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Dog Training


Obedience dog training at Jagger's Doggie Daycare emphasizes “positive” reinforcement.  Our certified trainer, Ken Fritz, has been working with many breeds of dogs for over 35 years and has several satisfied dog training clients in the region.  He has worked and trained dogs in southern Illinois to be service dogs, therapy dogs, movie actors, as well as great family pets.  At Jagger's we offer BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, and ADVANCED classes that fit into your schedule & budget. Group training classes and private 1-on-1 classes are offered each week.  These classes are conducted on Sunday-Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday of each week and you would attend a class once per week.  We also offer a FREE initial consultation to help determine the best method to help you solve the issues you currently have with your fur baby.  Obedience Training is also offered as an option for your dog when you do overnight boarding with us while you are out of town.  Then when you return, you will recognize positive changes in your dog's behavior.  Call and ask about the "Board & Train" program at Jagger's.

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Private Classes Available Sunday-Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday afternoon & evening
(Group Class on Sunday afternoon only)

(Call us to discuss whether a weekly group class or private weekly class is right for you)  Another option is to do "Board & Train" where you leave your dog with us for about 5 days at a time.

The Basic Commands & Actions that your dog can learn through our training include:
Sit, Stay, Leave It, Wait, Come, Heel, Down, and Off.
Other topics that our trainer, Ken, can address with you and your dog (if applicable) include:  separation anxiety, boredom, jumping on you or other people, door dashing, excessive barking, chewing, digging, biting, whining, agressiveness towards other dogs, people, or food; potty training, crate training, need for socialization, counter surfing & garbage raiding, excitement & submissive urination, and poop eating (coprophagia). Ken has also authored and published many helpful training guides that can be provided to dog owners that enroll in the training classes at Jaggers.  There are area veterinarians who bring their dogs to Jagger's because they realize and understand the many benefits of daycare (socialization) and proper training.


Prices for Obedience Dog Training:
6 "Group" Training Sessions for $150.00 (average $25 each)        
1-session per week for 6 weeks.  Each session lasts around 45-60 minutes.
We are taking reservations/applications for the 2:00pm and 3:00pm group class each Sunday.  Again, you attend one class per week with your dog.
(This is done in a "group setting" once per week with other dogs & owners, space is limited) Please consult with Ken to determine if your dog is ready for a "group" setting

Private 1-on-1 Dog Training Sessions are available for $50.00 each
**Special Offer**  A 4-Pack of Private Classes is available for $180.00 ($45.00 each)
(space is limited) Private classes are available at 10am, 11am, Noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm once-a-week, available on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-or Thursday (except holidays).  (Sunday private classes are available at 9am, 10am,11am, 12 Noon, 1pm, 4pm, and 5pm) You attend once class per week at your scheduled day and time.

Obedience Training is also offered as an OPTION for your dog when you do overnight boarding with us, while you are out of town for a night, a weekend or an extended vacation.  Then when you return, there will be positive changes in your dog's behavior and Ken can over with you what your dog has learned and how to reinforce those same commands at home.  Ask us for details.



Another Training Option for those people who can only bring their dog to train on a Saturday is to utilize the services of Linda Cornwell, who is also a member of our staff.  Linda completed coursework with a dog training academy and has spent 2 years doing an apprenticeship with our head trainer, Ken Fritz, at Jagger's.  Linda also has ten years of experience workng with shelter dogs.  The training rates to have Linda work exclusively with your dog are a little less than the rates published above with Ken.  If you would like more information, or would like to meet Linda about training options on a Saturday, call us at (618) 316-7021.




Please Note:
Written Proof of updated shots & vaccinations required from your Veterinarian.  This includes Rabies, DHLPP (Distemper, Parvo) Bordetella, (Kennel Cough) and Canine Influenza.  Each dog will also be inspected for "fleas" and cannot be admitted to any of the daycare services, boarding or training if they have fleasAs an optional cost, we offer a very good "all-natural" flea & tick shampoo in our Dog Wash area that can eliminate any concerns about fleas.  These policies are to protect the health of the dogs as well as the owners, trainer, and staff.

At Jagger's Doggie Daycare, we also sell All-Natural Dog Food, Dog Treats, Chew Toys, Collars, Leashes, and more.  CLICK HERE for more details.




We Accept Most Major Credit Cards, as well as debit card and cash

TAILS Program in Vandalia is led by Jagger's trainer, Ken Fritz

At the Vandalia Prison, Jagger's has teamed up with Second Chance Rescue to offer the TAILS program (Teaching Animals & Inmates Life Skills) which instructs prisoners how to effectively train rescue dogs with basic obedience commands, as taught by Ken.  Thus far, 110 dogs have gone through the program and all have been successfully adopted after learning basic obedience commands like sit, wait, come, etc.



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