Customized Immersion Dog Training ProgramsFREE TRAINING CONSULTATION
Our dog training immersion program resolves common bad behaviors like jumping up on people, pulling on the leash and excessive barking. At the end of this immersion dog training program, you can take your best friend on relaxing walks around the neighborhood, enjoy having company come to visit and, above all else, have a better understanding of what to expect from your dog.
IS THE 14-DAY DOG TRAINING IMMERSION PROGRAM THE RIGHT FIT MY DOG AND I?
Our 14-day dog training immersion program is a great fit for the majority of dogs. This program includes the ‘come’ command, polite leash walking and lots of training around distraction. It is a fantastic fit for most dogs and families and you will experience successful, lasting results. Talk to our dedicated dog trainers to find out if this program is right for your dog.
This dog training immersion program also includes a year of follow-up reinforcement lessons, so you will have the support you need!
The 14-day dog training immersion program is a great fit if:
PLEASE NOTE: This 14-day immersion dog training program is our most popular program and we can most likely get the results you are looking for. However, if your dog has had a lot of time practicing some really naughty behavior or you would like a higher level of obedience, our 21-day immersion dog training program may be something to consider, however, most dogs have fantastic results with this 14-day dog training program.
Belows are some photos of clients dogs training and having fun on our property and in our home
Let these amazing dog training success stories inspire you
“Update: Our dog is still great! Reflecting on the year we've had with our dog, and how far we've come since training. I have to say that she is doing amazing! Since completing our CGC & Trick classes with IQ K9, our dog has gone on to have so many other positive experiences. - We have taken her on many hikes, most of which we do off-leash. - She has been able to accompany us to bars, restaurants and even the gym. - We've approached new experiences like urban mushing with confidence, thanks to our bond and understanding of our dog. Everywhere we've gone, she has been complimented on her good behavior & tricks which we attribute to her training with IQ K9. IQ K9 has helped us to bond with our dog, and as a result, we have had an amazing year with her. Board & Review: We were happy to have Yuki stay with them when we went out of town this holiday season. Lianne was easy to communicate with as always, and was very flexible with the drop-off and pick-up times. Their new property is also very beautiful! It was just good to have some peace of mind that Yuki would be with someone she was familiar with, and holds the same standards for her that we do. Tips: make sure you download your map before heading out to their Fallbrook facility (cell service is non-existent). TL;DR IQ K9 is fantastic, even almost after a year of training! "
“We had been struggling to train our lively boxer puppy, but were not having much success. I had read training tips and watched videos and even took a class with... read more other families and their dogs. We just couldn't seem to get past her wild behavior and get her to pay attention. (She was not mean, just playful and willful.) We were ready to give up and we needed some serious help! I saw a video by IQK9 on YouTube and was so impressed that I decided to call - I had seen their vehicles in town, so I knew they were local. That was the BEST CALL I HAVE EVER MADE! We chose the 1 week program. (We missed our girl, but they posted pictures and we could see she was doing great and having fun.) When we went to pick her up a week later, we were AMAZED! She was listening to the trainer, happily responding to: SIT, PLACE, HEEL, LET'S GO, OFF, COME, and more. Then they trained both of us how to communicate effectively with our pup and to practice her new commands. Besides her 1 week "Boot Camp," we had 3 training sessions to help us work on things at home and around distractions. Our puppy listens and obeys now, but she is still full of energy and is incredibly goofy (she is a boxer!) We don't feel like human chew toys any more, and we know she is safer on our ranch than she was before: she comes when we call and drops things when we tell her "off!" She is capable of so much more than we ever dreamed! We completely and highly recommend IQK9! "
“ Love them. Brett is so amazing with our puppy, I could not be happier. They are awesome- and you see results quickly. "
“We just finished our last one on one lesson last Friday and couldn't be happier with the way Bret taught us to train our stubborn olde English bulldog pup! I... read more love how Bret gave us the tools to make Cap so well behaved. You can really tell his passion for animals. This was such a rewarding experience. We cannot wait to get him in the CGC class next year. Thanks again, Bret!! Woof!"
Some of our most frequently asked dog training questions are answered here.
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No. Your dog will be more than excited to see you when you pick him up for his “go home” lesson.
It may seem difficult, but one of the best things you can do for your dog is have him stay with someone else. It will give him the experience and confidence to live with someone else in a different environment. An example of a dog who has not been shown this picture, an issue we see, is some dogs will only go to the bathroom in their own personal backyard. This is concerning, yet easily remedied by having them stay with someone else.
Another benefit is your dog will be comfortable stay with us, just in case a real-life hurdle comes your way and you have to leave your dog somewhere, its good to know your dog will be confident, staying with us or someone else, while you are away.
Immersion dog training is the fastest and most intensive training program we offer. Your dog is kept very busy learning behaviors, exercising and playing everyday during their Immersion Training stay.
We commonly have 4 to 9 dogs consistently staying with us for Immersion Training. We have 4 trainers and we begin our days at 6:30am. The dogs are on a constant rotation throughout the day. They work on commands and behaviors around distractions as well as bathroom breaks, play sessions and hikes. Their last potty and walk is about 9:30pm and they go to bed at 10:00pm. We are fully staffed 7 days a week including all holidays.
Yes. All immersion dogs undergo several lessons per day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Your dog will have the knowledge and will perform the commands for someone who has the knowledge and will to enforce them. Basically, as long as you follow our instructions, which are very easy and user friendly, you and your dog will do fantastic.
