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Welcome to PET LODGE DOG TRAINING

Hannah Cartwright's Story

Head Trainer : Located at the Lauderdale Pet Lodge

Growing up on a farm in North Carolina, I have always involved myself with animals. Combining my love for critters of all shapes and sizes, and the joy I get from being a helping hand, I came to Florida to coach others on the key communication skills necessary in handling their canine companions, in and out of the home. Whatever your lifestyle, I can help you and your family build a stronger bond with your pet. Passionate. Patient. Persistent. Pet-lover. These are just a few of the characteristics that describe me. Every animal is an individual with their own quirks, talents, personalities, and experiences. I am committed to working with yours to give them the specific guidance they need. It’s never too late to teach an old dog new tricks, and I believe it’s never too late to train any pet. My services are designed with you and your family in mind, and I believe in working as much with you as with your animal. Whether you’re thinking about getting an animal, have a new pet, or already own a pet with behavioral problems, I am here to help.

My Services

Behavior Consultation and Evaluations

With our free client consultation, we can identify the behavioral issues that you want your dog to work through and can recommend the right type of evaluation for your pet. Whether in-person or on the phone, we will discuss behaviors and expectations to develop a training plan to best address your dog’s needs.

Conducted at the resort or at the home, each dog evaluation allows us to assess your dog’s current behaviors, get to know your pet as an individual, and personalize a training program that best fits you and your pet.

Dog Evaluation: $100 + Daycare Fee

First-time clients receive a complimentary first day of daycare.

In-Home Evaluation: $250 (2 hrs)

Daycare Programs

The daycare program options are for those pets that need a little extra out of their day. Whether you just want your dog to get some extra one-on-one attention and entertainment, have their obedience reinforced around different distractions, refresh your pet's previously learned obedience, or whatever else you can challenge me with!

Daily Training: $172 / day

  • All day daycare

  • 3+ On Leash Obedience sessions

  • All on leash training sessions are 15-20 minutes in duration

Social Tutor: $1 / minute

  • Subject to availability – 30 minute minimum

  • We have a trainer educate your pup on how best to play and co-exist with the rest of the pack during playtime. Some examples of issues that might get addressed are mounting, domination, and “policing” of the rest of the group.

Refreshers: $35/session; up to 2/day

  • Subject to availability. Daycare/Boarding rates not included

  • This program is for those dogs who have previously attended obedience classes and/or programs. This allows us to practice some of your dog’s pre-existing cues and commands during their stay with us. Perfect for a parent with a busy schedule.

Homeschooling Lessons

Do you find that most days your dog takes YOU for a walk, run, or hike? Walking, running, biking, long-boarding, and hiking with your dog should be an enjoyable bonding experience! Do you want to be confident taking your furry companion to local events, the beach, or out to dinner without anxieties or stress?

Homeschooling lessons allow for the dog to be taught how to recognize some simple body language movements from the handler. In every one-on-one session, you and your family will be coached on how to reinforce proper manners in various situations, step by step.

These key techniques and communication skills will have your companion more focused and entertained. You and your family are the most important part of this learning and doing your homework is essential for success with your canine.

Understanding the world from your dog’s perspective while appropriately reinforcing behaviors will earn your dog’s respect, making you the fair and fun leader your companion craves!

Individual Lesson - $200

5 Lesson Package- $925

8 Lesson Package- $1,400

12 Lesson Package - $1,980

*Lessons are once per week and are 1 hour in duration. Rescheduled lessons must be booked as soon as possible as next availability can vary between 3-6 weeks*

Educational Boarding Programs

Our Educational Boarding Program was created to get to the bottom of your dog’s unique training challenges, to cater to their individual personalities, and to provide a routine that they can rely on. Oftentimes a dog’s behavioral issues will occur because of their existing routine (or lack thereof). Within this program, we provide them a structure that they can look forward to.

New behaviors are taught, existing commands are solidified, and lots of stimulation is provided in the form of socialization with other dogs and one on one interactions with professionals. The goal is to offer them a foundation with which to build off through conditioning, positive reinforcement, and consistency.

After a brief stay, your pet will go home a well-rounded companion. An exit lesson is given upon pick-up of the final training day to prepare you and your family with the tools and knowledge to build a stronger bond with your canine. Follow up lessons are also included with each program for consistent coaching on how to practice at home what was learned during their stay.

Programs typically start on Mondays and range from 1 - 6 weeks.

(Prices shown include standard room, bath, training & follow-up lessons.)

Pricing:

We have boarding programs ranging from 1 to 6 weeks.

All educational boarding programs include daily training, a bronze activity package, standard room, an exit lesson with the pet parent, and follow-up lessons at the home.

Please call so we can customize a program based on you and your pup’s needs.

1 Week PUPPY K Program: starting at $935

  • Includes a 1-hour PM Exit Lesson on final day of training + 1 Home School Lesson.

  • Perfect for pups under 6 months and under, but available to any dogs starting off on their training journeys.

2 Week Program: starting at $2,043

  • Includes a 1-hour PM Exit Lesson + 1 Home School Lesson.

  • All commands and behaviors reinforced around distractions.

3 Week Program: starting at $3,134

  • Includes a 1-hour PM Exit Lesson + 2 Home School Lessons.

  • All commands and behaviors reinforced around distractions and at a distance.

4 Week Program: starting at $3,975

  • Includes a 1-hour PM Exit Lesson + 3 Home School Lessons.

  • All commands and behaviors reinforced around distractions ON & OFF Property

6 Week Program: starting at $5,762

  • Includes a 1-hour PM Exit Lesson + 5 Home School Lessons.

  • All commands and behaviors reinforced around distractions ON & OFF Property

  • Best for OFF-LEASH Program

  • Includes 10% off long-term boarders discount!

Specialized Training

Offering a wide variety of training for dogs and their owners, this section of services is to briefly detail additional criteria owners may be interested in. Pricing varies.

  • E-Collar Training

    • Off-Leash Advanced Obedience, Total Avoidance scenarios, Long Distance Recall, etc.

  • Doggie Fit Camp

    • For dogs who are overweight and need a structured feeding and exercise schedule: Treadmill Training, Agility Style Exercising, etc.

  • Tricks and Stunts

    • Offering a wide variety of fun tricks and stunts to perform with your companion: Roll Over, Crawl, Jump through arms, Bow, Shake, High-Five, Weave through legs, Pout (Head all the way down), Sit Pretty, Talk, and SO MUCH MORE!

Satisfied Owners. Happier Pets.

Dear Hannah,

Thank you for the excellent training you gave our dog during his four weeks. As a rescue, he came to you without any discipline. He was so wild, we were at our wits end with him!

Once he started training with you, we saw a difference immediately. Now we're proud to take him anywhere. People always comment on how well behaved he is. Thanks to you, the dog is trained, the family is trained to handle him properly, and everyone is happy. 

Thank you!

Stuart O. and Tazer

I would like to give a shout out to Hannah for her amazing pet training skills. I took my dog Roxy for an evaluation, as she needed some much needed re socialization skills; due to an unfortunate dog attack from her past. In just a few short sessions, Hannah was able to get Roxy to trust and play with other dogs again. I can’t tell you how incredible it was to see Roxy happy and playful again with other dogs. Thank you so much Hannah, you saved my puppy Roxy.

Melissa C. and Roxy

Hannah helped me with my pup who is a shy street dog. After just two weeks at school, she was much more confident, walked great on a leash, and I had the tools to bond with her even more! Hannah uses the best method for your dog and thoroughly explains each aspect of the training. Hannah is the absolute best!

Samantha B. and Arlinn