At Prairie Peak Kennels, we have been training dogs since 2010. We love to hear from our dog owners the differences they see in their dogs behavior after a training session! Testimonials are at the bottom of this page!
Our Prairie Peak family tag teams the training efforts to maximize the amount of sessions per day and to offer both a male and female perspective.
At Prairie Peak, we train to young and old dogs alike on general obedience, aggression, anxiety, jumping up, running off, potty training problems, hunting skills, and more!
We use both positive and negative reinforcement and patience to achieve this patterned successful behavior.
We recommend this training session if you want us to do most of the work for you. Dogs must be about six months old at the time of drop off. We will have a phone consultation about your training needs prior to scheduling a training stay. Your dog will stay for either two or three weeks depending on what kind of training is needed. When you pick your dog up at the end of the stay, we will spend up to an hour going over everything your dog has learned during the stay and how to continue to implement these adjustments at home. This ensures a proper transition from our home to yours. We are available free of charge for the rest of your dog’s life to help in any way over the phone or via email. If there is a specific issue that comes up, or if you are struggling with a specific command, let us know and we will help you get back on track.
Our Training Stays are completely customizable to your situation. They are structured to incorporate both exercise and playtime. Your pup will live with us and get an intimate family experience with the other members of our family including our personal pets and the other dogs being boarded at our facility.
E-collar training tool | Starting at $169.95
Pheasants | $20/bird
Ducks | $18/bird
Chuckars | $18/bird
Please call Jack directly at 218-205-8254 to discuss options and schedule training.
2 weeks: For dogs 6-18 months. General “come, back, sit, stay, down, no, kennel up, go on” commands, off leash obedience, correcting jumping, chewing, and leash pulling issues.
3 weeks: For dogs older than 18 months who are more set in their disobedient pattern, it takes a little longer to get behavior modification success.
Add intro to hunting + 1 additional week.
General obedience & Aggression control
3-4 weeks: For dogs 6 months and on. General “come, sit, down, no, kennel up, go on” commands, off leash obedience, correcting jumping, chewing, and leash pulling issues and aggression correction training and socialization desensitization training.
Intro to hunting
3 weeks: Implementing the 2 Week General Obedience commands plus 1 week in the field working on quartering, pointing, retrieving, water work, gun work, and bird work. Most dogs are ready to start hunting with owners after this course.
1 hr Training Session $120/hr
A 1 hr training session can help get you and your dog back on track.It’s a jam packed information session for owners benefit. The one hour session typically is laid out first by us listening to you about the situation, then providing immediate analytical advice, adjustments to owners training program, and an education on proper methods and techniques that have been proven to benefit the situation. Sometimes it’s just a small adjustment that is needed to get back on track! This is for the type of person that wants to spend the time working with their dog directly. It’s more owner involved and up to them to apply the info they learn in the 1 hr session. Multiple sessions available at a discounted price.
Puppy Potty Training
3 weeks: Includes an established pattern of NO accidents in our home with education on transitioning to your home.
*These time frames vary depending on age, breed, and previous training work done. Contact us for an accurate estimate of how long it will take to train your dog.
*The use of an E-Collar and Prong collar will likely be needed as a tool to assist in the proper communication and training of your dog. If you are considering hiring us but are unsure about e-collar training tools or want to learn more please call us.
What To Bring
Bring – Food (or we have some for $2/day), bedding, shot records, collar (or we provide one for $3/day), and have your dog leashed when getting out of the vehicle.
Don’t bring – Bowls, raw hides, large kennels
Optional – Small sleeping kennel, toys, blankets, chewing treats, or anything to make your dog’s stay more comfortable.
Training stay rates include boarding accommodations along with training. A $200 deposit is required to reserve a specific spot on our training stay schedule. Deposits are non refundable and non transferable. A prepayment charge for a full 1 hour training session will be applied before scheduling the 1 hr session. Charges will be in increments of 15 min after the initial first hour.
“Our 10 month Golden Retriever, “Naughty Charlie” spent two weeks with Prairie Peak Kennels and came back not-so-naughty! Jack taught him how to quit jumping on people…and to stop biting their arms and clothes with excitement when he saw them! Also, we are thrilled that he actually COMES now when he’s called, which he never did before! Our favorite command though is “Back” which brings Charlie right back when he is wondering off and about to get into trouble…works like a charm! Jack also listened well to our challenges and has been excellent with follow-up since we brought Charlie back home. We would highly recommend Prairie Peak Kennels to anyone who has their own naughty dog!”
