trainingThe Trainer’s Viewpoint

At SIT & STAY, my training philosophy is based on a positive, gentle and motivational approach. I firmly believe in training the owners to understand their dogs, learn how to communicate with them, and establish a bond through trust and respect, thereby creating teamwork through patient and effective discipline.

“It’s never the dog’s fault.”  C.Hollis 

I prefer small group classes with no more than 6 dogs and handlers in each class to ensure personal attention. The 6 week basic class, for example, meets once each week. How long does each class last? As long as it takes! I make sure each student is at the same level. Since each class is important, it is suggested that you make up lost lessons with a private class for just $10. Completion of all 6 classes is imperative for optimum results. Call for class schedules.

Train, don’t complain!”  

Dogs as young as 4 months old can benefit from the basic class, which covers: The Foundation to all learning – sit in heel position, sit/stay, down and down/stay, each with proofing and distractions; the attention exercise (“Watch me”); stand for examination; the meaning of the word “No!”; all heel patterns (left, right, figure eight, fast, slow, about turn, off-leash recall (“Come”) and sit in front.

Once you begin The Foundation to your training, other behavior problems such as mouthing, biting, jumping up, running off, pulling, and even housebreaking with be greatly improved or eliminated.

Also available are private lessons and in-house board-and-train. See below for more details.

“Good dogs are trained, not born.” C.Hollis  



Private In-Home Consultation with literature and recommendations for Basic Manners  $45 (1 dog) |  $55 (2+ dogs)
6 week Basic Obedience Class at training center –
No more than 6 people and dogs   
6 week Basic Class at training center – private lessons      $175
6 week Basic Class at your home – private lessons $250
In-House “Board and Train” Call for Rates
Canine Good Citizen Class
Includes test and certification – 4 weeks  
Conformation Handling Class (Call for Schedule) $5 per class
Competition obedience: Novice – Open - Utility
(private lesson only)
Private Lessons/Special Problems $25/hour

*Classes fill quickly – pre-register early to reserve your spot!










Get In Touch! 615-898-0747

Sit and Stay Home Office
Boarding and Grooming
8661 Hwy 269, Bell Buckle Rd.
Christiana, TN 37037
training rooms
8655 Hwy 269, Bell Buckle Rd.
Christiana, TN 37037