We back up our “21-day Immersion Dog Training Program” with our IQ K9 Training Lifetime Guarantee, where we offer the privilege of scheduling future private lessons for you and your dog, with an IQ K9 Professional Dog Trainer, at no further cost to you. There is no limit to how many lessons you can schedule and your training guarantee lasts for the lifetime of your dog!
We back up our “14-day Immersion Dog Training Program” with our IQ K9 Training 1 Year Guarantee, where we offer the privilege of scheduling future private lessons for you and your dog, with an IQ K9 Professional Dog Trainer, at no further cost to you for a year. There is no limit to how many lessons you can schedule during that year!
We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Paypal.
We are not set up for payment plans. We accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Paypal. We collect a $200 deposit in order to hold your dates. Full payment in advance must be received on the day your dog arrives for training.
If you cancel and do not reschedule your dog’s training, your deposit ($200) is forfeited.
Changing training start dates is usually not a big issue and your deposit is not forfeited. Please give us as much advance notice as possible. We only take in a handful of dogs at a time, so space is limited.
Your dog will wake at 6:30am and begin their day. Throughout the day, your dog will be learning commands and marker words, playing relationship games and practicing around distractions. In addition, your dog will be going on hikes and have plenty of potty time as well. The training lessons and playtimes vary in duration and times of day depending on your dog’s motivation, drive, and interest. In addition, your dog will be able to spend some time in our backyard areas throughout the day to take in the fresh air and watch everything that is going on around them. Last potty break is around 9:30pm and bedtime is 10:00pm.
We prefer to feed the food your dog is used to. We don’t want to risk them getting an upset stomach from a diet change. From kibble to raw, including supplements and medication, it is no problem for us. We have a fully equipped kitchen, freezer, fridge and safe food storage.
Our style of training is very transferable to you and everyone in your family. Once your dog completes their Immersion Dog Training Stay, we do a series of reinforcement lessons with you and your family, this is when we transfer the leadership role over to you. We typically continue lessons until your dog is listening better to you than to us. This is our goal. On average, this will take 2 to 5 lessons.
Typically we meet with you for a lesson a week, but it is a case-by-case basis, depending upon the dogs needs and the clients needs. The first “go home” lesson (this is when you pick your dog up), lasts about an hour and a half to two hours. Further lessons last about 45 minutes to an hour and usually occur weekly after that.
Lessons are held at our facility in Valley Center
We offer lessons in the public included with our 21-day Immersion Program. These lessons can take place at many locations in public and there are many options to suit your needs.
Yes, in all of our programs we train around distractions with outstanding success. Each day, your dog will be immersed in dog and people distractions as well as training in different environments (both indoors and outside).
We pride ourselves on our 21-day Immersion Training Program which includes field trips out in public. This means, we will be taking your dog on field trips to train in the public around people, noises, dogs, basically, all real-life distractions.
Also included in our 21-day Immersion Training Program is lifetime follow-up lessons and these can take place here at our facility, at your home and also in public. If you, the client, find yourself especially nervous training your dog in public environments, we can coach you through that in your follow-up lessons. We will meet you, for your lessons, in public places.
Engaging your dog’s food drive is extremely effective in dog training, and dogs love having a job and working for a “paycheck”.
The foundation of our training is marker training. Marker training is a simple way of dog training that communicates with the dog what behavior is correct and desired by the handler. We use the word “yes” when your dog is correct and we follow that with a food or toy reward.
In addition, initially, to teach your dog specific behaviors, we will use treats to help lure them into position. After a number of repetitions, we will fade out this lure. There are some commands/behaviors where we use treats and others where we do not. For example, we use treats (and sometimes toys) for recall training (the come command), because the recall should be high energy and fun for your dog. For heel (walking politely at your side, much like a service dog), we typically do not use treats as we want your dog in a calmer state of mind. A calm dog will be able to go more public places and be easier for you to control.
We don’t recommend it. We have found that it is best for the dog to limit visits. Dogs learn best when they are calm and focused, so we don’t want visits to get them overly excited and possibly impede their training. Your dog will be learning lots of new things, and I know that’s exciting. We will send you updates/photos during your dogs stay and Train stay.
Yes. Rest assured, we will send you updates and photos every 3 days. If we have ANY concerns about your dog’s training progress, health or overall well-being we will contact you right away.
We are solely a training based facility. That means that our IQ K9 dog training team concentrates 100% of our efforts on various facets of dog training. We do offer refresher stays, yes, however, it is only for dogs that we have trained and even then, we refresh all of their training during their stay.
All Immersion Training dogs drop-offs are by appointment only.
Since all of our programs are set up in 7 day increments, we recommend that you drop off on your day off or a convenient day for you. That way your dog goes home on that same day off and your not rearranging your schedule.
You will need to spend about an hour and a half to two hours with us for your dogs “go home” lesson upon pick up.
Dogs can be scheduled to arrive every day of the week/weekend to begin their program. We do not offer appointments on major holidays.
Yes, absolutely. We will send you updates and photos every three days.
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This question can only be answered by your IQ K9 Professional Dog Trainer and will depend on your dog’s age, experience, previous training history, your goals, schedule, budget and family situation.
Call us today for a FREE Dog Training Consultation & learn more about how we can help you make your dog amazing. Contact us at (760) 227-5505.
Address: 13484 Hilldale Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082
Phone: (760) 227-5505
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