Sally & Steve 10 month old Golden Retriever, Charlie
“He’s doing good we’ve had 5 customers in our store and Nooo Jumping! We tell him to sit and he stays until I say ok! Amazzzzing day today!! No shocks and a few beeps on collar! Comes when we say his name and Back, Went to the park today and there were kids everywhere so I said Back and he was by my side in 2 seconds! Just wanted to say thank you so very much!”
Tracy and Tony, 1 yr old Mastiff, Guss
“No accidents! She is allowed thru the entire house and we let her have free time for 40 min now! She is doing great thank you! So nice to be able to enjoy her! She is a very smart little girl”
Beth, 4 month old Havanese pup, Tillie
“I cannot believe what you have done for Piper and us in two weeks. She is so much better behaved!! I am still wondering if I picked up the right dog! My wife and I cannot be more thrilled with her behavior!!”
Trent, 6 month old Yellow Lab, Piper
“Did you spray paint another dog and give him to us?!? Cooper is perfect! We left him alone a few times and when we came back, he didn’t even try to jump on us once! Awesome job!!!”
Matt & Sarah, 6 month old Vizsla, Cooper
“Francis just told me that the neighbor had his two dogs out…Harvey would normally take off, BUT NOT TODAY! Yay Harvey! He heard the dogs, walked a few feet towards them, stopped and looked back at Francis, then walked back and continued playing “ball”. HUGE IMPROVEMENT! Thank you sooooooo much Jack and Ashley!
Kristen & Francis, 1 yr old Flat Coated Retriever, Harvey
“We are very pleased with the results. Greta was better behaved and has responded very well to the training. We liked that she got to stay in a country home setting and not in a kennel the whole two weeks.”
Diana, Keith, and their 1 yr. old German Shorthair, Greta
“There was a noticeable, positive difference in Remy’s behavior after getting obedience training with Prairie Peak Kennels. Jack was enthusiastic and seeing that enthusiasm is what made me decide on him as a trainer.”
Kyle and his 11 month old German Shorthair, Remy
“I have had Jack work with my Brittany on two occasions. Jack is very interested in training to your style. Working in commands that you want, making suggestions of others. His property in Parker’s Prairie is a beautiful spot and allows him to put the dogs in very good training situations. I cannot wait to hunt her this fall.”
Roger and his 12 month old Brittany, Skye
“When John & I left Dixie, we both felt a lot of anxiety over leaving her with someone we’d never met before, but the attention and manner with which Jack & his wife behaved with Dixie was very comforting. I would recommend their services to anyone in an instant. Jack’s personalized attention to the pet seems to be quite unusual in this field of work.”
Brad and his 14 month old German Wirehair, Dixie
“Had 6 dogs sitting in a semi circle around me, some shake some don’t, but they all have to sit nicely. It went the best its ever gone. Gus is calmer than ever now and he seems more content in general. When he comes for pets he casually walks over sits and cocks his head at me. Loving this calm boy!!! Thanks for inspiring me and getting my pups on the right track!!”
Rosemarie and her 2 Huskie Mixes, Gus & Bella
“Very good! We only had to shock once when we got home. We beeped for a couple days after that. We keep it on, but now all she needs is the command and she races back. Very happy!!! I did beep her when she was playing with her other dog friends too… Called her back and she would come right away. Say “ok” and she would go back to play for many rounds. Can’t believe how quickly she learned. Shows me she knew exactly what I wanted, she just chose not to listen.”
Maria and her 1 yr old golden doodle Stella
“Hey Guys this is Tyler with Oakley… He has been doing an amazing job retrieving ducks these past two weekends! Oakley is doing amazing ! You guys rock !”
Tyler and his Lab Oakley
“Took the girls on their first off leash walk today. They stayed right by me, once Emma ran over a hill and I couldn’t see her, pushed the beep and she came running, Jack u are amazing, thanks for making my girls so well behaved and a pleasure to have around. I’m so happy”
Annis and her 2 Boxers, Emma & Gabby
“Jack, Sammy did AMAZING in North Dakota on her first pheasant hunt! She flushed and quartered like a seasoned veteran. The commands you taught her made hunting with her a real pleasure. I am so proud of her. Everyone was impressed with how well Sammy listened to commands while we were hunting and even b ack at camp. By the end of the trip she was even retrieving birds. Thank you again for your hard work!”
Brian and his 1 yr lab, Sammy