At Send Rover on Over, we are a Positive Reinforcement Training Center. Hundreds of dogs in the Ventura County area have participated in our Positive and Proactive Training Programs. Valeri Stallings is Professional, Certified Dog Trainer and Educator as well as being an active member of the American Pet Dog Trainer Association. Valeri’s training philosophy focuses on forming companion relationships with your dog in a positive way, capitalizing on your dogs individual personality and having fun while learning. Behavioral Consultations for behavior modification of barking, fear and aggressive type behaviors available. All dogs that participate in our programs are completely vaccinated. Here are some class descriptions and you can see a schedule on Our Calendar page.
Basic Training Class for Your Dog
This is for dogs over four months of age. There are no prerequisites required for this class. We will teach you to teach your dog to sit, down, stay, come, the name game, leave it, nice leash walking, how to get a good recall, and social skills. This class will prepare you and your dog for other fun classes to participate in such as Agility for Fun, CGC, Scent Tracking for Fun, Dock Jumping, Fly Ball, and just being a great companion. The course is six weeks and costs $150.00.
Club Rover Basic – Intermediate Membership Class
Prerequisite Homework should be obtained a week prior to class, $150.00 for six classes.
Dog Agility for Fun
This is one of our most popular classes. A Basic Class is recommended to help you with this class. You and your dog will have fun becoming familiar with traditional agility equipment. This class is heartwarming and jovial for parents and a real confidence booster for your dog. Super beginners to pre-competitive dogs participate in theses classes. This fun class meets weekly for four week and costs $100.00 total, limited to four dogs per class. Please call us to reserve your spot in the next class.
Dock Jumping for Your Dog
Dock jumping will return in the summer/spring. Please check back!
Snake Avoidance Training for Your Dog
This clinic will consist of an non-shock type of snake avoidance program.
Canine Good Citizen Class & Test
This is the first step towards becoming a Service Dog as well as opening the door to other fun opportunities, vacations, and shopping sprees, to name a few. Accepting a friendly stranger, sitting nicely for petting, nice leash walking, appearance, walking through crowds, sit, down and stay, coming when called, dog friendly, calm with distractions, and tolerating supervised separation will be the class prep agenda for the test. This course is five weeks and costs $150.00 which includes the test.
Introduction to Scent Tracking for Your Dog
Add your dog to the interest list at any time. This sport is fun! Scent Tracking for Fun is composed of five weekly sessions. The first five week session is about training your dog how to use their nose in the scenting process, and the remainder of the sessions are focused on learning to scent for several different odors and to compete in this sport if desired. Each five week session costs $150.00.
Fly Ball for Fun
Relay racing, hurdle jumping, and big ball action is a good description for this fast paced sport. This is five weeks of introduction to Fly Ball. Most dogs are able to comprehend and run the course at five weeks. Dog friendly and the Basic Class are requirements. this is a five week session and costs $125.00.
Reactive Rover Classes
Does your dog bark, whine, lunge, scream, get their hackles up or embarrass you in public? You may have a reactive dog. This class is a very structured class limited to four students at a time. We teach you how to recognize and understand your dogs behaviors as well as learning alternative techniques to teach your dog. This class is a 6 week class and the cost is $175 plus books and materials.
Private Lessons on or off campus are $100.00 for a 45 minute session with Valeri Stallings.
Here are some tips in finding a good dog trainer:
- Ask what training methods they use. Positive Reinforcement are the best and most current methods of training your dog.
- Ask them where they received their formal training from. Are they certified? Certified trainers belong to organizations that promote healthy and professional training methods without the use of aversive tools.
- Ask if you are welcome to sit in on a lesson without your dog before you commit and make sure it’s a good fit.
We are certified and educated at Send Rover on Over and have been building happy healthy relationships with people, dogs, and their families since 2003. Another reason we were voted #1 in Ventura County!