503-691-9796

Services

Doggy Daycare

  • $25 per day
  • $115.00 – 5 day punch card
  • $220.00 – 10 day punch card
  • $315.00 – 15 day punch card
  • $380.00 – monthly rate
  • $20.00 – half day rate (up to 6 hours)
  • $19.00 – Temperament evaluation (includes 5 hours of daycare)

10% discount for a family with two or more dogs attending daycare

Punch cards do not expire.

Grooming Services

  • Bath – $17.00
  • Nail Trim – $17.00
  • Bath/Nail Combo – $31.00
  • Brushing (10 Minutes) – $12.00
  • Bath Punch Card (Buy 5 get 1 free) – $85.00
  • Nail Trim Punch Card (buy 5 get 1 free) – $85.00

Professional Grooming Services by Appointment Only.

 

Training

Daycare Training Sessions (6 ten minute sessions) – $65.00

Training Classes (See Dog Training for classes offered) – $150.00

Private Training and Behavior Consultations – $70.00 to $80.00 per hour


Retail

At Doggone Fun! we sell a variety of organic treats, toys, Thundershirts, training tools, books and more.

 

Doggone Fun! is a distributer of Flint River Ranch Dog Food.  Flint River Ranch is an all natural, baked dog food that is made with high quality ingredients. There are no fillers, additives or preservatives.

After Hours Facility Rental

Doggone Fun! Doggy Daycare Center may be rented after hours for doggy birthday parties, dog club meetings and other special dog events. Dogs are always welcome. We offer a 2200 square foot bright, indoor, air conditioned play arena for your dog guests to romp and play. Call us at (503) 691-9796 so we can help you plan a Doggone Fun! Party!

  • Rental (per hour) – $75.00
  • Deposit (deducted from maintenance fee) – $50.00
  • Maintenance Fee – $75.00

Dog Training

Clicker Training For Dogs

What Is Clicker Training? – Clicker Training is a fun and exciting way of communicating with and training your dog. This science based method of training has been successfully used for years with marine mammals and animal actors on TV sitcoms, commercials and movies. It has now taken the dog world by storm.

Clicker Training is based on the behavioral theory called “Operant Conditioning”. It uses positive reinforcement to strengthen desired behaviors. Simply put, clicker training uses a distinct marker signal –a clicker- to mark a desired behavior. The clicker sound or marker says to the dog, “YES!, that is exactly what I wanted you to do and now you will receive a worthwhile reward. The reward motivates the dog to repeat the behavior and the clicker gives the dog the exact information about what action the dog did that actually won the reward.

Animals learn best when their own capabilities are encouraged and directed into behaviors that help them live harmoniously with humans. Clicker trainers set their dogs up to succeed then reward them for their successes. It is fun and easy to learn for you and your dog. Clicker training is a powerful animal training tool. Best of all the dogs love it! They have a clear understanding of what they are doing right, and they get a chance to earn rewards like food treats, favorite toys, attention and praise through their own actions. With Clicker training you do not need choke chains or pinch collars because you and your dog work together as a team. You can clearly and positively communicate with each other and build a long lasting positive, trusting and respectful relationship.

 

Meet the Trainer

Laura Perkins

B.S., Animal Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

M.S., Applied Behavior Analysis, University of North Texas

Laura has a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis. She began training dogs at a young age in 4-H and went on to compete in AKC agility and obedience. It was in 4-H that Laura became interested in teaching others about dog training and care. She had the opportunity to lead the dog training classes as a senior member of the program. During college, she participated in a study abroad course with Dr. Roger Abrantes where she learned about canine behavior and body language in addition to the theory behind canine learning.

Laura loved learning about the science behind animal training and sought out a graduate program to study the topic. Laura studied applied behavior analysis at theUniversityofNorth Texasunder the supervision of Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz. The program provided a strong background in operant conditioning and creating an environment that will lead to successful learning. When not in class or working on research projects, Laura spent her time helping at the Heard Animal Sanctuary where a group of students trained exotic animals to perform behaviors necessary for providing veterinary care.

In addition to working at Doggone Fun!, Laura offers private consulting through Perkins Animal Behavior Consulting. Her website is: PerkinsAnimalBehavior.weebly.com.

