TRAINING AT DRIFTWOOD

Camryn Holtzen has been training since 2010 and has worked with several well-known trainers in Lincoln and the surrounding areas.  She also has worked with dogs in other disciplines such as veterinary work, boarding and daycare, and grooming which has allowed her to expand her knowledge of dogs and practice her techniques.  She is also a graduate of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where she studied animal science with a focus in companion animals.

She trains using balanced training methods that involve both rewarding the dogs for completing things that are asked of them, and also using corrections to remind them that they need to listen, even in the presence of distractions.  The goal of her training method is to produce dogs that will listen to commands anywhere that you might be and in the presence of distractions.  In order to achieve this, she teaches the fundamentals of dog behavior, which allows the owner to train their dog in a way that they can clearly understand.

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Private Sessions

Private sessions are one-on-one with you, your dog, and Camryn! This is a great option if your pet is struggling with some unwanted behaviors such as jumping up, mouthing, chewing, or any number of those bad habits our dogs like to pick up.  These private sessions will cover everything in the "Intro to Obedience" group class plus the extra focus on the unwanted behaviors you might need help with!  If you would like to sign up or get more information fill out the "contact our trainer" form at the top of the page or give us a call!

Board and Train

A board and train is a great way to train your dog if you don't have the time or the means to commit to the training at home.  You will leave your dog with us here at Driftwood for boarding, anywhere from 1-4 weeks, and they will receive 15 hours of personalized training every week they are here.  Some dogs may require more time here with us than others, however, we will discuss training goals during the free consult before the board and train would begin.  At the end of the session, Camryn will work with you and teach you how to work with your dog and transition the training into your home.  If you would like to find out more about this type of training fill out the "contact our trainer" form at the top of the page or give us a call here at the clinic!

Group Classes

Here at Driftwood, we want to help you reach your goals with your pets.  If you are having any behavioral issues or simply want your dog to have some manners, we are here to help.

Group classes are a great way to work with a trainer on basic obedience skills, socialization, or bad habits you and your dog need help with. The classes will have a maximum of 10 dogs in a group, so you will have the dedicated attention of our trainer.  You can sign up for those online by filling out our form.

Upcoming Classes:
Intro to Obedience (July 14 - September 1) @ 5:45pm
Intermediate Obedience (July 14 - September 1) @ 6:45pm
S.T.A.R. Puppy Program (August 5 - September 23) @ 5:45pm
Intro to Obedience (August 16 - October 11) @ 5:45 - no class on Labor Day
Intermediate Obedience (August 16 - October 11) @ 6:45pm - no class on Labor Day
Intro to Obedience (September 12 - November 3) @ 5:45pm

There are always more classes being scheduled! Contact Camryn through the form at the top of the page or give us a call if you have any questions or want more information!

Group Training descriptions

The S.T.A.R. puppy program is a class endorsed by the American Kennel Club that helps lay a foundation of Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsible ownership. This is a class for puppies younger than one year of age. The first year of a dog’s life is critical and enrolling in a class like this will have lifelong effects on your dog. This is the perfect place to start your puppy whether you are a first-time puppy owner or an experienced dog person!
Intro to Obedience is an 8-week course for dogs of all ages and abilities and makes for a great foundation for any dog or puppy. This class covers all those basic obedience commands that dogs should know! These courses do fill quickly! Attention - Sit - Down - Walking on a loose leash Stay - Come - Leave it - Place - Tricks
This class is an extension of the “Intro to Obedience” class. In this class, we will be working on combining the commands you learned in the first class to allow you to use them in a more practical manner. This class also focuses on keeping your dog’s attention on you and helping your dog work in the presence of distractions. This class is also combined with the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program which how they recognize good dog owners who have put the time and dedication to training their dogs!
This class is a fun and different alternative to traditional basic obedience. We do not cover all the basic commands in this class but works on you and your dog becoming a team to navigate different courses of basic commands mixed with heeling. The class does not require your dog to know any basic commands, but it can be helpful. This is a great way to work your dog’s mind and work on obedience in a non-traditional way. Rally is an AKC companion sport, however you do not have to compete to have fun with your dog!https://youtu.be/VbtxFLemEL0
Puppy Preschool is a FREE drop in class that you bring your puppy to socialize with other puppies and people! It is supervised by our trainer to ensure that all interactions they are having are good experiences. This is also the time that you are able to ask our trainer questions about almost anything! She will give you tips and advice on all things puppy related. The class does not require any registration, just come when you can! May 5th, 11:30 - 12:30 May 19th, 11:30 - 12:30 June 2nd, 11:30 - 12:30

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