Adult Dog Training Camp: Rebalancing the Dog
Dog Training For adult neutered/spayed dogs from 18 months on.  Exceptions for intact dogs available on an individual basis.

The older dog: UNRAVELING THE PUZZLE.  Building a balanced, happy, confident, older dog can be more challenging depending on what kind of foundation work has been done with the dog through their puppy stages, but it is nearly ALWAYS possible to make huge improvements on the level of behavior, focus, and responsiveness to command.   How far any particular older dog can or will come depends in part on their genetics, conformation and foundation work, and individual personality.

Typically, adult dogs come in between the ages of 18 months and 5 years of age.  The oldest dog I've ever trained was an 11 year old Labrador who needed a higher level of obedience skills to travel and go to his owner's summer home.  And he did terrific.  I've retrained any number of dogs 6, 7, and 8 years of age, but once we get up into those regions we do need to be taking a look at the effects of issues of aging, arthritis, or disease processes on the appropriateness of out of home boarding training.  All older dogs are screened to see if the Arizona Doggy Dude Ranch Board and Train Program is a good fit.


For the younger adult dog, typical scenarios that bring a dog into training, include a young adult who's had a fair smattering of puppy training and now needs to be fully finished as an adult; a dog whose owners want to be able to do more things with their dog, take them places or travel with them;  a dog who has some problems or persistent behaviors, and whose owners have sought training elsewhere with less than useful results; a dog who is exhibiting changes in behavior which are causing changes or chaos in the household; or a dog whose owners now have the resources they always wished to have when the dog was a pup.  There are as many reasons why older dogs come into training as there are dogs and owners.  The important thing to realize is that depending on where your dog is at,  you may need to make some changes in your household routines, and do some consistent follow up to reshape your dog's behavior.

Again, the expectations of what your dog can master of the core goals does not change -  but we may have to UNDO some behaviors or habits, before layering on new, constructive behaviors.  It is always harder to UNDO behavior than to layer on fresh.  It's just an extra step, that's all.  Over and over and over again though it has been my experience that the Adult Camp frees dogs up to be all that they can be for themselves and with their families.  It is always a joy to see a dog reach their full potential.

All of the dog training programs at Arizona Doggy Dude Ranch Board contain the core nine pieces:

  • Household manners
  • Handling manners
  • Building balanced, confident behavior with humans and dogs
  • Novice level obedience commands
  • Full offleash reliability
  • Leash manners
  • Distraction training in public
  • Management plan to meet your individual needs
  • Nutrition counseling

All of the training programs at Arizona Doggy Dude Ranch Board also include a day and a half owner training at the end of the program AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE  and a lifetime guarantee of availability to answer questions and troubleshoot scenarios to insure that what your dog  has learned goes home with you and doesn't just stay here at the ranch!  I want everything your dog has mastered here at the ranch to transfer to your home setting.  We are known nationwide for our pioneering owner transfer training, and thoroughly enjoy our time building that connection between you and your dog.


Call NOW and talk to us about your dog!

Dog Training Programs

AZ Doggy Dude Ranch Dogs..

Arizona Doggy Dude Ranch Dogs Learn To:

  • Come when called every time...on or off leash!
  • Sit or down when asked...for as long as you want!
  • Walk like a gentleman or lady on a loose leash!
  • Pay attention when you need them!
  • Be wonderfully well-mannered pets inside and outside the home!


Shellie Ferguson

hot-dogHi there -

Thought I'd send a quick pic and an update on Brody since he has hit his one year anniversary from "boot camp" already.



AngelsThe girls were so good in the car and also at the rest stop....

What a wonderful, exhilerating, educational, awe-inspiring experience we had with you.  You certainly exceeded our expectations with the girls.


Marc Goldberg - CDT

Marc GoldbergMaryna has an amazing touch with both dogs and people. Rarely does one dog trainer ever permit another to work with his dogs. Dog trainers are very particular about how their pets are handled. Maryna has worked with my own dogs at my request.
Even though I have been training dogs for over 30 years, in just a few moments, Maryna taught my pets a few new tricks, calming them significantly and quickly. What pleased me most was how gentle and loving Maryna treats dogs. They respond to her very quickly with trust and love.



EmmaJust a note to let you know that Emma (and I !!) are doing very well....we walk every day and she does a great job in sitting and staying...and quite well at heeling....


Deb Tollefson

Deb Tollefson, Retired
Veterinary Technician
Office Manager, Co-owner--Veterinary Clinic
I am sharing something with you that you may or may not be interested in, but I was so impressed yesterday at what I observed that I just couldn't sit on it.
My friend Maryna, who has been keeping my neck and back healthy for years, has a home full of her own very well-behaved dogs. I was always impressed that they never tried to jump on me and always responded so well when given commands. Mostly, if they were in the house they just looked up from their appointed resting places, and then ignored me.

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