Every dog and cat is unique with a one-of-a-kind personality, and our private training sessions offer the personalized attention you can’t get from the box store or larger training operations. We tailor our training to your needs and your pet, using only humane, effective methods backed by science.
Is your dog a gentleman at home but a beast in public? Is your puppy chewing everything in sight? Is your resident cat unhappy with a new addition to the family? We can help with these and other situations.
At Over the Moon we believe that the best, most effective training results happen when the clients and their pets are least distracted and most able to focus on the learning experience. We also know that smaller successes build to larger successes and as your team improves, we add personalized challenges that we know you can overcome.
How We Work
Step 1. Determine Your Needs
Every training plan begins with an in-depth behavior assessment questionaire where we ask all the right questions to determine your goals, assess your pet, and choose the training plan that will work best for you.
Step 2. Initial Phone Consultation
Once we’ve had a chance to review your information, we set up a phone interview in which we discuss how Over the Moon can most effectively help you and your pet.
Individualized Doggy Board and Train Program*
Let Over the Moon do the training for you! Sometimes owners are faced with time or physical constraints that make training their dog difficult. We are here to help you by taking the dog training off your hands. Your dog will be a special guest in Laurie’s home, but at the same time your dog will be learning all the great behaviors you want your dog to display while also breaking away from bad habits. Because of the individualized approach we take with every dog, this program is perfect whether you are looking to teach your new dog good manners and obedience, or if you are dealing with more serious issues like reactivity, hyper-activity or anxiety. Plus, after your dog comes home to you, Over the Moon provides up to five hours of private consultation with you and your family to help teach everyone how to maintain your dog’s good behaviors.
*For very special circumstances Over the Moon might recommend Board and Train for a feline friend, but cats typically hate any type of change and learn much faster in their most comfortable environment.
We lead you through the training, step-by-step. Our private coaching sessions are ideal for families with specific behavior issues and/or time constraints. Is your dog bursting out the door or chewing up the furniture when you leave? Is your kitty attacking people or peeing on your bed? Over the Moon provides individualized, in-home behavior modification plans. We show you how to incorporate rewards-based training practices into your personal, daily routine, so that your pet learns to behave by the ‘rules’ of living under your roof.
5-Days/4-Nights Board and Train:
$1,495, includes 5 free private lessons
Private Lessons $125/session. Ask about our multiple session package deals. Extra charges for mileage may apply for locations outside of the OKC metropolitan area.
We use rewards-based training, backed by the most current animal behavioral science. Because we continuously study animal behavior and motivations, we are more adept at using natural rewards (treats, toys, praise, petting) to get the fastest training results. So far, we haven’t encountered a training situation necessitating the use of punitive tools, which can further exacerbate behavioral issues and cause other complications.
Rewards-based training is endorsed by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB), the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic, humane societies nationwide, and countless expert dog trainers and behaviorists.
Get Help With
- Dog reactivity
- Resource guarding
- Jumping, barking, chewing
- Cat litter box issues
- Cat aggressive/inappropriate behaviors
- Pre-adoption counseling
- Introducing cats and dogs
- And more
A Tip From Laurie
Play Hide-and-Seek with pieces of your dog’s food. Start by ‘hiding’ it in plain site, and gradually advance to making him find it under under blankets, etc. This is a great thinking exercise for your dog!