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What Training does Deb Offer?

Deb Franks’ trains dogs using obedience and behavior modification methods. She accepts all breeds – mixed or purebred, in group class settings. Puppy Preschool is for canines under 4 months of age, while Obedience School is for those over 4 months old, and group classes begin every 8 weeks. Deb also offers Private Training on the weekends, as well as Professional Training, where your dog will live with Deb in her home for at least 2 weeks to be fully immersed in the program.

What is the Cost of Deb’s Dog Training?

  • 7-Week Group Class Program: $105
  • 1-Hour In-House Private Training Session: $75 + mileage (.50/mile)
  • Professional Training: $45/day, session length TBD

What Dog Training Experience does Deb Have?

With 40 years of experience in the dog world, Deb has worked with over 120 different breeds, mixed and purebred, with great success. She teaches owners all about canine behavior—how to communicate with their dogs, how to train the behaviors they want them to learn, and how to get rid of the unwanted behaviors. She competes in AKC Obedience, Agility, Earthdog & Lure Coursing.

Should I have My Dog Trained at Home or Professionally?

Either will work, but working with a professional can help you to stop a problem before it starts. It’s easier to create a behavior than it is to change one, which is why it’s important to fully understand the canine language when training a dog.

What Will I Need to Prepare for Dog Training?

You will need to bring the following to your training sessions:

  • 6-foot leather leash (canvas or soy will work) – no nylon leashes or body harnesses for training purposes
  • Soft treats or a favorite toy
  • Bait bag or fanny pack

Training collars are discussed after meeting the dog and owner to determine the dog’s energy level, size, and personality. Deb will also need to inspect the relationship between the dog and the owner.

How can I Sign Up for Dog Training with Deb?

To sign up for training classes with Deb, you may contact her directly at 614-491-1222, k9training77@gmail.com, or visit her website or Facebook page.

About Deb

Deb Franks began dog training in Columbus Ohio in 1977 and since that time she has earned numerous obedience and agility titles with her own dogs. Her Jack Russell Terriers and Border Collies have been nationally ranked. Deb describes her training philosophy as follows:

“My training methods are based on canine behavior. The owner’s relationship with their dog needs to be one of respect and leadership. Your dog looks to you for guidance and direction. Becoming a pack leader with your dog is critical to your training. My goal for my students is to have a confident, happy working dog that responds on the first command.”

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