 

Dog Training Classes

Puppy Class

Start your puppy off on the “right paw.” Teach them simple behaviors, introduce them to novel stimuli and let them socialize with other puppies in a safe, supervised setting. Learn about proper play, potty training, crate training, bite inhibition and more. Help your dog become a well adjusted member of the family.

  • For puppies 2 to 6 month old
  • 6 week course – $150.00

Intro to Clicker Training

 

This is an introduction to using the clicker as a training tool.  You and your dog will practice and learn the following:  attention, sit, down, come, stay, stand, loose leash walking, meet and greet, spin, plus a special graduation trick of your choice.  We will also discuss basic manners, puppy behaviors (when applicable), and how to use what you have learned in class in your day-to-day life.

  • For dogs and puppies of all ages
  • Prerequisites:  None 
  • 6 week course – $150.00

 

Intermediate Clicker Training

 

The focus of Intermediate Clicker Training is to add Duration, Distance, and Distraction to the basics including sit, down, stay, come, and heel (loose leash walking).  We will incorporate heeling patterns, turns, and automatic sits when you stop.  We work on strengthening the recall so that your dog comes quickly and stops when she gets to you.  We even teach a behavior to have your dog go around you so you can move into a heel easily following a recall.  The behavior everyone loves the most is sending to a target; by the end of the class you will be able to send your dog to the one you are pointing to!

  • Prerequisite – Basic Obedience
  • Your dog should know how to sit, down, stay, give attention on cue, come when called, and walk on a leash without pulling.
  • 6 week course – $150.00

 

Advanced Clicker Training

 

The goal of the Advanced Clicker Training course is to practice taking what your dog already knows “on the road” and work on reliable off-leash behavior.  We will also practice recombining the behaviors your dog knows in new ways to help strengthen the behaviors.

  • Prerequisite – Intermediate Obedience
  • Your dog should know how to sit, down, stand, stay, give attention on cue, come when called, heel on a leash, touch a target, and be able to perform these behaviors in the presence of distractions, incorporating duration (especially for “stay”) and distance (especially for “stay” and “come”)
  • 6 week course – $150.00

 

Tricks & Games Class 

 

This is a brand new course at Doggone Fun!  We will be teaching our dogs a variety of tricks – some with multiple steps and some with single steps.  We will also incorporate some games into our training sessions and practice using toys/play as training rewards.  To participate in this course, your dog should have completed Intro to Clicker training.

  • Prerequisite – Basic Obedience
  • 6 weeks – $150.00

 

Agility 

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  1. Who should come?
    Any dog/handler team, ready to run and play!
    Your dog should know some basic classroom manners (happily staying with you, sit/stay, come, and toy play) but no agility background is required. …What should I bring?
    • A variety of tasty treats that your dog loves
    • 2-3 toys that your dog enjoys
    • 6ft leash/basic collar (no tags for safety!)
    • Bed/crate for your dog to go to between turns
    • Comfy clothing and shoes you can walk/run/bend in

What will we do?
Obstacle introduction (jumps/table)
Obstacle sequences (straight line and turns)

  • Prerequisite – Basic Obedience
  • Drop-In – $30.00 per class

 

Canine Good Citizen Prep Class

The AKC Canine Good Citizen Program teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. A step above Basic Obedience, this class will teach you how to improve your dog’s sit, down, stay, loose leash walking and recall with increased distractions. Your dog will learn how to meet a friendly stranger, walk nicely through a crowd and encounter another dog. CGC Certification Test will be offered after the class concludes.

  • Prerequisite – Basic Obedience
  • 6 weeks – $150.00

 

 

 

Private Training and Behavior Consultations

Private training and behavior consultations are by appointment only.  Please call Cinthia  Alia Mitchell, professional animal trainer, at 503-691-9796 or email her at dogonfun@teleport.com for more information and to schedule an appointment.

  • $70.00 per hour within a 10 mile radius.
  • $80.00 per hour outside the 10 mile radius.

For more information or to sign up for one of the above class please call us at 503-691-9796 or email us at dogonfun@teleport.com