Dog Training Overview

Evaluation

Consultation with the trainer to find out which class or private lesson is the best fit for you and your dog. This process usually lasts for thirty minutes (If time goes over thirty minutes there is a ten dollar fee for every fifteen minutes). During the evaluation process the trainer will answer questions and evaluate your dog’s temperament.


 

Puppy Class

  • Puppy will learn their name
  • Sit
  • How to greet strangers
  • Intro to leash walking
  • Review of course

Discussion & Tips – Potty Training, Puppy Nipping, Jumping, and Barking.

Play is always an integral part of the class. Puppies must be under 11 months of age.


 

Beginner Obedience

Voice commands paired with a motion.

Obedience commands such as:

  • Sit in the heel position
  • Down in the heel position
  • Loose leash walking
  • Door manners
  • Attention and eye contact
  • Proper greetings
  • Intro to stay and recall
  • Leadership exercises

Along with advice for chewing, jumping, pulling, nipping issues, leadership, and management skills. This course is perfect for untrained dogs and dogs that have had no formal training.


 

Intermediate Obedience

This intermediate manners course builds upon the lessons learned in our Basic Obedience course by having your dog hold a command for longer periods of time, at increasing distances from you, and with varied distractions created by people, dogs and toys.

Your dog must be able to demonstrate no less than one minute sit and down stays and good loose leash walking skills in order to enter this level. Your dog must also exhibit paying attention to owner, and ignoring the other dogs. Recall – on leash, no matter what! This level focuses on teaching the dogs to ignore all sorts of distractions while practicing and improving their skills.

  • Recall – practice on and off leash with varied distractions
  • Stay – sit, down, and stand with tons of distractions
  • Heeling – straight lines and circles, turns, passing other dogs
  • Distance control – sit, down, and stand
  • Hand signals

 

Advanced Obedience

  • This level focuses on more distractions, working off leash and at a distance
  • Recall – off leash, no matter what!
  • Stay – sit, down, and stand at a distance for a longer time – also, out of sight stays
  • Heeling – harder turns, automatic sit, fast, slow, more Rally obedience skills

 

Private Lessons

The owner chooses the time, date and location of where the class will be held. Dogs with Aggression towards other animals and humans will be charged accordingly.

Offsite Training: Private Sessions

One hour sessions – $70.00 each.


 

Agility for FUN

  • Builds your dog’s confidence
  • Have fun while bonding with your dog
  • Your dog is taught to focus on you

ALL Dogs over 5 months and in Good Physical Shape are welcome to attend (No Bone or Joint Problems). Class offered only during spring and summer.

Drop-ins welcome. Drop-in dogs must have completed the five classes first. Please call before you drop in so we can make space for you.


 

E-Collar Training

With the aid of this training class and your new Ecollar Technologies Remote Trainer, your dog can learn with tail-wagging enthusiasm those useful obedience commands. “Come,” “Sit,” “Heel,” and “Down.” In addition, your dog can learn to avoid nasty habits like chasing, destructive chewing, and jumping up. Teach your canine best friend to become the good citizen s/he can be, as you set the foundation for more advanced field or competition training.

Here are some tips to help keep your dog from becoming collar-wise:
When you are using training commands, don’t work the dog without the collar too soon. All dogs have their moments of forgetfulness after they seem to have learned a lesson.

Be prepared to remind a “forgetful” dog. You can make a dog collar-wise if you work him without the collar before his obedience has become a habit in many different locations.

Don’t make the training mistake of removing the collar in the middle of a session to “see if the dog will still do it without the collar.” If you put the collar on or take it off in the middle of a training session, you will tend to make your dog collar-wise because you’ll give him an opportunity to compare results.