessments on their temperament and behavior. If you have other dogs in your home (or kids or cats or other animals), he'll let you know whether or not the puppy or dog you're thinking about adopting will be a good fit.

This is an invaluable service, in that when people use this, they are much less likely to return their new pet and they're much less likely to require extensive training due to the dog not fitting into their home or lifestyle. 

This is for people who are starting their search or who are in the midst of it. Reach out to Steve today to have him join you and find your perfect dog or puppy.


Dog Training Services Overview

There are many different types of dog training that Here for the Dogs offers. To find the type that best suits your needs, you can either contact Steve or scroll and read about each service. If you have questions, make sure to reach out and ask.


If you have any additional questions, head over to the contact page and submit your inquiry. Steve will get back to you within 48 hours.