Alpha Dog Training Center

Better Dog Program

This elite program is off leash, advanced obedience and a trained retrieve.

  • Coming when called
  • Walking on a loose leash
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Climb
  • Loading and unloading from vehicle
  • Calmly riding in a car
  • Give (learning to release items of importance)
  • Potty on lead
  • Manners: no jumping or pawing, no excessive barking or whining, greeting people and other animals appropriately
  • Proper door and crate etiquette: in and out on command, quiet, waiting patiently, no bolting
  • Grooming: accepting touch, ears, nails, bathing, brushing- in a calm manner
  • Vet exam: stand on a scale calmly, no assistance, accepting exam from a stranger, office manners
  • Socialization with people and other dogs
  • Sit from down
  • Hand signals
  • Sit and Down in motion
  • Recall with a sit front


Also choose one of the following options:

Trained Retrieve:

This is a very valuable exercise. In this exercise your dog will learn to retrieve items on command, no matter the item, 100% of the time. Not only is this beneficial for hunting and service dog work, but it is also great for building confidence and creating a much stronger bond with the owner. Many advanced exercises rely on this exercise as their foundation.

Scent Detection:

(examples include:)

  • Narcotics
  • Deer Shed
  • Truffles
  • Explosives

Advanced Obedience:

  • Stand
  • Pivots
  • Finish
  • Hand Signals


Within our service area:
Upon completion of their training your dog’s trainer will hand deliver your pet back home, where you and your pet will have an in-home private lesson ensuring a smooth transition. This will be followed up by an in-home check up lesson 1 week later.

Outside of our service area:
Upon completion of your pet’s training you and your newly trained dog will have a private lesson at our training facility with your dog’s personal trainer, ensuring a smooth transition back home. This will be followed up with another private lesson 1 week later at our facility.

This program includes 2 additional private lessons.

8-12 weeks – $7,100*

Discounted rate available to “Good Dog” graduates

*Canine Good Citizen certification included