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FAQ: What do I need to bring with my dog if they are boarding at your facility?
Submitted 3-12-2018 (facebook user)
Answer: If your dog is staying with us for boarding or board and train we ask that you bring the following items:
Enough of your dog's food that will last the duration of their stay
A copy of your dog's vet records focusing on:
Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
Rabies (Law Requirement)
We also ask that your dog be free and clear of any parasites (Flea and Tick) and always recommend treatments to prevent heart-worms, although this is not a requirement.
Tee-Shirts or any other items if you want your dog to keep your scent for comfort
We cannot guarantee that your special items will not get chewed up or destroyed during your dog's stay as each dog deals with boarding differently. If you leave something, please understand that it may not come back.
Although we require vaccination records, please understand that even vaccinated dogs can still become sick due to disease transmission. Common illnesses like Kennel Cough, may still be contracted in dogs who have been vaccinated. We do everything in our power to maintain a clean and disease free living environment at a higher standard than most other boarding facilities and required by the Department of Agriculture. We take your dog's stay with us very seriously.
FAQ: What type of training method do you use?
Submitted 5-11-2016 (website user)
Answer: We use multiple methods for training dogs, and all methods depend on the dog's age, the dog's learning capabilities or the dog's acceptance of the training. For young pups in the imprinting stages we may use food. However, we also believe that dogs must be trained with both positive and negative re-enforcement. We do not follow the belief of positive re-enforcement only. We believe that if dogs were in the wild running in a pack, the pack would at times use negative re-enforcement to determine rank and status. We have gained customers who attempted positive only re-enforcement trainers but were unsuccessful with a strong willed dog. Although we use negative re-enforcement please understand that our goal is not to hurt on injure or break the dog's spirit. Our goal is to build on the dog's confidence while also training the dog on where he/she ranks in home pack.
FAQ: Do you only train "bite" dogs?
Submitted 2-14-2016 A. Britten
Answer: No. We train any dog...any breed. We customize our trianing to meet the customer's expectations, so you pay for what you want...not what we think you want. We do advertise Personal Protection Dog Trianing (PPD) because we believe the world is changing. Gun ownership is at an all time high, crime is climbing and threats are real. Dogs are the answer for a lot of homes that do not want or trust to have guns in the house, and lets face it, guns are only as good as the person using them. Guns do not stay awake and alert while you sleep and they do not watch your back when you're loading luggage into your car, but dogs do. We feel like PPD's will be the answer to the changing world and for families that want protection but do not want the gun. Unlike guns, if you send your dog after a threat and realize the threat is gone...you can call that bullet back.
FAQ: Why are you cheaper then most of the other trainers in the area?
submitted 12-4-2015 by unknown sender
Answer: We understand what it is like to live on a budget. Saying that, most households in American, no matter the income level, all have dogs that may be in need of training. Dog training should not be only for the "well to do" or the rich. We want to make training affordable and still give our customers a quality product.
FAQ: Why are you located so far away from any major metro area?
submitted 11-1-2015 by unknown sender
Answer: That is a very good question and one that deserves a very detailed answer, mainly because there is more than one answer to give. In today's business environment, we have all noticed that the price of GDP has crept up; however, most American's paychecks have not kept up with those climbing cost. As we began to decide whether we would open in the Charlotte, Fort Mill or Tega Cay markets we noticed that the cost of renting/owning the amount of property necessary would force a price for training that we felt would be too high for most home/dog owners to afford (without taking out a second mortgage to afford it). By opening our business in Sharon, SC we were able to purchase our home office, build our training fields and acquire seven acers at a deeply discounted rate in comparison to those market areas. This decision has allowed us to pass those savings on to our customers by offering professional dog training at a lower rate.
We are also in the business of training Personal Protection, Tactical and Law Enforcement Dogs. In order to do this at a high level we must be able to provide loud distractions such as gun shots or explosions in order to condition those dogs to perform at a higher level than most home trained dogs. Needless to say, shooting guns in a business park or shopping center environment would not be very neighborly of us, so we brought our business to the "country". Although we are located further away, we know our training fields and our soon to be completed Indoor Training Center will be worth your drive, especially since you will save in the overall cost of training.