With decades of experience and certifications from the industry’s leading institutions, Nathan leads our positive discipline training program. With a background that encompasses many different training modalities, Nathan adheres to the least intrusive minimally adverse methodology. He recognizes each dog’s uniqueness and approaches all training with an individualized plan for success.
Nathan also focuses on developing a positive and rewarding handler-dog relationship. With almost 3 decades of experience, he can train everything from basic obedience, to working dogs, to ADA service dogs. Whether it’s introducing a new dog into your pack, desensitizing your dog from anxiety triggers, puppy training, or high-level obedience, Nathan can help.
Group Training Classes
We offer a multitude of training classes! Our classes are $150 for a five-week series. Each week we build upon the skills learned during the previous week. Currently, we offer 7 group classes:
- Puppy Class
- Leash Manners
- Obedience 1
- Obedience 2
- Obedience 3
Private lessons, board-n-trains, and service dog trainings begin with prior consultation with Nathan. Training consults are $30 and usually 30-45 minutes. During the consult, Nathan will meet your dog, do some temperament testing, learn about your goals and formulate a mutually agreeable training plan.
- IN-FACILITY: Training at our center with Nathan is $65 per hour
- OFF-SITE-Training in your home, office or a location of your choosing is $75 per hour
AZ Canine Centers provides a safe and cozy environment similar to home (or better!). We offer a range of options to suit each dog’s temperament, so your pup can be safe, happy, and relaxed during their stay. We include group play (daycare) throughout your stay, and for the pups who prefer humans to dogs, we provide daily solo play and walks around our acreage to stimulate their noses and interest and keep them active. We provide a well-rounded boarding experience to ensure your dog’s time with us is stimulating, fun, and enriching. We focus on providing the highest quality stay for our pups which means we engage them in mental stimulation, scent games, puzzles, agility fun, play pools, ball play, and sprinklers, or sometimes just good ole belly rubs, treats and love. Our facility adheres to a fear-free methodology in all we do, from grooming and training to daycare and boarding.
Board-n-trains are also an option and begin at $750 for a week-long stay. Dogs can opt for a private suite or stay with their friends in open boarding. Our canine guests are never crated or kenneled overnight unless requested by the pet parent. We provide all beds, blankets, and dishes, including orthopedic beds and raised or slow feeders. Pet parents are responsible for supplying their dog’s food and medications. We ask for an extra day’s worth of food in case a parent is delayed. It is always in the best interest of the dog to stay consistent with their diet and not alter their food or feeding habits as we do not want to cause stomach upset for any of our pups.