Centrally located in Longwood, an easy commute from Sanford, Lake Mary, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Maitland and Winter Park
DOG TRAINING CLASSES
Does your dog need training? You’ll find classes for puppies (up to one year old), both basic and advanced classes and more.
Classes consist of one private lesson with Therese at the training studio and six one hour group lessons. The private lesson prior to attending class will help you and your dog have an understanding as to what is to be expected on the first day of class.
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Therese has been training dogs professionally since 2000. Prior to opening Dogs Unlimited in 2007, she was an animal actor trainer and wildlife rehabilitator.
She is a professional member of the International Association of Canine Professionals, and an evaluator for the American Kennel Club Star Puppy, Canine Good Citizen and Canine Good Citizen Advanced tests.
Therese believes that accountability from the human along with a calm energy is the key to receiving good behaviors from your dog.
Using food, treats, toys, and praise to encourage good behavior, along with constant repetition and then adding distractions and distance we will teach our dogs to be accountable for their good choices. The great thing about this approach – it works!
Committed to providing the most effective solutions to her clients dog training needs, Dogs Unlimited is well respected in the community and is referred by veterinarians and dog related businesses. Many dogs have been helped with their behavioral issues thanks to Therese. As an experienced teacher, Therese can guide you and your dog from puppy class through advanced obedience, trick classes, and therapy dog training.
When not helping clients reach their goals with their canine companions, Therese enjoys teaming with her registered therapy dogs volunteering to visit with hospital patients and nursing homes. Therese worked with hospital administrators at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to start a dog therapy program in 2007. The program flourished with the help of her beloved therapy dog, Spencer.
Currently three dogs share their lives with Therese and her husband. “Nikita” the Doberman, “Wyatt” the Bluetick Coonhound, and the always entertaining terrier mix “Little Man”.
What do dogs, “the wondrous person who brings them to classes” and even vets have to say about Therese?
(We don’t have to praise Therese because our clients do a great job of that for us!)
“For anyone who has ever had what they thought was a “problem or untrainable” dog, Dogs Unlimited is for you and your dog.
My Maggie was “bull-headed” and refused training until we met Therese. She trained Maggie to the point of receiving her Good Citizen award, but most of all, she taught me how to train Maggie . . . (MORE)
Bear Lake Veterinary Clinic
“I am a small animal veterinarian in the Central Florida area and I have been recommending Therese for more than 10 years. She gives personal attention to all of her clients and offers a wide range of training services.
I recommend my clients with new puppies for her group classes. Therese focuses on positive reinforcement of behaviors and works with not only the puppy but with their owners . . . (MORE)
“In November of 2016, I rescued Allie, a 6-year-old Golden Retriever from the Golden Retriever Rescue of South Florida. Allie was an overweight (98 pounds) grumpy girl, with no manners whatsoever who jumped into cars (uninvited) and onto people (uninvited). She had been repeatedly returned to shelters because she was so big, untrained, and rambunctious that in her exuberance, she knocked down people and furniture . . . (MORE)
Golden Retriever Puppy
“My daughter Kristen and I have had our Golden Retriever for barely 4 months but after only 3 lessons he is already responding to basic commands. In addition, we have no reservations taking him places as he has learned to behave appropriately in public situations. (Last week he attended a High School Lacrosse game.) . . . (MORE)
A private lesson will help you and your dog know what is to be expected for the first group lesson. The private lesson is an hour long and we will discuss appropriate equipment, behaviors to practice prior to coming to class, and what is needed to have a successful first group class. We will also cover any problems you may be having with your dog.
Make up classes must be completed within the same session. You can attend a class that is offered on another day or evening.
YES, you need to bring poop bags with you. It is your responsibility when you are in public with your dog to clean up after them.
Wear comfortable clothing for the weather, we will train indoors as well as outdoors . . . closed toe shoes/sandals are a must. NO flip flops.
Not needed. We have water bowls inside and out, unless your dog is fussy about their own bowl, then bring a travel bowl with you.
If you and your pet are new to our classes, initial costs are for one private class and six one hour group lessons. That cost is $170. After completing the first session, any six-week group class is $120.
We only accept Cash or Check.